Bill and Melinda Gates to ‘end their marriage’

CIA says there is a 'security situation' just outside headquarters in Langley, Virginia

  • There is a “security situation” at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, the CIA confirmed in a statement to NBC News.
  • “Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved,” a spokesperson said.
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There is a “security situation” just outside of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, the CIA confirmed to NBC News, adding that the “compound remains secure.”

“In coordination with our local law enforcement partners, we are addressing a security situation just outside the secure perimeter of CIA Headquarters by our main gate on Route 123,” CIA spokesperson told NBC News. “Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved.”

NBC News first reported that an unauthorized person attempted to breach a guarded gate. The network also reported that there was a heavy police presence around the headquarters.

Local news station WJLA reported that there was a temporary flight restriction around the area and that the CIA is expected to issue a statement on the matter.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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A month later, Boston’s Evan Fournier playing through concussion-like symptoms after COVID-19

Almost a month after Boston Celtics forward Evan Fournier was diagnosed with COVID-19, he says he's playing through concussion-like symptoms lingering from having caught the virus.

"I've been feeling really weird, to be honest," Fournier said Sunday night after Boston's 129-119 loss against the Trail Blazers. "My plan was to stop talking about it so it might help me, but the thing is it's like I have a concussion. Right now, it's actually doing a little bit better, but at first, the bright lights were bothering my eyes and my vision was blurry.

"Everything was just going too fast for me. It's still the case. Some stuff is better, but at times, I'm really struggling to focus and my eyes keep struggling focusing on one thing. My depth perception is really bad right now. But I saw a specialist, and she gave me some exercises, and hopefully, it'll get better."

American States Water Co. Profit Rises In Q1

American States Water Co. (AWR) revealed earnings for its first quarter that rose from the same period last year.

The company’s bottom line came in at $19.27 million, or $0.52 per share. This compares with $14.07 million, or $0.38 per share, in last year’s first quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.45 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 7.3% to $117.06 million from $109.08 million last year.

American States Water Co. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $19.27 Mln. vs. $14.07 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $0.52 vs. $0.38 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.45
-Revenue (Q1): $117.06 Mln vs. $109.08 Mln last year.

UTA Signs ‘Burning’s Jun Jong-Seo

EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed actress Jun Jong-seo (aka Rachel Jun) in all areas.

Most recently, Jun he was cast as one of the leads in the Korean remake of Money Heist for Netflix. Originating in Spain, the acclaimed series quickly became one of the biggest titles for the streamer and one of the most popular non-English series on the platform. Up next, she is set as the lead in Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon opposite Kate Hudson and Craig Robinson, with John Lesher producing.

Previously, Jun found global acclaim after her leading performance in director Lee Chang-dong’s feature Burning, opposite Steven Yeun. The film premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it received the FIPRESCI prize. It also was selected as South Korea’s submission for the 91st Oscars.

Jun will continue to be repped by My Company in Korea and attorney Stuart Rosenthal at Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.

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European Economics Preview: Italy’s Business Confidence Data Due

Business and consumer confidence data from Italy is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 3.30 am ET, Sweden’s central bank is set to announce its interest rate decision. The bank is expected to hold its key rate at zero percent.

In the meantime, producer prices, foreign trade and unemployment figures are due from Statistics Sweden.

At 4.00 am ET, Italy’s Istat releases business and consumer confidence survey results. The business confidence index is forecast to rise to 102.5 in April from 101.2 in March. The consumer sentiment index is seen at 102.0 versus 100.9 a month ago.

At 6.00 am ET, the Confederation of British Industry releases UK Distributive Trades survey results. The retail sales balance is seen at -5 percent in April versus -45 percent in March.

At 8.00 am ET, Hungary’s central bank rate decision is due. Economists expect the bank to hold its key rate at 0.60 percent.

Bill and Melinda Gates to ‘end their marriage’

Billionaire Bill Gates and Melinda Gates said in a joint statement on Monday (US time) that they have made the decision to end their marriage.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the two said in a statement posted by Bill Gates’ Twitter account.

“We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life,” their statement said.

Melinda and Bill Gates have been married for 27 years.Credit:Getty Images

The couple have three children.

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