Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna announces he will not seek California Senate seat

washington CNN — Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., announced Sunday that he will not run in the closely contested Democratic primary to fill retiring Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat in the Golden State, opting to support Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee instead. “I’ve come to the conclusion that despite Bernie’s enthusiasm [Sanders’] Guys, to me, the best … Read more

Another political hush money case offers clues to Donald Trump’s possible defense

CNN — Americans have heard this story before: the appalling tale of a presidential candidate accused of arranging hush money to conceal an alleged affair. But if former President Donald Trump is killed manhattan grand jury The case of another politician — two-time Democratic presidential nominee John Edwards — linked to pre-election payments to porn … Read more

House GOP committee chair doubles down on Manhattan DA oversight

washington CNN — The chairmen of three House committees sent a letter Saturday to the Manhattan district attorney leading the investigation. donald trumpdoubling down on efforts to intervene in hush money investigation possible criminal charges against the former president. this letter from the chairman House Judiciary, Oversight and Administration Committee Appointment of Manhattan District Attorney … Read more

Idaho governor signs bill restricting transgender students from using bathrooms in schools

washington CNN — Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little signed a bill this week that bans transgender students in the state from using public school restrooms that do not match their birth sex. Senate Bill 1100The bill, which went into effect July 1, requires public schools to provide students in the state with separate restrooms, locker … Read more

2024 Republicans field test their message — while largely avoiding clashes with Trump

CNN — as former president donald trump Although he heads to Texas on Saturday for his first major campaign rally, the handbrake remains on most of his potential 2024 rivals. Trump will be at the helm after he predicts he’s due to a relationship with hush money case Anticipation had grown for a possible indictment … Read more

U.S. charges Russian spying suspect for allegedly using false identities to enter U.S. and collect information from U.S. citizens

CNN — The U.S. Justice Department announced Friday charges against a Russian national who allegedly entered the U.S. under a false identity and collected information from U.S. citizens about a then-imminent event russia invades ukraine. For years, Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov, a 37-year-old Russian intelligence agent, operated under the alias Victor Muller Ferreira, prosecutors said. Cherkasov … Read more

Kentucky governor vetoes ban on gender-affirming care for teens

CNN — Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a Republican-led bill It would bar transgender minors from receiving gender-affirming care, such as surgery or the use of certain hormones, reversing a growing trend in states to limit access to treatment. Republican state legislators pass bill Last week, it was argued that children should … Read more

FBI takes down cybercrime forum touting data related to breach affecting U.S. lawmakers

CNN — The FBI arrested the alleged founder of a popular cybercrime forum touting data stolen in a hack that affected members of Congress and thousands of others and shut down the site, the Justice Department said Friday. The website, called BreachForums, trafficked the stolen data of millions of Americans until the FBI recently took … Read more

Four California sea otters die from an unusual strain of parasite that could pose a threat to humans

CNN — Four sea otters in California have died from a rare Toxoplasma parasite that scientists say could pose a threat to human health. The researchers called the finding “totally unexpected” because this T. gondii strain had never been found in any aquatic animals or in coastal California.Their study, led by researchers from the California … Read more

Some population groups would benefit more than others from stricter air pollution standards, study suggests

CNN — When air pollution decreases, everyone benefits, but for older neighborhoods with high poverty rates and neighborhoods with large black populations, it pays off more regardless of income, a new study finds. The study, published Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at the link between death and a type of air … Read more