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NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.
Wildfires burned out of control across swathes of parched California, forcing residents to hastily evacuate and shutting miles of highway after claiming the life of a firefighter. There had been "thousands" of lightning strikes since Thursday night, California fire chiefs said, sparking several hundred small wildfires. At least 23 large fires were burning menacingly across California but many were clustered in the north of the bone-dry US state, which is in the crippling throes of a historic drought.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.