From staff and wire reports Published 12:25 AM EDT Apr 30, 2019 Alabama Birmingham: The city is considering mobile grocery stores to fill a gap in residential areas where healthy food options aren’t available. WBRC-TV reports that the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama already operates a truck that sells fruit, fresh vegetables and dairy products in so-called food deserts. City leaders are considering a plan to expand such offerings as part of an initiative by Mayor Randall Woodfin. Mobile stores wouldn’t be allowed on vacant lots, and they couldn’t operate within 1,000 feet of stores that sell similar food items. They could set up shop in commercial area and neighborhoods. The city says about 70% of residents live in areas that don’t have stores offering healthy food. The problem is getting worse with store closings in recent years. Alaska Anchorage: A minister is leading an effort to help an impoverished Native village create a new economy with the … [Read more...] about News from around our 50 states
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Carolyn Kaster / AP File (2017) President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he finishes speaking in April 2017 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. Today marks the second anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, and the nation is divided on whether to give the president a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down on his first two years in office. By Sun Staff (contact) Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 | 2 a.m. On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump took the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States. The two years since have generated a ceaseless swirl of news about chaos and dysfunction in the West Wing, divisive comments and tweets from Trump, a simmering investigation into the Trump team’s involvement with Russian nationalists, and many other topics. The stories came so fast it could be difficult to keep up with them. In the short time since Trump was sworn in, four of his former associates have been convicted of felonies and 10 of his original … [Read more...] about Two years of Trump: Dizzying dysfunction, controversies, mark first half of president’s first term
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Briefing Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Europe Edition ByAndrea Kannapell Oct. 8, 2018 (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up .) Good morning. Turkey demands proof, journalists name a Novichok suspect, carbon taxes get a Nobel boost. Here’s the latest. • For Saudi dissidents, a terrifying pattern. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey demanded that the Saudis prove their claim that a missing Saudi critic, Jamal Khashoggi, left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul soon after he arrived last week. Turkish officials say he was killed by Saudi agents there. Above, a protest at the consulate on Monday attended by the Yemeni Nobel Peace winner Tawakkol Karman, founder of Women Journalists Without Chains. Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance hardly surprised other Saudi dissidents. … [Read more...] about Climate Change, Saudi Consulate, Bulgaria: Your Tuesday Briefing
MANAFORT TRIAL ALERT … CNN’S JEREMY HERB (@jeremyherb): “NEW from @kpolantz: Jury has asked: ‘If we cannot come to a consensus for a single count, how can we fill in the verdict sheet?’”SIREN … “Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen discussing plea deal with prosecutors,” by NBC’s Sarah Fitzpatrick, Joe Valiquette, Jonathan Dienst and Tom Winter: “Those sources stress no deal has been reached but do say the potential deal could be reached as early as today.” NBCPBS’ LISA DESJARDINS (@LisaDNews): “NEW BREAKING: Sen. Collins just said Kavanaugh told her he agrees w Roberts' take on Roe V Wade - that it is settled law.”FUN DETAILS FROM NEW FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORTS … -- SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TEXAS) accepted $7,021 worth of Houston Rockets and Houston Astros tickets in 2017. All were from Robert Marling, a Houston businessman. (Cruz’s wife accepted one $675 ticket to the Astros). He also accepted … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook PM: Manafort jury asks judge about deadlock on one count, as NBC reports Michael Cohen might cut plea deal
SIREN … JOHN BRENNAN CONSIDERING LAWSUIT … CHUCK TODD on NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS”: TODD: “You indicated that you had lawyers contact you about possible legal action. It’s 48 hours later. What would that look like? Is that something you’re serious about.”BRENNAN: “Well, I have been contacted by a number of lawyers, and they have already given me their thoughts about the basis for a complaint, an injunction to try to prevent him from doing this in the future. “If my clearances and my reputation as I’m being pulled through the mud now, if that’s the price we’re going to pay to prevent Donald Trump from doing this against other people, to me it’s a small price to pay. So I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future. And if it means going to court, I will do that.”THE WEEKLY RUDY … RUDY GIULIANI to CHUCK: “Truth isn’t truth.” CHUCK … [Read more...] about Cabinet secretaries: They’re just like us!