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Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life from toastier southern waters migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period of severe heatwaves, says a new scientific report. The 67 species identified in the report include a carnivorous sea slug that preys on other … Continue reading Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

LONDON | Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

LONDON (AP) — Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. That’s the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes. The researchers found that fewer horseflies landed on the cloaked horses than on … Continue reading LONDON | Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Breakthrough Home Performance Technology To Be Featured On PBS’s This Old House

  DAYTON, OHIO (PRWEB) DECEMBER 27, 2018 On January 3, 2019, the PBS program This Old House will debut an episode featuring the use of a breakthrough envelope sealing technology called AeroBarrier®. Viewers will see how AeroBarrier quickly and effectively seals tight the structural envelope of a home during a major renovation project. “When it … Continue reading Breakthrough Home Performance Technology To Be Featured On PBS’s This Old House

Breakthrough Home Envelope Sealing Technology To Be Featured On DIY Network’s Holmes & Holmes

CENTERVILLE, OHIO/ AUGUST 27, 2018 (STL.News) An innovative new building technology that can quickly, and cost effectively seal the building envelope of residential, multifamily, and commercial buildings will be featured on an upcoming episode of Holmes & Holmes. Scheduled for debut the week of September 10th, episode 9 of Holmes & Holmes shows how this … Continue reading Breakthrough Home Envelope Sealing Technology To Be Featured On DIY Network’s Holmes & Holmes

California News: Wildfires – Bear Treated With Fish Skins, Firefighters Return

DAVIS, CA – State wildlife officers and a University of California, Davis veterinarian have again used fish skins and other novel forms of pain management to treat a wild animal: a bear cub injured in the Carr Fire. Jamie Peyton, chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, used … Continue reading California News: Wildfires – Bear Treated With Fish Skins, Firefighters Return

BERKELEY, Calif. | US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

BERKELEY, Calif. — A group of California college students who were in France during a 2016 terrorist attack are turning their grief into tech tools to fight terrorism. Anjali Banerjee and several University of California, Berkeley classmates were in Nice two years ago when a man plowed a truck through a crowd, killing 86 people. … Continue reading BERKELEY, Calif. | US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims on Calif. wildfires inaccurate

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is claiming that California’s water policy is shortchanging firefighters of water to battle the state’s raging wildfires. That’s not so, according to wildfire and water experts. A look at his tweets and the facts behind them: TRUMP: “California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims on Calif. wildfires inaccurate

SEATTLE | Judge finds man accused of mailing explosives incompetent

SEATTLE — A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Washington state man accused of mailing explosive devices to government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area is not competent to help with his defense and should receive treatment before his case moves forward. A competency evaluation for Thanh Cong Phan found him to have schizophrenia, Assistant … Continue reading SEATTLE | Judge finds man accused of mailing explosives incompetent

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. | New Mexico nuclear weapons laboratory marks 75 years

LOS ALAMOS, N.M.— When J. Robert Oppenheimer invited top scientists, engineers and technicians to New Mexico in 1943 to build the world’s first nuclear weapon, no one really knew what the results would be. What they did know was that they had to succeed at all costs since intelligence reports indicated Germany and its allies … Continue reading LOS ALAMOS, N.M. | New Mexico nuclear weapons laboratory marks 75 years

LOS ANGELES | Coach: Southwest agent asked for proof biracial son was hers

LOS ANGELES — Southwest Airlines apologized Tuesday to the Cal women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb after she claimed an airline employee stopped her from boarding because the worker didn’t believe her 1-year-old biracial son was hers. A desk agent questioned Gottlieb ahead of a flight from Denver to Oakland Sunday, saying she “had to ‘prove’ … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Coach: Southwest agent asked for proof biracial son was hers

SAN FRANCISCO | University of California workers start 3-day strike over pay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of custodians, security guards, gardeners and other service workers at University of California campuses started a three-day strike Monday to address pay inequalities and demand higher wages. Strikers gathered at sunrise on the 10 campuses throughout the state, wearing green T-shirts and carrying signs that call for “equality, fairness, respect.” … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | University of California workers start 3-day strike over pay

SAN FRANCISCO | Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

SAN FRANCISCO | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic men, a recent study of firearm violence has found. Researchers at the University of California, Davis published their … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

Documents: Major design change changed bridge cost, schedule

MIAMI/March 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through a public-records request show … Continue reading Documents: Major design change changed bridge cost, schedule

Cancer claim for Monsanto’s Roundup gets judge’s scrutiny

SAN FRANCISCO /March 05, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product’s manufacturer — agribusiness giant Monsanto. Now, a federal judge in San Francisco is conducting his own review during an unusual set … Continue reading Cancer claim for Monsanto’s Roundup gets judge’s scrutiny

Welcome snow slows California’s plunge back to drought

SAN FRANCISCO  /March 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Welcome drifts of fresh snow await California’s water managers on their late-winter survey of the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack Monday after a massive winter storm slowed the state’s plunge back into drought. The storm piled snow by the foot in the mountains, forcing Department of Water Resources officials … Continue reading Welcome snow slows California’s plunge back to drought

California Democrats look to narrow crowded US House races

SAN DIEGO /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Winning seven U.S. House seats currently held by California Republicans is critical to Democrats’ hopes of taking back Congress in the midterm elections. But first, they’ve got to narrow the field. An all-out battle is underway at the California Democratic Party‘s annual convention in San Diego to win an … Continue reading California Democrats look to narrow crowded US House races

Correction: Fishing’s Footprint story

WASHINGTON /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —In a story Feb. 22 about the global extent of commercial fishing, The Associated Press erroneously included whales among the species caught with longline fishing. A corrected version of the story is below: Satellites see big fishing’s footprint on the high seas A new global study gives the first comprehensive … Continue reading Correction: Fishing’s Footprint story

Drought deepens dramatically in Southern California

PHILLIPS STATION, Calif/February 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—  California is rapidly plunging back into drought, with severe conditions now existing in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties — home to one-fourth of the state’s population, a national drought monitor said Thursday. The weekly report released by the U.S. Drought Monitor, a project of government agencies and other … Continue reading Drought deepens dramatically in Southern California

Talk by conservative speaker planned at UConn

STORRS, Conn./January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A conservative speaker whose appearance at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall sparked protests is scheduled to speak this week at the University of Connecticut. Ben Shapiro, the editor-in-chief of conservative news and commentary site The Daily Wire, is scheduled to appear Wednesday evening at an event hosted … Continue reading Talk by conservative speaker planned at UConn

Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari’s sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some feminist writers dismissing … Continue reading Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

Interior official blasts resignation of parks advisory board

ANCHORAGE, Alaska /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A U.S. Interior Department official on Wednesday blasted the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks, suggesting the move was politically motivated and their work was flawed. Todd Willens, associate deputy secretary of the department, brought up investigations that uncovered sexual harassment … Continue reading Interior official blasts resignation of parks advisory board

Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

DENVER/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Whether to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal is a decision that will now rest with those states’ top federal prosecutors, many of whom are deeply rooted in their communities and may be reluctant to pursue cannabis businesses or their customers. When he rescinded the Justice Department‘s previous … Continue reading Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

Students: Slain USC prof was caring; arrested student quiet

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — A graduate student arrested on suspicion of killing the professor who oversaw his work at the University of California was described by some of his fellow classmates as a quiet but seemingly normal young man while others say he was troubled and pegged as most likely to quit the group’s rigorous … Continue reading Students: Slain USC prof was caring; arrested student quiet