RALEIGH, N.C | Evidentiary hearing on 9th District issues rescheduled

RALEIGH, N.C. — An evidentiary hearing on allegations of absentee ballot fraud in a North Carolina congressional district election has been rescheduled. The N.C. State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement announced Friday that the public hearing initially scheduled for Dec. 21 will now be held on Jan. 11, 2019. In a letter Monday, board … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | Evidentiary hearing on 9th District issues rescheduled

SAN FRANCISCO | California court blocks pardon of man who killed at age 14

SAN FRANCISCO — In a rare step, the California Supreme Court has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown‘s attempt to issue a pardon to a 37-year-old Cambodian refugee who killed a woman when he was 14 years old. The court gave no reason for the rejection, but earlier noted it only had the authority to do so … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California court blocks pardon of man who killed at age 14

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road. The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously to require that all new buses be carbon-free by 2029. Environmental advocates project that … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

LOS ANGELES | 1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000 at auction

LOS ANGELES — One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars in Los Angeles. Auction house Profiles in History announced the results Friday after four days of bidding. A best-picture Oscar for “Gentleman’s Agreement,” the 1947 film starring Gregory Peck that took … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | 1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000 at auction

LEXINGTON, Ky | Kentucky’s Benny Snell Jr. leaving early for NFL draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. says he’ll skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft, but will play in the Wildcats’ New Year’s Day bowl game. Snell announced his decision in a video posted to Twitter on Friday. He thanks the school’s fans for making Kentucky feel like home, but … Continue reading LEXINGTON, Ky | Kentucky’s Benny Snell Jr. leaving early for NFL draft

Senators ask FBI to investigate Blackmun for lying to panel

Two lawmakers are asking the Justice Department and FBI to look into whether former U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun lied to a Senate panel in testimony about the handling of sex-abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. At issue is Blackmun’s refuted claim that he discussed the case with USOC staff after receiving word of Nassar’s … Continue reading Senators ask FBI to investigate Blackmun for lying to panel

California News: SAN DIEGO, Juan A. Mexicano, Defendant In Expanding Cocaine Conspiracy Involving Weapons Stockpile Sentenced to 135 Months

SAN DIEGO, Ca. – Juan A. Mexicano, aged 33, was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel to 135 months in custody. Mexicano previously pled guilty, admitting his role in an expanding cocaine distribution conspiracy, extending from Guatemala and Mexico to San Diego and Chicago, that involved the seizure of … Continue reading California News: SAN DIEGO, Juan A. Mexicano, Defendant In Expanding Cocaine Conspiracy Involving Weapons Stockpile Sentenced to 135 Months