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California Declares PG&E an Accredited Total Firebuster, Charges Utility with Manslaughter

A California utility was charged with manslaughter and other crimes Tuesday in connection with a fast-moving wildfire that killed four people, destroyed nearly 1,000 structures and fed the deadliest blaze in the state’s history....

Sharks in the sea? Why UK seaside homes are now riskier than they were a decade ago

England loves its coastlines. They are second only to Lake Como among the nation's foreign holiday destinations. And yet both are in a sea of risk these days, with deadly storm surges and treacherous...

The FDA, CMS and Pharma – part b

The CMS administrator has rejected a joint recommendation by independent panels that questioned whether certain Pfizer cancer drug workers should receive a double-digit pay raise. Last month, CMS proposed a raise of 4.5%, though...

Scientists find fossils from an ancient species living in Chile 700 years before South Americans did

Researchers have found 100-year-old footprints on a hillside in Chile — and they give a surprising date for when our species arrived in the Americas. The flat, rock-covered footprints, known as Jiménez footprints, were...

Obama unveils final US climate plan

The Department of Energy today announced the final release of the four years-long Climate Action Plan, outlining an ambitious strategy to combat climate change and drive the transition to a cleaner energy economy. The...

Google logs hotels as green-certified in the search results

In a climate filled with turbulence and environmental challenges, the travel industry has a reputation of being at least fairly environmentally friendly. But for the past few years, there’s been a growing body of...

America’s Longest Living Man: Data Is Vital in Building, Supporting and Celebrating Life

Today, America's oldest human, Josie Stites of Seamus (34), and even the world's youngest migrant child, Lianna Perez of New York, are toasting at the age of 36 and 34 respectively. America's leading longevity...

Transgender youth aren’t getting the care they need, and society has a lot to do with it

Society’s misguided attitude toward transgender people remains complicated and, as a result, can be very isolating for transgender youth, experts say. “Stigma is an important barrier to mental health care for transgender and gender...

Redskins coach Jay Gruden on this week’s game against the Rams: ‘It’s a big game for them’

The Rams continue to haunt the Redskins. Sunday’s game could go down as one of the most memorable in the 75-year history of the rivalry. The teams meet at 1 p.m. “We know that...

Afghan refugee family plans unexpected protest in Chicago

Image copyright ESET Image caption The group will camp out in Tinley Park, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois An Afghan refugee group hopes to make a statement and raise awareness for their cause with...

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