FBI posts photo of person who placed suspected pipe bombs outside DNC, RNC

first_img#FBIWFO is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those who made unlawful entry into U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6. If you witnessed unlawful violent actions contact the #FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit photos/videos at https://t.co/NNj84wkNJP. https://t.co/iSeA3UMeyz pic.twitter.com/TW7fma4QDE— FBI Washington Field (@FBIWFO) January 8, 2021Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FBIBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The FBI has shared a photo of the person responsible for placing the suspected explosive devices outside the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee Wednesday, prior to the U.S. Capitol protests.On Thursday night, the FBI tweeted a photo of the suspect and posted a reward of up to $50,000 “for information leading to the location, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the placement of suspected pipe bombs in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021.”At around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, law enforcement agencies received reports of two suspected pipe bombs with wires outside the RNC and DNC headquarters in Washington, D.C.ABC News then obtained an exclusive photo of the suspected explosive device found outside the RNC, which is located just a couple blocks away from the Capitol.A federal law enforcement source told ABC News that the suspected pipe bombs were indeed active, and U.S. Capitol Police confirmed that the devices could have caused “great harm.”“The USCP Hazardous Materials Response Team determined that both devices were, in fact, hazardous and could cause great harm to public safety,” police said in statement.Bomb technicians used water cannons to blast the devices to break them apart and render them harmless just as violent pro-Trump protesters broke though police lines and stormed into the Capitol.The Capitol siege left four people — including one female protester who was shot by law enforcement officers — and one police officer dead.The FBI is is still seeking information on those involved in the siege, and on Thursday night tweeted photos of some of the pro-MAGA protesters, asking the public for help in identifying them.last_img read more

Light & Motion Trade-Up / Upgrade Specials

first_imgLight & Motion is giving trade-up credit for your old systems, or you can upgrade from their ARC to the new LED Seca lights.Through Dec. 31, 2008, they’ll take your your old Niterider, Cateye, Cygo-lite and Blackburn systems—any rechargeable light system—working or not; and give you a credit of up to $50 toward the purchase of a new Light & Motion LED light system.Seca Trade-In PromoReceive a $50 credit toward any new purchase of any Seca 700 Race, Seca 700 Ultra or Seca 400 light system!Stella Trade-In PromoReceive a $40 credit toward the purchase of a Stella 200L light system!For more details, download the PDF flyer and call Light & Motion or your local Light & Motion dealer today (find your local dealer by clicking here). Light & Motion’s inside sales team is available between 8:00 and 5:00 (PST) Monday through Friday at (831) 645-1538 or via email at [email protected] “more” to see how you can updgrade your ARC to a SECA for a special deal… ARC to Seca Upgrade for Current Light & Motion CustomersOne of the most common questions we’ve received since we launched Seca is; “Can I upgrade my current ARC system to work with Seca?” We’re happy to say that the answer is a resounding, “Yes!”Because Light & Motion systems are largely backward compatible, you can simply buy a new Seca 700 or 400 light head and it will work with any of your ARC’s batteries and charger! Not only will you receive a bump in run time, but you’ll get all of the reliability and increased power that the new Seca LED systems offer.Seca 700 Upgrade (light head only): $269 MSRPSeca 400 Upgrade (light head only): $199 MSRPlast_img read more

Phoenix faces growing gap between income, rent hikes

first_imgA new report shows Tucson and Phoenix-area renters have had to deal with a double whammy: Dwindling or stagnant incomes coupled with significant rent hikes.The report, released last week by the National Association of Realtors, indicated the two metro areas are among those where the gap between rental costs and household income is increasing.“It’s something we are watching since rising housing costs are getting to unhealthy levels,” association spokesman Adam DeSanctis said.The association collected data on 70 major metro areas and analyzed household income growth, housing costs and homeownership changes in renter and owner-occupied households over the past five years.Tucson ranked fifth for the largest decrease in income for renters aged 25 to 44 years old. The study indicated income dropped about 3.5 percent. During the same time period, the area saw an 11 percent increase in rent.“We don’t have the jobs we need,” said Allan Mendelsberg, real estate agent at PICOR Commercial Real Estate in Tucson. “We’re doing a lot to revitalize downtown, with a lot of renovation throughout Tucson. But until we have high paying jobs, people are not going to be able to afford high apartment pricing.”Tucson has experienced a trend in luxury property building as well, which may fuel the disparity between rental cost and income.However, Mendelsberg, who specializes in multifamily apartment and investment properties sales, did point out that rent in Tucson remains lower than most cities at an average of $638 a month for a single unit.The Phoenix area, which included Mesa and Glendale, saw a 2 percent increase in income during the five-year period coupled with a 9.8 percent hike in rents.Phoenix rentals have been rising 5 to 8 percent per year for single-family homes and condominiums, said Michael Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the W.P. Carey School at Arizona State University.“Relative to many areas, Phoenix rentals are cheap compared to other places, but wages are low,” he said.Nationwide, rents have increased 15 percent over the past five years, while the association estimated that household income has gone up 11 percent.The association used data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, among other sources.Experts said the problem with the disparity between rent and income is that it makes it difficult for renters to become homeowners because they spend so much on rent, they can’t save for a down payment.To relieve rental costs, increasing the supply of new home construction is a solution, Orr said.However, builders have been hesitant since the Great Recession because of growing construction costs, buyers’ limited access to credit from lenders and concerns about the re-emergence of younger buyers, according to the association.Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the association, said in a news release that without new housing opportunities, entry-level buyers will face affordability issues.“Many of the metro areas that have experienced the highest rent increases are popular to millennials because of their employment opportunities,” Yun said in the release.last_img read more

South Sudan inflation hikes to more than 600 percent in wake…

first_imgSouth Sudan’s inflation hiked by more than double in July, to reach an annual rate of 661.3 percent, its statistics office revealed on Monday.The economy of the world’s youngest nation continued to struggle amid fresh eruption of violence in the capital.The National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement that the country’s inflation jumped from 309.6 percent in June, due to rising food and non-alcoholic drinks prices. Prices rose 77.7 percent month-on-month in July.South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 but descended into war in December 2013 after President Salva Kiir accused his then deputy Riek Machar of plotting to overthrow his government. Machar denied the allegations but went on to mobilize a rebel force to fight the government.last_img read more