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PNS Daily Newscast - July 18, 2018 


Trump now says he misspoke as he stood side by side with Putin. Also on the Wednesday rundown: a Senate committee looks to weaken the Endangered Species Act; and public input is being sought on Great Lakes restoration.

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Advocates of restoring net neutrality warn that industry lobbyists have been asking lawmakers to gut key provisions of California's net-neutrality bills. (Camilo Sanches)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today is a crucial battle in the fight to restore net neutrality, as two bills are heard in key committees in the California State Assembly. Under President Donald Trump, the Federal Communications Commission reversed Obama-era net-neutrality rules, a repeal that took eff

Net neutrality supporters say they fear that industry lobbyists will try to water down the proposal under consideration in Sacramento.(Electronic Frontier Foundation).

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A showdown over net neutrality comes to California today - with a hearing in the State Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee. Senate Bill 822 would forbid internet service providers in the Golden State from prioritizing or slowing down any given website,

New America Media Executive Director Sandy Close addressed the World Affairs Council in San Francisco on November 3rd.(New America Media)

SAN FRANCISCO -- California is losing a venerable independent news agency that leaves as its legacy a stronger, more diverse news landscape. New America Media announced it will be closing its doors on November 30. The nonprofit started in 1970 in San Francisco as Pacific News Service. The name may

SAN FRANCISCO – One recent "explosion" on social media is about the potential for an actual explosion. At a meeting of nuclear scientists in San Francisco last week, Dr. Joseph Nuth, the Senior Scientist for Primitive Bodies at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said an "extinction-level eve

Observers say Facebook's plan to fact check news raises the possibility of human error and curbing free speech. (Master OSM 2011)

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Silicon Valley giant Facebook has outlined plans to use third-party fact checkers to vet some of its news content. Facebook has come under pressure from users on both the left and right, decrying its use of data collection and charging that it's attempting to control deb

The FCC will vote today on opening up more of the spectrum for new 5G wireless technology.  D3Damon/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today the Federal Communications Commission votes on a plan to open a new part of the wireless spectrum to encourage the development of the next generation of cell phones and wireless devices called 5G. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says this will allow U.S. companies to be t

A group of experts on cellphone radiation is speaking out in support of a new government study linking radiation to cancer in rats. (D3Damon/iStockphoto)

BERKELEY, Calif. - Experts on cellphone and brain tumor science say they're disappointed some media outlets downplayed last week's government study that found a small but significant percentage of rats exposed to lifelong cellphone radiation developed cancerous or precancerous cells. The $25 milli

Lawmakers in Sacramento are holding a hearing today on a bill to allow AT&T to phase out landline service in four years. (kconnors/morguefile)
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California lawmakers are considering a bill to cut the cord on landline telephone service at a hearing today before the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee. Assembly Bill 2395 would permit AT&T to stop maintaining the copper-wire landline service in California in 2020, except in areas that ha

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