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Leftist Millionaire To Fund Associated Press Climate Change Reporting: REPORT

Leftist Millionaire To Fund Associated Press Climate Change Reporting: REPORT

Thomas Catenacci James Murdoch, the son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and his wife Kathryn are close to a deal to fund a climate reporting division of the Associated Press, according to Axios. The Murdoch couple will make a multi-million-dollar investment in the Associated Press as part of the deal, two sources familiar with […]

Twitter Enlists Users To Flag ‘Misleading’ Tweets As Part Of Misinformation Crackdown

Twitter Enlists Users To Flag ‘Misleading’ Tweets As Part Of Misinformation Crackdown

Ailan Evans Twitter announced Tuesday it will test a feature allowing users to report tweets they believe are misleading, as the company cracks down on alleged misinformation. Users in the U.S., South Korea, and Australia will be able to select the “It’s Misleading” option when reporting a tweet, the company announced Tuesday. The social media platform said […]

‘Fake news’ Giants Joining Twitter As Power Censors

‘Fake news’ Giants Joining Twitter As Power Censors

By Bob Unruh (Photo by Joe Kovacs) Twitter has announced it wants to crack down on information with which it disagrees, so it’s enlisting the legacy news outlets of the Associated Press and Reuters to help. Today I’m excited to announce a new collaboration with @AP and @Reuters to expand how we highlight credible context on […]

California to spend $28M to help arriving asylum-seekers

California to spend $28M to help arriving asylum-seekers

By ELLIOT SPAGAT – ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO —   California is freeing up as much as $28 million to help immigrants arriving from Mexico and being released in the U.S. until their court dates, a sharp contrast from other border states that have emerged as foes of President Joe Biden’s immigration policies. The funding, expected to last through […]

California loosens rules for youth sports, allowing them to resume in some counties

California loosens rules for youth sports, allowing them to resume in some counties

by: Associated Press, Wendy Burch Youth sports competitions can resume next week in parts of California and could be back for a vast majority of the state by the end of March under a plan announced Friday by public health officials that clears the way for abbreviated spring versions of high school football, field hockey, gymnastics and […]

California Boat Owners Faulted for Fire That Killed 34

California Boat Owners Faulted for Fire That Killed 34

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES—One of the deadliest accidents in recent U.S. maritime history was the fault of owners of a Southern California dive boat whose lack of oversight resulted in a fire that swept through the vessel and killed 34 people in their bunks below deck, federal safety officials ruled Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board […]

Restaurants, Gyms Slam California Virus Rules, See Closings

Restaurants, Gyms Slam California Virus Rules, See Closings

By Associated Press  Owners of restaurants, gyms and nail salons criticized California’s new rules guiding when businesses can reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the plan will bring financial misery to their industries and further weaken the state’s battered economy. The California Restaurant Association said in a statement Friday that restaurants will continue to close permanently […]

Lightning sparks new wildfires across California

Lightning sparks new wildfires across California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare summer thunderstorm brought lightning that sparked several small blazes in Northern California on Sunday and stoked a huge forest fire that has forced hundreds of people from their homes north of Los Angeles. More than 4,500 buildings remained threatened by the wildfire, which was burning toward thick, dry brush […]

9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

by DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms. “Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote […]

Governor warns California officials to enforce health rules

Governor warns California officials to enforce health rules

Associated Press Inspectors looking for health order violations over holiday weekend LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Gavin Newsom warned local elected officials on Friday they risk state sanctions if they don’t enforce health orders as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, while about 200 state inspectors fanned out to look for violators over the long holiday weekend. “A local government that refuses to abide […]

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