SACRAMENTO (AP) – The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world’s largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will no longer approve labels warning glyphosate is known to cause cancer. The chemical is marketed as a weed killer by Monsanto under the brand Roundup. California requires warning labels on glyphosate products because the International Agency for Research on Cancer has said it is “probably carcinogenic.” The EPA disagrees, saying its research shows the chemical poses no risks to public health. “It is irresponsible to require labels on products that are inaccurate when EPA knows the product does not pose a cancer risk,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement. “We will not allow California’s flawed program to dictate federal policy.” California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, approved by voters in 1986, requires the government to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, as determined by a variety of outside groups that include the…
STOCKTON (CBS13) — A Stockton man was arrested Thursday for terrorist threats after allegedly threatening to shoot coworkers, police say. According to the Stockton Police Department, Marvin Lucas, 54, is an employee at a business on the 4600 block of Newcastle Road. Lucas reportedly sent a text message to a coworker stating that he was going to bring a firearm into work a shoot other employees. Officers were able to locate Lucas at his home and took him into custody without incident. Lucas is now facing a charge of making terrorist threats. He has been booked into San Joaquin County Jail.
(CNN) — Eating more plants and less meat has been tied to a longer life and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in a new study. Sticking to an overall plant-based diet or a diet that includes more plant foods than animal foods could be associated with a 16% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and up to 25% lower risk of early death, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association this week. The new study adds to “the substantial body of literature” suggesting that consuming a plant-based diet is associated with better heart health and lower risk of death, said Casey Rebholz, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and senior author of the study. “Plant-based diets emphasize higher intakes of plant foods and lower intakes of animal foods. Foods derived from plants include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and legumes,” Rebholz said. “Animal foods include meat, eggs, dairy, and fish or seafood,” she said. “In this study, we did not define plant-based diets on the basis of complete exclusion of animal foods from the diet…
A woman in Florida was horrified to see her dog attacked and devoured by an alligator, especially considering her pet weighed 100 pounds.
The quick action of a Sacramento teenager prevented a K-9 officer from being harmed during a routine stop on a ride-along, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
Three siblings died and one survived after the four were overcome by waves while swimming in Texas, authorities say.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a missing 17-year-old.
Authorities say the man accused of carrying out the deadly mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart confessed after surrendering and said he had been targeting Mexicans.
Police in Mexico found 19 bodies in the western state of Michoacan, with some found hanging from an overpass alongside a drug cartel banner threatening rivals.
Kermit likes to say ‘it’s not easy being Green,’ but on Tuesday, it could get you a free flight.
Walmart has ordered workers to remove violent marketing material, unplug Xbox and PlayStation consoles that show violent video games and turn off any violence depicted on screens in its electronics departments.
Fifty years ago this week, Charles Manson orchestrated the slaughter of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people over two nights in Los Angeles.
Authorities say the 21-year-old man accused of carrying out the deadly mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart confessed after surrendering and said he had been targeting Mexicans.
School is starting for kids across the nation but in Mississippi where a record number of undocumented workers were arrested, at least 200 students didn’t show up for class.
Catching one is super rare, and the market is planning to put the lobster on display!