Bay Area authorities are in the final stages of closing the region’s two largest homeless encampments, displacing hundreds of unhoused people as they clear massive clusters of tents, shacks and broken-down vehicles that have drawn complaints for years. The closure of the camps – one by the San Jose airport and one off Wood Street in West Oakland – is part of a regionwide push to crack down on ...

Pedestrians take note: A new law decriminalizes safe jaywalking in California. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed the “Freedom to Walk” bill sponsored by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). The law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, comes years after activists have argued that jaywalking rules disproportionately affect marginalized and low-income residents. Under the new law, pedestrians ...

John Fetterman, recently criticized by some Democrats for his lack of a campaign presence in Pennsylvania’s major cities, was all-in on Pittsburgh at a rainy public rally in the Strip District on Saturday as the race for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat draws nearer. After walking out to “Renegade,” the 1979 Styx song that receives regular play at Steelers’ home games, Mr. Fetterman pitched a ...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With early predictions of $50 billion in damage from Hurricane Ian, experts worry whether the state’s struggling property insurance system will become another casualty of the storm and lead to even higher premiums. If it fails, the cost will be passed on to all Florida homeowners, not just those who suffered damage, because of assessments levied on them to cover the losses. ...

West Africa’s fifth successful coup in just over two years is testing a regional bloc that’s running out of ideas to maintain political stability in the face of threats by jihadists. The Economic Community of West African States, which aims to create a trading bloc and promote democracy, is negotiating a return to civilian rule in three member states including Burkina Faso, where the latest ...

A homecoming game at an Oklahoma high school turned tragic Friday night after a shooting left one teen dead and another injured, while the shooter remains on the loose, authorities said. Tulsa police officers responded to reports of a shooting at the conclusion of a football game at McLain High School just before 10 p.m. local time. McLain played against Miami High School. The shooting began ...

Ukrainian forces on Saturday recaptured a strategic town in the country’s east after forcing Russian troops there to pull out, the second major victory in weeks and one that challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim to have annexed the area the day before. Kyiv’s troops moved into the town after capturing five settlements near Lyman, blockading Russian units stationed there, military ...

President Joe Biden said the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian in Florida is likely to rank among the worst in U.S. history and pledged aid “for as long as it takes.” The storm, which made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, has caused at least 30 deaths in the state, according to Associated Press. Almost 1.8 million homes and businesses remain without power and Lee County, the hardest-hit ...

As officials in California and beyond try to assess how severe a fall-and-winter coronavirus wave may be, one key factor is the growth of several new subvariants now emerging. It’s too soon to say whether any of the newer variants will rise to prominence in the ways omicron and delta did. None have been documented in significant numbers in California or the nation. Still, experts say another ...

LOS ANGELES — Young adults in California experience mental health challenges at alarming rates, with more than three-quarters reporting anxiety in the last year, more than half reporting depression, 31% experiencing suicidal thinking and 16% self-harm, according to the results of a survey commissioned by the California Endowment. The numbers reflect a years-long trend of worsening mental ...

LOS ANGELES — Rep. Karen Bass and Rick Caruso have each put forward expensive plans for expanding interim and permanent housing for homeless people, but the Los Angeles mayoral candidates have offered few specifics about how they would pay for them. One possible way to fund these plans is a ballot measure going before city voters in November. Known as Measure ULA, or "United to House L.A.," ...

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SATURDAY, Oct. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy sufferers know that symptoms don’t just appear in spring or summer. Fall, too, can bring about sneezing and trouble breathing, as can volatile weather patterns.

December 2019, my husband submitted his final student loan payment. From the moment we got married and started attacking those student loans as a team, it took us 18 months to pay off $51,234.51. Of that debt, $34,134.51 were federal loans and $17,100 were private. There is not one part of me that begrudges the millions of Americans who are on the precipice of receiving $10,000 to $20,000 in ...

LOS ANGELES — Jaime Jarrín was always around. Long before I knew him personally, or even before I knew his primary occupation, I'd see him at halftime of the soccer games I watched on television. I'd hear his voice when my great grandmother's favorite Mexican soap opera went to commercial. "Seis, treinta y seis, treinta y seis, treinta y seis." Six, thirty-six, thirty-six, thirty-six — the ...

PHILADELPHIA — After the Chicago Blackhawks named Jaime Faulkner their president of business operations on Dec. 16, 2020, a flower arrangement was delivered to her. The sender? The first woman to ever be hired to that position in the NHL — the Flyers’ Valerie Camillo. Camillo, who helped blaze the trail for women in senior positions in hockey when she was hired by the Flyers in 2018, believes ...

DENVER — The nondescript one-story warehouse sits just off a busy street south of downtown. Motorists pass by the thousands and seemingly no one gives the place a second glance. If only they knew what happens on the other side of those corrugated metal walls. Not only is the 10,000-square-foot building home to a private collection of 18 lacquered muscle cars, but it's also where another No. 18 ...

Mammoth Hurricane Ian has broken our hearts and stolen the stuff that paradisaical dreams are made of in our weary Florida. Its powerful Category 4 winds stirred up storm surge taller than people, ending lives and uprooting more than trees and concrete on beloved old Florida islands. Deadly Ian has isolated Sanibel and Captiva, severing the only way in and out by land. Once the spot where we ...

BALTIMORE — During a recent campaign event in Harford County, Maryland, a woman asked Heather Mizeur, the 1st District Democratic candidate for Congress, about keeping guns away from dangerous people. While she agreed with Mizeur that more could be done legislatively to ensure public safety in legal gun purchases, the woman expressed dismay at the endless flood of illegal guns used in crime in ...

PASADENA, Calif. — All week, UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson had heard one tribute after another lavished upon his counterpart from Washington. The passing yardage that led the nation. The never having been sacked. The nationally ranked team that was the surprise of the Pac-12. Thompson-Robinson delivered a rebuttal as only he could. He zipped passes. He hurdled one defender. He ...