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Obama: Climate pact a first step...Arrest in mosque fire... Helicopter working on MTV show crashes in Argentina

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 12, 2015 at 10:50 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the new global climate agreement establishes an enduring framework that the world needs to tackle the problem of global warming. But he warns that even if all the goals are met the world is only on its way to reducing carbon in the atmosphere. Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change in Paris on Saturday.

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California say they've arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of committing a hate crime and arson in connection with a mosque fire. The Riverside County sheriff's office says Carl James Dial Jr. of Palm Desert was arrested late Friday. No one was injured in the Friday's blaze in the front lobby of the Islamic Center of Palm Springs.

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter working for an MTV reality show crashed in western Argentina on Saturday and both people on board were killed. It was flying over a reservoir at a dam about 620 miles northwest of Buenos Aires. The pilot and a technician died. MTV says they were working on "The Challenge," a co-production of MTV and Bunim-Murray Productions.

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The wife of a Shiite leader says soldiers have killed at least 12 people in an ongoing siege of an Islamic movement accused of trying to kill Nigeria's army chief. She says about 30 others have been wounded in the attack that began late Saturday at her home in the northern Nigerian town of Zaria.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of babies, mothers and employees may have been exposed to tuberculosis at a California hospital and the infants will need antibiotic treatment. The San Jose Mercury News reports Santa Clara County officials are trying to track down 350 babies and their parents who may have been exposed to a nurse with tuberculosis at the Valley Medical Center.

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