California Cuts Grass Watering Down as Drought Dries West | Political News

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Grass in office parks, on college campuses or in some California neighborhoods will go brown this summer after state water officials adopted a ban Tuesday on watering certain green spaces as the state’s drought drags on. The ban adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board … Read more

Virtual Reality Brings Portable Taser Training to Police | Political News

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A combative man approaches, moving quickly toward a police officer who pulls out a Taser. The man is wearing a heavy jacket, which could mean the prongs that would generate an electronic current and send him to the ground might not work. It’s a scenario that’s played … Read more

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction | Political News

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $ 25,000 per violation under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Monday. The bill … Read more

McCormick Sues Over Counting Mail Ballots in Pa. Senate Race | Political News

By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The campaign of David McCormick, who is in a neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for the US Senate against celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, sued in a Pennsylvania court Monday to try to ensure counties obey a brand-new federal appeals court decision that could help him … Read more

Pennsylvania’s Fetterman Released From Hospital After Stroke | Political News

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee in the state’s high-profile US Senate contest, has been released from hospital after a stay of more than a week following a stroke, his wife and his campaign said Sunday. “João is headed home – time to rest and recover (and annoy me)!” … Read more

White House: 78,000 Pounds of Infant Formula Heading to US | Political News

By MIKE CONROY, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles is expected to arrive Sunday in Indianapolis, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. The formula, weighing 78,000 pounds (35,380 kilograms), is being transported by military plane, Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One as … Read more

GOP Candidate’s Security Clearance Becomes Issue in SC | Political News

By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press SUMMERVILLE, SC (AP) – After losing a high-profile bid for a South Carolina congressional seat in 2018, Republican Katie Arrington took a job at the Defense Department, where she focused on securing military supply chains, ensuring thousands of companies that contract with the federal government were implementing cybersecurity protocols. Arrington’s … Read more

Oz, McCormick Prepare for Recount in Pa. GOP Senate Race | Political News

By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Locked in a near tie Friday, celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick began staffing up their campaigns with recount specialists as vote counting entered a fourth day in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open US Senate seat. Both campaigns … Read more

Ruling in Securities Case Could Mean Limits on Regulators | Political News

By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A divided federal appeals court panel in New Orleans has vacated stiff financial penalties imposed on a hedge fund manager by the Securities and Exchange Commission, ruling that he was unconstitutionally denied a jury trial by the agency. This week’s 2-1 ruling by a panel of … Read more

Trump Pays $ 110K Fine, Must Submit Paperwork to End Contempt | Political News

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Former President Donald Trump has paid the $ 110,000 in fines he racked up after being held in contempt of court for being slow to respond to a civil subpoena issued by New York’s attorney general. Trump paid the fine Thursday but must still submit … Read more

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