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Millions Without Power As PG&E Blackouts Bring Concern, Anger, Resolve State News
Millions Without Power As PG&E Blackouts Bring Concern, Anger, Resolve

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Classes were canceled. Frozen foods melted. Hospitals switched to emergency generators. Blooms withered in florists’ coolers. Unused food was jettisoned at shuttered restaurants. Lines formed at gas stations. Cellphones faded out. That’s what happened Wednesday when the... Read More

Turkish Airstrikes Target Kurdish Fighters in Syria After US Troop Pullout Foreign Affairs
Turkish Airstrikes Target Kurdish Fighters in Syria After US Troop Pullout

AMMAN, Jordan — In a move to excise a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia, Turkey launched an incursion into northern Syria on Wednesday that frustrated lawmakers in Washington who had hoped to prevent an abandonment of an important ally against Islamic State... Read More

Defense Intel Agency Employee Accused of Leaking Secrets to Journo Girlfriend Law
Defense Intel Agency Employee Accused of Leaking Secrets to Journo Girlfriend
2019-10-09 21:27:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A Defense Intelligence Agency employee from Alexandria, Virginia was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly leaking classified information to his journalist girlfriend and a second journalist. Henry Kyle Frese, who is identified in court documents as a counterterrorism analyst,... Read More

Alaska Supreme Court to Hear Youth's Climate Change Lawsuit Climate
Alaska Supreme Court to Hear Youth's Climate Change Lawsuit
2019-10-09 15:10:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit claiming the state's policy on fossil fuels harms the constitutional rights of young Alaskans to a safe climate. In 2017, 16 young people filed suit over a... Read More

New Florida System Restoring Ex-Felon Voting Rights an ‘Administrative Nightmare,’ Judge Says State News
New Florida System Restoring Ex-Felon Voting Rights an ‘Administrative Nightmare,’ Judge Says

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s system for restoring the voting rights of up to 1.4 million ex-felons is an “administrative nightmare” a federal judge said Tuesday, but it could still remain in place during the presidential preference primary in March. U.S.... Read More

Californians Can Register to Vote on Election Day at Any Polling Place Under New Law 2020 Elections
Californians Can Register to Vote on Election Day at Any Polling Place Under New Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians will be able to register to vote on Election Day at local polling places and voting centers under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, a potentially significant step toward boosting turnout in key contests... Read More

New IMF Head Blames Trade Conflicts for 'Synchronized Global Slowdown' Economy
New IMF Head Blames Trade Conflicts for 'Synchronized Global Slowdown'
2019-10-08 22:31:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — Kristalina Georgieva, the new head of the International Monetary Fund, said Tuesday that the world economy is in the grips of a "synchronized global slowdown" fueled by ongoing trade disputes. Speaking at the World Bank/IMF annual meetings being... Read More

Bipartisan Senate Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Prevent Interference in 2020 Election 2020 Elections
Bipartisan Senate Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Prevent Interference in 2020 Election
2019-10-08 22:29:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday urged both Congress and the Trump administration to take sweeping action to ensure social media sites aren't used as platforms for interference in the 2020 presidential election. The Senate Intelligence Committee... Read More

For Some Native Americans, No Home Address Might Mean No Voting Census
For Some Native Americans, No Home Address Might Mean No Voting

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah — At the end of a labyrinth of red dirt roads and surrounded by the rusty cliffs of nearby mesas, Marthleen and Shuan Stephenson live on an isolated desert homestead on the sprawling Navajo Nation. Until... Read More

US, Japan Sign Limited Deal on Farming, Digital Trade Deals Trade
US, Japan Sign Limited Deal on Farming, Digital Trade Deals

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Japan signed a limited trade deal intended to boost markets for American farmers and give Tokyo assurances, for now, that President Donald Trump won’t impose tariffs on auto imports. The accords on agriculture and digital... Read More

Trump’s Plan to Pull Troops Back in Syria Threatens Chaos in The Region Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Plan to Pull Troops Back in Syria Threatens Chaos in The Region

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s decision to pull remaining U.S. troops back from northeastern Syria threatens to revive the Islamic State terrorist group and destabilize the volatile region, senior U.S. officials said Monday, while senior Republicans in Congress angrily rebuked... Read More

Brexit Deal Prospects Fade as Talks Stall, EU Signals Pessimism Brexit
Brexit Deal Prospects Fade as Talks Stall, EU Signals Pessimism

LONDON — Prospects of a Brexit deal faded after talks between the two sides stalled and European leaders cast doubt on reaching an agreement in time for Halloween. Boris Johnson struck a defiant tone on Sunday, saying the U.K. will... Read More

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