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20 05, 2022

Georgia Store Shootings: White Man Faces Hate Crime Charges

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ATLANTA (AP) — A federal grand jury in Georgia has brought hate crime charges against a white man accused of shooting into two convenience stores and targeting the people there because of their race last July. Police said he made …

20 05, 2022

Crews Slow New Mexico Fires, Brace for Dangerous Conditions

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 2,000 firefighters battling the largest U.S. wildfire dug back-up fire lines and rearranged fire engines around homes in northeast New Mexico on Wednesday in anticipation of a return to windy, dangerous conditions in the …

20 05, 2022

Hawaii Hurricane Season Forecasted to Be Slow With La Nina

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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii and the Central Pacific basin should expect two to four hurricanes, tropical depressions or tropical storms this year, federal forecasters said Wednesday. The annual National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration outlook predicts there is a 60% chance …

20 05, 2022

Park Outdoors: Ford Recalls SUVs Due to Engine Fire Risk

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DETROIT (AP) — Ford is asking the owners of 350,000 vehicles in to take them to dealers for repairs in three recalls, including about 39,000 that should be parked outdoors because the engines can catch fire. Ford says in U.S. …

20 05, 2022

Biden Warns of ‘Another Tough Hurricane Season’ This Year

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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden warned Wednesday that the country will likely see “another tough hurricane season” this year, and he pledged that his administration was prepared to respond to the storms and help Americans recover …

20 05, 2022

Claims Business: Sedgwick, CoreLogic, Davies

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Sedgwick acquires Orchid Medical Sedgwick has acquired Orchid Medical, a nationwide provider of ancillary medical management services for the workers’ compensationindustry. The Memphis, Tennessee-based claims administrator said in a press release that the acquisition represents an investment in the continued …

20 05, 2022

Sovereign Immunity No Defense in $3B Coal-Ash Lawsuit, 6th Circuit Rules

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Sovereign immunity does not protect a federal contractor against a lawsuit filed by some 60 former employees seeking $3 billion in punitive damages for illnesses suffered after exposure to toxic coal ash during a clean-up project, a federal appellate court …

19 05, 2022

Global Pollution Kills 9 Million People a Year, Study Finds

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A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000. That increase is offset by fewer pollution deaths …

19 05, 2022

New Mexico Fires Prompt Forest Closures, Governor Seeks Aid

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor said Tuesday that given the ferocity and swift movements of a record-setting wildfire burning in the northeastern part of the state, the damage will be significant with estimates of burned homes and other …

19 05, 2022

Japan OKs Plan to Release Fukushima Nuclear Plant Wastewater

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved plans by the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to release its treated radioactive wastewater into the sea next year, saying the outlined methods are safe and risks to the …