California governor signs aggressive climate change bill bill lacked the punch Brown might have hoped to deliver when he attends the United Nations climate change conference in Paris in November.The Legislature approved the watered-down SB350 in the final hours of the legislative session on Sept. 11...
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Pretty Paris' dirty secret: Pollution

PARIS - Guidebooks rarely mention it, but Paris is one of the most polluted cities in the rich world. The Eiffel...their diesel engines were much cleaner than they really are.Paris' diesel-driven pollution problem is especially embarrassing...
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French Riviera hit by deadly flash floods

...Italian Foreign Ministry said it had mobilized its embassy in Paris and consulates in Nice and Marseille to get the Italians home...sinister skies the night before.___Charlton contributed from Paris. Nicole Winfield at the Vatican contributed to this report...
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Amid Europe's migrant tensions, kindness arises too

PARIS - A 24-year-old Danish woman sails refugees across windy straits to safety in Sweden. A Romanian whose ancestors were driven...
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Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

...French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told lawmakers in Paris: "Curiously, they didn't hit Islamic State. I will let...Deeb in Beirut, Albert Aji in Damascus, Angela Charlton in Paris, Vivian Salama in Baghdad and Zeina Karam at the United Nations...
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Obama makes forceful defense of UN goals

...speeches Sunday, Brazil's president announced her country's climate commitment ahead of a global summit in December in Paris aimed at a climate treaty. President Dilma Rousseff said Brazil will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent by 2025...
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Obama: Trio who thwarted train attack are 'best of America'

...suited up.The three young Americans who thwarted a gunman on a Paris-bound passenger train last month got their moment in the Oval...them as three friends who had been headed for a fun reunion in Paris when they "ended up engaging a potential catastrophic situation...
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Refugee surge raises concern about militants

PARIS - When Islamic State extremists lost control of a key crossroads town in northern Syria in June, some militants shed their jihadi...
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Five cities set to be in running for 2024 games

...former Olympic host cities - Los Angeles, Paris and Rome.Barring any late entry by the...hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, and Paris, which staged the games in 1900 and 1924...significantly missing from Boston's aborted bid.Paris is hoping to host the Olympics a century...
The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

...Hawkins9. "Circling the Sun," by Paula McLain10. "The Little Paris Bookshop," by Nina George HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. "The Life-Changing...Stark5. "A Walk in the Woods," by Bill Bryson6. "Secret Paris," by Zoe De Las Cases (Illus.)7. "Yes Please," by...


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