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Jeff Bezos turns 58 today. Here are 14 things you might not know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images You might not know that Jeff Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." He survived a helicopter crash in Texas in 2003. In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997.Paul Souders/Getty Images According to CNBC, Bezos, then Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen, was barely 17 years old and a junior in high school when sh...
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Assistant Police Chief Disciplined for Posting Nazi Insignia

An assistant police chief in Kent, Washington, has been disciplined for posting a Nazi insignia on his office door and joking about the Holocaust.
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Two weeks leave for assistant police chief who displayed Nazi insignia on office door

Those approaching the office of SS Obergruppenführer D. Kammerzell were in for a surprise: it turns out that he is in fact an assistant police chief in Kent, Washington! Assistant Chief Derek Kammerzell was given two weeks off without pay by Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla in July after an internal investigation concluded that Kammerzell knew full well the meaning of the insignia he posted above the nameplate on his office door in September 2020 — that of an SS "obergruppenfuhrer," one of th...
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Trader Joe's Chili Lime Chicken Burgers recalled for containing bone fragments

Foodbeast Nearly 100,000 pounds of raw chicken patties were recalled after consumers reported finding bones in their chicken. The chicken includes Trader Joe's Chili Lime Chicken Burgers and Spinach Feta Chicken Sliders sold by other retailers. It is recommended that customers who purchased these products throw them away or return them. 97,887 pounds of raw chicken patty products were recalled after consumers reported finding bone fragments.The chicken, processed by Innovative Soluti...
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Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: ‘Best day ever!’

By MARCIA DUNN VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space. “Best day ever!” Bezos said when the capsule touched down on the desert floor in r...
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Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: ‘Best day ever’

By MARCIA DUNN VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space. “Best day ever!” Bezos said when the capsule touched down on the desert floor at t...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Nbc, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Ap, Nasa, Soccer, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Dallas, Richard Branson, University Of Chicago


Jeff Bezos is now devoting his time to building multi-billion dollar rockets. Here's how his space company, Blue Origin, hopes to colonize the solar system.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos is focusing more on his space firm, Blue Origin, now he's stepped down as Amazon CEO. Blue Origin, founded by Bezos in 2000, aims to transform space travel and colonize the solar system. The company's first human mission flew Bezos and three crewmates to space on July 20. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Just a month after leaving Amazon, Bezos flew into space onboard Blue Origin's New Shepa...
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Jeff Bezos just traveled to the edge of space. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images ...
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Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space today. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket at 9 a.m. ET. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images Accord...
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Jeff Bezos is about to take an 11-minute flight to the edge of space. Here's how his childhood obsession with the cosmos led to Blue Origin's unprecedented spaceflight.

REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Jeff Bezos will be aboard Blue Origin's first human spaceflight on July 20. The Amazon and Blue Origin founder has been a space enthusiast since childhood. In 2013, he traveled out to sea for three weeks to retrieve pieces of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. On July 20, Jeff Bezos will be among the first human passengers to fly aboard New Shepard, a spacecraft built by his space exploration company, Blue Origin. While...
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Jeff Bezos will soon take an 11-minute flight aboard a rocket his space exploration company built. Here's how his childhood obsession with space led to Blue Origin's unprecedented spaceflight.

REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Jeff Bezos will be aboard Blue Origin's first human spaceflight in July. The Amazon CEO and Blue Origin founder has been a space enthusiast since childhood. In 2013, he traveled out to sea for three weeks to retrieve pieces of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. On July 20, Jeff Bezos will be among the first human passengers to fly aboard New Shepard, a spacecraft built by his space exploration company, Blue Origin. Whil...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, Alexa, Axel Springer, Blue Origin, Star Trek Beyond, Bezos, Miami Herald, Kent Washington, South Texas, Stone


After Amazon, Jeff Bezos will devote his time to building multi-billion dollar rockets. Here's how his space company, Blue Origin, hopes to colonize the solar system.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos said he's going to focus more on his space firm, Blue Origin, once he steps down as Amazon CEO. Blue Origin, founded by Bezos in 2000, aims to transform space travel and colonize the solar system. Following a wave of NASA contracts in 2020, Bezos has many projects in the pipeline to get stuck into. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday that he was going to devote more time to his...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Washington Post, US, Alabama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Jeff Bezos, Artemis, Axel Springer, Falcon Heavy, Blue Origin


13 things you probably didn't know about Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who turns 57 on January 12, was born in New Mexico to a teenage mother and father.  Even at a young age, he showed a knack for engineering and inventing. You might not know that Bezos almost named his wildly successful company "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos is known as ...
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A man in Washington was arrested after being accused of breaking a 72-year-old veteran's jaw during a dispute over wearing face masks

Cody Hansen, 35, was arrested in Spokane, Washington, on Saturday after police in Kent, Washington, said he attacked a man in a hotel lobby.
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Jeff Bezos' rocket company is reportedly pushing employees to travel from Washington to Texas to help launch a space tourism rocket despite the coronavirus outbreak

Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is putting pressure on employees to conduct a test launch of the company's space tourism rocket, according to The Verge.  The company is currently considering whether it can transport employees from Washington to Texas in order to conduct the launch, The Verge reports.  Blue Origin has been deemed an "essential" business by the US government, allowing it to operate regardless of lockdowns.  But employees are concerned that traveli...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Washington, US, Trends, Earth, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Air Force, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Blue Origin, Bezos, Kent Washington, Texas Texas, Jeff Ashby


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company has been deemed an essential business by the government, allowing it to continue operating amid the coronavirus outbreak

Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has been deemed an essential business by the US government, according to the Financial Times.  The company will be allowed to continue operating amid the coronavirus outbreak due to "its future value to national security," the FT reports.  Blue Origin has a $500 million contract with the Air Force to produce its New Glenn rocket system, as well as a partnership with defense contractor Lockheed Martin to build a lunar lander for NA...
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Washington residents furious over coronavirus motel quarantine plans

Seattle’s plan for a coronavirus quarantine facility has sparked outrage among members of the community where the building is located.Some residents of Kent, Washington - a suburb near the motel being eyed - are upset that King County officials are planning to buy and renovate an Econo Lodge and turn it into a quarantine facility for people infected with coronavirus.
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Trip to Driveline helped Joe Kelly put a finger on his fastball problem

GLENDALE, Ariz. — When the Dodgers players scattered following the end of their 2019 season, many had offseason trips planned to tropical locales in Hawaii, Cancun and Aruba. But the most frequent destination seems to have been … Seattle. Add Joe Kelly to the list of Dodgers pitchers — one that includes Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen and Alex Wood — who made a trip to Driveline Baseball near Seattle. The sports complex located in Kent, Washington specializes in data-driven performance training f...
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Max Q: The New Space new year

Welcome back for the first Max Q of 2020! As should be expected, the holiday and New Year’s weeks didn’t produce all that much news in the space industry – but that changed fast as the decade got underway last week. 2020 promises to be a huge year for commercial space and private space technology companies, and we got a taste of that over the course of the past seven days, with news and announcements from SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic. SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, TC, Space, Spacex, Washington, Nasa, Earth, Broadband, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Commercial Spaceflight, Space Exploration, Spaceshiptwo, Dragon


Blue Origin officially opens its new HQ and R&D center

Jeff Bezos -founded space technology company Blue Origin officially cut the ribbon to open its new HQ and R&D facility, located in Kent, Washington – close by to Amazon’s own headquarters. The new facility covers 230,000 square feet and sits on a plot of land over 30 acres in size, and will eventually be the base of operations for around 1,500 Blue Origin employees. The new HQ is called the O’Neill Building, named after Princeton University physicist Gerard O’Neill. O’Neill is known for ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Space, Florida, Washington, Alabama, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Blue Origin, Princeton University, Space Technology


InterVarsity addressing college loneliness epidemic

USA (MNN/ICF) -- Students at Russell Sage College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, New York, can easily find who the Christians are on their campuses. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship students bring them cookies every week. Students can sign up for the deliveries throughout the school year and the cookies are made by members of local churches. One student recently told the cookie team that their presence was a comfort to him. He knew that if he felt stressed or lonely, ther...
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These photos and more earned Southern California photographer National Motorsports 2018 Photographer of the Year

The pit crew for Martin Truex Jr jump into action during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 March 4, 2018, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Will Lester-Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Stadium SUPER Trucks take a jump along Shoreline Drive Saturday April 14, 2018 during the 44th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. (Photo by Will Lester-Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Funn...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Nascar, Samantha, Southern California, Busch, Pomona, San Bernardino, Phoenix, Todd, Martin Truex Jr, Joey Logano, Anaheim


Brewster: Will Lester earns Photographer of the Year in world of motorsports

Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. walks out of the sand trap after loosing to J.R. Todd in the finals in Pomona on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the 54th annual NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Funny Car driver John Force explodes his engine resulting in a high speed crash with Jonnie Lindberg during the quarterfinal round of eliminations Sunday February 25, 2018 at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Cha...
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Principal placed on leave after family claims boy with autism was locked out of elementary school

A Washington state principal has been placed on paid leave following allegations that a boy who has autism was intentionally locked out of Springbrook Elementary School in Kent, Washington.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Photos – 2018 Motorsports Photos of the Year selected by Staff Photographer Will Lester

Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. walks out of the sand trap after loosing to J.R. Todd in the finals in Pomona on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the 54th annual NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Funny Car driver John Force explodes his engine resulting in a high speed crash with Jonnie Lindberg during the quarterfinal round of eliminations Sunday February 25, 2018 at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Cha...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Local News, Nascar, Samantha, Motorsports, Matt Smith, Busch, Pomona, Jimmy Johnson, Todd


I took a rare look inside one of Amazon's giant warehouses right before the company hiked workers' wages — here's what I saw (AMZN)

I recently visited an Amazon warehouse in Kent, Washington, which is about 20 miles south of Seattle.  The fulfillment center is just under 1 million square feet, contains 18 miles of conveyor belts, and lots of robots.  Amazon has come under fire recently for the treatment of its warehouse workers, with some workers saying describing However, the employees that I saw during my tour appeared to be working steadily and methodically, but no one appeared to be rushing around the facility to com...
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Creme Brulee Kids Sale – October 12th & 13th in Kent

 Creme Brulee Kids Consignment Sale in the Northwest The Creme Brulee Kids sale is back for their 9th year this fall here in the Puget Sound area. Their sale is coming up in October, with the sale open on Friday October 12th from 9am – 8pm and Saturday October 13th from 9am – 4pm at the Kent Commons in Kent, Washington. Saturday is also a discount day, so you will find that many of the items are 1/2 price too.  On Friday night, they will also have a vendor, Coffee Convo Craft, who will be sel...
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Is Amazon's (AMZN) Jeff Bezos Helping Usher in the Next Space Race?

Blue Origin is a privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight service company based in Kent, Washington, and is the brainchild of Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos. Founded in 2000, the company aims to take private consumers to space.
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Creme Brulee Kids Spring Sale – May 11th & 12, 2018! Plus 5 Winners Win $20 to Sale!

   Creme Brulee Kids Consignment Sale in the Northwest The Creme Brulee Kids sale is back for their 8th year this fall here in the Puget Sound area. Their sale is coming up in just a few weeks this May, with the sale open on Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12th, 2018 at the Kent Commons in Kent, Washington.  This is the perfect time to shop as summer is coming quickly & you can stock up on items your kids need for spring & summer & also check out any baby equipment, furniture or toys to keep...
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Can We Build Indoor 'Vertical Farms' Near The World's Major Cities?

Vox reports on the hot new "vertical farming" startup Plenty: The company's goal is to build an indoor farm outside of every city in the world of more than 1 million residents -- around 500 in all. It claims it can build a farm in 30 days and pay investors back in three to five years (versus 20 to 40 for traditional farms). With scale, it says, it can get costs down to competitive with traditional produce (for a presumably more desirable product that could command a price premium)... It has enor...
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