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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