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Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 02:50 PM PDT

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 11:45 AM PDT

Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests

Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests

Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads across major European cities Monday, kicking off a wide-ranging series of worldwide protests demanding much more urgent action against climate...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 02:47 AM PDT

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in a national park in Thailand, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two of the animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 03:26 AM PDT

Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

Pope Francis urged bishops on Sunday to boldly shake up the status quo as they chart ways to better care for the Amazon and its indigenous people amid threats from forest fires, development and what he called...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 12:44 AM PDT

EPA Issues Violation Notice to San Francisco

EPA Issues Violation Notice to San Francisco

The Trump administration is ratcheting up its feud with California. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday sent a notice that San Francisco is violating the federal Clean Water Act. Last month...

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Northrop Grumman Will Ship Some Secret Cargo Out of Redondo Beach This Weekend
Northrop Grumman Will Ship Some Secret Cargo Out of Redondo Beach This Weekend

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman will be moving secret cargo through a Southern California marina this weekend.

Former CSUN Soccer Player Sentenced to Eight Years in Rape Case
Former CSUN Soccer Player Sentenced to Eight Years in Rape Case

A former Cal State Northridge soccer player who was convicted of raping a woman on the campus in January 2018 was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison.

Taxi Drivers Say New LAX Lot Will Mean the End of Their Business
Taxi Drivers Say New LAX Lot Will Mean the End of Their Business

A group of taxi drivers rallied outside City Hall Friday, asking city leaders to step in and halt an imminent plan to halt curbside pickups at Los Angeles International Airport terminals.

Syria Cease-Fire Off to Rocky Start Amid Reports of Fighting
Syria Cease-Fire Off to Rocky Start Amid Reports of Fighting

The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town while casting doubt on provisions in...

LA Real Estate Developer Gets 1 Month in College Bribery Case
LA Real Estate Developer Gets 1 Month in College Bribery Case

A Los Angeles real estate developer was sentenced Friday to one month in prison for paying $75,000 to cheat on his daughter's college entrance exam.

Person Arrested After Climbing Into and Stealing From a Red Cross Donation Bin
Person Arrested After Climbing Into and Stealing From a Red Cross Donation Bin

A person was arrested in Norwalk Thursday after being recorded climbing into and removing items from a Red Cross donation bin.