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New report measures air quality in USA and in the Stateline

New report measures air quality in USA and in the Stateline

With the haze of coal smoke long gone, ozone smog is at its best-ever levels in Luzerne County, according to the American Lung Association's annual State of the Air report . The Bay Area ranked 13th nationally for ozone pollution. Cleaning-burning vehicles and restrictions on wood burning have improved Bay Area air, but high temperatures in 2016 - the second warmest year on record in the USA - boosted smog levels, according to the report.


May pays tribute to Queen's dedication to Commonwealth

May pays tribute to Queen's dedication to Commonwealth

The ceremony is being attended by 46 Commonwealth heads of government, out of the 53 member states, with the remaining attendees being foreign ministers. "You have been true to the deepest values of the Commonwealth - that the voice of the smallest member country is worth precisely as much as that of the largest; that the wealthiest and the most vulnerable stand shoulder to shoulder", May said in a speech.


Plans to assassinate Julius Malema exposed

Plans to assassinate Julius Malema exposed

Nel announced that he plans to privately prosecute Malema for fraud and corruption charges related to On Point Engineering, a company that had links to Malema. "So why they would now need to decide if there's a prosecution is a bit troubling and peculiar". Kriel asked: "If any normal citizen was guilty of corruption such as this, would it take more than two years and eight months for such a prosecution to proceed?" Even if Mr Malema thinks he is above the law‚ he is not.


Decision on charges in Prince's death coming Thursday

Decision on charges in Prince's death coming Thursday

One of the groups that will be performing at Paisley Park is fdeluxe, formerly known as The Family. Officials with the Carver County Attorney's Office released a statement Wednesday saying a press conference will be held at 11:30 a.m. Johnson has remained involved with Paisley Park, and is listed as a speaker at events marking the two-year anniversary of Prince's death this week.


Syracuse suspends engineering fraternity for 'racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic' video

Syracuse suspends engineering fraternity for 'racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic' video

One member also said to tell the "f***ing k***s to get in the f***ing showers" - a reference to the extermination of the Jewish people in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. Student Association President James Franco said, "I think we also, too, should have an audit of Greek life on campus to re-evaluate its impact on the campus community and its value".


Knoxville runner finishes soggy Boston Marathon

Knoxville runner finishes soggy Boston Marathon

The prize money should allow him to focus on training for three to four years, said Kawauchi, whose brother is already a professional long-distance runner. Later, she helped Molly Huddle reconnect with the group. But the spectators, he said, "were absolutely incredible, all ages from babies to elderly, and they were there from Hopkinton all the way to the finish line".