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Arctic in hot water: Sea ice minimal in Chukchi, Bering seasClimate warming is taking a toll on sea ice off Alaska’s northwest coast
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Police and emergency personnel work at the scene of a shooting at a backyard party, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in southeast Fresno, Calif. Multiple people were shot and at least four of them were killed Sunday at a party in Fresno when suspects sneaked into the backyard and fired into the crowd, police said. (Larry Valenzuela/The Fresno Bee via AP)
Deadly attack leaves California Hmong community in shockAn attack on a family party in California’s Central Valley that left four people dead and six wounded has spurred shock and fear in the close-knit Hmong community
The Associated Press3 hours ago
South Dakota’s governor defends ‘Meth. We’re on it’ campaignSouth Dakota’s new anti-meth campaign featuring people of different ages and races saying “Meth, I’m on it,” is prompting online guffaws
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night before he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records. That’s according to two people familiar with the matter. The federal charges could come as soon as Tuesday and are the first in connection with Epstein’s death.. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
Criminal charges expected this week against Epstein guardsTwo correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - This May 26, 2009 file photo shows a printout from an electrocardiogram machine in Missouri. Doctors are reporting that novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. One new study found that heart attack survivors benefited from a medicine long used to treat gout. Gene-targeting medicines also showed promise in studies discussed Monday, Nov. 18, 2019,  at an American Heart Association conference in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
New, old drugs may offer fresh ways to fight heart diseaseDoctors are reporting that novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear stands with his wife, Britainy as he delivers a speech at the Kentucky Democratic Party election night watch party in Louisville, Ky. A re-election victory by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has assured Democrats a place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday, Nov. 16 marked the third significant win in a Southern state in two weeks for Democrats, following their takeover of the Virginia General Assembly and the defeat of Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin by Beshear.   (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
Democrats’ Southern victories could affect redistrictingElection victories by Democrats could give them a say in redistricting in three Southern states when state legislative and US House maps are redrawn after the 2020 census
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo a woman buys refills for her Juul at a smoke shop in New York. California is suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging Juul Labs deliberately targeted teenagers with its early marketing campaigns. The lawsuit filed Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, by California’s attorney general is the latest legal action against Juul. The company faces multiple state and federal investigations into whether its early marketing efforts helped spark the current vaping craze among underage users.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth salesCalifornia is suing e-cigarette maker Juul, alleging its past marketing appealed to teens
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov., 20, 2013, file photo, radioactive waste, sealed in large stainless steel canisters, are stored under five-feet of concrete in a storage building at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. The federal government is arguing that it has already promised no more weapons-grade plutonium will be sent to Nevada, and the state lacks standing to seek a court order to force the Energy Department to remove it. Documents filed late Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in U.S. District Court in Reno brand as "conjectural" or "hypothetical" state complaints that residents are harmed by radiation from material secretly trucked a year ago from South Carolina to Nevada. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
US asks federal judge to toss out Nevada plutonium lawsuitThe federal government wants a judge to reject Nevada’s request for a court order to remove weapons-grade plutonium from a site north of Las Vegas
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Aaron Helton talks about witnessing a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Walmart in Duncan, Okla., on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)
Police chief: 3 people killed in Oklahoma Walmart shootingAuthorities say two men and a woman have been fatally shot outside a Walmart in Oklahoma, and the shooter is among the dead
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Pennsylvania agrees to upgrade inmates’ death row conditionsPennsylvania’s prison agency is agreeing to improve death row conditions to settle a lawsuit that described the condemned inmates’ treatment as degrading and inhumane
The Associated Press18 hours ago
State Sen. Henry Stern, D-Agoura Hills, questions San Diego Gas & Electric Chief Operating Officer Caroline Winn about the utility's decision to preemptively shut off power to prevent wildfires this year, during an oversight hearing of the Energy, Utilities and Communications committee at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Stern said his grandmother had her power shut off without warning and she has medications that need to stay refrigerated. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
PG&E boss says it wasn’t fully ready for California outagesThe CEO of the nation’s largest utility told California lawmakers that the company wasn’t as well prepared as it thought when it shut off power to millions of people last month
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 21, 2019 file photo, Acoma Pueblo Gov. Brian Vallo poses outside the Pueblo's cultural center about 60 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. A ceremonial shield at the center of a yearslong international debate over exporting of sacred Native American objects to foreign markets has returned to New Mexico. U.S. and Acoma Pueblo officials planned Monday, Nov. 18 to announce the shield’s return from Paris, where it had been listed for bidding in 2016 before the EVE auction house took the rare step of halting its sale. “It will be a day of high emotion and thanksgiving,” Vallo said ahead of the shield’s expected return to his tribe.  (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)
Native American shield returned to New Mexico from FranceA ceremonial shield at the center of a lengthy international debate over exporting sacred Native American objects to foreign markets has been returned to New Mexico
The Associated Press1 day ago
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