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New Zealand law student launches climate change court case

New Zealand law student launches climate change court case

He told the Court that any process must be based on consensus and that climate change reduction needed to be a collective effort. "Entire communities are being left devastated, yet our Government is burying its head in the sand, business as usual", she says.



Wind fans the flames of Utah fire that has burned 13 homes

The Utah forestry agency on Tuesday said high temperatures, low humidity and winds are expected to continue through the week, which will produce "extreme fire behavior with crowning, long-range spotting and group torching". Winds gusted up to 30 miles per hour Monday and spread the fire on the northern end, dropping the containment of the fire to 9 percent. State fire officials say the blaze has grown to 125 acres and there's zero containment.


Jury acquits former U.S. cop in fatal shooting of black man

Jury acquits former U.S. cop in fatal shooting of black man

Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, was found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide in the killing of Sylville Smith , who was carrying a semi-automatic pistol during a brief foot chase that led to the shooting. The defense - which made its case in a single day and had one person testify - argued the prosecution wasn't able to paint an accurate picture of what happened, despite body camera footage.


Boston is the worst-driving major city in America, insurance company says

Boston is the worst-driving major city in America, insurance company says

The insurance company found the only city with worse drivers was Boston. The city's drivers were just second-worst in the nation that year, edged out just barely for the last spot by Worcester. The report also found that Philly drivers have almost 40 hard-braking events per every 1,000 miles, compared to the nation's average of 19. Drivers in cities with fewer hard-braking events per 1,000 miles also tend to have fewer auto property damage claims.


Spicer on Comey Tapes: Trump Announcement Due 'This Week'

Spicer on Comey Tapes: Trump Announcement Due 'This Week'

As The Telegraph reports , Sean Spicer has previously given his own justification on why he has been prohibiting the recordings and choosing to go off-camera instead. Daily Mail U.S. political editor David Martosko has been in talks to take over the role of communications director, according to Politico . "I don't know if he's seen the legislation or not", Spicer said.