Civil society groups demand that the Biden administration invest the FEMA funds allocated for the Puerto Rico electric system in life-saving rooftop solar and storage systems to achieve environmental and climate justice in Puerto Rico.
According to the Associated Press, Ying Ma, a spokeswoman for Elder, said the campaign wants “every proper vote to be counted.”
“This raffle is very important, and I call on all the people, those who can help buying a ticket, or two or three,” said President Andrés Manue López Obrador.
“I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay,” Milley told Chinese officials in the first call.
“Guns aren’t just tools of intimidation and violence, they are often how extremist groups message and recruit,” said Everytown for Gun Safety’s Justin Wagner.
There is insufficient evidence that gargling Betadine treats and prevents COVID-19 with experts warning it is highly toxic when ingested.
Opponents of the slogan argue that its origins, which stem from the Battle of Gonzales in 1835, are steeped in racist and anti-Mexican ideology.
“Not having this knowledge has profound repercussions,” a professor at University College London wrote in the report.
“There’s no imminent threat to Giant Forest but that is a potential,” said a fire information officer for Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.
At the Intelligence & National Security Summit, General Paul Nakasone said he’s launching an efforts to link U.S. adversaries to cyberattacks.
Norm Macdonald, a comic who was beloved as anchor of “Saturday Night Live’s” popular “Weekend Update” segments, died Tuesday, according to multiple reports, citing his manager.
Millions of workers have left their jobs in recent months. So how do you know if it’s time for you to start looking for a new role?
More than six years after a crime documentary triggered a murder charge against real estate scion Robert Durst, a jury in Los Angeles on Tuesday began deliberating the fate of the eccentric Manhattan millionaire.
The nation’s poverty rate rose to 11.4% last year, but the first two rounds of federal stimulus payments helped keep 11.7 million Americans out of poverty, according to Census Bureau data released Tuesday.
Every word of the forthcoming tell-all by the former White House press secretary and chief of staff to Melania Trump might be true, but don’t forget: Grisham isn’t a light illuminating the Trump administration’s darkness, writes Jill Filipovic. She is one of them, who pushed Trump’s vile messages and left America cracked and perhaps forever… Continue reading Stephanie Grisham doesn’t deserve a pass for shedding light on Melania Trump’s misdeeds
The US Justice Department on Tuesday announced a statewide investigation into prisons in Georgia, focusing on prisoner-on-prisoner violence and sexual abuse of gay, lesbian and transgender prisoners by prisoners and staff.
A vaccine mandate for US air travel is an idea that Dr. Anthony Fauci supports, but the travel industry is not on board.
Federal law enforcement officers will be banned from using neck restraints during arrests and using no-knock entries while executing warrants except in rare cases, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Boston voters headed to the polls to decide which two candidates in this overwhelmingly Democratic city will move on to the November 2 general election. Which is how it’s been every four years for a very long time.
In this courtroom artist’s sketch R. Kelly (left) listens during his trial in New York in August. | Associated Press According to a court document filed Tuesday, an enraged Kelly can be heard on one tape accusing an unidentified woman of lying to him before beginning to assault her: “If you lie to me, I’m… Continue reading R. Kelly caught on tape threatening victims, prosecutors say
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday introduced a new ordinance that would allow the city to file lawsuits and go after gang members’ assets. The ordinance, which the Chicago Tribune reports could allow fines as high as $10,000 for each offense and give courts the ability to seize “any property that is directly or indirectly… Continue reading Chicago Mayor Introduces Ordinance That Would Allow City to Sue Gang Members
Norm Macdonald, an influential comedian known for anchoring the Weekend Update desk on “Saturday Night Live,” has died. The comedian’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him at the time of his death Tuesday, said Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade but was determined to keep his… Continue reading Norm Macdonald, Comedian and Former ‘SNL’ Cast Member, Dies at 61
The FBI and Chicago police are seeking information on a man wanted for a violent hate crime last month at a CTA station in Uptown. On Aug. 15, the attacker allegedly followed a 30-year-old man into the Argyle station on the CTA’s Red Line and struck him in the head from behind, causing him to fall,… Continue reading Man Wanted For Hate Crime At Red Line Argyle Stop
The California recall election that could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office wraps up Tuesday. Nearly 8 million mail-in ballots — the form of voting most Californians use — already have been returned out of 22 million sent to registered voters. The contest unfolded this summer as the nation’s most populous state saw a surge… Continue reading California Recall Election: What You Need to Know
Mariano “Mario” Martinez leaves federal court in Chicago after pleading guilty in 2019 to a heroin charge and admitting in his plea agreement to bribing two Summit officials. | Robert Herguth/Sun-Times file Mariano “Mario” Martinez has ties to the late state Sen. Martin Sandoval and Ald. Edward M. Burke through Rudy Acosta Sr., who was… Continue reading Bar operator who admitted bribing Summit officials gets 18 months in drug case
The Chicago area could be in for a series of showers and thunderstorms, some of which may become severe, threatening to bring damaging winds, heavy rain and hail to some locations. The storms come as a cold front pushes its way into the region. Showers and storms are expected to develop ahead of the approaching… Continue reading Damaging Winds, Hail, Heavy Rain: Severe Weather Possible in Chicago Area Tuesday
Connecticut and the District of Columbia were removed from Chicago’s travel advisory, city officials announced Tuesday, marking the only locations to not be listed under the “orange” category of the travel guidance. Last week, the advisory was updated to include every U.S. state, making Vermont the final location to be added to the city’s warning… Continue reading Connecticut, D.C. Removed From Chicago’s Travel Advisory
Poverty declined in 2020 by one measure following large amounts of federal aid enacted due to the coronavirus pandemic, including stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment benefits. The so-called supplemental poverty rate, which adds in government assistance to low-income individuals, declined to 9.1% in 2020 from 11.8% in the previous year, according to a Tuesday report… Continue reading Stimulus Checks and Unemployment Benefits Lowered Poverty in 2020, Census Says
Chicago’s Girl and the Goat chef Stephanie Izard has put her unique Near West Side home on the market. The TV personality’s 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood is selling for $1.35 million , according to the listing. Here’s a look inside: Izard is a James Beard award-winning chef, who was also named… Continue reading Take a Peak Inside Girl and the Goat Chef Stephanie Izard’s Unique Chicago Home Now For Sale
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has announced two new exceptions that will allow some runners to defer their entries to 2022, if needed in the lead-up to this year’s race. In an update Tuesday, organizers said participants who test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event – meaning on or after Sept.… Continue reading 2 Exceptions That Will Allow Bank of America Chicago Marathon Runners to Defer to 2022
Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera in January 2016 in Mexico City as he was escorted by Mexican soldiers following his recapture. | Eduardo Verdugo / AP file The cameras that covered every angle of the modest home’s exterior are gone now. The hole under a bathtub leading to escape tunnels? Covered with concrete.… Continue reading El Chapo’s safe house to be given away in lottery by Mexico’s government
Comic Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host during the 1990s, has died. Macdonald, who was 61, died Tuesday after a nine-year battle with cancer that he kept private, according to Brillstein Entertainment Partners, his management firm in Los Angeles. The son of two schoolteachers raised in… Continue reading Norm Macdonald, acclaimed comedian and ‘Saturday Night Live’ star, dies at 61
On a single day last November, two events helped set the course for just the second recall election against a governor in California history: Gov. Gavin Newsom dined with 11 friends and lobbyists at one of the country’s most expensive restaurants as he pleaded with Californians to stay home, while those looking to kick him… Continue reading Why is California Gov. Newsom facing recall? Frustration with COVID orders led to election
California Republicans were trying to contain a fire of their own making a day before voting ends in the recall election against Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, persuading their voters to turn out Tuesday even as party leaders promoted unsubstantiated claims that the race was rigged or compromised by misconduct. Larry Elder, one of the leading Republican… Continue reading California Republicans push unfounded fraud claims ahead of recall election
With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s fate at stake, Californians on Tuesday cast the last of the ballots that will decide whether he continues to lead them or if the nation’s most populous state veers in a more conservative direction amid anger over his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Newsom, a Democrat who is leading in polls,… Continue reading After final campaign push from Biden, Californians to decide whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom
California’s coronavirus transmission rates are dropping, a hopeful sign amid a summer surge fueled by the Delta variant, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state’s coronavirus transmission level has fallen from “high” to “substantial,” the second-highest tier as defined by the CDC. California is now one of… Continue reading California’s coronavirus cases are dropping, CDC says
As President Biden escalates his administration’s efforts to require Americans to get vaccinated, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco says he will not enforce any vaccine mandates for Sheriff’s Department employees. Describing himself as “the last line of defense from tyrannical government overreach,” Bianco on Monday doubled down on statements he made during a Thursday episode… Continue reading Riverside County sheriff says he won’t impose COVID vaccine mandates
A civilian contractor receives his COVID-19 vaccine on Sept. 9 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The Pentagon has mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all military service members. | Getty Employers and government agencies have an obligation to do all they can to protect everyone from the devastating effects of COVID-19. As the pandemic continues, our organizations are… Continue reading We’re requiring every employee to get vaccinated — and you should, too
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police are working to figure out what exactly led to a man’s death in north Austin on Tuesday morning. At around 9:20 a.m., Austin Police Department officers responded to the intersection of Cameron Road and Rutherford Lane after reports of a crash. On arrival, they discovered a man with signs of bodily… Continue reading APD investigating suspicious death after shooting and crash in north Austin
Lawyers Richard Linden, left, and Robert Fioretti are representing Sgt. Marc Vanek in his whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times The police lieutenant, when confronted about his use of cops to guard his home, said “Mind your own f—— business, this is my unit and I will do what I… Continue reading Sergeant files whistleblower lawsuit over order to guard his boss’s Bridgeport home during riots, looting last year
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Travis County Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday a proposal to use $110 million in federal relief funds to build housing for people experiencing homelessness. The plan will go toward construction on multiple tiny homes and apartments. Some of that could funnel money into projects like Burleson Village, a community for 700 people in southeast… Continue reading Travis County Commissioners unanimously pass plan to invest $110 million in supportive housing
The Chicago City Council convened Tuesday to consider approving a new contract with the Fraternal Order of Police, among other matters. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times Today’s update is a 5-minute read that will brief you on the day’s biggest stories. Good afternoon. Here’s the latest news you need to know in Chicago. It’s about a 5-minute… Continue reading Afternoon Edition: Sept. 14, 2021
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A federal judge spent hours questioning and reprimanding Texas officials over an escalating crisis in the state’s foster care system, as hundreds of children are still sleeping in offices and hotels. “I understand you are trying, but it’s not working,” U.S. District Judge Janis Jack told officials at the Texas Department of… Continue reading Federal judge calls for ‘blessing of the governor’ and better solutions to Texas foster care crisis
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Ticket refunds are now available for fans after singer Michael Bublé canceled his upcoming show in Austin, citing the venue’s unmet requests for more COVID-19 safety protocols. The concert was scheduled for Sept. 20 at the Frank Erwin Center. However, Bublé posted a message on social media Monday, which stated he would… Continue reading Michael Bublé cancels Austin concert after venue unable to expand COVID-19 protocols
AUSTIN (KXAN) — While case numbers and hospitalizations are finally creeping down, which could help Austin and Travis County loosen guidelines, health officials are still waiting to see what impact Labor Day weekend had on those metrics. Schools also remain a concern for health leaders. As of Monday, there are 15 pediatric hospitalizations in Austin-Travis… Continue reading Austin-Travis County could downgrade to Stage 4 COVID-19 guidelines soon — here’s what could hinder that
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Jorge Lozano’s name. TRAVIS COUNTY (KXAN) — The Texas Department of Public Safety identified a man Monday who died in a crash just outside the Austin city limits Sept. 12. Texas DPS said Jorge Lozano, 64, of Del Valle was driving a… Continue reading Texas DPS identifies man who died in southeast Travis County crash Sept. 12
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Independent School District is hosting virtual conversations in both English and Spanish concerning the next potential bond and the district’s plans for 2022 and beyond. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, AISD officials will host a Spanish-language session with English interpretation from 6-8 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 18, there will be an… Continue reading AISD focusing on equity in virtual meetings about long term plans, next potential bond
Ald. James Gardiner spoke on the Chicago City Council floor on Tuesday to apologize to his colleagues. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times “I take full responsibility for my offensive words in those messages,” Gardiner said. “Unfortunately those comments do not reflect my values … I want to make it clear that I have never acted on those… Continue reading Gardiner apologizes on Council floor for profane, threatening, misogynistic text messages
SAN FRANCISCO, USA, Sep 14 (IPS) – Last weekend, U.S. corporate media continued a 20-year repetition compulsion to evade the central role of the USA in causing vast carnage and misery due to the so-called War on Terror. But millions of Americans fervently oppose the military-industrial complex and its extremely immoral nonstop warfare. Read the… Continue reading As War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 14 (IPS) – Timely interventions by civil society, including concerned scientists, have prevented many likely abuses of next week’s UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). The Secretary General (UNSG) must now prevent UN endorsement of what remains of its prime movers’ corporate agenda. Read the full story, “Food Systems Summits Scientistic Threat”,… Continue reading Food Systems Summits Scientistic Threat