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California governor resurrects Obama-era net-neutrality law, defying Trump administration

California Governor Jerry Brown has approved a bill to effectively reinstate net neutrality in the state, prompting a lawsuit by the Trump administration. The Obama-era legislation was repealed in December last year. The bill, signed into law by the governor on Sunday, would have come into force on January 1. However, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit an hour after ...

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California cops bust crime ring that nabbed $1M worth of devices from Apple Stores

Fear not, citizens — the law enforcement apparatus of California has apprehended or is hot on the trail of more than a dozen hardened criminals who boldly stole from the state’s favorite local business: Apple . Their unconscionable larceny amounted to more than a million dollars’ worth of devices stolen from Apple Stores — the equivalent of hundreds of iPhones. ...

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5 dead in Bakersfield, California shooting rampage

Published time: 13 Sep, 2018 03:45 Edited time: 13 Sep, 2018 03:55 Five people have been killed in a string of shootings in Bakersfield, California. The suspect reportedly took his own life, according to the authorities, who are still struggling to connect the events. “This is highly unusual to have six people shot and dead in one incident,” Kern County ...

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California man arrested for trying to stab Republican Congress candidate

Alameda County police have arrested a knife-wielding man who reportedly attacked congressional candidate Rudy Peters with a switchblade after making “disparaging remarks” about the GOP. The suspect in the assault on Peters, who was only referred to as “a political candidate for a local congressional seat” in the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office report, has been identified as Farzad Fazel, 35. ...

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Vietnam demands Monsanto compensate Agent Orange victims after California cancer ruling precedent

Following the unprecedented $ 289mn verdict against Monsanto in California, Hanoi is seeking justice for victims of exposure to the Agent Orange – the notorious chemical the firm supplied to the US military during the Vietnam War. After a San Francisco jury proved Monsanto not invincible and ordered the chemical giant to pay $ 289 million to a school worker ...

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Fire breaks out at Tesla complex in California (VIDEO)

A fire lit up a Tesla production plant in Fremont, California, with videos showing billows of black smoke rising from the factory. The fire reportedly broke out at around 5:30pm on Thursday. Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, said that there were no injuries or damage to the factory thanks to the “fast response” of the Fremont Fire Department. However, the ...

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No soda for you! California bill wants to restrict kids from drinking sugary drinks at restaurants

A California bill wants to curb the amount of sugary drinks consumed by children by having restaurants provide two default choices – water or milk. Some parents are angry, saying the state shouldn’t interfere in the matter. The bill, which is aimed at tackling childhood obesity, would require that children are served milk or water unless a parent explicitly asks ...

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Jury orders Monsanto to pay California man $289mn in ‘probably carcinogenic’ Roundup trial

A groundskeeper who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Monsanto’s weed-killers for years is entitled to $ 39 million in compensation and $ 250 million in punitive damages, a California jury has decided. The jury at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco deliberated for three days before agreeing that Monsanto had failed to warn DeWayne Johnson, 46, and other ...

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Holy smoke! Dramatic footage captures moment aircraft douses California wildfire (VIDEO)

Spectacular footage captured at the scene of a California wildfire has laid bare the scale of the Holy fire disaster as well as the size of the operation being mounted to combat it. READ MORE: ‘Firenado’ flames lick roadside as emergency services battle California blaze (VIDEO) Video filmed from a housing complex by Cary Bilstein, a recruitment industry specialist in ...

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