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UN chief warns of 'gates of hell' in climate summit, but carbon polluting nations stay silent

Sep. 21, 2023 12:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations warned Wednesday that the “gates of hell” are at hand as climate change intensifies, and top international officials said the world's leaders still aren’t doing nearly enough to curb pollution of heat-trapping gases. They pleaded with...

UNGA Briefing: Permanent observers, more Security Council and what else is going on at the UN

Sep. 20, 2023 21:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It's Day 3 of the U.N. General Assembly high-level meeting that brings world leaders together at U.N. headquarters in New York. Here are the highlights of what happened Wednesday at the U.N. and what to keep an eye on Thursday. Follow our live updates to keep up with...

California truck drivers ask Gov. Newsom to sign job-saving bill as self-driving big rigs are tested

Sep. 20, 2023 12:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers, union leaders and truck drivers are trying to steer Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom toward signing into law a proposal that could save jobs as self-driving trucks are tested for their safety on the roads. The legislation would ban...

A suspect has been arrested in the ambush killing of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy

Sep. 18, 2023 19:23 PM EDT

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A 29-year-old man was arrested early Monday, 36 hours after the ambush killing of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was shot as he sat in a patrol car, authorities said. The suspect barricaded himself inside a home in the city of Palmdale for...

$250K reward offered as detectives search for assailant who shot Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy

Sep. 18, 2023 03:27 AM EDT

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities asked for the public's help and offered a $250,000 reward as investigators searched Sunday for the assailant who shot and killed a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy as he sat in his patrol car at an intersection. Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer,...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will sign climate-focused transparency laws for big business

Sep. 17, 2023 18:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday that he plans to sign into law a pair of climate-focused bills intended to force major corporations to be more transparent about greenhouse gas emissions and the financial risks stemming from global warming. Newsom's...

California lawsuit says oil giants deceived public on climate, seeks funds for storm damage

Sep. 16, 2023 20:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The state of California filed a lawsuit against some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, claiming they deceived the public about the risks of fossil fuels now faulted for climate change-related storms and wildfires that caused billions of dollars in damage,...

Big wins for organized labor and progressive causes as California lawmakers wrap for the year

Sep. 15, 2023 19:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When health care workers in California asked the state Legislature for a raise earlier this year, it seemed like the longest of long shots — especially after lawmakers in May had to loan hospitals in financial distress $150 million just to stay open. But...

California lawmakers approve bills including eviction protections and mental health care reform

Sep. 15, 2023 02:40 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature voted Thursday to bolster eviction protections for renters and close a loophole in an existing law that has allowed landlords to circumvent the state’s rent cap. The eviction reform bill was among hundreds approved before the...

California Legislature approves plan allowing the state to buy power

Sep. 15, 2023 00:14 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature voted Thursday to give Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration permission to buy massive amounts of electricity, a move aimed at avoiding blackouts by shoring up the state's power supply while jumpstarting the West Coast's fledgling...