thursday's headlines unloaded gun
News Briefs

Thursday’s Headlines: Pitt vs. Jolie, Tesla’s New Chair

Good morning. Here are Thursday’s headlines for this week.

Mass Shooting Reported at a Bar in Thousand Oaks, California

Police have responded to a bar in Thousand Oaks, California following reports of a mass shooting.

According to authorities, at least six individuals – including one police officer – were injured when the gunfire broke out.

The incident happened around 11:20 p.m. local time on Wednesday at the Borderline Bar and Grill.

It’s unclear whether there were any fatalities.

Cops cannot confirm yet if the suspect is on the loose.

As noted on the bar’s website, a college country music program was being held that night.

Witnesses described a scene of panic when shots were fired.

Per reports, the suspect may have used a gun and smoke grenade in the attack.

Delhi Shrouded in Toxic Smog after Diwali Celebrations

Air pollution in Delhi, India has soared to hazardous levels after citizens set off firecrackers despite a court ban.

The event resulted in the Indian capital being covered in a toxic fog on Thursday.

Ahead of the celebration, the Supreme Court had already restricted the timeframe for setting off firecrackers to two hours only.

However, many people openly disregarded the law.

Diwali is considered as the most important festival in north India for Hindus.

The annual festival is held to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

According to reports, the levels of tiny particulate matter in the air reached up to 999 micrograms per cubic meter in some parts of the city.

Google Plans to Expand its NYC Office, Provide 12,000 Jobs

Google is gearing up for a major expansion of its New York City office.

In an interview, sources close to the matter said Google is nearing a deal to lease or buy an office space in the West Village neighborhood.

The 1.3 million-square-foot office is located at St. John’s Terminal.

The tech giant’s latest headquarters is expected to add 12,000 new workers.

Google has yet to officially disclose the plan but it would give the company room for almost 20,000 staff just in the city alone – including current employees.

The new office rivals the approximately 25,000 jobs Amazon could create once it completes plans to establish its second headquarters in New York.

Tesla Names New Chairwoman to Replace Elon Musk

Electric car company Tesla has appointed Robyn Denholm as the new chair to its board.

Denholm – an executive at Australian firm Telstra – will be taking over the role from founder Elon Musk.

Despite Denholm’s appointment, Musk will remain in the company as Tesla’s chief executive.

Musk agreed to give up his chairmanship last month following fraud claims brought against him by the SEC.

The claims were resolved with a settlement requiring Tesla to install an independent chairman, aside from other penalties.

The news puts an end to the claims that British-American businessman James Murdoch might have been appointed as chair.

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Go to Court for Custody Trial

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are going to court to fight for custody of their children.

According to court documents, the trial is scheduled to begin on December 4.

After two months of marriage, Jolie and Pitt called it quits in September 2016.

They decided to file for divorce shortly after.

The two actors share six kids together, ranging from ages 10 to 17 years old.

Jolie – who currently maintains primary physical custody of the kids – is seeking sole custody.

Meanwhile, Pitt is asking for joint custody.

Featured image: Unloaded gun. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *