(CNN) There are only about 200 California condors in the wild in California, but for some reason, 15 to 20 of the massive birds decided to congregate in one location — on a woman's deck. Mickols, 68, had seen condors on her property before, but she was not prepared for what she found. Condors have a wing span of up to 9 feet and can weigh over 20 pounds. Condors are an endangered species and one of the largest flying birds in the world. In the 1970s, only a few dozen were left in the wild, according to the California Department for Fish and Wildlife.
May 08, 2021 02:26 UTC
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May 08, 2021 02:16 UTC
The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s governing board approved the rules Friday on a 9-4 vote after an hours-long public hearing. “Today’s adoption of the warehouse rule is a major step towards reducing air pollution and protecting the millions of people directly impacted,” said Wayne Nastri, executive officer of the South Coast air district. Republican Ben Benoit, mayor pro tem of the Riverside County city of Wildomar and the newly sworn-in chair of the air quality board, joined the board’s eight Democrats in supporting the measure. The warehouse regulations are a critical piece of state and local officials’ efforts to reverse a recent slide in air quality. Rob Bonta’s office affirmed the air district’s authority, and its obligation under the Clean Air Act, to adopt a regulation targeting warehouse emissions.
May 08, 2021 02:15 UTC
Experts say the uncontrolled reentry of China’s Long March 5B rocket has only a small chance of hurting anyone on the ground – but Beijing’s blast-off subsidies may already be hurting the budding U.S. launch industry. Its first stage rocket, for undisclosed reasons, traveled too far up, resulting in an unpredictable, unrestrained reentry path expected to splash – or crash – down sometime this weekend. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said during his daily news briefing Friday that Beijing was following the reentry closely. China is following closely the upper stage's reentry into the atmosphere. Or in the case of SpaceX, the first stage rockets are designed to return to the surface intact for reuse.
May 08, 2021 02:15 UTC
The Chula Vista Police Department served a search warrant at the home of Larry and Maya Millete Friday, exactly four months after Maya disappeared from the residence without a trace, a CVPD spokesperson said. A large team of CVPD officers and Border Patrol agents with K9 dogs went into the home Friday afternoon, according to Maya's family attorney Billy Little. Chula Vista police said this week that they've executed 23 warrants total. MISSING CALIFORNIA MOTHER'S FAMILY HOLDS RALLY AT CHULA VISTA POLICE HEADQUARTERSMaya Millete was last seen at her home on Jan. 7, the same day that she made an appointment with a divorce lawyer for the following week. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHer husband, Larry Millete, acquired a lawyer and stopped cooperating with the investigation three weeks after she went missing.
May 08, 2021 02:04 UTC
"I've had all kinds of vaccines," said Eggleston, who served in Baghdad with 107th Cavalry in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He was among the original Walter Reed whistle blowers who alerted the world to the black mold that was harming injured vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The military is barred from ordering troops to get a vaccine that only has FDA emergency use authorization. The White House says it will leave the decision about mandating vaccines to Austin. In February, officials said more than a third of the military offered the shot refused to get it.
May 08, 2021 02:03 UTC
Rick Astley is showing some love for the Philadelphia Phillies. A video of Astley was played on the jumbotron and also shared on the team’s official Twitter account. "Hi Phillies fans, it’s Rick Astley here and it is my absolute honor to ask you, on this throwback Thursday, to join with me and sing ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game,’" he said before belting out the classic tune. 80'S POP SINGER RICK ASTLEY COMING OUT WITH HIS OWN CRAFT BEERAs any Phillies fan would, he inserted the team’s name into the song. Astley is the first star to participate in the Phillies "Throwback Thursday" promotion which will feature an '80s celebrity record themselves singing the tune every home Thursday.
May 08, 2021 02:03 UTC
Leak cases, as they are known inside the Justice Department, are notoriously hard to prosecute and require F.B.I. The Post reported that the two men had discussed the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, when Mr. Sessions was a Republican senator from Alabama and a prominent supporter of Mr. Trump. Sessions at a Trump campaign event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. The Times has not received any indication that its reporters’ records were seized.
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May 08, 2021 01:56 UTC
Jerusalem, Israel (CNN) At least 205 people were injured at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque after Israeli police in riot gear clashed with Palestinians following evening prayers, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent. Eighty-eight of the injured were taken to hospital for treatment, with most suffering from wounds caused by rubber-coated bullets, the Red Crescent said. Israeli seurity forces advance on Palestinian protesters at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, on May 7, 2021. Tension had been rising in East Jerusalem in previous days over the possible eviction of Palestinian families living there. Violence broke out after Palestinian protesters refused to follow police instruction to clear the road.
May 08, 2021 01:52 UTC
A female Los Angeles County Sheriff's employee was brutally assaulted Wednesday by a jail inmate who asked her permission to use the restroom before throwing a series of punches, authorities said Friday. Security footage of the incident shows the woman walking over to Meza to hand him toilet paper when he punches her in the head. As she stumbles from the blow, he throws two more punches, causing her to fall on the floor. While on the floor, Meza throws two more punches, authorities said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn a tweet responding to the video, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said deputies often face "difficult situations."
May 08, 2021 01:52 UTC
After more than a year, the Los Angeles City Council will finally return to convening in its downtown chambers next month. Sophie Gilchrist, a spokesperson for council President Nury Martinez, said that beginning on June 15, members will be allowed to attend council meetings three times a week with one staff member from their office. “For those who are going to be inside chambers, they need to be vaccinated,” Gilchrist said. AdvertisementCouncil meetings have been conducted remotely since City Hall was closed in March 2020, with members of the public able to participate remotely as well. Gilchrist said the resumption of in-person City Council meetings is being planned in consultation with the county’s Department of Public Health, the city attorney’s office and the city’s Emergency Management Department.
May 08, 2021 01:51 UTC
The phone records included the numbers of callers, as well as the times of day the calls took place and how long they lasted. A Justice Department spokesperson told the Post that the move to seize the phone records occurred in 2020 when staunch Trump supporter William Barr was attorney general. https://t.co/V6BLYidxF2 — ACLU (@ACLU) May 8, 2021This is a direct attack on the First Amendment by the Trump Justice Department. The Obama administration also took aggressive action to stop government leaks to the media by seizing journalists’ phone records and prosecuting their sources. WaPo said today their 2017 story on this mtg may have lead DOJ to seize reporters' phone records pic.twitter.com/HHpghbetVg — Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) May 7, 2021
May 08, 2021 01:41 UTC
The Trump administration secretly obtained non-content phone records for three Washington Post reporters who published stories detailing discussions between Russia and members of former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, according to the Department of Justice. The Justice Department sent letters dated May 3 to three current and former reporters at the newspaper, informing them that DOJ had obtained phone records from the period of April 15, 2017, to July 31, 2017, the Washington Post reported. "We are deeply troubled by this use of government power to seek access to the communications of journalists," Washington Post executive editor Cameron Barr said in a statement. The Washington Post that the Justice Department rarely seizes phone records from journalists and the sitting attorney general must approve such an action. Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi confirmed that officials pulled the phone records in 2020, near the end of Trump’s term in office.
May 08, 2021 01:41 UTC
Sarah Silverman went after California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner over her stance on trans girls participating in girls' sports. "This is a question of fairness, that's why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls sports in school," Jenner told TMZ. "A trans girl is a girl. She should have the same rights as cis girls... What, you think a trans girl is too strong? The actress said it's "such a bummer" for a "prominent trans woman" like Jenner is "such a t---."
May 08, 2021 01:30 UTC
The Biden administration is floating federal support for the nuclear power industry in a bid to boost carbon-free energy to meet its emissions goals. "We are not going to achieve our climate goals if our nuclear power plants shut down. LOSS OF TAXPAYER MILLIONS NOW SEEMS FORGOTTEN, EXPERT SAYSThe nuclear industry faces rising costs, aging infrastructure, competition from other energy sources, and political opposition. SCIENTIST: NO EVIDENCE HUMANS CONTRIBUTE TO HURRICANES, CLIMATE ALARMISTS ARE 'MISINFORMED'Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has said the US should phase out nuclear power by 2035. The U.S. has over 80,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear power plants, according to the Government Accountability Office.
May 08, 2021 01:29 UTC