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California Editorial Rdp

Dec. 12 The Press Democrat on Congress and the president needing to fix FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to mismanage disaster contracting, according to federal auditors. To paraphrase the Roman poet Juvenal, Quis procurabit [...]

Theresa May, Facing the End, Makes a Last-Ditch Appeal for Moderation

LONDON — It was almost a relief, on Wednesday, to see Theresa May start yelling. The British prime minister’s voice was hoarse and her face was pale, and who could blame her? That morning, a right-wing faction in her own party had triggered [...]

Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing Wednesday in New York City | Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ [...]

Ex-Dallas City Council member replaces disgraced councilman

DALLAS (AP) – A former Dallas City Council member will finish the term of a disgraced ex-councilman who resigned after pleading guilty to accepting bribes in a school buses scandal. Carolyn King Arnold on Tuesday defeated Keyaira (key-AR’-uh) [...]

Strasbourg Shooting Was Terrorism, France Says, as Police Search for Gunman

Being flagged with an S file — the “S” stands for La Sûreté de l’État, or security of the state — does not mean that the person has been convicted of an offense or is even suspected of one. Instead, it is a way for French security [...]

Auto Industry Innovation Will Wipe out the Weak

Auto industry innovation is attracting tens of billions of dollars in capital expenditures and top engineering talent as companies worldwide are competing to survive in a world of autonomous and electric vehicles. Traditional automobile giants [...]

2020 contenders scramble in advance of January campaign kickoff

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tours the Paulson Electric Company on Dec. 4. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, part of his multicity swing through the state. | Steve Pope/Getty Images 2020 Elections Democratic presidential prospects rush [...]

Nobel laureate returns to Iraq, pledges to work for peace

BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi activist Nadia Murad met her country’s president in Baghdad on Wednesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq’s Yazidi [...]

China Says Detained Canadian Worked for Group That Was Not Legally Registered

BEIJING — China said Wednesday that a former Canadian diplomat who has been detained in Beijing was employed by an organization that was “not registered in China legally,” citing a law passed in 2016 that has had a chilling effect [...]

What does it take to become Trump’s chief of staff? Jared and Ivanka’s approval.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both advisers to President Donald Trump, tend to favor cosmopolitan political moderates over the kind of hard-core conservative activists who appeal to the president. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images white [...]