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One of Alaska’s warmest springs on record is causing a dangerous thaw

Friday  15:15,   19 april 2019

“Climate change is happening faster than it’s ever happened before in our record,” said Bryan Thomas, station chief for the United States' northernmost climate observatory. “We’re right in the middle of it.” Utqiagvik set daily temperature records... >>>

After months apart, a handful of separated families tearfully reunite at U.S.-Mexico border

Friday  15:00,   19 april 2019

The Honduran cattle herder rubbed his hands nervously, perched on the edge of his seat in the baggage claim area of San Diego International Airport, scanning the crowd. Suddenly, a curly-haired teenager caught his eye. “That’s my son,” he said, his... >>>

Details could be released in investigation of South Carolina fifth grade student who died after a fight

Friday  14:30,   19 april 2019

The cause of death for a South Carolina fifth-grade student who died after a fight at school last month could finally be revealed. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

90% of U.S. school boards are picked by voters, but not in Chicago. Here's why that could change.

Friday  14:11,   19 april 2019

When it comes to efforts to create an elected school board for Chicago, state lawmakers have spent recent years dancing the Springfield two-step. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Climate change finds new momentum with voters

Friday  14:11,   19 april 2019

Environmentalists and lawmakers are praising a Democratic messaging blitz that they say has put the problem of global warming back at the forefront of the national conversation. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze

Friday  13:50,   19 april 2019

Officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene after a deadly wildfire last... >>>

Pilot killed in small-plane crash at Fullerton Municipal Airport

Friday  10:45,   19 april 2019

The pilot of the small plane that crashed Thursday evening at Fullerton Municipal Airport died in the accident, authorities said. The pilot was the only person on board, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration said. The pilot was... >>>

For Notre-Dame, lessons from a fire-damaged New York cathedral

Friday  09:25,   19 april 2019

For Notre-Dame, lessons from a fire-damaged New York... >>>

America’s first woman astronaut candidate dead at 88

Friday  09:05,   19 april 2019

America’s first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has... >>>

Storms again roar across South, killing 2 in Mississippi

Friday  07:40,   19 april 2019

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

Bobcat attacks golfer on a Connecticut course

Friday  06:05,   19 april 2019

A golfer and a horse are recovering after being injured in separate bobcat attacks in Connecticut on Thursday morning. The attacks happened in Baltic, a small town close to the Rhode Island state line. The golfer was hurt at the Mohegan Sun Golf... >>>

Water in Paradise, site of worst California fire, contaminated with cancer chemical

Friday  05:35,   19 april 2019

PARADISE (Butte County) — The drinking water in Paradise, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said. Officials said they believe the contamination... >>>

U.S. court upholds most of California's 'sanctuary' migrant laws

Friday  05:25,   19 april 2019

U.S. court upholds most of California's 'sanctuary' migrant... >>>

Deeply religious suspect gets psych exam after St. Patrick's Cathedral arrest ends mystifying two-state meltdown

Friday  05:25,   19 april 2019

NEW YORK - A pious ex-parish music director went from dutiful Catholic to criminal suspect Thursday. Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., was charged Thursday with attempted arson, trespass and reckless endangerment less than 24 hours... >>>

Lyft driver calls 911 on blind man, service dog who he wouldn’t let ride in his car

Friday  03:35,   19 april 2019

Lyft kicked this driver to the curb. The ride-sharing app “permanently deactivated” a driver from its platform after he wouldn’t give a blind man and his service dog a ride in his car in early April in Grand Terrace, Calif. Charles Massey told CBS... >>>