New Infrastructure Deal Must Focus on Climate, Activists Say | Political News | US News

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate activists and their Democratic allies in Congress are pressing with renewed urgency for huge investments to slow global warming, after a bipartisan infrastructure plan cut out some of President Joe Biden’s key climate initiatives. Supporters say a larger, Democratic-only package now being developed in Congress must meet Biden’s promise to move the country toward carbon-free electricity, make America a global leader in electric vehicles and create millions of jobs in solar, wind and other clean- energy industries. But passage of a larger, multitrillion-dollar bill faces significant hurdles, even if Democrats use

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3 additional bodies found after remaining building demolished in Surfside, Florida

First responders were able to search in previously inaccessible areas. July 5, 2021, 4:23 PM • 7 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Search and rescue teams have recovered three additional bodies in the pile of rubble from a collapsed building in Surfside, Florida, following the demolition of the remaining building, according to officials. First responders were able to search in areas previously inaccessible due to the instability of the portion of Champlain Towers South that still stood following the partial collapse on June 24, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told reporters at a press conference

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Cruz excoriates Cori Bush’s ‘stolen land’ tweet as ‘divisive lies’

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, excoriated “Squad” member Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., on Monday for her “divisive lies”  in response to her controversial tweet over the weekend, which claimed that the United States is “stolen land” and that Black Americans are not “free.”  The Texas Republican tore into the progressive Democrat’s widely-panned tweet, torching it as being full of hate and telling Americans to start believing people on the left when they say they hate the country. “Hateful, divisive lies,” Cruz wrote on Monday. “The Left hates America. Believe them when they tell you this.” DEMOCRAT CORI BUSH SLAMS THE FOURTH

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Hackers behind holiday crime spree demand $70 million, say they locked 1 million devices

The hacker gang behind an international crime spree that played out over the Fourth of July weekend say they’ve locked more than a million individual devices and are demanding $70 million in bitcoin to set them all free in one swoop. The gang, the Russia-connected REvil, is best known for previously hacking JBS, one of the world’s largest meat suppliers, and briefly halting its operations across much of North America. But this attack’s potential scope is unprecedented, according to some cybersecurity experts. REvil began its spree Friday by compromising Kaseya, a software company that helps companies manage basic software updates.

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Tribe Becomes Key Water Player With Drought Aid to Arizona | Arizona News | US News

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — For thousands of years, an Arizona tribe relied on the Colorado River’s natural flooding patterns to farm. Later, it hand-dug ditches and canals to route water to fields. Now, gravity sends the river water from the north end of the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation through 19th century canals to sustain alfalfa, cotton, wheat, onions and potatoes, mainly by flooding the fields. Some of those fields haven’t been producing lately as the tribe contributes water to prop up Lake Mead to help weather a historic drought in the American West. The

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Boris Johnson says COVID-19 restrictions to ease, UK must live with virus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday that his government plans to scrap laws requiring face masks and social distancing later this month, though he acknowledged that lifting the restrictions will drive surging coronavirus cases even higher. Johnson said legal controls will be replaced by “personal responsibility” when the country moves to the final stage of its lockdown-lifting roadmap. That is scheduled to happen on July 19, though Johnson said a final decision would come on July 12. The change will mean people can throw away masks after months of enforced face-covering, though businesses and transit operators may still require

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Man dies in fireworks accident after mortar shell explodes next to him

The explosion sent shrapnel directly into the man’s abdomen. July 5, 2021, 11:53 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article A man has died in a tragic firework accident after a mortar shell exploded inside of a firework tube, sending shrapnel into the man’s body and killing him on-site. The incident occurred at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, July 4, in Salamonie Township — about 95 miles northeast of Indianapolis — in Huntington County, Indiana. First responders were called to the scene where a man was injured while setting off fireworks, according to a statement

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Spain, Italy take unbeaten runs into Euro 2020 semifinals

Luis Enrique thought for a couple of seconds, looked straight back at the questioner, and gave the curtest of replies. “No,” said the Spain coach, with the blankest of looks on his face, after being asked if he had seen a better team than his at the European Championship. An answer out of blind loyalty? Perhaps. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Or was it the fact that Spain was the leading scorer at Euro 2020? Maybe. Or the fact that La Roja is on an unbeaten streak stretching back to October, a run of 13 games? Quite

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Duchess of Cambridge isolating after possible Covid-19 exposure

LONDON — The Duchess of Cambridge is isolating at home after coming into contact with a person who later tested positive for Covid-19, Kensington Palace said on Monday. Catherine, the wife of Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson Prince William, was alerted on Friday that she would need to isolate. “Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home,” the palace said in a statement. Kate, as she is less formally known, attended both Wimbledon and the Euros soccer tournament in London last week. She tested herself with the lateral flow

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Study Says Hunting, Poaching Reduce Wisconsin Wolf Numbers | Michigan News | US News

By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — As many as one-third of Wisconsin‘s gray wolves likely died at the hands of humans in the months after the federal government announced it was ending legal protections, according to a study released Monday. Poaching and a February hunt that far exceeded kill quotas were largely responsible for the drop-off, University of Wisconsin scientists said, though some other scientists say more direct evidence is needed for some of the calculations. Adrian Treves, an environmental studies professor, said his team’s findings should raise doubts about having another hunting season this

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