A group has applied for a permit to hold a "straight pride" parade in Modesto, Calif., next month.
The city is in the final stages of reviewing the application for the event, which is slated for Aug. 24 at Graceada Park, said Thomas Reeves, community and media relations officer for Modesto. A decision is expected next week.
City Hall has been ...Read more
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello is poised to resign after two weeks of protests drew tens of thousands to the streets of San Juan, according to two of the island's largest newspapers. His departure would plunge the bankrupt island deeper into political chaos as it struggles to revive a recession-scarred economy and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Republicans voted down a bill Tuesday that would provide Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelans, a setback for South Florida lawmakers from both parties.
Democrats needed GOP support for a bill sponsored by Reps. Darren Soto, D-Fla., and Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., after they fast-tracked the measure to force a vote before the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- On the eve of Robert Mueller's appearance before two House committees, the chairman of one of the panels accused the Justice Department of attempting to "circumscribe" Mueller's testimony.
Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, in a letter to the former special counsel on Tuesday night, attacked the department for telling Mueller in a...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Days after a Los Angeles Times report revealed that the LAPD ordered an informant to spy on members of a political group planning protests against President Donald Trump in 2017, Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday that his agency would soon publish findings of an investigation into the matter, while also suggesting the group had ...Read more
MIAMI -- Elizabeth Draguillow wasn't happy when she was told she had to leave Italy because she overstayed her visa.
Draguillow, who had lived in Italy for about two years with her daughter, boarded an American Airlines plane in Italy July 9 to head to Peru, where she had lived prior.
But according to police and her family, the 62-year-old, ...Read more
MONTREAL -- Police in Canada are on the hunt for two teenagers wanted for the murder of an Australian man and his American girlfriend in Northern British Columbia and the death of another man whose body was found not far from the teens' burned out pickup truck days later.
Officials with Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday that Kam McLeod...Read more
Senate passes 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund on 97-2 vote
NEW YORK -- Congress can never do anything about the growing numbers of people still dying from 9/11, but the Senate voted Tuesday to ensure the words "Never Forget" will never be just a slogan for the cops, firefighters and everyone else to ran toward the twin towers after the worst ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden moved to position himself as an advocate of criminal justice reform Tuesday, releasing a plan designed, in part, to offset his history of aligning with law-and-order social conservatives, which has complicated his pitch to today's Democratic voters.
The plan Biden's campaign unveiled for reforming the nation's system of ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Robert S. Mueller III, who led a special counsel investigation that cast a cloud over the White House for nearly two years, will testify for the first time Wednesday about the Russia investigation in back-to-back House hearings that could bolster support for impeachment -- or cripple it.
Although Mueller has vowed to confine his ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- California regulators are teaming up with the United Nations to develop "sustainable insurance" guidelines that would help address climate-change-related disasters such as coastal flooding and larger wildfires -- the first such partnership of its kind between the international organization and a U.S. state, officials announced ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The idea of getting cancer from searching through the rubble of Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks -- and then standing guard over it for months -- didn't occur to Kevin Zweigbaum.
It did cross his mind that the swirling dust and fumes from the shattered World Trade Center might be unhealthy. Now retired, the New York City police ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is considering how to respond to Turkey's decision to accept a Russian missile-defense system, which has divided the two NATO allies and fueled outrage in Congress, according to senators who met with him Tuesday.
Trump is "frustrated by what he sees as a lack of options" after Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...Read more
Special counsel Robert Mueller will make is long-awaited debut in front of Congress Wednesday morning, where he will face questions from lawmakers for the first time about his lengthy report on Russia's interference into the 2016 election and steps President Donald Trump took to interfere with his investigation.
"The (Mueller) report presents ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's top executive stepped down Tuesday, one day after FBI agents raided the utility's downtown headquarters.
Mayor Eric Garcetti had announced weeks ago that David Wright, the DWP's general manager, would be leaving the utility Oct. 1. In the wake of the searches at the DWP and other ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Bijan Kian was convicted by a federal jury of secretly acting as an agent of the Turkish government while working with former national security adviser Michael Flynn, his onetime business partner.
The criminal case against Kian, who co-founded Flynn Intelligence Group, was one of several to grow out of the special counsel's ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- The American Civil Liberties Union is taking the federal government to court over a surveillance program that placed U.S. citizen activists, lawyers and journalists working in Tijuana on a secret government watchlist.
Starting in October 2018, federal law informant agencies including Customs and Border Protection and Immigration ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has directed Robert S. Mueller III not to go beyond the evidence in his 448-page report on the Russia investigation when he testifies Wednesday to the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. His spokesman said he would not stray past the "four walls" of the written report.
Of course, Democrats and ...Read more
MIAMI -- Whatever happened in Havana, where several U.S. diplomats became ill after hearing strange sounds, changed the brain structure of those affected, according to a new study published on Tuesday.
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine analyzed magnetic resonance imaging scans of 40 people -- 23 men and 17...Read more
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans expect to keep things simple when former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies Wednesday.
They're unlikely to pontificate or make fiery speeches. They'll aim to defend President Trump with logic and fact. And they will probably bring up a favorite conservative topic: Allegations of possible FBI misconduct in ...Read more
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