Category Archives: National News

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson signs executive order for reparations task force

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson signs executive order for reparations task force

Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson signed an executive order Monday to establish a Reparations Task Force to develop a reparations plan for the city.According to the mayor’s office, the task force will conduct a study and analysis of policies that have affected Black Chicagoans from slavery to the present day. Based on…read more »

6 dead, 5 hurt in devastating Georgia house fire

6 dead, 5 hurt in devastating Georgia house fire

(NEWNAN, Ga.) — Six people died and five others were hurt in a house fire in Georgia early Monday, officials said.Those who died ranged in age from 6 to 70 years old, Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk said.Firefighters responded to the house in Coweta County — about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta — around 5…read more »

Attempted murder suspect escapes from custody in California

Attempted murder suspect escapes from custody in California

An undated photo of Deshaun Stamps, 29, who escaped from custody in San Bernardino County, California, on June 16. — San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department(RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.) — A man accused of attempted murder has escaped from custody in Southern California, according to authorities.Deshaun Stamps broke out from the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho…read more »

Wildfire near LA spreads to more than 14,000 acres, sparking evacuations

Wildfire near LA spreads to more than 14,000 acres, sparking evacuations

Getty Images – STOCK(LOS ANGELES) — A Southern California wildfire doubled in size overnight, causing the evacuation of more than 1,000 campers from a park, closing a popular recreation area on Father’s Day and threatening a major freeway in and out of Los Angeles, authorities said.The Post Fire was burning out of control Sunday near…read more »

Famed New York City chef James Kent dies at 45

Famed New York City chef James Kent dies at 45

Kris Connor/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — James Kent, the famed chef behind some of New York’s top restaurants, has died, his restaurants and hospitality group announced on Saturday. “We are heartbroken to share that James Kent passed away unexpectedly earlier today,” wrote Saga Hospitality Group in an Instagram post announcing the 45-year-old chef’s death. Kent helmed some of the most…read more »

Wildfire near LA spreads to more than 12,200 acres, sparking evacuations

Wildfire near LA spreads to more than 12,200 acres, sparking evacuations

Getty Images – STOCK(LOS ANGELES) — A Southern California wildfire doubled in size overnight, causing the evacuation of more than 1,000 campers from a park, closing a popular recreation area on Father’s Day and threatening a major freeway in and out of Los Angeles, authorities said. The Post Fire was burning out of control Sunday near Gorman, California,…read more »