India has ordered its state governments to inspect childcare facilities run by the Missionaries of Charity — the Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa — following arrests of a nun and a worker accused of baby trafficking.

Earlier this month, Indian authorities shut down a shelter home for pregnant, unmarried women run by the order in Ranchi, a city in the eastern state of Jharkhand, after discovering that four infants had been sold, including one six-month-old boy who changed hands for 50,000 rupees ($730).

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Monday directly challenged comments by President Trump, saying the U.S. intelligence community has been "clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election."

Coats has maintained an extremely low profile, rarely making public comments, since President Trump appointed him last year.

Half a million roses have been placed in the shape of a flat-topped pyramid in Tabacundo, Ecuador, in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

Currently, the world record for largest flower arrangement is held by the Dubai Miracle Garden in United Arab Emirates, which created a life-size sculpture of a Airbus A380 in 2016.

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Many Republicans harshly criticized President Trump's performance Monday at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which Trump said Putin's denial that Moscow interfered with the 2016 election is "strong and powerful" — despite U.S. intelligence findings to the contrary.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who rushed into Syria three years ago in an effort to save his ally President Bashar Assad, now says he can work with the U.S. to bring peace and reconciliation to the war-torn country.

"As far as Syria is concerned," Putin said, standing next to President Trump at the Helsinki summit, "the task of establishing peace and reconciliation in this country could be the first showcase example of this successful joint work."

Nicaragua saw another weekend of deadly violence, as forces in support of President Daniel Ortega besieged student protesters in a church and attempted to assert control over several areas outside the capital.

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Just hours after President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and held a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart that stunned many political observers in the U.S., federal prosecutors on Monday unsealed a criminal complaint alleging that a Russian graduate student living in the D.C. area conspired to act as an agent of Russia without registering, as required, under U.S. law.

Sinclair Broadcast Group's push to buy Tribune Media hit a new snag on Monday, as Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he has "serious concerns" about the $3.9 billion deal. Pai said a plan to divest some stations might not satisfy federal laws because it wouldn't go far enough.

"The evidence we've received suggests that certain station divestitures that have been proposed to the FCC would allow Sinclair to control those stations in practice, even if not in name, in violation of the law," Pai said in a statement.

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Fire erupted on Thursday afternoon east of Route 128 behind Elke Vineyards in Anderson Valley between Boonville and Philo, prompting a swift response from Anderson Valley firefighters and CalFire aircraft that largely suppressed the fire by early evening, authorities said.

The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m., and by 5 p.m. had burned 20-25 acres, CalFire said. By 7 p.m., CalFire firefighting helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft had been called off, and firefighters were seen mopping up after the blaze.

Sheriff Tom Alllman took a moment this morning to call into KZYX and let the public know that the suspect in the Monday night shooting that closed hwy 101 between Ukiah and Wilits for several hours has been caught and place in custody.

Sheriff Allman was still putting together all the details for a report and will make announcement later in the day but for right now he wanted the public to know that the suspect is in custody and that the roads are all open and he thanked the public for thier understanding during this event.

The KZYX news team will have more this afternoon.

Rail Trail Mural Complete

Jul 2, 2018

June 2, 2018 -- There is a new mural in Ukiah, tucked in between some graceful trees on the Rail Trail at Perkins. The design is an abstract, in black, white, and red, inspired by a Pomo basket.

Artist Solange Roberdeau talks about why she chose the colors she did, what she loves about abstracts, and the connection between visual art and poetry.

High School Students Building In The Burn Zone

Jul 2, 2018

July 2, 2018 -- High school students from six schools in Mendocino and Lake Counties were breaking ground on a new home in Redwood Valley last week. They were part of a new program called Mendocino County Construction Corps, where they spent the semester learning basic construction skills in a variety of trades. Right after the school year was out, they embarked on a two-week 'boot camp,' building structures for fire survivors.

The Mercury News

California fire season is on in a big way. The Pawnee Fire in Lake County surged from 450 acres Saturday night to 11,500 acres Tuesday morning, forcing the evacuation of the Spring Valley area, a community of about 3,000 residents northeast of Clearlake off, Highway 20.


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Fire erupted on Thursday afternoon east of Route 128 behind Elke Vineyards in Anderson Valley between Boonville and Philo, prompting a swift response from Anderson Valley firefighters and CalFire aircraft that largely suppressed the fire by early evening, authorities said.

The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m., and by 5 p.m. had burned 20-25 acres, CalFire said. By 7 p.m., CalFire firefighting helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft had been called off, and firefighters were seen mopping up after the blaze.

Sheriff Tom Alllman took a moment this morning to call into KZYX and let the public know that the suspect in the Monday night shooting that closed hwy 101 between Ukiah and Wilits for several hours has been caught and place in custody.

Sheriff Allman was still putting together all the details for a report and will make announcement later in the day but for right now he wanted the public to know that the suspect is in custody and that the roads are all open and he thanked the public for thier understanding during this event.

The KZYX news team will have more this afternoon.

Rail Trail Mural Complete

Jul 2, 2018

June 2, 2018 -- There is a new mural in Ukiah, tucked in between some graceful trees on the Rail Trail at Perkins. The design is an abstract, in black, white, and red, inspired by a Pomo basket.

Artist Solange Roberdeau talks about why she chose the colors she did, what she loves about abstracts, and the connection between visual art and poetry.

High School Students Building In The Burn Zone

Jul 2, 2018

July 2, 2018 -- High school students from six schools in Mendocino and Lake Counties were breaking ground on a new home in Redwood Valley last week. They were part of a new program called Mendocino County Construction Corps, where they spent the semester learning basic construction skills in a variety of trades. Right after the school year was out, they embarked on a two-week 'boot camp,' building structures for fire survivors.

The Mercury News

California fire season is on in a big way. The Pawnee Fire in Lake County surged from 450 acres Saturday night to 11,500 acres Tuesday morning, forcing the evacuation of the Spring Valley area, a community of about 3,000 residents northeast of Clearlake off, Highway 20.


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We in pastoral Mendocino county cherish our region’s reputation for growing some of the world’s finest wines, and the county is no slouch when it comes to pioneering craft breweries known across the country and beyond. But did you know Mendocino has been distilling some of the best hand-made brandies, whiskies, gins and other spirits?

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Join Mary Pat Palmer and Karin Uphoff on Holistic Health Perspectives this Tuesday 1p on KZYX when they discuss breast health using Ayurvedic principles, with DeAnna Batdorff.  DeAnna Batdorff is an Ayurvedic practitioner, educator and founder of The Dhyanna Center of Therapeutics in Sebastopol California.
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It is the Vision of Redwood Coast Regional Center that all people in our community, including individuals with developmental disabilities, will live, learn, work, travel, and play in the best, most inclusive environments

Redwood Coast Regional Center exists for two reasons: to prevent and/or lessen the effects of developmental disabilities; and to provide a wide array of supportive services to people who have developmental disabilities, individuals at risk for disabilities and their families.