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If President Donald Trump withdraws support for the Paris climate change accord, will efforts in the U.S. to fight global warming dry up? Hardly. Dozens of states and many cities have policies intended to reduce emissions of greenhouses gases and deal with the effects of rising...
BOSTON (AP) — Police dogs simply follow their noses to sniff out narcotics. But inhaling powerful opioids can be deadly, so officers have a new tool to protect their four-legged partners: naloxone, a drug that has already been used for years to reverse overdoses in humans. Law...
In the United States and many other parts of the world, this is a worrisome time for LGBT activists, as the pace of civil rights victories has grown uneven and reports of anti-LGBT violence and persecution surface relentlessly. In the past two months, there have been large-scale...
On May 24, Taiwan's Constitutional Court issued a ruling that will make the nation the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Here are the 22 countries that already allow such marriages: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France,...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia city councilman has been wounded in a stabbing. Police say Councilman David Oh was getting out of his car late Wednesday night when he was stabbed during an attempted robbery. Oh was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically conducted through the court system without privacy from public view. The measure, which...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Looking for allies in the fight against climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown heads to China this week in a push to build foreign support for carbon-cutting efforts that have found resistance in Washington. California will work with governments...
DENVER (AP) — Doughnuts have been delivered by drone to Denver's mayor and the city's police and fire departments. The event provided a glimpse into what companies hope will be a quick, inexpensive way to get merchandise to customers. Denver's LaMar's Donuts hired Austin, Texas-...
Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four addictions were documented. Doctors had been wary of opioids, fearing...