Water company withdraws desalination project as battle over environmental justice heats up

An application for a Monterey Bay desalination project set for a vote by the California Coastal Commission has been withdrawn amid growing controversy over its impact on underrepresented communities.

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Suspect in custody after LAPD officer is attacked inside police station
A man was in custody Sunday after he allegedly took an officer's weapon and fired shots in an LAPD station in San Pedro, police said.
Taco Bell customer suffers heart attack in drive-thru, saved by firefighters, restaurant staff
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Democrats likely can't block Trump's Supreme Court pick but seek political payback
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Transcript: Doug Parker on "Face the Nation"
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Majorities of voters in Michigan and Wisconsin believe the results of the presidential election should decide who fills the current Supreme Court vacancy.
How LeBron James and Anthony Davis connect to reach NBA Finals
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Judge will rule on TikTok ban tonight
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Sen. John Kennedy to Dem colleague on Barrett criticism: 'Sell crazy somewhere else'
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., bluntly criticized Democrats who are claiming that Judge Amy Coney Barrett will certainly vote to knock down ObamaCare if given the opportunity to do so as a Supreme Court justice.
25 more people arrested Saturday in Louisville as Breonna Taylor protests continue
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Poll: Half of Americans who lost their job during the pandemic still don’t have one
A New York City store prepares to shut its doors permanently in September 2020. | Noam Galai/Getty Images The finding comes in a new Pew study that also found many Americans struggling to pay bills. Roughly six months after the coronavirus outbreak began to wreak havoc on the US economy, about half of those who lost their job say they are still without one. That’s one of the most notable findings of a new Pew Research Center survey, which paints a picture of a nation still reeling economically even as it recovers from the labor market free-fall earlier this year that intensified as Covid-19 cases increased, and state lockdowns froze businesses across the country. The study, which surveyed 13,200 US adults in the first two weeks of August, found some limited recovery with respect to employment: Of all those who said they had lost a job, a third have returned to their old job, and 15 percent say they have a new job. But that limited recovery has not been one shared equally by workers at different income levels: According to Pew, while 58 percent of upper- and middle-income adults who lost a job due to to coronavirus have returned to their old job or gotten a new one, only 43 percent of lower-income adults have been able to the same. The study’s findings also include a number of other indicators of ongoing economic hardship. “One-in-four adults have had trouble paying their bills since the coronavirus outbreak started, a third have dipped into savings or retirement accounts to make ends meet, and about one-in-six have borrowed money from friends or family or gotten food from a food bank,” the report reads. Pew’s findings track roughly with government data and other economic analyses of the labor market. Less than half of the 22 million jobs lost during the early stages of the pandemic have been recovered, according to the New York Times. The Labor Department said earlier in September that in August that the economy added 1.4 million jobs in August, bringing the overall unemployment rate down to 8.4 percent. As Vox’s Aaron Ross Coleman has noted, that unemployment rate doesn’t reflect the exceptionally high rates faced by workers of color — for example, while the August unemployment rate for white Americans was 7.3 percent, the rate for Black Americans was 13 percent; Asian and Latinx Americans also saw unemployment rates higher than 10 percent. As with Pew’s results on regained jobs, the findings were a reminder the economy is not improving at the same rate for everyone. And overall, the department’s findings suggested reason for concern. The jobs report signaled a slowdown from earlier in the summer: the economy added 4.8 million jobs in June, and 1.7 million in July. With job growth slowing down and economic assistance from Congress stalled, economists and forecasters have cast doubt on the prospects of a rapid, or V-shaped, economic recovery. “I continue to view the glass as half-empty. We’re still a long ways from where we were pre-Covid,” Gregory Daco, chief US economist at Oxford Economics, told MarketWatch recently. It’s unclear when a coronavirus relief bill will have any chance of passing Pew’s findings — as well as the Labor Department’s report — show Americans are in great need of aid. However, attempts to unveil a new federal economic stimulus package have repeatedly failed, even as programs created earlier in the year — like an extra $600 per week in federal funds for the unemployed — have ended. On Thursday, however, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have agreed to restart negotiations over another coronavirus relief bill after talks collapsed in August. The two parties have struggled to find a compromise on the size and scope of relief legislation, with Republicans preferring to offer a far smaller amount of aid than Democrats. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion HEROES Act in May, but Republicans struggled for months to answer it with legislation of their own. In September, Senate Republicans announced their plan, a much narrower relief package that would provide $650 billion in new funding. Democrats argued the bill did not provide enough aid, and the legislation failed to pass the Senate. How much aid is necessary has been a sticking point for negotiations between the parties, with Democrats standing firm on the need for trillions of dollars in stimulus. However, Pelosi has now reportedly directed Democratic committee chairs in the House to design a more modest coronavirus relief package to bring to the next set of negotiations with the White House. Moderate Democrats whose face tough reelections odds have reportedly been applying pressure to Pelosi to put out a new bill that they can vote on before the House’s next recess, which is currently set to begin on October 5. Outside of Congress, the time line is even more urgent. With September ending, rent and other bills are coming due. But millions of Americans who could benefit from more robust unemployment aid, stimulus checks, more state-run services, and aid for their businesses, continue to wait for help.
Titanic disaster may have been influenced by space weather, researcher says
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Northern California faces more fires amid record-breaking heat, poor air
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Ant Anstead breaks silence on split from Christina Anstead: 'I pray Christina’s decision brings her happiness'
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Trump says elimination of Obamacare would be a ‘win for the USA’
President Trump said it would be a “win for the USA” if the Supreme Court eliminates the Affordable Care Act. “Obamacare will be replaced with a MUCH better, and FAR cheaper, alternative if it is terminated in the Supreme Court. Would be a big WIN for the USA!” the president said Sunday in a tweet....
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'We Can't Stop The Outcome,' No. 2 Senate Democrat Says Of Barrett Confirmation
President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court dominated the Sunday political shows, with Democrats accusing Republican senators of hypocrisy.
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French President Macron Says Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko ‘Must Go’
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National Coronavirus Antibody Study Suggests Herd Immunity 'Remains Out of Reach' in the U.S.
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In postponing Guston exhibition, the National Gallery and three other museums have made a terrible mistake
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Trump calls for Biden take a drug test before upcoming presidential debate
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Sen. Blackburn: Dems' 'petty' attempts to 'demonize' Amy Coney Barrett show what they think about conservative women
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Coons says he'll press Barrett on Obamacare at confirmation hearing
Democratic Senator Chris Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he'll question Amy Coney Barrett about previous comments questioning rulings upholding the Affordable Care Act.
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Meadows expects "pretty aggressive" timeline for Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation
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Maryland man sentenced to year in jail after hosting multiple parties in defiance of coronavirus rules
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