Author archive: Christina Paulos

US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats Cybersecurity
US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats
February 16, 2019
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Senators at a congressional hearing Thursday thanked the Defense Department’s cyber security force for protecting the 2018 midterm elections but warned that foreign hacking threats are likely to only get worse. Americans sometimes unrealistically convince themselves they have the world’s best defenses against cyber-attacks, said Sen. James Inhofe,… Read More

An Islamic State Bride Asks to Come Home In The News
An Islamic State Bride Asks to Come Home
February 16, 2019
by Christina Paulos

LONDON — In February 2015, a grainy still photo from closed-circuit TV footage that became familiar to almost everyone in Britain showed a slightly built London schoolgirl stepping through the narrow gate of an airport security scanner. Read More

Will ‘Basic Income’ Become the California Norm? Economy
Will ‘Basic Income’ Become the California Norm?
February 16, 2019
by Christina Paulos

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After months of planning, Stockton, Calif., is sending debit cards loaded with $500 to a select group of residents starting Friday as part of a closely watched experiment in universal basic income, the first led by a U.S. city. Read More

All Mail-In Ballots in 2 NC Counties Were Tainted Elections
All Mail-In Ballots in 2 NC Counties Were Tainted
February 16, 2019
by Christina Paulos

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ballot harvesting by a Bladen County political operative “tainted” more ballots than the current margin in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, Democrat Dan McCready’s attorneys allege in documents filed to the state board of elections. Read More

Compensation Fund for 9/11 Victims to Slash Payouts In The News
Compensation Fund for 9/11 Victims to Slash Payouts
February 16, 2019
by Christina Paulos

WASHINGTON — The 9/11 fund is running out of money, and will slash payments by at least half for growing numbers of people getting sick or dying from the toxins unleashed in the terror attacks of 2001, officials announced Friday. Read More

Trump Declares Border Emergency White House
Trump Declares Border Emergency
February 16, 2019
by Christina Paulos

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was brushed off by Mexico, outfoxed by Democrats and feeling abandoned by Republicans. So on Friday, he declared the national immigration emergency he had been threatening for months, casting the fate of his signature campaign promise... Read More

Move Over Measles, A Syphilis Epidemic Is Brewing Health
Move Over Measles, A Syphilis Epidemic Is Brewing
February 16, 2019
by Michael Cheng

Measles may not be the only medical outbreak individuals must cautiously avoid on the streets. Syphilis (Treponema pallidum), a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (STD), is making a comeback across the US. Furthermore, a congenital form of the infection is currently targeting pregnant mothers and their newborns, prompting health officials… Read More

Marijuana Businesses Ask Congress To Grant Them Banking Services Economy
Marijuana Businesses Ask Congress To Grant Them Banking Services
February 16, 2019
by Tom Ramstack

The lack of legal banking services for marijuana-related businesses is creating unnecessary economic barriers and encouraging crime, the owner of a Washington, D.C. marijuana business told Congress this week. A House Financial Services subcommittee called the hearing to determine whether federal law that bans banking services… Read More

Congress Pauses to Remember John Dingell Congress
Congress Pauses to Remember John Dingell
February 15, 2019
by Christina Paulos

WASHINGTON — In the last 24 hours of his long life, John D. Dingell, 92, was visited by a few old friends and House colleagues. One of them was House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who eulogized Congress’ longest-serving member Thursday, and recalled that even in... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Census Question That Could Undercut California’s Power Supreme Court
Supreme Court Weighs Census Question That Could Undercut California’s Power
February 15, 2019
by Christina Paulos

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court meets behind closed doors Friday to weigh a question that could shape the political power of California for the decade ahead. Read More

Congress Passes Bill to Avert Shutdown as Trump Vows to Declare Emergency to Build Wall In The News
Congress Passes Bill to Avert Shutdown as Trump Vows to Declare Emergency to Build Wall
February 15, 2019
by Christina Paulos

WASHINGTON — The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump will sign a must-pass government spending bill even though it lacks border wall funding and then declare a national emergency to pull money for wall construction from other parts... Read More

Pay Attention to This Little-Noticed Opioid Lawsuit in Oklahoma Health
Pay Attention to This Little-Noticed Opioid Lawsuit in Oklahoma
February 15, 2019
by Christina Paulos

WASHINGTON — In the legal battle to hold drug companies responsible for the country’s raging opioid epidemic, media attention largely has focused on a national lawsuit set for a late October trial in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More

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