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Two NASA probes go into lunar orbit

WASHINGTON — The second of two NASA lunar probes on a mission to study the Moon’s inner core went into orbit as planned, the US space agency said. The second Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL-B) will join GRAIL-A which reached lunar orbit on Saturday, according to officials at NASA’s…

California law turns up heat on labor conditions

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A new California law will force retailers and manufacturers to disclose from 2012 how they guard against slavery and human trafficking throughout their supply chains, ratcheting up scrutiny over some of the largest U.S. corporations. From January 1, about 3,200 major companies doing business or based…

Judge blocks California attempt to lower greenhouse gas emissions

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge blocked California’s signature attempt to lower greenhouse gas emissions, a victory for out-of-state ethanol producers and refiners that has California’s air quality board vowing to appeal. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill in Fresno on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction against a regulation adopted…

Naked man dies fleeing from ambulance on CA highway

A naked man began was struck and killed on a California highway Friday as he fled from the back of an ambulance, according to the Assoicated Press. The California Highway patrol says the man became agitated and began acting erratically in the ambulance, which was traveling north on Interstate 5…

California ERs serving African-Americans likelier to close: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hospitals in California that served a greater proportion of black patients were more likely to shutter their emergency departments in the past decade than hospitals with fewer black patients, according to a new study. Also at a higher risk of closure were EDs serving a…

Blues singer Etta James terminally ill

Grammy-winning blues and soul singer Etta James, most famous for her signature song “At Last,” is terminally ill, her doctor and manager said in comments published Friday. Experts declared two weeks ago that the leukemia from which the 73-year-old was suffering was inoperable, Dr Elaine James told The Press-Enterprise newspaper,…

California unveils cyber crime unit

SAN FRANCISCO — California has a new eCrime Unit devoted to catching and prosecuting Internet Age crooks. State attorney general Kamala Harris created the team, which is comprised of 20 attorneys and investigators specializing in identity theft and cyber crime. “Today’s criminals increasingly use the Internet, smartphones, and other digital…

California’s largest doctor group calls for marijuana legalization

The California Medical Association, the state’s largest doctor group, on Friday adopted a resolution to support the legalization of marijuana for medical uses, according to the Los Angeles Times. The group’s support of medical marijuana comes after U.S. prosecutors in California threatened to seize the properties of licensed California marijuana…

Taser safety studies significantly biased from ties to manufacturer

Taser safety studies may be biased due to researchers’ ties to the electrical stun guns’ manufacturer, Taser International Inc., according to cardiologists at the University of California, San Francisco. The cardiologists examined the the accuracy of 50 published studies on the potential dangers of using Taser stun guns and found…

Q of the day: be the marriage planner — and share your traditions

Kate and I will mark six years of marriage on July 1 — though both of us have to hold off on the real celebration until late July when we both take off for a long-deserved getaway to a place…heh…will share that some time later. We married in Vancouver, BC…

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