South LA gets $10M in Caltrans beautification grants

South LA gets M in Caltrans beautification grants

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The city of Los Angeles has received two $5 million grants to reduce litter and beautify neighborhoods in South Los Angeles. The grants were awarded by Caltrans to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. They’ll go to the South Los Angeles Rising and Jordan Downs Beautification and Liter … Read more

Biden’s North Korea strategy is a long way from Trump’s showy diplomacy

Biden’s North Korea strategy is a long way from Trump’s showy diplomacy

Seoul CNN  —  President Joe Biden did not sound Saturday like he was expecting any “love letters” from Kim Jong Un – he can’t even get a response to an offer of coronavirus vaccines as the hermit kingdom is hit by its first major Covid-19 outbreak. And during a news conference here Saturday, he did … Read more

New York court releases new congressional map after Democratic-drawn lines were blocked

New York court releases new congressional map after Democratic-drawn lines were blocked

The map, which makes a few changes to the special master’s earlier draft, would still create 15 US House districts that favor Democrats and around half a dozen competitive seats. Under a blocked map the legislature drew earlier this year, Democrats had hoped to have an easier to path to about 22 House seats from … Read more

NATO Bids From Finland and Sweden Now Depend on Turkey’s President

NATO Bids From Finland and Sweden Now Depend on Turkey’s President

ISTANBUL—NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, potentially among the most dramatic shifts in European security policy in decades, now depends largely on the decision of one man: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mr. Erdogan’s decision to block a speedy entrance for the two countries into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has opened the door to … Read more

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces he’s running for Congress

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces he’s running for Congress

De Blasio left office less than six months ago after serving two terms as mayor. He had previously considered a run for governor before deciding against it. But with the jumbling of New York’s redistricting process, which has seen one congressional map drawn by state Democratic lawmakers struck down by New York’s highest court and … Read more

An author who studies diverse democracies shares what he sees as the future of the US

An author who studies diverse democracies shares what he sees as the future of the US

Those who subscribe to the theory — many of them White conservatives — believe a secret group of elites are using non-White immigrants and Black people to intermarry with and “outbreed” White people “until they no longer exist.” “Over the past days … (replacement theory) has, for very good reason, been widely condemned,” Mounk says. … Read more

Infant formula shortage throws the West Wing into crisis mode

Infant formula shortage throws the West Wing into crisis mode

Officials — who have deployed wartime measures and bypassing normal airfreight routes in response — are now confronting criticism that the FDA moved too slowly to address warning signs. At the same time, they’re attempting to learn whether formula companies are actually short on ingredients, while also trying to tackle potential price gouging. Officials in … Read more

New York lawmakers expected to take up abortion measures

New York lawmakers expected to take up abortion measures

A package of measures meant to ensure access to abortion and related services for women both in New York, as well as those living in states where the procedure could be outlawed, are expected to be approved in the coming weeks.  Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Kathy Hochul are expected to agree to the measures in … Read more

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of COVID-19 across his unvaccinated populace and hinted at easing virus restrictions to nurse a decaying economy. The outbreak has caused concern about … Read more