CALIFORNIA WILL EXTEND CAP-AND-TRADE
After weeks of back-and-forth between environmentalists and business interests, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have extended the state’s landmark law to combat climate change.
With Brown’s signature, California’s capand-trade program will survive through 2030. The program caps carbon emissions and requires polluters to obtain permits for each ton of carbon they release. On Monday, both chambers of the state Legislature approved the extension, which has potentially global implications. California is looking to serve as a model for reducing carbon emissions.
Airshow pilot, airport manager die in plane crash.
KAN.» Two people died when a World War II P51D Mustang crashed Sunday, one day after the Amelia Earhart Festival ended.
Longtime pilot Vlado Lenoch, 64, of Burr Ridge, Ill., and his passenger, Bethany Root, 34, manager of the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport in Atchison, died at the scene, officials said.
The crash happened about 2½ miles northeast of Cummings, Kan., less than nine miles from the airport in Atchison.
Ex-officer indicted on murder charge in teen’s death.
DALLAS» A white former police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of a black teenager who was a passenger in a car that was leaving a party, prosecutors said Monday.
The grand jury’s indictment of Roy Oliver also charges him with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public official related to the other four teens who were in the car with 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, said Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson.
Jordanian soldier gets life term for killing three American military trainers.
A Jordanian soldier was sentenced Monday to life in prison after being convicted of killing three U.S. military trainers last year, but some said questions lingered about his motive for the shooting at a Jordanian air base.
Jordan has ruled out terrorism in the November shooting in which the convoy of the Green Berets came under fire at the base entrance.
The defendant said he felt no animosity toward Americans and opened fire because he believed the base was under attack. But relatives of the slain trainers described security camera footage that they say shows him shooting for six minutes, reloading and aiming at the Americans, even as they identify themselves as friendly forces.
55 shot, 11 fatally, in weekend shootings.
Eleven people were killed and 44 were wounded in weekend shootings from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, including an attack that left a 10-yearold boy dead and a police-involved shooting after police said a passenger in a traffic stop had refused to put down a gun.
More than half of the victims were hurt or killed during an 18-hour period from Saturday night to Sunday morning, police said. In that period, three people were killed in the Lawndale, South Shore and Princeton Park neighborhoods. Among those killed was Willie Cooper, 58, who worked at the South Side anti-violence organization Lilydale Outreach.
U.S. says Iran complying with nuclear deal but defying its spirit.
The Trump administration told Congress for a second time Monday that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal and can keep enjoying sanctions relief, even as it insisted Tehran would face consequences for breaching “the spirit” of the deal.
President Donald Trump, who lambasted the 2015 pact as a candidate, gave himself more time to decide whether to scuttle it or let it stand. Instead, senior Trump administration officials sought to emphasize their deep concerns about Iran’s non-nuclear behavior and vowed that those transgressions won’t go unpunished.
In a shift from Trump’s previous threat to “rip up” the deal, officials said the administration was working with U.S. allies to try to fix the deal’s flaws, including the expiration of some nuclear restrictions after a decade or more. The officials said the U.S. would slap Tehran with new sanctions penalizing it for developing ballistic missiles and other activity.