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    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a Santee Cooper oversight bill into law but maintained his preference for the state to sell and privatize the government-owned utility. “Although the resulting compromise is far from perfect, this legislation will nevertheless provide a measure of much needed and long overdue oversight, transparency and accountability," McMaster wrote this week in his...
    Florida’s Miami-Dade County city of Doral voted unanimously on Wednesday to officially ban gambling and casinos in the city, potentially putting in jeopardy reported plans for the Trump-owned Doral golf resort to establish its own casino.  With the 4-0 vote from the Doral city council, properties wishing to establish gambling or a casino must get a request approved by residents...
    A popular gun show that’s been held at the OC Fair & Event Center since 1996 might have to find a new venue, if a bill from state Sen. Dave Min, D-Irvine, becomes law. Min’s bill – which passed in the Senate June 1 and awaits consideration in the Assembly – would ban gun shows on state property, including state-owned...
    Security forces in Mexico have arrested a fugitive former governor and his daughter on money laundering charges in a predawn raid on a home which is reportedly owned by a cartel. Roberto Sandoval, who governed the Pacific coast state of Nayarit from 2011 to 2017, and Lidy Sandoval, were apprehended on Sunday in Linares, a city in the northeastern state...
    Loading the player... This year’s Urban One Honors, which airs on TV One on Sunday at 9 p.m., has a different twist. The 2021 theme is “Women Leading the Change” and the show’s honorees are all Black women.  Read More: ‘Foot soldiers’ of Birmingham to BLM: ‘Keep on keeping on’ Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, groundbreaking journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, health equality...
                        Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) Monday announced his appointment to fill the vacant seat on the five-member panel of the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC). Attorney Gabriella Passidomo, daughter of state Sen. Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) was selected, according to POLITICO. The elder Passidomo is the Senate president-elect in 2022. Gabriella Passidomo...
    Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the powerful chairwoman of the Senate Commerce Committee, plans to attempt to use a bipartisan piece of legislation meant to counter the Chinese Communist Party’s technological advances to instead steer what could end up being a huge boon of a federal contract worth billions of dollars to a company operating in her home state owned by...
    Workers cut up coal carts in Dec. 2019 at a coal mine in Mentougou, west of Beijing, where many mines have been shut as China scrambles to cut carbon emissions.Greg Baker | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — China's bond defaults are increasingly concentrated in a part of the country whose growth could face greater pressure from tough new restrictions...
                        Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel this month said her organization will hold U.S. President Joe Biden and other Democrats accountable for putting out false narratives about Georgia’s voter integrity law. McDaniel, in a press release, said Democrats’ distortions cost Georgia millions of dollars when Major League...
                      by Scott McClallen  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the state will increase state-owned facility renewable energy by 85% by 2025, up from the current 15%, but didn’t explain how. The governor announced the goal on April 22 to coincide with Earth Day. Whitmer cited a partnership between the state and energy...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — This April 20, the unofficial holiday celebrating marijuana, we’re learning the State of Illinois is smashing recreational sales records again with $109 million in sales last month. But CBS 2’s Tara Molina learned as the state continues to rake in millions, not one minority-owned pot business has opened up shop yet because of state delays. READ MORE:...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus’ Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed regret over sanctions that the United States reimposed on nine state-owned companies in the ex-Soviet country, citing human rights violations. Belarus has become a target of Western sanctions after authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko won his sixth term in office in a widely disputed election in August and unleashed a...
    The United States on Thursday announced sanctions against a Burmese state-owned company that produces precious stones, saying it wanted to overthrow the Manna military junta, which has led to severe repression of pro-democracy protesters. The U.S. Treasury Department has announced that it will freeze all affected property Myanmar will ban any transaction with James Enterprise, which oversees the mining and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday hit Myanmar’s junta with new sanctions in response to February’s coup in the Southeast Asian nation. The State and Treasury departments announced they were imposing sanctions on the country’s main, state-owned gem company, Myanmar Gems Enterprise. The sanctions freeze any assets the firm holds in the U.S. or in U.S. jurisdictions and...
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House agreed Wednesday to fund a rail spur to help a troubled shipping center in Minot, but balked at giving more than $8 million in taxpayer money to bail out a trio of banks — including one owned by Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven — that obtained the facility through foreclosure. The GOP-controlled...
    Shanghai (China), March 26 (EFE) .- The largest bank in China and one of the largest in the world, the state-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), obtained a net profit of 315.906 million yuan in 2020 (48,302 million dollars, 40,977 million euros), 1.18% more than the previous year. In its income statement for the year 2020, sent today...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Even sooner than critics had expected, a court in Mexico issued an injunction Thursday to block a new law that favors government-owned power generation over cleaner private electrical plants. The law went into effect Tuesday, and within two days the court granted an injunction to block it. The ruling was sought by a company that...
    GILROY (CBS SF) — The licenses of two Gilroy liquor stores owned by a couple accused of human trafficking and wage theft have been revoked, state authorities said Thursday, The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) revoked the licenses of M and M Liquor at 7901 Westwood Drive and Gavilan Market at 8110 Westwood Drive following a joint investigation...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The owner of a small, independent pharmacy in Denver says she’s set up to administer hundreds of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but isn’t getting the chance to contribute. So far, more than 1.3 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the state. Many of those vaccinations have happened through health systems, public health agencies,...
    AT&T pressured the Commerce Department to keep a Chinese military-controlled telecom company off the United States' sanction list despite their use of forced labor and other human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims, former Commerce Department undersecretary Corey Stewart told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday. Stewart verified allegations first reported by the National File, revealing that AT&T executive Ed Gillespie requested that the department keep China Telecom off of what is called the "entities list," reserved...
              A group of black legislators in Minnesota wants the state to begin awarding contracts on the basis of race, according to a Monday report. “The United Black Legislative Caucus, made up of 10 Black Minnesota state senators and representatives, announced in a recent virtual town hall that they’ll push for the state to...
    Chinese state-owned media ran messages across a New York City billboard urging unity in the fight against COVID-19, even as Beijing continues to resist cooperating with World Health Organization investigations into the origin of the virus. The so-called China Screen in Times Square has run images for the Xinhua News Agency – the official state-run press agency of Beijing – since...
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The online bank backed by Alibaba's fintech giant Ant Group has joined China's digital yuan pilot programme, it said on Monday, as the Beijing's expands trials aimed at eventually rolling out the electronic currency for mass use. Ant-backed MYBank said it was one of the parties participating in the research and development on China's e-currency. It plans...
    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem used a state airplane to shuttle her around the country to right-wing political events, racking up huge bills on the taxpayer dime as the GOP darling traveled to events hosted by, among others, the National Rifle Association, Turning Point USA, and a Las Vegas confab put on by the Republican Jewish Coalition. That’s according to...
    By SONJA SMITH, Associated Press WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — The government of Namibia has closed the southern African country's state-owned airline, Air Namibia, saying that it can no longer afford the financial losses. All Air Namibia flights have been canceled, 10 aircraft have been grounded and the reservations system has been closed. Air Namibia's 644 employees have lost their jobs...
    WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — The government of Namibia has closed the southern African country’s state-owned airline, Air Namibia, saying that it can no longer afford the financial losses. All Air Namibia flights have been canceled, 10 aircraft have been grounded and the reservations system has been closed. Air Namibia’s 644 employees have lost their jobs and will receive a...
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' four state-owned casinos reported a 28% drop in revenue last year when they were closed for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The four casinos in Kansas City, Mulvane, Dodge City and Pittsburg generated about $300 million revenue in 2020, down from $416 million the year before. That means state and local governments are...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MAYFIELD, Pa (KDKA) – A Pennsylvania state trooper is facing a slew of charges in connection with the gentlemen’s club police say he co-owned in Lackawanna County. RELATED: Man Arrested After Crashing Truck Into Gas Station While Attempting To Steal ATM An investigation revealed 38-year-old Robert Covington Jr. with the Bureau of Gaming Enforcement co-owned the...
    By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico vowed Thursday to continue with attempts to limit private power generation after the Supreme Court ruled against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s attempt to block permits for renewable power plants. Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero said the court ruling applied only to a 2020 executive order, and said the administration...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico vowed Thursday to continue with attempts to limit private power generation after the Supreme Court ruled against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s attempt to block permits for renewable power plants. Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero said the court ruling applied only to a 2020 executive order, and said the administration would wage a new...
    London (CNN Business)UK regulators have pulled the broadcasting license for China Global Television Network (CGTN).Media regulator Ofcom said Thursday that it had withdrawn the channel's license after an investigation "concluded that the license is wrongfully held by Star China Media Limited."Ofcom said that Star China Media Limited did not have "editorial responsibility" for the channel's output, and therefore "does not...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican business groups said Tuesday that a proposed new law on electricity supply would hurt investors and force Mexicans to buy more expensive electrical power from older, dirtier government-owned plants. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed undoing much of the work over the last seven years to establish cheaper, more renewable energy, in large...
    SACRAMENTO (BCN/CBS SF) — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife allowed camping to resume Monday on state-operated lands and wildlife areas and federal wildlife refuges. The CDFW allowed camping to resume in light of the state lifting its coronavirus-related stay-at-home order statewide. A full list of CDFW-controlled properties that allow camping can be found at https://wildlife.ca.gov/Closures. Campers are advised...
    The Virginia House passed legislation Thursday intended to provide training and educational opportunities for residents and help them land jobs, but it temporarily blocked legislation to prohibit firearms near the Capitol and within other state-owned buildings. House Bill 2204, sponsored by House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, would establish the Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back program, also...
    BEIJING (AP) — China says former head of state-owned asset management firm executed in bribery case. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
              An online media outlet owned by publicly-traded mega corporation E.W. Scripps Tuesday became the latest outfit to publish a dishonest and inaccurate report on The Star News Network. A three-minute segment produced by Newsy’s Mark Greenblatt and Lauren Knapp called into question the locality of The Star News Network’s local news outlets, including The...
    FARMINGTON, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut State Police on Tuesday returned to the property once owned by Fotis Dulos, who was charged in the disappearance and murder of his estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos. Investigators were searching in the back of the house on Mountain Spring Road in Farmington. They appeared to be using ground penetrating radar. Police say they are following...
    The Church of Satan has threatened to 'hex' the arsonist who burned down New York's famous 'Halloween House' in Poughkeepsie.   The House of Netherworld, in the 'Witch District' of the city, was allegedly set alight at 5am on January 14. The flames burned for more than 90-minutes, with two adults escaping the blaze unharmed.  Police are hunting an individual captured on...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s state-owned electrical power company acknowledged Tuesday it presented a falsified brush fire report to explain a widespread blackout in December. The Federal Electricity Commission has been criticized for being antiquated and polluting, and it has hotly denied the outage was the result of incompetence. Instead, it said, the fire caused a kind of huge...
    Oregon’s COVID-19 relief fund that earmarked millions for black residents and business owners has been halted due to lawsuits led by one Mexican-American and two white business owners who allege racial discrimination. The state of Oregon had set aside $62milion of its $1.4billion federal pandemic relief money to help its black business owners, community organizers and residents going through hardship...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A law firm’s state-commissioned investigation into a troubled veterans home in the Philadelphia suburbs identified myriad problems and mistakes it said helped the coronavirus sweep through the facility like wildfire this spring. The report issued Thursday said supervisors at the state-owned Southeastern Veterans’ Center waited too long to end communal dining, should have done more to...
    BEIJING (AP) — China has given conditional approval to a coronavirus vaccine developed by state-owned Sinopharm. The vaccine is the first one approved for general use in China. Chen Shifei, the deputy commissioner of China’s Medical Production Administration, said at a news conference Thursday that the decision had been made the previous night. The vaccine is an inactivated, two-dose vaccine...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government says it has received “multiple expressions of interest” in buying its 100% stake in debt-laden national carrier Air India to shore up falling government revenues after an initial attempt in 2018 failed to attract any bidders. The deadline for submission of formal bids was Monday and the government is expected to announce qualified bidders...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government says it has received “multiple expressions of interest” in buying its 100% stake in debt-laden national carrier Air India to shore up falling government revenues after an initial attempt in 2018 failed to attract any bidders. The deadline for submission of formal bids was Monday and the government is expected to announce qualified bidders...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A group of 11 California state senators, both Democrat and Republican, are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to let restaurants reopen by moving them into the “essential” category statewide, despite the current surge in COVID-19 cases. “We ask that you immediately reclassify the restaurant industry as critical infrastructure before more damage is done,” the letter says. “As it...
    Johns Hopkins, founder of Johns Hopkins University, was revealed Thursday to have owned slaves during his lifetime, despite his abolitionist legacy. “For most of the last century, our institutions believed Johns Hopkins to be an early and staunch abolitionist whose father, a committed Quaker, had freed the family’s enslaved people in 1807,” university leaders wrote in a letter to the...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Chinese state-owned companies are starting to default on their debts. It's a problem that could ripple through the country's financial system, threatening to slam the brakes on the nation's economy and hobble the global recovery from the pandemic.State firms defaulted on a record 40 billion yuan ($6.1 billion) worth of bonds between January and October, according to...
    A barbershop owner sued Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday over coronavirus relief that was designated for minority-owned small businesses. Etienne Hardre, who is white, said in the lawsuit that the relief is "unconstitutional" because access to the aid is based on race and the state failed to show the aid remedies discrimination or racism, according to the Denver...
    The European Union bureau chief and columnist for Chinese-state run media outlet China Daily lodged a profane insult at U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Thursday in a tweet. Blackburn, a respected conservative senator who is a hawk on China tweeted Thursday, “China has a 5,000 year history of cheating and stealing. Some things will never change…” Chen Weihua, EU...
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