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Climate change is rapidly accelerating in California, state report says
Wildfires, drought, extreme heat and other effects of climate change are rapidly accelerating and compounding in California, according to a report from state scientists. The fourth edition of “Indi...
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FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KRDO) — In October of 2022, the Fountain Police Department (FPD) began an investigation into an adult youth pastor who reportedly was sending sexually explicit materials to a...
Sexual abuse inquiry involving Burton priest says 'time and time again' allegations were ignored - Staffordshire Live
An inquiry which looked into the case of paedophile priest from Burton has issued a raft of recommendations, saying that “time and time again” allegations of abuse in the Catholic churc...
All that plastic in the ocean is a climate change problem, too
When you think of plastic pollution, you might imagine ocean “garbage patches” swirling with tens of millions of plastic bottles and shopping bags. But unfolding alongside the “macroplastic” pollut...
"Here we go again": Trump stokes Arizona conspiracy theories over Maricopa voting machine problems | Salon.com
Maricopa County officials said Tuesday that around 20 percent of their 223 voting sites experienced issues with tabulation machines, prompting a surge of false voter fraud claims from former Presid...
French Cardinal’s Admission Renews Scrutiny of Church Sexual Abuse - The New York Times
“It is a process that we are undertaking, and we are carrying it out with courage, and not everyone has courage,” he said, adding that the “will of the church is to clarify everything.” In France, ...
Climate Change Decimates Alaska Snow Crab Fishery
by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said this week that it had canceled the winter snow crab season in the Bering Sea for the first time ever. Authorities estimate that...
Thanks to climate change, when it rains, it pours, Northeastern study confirms
As heavy rains and wind pound Massachusetts and forecasters warn of potential flooding, power outages, and downed trees, new research affirms something many have long suspected: Ordinary rain storm...
Ron DeSantis follows in Donald Trump's authoritarian footsteps
“There are no second chances. It’s well known that you can’t go against him. If you cross him once, you’re dead,” the unnamed politician told Politico, speaking anonymously to avoid becoming a targ...
Texas Republicans sweep Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals races
Republicans held on to all their seats on Texas’ two highest courts in Tuesday’s midterm elections, an expected outcome in a state where Republicans have dominated statewide elections for the last ...
Church of Scientology asked Lisa Marie Presley to silence Danny Masterson rape accuser | Daily Mail Online
Lisa Marie Presley was asked by the Church of Scientology to persuade one of Danny Masterson’s rape accusers not to report him to the police, a court was told Tuesday. And years later, she ap...
Boston-Area Pastor, 89, Indicted For Alleged Rape of Alter Boy - Breaking911
FRAMINGHAM – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Framingham Chief of Police Lester Baker have announced that Francis Strahan, 89, was indicted yesterday by a Middlesex Grand Jury on one cou...