City of Los Angeles voters sent mixed messages, handing victories to both the left and center | PA

City of Los Angeles voters sent mixed messages, handing victories to both the left and center |  PA

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman-elect Hugo Soto-Martinez addresses City Council with what he says is a clear mandate to enact bold and progressive policies on housing, homelessness, transportation and other issues. . Soto Martinez, who won his career for more than 10,000 votesHe said the Nov. 8 election showed that residents of his … Read more

Why booking directly with the airlines can be more expensive | PA

Why booking directly with the airlines can be more expensive |  PA

Early in the pandemic, many travelers experienced headaches trying to rebook air travel purchased through third parties, such as Orbitz and Kayak. Overburdened customer service centers and constantly changing airline policies resulted in a huge hassle at these agencies, leading many travelers to book directly through the airline to avoid future problems. However, as the … Read more

A year later, the Taliban escalate their war on girls’ education in Afghanistan | PA

A year later, the Taliban escalate their war on girls’ education in Afghanistan |  PA

BAMIAN, Afghanistan — When Zahra Wafa thinks about what it took to get her daughters to school, her face hardens. She remembers the days when she and her husband ate only bread to pay for their children’s education, how it seemed worth giving them the chance for a future beyond Nawa Foladi, a village in … Read more

The newest member of the Michigan Supreme Court is a young black mother. How is historical | PA

The newest member of the Michigan Supreme Court is a young black mother.  How is historical |  PA

LANSING, Michigan — State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden, whose great-grandfather was lynched in Tennessee in the 1930s, will become the first black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court after being appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer announced his selection of Bolden during a news conference Tuesday inside the Supreme Court Hall of Justice … Read more

Nigeria hopes new banknotes will curb inflation and corruption | PA

Nigeria hopes new banknotes will curb inflation and corruption |  PA

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria launched newly designed currency notes Wednesday, a move the West African nation’s central bank says will help curb inflation and money laundering. The newly designed denominations of 200 (5 cents), 500 ($1.10) and 1,000 naira ($2.20) would also boost financial inclusion and economic growth, said Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the … Read more

Former Kentucky Governor and Entrepreneur John Y. Brown Dies | PA

Former Kentucky Governor and Entrepreneur John Y. Brown Dies |  PA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Y. Brown Jr., who became governor of Kentucky after building empires in business and sports, has died. He was 88 years old. Brown’s family said in a statement Tuesday that “every day was an exciting adventure” for the former Democratic governor, who served from 1979 to 1983. × This page … Read more

Gabby Petito’s family settles a $3 million lawsuit for the murder of her fiancé | PA

Gabby Petito’s family settles a  million lawsuit for the murder of her fiancé |  PA

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The families of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie have reached a $3 million settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed after authorities concluded he strangled her while on a trip. across the country in August 2021. The agreement was signed Thursday by Sarasota County Circuit Judge Hunter W. Carroll. A lawyer … Read more

Happy hygiene! Scrabble dictionary adds hundreds of words | PA

Happy hygiene!  Scrabble dictionary adds hundreds of words |  PA

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s the thing, Scrabble fans. Your conversations on the board are about to get more interesting with over 500 new words and variations added to the official in-game dictionary: stan, sitch, convo, zedonk, dox, and fauxhawk among them. This month, the seventh edition of the “Official Scrabble Players Dictionary” add-ons unite … Read more