Andrew Kreisberg suspended after sexual harassment allegations
According to CNN, Warner Bros. Television Group has suspended until further notice Andrew Kreisberg, the co-creator of the popular DC comics TV shows “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Arrow” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” after sexual harassment claims were made against him. The television group has started an investigation stating, “We take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and are committed to creating a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.” The entertainment website Variety first reported these claims along with 19 others in which they either witnessed or were subjected to the alleged harassment, and feared retaliation. Kreisberg has denied the allegations, which describe Kreisberg as “frequently touching people without their permission, asking for massages from uncomfortable female staff members and kissing women without asking.” Berlanti Productions, the company Kreisberg was working with, stated that they have been fully cooperative with the situation. Kreisberg is one of several producers and actors who have recently been accused of sexual harassment.
Deadliest terrorist attack in Egypt kills hundreds
At least 305 people were killed and 128 injured on Friday when Islamist militants bombed and then opened fire in a mosque on the Sinai Peninsula. According to The New York Times, this is the worst terrorist attack to fall on Egypt in modern history. Although violence by the Islamic state has existed in Sinai for years, it’s usually aimed at Christian worshippers. The New York Times said that this attack may be because the mosque was for Sufi muslims, who many in the Islamic state see as heretical.
Rev. Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
According to USA Today, Rev. Jesse Jackson announced that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease on Nov. 17. The 76-year-old civil rights leader announced it in a letter to his supporters stating that he had been diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder two years ago. “After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson’s disease, a disease that bested my father,” Jackson stated in his letter. “Recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful, and I have been slow to grasp the gravity of it. For me, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is not a stop sign but rather a signal that I must make lifestyle changes and dedicate myself to physical therapy in hopes of slowing the disease’s progression,” Jackson added. Jackson became an important figure in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave him a role in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and a presence for the organization in Chicago.
North Korean nuclear tests may have killed school children
Newsweek reported that the September nuclear test conducted by North Korea, which caused subsequent earthquakes, may have also caused the death of more than 100 children in a school building that collapsed in a village neighboring the underground tunnels of the nuclear facilities. Many neighboring villages are still unrepaired after the September test. According to Newsweek, there have also been reports that the collapse of the tunnels killed 200 people in October. North Korean officials have denied these claims.
Cinnamon may promote weight loss
A study from the University of Michigan found that cinnamon, more specifically cinnamaldehyde, which gives cinnamon its flavor, may promote weight loss. USA Today reported that this study suggests the oil may boost metabolism, although researchers say there isn’t enough information to definitively declare cinnamon a weight loss substance yet.