Feds Raid Offices And Home Of Philly Non-Profit CEO
On Monday, a statement was released by Universal Companies regarding the suspension of its president and CEO. Universal Companies, launched by music producer Kenny Gamble is a nonprofit based in Philadelphia that has transformed neighborhoods and schools in Philadelphia.
In the statement released, officials noted that CEO Rahim Islam was on leave after search warrants were issued.
This past April the organization made news after the layoffs of office workers and school staff before the end of the year to “ensure the stability of company operations.”
Matt Lauer Terminated From NBC
Early Wednesday morning, Savannah Guthrie of the Today show announced that her colleague Matt Lauer was terminated. An employee filed a complaint regarding “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.”
Lauer was a significant key of the Today show for more than twenty years.
Ari Wilkenfeld, the accusers attorney said in a statement, “Our impression at this point is that NBC acted quickly and responsibly, as all companies should when confronted with credible allegations about sexual misconduct in the workplace. It is our hope that NBC will continue to do what it can to repair the damage done to my client—their employee—and any other women who may come forward.”
Wilkenfeld continued, “while I am impressed by NBC’s response to date, I am awed by the courage my client showed to be the first to raise a complaint and to do so without making any demands other than asking the company do the right thing. This is how the system should work.”
Senator Linndsey Graham calls Kim Jong Un “Crazy”
On Tuesday in an interview with CNN’s wolf Blitzer, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says that if the U.S. has to go to war to stop North Korea’s neuclear aggression, it will.
Officials said, North Korea fired what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed close to Japan.
The test is Pyongyang’s first since September and has posed possible sanctions with President Donald Trump, only a week after the U.S. put North Korea on the list of countries that support terrorism.
The South Korean military said the missile was fired on a steep trajectory, reached an altitude of approximately 2,800 miles and flew 600 miles before landing in Japan’s economic zone.