Pentagon Sending 1,000 More U.S. Troops To Middle East

The Defense Department announced it is deploying 1,000 more U.S. troops to the Middle East "for defensive purposes" amid growing tensions with Iran. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Monday in a statement that the action, meant to address air, naval, and ground-based threats, comes after "a request from the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) for additional forces." The Trump administration has blamed Iran for a series of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. "The recent...

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Trump Threatens To Deport 'Millions,' As He Kicks Off Campaign For Reelection

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The Latest on Officer Involved Shooting at Corona Costco

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CORONA (CNS) - Authorities continued today to try to figure out what occurred in a Costco store in Corona to prompt an off-duty LAPD officer holding his 18-month-old son to open fire on an unarmed intellectually disabled man, killing him and critically wounding his parents.

CA Prison Guards Up For A Raise, Or Are They?

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California's nonpartisan watchdog is blasting Governor Gavin Newsom's labor deal with the state prison guards' union, which lawmakers could vote on as soon at today. Rick Dulock voices this story from Capital Public Radio.

Preschool Should Be Possible for More CA Toddlers

Jun 17, 2019

California will subsidize preschool and childcare for thousands of additional low income families in the next fiscal year. Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols has this look at the investments the state is making in early childhood education.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

  1. Officials in the West Valley Water District in Rialto are being sued over and alleged bribary and kickback scheme.
  2. There will be at least three new city council members in Riverside after a runoff election this fall.
  3. Remembrances

Fathers Day: A History

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Fathers Day is always celebrated on the third Sunday in June, but how and when did the holiday become nationally recognized? KVCR's Shareen Awad talks about the origin and some local activities.

Employment For Autistic Adults

Jun 14, 2019

California employers are learning how to better accomodate adults on the autism spectrum as part of a state funded pilot program this summer. KVCR's Rick Dulock voices this story from CapRadio in Sacramento.

CA Budget Passes Senate and Assembly

Jun 14, 2019

California lawmakers have sent Gov. Gavin Newsom his first state budget. As CapRadio's Ben Adler reports, the 215 billion dollar spending plan passed both the Senate and Assembly Thursday on party line votes.

Every year, the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity recognizes an individual who demonstrates leadership and commitment to diversity.  This year, the association is presenting an awar to Cal State San Bernardino President Tomas Morales.  KVCR's Lillian Vasquez has the story.

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County supervisors today refrained from
approving a list of recommended appropriations under the proposed 2019-20
budget, electing instead to debate lingering concerns during next week's
   ``I'm prepared to make changes in order to preserve more frontline
services that residents depend on, particularly in the unincorporated areas,''
Board of Supervisors Chairman Kevin Jeffries said. ``But it's premature to make
any changes today, not having all the numbers.''

ARCADIA (CNS) - Gov. Gavin Newsom today called for the California
Horse Racing Board ``to ensure that no horse races until they are examined by
independent veterinarians and found fit to compete.''
   Newsom issued the statement two days after the 3-year-old filly
Truffalino collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack on the track Sunday,
the Daily Racing Form reported. The fatality was the 29th since the track
opened for the season on Dec. 26.
   ``I continue to be troubled by the horse deaths at Santa Anita Park,''


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Six-year-old Poncho Via doesn't reside in the Lone Star State but he set the Guinness World Record for possessing the longest set of horns on any other Texas longhorn ever.

Last month the steer's horns were measured from tip to tip at 10 feet, 7.4 inches. In comparison, Ponchos' spread is more than twice the width of a concert grand piano.

President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner met privately on Tuesday with the longtime Senate architects of plans to provide citizenship for those brought to the country illegally as children.

Last year, the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum in London, Ontario, installed a monument for the country's armed forces who have served in the Afghanistan war. It's a 25-ton, light armored vehicle, complete with a turret on top.

But these days, LAVs have taken on another sort of symbolism for Canada.

About a mile from the museum, workers with the Canadian division of U.S. defense company General Dynamics Corp. are building the eight-wheeled, amphibious vehicles for Saudi Arabia's National Guard.

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