California truly is the Golden State this summer — golden brown — and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season.
It’s still weeks before the fire-fanning Santa Ana winds usually arrive and already it’s been a brutal fire season, with nearly twice as many acres burned statewide from a year ago, including 19,000 scorched this week in a blaze still raging in the mountains 90 miles east of Los Angeles. That fire, burning nearly 30 square miles, was almost half contained Saturday morning. Read More
The judge presiding over Bradley Manning’s sentencing hearing has rejected government testimony claiming that Manning’s disclosures to WikiLeaks clearly resulted in a “chilling effect” on US foreign relations.
The military judge decided that the evidence in question would have only been admissible had the so-called “chilling effect” come directly after the information disclosed by Manning was published. Read More
The A-list movie star and Democrat said there were “a lot of things” he questions about Obama’s second term, specifically the legality of drone strikes and the NSA’s secret surveillance programs. Read More