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Will the US and Iran be at War by the end of 2020? It looks increasingly likely

Washington (dpa) – US President Donald Trump vowed Sunday to deny Tehran nuclear weapons just hours after threatening it would "be the official end of Iran" when the country's Revolutionary Guard...

Trump Declares National Emergency to protect Communications Networks From Chinese

Washington (dpa) - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared a national emergency aimed at protecting US communication networks in a move that is seen as part of a broader effort to keep the...

Jury Awards $2 Billion in Third Courtroom Verdict Against Roundup and Monsanto

In a third strike against Monsanto, maker of the weed-killer Roundup, an Alameda County jury awarded over $2 billion to a Livermore couple who each contracted non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The couple, Alva...

Two Bandits Target Elderly By Asking For Water

The Santa Monica Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating additional victims who may have been targeted by Diana George and a male suspect believed to be Richard Ely. Diana...

Riding Double is Trouble: Can Bird Build a Better Scooter Before it Runs out of Cash?

(tca/dpa) - A year ago, Bird Rides Inc. was flying high - and Silicon Valley was betting that it would keep on climbing. Thousands of the Santa Monica start-up's signature black-and-white scooters...

Conspicuous Consumption: California Based Company Markets the World's most Expensive coffee

(dpa) - Coffee lovers, pay attention: You've been drinking sub-par coffee - a Los Angeles roaster has set the bar way higher than anything you've ever tried with a 75-dollar cup of coffee. Klatch...

What Do You Need to be a Woman Owned Business? More than just the obvious

Los Angeles -- (May 7, 2019) -- What does being certified as a Woman-Owned Business mean to Danielle Lovett, Owner/EP of Doublewide? "Besides it being an acknowledgement of the natural evolution of...

Co-working spaces: Not just for start-up bros anymore

Co-working is often more pleasant these days than putting in eight hours at a traditional office. If you'd prefer a workspace that looks like a chic hotel lobby with waiters at your service, that can...

Crisis Resolved, Madonna Set to Perform at Eurovision

Tel Aviv (dpa) - A crisis over Madonna's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest has reportedly been resolved, as the second semi-final is set to kick off on Thursday night. The contest will see...

Santa Monica to Pay $85,000 Annually to Consultant to Track the Homeless

City staff are asking the Council to contract with an outside consultant to manage their homeless tracking system. In order for the City to receive federal funds for homelessness, they are required...

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Denies that War with the United States is Coming

Tehran (dpa) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ruled out a war with the United States. "Neither we or the United States want a war, that is why that is not going to happen,"...

Putin: Russia Collusion Theory Following 2016 Election Damaged Russia-US Relations

Moscow (dpa) - A visit from the top American diplomat to Russia was blighted by disputes over the Iranian nuclear program and the Venezuelan political crisis even as Russian President Vladimir Putin...

If Modi is Re-elected India's PM, it can only be Good for Trump and the United States.

With an Indian general election outcome looming in the horizon, the US must reflect on what this means for its relationship with India moving forward. The outcome of world's largest democratic...

A Surprise to Everyone - The Emerging Creative Culture of Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix is a surprise to everyone, or that's what Laura from Visit Phoenix opens with as we sit down to lunch at Luci's at The Orchard. Sure we think we know Phoenix: home of a-thousand-and-one golf...

Santa Monica Police Department and Fire Department Conduct Annual Memorial Service

Santa Monica's Public Safety Building was the site of a memorial service honoring fallen fire fighters and police officers. The Tuesday morning event was the 10th annual memorial service conducted by...

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