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The cost of climate change...Warning to Iraq...No monkey see, monkey do in San Fran

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 23, 2014 at 11:40 p.m.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A new report says climate change will exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and higher health expenses. The report is designed to convince businesses to factor in the cost of climate change in their long-term decisions and to push for cutting emissions that are heating the planet. The report was commissioned by the non-partisan Risky Business Project, chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and former hedge fund manager Thomas F. Steyer.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the future of Iraq depends primarily on its leaders to come together and take a stand against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Kerry has sent a warning to Iraq's bitterly divided Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish communities, as Sunni militants try to take control of the country, which is led by Shiites.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — There are primary elections in seven states Tuesday, including Colorado, Maryland and Oklahoma. In Mississippi, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran needs a comeback in a Republican runoff after trailing tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel in a June 3 primary. And New York Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel goes for a 23rd term.

EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — A sailor has died in the Southern California desert from injuries sustained in a parachute jump during a training exercise. The Navy says the sailor who died Monday was assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Command. His name hasn't been released. The Navy is investigating the cause of the accident.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's city attorney has issued a cease-and-desist demand to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction public parking spaces they're pulling out of to drivers looking for a space. Drivers sometimes sell the space for as much as $20. The city warning is the latest attempt by city government officials and state lawmakers nationwide trying to figure out how to regulate such Web-based businesses.

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