Wildfires Ravage California
Driven by strong winds and dry conditions, fast moving wildfires engulfed Northern California’s famed wine country over the weekend, killing at least 11 people, destroying more than 1,500 homes and businesses, and forcing thousands to evacuate. Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in at least eight counties, including Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino. Read the story from NPR.
EPA Reverses Curbs on Coal Plants
Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Read the story from NPR.
ESPN Suspends Anchor Jemele Hill
The “SportsCenter” host was suspended for two weeks for violating the company’s social media policy after she criticized Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Twitter and encouraged NFL fans to boycott advertisers who support the Cowboys. Read the story from The AP.
Dove Drops Racially Insensitive Ad
After consumer backlash, Dove has apologized and pulled an ad for body wash that showed a black woman removing her shirt to reveal a white woman. Read the story from NPR.