White House Initiative, UC Riverside Partner to Improve Asian American, Pacific Islander Data

White House Initiative, UC Riverside Partner to Improve Asian American, Pacific Islander Data

Nationwide challenge encourages novel approaches to understand the fastest-growing population group By Bettye Miller RIVERSIDE, Calif., AUGUST 10, 2016 – Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing and most diverse racial groups in the country. Between 2000 and 2010, their populations grew by 46 percent and 40 percent, respectively, compared to 10 percent for the […]

10.08.2016 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
US authorities discover 15th case of non-travel related Zika in Florida

US authorities discover 15th case of non-travel related Zika in Florida

MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (PNA/Sputnik) – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) found a new case of non-travel related Zika virus infection in an individual in Palm Beach County, Florida, Governor Rick Scott said on Monday. “Today, DOH has announced they are investigating one new individual with non-travel related Zika in Palm Beach County,” Scott stated. […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
To win, Hillary should speak a little Tagalog

To win, Hillary should speak a little Tagalog

By Andrew Lam If all politics are local, then candidate Hillary Clinton may very well need to speak a little Korean and Tagalog in order to win the 2016 presidential election. Why? In 2014 Slate.com published a fascinating article with this headline, “Tagalog in California, Cherokee in Arkansas.” It is a survey of the languages spoken in each […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Hillary Clinton becomes first woman nominated for US president by a major party

Hillary Clinton becomes first woman nominated for US president by a major party

PHILADELPHIA, the United States  (PNA/Xinhua) – Hillary Clinton was formally anointed Democratic presidential candidate here on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to run for the White House on behalf of a major US political party. “Are we ready to make some history?” asked Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, secretary of the on-going Democratic National Convention (DNC) when a […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Americans’ satisfaction with country’s direction drops sharply: poll

WASHINGTON, July 25 (PNA/Xinhua) – Americans’ satisfaction with the state of affairs dropped 12 percentage points in the past month, amid high-profile police killings of black men and mass shootings of police, found a latest Gallup poll. Currently, only 17 percent of Americans are satisfied with the state of affairs in the US, sharply down […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Trump threatens to leave WTO over proposal on punishing US firms for moving overseas

WASHINGTON, July 25 (PNA/Xinhua) – US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday threatened to pull the US out of the World Trade Organization (WTO) if his proposal on penalizing US companies for moving overseas is blocked. Trump said in an interview with the NBC “Meet the Press” that he, if elected president, would impose […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Obama calls for unity after 3 police officers killed in Baton Rouge shooting

Obama calls for unity after 3 police officers killed in Baton Rouge shooting

HOUSTON, July 18 (PNA/Xinhua) – US President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to avoid making inflammatory rhetoric after the killing of three police officers in the state of Louisiana. In a speech delivered from the White House on the shooting in Baton Rouge, Obama said that, though divisions exist in the country, everyone should […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Obama pledges US long-term commitment to Europe security

Obama pledges US long-term commitment to Europe security

WARSAW  (PNA/Xinhua) – US President Barack Obama on Saturday pledged the US long-term commitment to ensuring Europe’ s security and defending allies, while participating his last North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit before his stepping down next January. During his solo press conference after the closing of Warsaw NATO Summit, Obama said the Alliance was […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

SACRAMENTO – The California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) celebrated a landmark 100,000th visit this week as part of the state’s hands-on efforts to provide assistance to new parents and improve the health and wellbeing of children across the state. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) preventive intervention program focuses on positive parenting and child development. “Home visiting is an effective […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Services, U.S. News ·
California Republicans: Reject state’s expansion of Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

California Republicans: Reject state’s expansion of Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of California’s congressional delegation are increasing pressure on the Obama Administration to stop the state’s plan to expand Obamacare coverage to illegal immigrants. Nine members of Congress from California joined forces to send a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury asking the […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asian Americans, Hawaiians, two fastest growing racial groups

Asian Americans, Hawaiians, two fastest growing racial groups

Census says there are now 21 million Asian Americans and 1.5 million Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders living in the US LOS ANGELES – New U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday, June 23 show that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles’ analysis of the data […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Obama, Trudeau reaffirm commitment to fight terrorism

Obama, Trudeau reaffirm commitment to fight terrorism

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Sputnik) – US President Barack Obama in a phone call to his Canadian counterpart Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday reaffirmed their joint commitment to fight terrorism following the deaths of US and Canadians at the hands of terror groups, the White House said in a statement. “The leaders [Obama and Trudeau] reaffirmed their […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

US Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – US Federal Reserve on Wednesday keeps its federal fund rate unchanged after concluding its two-day meeting. “The (Federal Open Market) Committee continues to closely monitor inflation indicators and global economic and financial developments” in its process to foster maximum employment and price stability, said the Fed in a statement on Wednesday. The […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Trump ‘unfit’ to be US president: Clinton ,.

Trump ‘unfit’ to be US president: Clinton ,.

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – Democrat Hillary Clinton says her rival, Republican presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump, is “unfit” to be US president. Earlier in the week, Clinton succeeded in securing the necessary number of delegates, including both pledged ones and superdelegates, to win her party’s   presidential nomination. “He can run a campaign of insults. I’m running […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Thousands of nurses set late june strikes in California, Minnesota

Thousands of nurses set late june strikes in California, Minnesota

More than 6,600 registered nurses in Minnesota and California are prepared to strike in late June. They may be joined by up to 3,300 nurses in Massachusetts who are taking a strike vote today. If all the nearly 10,000 RNs walk out, it would represent national strike of nurses on a series of patient safety and quality care concerns. All […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US military engaged in anti-terror operations across 15 countries: Obama

US military engaged in anti-terror operations across 15 countries: Obama

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Sputnik) – US military personnel are engaged in counter-terrorism operations across 15 different countries, President Barack Obama said in a biannual statement to Congress released on Monday. The letter outlined US military counter-terrorism operations across the globe in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Somalia, Yemen, Djibouti, Libya, Cuba, Niger, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Egypt, […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Online fundraiser for Orlando attack pulls in over $2-M in 24 hours

Online fundraiser for Orlando attack pulls in over $2-M in 24 hours

MOSCOW, June 14 (PNA/Sputnik) – A GoFundMe fundraiser to support the victims and families of Sunday’s massacre at a gay nightclub raised over a two million dollars in a single day. The fundraiser, launched by Equality Florida, topped the one million mark in the first 11 hours it was active. Within a day, it had […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

CEO gets nearly eight years for mortgage scam

LOS ANGELES – The chief executive officer and owner of a Westwood-based mortgage brokerage company that falsely promised to help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure – but instead stole the equity in the homes and served as the homeowners’ impostor landlord – was sentenced this afternoon to 94 months in federal prison. David Singui, 52, of Inglewood, […]

04.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Majority in US feel disconnected with major parties: poll

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – A majority of US voters felt disconnected with major political parties and were pessimistic about the presidential election, said a new poll on Monday. Just 8 percent of all Americans considered the Republican Party to be very or extremely responsive to what ordinary voters think, with 62 percent saying the GOP is […]

04.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Senate passes bill to help widows, children keep their home

 Sacramento – Senate Bill 1150, a bill to protect widows, widowers and other heirs from unnecessary foreclosures, passed a key hurdle today when it was voted out of the Senate on a vote that was not without drama. Amidst intense industry lobbying pressure and after appearing to go down to defeat for failing to secure […]

04.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·