The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 11.18.2015

The latest from Paris; Mitchell Communications rebrands; Kikkoman ends animal tests; Fantasy sports investigation expands to Yahoo; New Trump spokeswoman; Jeb Bush to outline security strategy.

The latest from Paris
Leading Wednesday morning's news cycle: Police raided an apartment in northern Paris on Wednesday morning. Two people suspected of being terrorists — one of which blew herself up — were killed and seven were arrested following a seven-hour raid.

Terrorism worries continue across Europe
Two Air France flights on the way to Paris were safely rerouted on Tuesday night after bomb scares. Tuesday’s soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands in Hanover was postponed. England and France played on in London amid messages of solidarity from fans.

Mitchell rebrands
Mitchell Communications Group is rebranding as Mitchell to reflect its wider range of services beyond traditional PR after two decades in business. The firm became part of Dentsu, now the Dentsu Aegis network, in early 2013.

Kikkoman shifts gears after PETA campaign
Soy sauce maker Kikkoman has ended animal testing after a months-long campaign by PETA, which also threatened a messy protest outside the company’s San Francisco headquarters on Wednesday if it did not comply.

VICTORY: Kikkoman's Kitchen has ENDED testing on animals. #PETA's campaign sent the company over 100,000 emails in protest!

Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fantasy sports investigation takes on Yahoo
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has expanded his investigation into daily fantasy sports websites to include Yahoo, which debuted daily contests this summer, according to The New York Times. FanDuel and DraftKings were ordered to stop taking bets from state residents earlier this month.

New Trump spokeswoman gets Politico profile
Katrina Pierson is in Politico’s spotlight after taking on the high-profile role of Donald Trump’s new spokesperson with expected bombast. She’s described as a former Ted Cruz loyalist who also has a fashion line in the works. Some Cruz loyalists are not impressed.

Bush to outline national security strategy
Jeb Bush is scheduled to appear at The Citadel on Wednesday in a speech that will outline his national security strategy, said to be influenced greatly by the events of the past week. In other GOP news, Bobby Jindal suspended his never-off-the-ground campaign on Tuesday. 

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