SONORA, Calf. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal to President Obama in a renewed effort to obtain federal aid in the wake of a Rim Fire that raged for months.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied continued assistance for Mariposa and Tuolomne Counties on Nov. 4. FEMA said the damage wasn't severe enough to be beyond the state and local governments' ability to repair. According to the governor's office, current estimates of the damage caused by the fire exceed $54 million.
Brown sent a letter to Obama on Monday asking again for a presidential major disaster declaration.
The "who" is the person or persons who goes by the pseudonym "Tips for Jesus." As for why? Well, the name seems to say it all, as does their Instagram slogan: "Doing the Lords [sic] work, one tip at a time."
"Tipsforjesus" has been active since at least September. The tips range from $500 to $10,000, and are being left at a random assortment of restaurants from Michigan to Chicago to Los Angeles. According to The Daily Dot, the tips left total more than $54,000.
The person or persons responsible is also making sure that the tips get in the right hands. When a waiter at Legends of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., complained that the $10,000 tip hadn't been given to him, "tipsforjesus" took action.
Want to meet the pope? Mingle with Rome’s homeless and he might just come to you.
It is a well-known fact that, while he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis would venture out after hours to minister to the city’s poor. While that practice is now notably more difficult given his position, according to comments make recently by a Vatican official, he may in fact still be leaving the papal apartments for the occasional nighttime adventure, dressed in costume to hide his identity.
And now it appears we have confirmation. A Vatican source reportedly told The Huffington Post this week: “Swiss guards confirmed that the pope has ventured out at night, dressed as a regular priest, to meet with homeless men and women.”
Even Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, a key lieutenant who is in charge of distributing aid from the Vatican to the city’s poor, has addressed the speculation, saying: “When I say to him ‘I’m going out into the city this evening,’ there’s the constant risk that he will come with me.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass.
The device, known as Google Glass, features a thumbnail-size transparent display above the right eye.
The technology is not yet widely available to the public, but defendant Cecilia Abadie was one of about 10,000 "explorers" who received the glasses earlier this year as part of a tryout.
Her case touches several hot-button issues, including distracted driving, wearable technology that will one day become mainstream, and how laws often lag technological developments.
Google's Android seems to be missing a few words.
Wired.com says they've discovered the dictionary in the latest version of Google's Android mobile operating system will not autocomplete about 1,400 words when typing or swiping, and while some of the words are sexual, not all of them are.
Android won't help you with words like butt, intercourse, and uterus.
But you also won't get help with Google products like "Chromebook," but it WILL autocomplete words for Microsoft and Apple products, like "iPhone."
However, Google's built-in filter can be disabled, making all words both swipeable and available for autocomplete.
Researchers say they're a step closer to a contraceptive pill for men.
Scientists in Australia claim they've genetically modified mice to block two proteins needed in a male's reproductive system, but the mice were still have to have sex and had no other side effects.
In a study published today the researchers explained how they blocked the chemical message that tells muscles to move sperm cells, effectively making the male infertile.
This differs from other male contraceptive research which focuses on hormonal changes, which affects the male's sex drive.
The judge presiding over the trial of two former Fullerton Police Department officers charged in death of Kelly Thomas has ordered all pool cameras out of the courtroom.
It happened because of a dispute over the use of recordings.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackaukas informed Superior Court Judge William Froeberg that a member of his office was denied access to the pool feed by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA).
RTNA board of directors member and KFI News reporter Steve Gregory noticed someone recording opening statements Monday by DA Rackaukas and John Barnett, a defense attorney for one of the cops accused in the case.
The man, whom the RTNA later learned was not a member of the media, was told to unplug from the feed.
OCDA Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder says her employee was told he was not allowed to pull from the media feed because it would be a breach of journalistic integrity.
Read more on the KFI News Blog
Well it's no surprise that men and women are drastically different in almost every way. However, like most obvious observations, scientists wanted to test and see just how far the differences went.
The Los Angeles Times reports that scientists at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine studied the brains of 949 young adults.
Their findings? Well, "males tended to have have stronger...links between perception and action, while women had stronger...links between reasoning and intuition."
Read more at the latimes.com. Do you think the findings make sense?