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Capitol riot hearings: profane outbursts, claim of Fox News addiction

(CNN) — Alleged Capitol rioter Anthony Antonio became hooked on Fox News and developed “Foxitis,” his lawyer said Thursday in a virtual hearing interrupted multiple times by another defendant’s profane outbursts. Antonio, his lawyer Joseph Hurley said, had lost his job at the beginning of the pandemic and for the next six months watched Fox News constantly. Antonio developed what his lawyer called “Foxitis” and “Foxmania,” and believed the lies about the 2020 election from Fox News and then-...
Tags: News, Washington, Court, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Fox News, Westminster, Donald Trump, Stout, Justice Department, Trump, Hurley, Capitol, Antonio, Copeland

CHP probing reports of gunfire at cars on freeways

Christina Martinez Adame was driving south on the 405 Freeway near Seal Beach Boulevard on April 27 when she heard a loud boom. She said she believes her rear window was shot out. “You had glass coming into the car, the power of the wind going through. I felt like our car was caving in,” Adame, 49, said. Another motorist’s window shattered that day in the same area at about the same time, and these aren’t the only reports of similar incidents. “Every day, somebody is telling me, ‘This happened t...
Tags: News, Shooting, Guns, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, California Highway Patrol, Westminster, CHP, Orange County, Smith, Riverside County, San Diego County, Lapd

Prominent Latina activist Sylvia Mendez speaks via Zoom to La Puente High students

La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, student Berenice De Anda and activist Sylvia Mendez on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session....
Tags: News, Education, California, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, United States, Community, Westminster, Lausd, Perez, Brown, Board of Education, La Puente, LA County, Sylvia

‘Interior resign’: what the papers say about the cash for curtains row

The Electoral Commission inquiry into funding for No 10 refurbishment fills the front pagesDramatic scenes in Westminster and the Electoral Commission inquiry into the refurbishment of Boris Johnson’s flat fill the front pages of many British newspapers.The Guardian leads on the PM’s “fury” over the inquiry into what has become known as the “cash for curtains” affair. With sweeping powers to call witnesses and refer matters to the police, it reports the watchdog saying the investigation was nece...
Tags: Politics, Media, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Boris Johnson, Westminster, Electoral Commission

Boris Johnson denies any offence after Electoral Commission announces investigation into flat refurb - live

Latest updates: PM questioned by Labour leader after commission spokesman says ‘reasonable grounds to suspect an offence may have occurred’Electoral Commission launches inquiry into Boris Johnson flat refurbPM must ‘come clean’ about flat refurb, says LabourQ&A: the issues at the heart of Tory sleaze rowSenior Tories urge Johnson to come clean about flat makeoverLord Brownlow, the man who helped pay for Downing Street refurb 12.23pm BST Duncan Baker (Con) says he is probably the only former ...
Tags: Politics, Wales, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Boris Johnson, Westminster, Nolan, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Electoral Commission, Liz Saville Roberts, Coronavirus

The ‘chatty rat’ and the lockdown leak: all you need to know

Dominic Cummings’ ‘nuclear’ blog post is likely to send shockwaves around Westminster for weeks
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Sturgeon warns Johnson: don’t use Trump tactics

First minister tells PM that Scots must not have their democratic will thwarted by Westminster government in run-up to elections Related: Ignoring the will of the Scots would be an act worthy of Trump Nicola Sturgeon has warned Boris Johnson he would be showing the same contempt for democracy as Donald Trump displayed after losing the US presidential election, if he were to block the will of the Scottish people in favour of another referendum on independence. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Scotland, US, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Westminster, Johnson, Donald Trump, Sturgeon, Brexit, Trump, Scottish National party (SNP

Westminster man arrested in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol siege

FBI agents arrested a Westminster man early Friday, April 23, at a home after serving a search warrant in connection with the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol, authorities said. It was early morning when agents descended upon the Westminster residence and arrested Kevin Louis Galetto, 61, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. The criminal complaint states Galetto was taken into custody for a variety of suspected offenses, including: Assaulting, resisting or impeding officers or employees Obstru...
Tags: News, Congress, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Westminster, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Capitol, U S Capitol, Laura Eimiller, Top Stories OCR, Crime and Public Safety, Capitol Breach, Ashli Babbitt

Welsh election 2021: Where do the parties stand on lobbying?

Unlike in Westminster and Scotland, lobbyists in Wales do not have to sign an official register.
Tags: News, Wales, Scotland, Westminster

Greensill lobbying row: What jobs can ex-ministers do and what are the rules?

As a row over lobbying continues in Westminster, we look at the rules around life after politics.
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Sue Gray: Top NI civil servant moves back to Westminster

Sue Gray is appointed the new second permanent secretary in the Cabinet Office, the government confirms.
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Court rules Torrance can recoup underpaid utility taxes, but can it collect?

Southern California Edison improperly billed customers in Torrance, depriving the South Bay’s largest city – and potentially dozens of others in Southern California – of revenue from special taxes on utility companies, a state appeals court has ruled. Hundreds of millions of dollars could be at stake statewide as well, the attorney representing Torrance said, with 104 cities and counties having similar voter-approved taxes that utilities across California may have also incorrectly calculated. Bu...
Tags: Business, News, Utilities, California, Government, Environment, ExxonMobil, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Westminster, City Council, Pasadena, Song, Local News, Southern California

High school football: Saturday’s scores added to March 25-27 scoreboard

The scores from the high school football games Saturday, plus the games Thursday and Friday. FOOTBALL SCORES Saturday’s results CAMINO LEAGUE St. Bonaventure 35, Newbury Park 0 CANYON LEAGUE Agoura 49, Royal 18 Simi Valley 35, Thousand Oaks 7 CITRUS BELT LEAGUE Cajon 34, Beaumont 13 Yucaipa 38, Citrus Valley 21 Redlands East Valley 14, Redlands 10 GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE La Quinta 38, Bolsa Grande 6 INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE Riverside Poly 31, Canyon Springs 6 MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE Apple Valley 62, Sul...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Kaiser, Cypress, Warren, Camino, Mayfair, Westminster, Jordan, Birmingham, Channel Islands, Pasadena, Sonora

Global GDP will grow the most since 1980 this year amid widespread vaccination and massive stimulus, Fitch says

A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks across Westminster bridge in central London on January 8, 2021, as England entered a third lockdown. TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images Fitch upgraded its global growth forecast for 2021 to 6.1% from 5.3% on Tuesday. The new estimate would make for the fastest worldwide expansion since at least 1980. US growth will reach 6.2% as vaccination and new stimulus boosts the nation's recovery, Fitch said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Th...
Tags: England, London, India, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Treasury, Goldman Sachs, Westminster, Morgan Stanley, Fed, Fitch, Ben Winck, Brian Coulton

UK: UK Will Honour Passport Promise To Eligible Hong Kong Residents - Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Westminster has confirmed that the UK Home Office will create a new visa scheme for British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders and their dependants to relocate to the UK
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, News, Westminster, UK Home Office, British National Overseas BNO, Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Sarah Everard: Met officer appears in court charged with kidnap and murder

Wayne Couzens’ head wound is visible as magistrates hear victim’s body was found in a builder’s bag The Metropolitan police officer charged with the kidnap and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard has appeared in person in court.PC Wayne Couzens, 48, was at Westminster magistrates court on Saturday morning for his first hearing, the start of the process before a full trial for murder, following his arrest on Tuesday at his home in Kent. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Westminster, Sarah Everard, Wayne Couzens

Met officer appears in court charged with kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard

Wayne Couzens goes before magistrates and is held in custody before a hearing at the Old BaileyThe Metropolitan police officer charged with the kidnap and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard has appeared in person at court for the first time.PC Wayne Couzens, 48, was at Westminster magistrates court on Saturday morning following his arrest on Tuesday. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Westminster, Sarah Everard, Wayne Couzens

Police charge officer with kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard – video

The Metropolitan police announce that Wayne Couzens, 48, a serving police constable with the force, was on Friday charged with kidnapping Sarah Everard from a London street and murdering her. The announcement says Couzens will appear at Westminster magistrates’ court on Saturday. The Met pay tribute to Everard’s family for their ‘fortitutde and forbearance’; they remain supported by specialist officersSarah Everard: Met police officer charged with kidnap and murder Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK News, Westminster, Everard, Sarah Everard, Wayne Couzens, Couzens

Coronavirus live news: Italy approves measures to lock down half of country; EU regulator investigates vaccines

Restrictions in Italy set to remain until Easter; EU regulator investigating three approved vaccines for link to bleeding disorderItalian government approves strict new Covid measures as cases riseBrisbane hospital in lockdown after staff members tests positiveNo reason not to keep using AstraZeneca vaccine, says WHOUK coronavirus – latest updatesBiden aims for 4 July ‘return to normalcy’ – live reaction 3.19pm GMT More details on from earlier post: The EU’s drugs regulator is investigating ...
Tags: Eu, World news, Italy, Astrazeneca, Westminster, Reuters, Jessica Elgot, Coronavirus, COVID

'No 10 was a plague pit': how Covid brought Westminster to its knees

Insiders tell of a Whitehall in panic mode and reveal virus spread far more widely than was acknowledgedWestminster is an infectious place. A tiny germ of controversy or rebellion can spread across parliament, through Whitehall and into the prime minister’s office within hours. The windowless offices are cramped, MPs sit elbow to elbow in a Commons chamber that can only squeeze just over 400 MPs into its seats, two-thirds of the number in parliament.It is also a place of macho presenteeism, wher...
Tags: Health, Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Civil Service, House Of Commons, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Westminster, Whitehall, Greggs, Dominic Cummings, Palace of Westminster, Coronavirus

Devolution of broadcasting powers gets cross-party support

More powers over broadcasting should move from Westminster to Cardiff, a Senedd inquiry concludes.
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Irish Sea rail tunnel plan derided as Doctor Dolittle fantasy

Senior Tory Simon Hoare suggests ‘putting the hallucinogenics down’ and making the protocol workA proposed undersea tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland has hit some credibility problems with one senior Conservative MP describing it as a Doctor Dolittle fantasy designed to distract from post-Brexit border check problems.“The trains could be pulled by an inexhaustible herd of unicorns overseen by stern, officious dodos,” tweeted Simon Hoare, the Tory MP who chairs Westminster’s Norther Ir...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Scotland, Conservative, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Transport, Rail transport, Westminster, Brexit, Irish Sea, Dolittle, Norther Ireland

Troubles pension: NI Executive must fund scheme, court rules

The Court of Appeal says it is giving Stormont and Westminster four weeks to find a solution.
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Report card: How we graded every city, county in California on meeting RHNA housing permit goals

Every city and county in California is required to plan for adequate housing across income levels. But how many actually issue enough permits to meet their state-mandated construction goals? For the second year, the Southern California News Group has created a report card to show how every jurisdiction in the state is doing. Report card: California cities, counties failing again on affordable housing goals Making the grade Through a process called the Regional Housing Needs Assessment, or RH...
Tags: Business, News, California, Housing, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Westminster, Orange, Sonoma, San Marino, Southern California, Affordable Housing

Report card: California cities, counties failing again on affordable housing goals

Only 3% of California’s cities and counties are fully on track to meet state goals to build sufficient housing — and 30% are failing to issue any permits at all for affordable housing, an analysis of state data shows. The Southern California News Group used that data to create its second annual housing permit report card for all 539 cities and counties in the state. Only 33 were doing well enough to earn an A, while 96 got an F. The average grade was a C-minus. There was some improvement from th...
Tags: Business, News, California, Housing, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Westminster, City Council, Pasadena, San Marino, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Affordable Housing

UK: Devolution In The UK (Video) - Gowling WLG

It is now 20 years since powers were devolved from Whitehall and Westminster to new legislative and executive bodies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In that time, ...
Tags: UK, News, Northern Ireland, Westminster, Whitehall, Scotland Wales

Scottish parliament rejects Westminster's 'spy cops' bill

Holyrood move means covert police bill will not cover Scotland when it comes into lawThe Scottish parliament has rejected a controversial bill from Westminster that potentially allows undercover agents to commit crimes, after Labour MSPs again ignored Keir Starmer’s policies.Scottish Labour’s MSPs voted alongside the Scottish National party, Scottish Greens and the Lib Dems to refuse legislative consent by Holyrood for the so-called “spy cops” bill after a short debate on Tuesday afternoon. Cont...
Tags: Politics, Law, Scotland, Police, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Scottish Labour, UK security and counter-terrorism, Scottish politics, MI5, Green Party, Westminster, Holyrood, Keir Starmer

Seafood lorries travel to Westminster for protest against Brexit red tape

Fishers ‘losing their livelihoods’ as delays hamper exports to the EU and trucks return emptyFishing lorries from Scotland and Devon descended on Westminster on Monday to stage a protest against the Brexit red tape they say is either delaying or ruining exports of their fresh shellfish to the EU.Trucks with slogans including “Brexit carnage” and “Incompetent government destroying shellfish industry” parked metres from Downing Street but they stopped short of carrying out their threat last week t...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Devon, Westminster, Downing Street, Brexit, Fishing Industry, EU Trucks

1 graph shows how far COVID-19 cases have soared in the UK since the more contagious variant was discovered

A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks across Westminster bridge in central London on January 8, 2021, as England entered a third lockdown. TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images The number of new coronavirus cases has soared — almost doubled — since the new, more infectious variant was announced on December 14, according to stats from the UK government. The UK government tightened restrictions in December and enforced a national lockdown on January 4 to try to curb the virus' spread following t...
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UK Covid live: Johnson confirms government will open 24/7 vaccination centres

Latest updates: PM faces Labour leader at PMQs; Johnson calls Rashford to say food parcel review under way; education secretary questioned by MPsHospital patients to be sent to hotels to free up bedsWhen will the worst of Covid be over?UK on course for record hospital admissions and deaths England Covid rules ‘have changed 64 times since March’Global coronavirus updates - live 12.29pm GMT Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP leader at Westminster, says trade between Britain and Northern Ireland i...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Britain, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, SNP, Schools, Boris Johnson, Westminster, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, School meals, DUP