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Santa Ana Winds, Low Humidity Trigger Dangerous Fire Conditions in SoCal

Santa Ana Winds, Low Humidity Trigger Dangerous Fire Conditions in SoCal Strong high pressure will build into the Great Basin this weekend, bringing a moderate to strong Santa Ana wind event across the fire district Saturday night through Monday. The fierce winds Sunday left at least 1,400 customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power blacked out, with about 1,100 of those customers in the Pacoima area, said Department of Water and Power spokesman Michael ... [Full Article...]

Tourist's sand tunnel on beach turns tragic

Tourist's sand tunnel on beach turns tragic The tunnel apparently ran parallel to a sand dune, according to the fire department. 'Today there was a freak accident involving my older brother, Lee Goggin, ' Burt wrote on the fundraising page. "The next 24 hours will be very critical for him and we need all the prayers we can get". Goggin's wife, Courtney, was reportedly filming him dig a tunnel near the dunes before it collapsed. [Full Article...]

Tourists Arrested in Cambodia for "Dancing Pornographically" Near Famed Temple

Tourists Arrested in Cambodia for Cambodia's national police said on its website over the weekend that the 10 foreigners were accused of " singing and dancing pornographically ". The group, which includes at least five United Kingdom nationals, as well as two Canadians, a Norwegian and a New Zealander, is accused of "preparing pornographic materials", a charge which could see them face up to a year in jail if found guilty . [Full Article...]

Uber's India rival Ola is expanding to Australia in first overseas move

Uber's India rival Ola is expanding to Australia in first overseas move Ola's founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal has been talking about the company's intent to go global as it looks to challenge rivals like Uber. An Indian ride-sharing company with more than 125 million users is coming to Australia. Ola had raised $1.1 billion in funding from Tencent, Softbank in October 2017, its largest funding round since 2015 when it raised $500 million. He added that the comp... [Full Article...]

Palace suspends deputy Ombudsman

Palace suspends deputy Ombudsman According to Roque, the Office of the Executive Secretary has formally charged Carandang with grave misconduct and grave dishonesty for misuse of confidential information and disclosing false information. Roque argued that debits and credits representing outflows and inflows in the alleged Duterte bank accounts were added together, "thus the resulting total amounts are wrong and misleading". [Full Article...]

Turkish Pilots Emulate ISIS as Warplanes Destroy Ancient Site in Northern Syria

Turkish Pilots Emulate ISIS as Warplanes Destroy Ancient Site in Northern Syria The military said on Sunday that 557 militiamen have been killed. Meanwhile, the department reiterated that Operation Olive Branch was conducted in order to establish security and stability of Turkish borders and region, to eliminate terrorists groups, and to save the people of the region from the group's oppression and persecution. [Full Article...]

Tickets to Trump's first State of the Union address contain typo

Tickets to Trump's first State of the Union address contain typo The tickets, which are issued by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, are provided for spouses and guests of members of Congress and give access to seats in the gallery. The printing is overseen by the Sergeant at Arms of the US House of Representatives, whose office on Monday acknowledged the snafu. This caused what appeared to be a brief delay in distribution while new tickets were... [Full Article...]

More flights into Okanagan

More flights into Okanagan WestJet said over the last five years the airline has added 45 per cent more seat capacity, including on flights to Toronto and Orlando. It since has added flights from Canada's east coast to London Gatwick and Glasgow. Fourteen trips (twice daily) will fly from Vancouver to Ottawa and vice-versa weekly starting in May. Additional flights from Calgary to a number of trans-border and sun destina... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Is 'Furious' Over Donald Trump's Affair With Stormy Daniels

Melania Trump Is 'Furious' Over Donald Trump's Affair With Stormy Daniels The anecdote is part of a larger story about what the story calls the Trumps' "tumultuous" relationship. "She also travels up to NY". The First Lady was on 21 of the flights, which in total cost $675,000 over three months. Former First Lady Michelle Obama, by comparison, traveling alone cost $2.8 million over eight year, the newspaper noted. It's just political bellyaching over the cost of ta... [Full Article...]

Corbyn proposes buying 8000 vacant properties for homeless

Corbyn proposes buying 8000 vacant properties for homeless A Labour government would "immediately purchase 8,000 properties across the country to give immediate housing to those people who are now homeless", he said. "There is, therefore, no extra funding needed". They said he was merely referring to Labour's pledge to "reverse" the Conservatives' "weakening" of existing council powers to agree "Empty Dwelling Management Orders" with owners. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: 'Cryin' Chuck Schumer' Took a 'Beating' over DACA Shutdown

Donald Trump: 'Cryin' Chuck Schumer' Took a 'Beating' over DACA Shutdown Not only was Schumer's tactic brimming with hypocrisy, considering he had excoriated Republicans for doing the same with Obamacare under President Obama , it was entirely gratuitous. That will get him through the State of the Union Message on Wednesday night, and then it starts all over again a week later. The bill directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit two reports on border ... [Full Article...]

Corrine Brown to report to prison by noon

Corrine Brown to report to prison by noon While as a congresswoman Brown served alongside our nation's fellow elected officials, Brown will serve her time as a prisoner alongside criminals such as Robert Allen Stanford, who was convicted of running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme. She could potentially apply for early release after 12 months. Brown was found guilty a year ago of fraud for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars for personal... [Full Article...]

Barron's: Investors Should Cash in on First Solar's Big Gain

Barron's: Investors Should Cash in on First Solar's Big Gain Higher prices for solar cells will reduce demand, leading to job losses among solar panel installers and others in the broader renewable energy industry - which employs far more people than the US manufacturers of solar cells do. "We've been buying modules at a very competitive price point, not too much different than what we could buy Asian modules for in the previous year anyway", he said. [Full Article...]

US Says Sanctions Law Deters Billions in Russian Defense Sales

US Says Sanctions Law Deters Billions in Russian Defense Sales State Department officials briefed senators earlier today. "Today, we have informed Congress that this legislation and its implementation are deterring Russian defense sales", Nauert said. He has also described the Russian Federation probe as a "cloud" over his presidency. It also set two deadlines. The administration was facing a Monday deadline for naming the businesses and enterprises fro... [Full Article...]

EPA about-faces on Pebble mine, may restrict development

EPA about-faces on Pebble mine, may restrict development The Bristol Bay watershed, which has been protected by an Obama administration EPA protection since 2014 , supplies "half of the world's sockeye salmon " according to CNN . Its promoters continue to enjoy the protection of due process and the right to move forward. EPA is going to ask for additional public comment on the impact of the mining application on the existing proposed determination ... [Full Article...]

Republicans in no rush to protect Mueller

Republicans in no rush to protect Mueller Some Republicans were angered when the bureau said it had lost some of the texts before the Justice Department's inspector general announced Thursday that the missing texts had been recovered with forensic tools. Strzok was dismissed from the investigation after the messages first came to Mueller's attention last summer. "The conflicts of interest here and the impropriety is a very serious conce... [Full Article...]

Trump Condemns Kabul Bombing

Trump Condemns Kabul Bombing He said at least two vehicles painted as ambulances were involved in the attack , one of which blew up at when it was stopped at a police checkpoint. Named after Mohammed Fahim, the country's late vice-president and a military commander of the Northern Alliance that fought the Taliban , the academy was inaugurated in 2013 after British forces oversaw building the officers' school and its tra... [Full Article...]

Israel Summons Polish Diplomat Over Holocaust Bill

Israel Summons Polish Diplomat Over Holocaust Bill Elderly survivors have gathered at the former Auschwitz death camp as part of commemorations around the world to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. According to the ministry, the new legislation "will not help further the exposure of historical truth and may harm freedom of research, as well as prevent discussion of the historical message and legacy of World War II". [Full Article...]

MKM Partners Boosts Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Price Target to $14.50

MKM Partners Boosts Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Price Target to $14.50 Vanguard Group Inc owns $1.19 billion in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc ., which represents roughly 9.98% of the company's market cap and approximately 15.66% of the institutional ownership. Ansys Inc. had 34 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Su Lisa T also sold $1.13M worth of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . [Full Article...]

Morocco presents draft African Agenda on Migration to AU

Morocco presents draft African Agenda on Migration to AU It was seen as a symbol of Beijing's thrust for influence in Africa, and access to the continent's natural resources. The Summit was held on Sunday and Monday under the motto "Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Way to Transform Africa". [Full Article...]


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