Jacob W. Frank/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Reveal and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Federal officials mistakenly published confidential information on locations and descriptions of about 900 ancient cliff dwellings, spiritual structures, rock art panels and other Native American antiquities in Utah. The Bureau of Land Management posted a 77-page report online that included unique identifiers for priceless artifacts as it prepared to auction the most archaeologically rich lands ever offered for industrial use. The report exposed ruins spanning 13,000 years of Native American history to vandalism and looting, and experts say the BLM violated federal regulations that prohibit publicly sharing information about antiquities. The document appeared on a BLM web page before the March oil and gas lease of 51,482 acres in a remote … [Read more...] about Oops! Federal Officials Divulged Secret Info About Native American Artifacts
Richard Pohle/Getty Images WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 13: U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II inspect a Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards at Windsor Castle on July 13, 2018 in Windsor, England. Her Majesty welcomed the President and Mrs Trump at the dais in the Quadrangle of the Castle. A Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, gave a Royal Salute and the US National Anthem was played. The Queen and the President inspected the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past. The President and First Lady then joined Her Majesty for tea at the Castle. (Photo by Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images) WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Queen Elizabeth II, President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump walk from the Quadrangle after inspecting an honour guard at Windsor Castle on July 13, 2018 in Windsor, England. Her Majesty welcomed the President and Mrs Trump at the dais in the Quadrangle of the Castle. … [Read more...] about Did Queen Elizabeth wage brooch warfare against Donald Trump?
By Roxana Kopetman | PUBLISHED: July 18, 2018 at 5:25 am | UPDATED: July 18, 2018 at 5:29 am It was a horrific scene: a screaming woman running from her house — her upper torso sliced by a chainsaw. Her husband, the alleged assailant, came out “showered in blood,” a neighbor said. At least two of the couple’s three young boys, all witnesses to the attack, were also sprayed by their mother’s blood, another neighbor told a TV crew. A chainsaw attack may be the stuff of slasher films, but the scene in Whittier last week had one more element that has made it national news: the man accused of attacking his wife with a chainsaw has been previously deported to his home country, Mexico, not just once, but 11 times since 2005. That’s the kind of news that sparks illegal immigration foes to point to the U.S. immigration system as a failure in need of revamping. And a wall – “a big, beautiful wall” on the border with Mexico, as President … [Read more...] about Will California chainsaw horror add fuel to immigration fight?
By Aoife White | Bloomberg News PUBLISHED: July 18, 2018 at 5:28 am | UPDATED: July 18, 2018 at 5:50 am Google was fined 4.3 billion euros ($5 billion) by the European Union and ordered to change the way it puts search and web browser apps on Android mobile devices, setting a global record for antitrust penalties. The penalty — the same amount the Netherlands contributes to the EU budget every year — is far higher than any other dished out by the U.S., Chinese or other antitrust authorities. More significantly, Google was given 90 days to stop what the EU said were “illegal practices” on contracts with handset manufacturers that push Google services in front of users. “Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine,” EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in an emailed statement. “These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits.” Google has built a … [Read more...] about Google hit with record $5 billion fine over Android, ordered to stop ‘illegal practices’
By Jordan Graham | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: July 18, 2018 at 5:37 am | UPDATED: July 18, 2018 at 5:53 am Orange County GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met in Russia in 2015 with a woman later charged by federal officials for allegedly acting as an unregistered agent of the Kremlin in a covert endeavor to shape American politics. News of the 2015 meeting — confirmed Tuesday by Rohrabacher’s office — came the same day he told Politico that Monday’s indictment of 29-year-old Maria Butina was “bogus” and “stupid,” saying he believes the allegations are part of a larger plot to undermine President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia. The Justice Dept. accused Butina of establishing back-channel lines of communications to American politicians in recent years “to penetrate the U.S. national decision-making apparatus to advance the agenda of the Russian Federation.” The indictment states that as part of … [Read more...] about California GOP Congressman Rohrabacher met with accused Russian agent in St. Petersburg
By Deepa Bharath | PUBLISHED: July 18, 2018 at 5:31 am | UPDATED: July 18, 2018 at 5:35 am A San Bernardino County infant has died from whooping cough, the first infant the disease has claimed since 2016 statewide, county health officials said Tuesday July 17. Whooping cough outbreaks are not uncommon in California and tend to occur once every three to five years, according to a statement released by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. California experienced a whooping cough epidemic in 2014 when 11,000 cases were reported statewide. The California Department of Public Health reported 1,943 cases statewide in 2016. In 2017, 3,156 cases were reported. Noting a steady increase, health officials said they expect the next outbreak in 2019. Young infants are typically the most at risk of dying or being hospitalized from whooping cough. Vaccinating pregnant mothers between 27 and 36 weeks, and children, is considered to be the best way to prevent this disease. Health … [Read more...] about Southern California child is first to die from whooping cough in state since 2016
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By Gary Richards | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 18, 2018 at 4:00 am | UPDATED: July 18, 2018 at 4:38 am Q: Please, pretty please (okay fine — with sugar on top), tell me the heavy machinery I recently spotted on the shoulder of eastbound Highway 4 near the Solano Avenue exit pertains to preliminary highway widening activities. Please. Andrew PiercePleasant Hill A: I love it when folks beg. There are utilities that need to be relocated for the upcoming widening of Highway 4 through the Interstate 680 interchange. That will have a green light if the higher gas tax is not repealed. There will be more heavy machinery in the near future to widen the overcrossings and replacing the bridge at Grayson Creek. The project will build a three-level interchange with two-lane ramps for the northbound to westbound and eastbound to southbound movements. It will also widen Highway 4 from four to six lanes, eliminate the current eastbound lane drop on … [Read more...] about Highway 4 widening moving ahead: Roadshow
California walnut farmer Don Norene developed and refined a management program in his Sacramento Valley orchards that has resulted in improved nut quality and higher grower returns. His systems approach, using various practices including soil moisture monitoring, fertilizers, and separate applications of ethephon, a foliar growth regulator, and Surround, a crop protectant, combine to aid crop yields and plant health. One of the tools Norene says his processor agrees is effective in producing lighter-colored meats is Surround, a kaolin-based crop protectant by NovaSource. When applied by air, it can protect trees and nuts from sunburn. He says the product generally reduces tree stress from the summer sun, and has shown to be helpful in protecting young trees from intense summer heat. Norene has seen Howard variety walnuts boil and fry in their green hulls during the summer. “I can go out a couple days later, and what were once good walnuts are a mass of black that will fall to the … [Read more...] about Managing sunburn, heat stress critical for good walnut development
A native bee could someday play a pivotal role in helping honey bees with the increasingly daunting task of pollinating almonds, say industry and University of California researchers. Early research suggests that integrating blue orchard bees, or BOBS, into orchards may improve pollination efficiency, reduce costs for farmers, and increase the reliability of production, the Almond Board of California reports on its website. The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service describes the bees — Osmia lignaria — as efficient pollinators of fruit trees that are easy to manage and rarely sting. As almond acreage in California has expanded, in recent years scientists have grown more interested in using the bees to supplement honey bees because colony collapse disorder has decimated hives. As the Almond Board explains, BOBs will venture out to collect pollen on days that barely reach the 50-degree mark, while honey bees are more likely to avoid such temperatures. Also, honey bees … [Read more...] about Meet BOB, the almond orchard’s honey bee helper