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California legislation bans toxic chemicals in cosmetics

By 3 weeks ago

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation banning two dozen toxic chemicals from being used in cosmetics — making the state the first in the nation to prohibit the use of the hazardous ingredients for that purposeOctober 1, 2020, 1:49 AM• 2 min readSACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed legislation banning…

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California governor signs corporate boardroom diversity law California governor signs corporate boardroom diversity law

California governor signs corporate boardroom diversity law

By 3 weeks ago

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law requiring hundreds of California-based corporations to have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boardsBy DON THOMPSON and ROBERT JABLON Associated PressOctober 1, 2020, 1:50 AM• 3 min readSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under…

8th federal execution since July scheduled for Nov. 19

By 3 weeks ago

The Justice Department has scheduled for Nov. 19 the execution of a Black death-row inmate who helped kidnap and kill a Texas teenager in 1994By MICHAEL TARM and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated PressSeptember 30, 2020, 11:49 PM• 4 min readCHICAGO — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in…

Félicien Kabuga: French court backs extradition of Rwanda genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga: French court backs extradition of Rwanda genocide suspect

Félicien Kabuga: French court backs extradition of Rwanda genocide suspect

By 4 weeks ago

Publishedduration20 minutes agoimage copyrightEPAimage captionFélicien Kabuga, once one of Rwanda’s richest men, used 28 aliases to evade captureFrance’s top appeals court has agreed to extradite the alleged financier of the Rwandan genocide, Félicien Kabuga, to face trial in Tanzania.Mr Kabuga, 87, was arrested in May at his home outside Paris after 26 years on the…

Covid: Pupils ‘flouting’ school bus face covering rules Covid: Pupils ‘flouting’ school bus face covering rules

Covid: Pupils ‘flouting’ school bus face covering rules

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Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionAll pupils over the age of five are now urged to wear masks on busesA bus company has written to schools across Glasgow after complaints that many pupils are refusing to wear face coverings.In a strongly-worded letter, First Bus said a “significant number” of students were choosing to “flout the…

Parisians alarmed by sonic boom by warplane Parisians alarmed by sonic boom by warplane

Parisians alarmed by sonic boom by warplane

By 4 weeks ago

Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionA French military plane Rafale, pictured here in 2018, was dispatched in Paris on TuesdayA French military plane broke the sound barrier and startled Parisians after it was scrambled to aid a commercial aircraft which had lost radio contact.Players at the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament paused play in…

Limo company’s disregard for safety led to crash that killed 20, NTSB says Limo company’s disregard for safety led to crash that killed 20, NTSB says

Limo company’s disregard for safety led to crash that killed 20, NTSB says

By 4 weeks ago

The agency also blamed state regulators’ ineffective oversight.September 29, 2020, 11:10 PM• 5 min readA limousine company’s disregard for safety, coupled with ineffective oversight from state regulators, led to a 2018 limo crash in upstate New York that left 20 dead, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a meeting Tuesday.The limo was carrying…

UN: Libya rivals reach preliminary pact on prisoner exchange UN: Libya rivals reach preliminary pact on prisoner exchange

UN: Libya rivals reach preliminary pact on prisoner exchange

By 4 weeks ago

The United Nations says talks between Libyan rivals in Egypt have concluded with preliminary agreements to exchange prisoners and open up air and land transit across the country’s divided territorySeptember 29, 2020, 11:01 PM• 2 min readCAIRO — The United Nations says talks between Libyan rivals in Egypt have concluded with preliminary agreements to exchange…

Snell sharp, Margot HR, Rays beat Blue Jays 3-1 in opener Snell sharp, Margot HR, Rays beat Blue Jays 3-1 in opener

Snell sharp, Margot HR, Rays beat Blue Jays 3-1 in opener

By 4 weeks ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Beyond ace lefty Blake Snell, the small-market Tampa Bay Rays are light on household names.On the postseason stage, the American League’s No. 1 seed showed just where all that dominance is coming from.“Tonight was a pretty good representation of the Tampa Bay Rays — our players, how we go about…

A capsule look at the Brewers-Dodgers playoff series A capsule look at the Brewers-Dodgers playoff series

A capsule look at the Brewers-Dodgers playoff series

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A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers beginning Wednesday. All games in Los Angeles:___MILWAUKEE BREWERSRecord: 29-31.Playoff Entry: NL wild card.Playoff Seed: No. 8.Manager: Craig Counsell (sixth season).Projected Rotation: LHP Brent Suter (2-0, 3.13 ERA), RHP Brandon Woodruff (3-5, 3.05), LHP Brett Anderson (4-4, 4.21)Top Hitters: LF…

Airline workers brace for mass cuts… Airline workers brace for mass cuts…

Airline workers brace for mass cuts…

By 4 weeks ago

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.Unless Congress acts to help for a second time, United will furlough Comeaux on Thursday, cutting off…

Philly firefighters, paramedics union breaks with IAFF to endorse Trump Philly firefighters, paramedics union breaks with IAFF to endorse Trump

Philly firefighters, paramedics union breaks with IAFF to endorse Trump

By 4 weeks ago

The firefighters and paramedics union in Philadelphia broke with the International Association of Fire Fighters to endorse President Trump in the upcoming election, according to a report.Michael Bresnan, president of the Philadelphia Firefighters’ and Paramedics’ Union, Local 22 of the union, said the firefighters association didn’t survey local chapters and rank-and-file members before endorsing the former vice president,…

Wisconsin absentee ballot-counting extension approved by federal appeals court Wisconsin absentee ballot-counting extension approved by federal appeals court

Wisconsin absentee ballot-counting extension approved by federal appeals court

By 4 weeks ago

Democrats appear to have secured a victory in Wisconsin on Tuesday night, after a new ruling was issued that would permit a multi-day extension for mail-in ballot counting.The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that would allow ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted so long as…

LA County allows some elementary schools to apply for waivers to reopen LA County allows some elementary schools to apply for waivers to reopen

LA County allows some elementary schools to apply for waivers to reopen

By 4 weeks ago

A limited number of elementary schools in Los Angeles County will now be able to apply for waivers to reopen transitional kindergarten through second-grade classrooms, the county’s Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday.The motion, which was approved by Board Chair Kathryn Barger and Supervisor Janice Hahn, will give priority to schools serving primarily low-income families, The…

Barrett offered SCOTUS nomination 3 days after Ginsburg died Barrett offered SCOTUS nomination 3 days after Ginsburg died

Barrett offered SCOTUS nomination 3 days after Ginsburg died

By 4 weeks ago

Washington — President Trump offered Judge Amy Coney Barrett the nomination to the Supreme Court three days after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, according to Barrett’s questionnaire submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee and released Tuesday. But the president at that time continued to publicly assert he was weighing up to five candidates and had…

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