Prosecutors push back on enforcing new state abortion laws

World / Crime & Legal May 31, 2019

Prosecutors push back on enforcing new state abortion laws

New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle: prosecutors who refuse to enforce them. The Associated Press reached out to nearly two dozen district attorneys across seven states, and several said they would not file criminal charges ...

Drought creates perfect storm for wildfires across western U.S.

World Jul 19, 2018

Drought creates perfect storm for wildfires across western U.S.

Bigger and more "explosive" wildfires are raging across the U.S. West, with the area burned in Colorado already four times the size of last year's total, as rising temperatures, drought and a buildup of forest fuels supercharge blazes. So far this year 3.3 million acres ...