Current director to lead new state Veterans Department

Current director to lead new state Veterans Department

New York veterans will soon access their programs or earned benefits under one state agency with a familiar face at the helm. The current state Division of Veterans’ Services will be elevated to the Department of Veterans’ Services on April 1, 2023, creating a one-stop shop for New York’s service members. “No one who served … Read more

LA officials, faith leaders to honor mass shooting victims

LA officials, faith leaders to honor mass shooting victims

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles elected officials, faith leaders and cultural leaders will gather at First AME Church of Los Angeles Monday for a candlelight vigil to honor the victims killed last week in the racist and hate-motivated mass shootings in Buffalo, NY , and Laguna Woods. What You Need To Know A group … Read more

Judge considers CBP proposed settlement, migrant child case

Judge considers CBP proposed settlement, migrant child case

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A Los Angeles federal judge is expected to consider a proposed settlement between a civil rights group and US Customs and Border Protection over standards for the safe detention of immigrant children, according to court documents obtained Monday. What You Need To Know In 1985, a lawsuit was filed challenging the … Read more

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum seekers

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum seekers

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) – As the sun set over the Rio Grande, about 120 Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans who waded through waist-deep water stepped into Border Patrol vehicles, soon to be released in the United States to pursue their immigration cases . Across the border in the Mexican town of Piedras Negras, Honduran families … Read more

Isaiah Lee says he was ‘triggered’ by Dave Chappelle’s jokes

Isaiah Lee says he was ‘triggered’ by Dave Chappelle’s jokes

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The 23-year-old man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl says he was triggered by the comedian’s jokes about transgender and homeless people. What You Need To Know Comedian Dave Chappelle was not injured when Isaiah Lee rushed the stage at the Bowl around 10:45 pm … Read more

Texas race tests abortion’s resonance with Democratic voters

Texas race tests abortion’s resonance with Democratic voters

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – By the time Dr. Hector Gonzalez arrived in Laredo, Texas, in 2001, the last abortion clinic had already closed. He spent the next 20 years experiencing firsthand where the largely Hispanic and heavily Catholic community along the border with Mexico usually sided. “Definitely it was, ‘No abortion,’” said Gonzalez, the city’s … Read more

Six candidates come to become California State Controller

Six candidates come to become California State Controller

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Come June 7, California voters will pick the top two contenders to appear on the November ballot for several statewide races. One race getting a lot of buzz is the state controller’s race. Four Democrats, one Republican and one member of the Green Party are vying to become California’s next chief financial … Read more

Hudson Valley congressman enters New York City primary

Hudson Valley congressman enters New York City primary

A New York City congressional race that already includes former Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting more crowded with Hudson Valley Rep. Mondaire Jones announcing Saturday that he’s also running for the seat. Shortly after the final congressional district maps were released to the public early Saturday morning, Jones surprised many by tweeting: “I have … Read more

Teen arrested in connection with girl’s shooting death: NYPD

Teen arrested in connection with girl’s shooting death: NYPD

A 15-year-old boy who allegedly fired a shot that killed an 11-year-old girl in the Bronx earlier this week has been arrested — and police are still searching for his alleged accomplice, officials said Friday. Police officers arrested the teen in connection with the shooting death of Kyhara Tay around 1:30 am on Friday at … Read more

LACo formally extends mask requirement on public transit

LACo formally extends mask requirement on public transit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — With COVID-19 case numbers steadily rising — enough to push Los Angeles County into the “medium” virus risk level — the mask-wearing requirement on public transit and at transportation hubs was officially extended Friday in the county. What You Need To Know The county issued a health order in late April … Read more