California shooting: 3 dead, 4 hurt in ritzy LA neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a multimillion dollar short-term rental home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood early Saturday, police said. The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. in the Beverly Crest neighborhood. This is at least the sixth mass shooting in California this month. … Read more

Australia to Impose Local Content Quotas on Streaming Platforms

The government promises “necessary action” to prevent Australian storytelling from being “drowned out” by overseas programming, especially from Hollywood. ‘Heartbreak High’ Netflix Australia is preparing to impose local content quotas on streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video, the country’s government said Monday. The new scheme is part of a long-in-the-making national … Read more

Quebec forms ‘action group’ on French language to halt ‘decline’

The Francois Legault government announced it is forming an interdepartmental “action group” on the French language to find ways to halt the “decline” of the language in Quebec. French Language Minister Jean-François Roberge made the announcement Friday morning on the sidelines of the pre-sessional caucus of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) in Laval. He was … Read more

Bears stick with Fields throughout ugly loss to Lions

DETROIT (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Eberflus considered taking Justin Fields out of Sunday’s lopsided loss to the Detroit Lions. In the end, though, he decided to let his young quarterback do what he wanted to do — stay in the game. “If we’re playing a football game, I want to be on the … Read more

Like Mrs T is still with us! ‘Staggering’ Truss budget puts nail in Boris’s coffin COMMENT

Kwasi Kwarteng mini-budget (Image: Getty) Actually the real reason is because there was nothing remotely mini about it – it was a massive, colossal, immense, earth-shattering budget. A genuine seismic shift in British politics, a bonfire of Boris Johnson, and return to the type of not seen since the heady days of Mrs T. “Unbelievable” … Read more

Safety inspection begins at Stewartry cemeteries

Safety inspections are under way at Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright cemeteries. Council staff began the condition survey of all memorials and headstones at the graveyards this week. Signs warned visitors: “The maintenance and repair of memorials/headstones is the responsibility of individual lairholders. “This work is being carried out by trained professionals and is being completed … Read more

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