Mystery trader's debt-ceiling windfall sparks insider concerns
The U.S. government’s move to greenlight a 300-mile natural gas pipeline as part of legislation to stave off a Treasury default shocked just about everyone, except for a mystery trader who somehow appears to have seen it...Read more
Seven shot, one fatally, in overnight mass shooting in Chicago
Seven people were shot, one fatally, in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood overnight Sunday, police said.
A group was gathered outside in the 4800 block of West Iowa Street around 1 a.m. when an argument broke out, and ...Read more
Training center costs call years of promises into question
In the spring of 2021, the Atlanta Police Foundation announced an attractive deal for city taxpayers.
If the city put up $30 million for a public safety training center, the nonprofit and its philanthropic partners would ...Read more
Florida school districts are losing superintendents. It's tough out there
TAMPA, Fla., — As school board candidates backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and Moms for Liberty gain a foothold across Florida, they’ve targeted superintendents as barriers to their agenda.
Since November, the chief ...Read more
One barrier to Alzheimer's diagnoses could crumble with discovery of a blood biomarker
PITTSBURGH — “My mother has always been my hero,” Mario Browne told a crowd of 180 people on Thursday.
Standing by his side was that 79-year-old hero, Joyce Browne, who was diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s ...Read more
Pervasive NYC pickleball panic besets an Upper East Side park
NEW YORK — Fears over the steady encroachment of pickleball courts into public spaces across NYC triggered confusion over a potential new court on the Upper East Side and fervent calls to hold the line against the trendy...Read more
Kansas City homeless program could be model for mental illness treatment, advocates say
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After leaving prison, where he’d been incarcerated for nearly three decades, a man in his 60s took up residence in the woods of Kansas City, where he stayed for five years.
He eventually found his ...Read more
How US counts people from Middle East, North Africa could change under Biden
DETROIT — When Sara Moughni filled out the race and ethnicity questions on the SAT a couple years ago, her choices were the usual, including White, African American, Asian, American Indian or "other." She begrudgingly ...Read more
More states line up to serve free school meals to all kids
During his long career as a high school teacher, New York state Sen. John Mannion often reached into his own pocket to cover the cost of lunches for kids who didn’t have the funds.
“I watched kids get to the end of ...Read more
A Catch-22 for clinics: State bans limit abortion counseling. Federal Title X rules require it
State abortion bans in Tennessee and beyond, which constrain women’s health care, have put family planning clinics at risk of losing their federal funding.
The conflict involves the Title X family planning program, ...Read more
For many Black Californians, skepticism and hope over reparations
LOS ANGELES — Carolyn Peters grew up during a time when Compton was a mostly white middle-class suburb, and she was part of her generation's vanguard, as one of the first Black students to integrate the city's Roosevelt ...Read more
California is investigating who sent 16 migrants from Texas to doorstep of Sacramento diocese
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento on Friday received some unexpected visitors: 16 migrants from South America who had been flown in on a private chartered jet from New Mexico after being transported from the border ...Read more
A Strawberry Moon will be visible this weekend. What it is and how to see it
After what felt like weeks of rain in some portions of the country, skies should be clear enough in many places this weekend to see June’s full moon, dubbed the Strawberry Moon.
Some communities have planned local ...Read more
Admitted Goonie gang member testifies against former associates in federal racketeering case
CHICAGO — Chicago gang member Alvin Vaughn was arrested in 2017 on relatively minor federal charges of being a felon in possession of weapons at a suburban gun range, but it was immediately clear that something bigger ...Read more
Video shows deputy slamming handcuffed inmate into concrete wall at Men's Central Jail
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was caught on a jail surveillance camera slamming a handcuffed inmate’s head into a concrete wall at the Men’s Central Jail with no apparent provocation.
The ...Read more
China military says it tracked US Navy through Taiwan Strait
China tracked two American and Canadian warships transiting through the Taiwan Strait Saturday, even as U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin warned against conflict in the region.
China’s navy and air force tracked ...Read more
16 migrants from Texas flown to Sacramento, dropped off on doorstep of Catholic diocese
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sixteen migrants from Venezuela and Colombia were taken from El Paso, Texas, to New Mexico, and then flown by private chartered jet to Sacramento where they were left on the doorstep of the Roman ...Read more
Dunleavy administration pushes for policy change to limit transgender athletes in Alaska schools
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska education department is moving forward with a recommendation to limit the ways transgender kids can participate in school sports, amid no movement from the Legislature on bills involving ...Read more
Temecula Valley school board rejects social studies curriculum that would have included Harvey Milk
Temecula Valley Unified School District elementary schools may not have enough social studies textbooks for the upcoming school year after a majority of the school board voted to oppose a new curriculum because it mentions...Read more
Great white sharks more common off California coast than previously thought, study says
If you swam off the coast of Santa Barbara or San Diego recently, chances are you had company. You just may not have noticed.
A new study from California State, Long Beach found that juvenile white sharks are more common ...Read more
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