Category Archives: National News

The Trump Administration is cutting almost one-billion dollars from federal funding for California’s high-speed rail. By Kevin Tripp, KABC The US Department of Transportation says they’re cutting the funds because California is failing to make progress on the project. They’re halting a 929-million dollar grant that’s part of a 2010 agreement. Governor Gavin Newsom says the decision is illegal. The Trump Administration is also considering asking California to…MORE

Alabama governor signs nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion bill into law.

By Caroline Kelly, CNN Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison. “Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature,” said Ivey,…MORE

SF journalist’s home raided over confidential source

Freelance journalist Bryan Carmody found himself the target of San Francisco police after he refused to identify a confidential source in the death of the city’s longtime public defender, Jeff Adachi. “They seized 55 items from my home while they were in the process of searching my home,” Carmody said on 790 KABC’s The Morning…MORE

A woman played dead to save herself from attacker on Appalachian Trail

By Emanuella Grinberg and Chuck Johnston, CNN A woman played dead so she could fend off a knife-wielding man accused of killing a hiker and threatening others in two separate incidents along the Appalachian Trail, according to law enforcement. The woman trekked six miles through a stretch of the trail in southwestern Virginia to report…MORE

Not-So-Happy Mother’s Day

Just in time for Mother’s Day, here are some stories making the news this week of some bad Mom’s & some bad kids getting in trouble.MORE

FBI says it’s working with Silicon Valley to stop election meddling

By Donie O’Sullivan, CNN Business The FBI’s relationship with Silicon Valley in tackling foreign influence campaigns targeting the United States has “changed dramatically,” FBI Director Christopher Wray told senators on Tuesday, citing what he said was an improvement in cooperation between the agency and Big Tech. “I think that there is enormous value to be…MORE

Farrakhan social media manager predicts backlash to Facebook ban

Louis Farrakhan, the longtime leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, was removed from both Facebook and Instagram last Thursday for violations of Facebook’s policies, ​the website said in a statement. Nation of Islam member and Minster Farrakhan’s social media manager Jesse Muhammad a.k.a. “Brother Jesse” says the ban is not justified. “The minister is…MORE

Global stocks drop after Trump risks ‘full-on’ trade war with China.

By Rob McLean and Julia Horowitz, CNN Business President Donald Trump sent shivers through global markets on Monday, with stocks plunging after he threatened new tariffs that would escalate the US-China trade war. The Shanghai Composite plunged 5.6%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell nearly 3%. The Stoxx Europe 600 index dropped about 1%. Oil futures dropped to their lowest level in a month before…MORE

Here’s why cruise ships are the ideal incubators for measles and other diseases.

By Nicole Chavez, CNN A crew member fell ill with measles, prompting fears of an outbreak on a cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology — and it’s the latest reminder that infectious diseases can spread among hundreds of people. The quarantine at the Freewinds might be unique but scores of travelers have gotten sick when…MORE