Schwarzenegger calls on climate activists to change methods
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Schwarzenegger calls on climate activists to change methods

BONN, Germany (AP) — Movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants environmental activists to give more attention to immediate health hazards like air and water pollution. Schwarzenegger spoke Sunday at a global climate meeting in Bonn, Germany, where diplomats from around the world are discussing implementing the Paris climate accord. He said: “It’s … Continue reading

Police nationwide work on tactics for far-right rallies
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Police nationwide work on tactics for far-right rallies

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Snipers perched on rooftops. Police helicopters and drones hovered overhead. Officers in riot gear lined the streets. White nationalists and counterprotesters screamed at each other from fenced-off pens, but the tactics employed by law enforcement at the “White Lives Matter” rally last month in Tennessee might have prevented the kind of … Continue reading

A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires
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A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car’s backfire or a chainsaw’s pull. Just about anything could have started any one of the wildfires now tearing through Northern California, authorities said. “Every spark is going to ignite a fire,” said Ken Pimlott, the state’s top firefighter. He said the … Continue reading

Fierce storms haven’t slowed growth along US coastlines
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Fierce storms haven’t slowed growth along US coastlines

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull’s-eyes on two of the country’s fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida. Nothing seems to curb America’s appetite … Continue reading

Police object to California marijuana regulation revamp
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Police object to California marijuana regulation revamp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California law enforcement officials objected Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed streamlining of the state’s marijuana regulations, saying his plan could endanger public safety. Brown’s administration released documents late Tuesday outlining proposed changes to square the state’s new recreational pot law with its longstanding law on medical marijuana. But the California … Continue reading

Vatican inequality talks start in California farm heartland
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Vatican inequality talks start in California farm heartland

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Pope Francis said that “no people is criminal and no religion is terrorist” in a welcome letter read aloud at a conference on economic inequality that opened Thursday, February 16, in the small farming city in California. The gathering of Catholic clergy and activists in Modesto, California, came as the world … Continue reading