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Evictions are expected to spark increase in food insecurity, mental duress, say UCLA researchers

LOS ANGELES — Researchers expect an increase in food insecurity and mental duress sparked by the expiration of the federal moratorium on rental evictions, a study released Monday by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate indicates. When the eviction ban went into effect in California in March last year as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, scarce household financial resources in some renter households were redirected to immediate needs, including food and grocery spending, resulting in reduced food...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, Housing, White House, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Economy, Soccer, Biden, PPP, Ucla, Affordable Housing


Taliban seize TV station in strategic city in Afghanistan

By Nick Paton Walsh and Tim Lister | CNN The Taliban have taken over a TV station in Afghanistan’s strategic Helmand province, a source at the TV and radio station told CNN on Monday, marking the latest of a series of advances by the militant group in the country. The Helmand TV station, located in the city of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, is operated by state-run Radio and Television Afghanistan. Local journalists in Lashkar Gah say there is nothing currently being broadcast ove...
Tags: News, US, America, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, United States, Taliban, Kabul, Pentagon, Biden, Helmand Province


Want to avoid lockdown? You may not like the advice

By Ralph Ellis and Madeline Holcombe | CNN To avoid lockdowns, people in the United States will have to do things that they won’t necessarily want to do, such as wearing masks at indoor gatherings even if they’re vaccinated and having kids mask up in schools, the director of the National Institutes of Health said Monday. “We want to avoid lockdowns at all costs, but that means we’re going to have to do some other things that won’t necessarily be welcomed by people,” Dr. Francis Collins said on A...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Mississippi, Abc, California, Cdc, White House, Massachusetts, US, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Delta, Cbs


Will Donald Trump be spoiler as California GOP seeks Gov. Newsom recall?

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES  — California could witness a stunning turnabout in a nation of deeply polarized politics if the liberal state dumps Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and elects a Republican to fill his job in a September recall election. With the country’s political center largely vanished, it’s rare to see governors win elections on adversarial ground, making the notion of a Republican upset in one of the nation’s Democratic strongholds seem implausible. Repub...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, California, Washington, Massachusetts, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Ronald Reagan, San Diego, Associated Press, Republican Party


It pays to be related to people in power

In his book, “A Magician Among the Spirits,” Harry Houdini relates the story of the life and career of a sketchy spiritualist named Daniel Dunglas Home. He was “outwardly a lovable character with a magnetic personality” as well as a fondness for jewelry, Houdini wrote. “In his later years, he set up a studio in Italy and gave his attention to sculpture between seances and ‘sold busts at prices quite out of proportion to their artistic merits.’” Houdini cited a report in an 1864 London newspaper,...
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Federal spending binge obviously linked to inflation

Politicians often seem to live in an alternative universe, where they act as if they can unilaterally dispense with the laws of economics by the sheer power of their words. President Joe Biden provided the latest example of this phenomenon, although he is carrying on a long tradition. “If your primary concern right now is inflation, you should be even more enthusiastic about this plan,” the president said in recent remarks defending his multitrillion-dollar spending plan. “These steps will enhan...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Editorials, Jimmy Carter, Npr, Republican, Jerry Brown, Biden, Donald Trump, Richard Nixon, Great Society, Related Articles Supreme Court


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, July 31-Aug. 7

  St. Finbar Roman Catholic Church, founded in 1938, is at 2010 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. (Google Street View)   Here is a sampling of religious services in the San Fernando Valley area, July 31-Aug. 7.   Tenth Sunday after Pentecost at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: The congregation meets, 8 and 10 a.m. Aug. 1. Readings for this Sunday: 2 Samuel 11:26 to 12:13a and John 6:24-35. Bring a mask to wear. Find the Sunday bulletin and the link to the online service at 10 a.m. here: www.popwh.or...
Tags: Facebook, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, John, Biden, Chatsworth, Local News, Facebook Live, Ventura, Samuel, Andrew, Joshua, St Andrew


Biden nominates Gold Star dad Khan to religious freedom post

By Donald Judd | CNN President Joe Biden announced Friday that he was appointing Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father who drew then-candidate Donald Trump’s ire when he spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Khan, who endorsed Biden in 2020, said in 2016 that Trump “sacrificed nothing and no one,” before raising a copy of the US Constitution, asking if Trump had ever read it. Khan’s son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, died in Bag...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Religion, US, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Military, Khan, Biden, Donald Trump, Baghdad, Trump


Congress fails to extend national COVID eviction ban

By Lisa Mascaro, Michael Casey and Josh Boak | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19 surge. More than 3.6 million Americans are at risk of eviction, some in a matter of days, as nearly $47 billion in federal housing aid to the states durin...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, House, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Kevin Freking


Top Stories this PM: Hunter Biden says 'f--- 'em' to his art critics; Scarlett Johansson fires back at Disney

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:Trump reportedly told the DOJ to lie. Former President Donald Trump reportedly pressured the top two Department of Justice officials in late December to publicly announce that the 2020 election was "corrupt," despite the department's conclusion that there was no evidence to support the claim. "Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest t...
Tags: New York, News, Disney, NFL, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Scarlett Johansson, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump, Simone Biles, Hunter, Owens


Justice Dept.: IRS must give Trump taxes to Congress

By Mark Sherman | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday, Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel said the committee chairman “has invoked sufficient reasons for requesting the former President’s tax information” and that under federal law, “Treasury must furnish the info...
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Report: CDC says Delta spreads as easily as chickenpox

By Paul LeBlanc | CNN The Delta coronavirus variant surging across the US appears to cause more severe illness and spreads as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention obtained by The Washington Post. The document — a slide presentation — outlines unpublished data that shows fully vaccinated people might spread the Delta variant at the same rate as unvaccinated people, according to the Post. A federal health official told the n...
Tags: Post, Cdc, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Delta, Lausd, Biden, The Washington Post, University Of California, LA County, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, Paul Leblanc


AG Garland threatens to sue Texas over migrant order

By Priscilla Alvarez | CNN Attorney General Merrick Garland threatened legal action against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order targeting migrants in a Thursday letter, calling it “both dangerous and unlawful” and urging the governor to immediately rescind it. On Wednesday, Abbott issued an executive order restricting ground transportation of migrants “who pose a risk of carrying Covid-19 into Texas communities” and directing Texas Department of Public Safety to stop any vehicle it finds su...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Immigration, US, Sport, World news, Cnn, Soccer, House, Long Beach, Homeland Security, CBP, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security


LA County updates school-reopening guidance; LAUSD tightens up own coronavirus rules

With schools preparing to reopen for fall semester over the next few weeks, officials for the county public health department and nation’s second-largest school district announced new COVID-19 guidance and policies this week aimed at keeping staff and students safe. The county public health department is recommending that K-12 students who are exempt from wearing a mask inside a school building because of a disability or condition undergo COVID-19 testing at least twice weekly and is mandating e...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Biden, University Of California, Reilly, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze


LA County reports 3,248 new coronavirus cases – highest since February – as hospitalizations mount

More than a year and a half after the pandemic began, Los Angeles County once again teetered precariously close to 1,000 coronavirus-related hospitalizations on Thursday, July 29 — showing just how far the region remains from a full-fledged recovery. The county also reported its highest number of daily new COVID-19 cases since February, posting 3,248 new cases and 17 new deaths. All told,  the virus has claimed 24,675 lives and infected 1,276,137 people. Even with troubling tolls of late, offici...
Tags: Israel, Sport, Soccer, United States, Delta, Associated Press, Biden, University Of California, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Southern California News Group, COVID, L A County Public Health, LA County LA


Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire on Saturday

By Michael Casey | Associated Press BOSTON — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House said President Joe Biden would have liked to extend the federal eviction moratorium due to spread of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. Instead, Biden called on “Congress to exten...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Cdc, Senate, White House, Boston, Massachusetts, Israel, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Associated Press, Biden


Congress passes bill to fund Afghan visas, Capitol security

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war. The $2.1 billion bill now goes to President Joe Biden for his signature. The Senate approved the legislation early Thursday afternoon, 98-0, and the House passed it immediately a...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Soccer, Democrats, Taliban, House, Mitch McConnell, Pentagon


Biden announces new push to get people vaccinated

By Maegan Vazquez | CNN President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a number of new steps his administration will take to try to get more Americans vaccinated and slow the spread of coronavirus, including requiring that all federal employees must attest to being vaccinated against Covid-19 or face strict protocols. The new measures come amid a rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the US. The vast majority of those individuals with severe cases of Covid-19 are unvaccinated. “This is an A...
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How the left has used COVID-19 to bankrupt the United States

I have never bought the conspiracy theories that COVID-19 was a diabolical political plot to undermine the country. But what is apparent with each passing week is that the virus has been the springboard for the left’s agenda to transform America in a way that Sen. Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore or Rachel Maddow could have never imagined. Without COVID-19, President Joe Biden would never have been elected, of course. So, for the left, the virus defeated former President Donald Trump. COVID-19 is n...
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10 Things in Politics: Big Tech boosts vax mandates

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:Senators advanced a bipartisan infrastructure dealBig Tech companies are telling their employees to be vaccinated before returning to the officePfizer is still pushing a booster shotWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden will speak about the Delta variant and the state of vaccinations.With Phil Rosen...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Cdc, Mexico, Senate, White House, Politico, US, NFL, America, Trends


Man who mocked coronavirus vaccine in viral tweet died of COVID-19

A man who mocked COVID-19 vaccinations died last week at a Riverside County hospital after contracting the coronavirus. Stephen Harmon was 34. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed his July 21 death, but did not have information about his city of residence or other details because coroner’s officials did not respond to the incident. Harmon died at Corona Regional Medical Center. Hospital spokesperson Linda Pearson said she could not release information about Harmon because of priva...
Tags: Health, News, California, Jay Z, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Houston, Biden, Riverside County, Hillsong Church, Mccarthy, Los Angeles County, Google Facebook, Pelosi


Senate has reportedly reached deal on infrastructure

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans reached a deal with Democrats on Wednesday over major outstanding issues in a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and said they are ready to vote to take up the bill. An evening test vote was possible. Lead GOP negotiator Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio made the announcement at the Capitol, flanked by four other Republican senators who have been in talks with Democrats and the White House on the bipartisan package. “We now...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, House, Arizona, Mitch McConnell, Ohio


White House, Senators in crunch time for infrastructure deal

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several issues are still unresolved over the nearly $1 trillion package. How money would be spent on public transit remains in question and a new dispute flared over the regulat...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Ohio, Associated Press, Republican, Biden, Irs, Kamala Harris


Senators, White House in crunch time on infrastructure deal

By LISA MASCARO and KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several issues are still unresolved over the nearly $1 trillion package. How money would be spent on public transit remains in question and a new dispute flared over the regulation of broadba...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Ohio, Associated Press, Republican, Biden


Receiverships and conservatorships are ripe for abuse in California

Pop star Britney Spears shocked the world in June when she begged a Los Angeles court for power over her own life and estate, which her father and a private guardian have controlled since 2008. She cannot even choose her own attorney to fight for her rights. Though Ms. Spears’ story is what made waves in the media, these complicated legal arrangements are not extraordinary—especially in California. And when even the wealthiest Californians cannot escape them, everyday Californians are left with ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Britney Spears, Biden, U S Senate, Institute for Justice, Spears, Norco, Newsom, Joshua House, Guest Commentary, Mugar, Ron Mugar


COVID-19 roaring back, forcing Newsom to act

For weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom has been crisscrossing the state, boasting that California is “roaring back” from the health, social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, however, he had to interrupt his victory lap because a nasty variant of coronavirus, dubbed “delta,” is roaring through the state, just a few weeks after Newsom had lifted personal and economic restrictions. “As of last week, California’s statewide case rate more than quadrupled from a low in May of 1.9 cases (...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Biden, Gavin Newsom, U S Senate, Capitol, Los Angeles County, Dan Walters, Newsom, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Guest Commentary, Trumpies


Infrastructure talks hit snags as Senate pressure rises

By Lisa Mascaro, Alexandra Jaffe and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senators ran into new problems Monday as they raced to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Heading into a make-or-break week, serious roadblocks remain. Disputes have surfaced over how much money should go to public transit and water projects. And other disagreements over spending and wage requirements for highways, bro...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, House, Associated Press, Republican, Biden


U.S. new-home sales unexpectedly fall to lowest since April 2020

By Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg Sales of new U.S. homes dropped unexpectedly in June to the lowest since April 2020, showing a further weakening in demand against a backdrop of elevated prices and tight supply. Purchases of new single-family homes fell 6.6% to a 676,000 annualized pace following a downwardly revised 724,000 in May, government data showed Monday. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a 796,000 rate. Surging construction costs for everything from labor ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, New Homes, Biden, Commerce Department


With COVID surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

By AAMER MADHANI | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States will keep existing COVID-19 travel restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant, according to a White House official. President Joe Biden earlier this month said that his administration was “in the process” of considering how soon the U.S. could lift the ban on European travel bound for the U.S. after the issue was raised by German Chancellor A...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Washington, White House, Angela Merkel, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Associated Press, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ucla


U.S. Senate should strive for consensus, not partisanship

The U.S. Senate is on the verge of passing the largest budget in American history, $3.5 trillion dollars, with the votes of only Democratic senators. Among the provisions likely to be included are to: lower the eligibility age for Medicare while expanding its benefits, provide free community college tuition, extend higher Medicaid benefits in states that opted out of those higher levels under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”) offer free pre-kindergarten and free school meals for al...
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