FRESNO, Calif. | California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard

FRESNO, Calif. — California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people’s health and exacerbate climate change. Looming over the administration’s proposal is the possibility that the … Continue reading FRESNO, Calif. | California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard

PHOENIX | Sex offender faces court in case of 2 Arizona girls killed

PHOENIX  — For years, police couldn’t figure out how a 6-year-old girl was taken from her bedroom window while she slept in her family’s Arizona home, never to be seen again. Then came a call from a woman engaged to a convicted sex offender who had bounced around various states, leaving a trail of criminal … Continue reading PHOENIX | Sex offender faces court in case of 2 Arizona girls killed

NEW YORK | Mel Gibson to direct, co-write remake of ‘The Wild Bunch’

NEW YORK — Mel Gibson will co-write and direct a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s classic 1969 Western “The Wild Bunch.” Warner Bros. on Monday confirmed that Gibson will helm the production, with Bryan Bagby to co-write the script with him. It will be Gibson’s first time directing since his 2016 World War II drama “Hacksaw … Continue reading NEW YORK | Mel Gibson to direct, co-write remake of ‘The Wild Bunch’

NEW YORK | Box office top 20: ‘The House With a Clock’ is no. 1

NEW YORK— A trio of wide-releases sputtered while the gothic family fantasy “The House With a Clock in Its Walls,” starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, ticked its way to a weekend-best $26.6 million in ticket sales, according to final box-office figures Monday. The Universal Pictures release, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, exceeded industry … Continue reading NEW YORK | Box office top 20: ‘The House With a Clock’ is no. 1

NEW YORK | Lawyer: Mental illness led to Fyre Festival promoter’s crime

NEW YORK  — A lawyer says mental illness caused the promoter of a failed music festival to rip off investors and commit other crimes. Attorney Randall Jackson urged a Manhattan judge Friday to be lenient at Billy McFarland‘s October sentencing. McFarland pleaded guilty earlier this year to defrauding investors in the 2017 Fyre Festival in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Lawyer: Mental illness led to Fyre Festival promoter’s crime

United States | SCHNEIDER HOSTS FIRST “STEM SCHOLARS” VISIT WITH AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Schneider and students toured Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling to learn about STEM careers in airport and airline industries United States – This Saturday, Congressman Brad Schneider and area high school students toured Chicago Executive Airport to learn more about airport logistics, air traffic control, and the STEM skills need for a career in the … Continue reading United States | SCHNEIDER HOSTS FIRST “STEM SCHOLARS” VISIT WITH AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C | Congressman Krishnamoorthi Applauds Increased Funding To Combat Opioid Abuse Among Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the President signed into law the appropriations bill for Military Construction and Veteran Affairs programs for FY2019. Included in the funding package was $400 million specifically to fight opioid addiction among veterans. This follows the House-passed Krishnamoorthi amendment that was included in the National Defense Authorization Act which encouraged Department … Continue reading WASHINGTON, D.C | Congressman Krishnamoorthi Applauds Increased Funding To Combat Opioid Abuse Among Veterans

Welcome to camp: NBA teams starting their new seasons

There were some Larry O’Brien trophies on display at Golden State’s media day on Monday, shiny golden reminders of the three championships that the Warriors have picked up over the past four years. Their quest for another is about to begin. So will the quest by 29 other teams to thwart them. The offseason is … Continue reading Welcome to camp: NBA teams starting their new seasons