Gov. Newsom signs bill to fast-track climate-friendly transportation projects

SACRAMENTO — A bill that would fast-track approval of bicycle, rapid bus, light rail and pedestrian projects in California was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, the bill’s sponsor announced Friday. The bill by state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) allows communities to get climate-friendly sustainable transportation projects by exempting them from the California Environmental … Read more

Team of Mass doctors heads to Florida to help in wake of Ian

BOSTON – On Saturday, the Disaster Medical Assistance Team, will deploy to a hospital in Sarasota, Florida. The team of 37 Massachusetts doctors will set up an emergency department in the parking lot of a Sarasota hospital. Many doctors on the team have been helping people through the worst moments of their lives for more … Read more

After Ian, river flooding menaces Florida inland towns

NORTH PORT, Fla. — As Hurricane Ian ravaged coastal towns in southwest Florida, residents in this quiet suburb thought they would be safe, having no beach and living outside areas under evacuation orders. But then the water kept flowing in. Since Ian’s passage, water levels have gone up significantly, turning roads into canals, reaching mailboxes, … Read more

Ukraine nuclear power provider accuses Russia of kidnapping

Ukraine’s nuclear power provider accused Russia on Saturday of “kidnapping” the head of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, a facility now occupied by Russian troops and located in a region of Ukraine that Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved to annex illegally. Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Ihor Murashov, around 4 … Read more

Arizona GOP chair: DOJ has not attempted to enforce false-elector subpoenas

The batch of subpoenas was one of the earliest public signs of DOJ’s rapidly unfolding criminal investigation related to Trump’s effort to remain in power despite his defeat. The wave of subpoenas also coincided with the public hearings held by the Jan. 6 select committee, which highlighted the effort by Trump to assemble false presidential … Read more

Arizona judge denies Planned Parenthood plea to suspend ruling that halts all abortions

An Arizona judge rejected a plea from Planned Parenthood on Friday to suspend a previous rule that halts all abortions in the state. Last Friday, Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson announced a decision to allow enforcement of a pre-statehood law that makes it a crime to perform an abortion. This Friday, she rejected … Read more

Ex-Trump Adviser Corey Lewandowski Takes Plea Deal In Unwanted Advances Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An ex-adviser to former President Donald Trump has taken a plea deal to resolve allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances to a GOP donor at a Las Vegas event. Corey Lewandowski entered into a plea agreement earlier this month involving a charge of misdemeanor battery, according to online Clark County … Read more