• Samsung considering four sites in U.S. for $17 billion chip plant - documents
    Reuters

    Samsung considering four sites in U.S. for $17 billion chip plant - documents

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is considering two sites in Arizona and another site in New York in addition to Austin, Texas, for a new $17 billion chip plant, according to documents filed with Texas state officials. A Samsung spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday it is considering a number of possibilities in terms of expansion but declined to elaborate.

  • Crash kills 13 on route for illegal border crossings
    Associated Press

    Crash kills 13 on route for illegal border crossings

    Barely a mile from where an SUV packed with 25 people struck a tractor-trailer — killing 13 inside — a cemetery with unmarked bricks is a burial ground for migrants who died crossing the border from Mexico to remote California desert. Authorities are investigating whether human smuggling was involved in Tuesday's early-morning collision that killed the 22-year-old male driver of the SUV and 12 passengers. Seats of the 1997 Ford Expedition were removed except for the driver and right front passenger's, said Omar Watson, chief of the California Highway Patrol's border division.

  • Reuters

    U.S. working with allies on COVID-19 vaccine strategy in Asia to counter China- FT

    The United States is working with allies Japan, India and Australia on a plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in Asia to counter the influence of China, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the talks. In recent weeks, the White House has held talks with other members of the Quad, a diplomatic and security initiative between the countries, the report added https://on.ft.com/2NMSThv. Kurt Campbell, the White House Indo-Pacific policy coordinator, is spearheading the effort and has held many meetings with ambassadors from the group, according to the report.