Dutch judge orders government to do more on air pollution

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch judge on Thursday ordered the government to do more to rein in air pollution, a victory for activists who filed a civil case seeking measures to ensure cleaner air. According to a written summary of the decision, the civil judge in The Hague ordered the government to draw up a plan to ensure that Dutch air quality More...

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By United Press International On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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United Airlines won’t be fined for forcibly removing passenger from seat

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Federal officials won’t fine United Airlines over an incident in April in which a passenger was forcibly removed from his seat after the airline oversold the flight, it was revealed More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Tropical Storm Katia becomes hurricane in Gulf of Mexico

TAMPICO, Mexico (UPI) — Katia became the third hurricane active in the Atlantic on Wednesday, joining Irma and Jose, the National Hurricane Center said. Hurricane Katia became the third hurricane currently More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Police officer Jeff Payne involved in Utah nurse arrest video fired from paramedic job

SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) — A Utah police officer who arrested a Utah nurse for refusing to hand over a patient’s blood sample has been fired from his job as a paramedic. Salt Lake City Police Det. Jeff More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, August 27th, 2017
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Hurricane Harvey, now tropical storm, leaves wake of devastation in Houston; at least five deaths confirmed

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Two feet of rain from Harvey results in widespread flooding in the heart of Texas ROCKPORT/CORPUS CHRISTI/HOUSTON, Tex. (Heartland Newsfeed/Associated Press/Reuters/UPI) — As recovery More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, August 26th, 2017
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Hurricane Harvey kills at least 1, officials warn of mass flooding

CONTINUING COVERAGE OF HURRICANE HARVEY ROCKPORT, Tex. (Heartland Newsfeed/UPI) — Texas state officials confirmed the first fatality related to Hurricane Harvey, which came ashore in the Lone Star State late More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, August 26th, 2017
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Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, lays destruction and heavy rains

BREAKING NEWS ROCKPORT & CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (Heartland Newsfeed/UPI/Reuters) — Hurricane Harvey made landfall into south Texas as a category 4 hurricane around 10:00 pm Central time last night, resulting More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Bill Cosby back in court with new legal team for sex assault trial

NORRISTOWN, Penn. (Reuters) — Comedian Bill Cosby’s retrial on charges of sexually assaulting a former Temple University administrator in 2004 at his Philadelphia-area home will be postponed from November More...

By United Press International On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Mylan finalizes $465 million settlement over EpiPen billing lawsuit

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Mylan, the drug company that manufactures the anti-allergy injector EpiPen, finalized a $465 million settlement with the federal government stemming from allegations it over-billed Medicaid More...

By United Press International On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Los Angeles suburb creates video urging residents to prepare for nuclear attack

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (UPI) — The local government of Ventura County, located about 60 miles outside of Los Angeles, has released a video urging its residents to be prepared for a nuclear attack. The video More...

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