Category: US News

Few Homeless Encampment Tents Remain as MacArthur Park Officially Closes for Repairs

MacArthur Park in Los Angeles officially shuts down for repairs and maintenance at 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, displacing about 250 homeless people living in the park’s encampments. Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo, who represents District 1, announced the park’s closure last month. During the pandemic, hundreds of unhoused people began camping out at…

San Diego County Moves Toward Banning ‘Ghost Guns’

A 32 caliber handgun in Temecula, Calif., on March 27, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times) SAN DIEGO—County officials announced proposals Oct. 14 to ban so-called “ghost guns” among other initiatives aimed at stemming gun violence locally. The proposed policies to be voted on next week by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors would call…

Harvard University Moves Chinese Language Program From Beijing to Taiwan

A view of the campus of Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 8, 2020. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) The Harvard University summer Chinese immersion courses that had been taught at the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) will be now held at the Taiwan University as of next Summer. Professor Jennifer L. Liu, director…

1,000 Summoned as Possible Jurors in Arbery Slaying Trial

SAVANNAH, Ga.—Court officials preparing for the trial of three men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery mailed jury duty notices to 1,000 people, a huge number that illustrates the challenge the judge and attorneys face in finding impartial jurors for a case that sparked a national outcry. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday…

US Lobbyists Compete to Influence Voter Legislation

On Oct. 5, the premier watchdog group OpenSecrets reported that lobbying groups spent over $151.2 million on voting legislation in the first half of this year to ensure U.S. voting laws are conducive to the needs of Democratic lawmakers. After Democrats assumed control of the government in 2021, the principal focus of their lobbying has…

Mike Gonzalez: The Marxist Underpinnings of the BLM Organizations

“The concept of black lives matter is unimpeachable… but the concept is very different from the movement, very different from the organizations, very different from the founders.” In this episode, we sit down with Heritage Foundation senior fellow Mike Gonzalez to discuss the Marxist ideology underpinning the major Black Lives Matter organizations. Gonzalez is the…

Obese Patients Injuring Ambulance Workers’ Backs

Americans keep getting heavier, but the backs of ambulance workers aren’t getting stronger. Over the past five decades, the percentage of American obese people rose from about 14 percent to 40 percent. The American Obesity Association estimates that by 2030, 60 percent of Americans will be obese. This change means the average American weighs 30…

Federal Prosecutors Unravel Cold-Case Murder at Chicago Gang Trial

CHICAGO—Frederick Cornell has had a recurring nightmare since his brother Willie Woods was murdered on April 16, 2003. It was in the early evening, and Cornell and Woods were chatting on a sidewalk in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago. Two men walked past them and suddenly turned around with…

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Anti-Abortion Law

A security guard opens the door to the Whole Women’s Health Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas on Sept. 1, 2021. (LM Otero/AP Photo) A federal judge in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction against the Texas anti-abortion law that drew national attention after it recently survived judicial scrutiny by the Supreme Court. U.S.…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Net Worth Dropped by $7 Billion in One Day

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees Joint Hearing in Washington on April 10, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times) Zuckerberg is now the fifth-richest person in the world By Entrepreneur Staff  Between whistleblower revelations and the widespread outages of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, Mark Zuckerberg had a very bad…

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