Man who survived Gaza attack as boy worries for children now

Since they fled northern Gaza last month, Abdullah Alathamna and more than two dozen of his relatives have lived in a cramped classroom at a school near the border with Egypt. At night, he lies down on a thin mattress alongside his wife and two young daughters. He closes his eyes, but rarely sleeps. Explosions … Read more

Ebony Alert bill lauded by Black advocates as “historic” step in rescuing missing children

For the first time in the nation’s history, a statewide system will alert residents of missing Black youths, beginning Jan. 1. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 673, also known as the “Ebony Alert,” into law Sunday. The legislation enables the California Highway Patrol to authorize alerts announced on the changeable message signs along … Read more