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Gov. Newsom can’t tie recall to GOP in voter guide, lawsuit says

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — Top supporters of the recall against California Gov. Gavin Newsom want to block him from branding the contest as a Republican effort in the official election guide that will be sent to voters ahead of the Sept. 14 contest. His contention that the effort is led by Republicans seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election and an “attempt by national Republicans and Trump supporters to force an election and grab power in California” are “...
Tags: Politics, News, California, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Associated Press, Republican Party, Republican, County, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Kathleen Ronayne, Newsom


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


City of Irvine joins corporate name-changing madness

Things must be in decent shape in the city of Irvine. I know this only because leaders of the town of 273,000 have time to join the bandwagon of institutional name changing. City leaders voted to drop the county reference in the name of the Orange County Great Park within the city limits. Stupid name changes — and that’s the vast majority of them — are a long-running pet peeve of mine. I’m not talking about the long-overdue review of ball clubs and food brands, schools and boulevards that honor ...
Tags: Business, Japan, Bob Odenkirk, Politics, News, Congress, California, Housing, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, North Dakota, Sony, Switzerland


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...
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Is violence coming to City Hall?

In recent months, several Southern California school boards have been forced to relocate or cancel their meetings because planned discussions about ethnic studies led to threats of violence. On July 11, a fight broke out during Rep. Katie Porter’s town hall event at an Irvine park, when far-right figures organized a confrontation and one of Porter’s supporters was arrested for throwing a punch. Last week, a Victorville councilwoman was arrested after clashing with police as they tried to remove ...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, California, Russia, America, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, House, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Vietnam, Hate Crime, Orange County


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


Republicans want to prevent future Olympians like Laurel Hubbard - so they're banning trans kids from school sports

Hormone restrictions have created barriers to trans and intersex athletes like Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard (left) and gold medalist Caster Semenya (right). Dan Mullan/Getty; Ian MacNicol/Getty All Becky Pepper-Jackson ever wanted to do in middle school was to run alongside her classmates on the girls' cross-country team. Coming from a family of runners, Becky literally grew up with her feet in running shoes. After COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in her home state of West Virgi...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Lgbt, US, Sports, West Virginia, Trends, Transgender, Gop, South Africa, Olympics, Aclu, New Zealand, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Intersex


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


The Olympics treats trans athletes like cheaters. Now Republicans want to do the same to trans children.

Hormone restrictions have created barriers to trans and intersex athletes like Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard (left) and gold medalist Caster Semenya (right). Dan Mullan/Getty; Ian MacNicol/Getty All Becky Pepper-Jackson ever wanted to do in middle school was to run alongside her classmates on the girls' cross-country team. Coming from a family of runners, Becky literally grew up with her feet in running shoes. After COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in her home state of West Virgi...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Lgbt, US, Sports, West Virginia, Trends, Transgender, Gop, South Africa, Olympics, Aclu, New Zealand, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Intersex


Odenkirk says he had a ‘small heart attack,’ will be back

Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk said Friday that he “had a small heart attack” but will “be back soon.” The 58-year-old actor took to Twitter to make his first public statement since collapsing on the show’s Albuquerque, New Mexico, set on Tuesday. “Hi. It’s Bob,” Odenkirk tweeted. “Thank you. To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It’s overwhelming....
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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


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...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Sport, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Manhattan, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump


Trump urged Justice officials to call election ‘corrupt’

By Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. The notes of the Dec. 27 call, released Friday by the House Oversight Committee, underscore the lengths to which Trump went to try to overturn the results of the election and to elicit the support of law enforcement officials and othe...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Justice, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Eric Tucker, U S Capitol, Rosen


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


Flight attendant union seeks criminal penalties for unruly passengers

By Gregory Wallace and Christina Carrega | CNN The nation’s largest flight attendant union says nearly one in five of its members has encountered a violent airplane passenger so far this year, and it says the time has come for more focus on criminal charges for in-air disturbances. “When people are facing jail time for acting out on a plane, we suddenly see some sobering up,” said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants. “We believe that the criminal penalties are critical...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, US, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Kkk, Courts, Miami, Wu Tang, Airlines, Department Of Justice, Faa, Doj


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


Uma Musume Kowtows to China by Removing Taiwan, Japan Flags From Horse Girl

Popular pony racing game Uma Musume has seemingly kowtowed to China and its demands for censorship as the jacket of horse girl Mayano Top Gun had its flags removed or changed, the same jacket of the Chinese version of the movie “Top Gun” having also been censored some time ago. Twitter users were fast to […]
Tags: Games, Politics, China, Censorship, Sports, Smartphones, Taiwan, Anime, Comparison, Uma Musume, Cygames, Gacha, Casuals, Uma Musume Kowtows


Corporate America Is Building Its Own Surveillance State. Will the FTC Stop It?

Americans are used to hearing about what a great country they live in—how lucky they are to have been born in, or to have immigrated to, the United States. “American exceptionalism”—a phrase, funnily enough, coined by Joseph Stalin—is an idea that, on the whole, is still embedded in the country’s collective identity.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Articles, America, United States, Social Issues, Mlb, Joseph Stalin, Digital Rights, Equifax, Rohit Chopra, Internet Privacy


Israel will offer 3rd COVID booster to older citizens

By Ilan Ben Zion | Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated. The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel the first country to offer a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale. “I’m announcing this evening the beginning of the campaign to receive the booster vaccine, the third vaccine,” Bennett said in a nationally televised ...
Tags: Politics, News, Israel, Eu, Sport, World news, Soccer, Norway, Pfizer, Naftali Bennett, Bennett, Isaac Herzog, National News, Ilan Ben Zion, Coronavirus


Water shortage, fire threat move to the top of Californians’ environment concerns

This second year of drought has helped push water supplies and wildfires to the top of Californians’ list of environment concerns in a new Public Policy Institute of California survey. While climate change, last year’s No. 1 environmental issue, fell to third place in the latest poll, most respondents linked their current top concerns of wildfires and water to climate change. “Most Californians believe that the effects of climate change have already begun, and that it is contributing to the cur...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Environment, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, San Diego, Local News, Orange County, Orange, Sierra, San Francisco Bay


A Texas deputy attorney general caught some heat after calling US Olympian Simone Biles a 'selfish, childish national embarrassment'

AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky A Texas prosecutor criticized Simone Biles after she withdrew from two Olympic events in Tokyo. The remarks drew backlash, with one person saying Biles has "ten times the integrity than you do." Deputy Attorney General Aaron Reitz apologized for speaking without full knowledge of the situation. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Texas attorney general caught some heat Wednesday after calling US Olympian Simone Biles a "selfish, childish national em...
Tags: Politics, Texas, US, Sports, Trends, Tokyo, Simone Biles, Paxton, Ken Paxton, Biles, Kerri Strug, Tokyo 2020, Chris Buskirk, Reitz, Dmitri Lovetsky, Lauren Frias


Despite skepticism and opposition, LA County creates homelessness commission

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Wednesday in favor of establishing a Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness. The recommendation for a commission came from Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who warned that unless cities have more input into how Measure H dollars are spent, the county won’t have the support it needs to ensure future funding. “Homelessness is a major crisis affecting our communities at every level, and it’s time for sweeping changes to the system,” Barg...
Tags: Politics, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Barger, LA County, Hahn, Bonin


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


LA council expected to approve ordinance restricting homeless encampments, sleeping

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council is expected Wednesday to finalize a controversial ordinance to restrict sleeping and homeless encampments in certain areas of the city, including within 500 feet of schools, day care facilities, parks and libraries. Thirteen council members voted to approve the ordinance on July 1 — but with Councilman Mike Bonin and Councilwoman Nithya Raman dissenting, the ordinance fell short of the unanimous approval need...
Tags: Politics, News, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Kevin, Bonin, City News Service, LA City Council


Gov. Newsom pulls his kids from summer camp with no mask requirement

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO  — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Tuesday he pulled his children out of a summer day camp that did not require kids to wear masks, a violation of state policy that Newsom’s spokeswoman said he and his wife missed when reviewing communication from the camp. “The Newsoms were concerned to see unvaccinated children unmasked indoors at a camp their children began attending yesterday and after seeing this, removed the kids from the cam...
Tags: Politics, News, California, La, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, Kathleen Ronayne, LA County, Mellon, Newsom, Kevin Kiley, Erin Mellon


GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

By PAUL J. WEBER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over a rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over Republican Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, in a special congressional election runoff near Dallas is likely to be celebrated by Trump antagonists who have warned against his continued hold on the GOP...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Republicans, Congress, US, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Dallas, Donald Trump, Trump, Wright, Austin Texas


DoJ won’t defend GOP lawmaker in Capitol riot suit

By Eric Beech | Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Brooks had asked the Justice Department consider him covered by the Westfall Act, which protects federal employees from being sued for actions taken as part of their jobs, in relations to the lawsuit brought by Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell. The Justice Depa...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, United States, Courts, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Reuters, Democratic, Capitol, Brooks


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...
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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


Canada border guards vote to strike days ahead of border opening

By Moira Warburton | Reuters VANCOUVER – Canadian border guards and customs officials voted on Tuesday to go on strike just days before fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into Canada, unions representing the workers said, a move that could potentially cause disruptions and hurt businesses emerging out of the pandemic-driven economic downturn. A strike would slow down commercial traffic at the land border, the unions said, as well as impact international mail a...
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