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Microplastics in drinking water: UN’s World Health Organization study finds more microplastics in bottled water than tap water

Plastic in bottled water Just when you thought it was safe to drink bottled water, a new U.N. report raises concerns about what you may be consuming: tiny particles of microplastics. The just-published 124-page report from the World Health Organization (WHO) is the first major international study to examine the potential human health risks caused…

Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting program

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping into financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in the wake of its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in a dispute with the Trump administration over abortion.The…

Off the hook: California king salmon rebounds after drought

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon.Reeling in a fish “feels good every time,” but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, a commercial troller based in…

China ‘will not sit idly by’ over US arms sale to Taiwan

A senior Chinese officer says the country “will not sit idly by” if the U.S. proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, and warned of other potential countermeasures in addition to punishing foreign firms involved in the deal. Interested in China? Add China as an interest to stay up to date…

North Carolina’s Dem governor vetoes bill requiring police cooperation with ICE on illegal immigrants

In vetoing a bill calling  for better state and local cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is favoring the interests of illegal immigrants over basic public safety, the state’s Republicans argued Wednesday.Earlier in the day, Cooper, a Democrat, nixed a proposal that would have made it mandatory for state and local law enforcement to comply with…

Greece vows to refuse aid to Iranian oil tanker eye’d by US

Greece vowed Wednesday to refuse help to an Iranian ship that was recently detained in Gibraltar on suspicion of carrying oil bound for Syria days after the U.S. threatened sanctions on any country that offered aid to the tanker believed to be linked to an Iranian terrorist organization as it passed through Mediterranean waters, a report said. Deputy…