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Hawaii could become the first state to ban most plastics at restaurants

Hawaii could become the first state to ban most plastics at restaurants

While the Trump administration rolled back environmental protections, Hawaii has doubled down on them. The Aloha State has passed ambitious laws to curb environmental damage, including banning certain sunscreens that can harm coral reefs and committing to the Paris climate accord’s goals. Now Hawaiian lawmakers are trying to get rid of single-use plastics in eateries…MORE

West Virginia attorney general sues Catholic bishop, saying he ‘knowingly employed pedophiles’

West Virginia attorney general sues Catholic bishop, saying he ‘knowingly employed pedophiles’

West Virginia’s attorney general has sued the state’s diocese and former bishop, saying they “knowingly employed pedophiles” while failing to alert parents about potential risks at Catholic schools and other activities. “Parents who pay and entrust the Wheeling-Charleston diocese and its schools to educate and care for their children deserve full transparency,” Attorney General Patrick…MORE

Here’s how you can help Cyclone Idai victims

Here’s how you can help Cyclone Idai victims

Hundreds of people are missing after a powerful cyclone hit Mozambique late last week. Government officials fear more than 1,000 people may have been killed. The wind, rain and swollen rivers have destroyed homes, schools and hospitals in Mozambique, neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi. In some places, entire villages have been wiped out — with up…MORE

USC suspends class registration for students who might be linked to admissions scam

USC suspends class registration for students who might be linked to admissions scam

University of Southern California students who might be linked to the college admissions cheating scandal won’t be able to register for classes as the school investigates. USC’s hold “prevents the students from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review,” the university said Monday. It did not say how many students…MORE

Jerry Lee Lewis transferred to a rehab center after suffering a stroke

Jerry Lee Lewis transferred to a rehab center after suffering a stroke

Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred to a rehabilitation center after spending two weeks in the hospital following a stroke, his publicist, Zach Farnum said. “Jerry Lee Lewis is expected to fully recover with aggressive and intensive rehab,” Dr. Rohini Bhole, Lewis’ neurologist, said. “From what I have seen thus far, he is heading in…MORE

Specialty team brought in to fight fire at Texas petrochemical facility

Specialty team brought in to fight fire at Texas petrochemical facility

A specialty firefighting team from Louisiana has been brought in to battle a fire that has consumed additional tanks at a petrochemical facility in suburban Houston and sent towering black clouds into the air. The blaze began Sunday afternoon at the Intercontinental Terminals Company, a storage facility in Deer Park. Officials hoped it might be…MORE

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