Democrats celebrate Gavin Newsom’s victory in California recall vote – live

3.26pm BST15:26 Bryan Armen Graham Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman will testify on Wednesday about the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, as the US Senate examines why the FBI failed to investigate his crimes sooner. Biles and Raisman will appear before the Senate Judiciary … Read more

Democrat Gavin Newsom survives California recall election, will remain as governor, NBC News projects

Gavin Newsom, governor of California, speaks during a campaign event at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Gavin Newsom survived a Republican attempt to remove him from office as California’s governor, ensuring that the Democrat can serve out the rest … Read more

Californians vote in recall election as polls show Newsom holding favor – live

Some ancestors of Joe Biden enslaved people, according to a new genealogy of the 46th US president. According to Alexander Bannerman, co-author with Gary Boyd Roberts of an article in American Ancestors Magazine, Biden’s great-great-great grandfather on his father’s side, Jesse Robinett, was listed in the 1800 census as enslaving two people in Allegany county, … Read more

California’s battle with climate change is at stake in Tuesday’s recall election

Gavin Newsom, governor of California, speaks during a ‘Vote No’ recall campaign event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images California voters will decide whether to remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in a Sept. 14 recall election. While Newsom has taken only moderate actions … Read more

People are booking Christmas vacations earlier than ever before

What a difference a year can make. Last September, the travel industry agonized over a dearth of Christmas bookings. This September, some hotels are already fully booked for the holiday season.   People are reserving their Christmas vacations earlier this year, despite an unsettling rise in Covid-19 infections caused by the highly contagious delta variant. … Read more

Betting markets swing in favor of Gov. Gavin Newsom as California recall effort enters home stretch

California Gov. Gavin Newsom makes a gesture as he speaks during a news conference at San Bernardino Unified School District Office after visiting Juanita B. Jones Elementary School in San Bernardino on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Watchara Phomicinda | MediaNews Group | Getty Images The campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom lost so much … Read more

How one universal basic income experiment is helping the homeless get off the streets

Miracle Messages founder and CEO Kevin F. Adler, right, with community ambassadors Beverly Stevenson and Brian Whitten in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images | Hearst Newspapers | Getty Images More than six years ago, Kevin F. Adler walked the streets of his San Francisco neighborhood with an unusual purpose: He wanted … Read more

Big Bucks and Savings: Vaccine Incentives Multiply

SOURCES: Axios: “Companies, states up the ante on vaccine incentives.” The Baltimore Sun: “Maryland to offer COVID vaccine lottery incentive with $2 million in cash prizes.” Twitter: @NYGovCuomo, May 26, 2021. CBS News: “Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz announces COVID-19 vaccine incentives.” The Associated Press: “California giving $116 million to people who get virus shots.” … Read more

Summer travel is returning: Here’s who’s booking and where they’re going

With vaccines rolling out across across the world, travelers want to reclaim something most gave up during the lockdown era: the summer vacation. Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren’t far behind. But it isn’t happening uniformly across continents. Here’s who is booking, where people are traveling, and what’s beckoning travelers from their homes again. … Read more