Janelle Monáe via Associated PressJanelle Monáe said they aren’t willing to “sit back and be silent” as lawmakers introduce anti-LGBTQ legislation in record numbers around the US this year. The Glass Onion star told Washington’s NBC affiliate that their response to efforts to pass anti-LGBTQ bills is to be “fighting back” against it. Advertisement“As a non-binary, queer, pansexual person, I am proud to be in this community,” said Janelle. “I will never sit back and be silent about the injustices that are happening against our trans community.”They continued: “They’re trying to erase our history, which is American history. Those who are trans, they’re literally trying to erase their existence and not treat them with human decency,” Janelle said.
June 08, 2023 16:51 UTC
LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday announced plans to cut 74 jobs due to economic challenges as the newspaper strives to transform itself into a digital media organization. In a message to staff, Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida wrote that employees whose positions are eliminated from the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper were being notified and that a staff meeting would be held to answer questions. The cuts will eliminate about 13% of newsroom positions and affect full-time and temporary workers including editors, audio producers and managers, the Times reported. The Los Angeles Times Guild, which represents more than 400 editorial employees, voiced anger at the layoffs. “We are completely blindsided by this news,” the Times’ Guild Unit Council said in a statement.
June 08, 2023 16:44 UTC
As smoke from Canadian wildfires blankets New York, residents are grappling with severe air pollution, a rare occurrence for the city. However, in many major cities across Asia, battling intense air pollution caused by smoke, fossil fuels, and industrial chemicals has become the norm, writes Jessie Yeung for CNN. In a nutshellThe images of cities engulfed in smoke have shocked the nation, prompting authorities to issue air quality alerts along the East Coast. While scenes like this are rare outside of West Coast states that regularly face wildfires, combating smog is a longstanding battle in many parts of the world. Last year, six of the world's most polluted cities were in India, and air pollution is estimated to be reducing the life expectancy of millions of Indians by up to nine years.
June 08, 2023 16:40 UTC
NationalSmoke from Canadian wildfires engulfs East CoastOn June 7, smoke from Canadian wildfires caused a thick haze and prompted serious air quality alerts in New York and other cities on the East Coast.
June 08, 2023 16:30 UTC
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., doesn’t believe that the historic pro golf merger between the PGA Tour, Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), which runs LIV Golf, and the DP World Tour has any “governmental concern.”“I don’t really have anything to say on that,” he said, via Reuters, when asked about whether congressional oversight of the merger will occur. The move was shocking, considering how much disagreement has transpired over the past two years between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, to the point where Monahan invoked the 9/11 terrorist attacks during an interview while discussing the Saudi-backed tour. I thought the PGA was taking a principled stand,” Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., told Fox News. “That should concern everyone.”PGA TOUR ANNOUNCES LANDMARK MERGER WITH SAUDI-BACKED LIV GOLFPGA Tour players were also mad at the merger, one of the reasons being they had no clue until the announcement came. There are still many questions to be answered about the merger, but it has been received poorly by many who indulge in professional golf.
June 08, 2023 16:21 UTC
KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military’s long-anticipated counteroffensive against occupying Russian forces has begun, opening a phase in the war aimed at restoring Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty and retaining Western support. Ukraine’s troops intensified their attacks on the front line in the country’s southeast, according to four individuals in the country’s armed forces who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the battlefield developments.
June 08, 2023 15:57 UTC
In politics, as in life, it’s all too easy to write off old people, especially when they are frail or disabled. President Joe Biden’s fall on stage during the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony on Thursday immediately raised questions of fitness. On the national political stage, age has increasing relevance. Similarly, a 60-year-old president could fall, but they are less likely to sustain a life-altering injury from one than an 80-year-old. The second issue we must determine before creating guidelines on age and employability is deciding who gets to participate in that process.
June 08, 2023 15:54 UTC
Tarp hangs over remnants of the Madera Community Hospital sign in Madera, California on May 10, 2023. The abrupt closure of Madera Community Hospital and its affiliated medical clinics capped years of financial turmoil. Madera Community helped them sign up for Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid insurance for low-income adults and children. Madera Community Hospital shut its doors and by March had filed for bankruptcy. Along Highway 99, a main artery that bisects miles of farmland, Madera Community Hospital stands frozen in time.
June 08, 2023 15:53 UTC
(CNN) — The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the family of a Medicaid recipient who seeks to file a civil rights lawsuit against a state-owned nursing home, arguing that it violated the rights of their relative who has since died of dementia. This story is breaking and will be updated. The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2023 Cable News Network, Inc., a Warner Bros. Discovery Company. All rights reserved.
June 08, 2023 14:56 UTC
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June 08, 2023 14:53 UTC
SubscribeLos Angeles Times informed its newsroom Wednesday that it would lay off about 13% of the paper's journalists, the latest in a string of blows to major American news outlets. In making the announcement to officials of the newsroom union, executives cited a "difficult economic operating environment." L.A. Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida wrote in a memo to colleagues that making the decisions to lay off colleagues was "agonizing." According to a spokesperson, L.A. Times intends to lay off 74 journalists. Leaders of the paper's newsroom union, called the NewsGuild, note that they have been engaged in negotiations with the paper since September on a new contract with little progress.
June 08, 2023 14:48 UTC
In addition, the Members received confirmation that the Biden administration has released otherwise inadmissible illegal aliens, at times with no court date, to alleviate crowded facilities amid an unprecedented border crisis. […] The federal immigration laws that have been established by Congress have been essentially replaced by immigration policy that legalizes illegal entry into our country. [The Biden administration] will tell you the numbers of illegal entry are down, because this executive branch has redefined what an illegal entry is. The CBP One app goes down through Mexico and Central America into Colombia. So when you report that illegal migrant numbers are down, it’s a shell game.
June 08, 2023 14:38 UTC
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June 08, 2023 14:33 UTC
The migrant-dumping stunt in Sacramento is just the latest sign of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' win-at-any-cost presidential strategy. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is only too happy to engage.
June 08, 2023 14:33 UTC
A knife attack in the town of Annecy in southeast France left six people, including children, injured and sparked panic among residents. The motive of the Syrian asylum-seeker suspected of carrying out the attack is unclear, and there is no apparent terrorist motive. French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin will visit Annecy in response to the incident. Witnesses described the attacker repeatedly striking passersby with a knife, causing chaos and prompting people to flee. French President Emmanuel Macron expressed shock over the attack, while British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned it as a “cowardly act.”Read more:https://edition.cnn.com/2023/06/08/europe/annecy-france-stabbing-attack-intl/index.html
June 08, 2023 14:01 UTC