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Could bacon become harder to find in California?

By Scott McFetridge | Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules that could make one of her top menu items — bacon — hard to get in California. Bacon and eggs are among the most popular menu item at SAMS American Eatery in San Francisco, Kim says. “Our...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Restaurants, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Iowa, Associated Press, Kim, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, U S Department of Agriculture, North Carolina State University


Trump started speaking in the third person during a heated discussion with Bill Barr regarding the election results, book says

President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Trump spoke in the third person during a heated discussion with Bill Barr over voter fraud, per a new book. Trump was incensed that Barr dismissed claims of mass voter irregularities during an AP interview. Barr eventually resigned from his post just weeks after the AP interview...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Trends, Ap, Pennsylvania, Associated Press, Bill, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Donald J Trump, Barr, Meadows


Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Defense Sec. Austin for masking up in the Philippines, where masks are required and COVID-19 is surging

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Saul Loeb/Pool via AP Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for wearing a mask and face shield in the Philippines. The Philippines, which is undergoing a spike in COVID-19, requires masks and face shields in public. Rubio's home state of Florida is dealing with a surge of its own, with hospitalizations on the rise. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday for w...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Defense, US, Trends, Ap, Austin, Philippines, Marco Rubio, The New York Times, Times, US Embassy, Manila


A Chinese billionaire who dared to speak out against the government has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for 'provoking trouble'

Sun Dawu. NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images Sun Dawu has supported rights activists and embarrassed officials during a swine flu outbreak. He was sentenced to 18 years on Wednesday, with charges including "picking quarrels and provoking trouble." China's government has for years targeted dissidents in a nationwide crackdown. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sun Dawu, a Chinese billionaire pig farmer, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a case described by human-ri...
Tags: Politics, China, Trends, Ap, News UK, Sun, Associated Press, Ministry of Agriculture, Thomas Colson, Xu Zhiyong, Chinese Human Rights Defenders, Sun Dawu, InsiderAsia, Sun Dawu NOEL CELIS, Getty Images Sun Dawu, Dawu Group


Cyber Ninjas says it has received $5.7 million in private donations to fund the Arizona ballot audit

Cyber Ninjas contractors examine and recount Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election. Matt York/AP Cyber Ninjas leads the widely-criticized election audit in Maricopa County, Arizona. It said it has received $5.7 million in donations toward the audit. Most of the funds come from prominent Trump supporters such as Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell. See more stories on Insider's business page. The company contracted to audit the 2020 presidential election result in Arizon...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Ap, Pennsylvania, Gop, Arizona, News UK, Associated Press, Republic, Donald Trump, Trump, Logan, Sidney Powell, Powell


10 Things in Politics: The 20 millennial Dem operatives to watch

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:These 20 millennial Democratic campaign operatives are reshaping politicsHere's what the CDC's new mask guidance means for youWhat a review of NDAs shows about the lengths Silicon Valley goes to silence employeesWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden plans to visit Pennsylvania to talk about ...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, Virginia, Berlin, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap


Arizona Senate leaders issue new subpoenas for Maricopa County routers amid ongoing audit

Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images Arizona Senate Republicans are demanding Maricopa County turn over routers used during the 2020 election for the ongoing audit. The GOP-controlled county board of supervisors has rebuked the audit and pledged to stop producing materials for the review. Audit...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Petersen, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Senate, Dominion, Judiciary Committee


FBI got inside a KKK group plotting a murder in 2015

By Jason Dearen | Associated Press PALATKA, Fla. — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. Puffy dark clouds blocked the sun as Moore greeted another man, who’d pulled up in a metallic blue sedan. They met behind an old fried chicken shack in rural north Florida. “KIGY, my brother,” Moore said. It was shorthand for “Klansman, I greet you.” Birds...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Crime, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, California, Washington, Senate, China, Iraq, Georgia, Sport, Ap, Fbi


CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

By MIKE STOBBE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling infection surges. Citing new information about the variant’s ability to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors at schools nationwide, regardless of vaccination s...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Associated Press, St Louis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Georgetown University, Department of Veterans Affairs


CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

By MIKE STOBBE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Citing new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status. The new guidance follows recen...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Associated Press, St Louis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Georgetown University, Mississippi Louisiana Alabama, Jen Psaki


North and South Korea have restored direct communication hotlines that were abruptly severed over a year ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in stroll together at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea on April 27, 2018 amid a period of diplomatic engagement that would end abruptly two years later. Korea Summit Press Pool via AP North and South Korea reopened hotlines on Tuesday for direct communication between the two countries. The lines were severed last summer, when the North also destroyed a joint liaison office. Nor...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, North Korea, US, International, Trends, Ap, Moon, Korea, North, Kim, Reuters, Koreas, Kim Jong, Korean Peninsula, Kaesong


10 Things in Politics: Fauci predicts booster shot for some

Hope you had a nice weekend! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside the turmoil at the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationFauci says Delta variant is running through '2 kinds of America'The climate crisis is upending real estate tooWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to the Wh...
Tags: Utah, UK, England, Nbc, Mississippi, Congress, California, Washington Post, France, White House, Virginia, Israel, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden


Sen. Rand Paul confronted by foul-mouthed constituent during a virtual town hall meeting

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Greg Nash/Pool via AP A Kentucky resident told Sen. Rand Paul to "get f---ed" during a virtual town hall meeting. The interaction was posted on TikTok before being deleted. Paul has been criticized for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine and encouraging people to ditch masks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Rand Paul was told to "get f---ed" during a virtual town hall meeting.The Kentucky senator was taking calls from constituents when one caller ...
Tags: Politics, News, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, UK News, Ap, Tennessee, Rand Paul, Anthony Fauci, Toon, PAUL, Sen Rand Paul, Aaron Rupar, Amee Vanderpool, Charles Booker


Donald Trump says Cleveland Indians name change is 'such a disgrace' and 'disrespectful' to Native Americans

President Donald Trump throws a baseball on the South Lawn of the White House on July 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Donald Trump critized the Cleveland Indians baseball club for changing their name. The name change comes amid a wider cultural shift of institutions ditching racist names and logos. Trump said he was a "FORMER" baseball fan and criticized "changes to destroy our culture and heritage." See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump has cr...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, US, Sports, Trends, Ap, Tom Hanks, Native Americans, Baseball, Paul Dolan, Cleveland, Donald Trump, Major League Baseball, Cabinet, Cleveland Indians


Sen. Chuck Schumer is demanding accountability from UPS after more than 100 AP exams of high school students never made it to the College Board for grading

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol June 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Chuck Schumer called on UPS to respond, saying it lost more than 100 AP exams. The College Board initially proposed offering a refund to students or allowing them to retake the exam. Starpoint High School students asked Schumer to request action from UPS or to reimburse them fo...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, Trends, Ap, UPS, U S Senate, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, WKBW, Croft, College Board, U S Capitol, Sen Chuck Schumer, the College Board, Schumer D NY


Most unvaccinated Americans unlikely to get shots, poll finds, as Delta spreads – live

About 16% say they will get the vaccine, according to AP pollKay Ivey says it’s ‘time to start blaming the unvaccinated’ for rise in casesCovid cases likely to accelerate through summer, new forecasts sayPhiladelphia health officials recommend masks in public indoor settings 9.18pm BST Let’s go back to Mississippi’s surprising brief to the supreme court, in which it argued the nine-member bench should overturn Roe v Wade. Roe v Wade, decided in 1973, is a landmark decision that legalized abo...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Republicans, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Delta, US Senate, US Congress, Center For Reproductive Rights, Nancy Northup


The US launched strikes to destroy military equipment the Taliban captured from Afghan security forces

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet releases flares over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020 U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz The US carried out multiple airstrikes on the Taliban recently in support of Afghan forces. The strikes targeted enemy personnel, as well as captured military equipment. The US is withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan, where it has waged war for nearly two decades. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US military carried out multiple airstrikes ...
Tags: Politics, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, Middle East, Pentagon, Biden, Trump, John Kirby, U S Air Force


The CIA probe of mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' is being led by the officer who hunted bin Laden, CIA chief confirms

CIA Director William Burns. Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP The CIA probe of "Havana Syndrome" is being led by a veteran official who played a key role in the search for Osama bin Laden. CIA director William Burns confirmed the news during an interview with NPR. Burns called Havana Syndrome, which reportedly up to 200 Americans have reported having symptoms of, "real" and "serious." See more stories on Insider's business page. The CIA probe of so-called Havana Syndrome, or the mysterious a...
Tags: Politics, News, Osama Bin Laden, US, Trends, Ap, Npr, Cia, Bin Laden, Havana, Burns, William Burns, Havana Syndrome, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Natalie Musumeci


Anti-Plastic Waste Initiative Approved For 2022 California Ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) — A California initiative that would require state regulators to reduce plastic waste has qualified for the November 2022 ballot, officials said Monday. Secretary of State Shirley Weber’s office said the initiative exceeded the required 623,212 valid petition signatures needed for the measure to go before voters next year. If passed, the law would compel the state to take multiple steps to reduce plastic waste, including requiring that single-use plastic packaging, containe...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Sacramento, Ap, Plastic, Associated Press, Waste, American Chemistry Council, State, Legislature, San Francisco Chronicle, CBS Broadcasting Inc, Plastics Industry Association, Shirley Weber, Nick Lapis


Video shows Afghan president among people calmly praying on Eid al-Adha while rockets explode around them

A video showing people praying despite the rocket fire. One man appears to be getting up to leave. Twitter/TOLONews Rockets hit near Afghanistan's presidential palace on Tuesday as the president prayed outdoors. Video shows the president and others not reacting to rockets as they marked Eid al-Adha. Three rockets hit near the palace and no injuries were reported, according to the AP. See more stories on Insider's business page. Afghanistan's president and people around him pray...
Tags: Politics, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Afghanistan, Taliban, Nato, News UK, Kabul, Ashraf Ghani, Associated Press, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Ghani


10 Things in Politics: How Trump became king of GOP

I hope you had a nice weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected], or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:The definitive oral history of how Trump took over the GOP, as told by Cruz, Rubio, and 20 more insidersNearly 2 in 3 Americans in new poll express concerns about the Delta variantTennis star Coco Gauff dropped out of the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19With Phil Rosen...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Congress, California, Washington Post, Cbs News, Oregon, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Indiana


Arizona election officials have only found 182 cases of potential fraud out of over 3 million votes

Cyber Ninjas owner Doug Logan, left, a Florida-based consultancy, talks about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in April, 2021. Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press Election officials in Arizona have only found 182 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in the 2020 election, the Associated Press reported Friday. The findings come amid a controversial "audit" being condu...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Arizona, Associated Press, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Ross, Trump, State


Biden meets Merkel at White House: ‘Our nations understand the imperative of democracy’ – as it happened

President thanks German chancellor for ‘strong, principled leadership’Democratic congresswoman Beatty arrested during voting rights protestMonthly payments to produce ‘largest ever decrease in child poverty’Senate to vote Wednesday to advance infrastructure bill – Schumer 12.54am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi Singh 12.37am BST California lawmakers have approved a guaranteed income plan - the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the US. Qualifying pregnant people and young adults ...
Tags: Europe, California, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, Merkel, Beatty


Fox News hosts talk Biden, Critical Race Theory, and vaccines to mark the 10th anniversary of 'The Five': Q&A

Fox News hosts Jesse Watters (left) and Dana Perino (right). John Lamparski/Getty Images "The Five" has long been an outlier in cable news, both in ratings and occasional controversy. The daytime show was initially an experiment, but it developed a loyal following. Longtime hosts Jesse Watters and Dana Perino spoke with Insider on its 10th anniversary. See more stories on Insider's business page. Stretched almost beyond recognition, head-to-toe portraits of Fox News hosts Dana Perino a...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Congress, Senate, White House, New York City, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Fox, Hillary Clinton, Reddit, Manhattan


The man suspected of masterminding the Haiti assassination told police he didn't know anything about the attack, report says, as his brother claims he was framed

A still from a YouTube video showing Christian Sanon. DrChristianSanon/YouTube Haitian authorities have called Christian Sanon the mastermind of President Moïse's assassination. A source close to the investigation told CNN that Sanon has claimed innocence. Sanon's friends and family previously said they believed he was duped or framed. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Florida-based doctor accused of being the mastermind of the assassination of Haitian President J...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Trends, Ap, Cnn, New York Times, News UK, Associated Press, Charles, Haiti, Jovenel Moise, Joseph, Dailymail, Moïse, Sanon, Ashley Collman


Trump privately complained that he should have lowered the White House flag for slain Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt, report says

A scene at the Capitol riot. Brent Stirton/Getty Ashli Babbitt as fatally shot by law enforcement as she stormed the US Capitol. Trump has reportedly been complaining that he should have lowered the White House flag for her. A source told the Daily Beast Trump thinks he should've done it because she was an Air Force veteran. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump regretted not lowering the White House flag for Ashli Babbitt, the Capitol rioter w...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, White House, Trends, Ap, News UK, Air Force, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Babbitt, Daily Beast, Daily Beast Trump, US Capitol Trump, Sinead Baker


Biden to meet Senate Democrats to push $3.5tn ‘human infrastructure’ plan – live

‘We are very proud of this plan,’ says majority leader SchumerPrice tag much less than the $6tn Bernie Sanders pushed for 4.17pm BST House Republicans’ fundraising arm raised $45.4 million over the last three months, marking a quarterly record for the group as Republicans seek to flip control of Congress next year.The AP reports: That total was bolstered by $20.1 million raised in June, the highest ever monthly off-year total, according to numbers shared with The Associated Press before a pu...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, Associated Press, US Congress, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Rodrigo, West Wing


Friends and family of a top suspect in the Haiti assassination say they believe he's being framed

A still from a YouTube video showing Christian Sanon. DrChristianSanon/YouTube Haitian officials have described Christian Sanon as the mastermind of President Moïse's assassination. But friends and family of the Florida-based doctor say they believe he was duped. "It's obvious he's being framed," Sanon's brother Joseph told DailyMail.com. See more stories on Insider's business page. Friends and family of the Florida-based doctor accused of masterminding Haitian Presid...
Tags: Florida, Politics, US, Trends, Ap, News UK, Miami, Haiti, Caribbean, Jovenel Moise, Joseph, Associates, Miami Herald, Caldwell, Dailymail, Moïse


2 Californias Depicted In Recall Election: Rising Star Or Catastrophe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom and two leading Republican rivals in the California recall election painted disparate pictures of the nation’s most populous state, with the first-term Democrat describing it Tuesday as an economic powerhouse leading the country’s pandemic recovery and his opponents saying it’s a mismanaged state with an incompetent leader. Newsom, who could be removed from office in the Sept. 14 election, headed to a heavily Latino neighborhood east of downtown Los Angeles t...
Tags: Politics, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Ap, San Diego, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Brewer, Larry Larry, Faulconer, Kevin Faulconer, Victorville, Newsom, David Brewer


Judge Denies Gov. Newsom’s Request To Be Listed As Democrat On Recall Ballot

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Tags: Politics, News, California, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, State, Democratic Party, Weber, Legislature, Sacramento Calif, Thomas Willis, Newsom, Arguelles



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