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The Latest: Governor plans to veto environmental rules bill

Sep. 14, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a bill by Democratic lawmakers that aims to stop the Trump administration from weakening environmental laws. (all times local): 5:50 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will veto a bill by Democratic lawmakers that aims to stop the Trump administration from...

California lawmaker, governor reach deal on vaccine bill

Sep. 6, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The author of a hot-button California bill limiting medical exemptions for vaccinations on Friday accepted Gov. Gavin Newsom's last-minute demand for additional changes, setting up a final series of votes before lawmakers adjourn for the year next week. Democratic state Sen....

Democrats propose spending trillions fighting climate change

Sep. 4, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Democratic presidential candidates in the span of 24 hours have released sweeping plans to address climate change, ahead of a series of town halls devoted to the issue. On Wednesday, California Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg each unveiled their...

Experts call for steps to stem increases in Legionnaires'

Aug. 14, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Top U.S. science experts are calling for stronger policies to combat the growing Legionnaires' disease problem. In a report released Wednesday, the experts said annual cases of Legionnaires' jumped more than fivefold from 2000 to 2017, and that as many as 70,000 Americans get the disease...