GREG ALLEN, BYLINE: The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a bipartisan group.
"By planting thousands of new trees, transitioning our street lights to energy efficient LEDs, and putting zero emission buses on our streets, Long Beach will continue to lead in our efforts to protect our climate", Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said in a satement. He says along with sharing ideas on fighting crime and other pressing issues, the health care battle in Washington has many of them concerned. On those issues, mayors highlight local actions and investment, but are asking the federal government for more resources and cooperation. This weekend, more than 250 of them are in Miami Beach. They also strongly rejected plans to increase immigration enforcement and vowed to persuade federal lawmakers to reinstate a popular $3 billion program (Community Development Block Grants) that funds local projects across the country.
US cities administrators have been asked to fill and submit a questionnaire that covers several aspects of the climate change issues.
The analysis of National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Energy Information Administration data comes before the start of the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Miami Beach, from June 23-26, where members will consider a resolution that would establish support for the goal of 100 percent clean, renewable energy in cities nationwide.
Miami BeachMayor Philip Levine signed on in May, and just this week, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney became the 100th US mayor to come on board.
PHILIP LEVINE: That road is being made higher. So it's been a real journey, but it's a necessary journey.
The conference supported the Paris agreement, and according to preliminary results released Saturday morning from an ongoing nationwide survey, the vast majority of USA mayors want to work together and with the private sector to respond to climate change. The statement assumes significance after Trump's recent decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord which was met with criticism from all over the world.
36 cities across the United States have now committed to transition to 100 percent renewable energy. But Cornett, a Republican, and Landrieu, a Democrat, emphasized that many cities don't have the financial standing to do what other cities have done on their own.
It's the first time Miami Beach has hosted the event since 1962.
MITCH LANDRIEU: You're going to see a new governing model emerging in this country.
"There may be a little bit of a disagreement about how actually to deal with it", said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D), who is becoming the next president of the conference. Doing so would greatly reduce the city's carbon footprint - in 2015, electricity accounted for over three-quarters of all greenhouse emissions by the city government.
NOTES: The Indians reinstated RHP Cody Allen from the paternity list and optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Triple-A Columbus. Santana pitched six shutout innings, surrendering up nine hits, but he did not issue a walk and struck out seven.
Though he did not play in Sunday's game, Bonino suited up in full uniform for the postgame trophy presentation. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was named the Conn Smythe Trophy victor for the second consecutive postseason.
A US-led coalition fighter jet has shot down a Syrian military plane in Raqqa province, the United States has confirmed. Abdullah argued that the US position is being weakened by splits within the Trump administration over Syria policy.
So far, only Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee have officially passed bills into law banning sanctuary policies. A handful of Texas cities - including Austin - are now suing the state, saying the law promotes discrimination.
The last day of the Supreme Court's term was notable not only for what was announced but also for what wasn't. But several of his former clerks do think he may be contemplating retirement in the next year or so.
Paramount had been forecasting a $70 million haul for the five days. " Rough Night ", $4.7 million ($2 million international). Even with little fresh competition, " The Last Knight " became yet another casualty of a tough summer season at theaters.
Kathleen Rice from NY told CNN that it's time for the Democrats to let her and the entire Democratic leadership team go. Over the past several election cycles, GOP operatives have used Pelosi as a foil, and as a proxy for a liberal agenda.
Kumar, daughter of Congress leader Jagjivan Ram, occupied Speaker's office between 2009 and 2014, during the UPA's second term. In the video, when Swaraj's speech entered into the fourth minute, the Speaker started asking her to conclude.
Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of Baby Doe
Bond pleaded guilty in February to being an accessory to murder after the fact and testified under a plea deal with prosecutors. Rachelle Bond , Bella's mother and McCarthy's former girlfriend, testified that she helped dispose of the little girl's body.
Seoul hopeful of North-South Korean Olympic team
Early this month, two of four crew members of a North Korean fishing boat which drifted to the South refused to return home. Choue Chung-won, director of the World Taekwondo, said the North Koreans will stay for the duration of the games.
Fleischmann: Important for baseball game to go on after shooting
The timing - early in the morning - and the targets - seemingly Republican elected leaders - make this crime even more insidious. Scalise "is under heavy sedation, and he's been in surgery, I think, all of the three times I've been there", Richmond said .
Saief, Dwyer, Rolda and Rowe among US Gold Cup newcomers
Gent midfielder Kenny Saief , who recently filed a one-time switch from Israel to the U.S. , was named to the 23-man team. Sean Johnson is returning to worldwide action as the New York City FC goalkeeper has been named to the U.S.
Apple releases iOS 11 preview. Here's what's new
You might see bugs, your iPhone or iPad could crash more often, and some of your apps and services might not work. However, some may want to wait until the final version is released, just in case there are any problems.
Red Sox manager John Farrell ejected in 7th inning
The Angels finished off a series victory against the Red Sox with a game worked by three pitchers acquired for basically nothing. Angels INF Yunel Escobar was out of the lineup again on Sunday after injuring his thumb on a diving play in Friday's game.
Missing Boy's Father Arrested on Suspicion of Murder
I can only speculate that I must have been attacked in the park, given my unresponsive state and subsequent physical condition. In addition to trying to locate Aramazd, police are still trying to determine why the boy's father was passed out in the park.
Co-op Bank no longer up for sale
The lender announced an annual loss this year of £477m, taking its total losses since its rescue in 2013 to well over £2.5bn. The Co-op Bank reiterated on Monday it was in "advanced discussions" with the investors on raising capital.