The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is opening a new China-related counterintelligence case about once every 10 hours as it pushes back against Beijing’s expansive campaign to steal American intellectual property (IP) and influence policymakers, FBI director Christopher Wray said in a speech on July 7. Wray warned that Beijing’s counterintelligence and economic espionage operations are the “greatest long-term threat” to the United States’ economic and national security. Its stealing of U.S. technology and trade secrets is on a scale “so massive that it represents one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history,” he said in a speech given at the Washington-based think tank Hudson Institute. His remarks come as the Trump administration ramps up its actions and rhetoric against the Chinese regime in a range of issues from…
At least 11 people were shot, including 2 fatally, in Chicago on Tuesday, according to police, coming after an especially deadly and violent Fourth of July weekend.
In the second fatal incident, a man was found shot dead inside a home in聽Altgeld Gardens on the Far South Side, police told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Authorities responded to gunfire at around 9:30 a.m., finding a 24-year-old male with several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In the first incident, police responded to a call after the caller said they heard gunshots in Roseland on the Far South Side. The man looked outside and saw a male dead on the ground at around 4:50 a.m., authorities said.
The man was rushed to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, officials added.
On the same day, the father of a 7-year-old girl who was shot to death on the Fourth of July called for change.
“Y’all gotta change. Y’all see the way y’all got things going now. It’s not working. How many kids [are] going to have to die before we realize we need to do better?” said Natalia’s father, Nathan Wallace, according to Fox News.
“When you find out it’s one of your daughters or your sister or brother and then you will feel the pain that I feel, it shouldn’t have to come to that. I mean, we should be able to do something as a people, as a community to come together and strategize and think of something that’s a lot better than what’s going on now. Because, I mean, at this point…all our kids [are] dying out here [on] these streets,” he added.
Reginald Merrill, 33, was charged with first-degree murder on Monday in connection to the girl’s death.
Focus News: 11 Shot, 2 Dead in Chicago on Tuesday: Police
WASHINGTON鈥擳he job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of hiring followed record layoffs in March and April. The Labor Department reported Tuesday that the number of available jobs rose sharply as well, but remained far below pre-pandemic levels. The figures, from the government’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey (pdf), or JOLTS, illustrate the whiplash the economy has experienced since the pandemic intensified in mid-March. Layoffs soared in March to a stunning 11.5 million, roughly four times the peak during the 2008-2009 recession. They remained extraordinarily high in April, at 7.7 million, but in May they fell back to pre-pandemic levels of 1.8 million. Hiring, meanwhile, plunged in April to 4 million, the lowest level since 2011, but…