SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won't be giving unemployment checks to workers on strike, with Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoing a bill Saturday that had been inspired by high-profile work stoppages in Hollywood and the hotel industry. Newsom, a Democrat, says he supports workers and often benefits from campaign contributions from labor unions. But he said he vetoed this bill because the fund the state uses to pay unemployment benefits will be nearly $20 billion in debt by the end of the
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Saturday to bolster eviction protections for renters and close a loophole in an existing law that has allowed landlords to circumvent the state’s rent cap. The move updates a 2019 landmark law that created rules around evictions and establishing a rent cap at 5% plus the inflation rate, with a 10% maximum. Under the 2019 law, landlords can evict tenants for “at fault” or “no fault” reasons. “At fault” reasons includ
WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down a possible government shutdown, the White House wanted to make sure any blame would fall at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue — specifically on House Republicans. After all, it was the majority party in the House that had been paralyzed until Saturday by an inability to pass a funding package, stymied by members who don’t want to uphold a bipartisan spending agreement from earlier this year. President Joe Biden is hoping the rest of the country would see things
WASHINGTON (AP) — The threat of a federal government shutdown suddenly lifted late Saturday hours before a midnight deadline as Congress approved a temporary funding bill to keep agencies open and sent the measure to President Joe Biden to become law. The rushed package drops aid to Ukraine, a White House priority opposed by a growing number of GOP lawmakers, but increases federal disaster assistance by $16 billion, meeting Biden’s full request. The bill funds government until Nov. 17. After cha
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein returned Saturday to her hometown for the final time when a military jet carrying the late Democratic senator's body landed at San Francisco International Airport. The long-serving senator and political trailblazer died Thursday at her home in Washington, D.C., after a series of illnesses. At 90, she was the oldest member of Congress after first being elected to the Senate in 1992. The arrival of her body was not open to the public. No details have
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has averted for now a threatened government shutdown that would have disrupted many services, squeezed federal employees and roiled politics. The threat was set aside late Saturday after Congress voted to keep agencies open until Nov. 17. Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., dropped demands for steep spending cuts and relied on Democratic votes for House passage, before the Senate easily approved the measure Saturday night. House Republicans, fueled by hard-right demands
Threat of government shutdown ends as Congress passes a temporary funding plan and sends it to Biden WASHINGTON (AP) — The threat of a federal government shutdown ended late Saturday, hours before a midnight deadline, as Congress approved a temporary funding bill to keep agencies open and sent the measure to President Joe Biden to sign. The rushed package drops aid to Ukraine, a White House priority opposed by a growing number of GOP lawmakers, but increases federal disaster assistance by $16 bi
SYDNEY (Reuters) -New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has tested positive for COVID-19 and will work remotely while isolating, his office said on Sunday, just two weeks before a general election in which his Labour party is struggling. The positive test will temporarily sideline Hipkins in the campaign for the Oct. 14 election. Labour has been sliding in the opinion polls, with the centre-right National party leading by 31.9% to 26.5% in a recent survey.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is scheduling a vote Monday on a resolution that would authorize a one-year deployment of an international force to help Haiti quell a surge in gang violence and restore security so the troubled Caribbean nation can hold long-delayed elections. The U.S.-drafted resolution obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday welcomes Kenya’s offer to lead the multinational security force. It makes clear this would be a non-U.N. force funded by volunt
Simeon Powell and Dakota Ditcheva win in Paris to reach the Professional Fighters League European finals in December.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Panama Canal announced Saturday it will reduce the maximum number of ships travelling the waterway to 31 per day, from 32 in August, due to a drought that has reduced the supply of fresh water needed to operate the locks. That compares to daily averages of 36 to 38 ships per day under normal operation. Nine ships per day will be allowed to use the new, bigger NeoPanamax locks and 22 per day will be handled through the older Panamax locks. The Canal Authority guaranteed a d
British cruiserweight Jordan Thompson's world-title challenge ends in a brutal fourth round stoppage loss to IBF and Ring Magazine champion Jai Opetaia In London.
Caroline Dubois picks up her first title as a pro by beating Magali Rodriguez on points to claim the IBO lightweight title.
PGMOL admits the decision to disallow Luis Diaz's goal in Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Spurs was "a significant human error".
A Dutch-top flight match between RKC Waalwijk and Ajax is abandoned after the home goalkeeper Etienne Vaessen is knocked unconscious.
Scotland will require one of their "best ever performances" if they are to beat Ireland and reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup, says Gregor Townsend.
Robert Lewandowski is wanted by the Saudi Pro League, Arsenal will monitor Pedro Neto, Chelsea fail to meet the valuation for Dusan Vlahovic, plus more.
Mark Williams beats Hossein Vafaei to set up a British Open final with Mark Selby, who defeated Xiao Guodong 6-0.