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Hundreds of Mexico City buildings may now be uninhabitable

Hundreds of Mexico City buildings may now be uninhabitable

Jessica Cruz slept in a crowded Mexico City gym this week, flanked by exercise equipment, a baby carriage, a large pile of stuffed animals and a small bag of diapers for her baby boy. The workout room, laden with blue foam mats, was far from comfortable. But for Cruz, it was way better than returning […]

US bombers fly off east coast of North Korea: Pentagon

US bombers fly off east coast of North Korea: Pentagon

US bombers flew off the east coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force designed to project American military power in the face of Pyongyang’s weapons programs, escalating already sky-high tensions. The flight came after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s regime, as […]

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off the Northern California coast

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off the Northern California coast

A shallow magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck beneath the Pacific Ocean off the Northern California coast Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami warnings were issued for the coast, according to the National Weather Service. The temblor occurred at 12:50 p.m. at a depth of 2.5 miles, according to the USGS. Its epicenter […]

FACT CHECK: Does Medicaid Cover A Third Of All Californians?

FACT CHECK: Does Medicaid Cover A Third Of All Californians?

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein claimed that Medicaid “covers 1 in 3 Californians, including children, seniors in nursing homes and those with disabilities” in a Thursday tweet. Verdict: True The data support Feinstein’s claim that one-third of Californians receive health coverage through Medicaid. Fact Check: Medicaid, first introduced in the 1960s, is a welfare program in […]

McCain torpedoes Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

McCain torpedoes Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

US Senator John McCain Friday announced his opposition to the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama’s signature health care law, likely dooming the repeal effort. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” McCain said of the bill proposed by fellow Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. “I believe we could […]

CERF: California growth continues to slow Policies constrain economy for the state and nation

CERF: California growth continues to slow Policies constrain economy for the state and nation

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting released its 2017 Third Quarter California and United States Forecast on Thursday, Sept. 21. I Highlights: California’s economic growth has slowed compared to the nation. The forecast is for continued slowing, with GDP growth declining to just 2.3 percent over the next two years and […]

California Legislature Demands Apology From Trump

California Legislature Demands Apology From Trump

The California Legislature has passed a resolution demanding President Donald Trump apologize for what it calls his “racist and bigoted behavior.” House Resolution 57 also “supports Congress’ efforts to censure” Trump and calls for other states to do likewise. It was prompted by Trump’s response to the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that […]

End of session defined by higher taxes, anti-Trump and union priorities

End of session defined by higher taxes, anti-Trump and union priorities

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – California’s legislative session, which completed its work in the wee hours Saturday morning, was one of the more controversial ones in years, given the degree to which the Democratic majority was able to secure various tax and fee increases. It was also one of the more divisive recent sessions from a partisan […]

Water district vote deals major blow to California’s delta tunnel project

Water district vote deals major blow to California’s delta tunnel project

LOS ANGELES — The board of the Westlands Water District on Tuesday dealt a potentially fatal blow to the most ambitious California water project planned in decades. By a 7-1 vote, the board of the state’s largest irrigation district decided not to join the California WaterFix, a $17 billion project that would re-engineer the way […]

Japan PM says time for North Korea dialogue is over

Japan PM says time for North Korea dialogue is over

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday declared the time for dialogue with North Korea to be over and rallied behind a US warning that “all options” are on the table. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abe said “there is not much time left” to take action on North Korea, which in recent weeks has […]

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