California Appoints Illegal Alien to State Office
She complained that illegal aliens are not adequately represented in state government, and described her appointment as a step towards correcting that alleged injustice. "While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made," Mateo said, as quoted by Fox News.
Saudi Crown Prince: if Iran Develops Nuclear Bomb, So Will Saudi
The next leader of Saudi Arabia says his country would quickly obtain a nuclear bomb if arch rival Iran successfully develops its own nuclear weapon. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the statement about a possible nuclear arms race in the Middle East to "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell, in an interview set to air on this Sunday's "60 Minutes."
From "CBS News"
Turkish Newspaper With Close Ties to Erdogan Calls for Joint Islamic Army to Fight Israel
The article called on the 57 member states of the OIC to form a joint "Army of Islam" to besiege and attack the state of Israel. It notes that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in manpower, equipment and budget, and presents statistics to prove this.
From "Jewish News Syndicate"
Students to Walk Out Nationwide Protesting Gun Violence
In nearly 3,000 protests nationwide, students from the elementary to college level are taking up the call in a variety of ways. Some planned roadside rallies to honor shooting victims and protest violence. Others were to hold demonstrations in school gyms or on football fields. In Massachusetts and Georgia and Ohio, students said they'll head to the statehouse to lobby for new gun regulations.
From "Associated Press"
Mountain Lions Are Popping up All Over the Bay Area - and Beyond
They're mountain lions. And lately they seem to be making a ton of cameo appearances all over the Bay Area and up and down the state. Here's a local listing of where the animals have been spotted or at least have been suspected of showing up, sometimes to the alarm of ranchers, wildlife officials and panicked pet owners.
From "The Mercury News"
Fort Lauderdale Elects City's First Openly Gay Mayor
"When Dean takes office, Fort Lauderdale will be the largest city in the South with an openly LGBTQ mayor and his voice will resonate throughout the region."
From "The Hill"
Elderly in U.S. Are Projected to Outnumber Children for First Time
People over 65 years old would outnumber children by 2035, a first in U.S. history, according to updated projections released by the Census Bureau on Tuesday. The milestone would be the latest marker of the nation's aging, which has accelerated with baby boomers' move into their senior years and recessionary effects on births and immigration over the past decade. The shift deepens challenges for fiscal policy and economic growth.
From "The Wall Street Journal"
Beaver County Sees Uptick in Std Numbers Among Young People
The numbers are hard to comprehend in this time of social media, advanced medicine and awareness. "I think that the younger population is more promiscuous today than probably ever before," says Dr. Frank DiCenco at AHN's Premier Women's Health in Sewickley.
From "CBS Pittsburgh"
Richard Branson: A.i. Certain to Cause Widespread Job Losses, Pushes for "minimum Basic Earnings"
There are many ways in which the introduction of robots to most major workplaces can wipe out human jobs. And once that happens, it may be hard for those displaced workers to find alternative forms of employment. But there is one idea that could serve as a solution to this future problem, and Branson himself mentions it as well. It's none other than the implementation of a universal basic income system wherein individuals can "earn" a fixed amount from the government each month as an alternative to a monthly salary.
From "Natural News"
Many Cases of "dementia" Are Actually Side Effects of Prescription Drugs or Vaccines, According to Research
A help guide based on a Harvard University report admits as much. According to the report, "medications are common culprits in mental decline." As the body ages, the liver's efficiency when it comes to metabolizing drugs declines, and the kidneys do not eliminate them as quickly as they once did. This causes the drugs to accumulate in the body, which means those who take multiple medications are particularly susceptible to this effect.
From "Natural News"