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Deadline Soon for Comments on EPA Methane-Regulations Rollback

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By Public News Service Deadline Soon for Comments on EPA Methane-Regulations Rollback SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Texans have until midnight Wednesday to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to delay the start of new rules curbing toxic leaks of methane.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants a two-year stay in implementing the New Source Performance Standards for thousands of new and modified oil and gas operations.

Peter Bella, a retired natural-resources director for the Alamo Area Council of Governments, says it is critical for regulators to focus on the oil and gas industry to stem the flow of toxic emissions in Texas.
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Ex-Cavs GM: 'I think Kyrie's going to end up getting traded'

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By Kelly Terez

Jason Miller/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — Will the Cleveland Cavaliers trade Kyrie Irving? The team’s former general manager thinks so.

“I think Kyrie’s going to end up getting traded,” David Griffin said on ESPN’s “The Jump.”

The former GM praised Irving for asking for a trade this summer, and disagreed with former Cavaliers guard Ron Harper who said the reason for Irving’s trade request was “youth, ignorance.”

“The absolute worst thing this guy could have done was pretend to be all-in and sink the ship from within,” Griffin said to ESPN. “Most guys don’t have the courage to do what he did.”

Griffin, a member of the Cavs’ front office since 2010 who helped build the team that won the championship in 2016, stepped down from the general manager position in June when he could not agree on a new contract with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert. Koby Altman was named general manager last month.

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9/11 male victim at World Trade Center identified by DNA testing

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By Kelly Terez

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A victim of the September 11th attacks has been identified by forensic scientists at the New York City medical examiner’s office, the first to be matched in nearly two and half years.

Although the name was withheld at the request of the family, the victim identified through DNA was a man, the medical examiner’s office said.

It’s the first new identification made by the scientists since March 2015 when they identified Matthew David Yarnell, a 26-year-old employee of Fiduciary Trust Company International, who worked on the 97th floor of the south tower, according to the New York Times.

Scientists are still trying to identify tiny fragments of human remains from the World Trade Center and there are 1,112 victims (about 40 percent) that remain unidentified. As DNA technology develops, scientists are able to test smaller and smaller samples of the remains to try and find a positive DNA match.

The official count of World Trade Center victims is 2,753 out of the 2,977 people killed on September 11, 2001.

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Source:: National News

      

Disturbance resolved after Arkansas inmates take control of part of prison

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By Kelly Terez

Google(PINE BLUFF, Ark.) — A group of inmates at a maximum security prison in Arkansas took control of part of the prison after stealing keys from correctional officers during recreation call on Monday afternoon, the Arkansas Department of Corrections said in a statement.

The “disturbance” at Maximum Security Unit has since been resolved, according to the Department of Corrections, and the prison will “now begin the process of returning to normal operations.”

Three correctional officers were initially held in the area that the inmates controlled inside the prison, according to the Department of Corrections. Since then, however, all staff have been released with only minor injuries, the Department of Corrections said.

One inmate, who was not involved in the disturbance, sustained injuries and has been taken to the hospital, according to prison officials. The inmate is in stable condition.

Further details were not immediately available.

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Daniel Dae Kim says "self-worth" led to 'Hawaii Five-0' departure

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Art Streiber/CBS(NEW YORK) — Daniel Dae Kim, who, along with Grace Park, left CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 ahead of its upcoming eighth season over a lack of pay parity with fellow cast members Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, says his decision was a matter of maintaining his sense of “self-worth.”

At a Television Critics Association event last week, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl and CBS SEVP of Programming Tom Sherman fielded questions questions about Kim and Park’s departures, according to Deadline, explaining, “We never like to lose characters audiences love but that happens on long-running series…We made very lucrative offers to those actors.”

During a Q&A session at Sunday’s TCA promoting the upcoming ABC drama The Good Doctor — on which he serves as executive producer — Kim addressed the departure, saying, “I’ve known Kelly and Thom for a while…I know them, and like them, and am grateful to them for the words they said on their panel the other day.”

“That said, it’s possible to be grateful and respectful, and still maintain a steadfast sense of your self-worth,” he added.

The Good Doctor, starring Bates Motel‘s Freddie Highmore as a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome who joins a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit, premieres September 25 on ABC.

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