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One Faulty Hook Blamed for California’s Massive Fire

December 7, 2018 |

The cause of California’s deadly Camp Fire still has not been officially released, but sources say a single hook may be the culprit. Specifically, a steel hook that held up a high voltage line on a Pacific Gas & Electric transmission tower, sources tell NBC Bay Area . There had already…
Newser

California recommends new restrictions on popular pesticide blamed for harming babies

November 19, 2018 |

California regulators recommended new restrictions Thursday on chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies.

The Department of Pesticide Regulation issued temporary guidelines for chlorpyrifos that include banning it from crop dusting, discontinuing its use on most…


L.A. Times – Business

Lime blamed its fire-prone batteries on Segway’s manufacturing. Segway is pushing back

November 3, 2018 |

Lime, one of the nation’s largest electric-scooter companies, said this week that it pulled thousands of its scooters off the streets this summer, in Los Angeles and beyond, because a small number of defective batteries had the potential to burst into flames.

San Francisco-based Lime said the batteries…


L.A. Times – Business

Millennials Blamed for Travails of American Cheese

October 11, 2018 |

American cheese has been a staple in US kitchens for decades, but Bloomberg reports that its fortunes appear to be heading south. The story also sees one big reason why: Millennials aren’t interested in buying or eating the processed stuff, preferring instead natural cheeses that taste more distinctive even if…
Newser

France Freezes Iranian Assets Over Bomb Plot Blamed on Tehran

October 5, 2018 |

France retaliated for an alleged Iranian terror plot on French soil, seeking to punish Tehran for planning terror activities in Europe even as it tries to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Blamed for Rapper’s Death, Ariana Grande Takes Action

September 8, 2018 |

Ariana Grande has had enough. Blamed by some Instagram followers for ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s death on Friday, the 25-year-old disabled comments on her social media feed, reports People . Commenters hurled lowballs like “You lowkey evil,” “Damn u killed the homie,” and “I HOPE YOURE [sic] HAPPY WITH PETE [Davidson],” according…
Newser

No Cold Shoulder for Owners of Trailer Blamed for Deadly Fire

August 15, 2018 |

The rim of a flat trailer tire scraping against asphalt sparked California’s eighth largest wildfire near Redding three weeks ago, but the trailer’s owners shouldn’t blame themselves , many of their neighbors say. The couple, unidentified by authorities, have received at least 100 letters absolving them of blame for the deaths…
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Son of Greek Billionaire Dead in US. Fentanyl Is Blamed

July 17, 2018 |

The youngest son of a Greek billionaire has died in Ohio of a suspected overdose involving fentanyl. Socrates S. Kokkalis, 34, was found in Cleveland’s downtown Marriott Hotel around 2:45pm Saturday, about 12 hours after he’s believed to have died. Though an official cause of death is pending, police…
Newser

Tainted Water Blamed for Deadly E.Coli Outbreak

June 29, 2018 |

The worst E. coli outbreak in the US since 2006 is over, with five people dead and more than 200 sickened by tainted romaine lettuce, federal authorities say. The outbreak, which affected people in 36 states and caused at least 96 hospitalizations, was traced to the Yuma region in western…
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