The Daily Populous

Friday November 18th, 2022 evening edition

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The current and former board members of Hammocks Community Association and associate, have been charged, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, with stealing more than $2 million of residents' money.

MIAMI (AP) — Several current and former board members on one of Florida’s largest homeowners associations have been charged with stealing more than $2 million of residents’ money.

The HOA oversees 40 communities and over 6,500 units in West Kendall, located southwest of Miami.

A significant part of the investigation centered around board members writing checks, in some cases for hundreds of thousands of dollars, to vendors for services that weren’t actually being provided, prosecutors said.

Residents have been fighting for years to get rid of Gallego and the board members who support her, the Miami Herald reported.

Court and jail records didn’t immediately list attorneys for Gallego’s husband or the other board members. »

California Democratic Rep. Porter reelected after tough race

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Porter is seeking reelection to California's 47th Congressional seat in the Nov. 8, 2022, election.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic Rep. Katie Porter was reelected Thursday after a bruising campaign in Southern California, where she spent over $24 million to defend her seat in a closely divided coastal district.

With nearly all the votes counted, Porter defeated Republican Scott Baugh, a former legislator, 51.6% to 48.4%, or a margin of about 8,200 votes. »

John Mearsheimer on Putin’s Ambitions After Nine Months of War

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Back in February, a few days after Russia launched its war in Ukraine, I spoke with the political scientist John Mearsheimer.

And what invariably happens when a war starts is that not only do goals escalate but the means of waging the war escalate.

And then the war starts, and, at least in the areas that he’s conquered, he seems to be pursuing the former goal. »

Police dog finds lost Michigan hunter, 80, who fell in river

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LOVELLS, Mich. (AP) — An 80-year-old Michigan hunter who got lost and repeatedly fell into a river was rescued by canoe after a police dog tracked down the soaked man.

The man’s wife called Michigan State Police on Wednesday evening after her husband, who had gone out to track deer, failed to return home after three hours.

State police said her concerns grew when she heard her husband shooting several shots, which meant he was lost, reported. »