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California workplace safety board approves heat protections for indoor workers, excluding prisons

On the first day of summer with parts of California sweltering under a heat advisory, a state worker safety board approved standards Thursday that would require employers to protect workers from indoor heat, but would exempt state correctional facilities. The board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health first passed indoor heat rules in March. However, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration blocked them over concerns about costs to prisons and other state entities. The amended rules, which stand to impact about 1.4 million workers an
California workplace safety board approves heat protections for indoor workers, excluding prisons
Environment|News

Biden approves disaster declaration, freeing up resources in battle against deadly New Mexico fires

President Joe Biden on Thursday issued a disaster declaration for parts of southern New Mexico, freeing up funding and more resources as crews worked, under the threat of flooding and lightning, to battle a pair of deadly wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people to flee. The declaration will help with recovery efforts including temporary housing, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property and other emergency work in Lincoln County and on lands belonging to the Mescalero Apache Tribe. Residents of Ruidoso, a mountain village, fl
Biden approves disaster declaration, freeing up resources in battle against deadly New Mexico fires
News|Political

Bob Good hopes final vote count will put him ahead of Trump-endorsed challenger

Conservative U.S. Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., is asking for “patience from the people of the 5th District over the coming weeks” as he hopes the final ballot count from Tuesday's primary will allow him to fend off a challenger endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Good, who chairs the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, currently trails state Sen. John McGuire by a little over 300 votes as elections officials finalize their vote counts and mail-in ballots continue to trickle in. McGuire claimed victory late Tuesday, but The Associated Press has not called the race
Bob Good hopes final vote count will put him ahead of Trump-endorsed challenger

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Celebrations honor Willie Mays and Negro League players ahead of MLB game at Rickwood Field

As Ajay Stone strolled around historic Rickwood Field and gazed at tributes displayed in honor of Willie Mays and other Negro Leaguers, he clutched a cherished memory under his arm. It was a picture from 2004 of Mays holding Stone's then-10-month-old daughter Haley, who was wearing San Francisco Giants gear. In Mays' hand was a chunk of a chocolate chip cookie, which he was handing over for Haley to eat. “Willie gave her that cookie. She had no teeth,” Stone remembered. "But we took the cookie and we kept it in her stroller for a year and a half. The great Will
Celebrations honor Willie Mays and Negro League players ahead of MLB game at Rickwood Field
Entertainment|Sports

Las Vegas Aces become the first WNBA team to sell out every home game in a season

The Las Vegas Aces became the first WNBA team to sell out every home game in a season when the final tickets were claimed Thursday for a Sept. 3 matchup against Angel Reese and the Chicago Sky. That game is one of two scheduled for T-Mobile Arena, which is bigger than the Aces' usual home venue. The Aces will play Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever there on July 2. The other 18 home games for the two-time defending champions are at Michelob Ultra Arena. Las Vegas in March also became the first team to ever sell out its allotment of season tickets, le
Arts|Entertainment

Judy Garland's hometown is raising funds to purchase stolen ‘Wizard of Oz’ ruby slippers

The Minnesota hometown of Judy Garland, the actress who wore a pair of ruby slippers in “The Wizard of Oz,” is raising money to purchase the prized footwear after it was stolen from a local museum and then later turned over to an auction company. Grand Rapids, Minnesota, where the late actress was born in 1922, is fundraising at its annual Judy Garland festival, which kicks off Thursday. The north Minnesota town is soliciting donations to bring the slippers back after an auction company takes them on an international tour before offering them up to prospective buyers in Dec
Judy Garland's hometown is raising funds to purchase stolen ‘Wizard of Oz’ ruby slippers
Entertainment|News

Rapper Travis Scott arrested after Miami Beach police say he drunkenly yelled at people on a yacht

Rapper Travis Scott was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday on misdemeanor charges of trespassing and public intoxication after officers say they found him at the city's marina shouting obscenities at people on a yacht and disobeyed their order to leave. Officers went to the marina shortly before 1 a.m. after receiving a call about people fighting on a yacht, according to a police report. When they arrived, they found Scott, 33, standing on the dock yelling at people on the ship, the report says. Officers told him to sit down, but he kept standing back up and ye

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Environment|Opinion

A German town's referendum on culling pigeons has led to an uproar by animal rights activists

An ongoing fight between residents and animal rights activists over whether to cull pigeons in a small German town has led to an uproar — even though a majority of the residents voted in favor of culling the birds in a referendum earlier this month. On Thursday, officials in the central German town of Limburg were still considering whether to proceed with the referendum results. “There is no timetable for implementation,” town spokesman Johannes Laubach told The Associated Press. “The resolution stipulates that there will be another comprehensive case-by-ca
A German town's referendum on culling pigeons has led to an uproar by animal rights activists
Environment|News

As millions sweat out the heat wave, blocks of lake ice keep these campers cool

As New England baked in a heat wave Thursday, guests at one campground were keeping their food and beer cold with blocks of ice harvested months earlier from a frozen lake. And while some relief is expected in the eastern Great Lakes region and New England starting Friday, the National Weather Service said scorching temperatures will linger across the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic region, and even rise in places, including California and Arizona, where they could eclipse 100 degrees (nearly 38 degrees Celsius). On Squam Lake in central New Hampshire, ice blocks abo
Environment

Extreme heat can be dangerous for runners, cyclists and anyone spending time outdoors: 6 tips for staying safe

When summer starts with a stifling heat wave, as many states are seeing in 2024, it can pose risks for just about anyone who spends time outside, whether they’re runners, people who walk or cycle to work, outdoor workers or kids playing sports. Susan Yeargin, an expert on heat-related illnesses, explains what everyone should think about before spending time outside in a heat wave and how to keep yourself and vulnerable family members and friends safe. What risks do people facing running, walking or working outside when it’s hot out? The time of day matters if you’re going for a run,
Extreme heat can be dangerous for runners, cyclists and anyone spending time outdoors: 6 tips for staying safe
Environment

Ferns and flowers bribe helpful ant defenders with nectar, but ferns developed this ability much later – our study shows why

Look closely at a plant in your local park, your garden or even your kitchen, and you’re likely to see some damage. Whether a caterpillar has chewed away part of a leaf or a mealybug is sucking on sap, animals are constantly feeding on plants. Of course, herbivory, or plant predation, is not ideal for a plant’s survival. So plants have evolved many different defense mechanisms to inhibit this threat, including physical and chemical weapons. For example, cactuses arm their bodies with skin-piercing spines. Herbs such as mint, lavender and rosemary produce volatile scent compounds that can

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Trump proposes green cards for foreign grads of US colleges, departing from anti-immigrant rhetoric

Trump proposes green cards for foreign grads of US colleges, departing from anti-immigrant rhetoric
Business|Technology

How Nvidia became an AI giant

Tech giant Nvidia is now worth over $3.2 trillion, with its dominance as a chipmaker making it the poster child of the artificial intelligence boom

News|Political

Border Patrol reports arrests are down 25% since Biden announced new asylum restrictions

Border Patrol reports arrests are down 25% since Biden announced new asylum restrictions
Economy|News|Political

Iran's presidential candidates talk economic policies in 2nd live debate ahead of June 28 vote

In the second live debate on state television, six presidential candidates have discussed Iran’s economic problems ahead of the country’s June 28 election following a helicopter crash last month that killed President Ebrahim Raisi and seven others

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Vols' run at 'unbreakable' HR mark impresses Bertman, whose teams were faces of 1990s 'gorilla ball'

Vols' run at 'unbreakable' HR mark impresses Bertman, whose teams were faces of 1990s 'gorilla ball'
News|Education

Maryland teacher faces 55 charges for allegedly abusing eight students over two years

Maryland teacher faces 55 charges for allegedly abusing eight students over two years
Education|Sports

Down a step from elite college football, officials pitch a model for a new sports landscape

Down a step from elite college football, officials pitch a model for a new sports landscape
Education|News|Opinion|Political

Macron demands schools address antisemitism after Jewish girl raped

Macron demands schools address antisemitism after Jewish girl raped

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Tributes to Willie Mays pour in as mural is unveiled in Alabama

Tributes to Willie Mays pour in as mural is unveiled in Alabama
Arts|Entertainment

'Verzuz' will return after Swizz Beatz, Timbaland lock in new distribution partnership with X

'Verzuz' will return after Swizz Beatz, Timbaland lock in new distribution partnership with X
Arts|Entertainment

In 'Janet Planet,' playwright Annie Baker explores a new dramatic world

In 'Janet Planet,' playwright Annie Baker explores a new dramatic world
Arts|Environment

Britain's Stonehenge sprayed with paint by environmental protesters

Britain's Stonehenge sprayed with paint by environmental protesters

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Peace must be a priority, say Catholic leaders on anniversary of priests' violent deaths in Mexico

Peace must be a priority, say Catholic leaders on anniversary of priests' violent deaths in Mexico
News|Political|World

Lebanese officials work to maintain friendly relations with Cyprus following Hezbollah threats

Lebanese officials work to maintain friendly relations with Cyprus following Hezbollah threats
News|Political|World

NATO member Romania to send a Patriot missile system to neighboring Ukraine

NATO member Romania to send a Patriot missile system to neighboring Ukraine
News|Political|World

US-built pier in Gaza unloads aid again after weather setback, official says

US-built pier in Gaza unloads aid again after weather setback, official says

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New York moves to limit 'addictive' social media feeds for kids

New York moves to limit 'addictive' social media feeds for kids
Technology

Arborglyphs – Basque immigrant sheepherders left their marks on aspen trees in the American West

Arborglyphs – Basque immigrant sheepherders left their marks on aspen trees in the American West
Business|Technology

Accenture says strong AI demand to power 2024 revenue growth

Accenture says strong AI demand to power 2024 revenue growth
Business|Technology

OpenAI co-founder Sutskever sets up new AI company devoted to 'safe superintelligence'

OpenAI co-founder Sutskever sets up new AI company devoted to 'safe superintelligence'

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A ship found far off Israel's coast could shed light on the navigation skills of ancient mariners

A ship found far off Israel's coast could shed light on the navigation skills of ancient mariners
Environment|Science

Collecting sex-crazed zombie cicadas on speed: Scientists track a bug-controlling super-sized fungus

Collecting sex-crazed zombie cicadas on speed: Scientists track a bug-controlling super-sized fungus
Business|Science|Technology

GE Aerospace developing hybrid engines for single-aisle jets

GE Aerospace developing hybrid engines for single-aisle jets
Economy|Environment|News|Political|Science|Technology

Australian opposition puts nation's first nuclear power plants in its energy plan ahead of elections

Australian opposition puts nation's first nuclear power plants in its energy plan ahead of elections

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How this influencer found out about her boyfriend's affair through a pizza order

How this influencer found out about her boyfriend's affair through a pizza order
Lifestyle|Opinion|Sports

Graduation, lack of opportunity force most gymnasts to quit. A women's league is out to change that

Graduation, lack of opportunity force most gymnasts to quit. A women's league is out to change that
Arts|Entertainment|Lifestyle

After Drake battle, Kendrick Lamar turns victory lap concert into LA unity celebration

After Drake battle, Kendrick Lamar turns victory lap concert into LA unity celebration
Lifestyle|Opinion

Can a marriage survive a gender transition? Yes, and even thrive. How these couples make it work

Can a marriage survive a gender transition? Yes, and even thrive. How these couples make it work