SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom spent the past week working through a stack of hundreds of bills, signing significant legislation on everything from housing to abortion rights. But he also vetoed more bills than he had in the last two years combined while sending a particular message: Now is no time for California to go on a ...Read more
All that’s left of Ana Kapel’s home not far from the once lively Times Square of Fort Myers Beach are her porch steps.
At The Pier Peddler, a gift shop that Kapel managed, she gazed at the wreckage of the building that stood there on Fifth Street since 1985, talking with her friend Candy Miller, a local muralist, about what happened to ...Read more
As Nichole Schwend weaves through the basalt rocks that litter Celebration Park, she points to faint engravings on the dark desert rocks and asks visitors what they see.
One carving near the Celebration Park Visitor’s Center looks like a circle with two rectangles on top of it.
Schwend, director of Canyon County Parks, Cultural and Natural...Read more
Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, a staunch critic of Vladimir Putin, won a decisive victory in general elections as voters punished a party backed by ethnic Russians, an exit poll showed.
Bolstered by its vocal opposition of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Karins’s New Unity won 16.8% of the vote, according partial results showing 540...Read more
WASHINGTON — Rex Tillerson, who served as Secretary of State for little more than a year during the Trump administration, will testify next week as a prosecution witness at the trial of Tom Barrack, defense lawyers said Saturday.
Barrack’s lawyers wrote to U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday to say prosecutors...Read more
Former President Jimmy Carter planned a simple 98th birthday celebration with family, friends and the Atlanta Braves. But the well-wishes extended far beyond his Plains, Georgia, home.
Many around the country used social media to post greetings to the 39th president, including former President Barack Obama.
“Happy 98th birthday, President ...Read more
Tropical Storm Ian has claimed four lives in North Carolina thus far, Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday, including the victims of two traffic accidents and a carbon monoxide poisoning, all in Johnston County.
“The storm has passed, but many hazards remain with downed trees, downed power lines and power outages,” Cooper said. “We mourn with ...Read more
Thousands of Iranian Americans marched through the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday in solidarity with the protests that have rocked Iran since the death of a young woman in police custody three weeks ago.
At Pershing Square on Saturday morning, protest leaders with megaphones led chants of “zan, zendegi, azadi,” or “woman, ...Read more
They are the buzzwords of New York City crime circa 2022: Random and unprovoked.
A chilling spate of recent incidents involving innocent victims runs the gamut from a woman savagely beaten inside a Queens subway station to a 17-year-old Brooklyn girl killed by a stray bullet to a Mexican immigrant nearly killed by a sucker-punch outside a ...Read more
Over six inches of rain fell in Summerville, as Hurricane Ian hit South Carolina, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Columbia and Richland County were spared the worst of Ian’s rain, which fell mostly on the coast.
Data from the USGS showed the majority of Ian’s rainfall in the eastern half of the state as the storm hit the...Read more
Iran has released from detention an Iranian-American businessman who was jailed seven years ago during a visit to Tehran, and his elderly father, the United Nations said in a statement on Saturday.
The announcement comes as indirect talks between Iran and the U.S. over how to revive the 2015 nuclear deal remain stalled and as Tehran’s ...Read more
Madame Wu and then-Gov. Pete Wilson at a closing party at Madame Wu’s Garden in 1998.(Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
LOS ANGELES — Her long black hair piled atop her head and stunning in a floor-length silk gown, Madame Sylvia Wu would step from her Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and — smiling broadly — push open the red double doors of her ...Read more
Roughly 10,000 people throughout Florida remain housed in shelters after evacuating their homes, officials said Saturday, as Hurricane Ian response efforts continued three days after the disaster.
The number of people displaced — which does not include those who are not staying in shelters — was yet another sign of the level of destruction ...Read more
It was Tuesday morning, the day before Hurricane Ian bulldozed into Southwest Florida and already less than 24 hours before Gov. Ron DeSantis declared it was too late for remaining residents to evacuate.
But at a Collier County Commission meeting, officials agreed they should pray for Tampa Bay.
“There’s a lot of reasons for us to be ...Read more
With many homes across the country without electricity or water for four days, residents of Havana blocked some of the city’s main avenues and banged pots and pans on Saturday, the third day of demonstrations following the collapse of the electrical grid after hurricane Ian battered the island early this week.
On Saturday morning, women ...Read more
Space is getting too crowded.
New rules governing space junk were finalized this week by the Federal Communications Commission.
Space junk — formally known as orbital debris — has become so prevalent in low-Earth orbits that it’s hard to find safe space for active missions, according to the FCC.
“Since 1957 humanity has put about 10,...Read more
The National Archives said it still doesn’t have all of the records from White House staffers that it should have received at the end of former President Donald Trump’s administration and will continue to pursue missing material.
“While there is no easy way to establish absolute accountability, we do know that we do not have custody of ...Read more
Pasco, a young black Labrador retriever on his first search and rescue mission, quickly picked up the scent on Anchorage Street. He led a Miami firefighter to the top of a rubble pile and jumped down the other side.
”Confirmed!” the firefighter shouted over the din of a helicopter passing overhead. “One deceased.”
Pasco is trained to ...Read more
Making landfall earlier this week on the west coast of Florida, Hurricane Ian’s near Category 5 intensity left behind terrible devastation, leveling homes, bringing life-threatening flooding and leaving millions without power.
The storm landed Wednesday afternoon on the island of Cayo Costa near Fort Myers and Cape Coral. It battered the west...Read more
President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for North Carolina, enabling the federal government to provide Hurricane Ian-related equipment, money and other aid to the state, officials said Saturday.
FEMA will now coordinate all disaster-relief efforts in North Carolina and on lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, according to...Read more
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