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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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Raging Mendocino Complex fire becomes largest in California history (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

The raging Mendocino Complex fire has officially become the largest wildfire in California’s history, authorities have confirmed. Firefighters continue to battle the blaze, which is currently only 30 percent contained. “We broke the record,” state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Scott McLean said. “That’s one of those records you don’t want to see.” The Ranch and River fires ...

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Cessna plane crashes in California parking lot, killing all 5 on board (PHOTOS)

Five people were killed after a Cessna 414 plane fell from the skies onto a car parked in front of an office supplies store in Santa Ana on Sunday afternoon. In what local authorities call a miracle, no one was hurt on the ground. The twin-engine 1973 Cessna light plane, bound for John Wayne Airport in Orange County, had roughly ...

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‘Buffer zone’ for independent California: New Calexit plan would give Native Americans half of state

Supporters of a long-running effort to see California secede from the United States have revamped their plans to include the creation of an “autonomous Native American nation,” which would encompass almost half of the new state. ‘Calexit’ supporters were given the go-ahead in April this year to begin collecting signatures to get the question of Californian independence on a special ...

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‘Firenado’ flames lick roadside as emergency services battle California blaze (VIDEO)

California’s raging Carr Fire has now scorched more than 48,000 acres of land, with firefighters filming how strong winds whipped flames into a deadly tornado as they battled to put out the persistent blaze. California is facing a fire crisis at the moment with extremely dry weather making grassland ripe for the spread of wildfires. In Shasta County, where the ...

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‘Come and take it’ – Meme warriors fight California plastic straws ban

With plastic straws banned throughout California and offenders in one city facing possible jail time for using them, dissidents have assembled to resist the only way they know how: By sharing memes on the internet. The Californian city of Santa Barbara banned single-use plastic straws earlier this month, in a bid to reduce marine pollution. The city ordinance states that ...

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Notes of nuclear? Fukushima radioactivity found in California wine

Radioactive levels are increasing in wine from California’s Napa Valley, thanks to the radioactive cloud that drifted from the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Researchers from the University of Bordeaux Centre d’Études Nucléaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan (CNRS) in France tested California wine from before and after the Fukushima disaster and found there was double the amount of cesium-137 in its Cabernet Sauvignon ...

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22 injured as helicopter blows tent over at California military base

Published time: 19 Jul, 2018 06:57 FILE PHOTO: A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter © Carolyn Kaster / Reuters Strong wind from a landing helicopter has caused a tent structure to collapse at Fort Hunter Liggett in California, injuring at least 22 people. No fatalities have been reported. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT US News

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Woman found alive 1 week after driving off a California cliff

In a survival story fit for Hollywood, a woman has been found alive a week after she plunged off a California cliff in her jeep. The woman survived by drinking her wrecked car’s radiator water until she was discovered by hikers. Angela Hernandez, 23, was found on Friday after hikers noticed her Jeep Patriot SUV partially submerged at the bottom ...

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