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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.

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