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1 week 5 day

California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution

Wildfires in California in 2018 released the rough equivalent of about 68 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide — about the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced in a year to provide electricity to the state, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday. The carbon dioxide figure — based on data analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey — is more than 15 percent of all emissions produced by California in a year, according to Zinke. "We know that wildfires can be deadly and cost billions of dollars, but this analysis from the U.S. Geological Survey also shows just...
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US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — "some of the world's most experienced" — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history. The U.S. experts have been sidelined for weeks, ordered away from the region because of State Department security concerns. Two top medical journals this week have published commentaries calling on the U.S. to change its mind and send them back where they are sorely needed. This Ebola outbreak is like no other since health workers have compared the region to a war zone. Dozens...
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Abortion foes seek Trump's help to offset midterm setback

Anti-abortion leaders are seeking help from the Trump administration as they shift their political strategies now that the U.S. House will be controlled by Democrats who support abortion rights. Under Republican control, the House tried repeatedly, though unsuccessfully, to halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and it passed a bill that would have banned most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The Democratic-led House that takes office in January is likely to push legislation that would expand access to abortion, even if such measures die in the GOP-controlled Senate. On Wednesday, representatives of several national anti-abortion groups met with administration...

1 week 6 day

Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says

Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, the World Health Organization said Thursday. WHO's emergencies chief, Dr. Peter Salama, called it a "sad toll" as Congo's health ministry announced the number of cases has reached 426. That includes 379 confirmed cases and 47 probable ones. So far this outbreak, declared on Aug. 1, has 198 confirmed deaths, with another 47 probable ones, Congo's health ministry said. Attacks by rebel groups and open hostility by some wary locals have posed serious challenges to health...
1 week 6 day

Pence: Trump to sign HIV/AIDS program legislation

President Donald Trump will soon sign legislation reauthorizing a 15-year-old HIV/AIDS program that has helped millions in Africa. Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement Thursday at a White House event marking Saturday's World AIDS Day. The Senate passed legislation extending the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, for five years, readying it for Trump's signature. Funding will be provided through separate legislation. President George W. Bush signed PEPFAR into law in 2003. Pence says it currently treats more than 14.6 million people. The vice president called the program "critical component" of the Trump administration's efforts to combat...
1 week 6 day

Coal miners urge Congress extension of black lung funding

Former Appalachian coal miners and supporters are in Washington this week to urge lawmakers to extend a tax that benefits miners sick with black lung disease. The excise tax paid by coal companies funds the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, but if Congress doesn't act the tax will decrease by about 55 percent at the end of the year. Calling it a matter of life and death, supporters said the fund could be halved without the extension. Kenny Fleming recalls working in an eastern Kentucky mine owned by Massey Energy that had dust so thick you "couldn't see your hand...

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Diocese says Iowa priest who threatened rape has recovered

A Roman Catholic diocese on Wednesday defended its decision to continue employing a priest who told police he was trying to rape a woman when he was arrested naked in an Iowa mall in 2013. The Diocese of Sioux City issued a statement for the first time acknowledging the 5-year-old incident involving the Rev. Jeremy Wind, calling it a "mental health episode" from which he recovered with the help of medication and treatment. The diocese gave no details about what occurred and told parishioners the scrutiny was unfortunate and unnecessary because "there is nothing newsworthy to report." The statement came...
2 week 16 hour

California court reverses ruling against assisted suicide

A California appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that found the state's assisted suicide law was unconstitutional. A panel of the 4th District Court of Appeals in the city of Riverside on Tuesday said doctors who brought the case did not show they were harmed because they could choose not to help terminally ill patients die. In finding the doctors represented by The Life Legal Defense Foundation did not have legal standing, the court bypassed whether the law was unconstitutional. The End of Life Option Act allows adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs if a doctor finds...
2 week 1 day

Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports 2nd pregnancy

Interested in China? Add China as an interest to stay up to date on the latest China news, video, and analysis from ABC News. China Add Interest A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway. The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, revealed the possible pregnancy Wednesday while making his first public comments about his controversial work at an international conference in Hong Kong. He claims to have altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month to try to make them resistant to infection with...

2 week 1 day

Denver is latest city pushing for 1st US drug injection site

Despite federal opposition, Denver is trying again to become what could be the first U.S. city to open a supervised drug injection site, a strategy that some liberal cities have tried repeatedly to launch to reduce overdose deaths fueled by a nationwide opioid epidemic. The Denver City Council voted 12-1 on Monday to approve a measure that would allow one site to open for at least two years under a pilot program. But there are still several hurdles to clear. The program must win approval from the state Legislature, which is now under Democratic control after this month's election. Earlier...
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UN: No sign of emissions peak in sight, action must be taken

The United Nations environment office is warning that the gap is widening between current greenhouse gas emissions and the levels needed to stop catastrophic global warming. In a report released Tuesday in Paris , the agency said global emissions of heat-trapping gas such as carbon dioxide "show no signs of peaking." It said in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) this century, emissions need to drop 55 percent by 2030 compared to 2017 levels. The report urges countries to put forward more ambitious national targets for cutting greenhouse gases. It suggests carbon pricing to deter...
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US officials: It's OK to eat some romaine, look for labels

It's OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label. The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn't eat any romaine because of an E. coli outbreak. The agency said Monday the romaine linked to the outbreak appears to be from the California's Central Coast region. It said romaine from elsewhere should soon be labeled with harvest dates and regions, so people know it's OK to eat. People shouldn't eat romaine that doesn't have the label information, the FDA said. For romaine that doesn't come...