Former CA lawmaker, US Rep. Mervyn Dymally dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Mervyn Dymally, a one-time janitor who rose to become the first black to serve in the California Senate and as the state’s lieutenant governor, has died at the age of 86. […]


Work crews crush sea turtle eggs on Trinidad beach

(AP) – Thousands of leatherback turtle eggs and hatchlings have been crushed by heavy machinery along a Trinidad beach widely regarded as the world’s densest nesting area for the biggest of all living sea turtles. […]



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