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Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 8, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 8 The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary not being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic: We must not only save our nation’s residents from the pandemic, we must also save our democracy from it. The...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 8, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

The Teachers Union Ate My Homework Wall Street Journal April 6 The coronavirus has shut down schools across America, and desperate parents are scrambling to ensure their children’s education doesn’t suffer. The U.S. Department of Education could help with some guidance about how schools can move...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 8, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 7 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on the new Centers for Disease Control guidance on masks: Last week, the Centers for Disease Control changed its guidelines on homemade coronavirus masks, recommending that Americans wear the cloth...

FILE - In this Monday, July 15, 2019 file photo, Naason Joaquin Garcia, the leader of a Mexico-based evangelical church with a worldwide membership, attends a bail review hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court. On Tuesday, April 7, 2020 a California appeals court has dismissed the criminal case against the Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape and human trafficking. The case was dismissed on procedural grounds. García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, has been in custody since June. He is currently being held without bail in Los Angeles. The attorney general's office said it was reviewing the court's ruling. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)

Court drops rape, other charges against megachurch leader

Apr. 8, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court ordered the dismissal of a criminal case Tuesday against a Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape and human trafficking on procedural grounds. Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, has been in custody...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Illegally possessed firearms seized by authorities are displayed during a news conference in Los Angeles. State authorities cleared 8.6% fewer cases last year into people who are no longer are allowed to own firearms, down from a record high in 2018, through a unique California program according to a California Department of Justice report released Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Unique California gun program clears fewer cases in 2019

Apr. 2, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — State authorities cleared 8.6% fewer cases last year regarding people who no longer are allowed to own firearms, down from a record high in 2018, through a unique California program. Records show officials last year also finally closed the program's pre-July 2013 backlog of nearly...

This photo shows signage a T-Mobile store in New York, Monday, April 30, 2018. On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra said that the state will not appeal a judge’s decision approving the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

California AG drops challenge to T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Mar. 11, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — California’s attorney general said Wednesday that the state will not appeal a judge’s decision approving T-Mobile's $26.5 billion purchase of Sprint, bringing the companies closer to creating a new wireless giant on par with AT&T and Verizon in size. Attorney General...

In this Jan. 27, 2020 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Supreme Court will decide the fate of Obama health care law

Mar. 2, 2020 3:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, a case that will keep health care squarely in front of voters even though a decision won't come until after the 2020 election. The court said it would hear an appeal by 20 mainly Democratic...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, Calif. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore says he will comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's request for information on four people with criminal records, becoming the first state or local law enforcement official in the country to so honor such requests among a spate of jurisdictions whose laws sharply restrict cooperation with immigration authorities. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull,File)

San Diego sheriff agrees to share immigration information

Feb. 21, 2020 11:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will share records of people who were criminally arrested with immigration authorities, becoming the first local law enforcement agency in five states to comply with unusual demands for information, authorities said Friday. In recent weeks, U.S....

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, people try to catch fish along the Sacramento River in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, near Courtland, Calif. California officials sued the Trump administration on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, to block new rules governing the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta. Attorney General Xavier Becerra called the new rules

California sues Trump administration to block water rules

Feb. 20, 2020 11:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state's largest river systems, arguing it would push endangered populations of delta smelt, chinook salmon and steelhead trout to extinction. The federal rules...

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Los Angeles 2028 organizers, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump vows to 'clean up' LA at Olympic meeting briefing

Feb. 18, 2020 10:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday veered into politics during a briefing on preparations for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, criticizing the city's political leadership for failing to curtail its homelessness epidemic. Trump said if Los Angeles doesn't “clean it up...