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Amazon splits coveted ‘HQ2’ between New York and Washington, D.C., area

November 13, 2018 |

Amazon.com Inc. will build new offices in New York City and northern Virginia, ending months of jockeying among potential locations across the country vying for a $ 5-billion investment that promises 50,000 high-paying jobs over almost two decades.

Amazon also said it will create more than 5,000…


L.A. Times – Business

American Airlines will allow fliers with nut allergies to board early to wipe down their seating area

November 10, 2018 |

Passengers with nut allergies soon will be able to board American Airlines flights early to give them time to wipe down their seats and tray tables to get rid of nut crumbs or dust.

Food allergies have become a growing concern in the airline industry. In August. Southwest Airlines stopped serving…


L.A. Times – Business

Smell of Smoke From Fires in Bay Area ‘Overwhelming’

November 9, 2018 |

Authorities have issued an unhealthy air quality alert for parts of the San Francisco Bay Area as smoke from a massive wildfire drifts south, polluting the air. Officials say thousands of structures in the town of Paradise, 180 miles northeast of San Francisco, were destroyed by the blaze that has…
Newser

Bay Area voters decide tech industry should pay its dues

November 8, 2018 |

The technology industry has turned the Bay Area into an economic powerhouse that many of the world’s most valuable companies call home. But the influx of well-paid tech workers has also clogged the region’s infrastructure and sent housing prices soaring, exacerbating a homelessness crisis on the…


L.A. Times – Business

Image Revealed of Military Base Near Area 51

October 29, 2018 |

Like viewing secretive military bases? Google Maps has long shown the Tonopah Test Range in southwestern Nevada, but didn’t update that image for eight years—so two guys bought satellite imagery of the location and questioned Google about the apparent oversight, LiveScience reports. “Why did you allow the coverage of…
Newser

CNN

Harry and Meghan visit drought-stricken area on Australia tour

October 17, 2018 |

Harry and Meghan’s royal tour of Australia took in a visit to a struggling, drought-stricken farming area of New South Wales Wednesday, after stopping by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) — a lifeline for many in the vast, rural areas the state — to unveil a new aircraft.
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Russia warned US of pending attack in Syrian area with US troops

September 11, 2018 |

Russia has warned the US military twice in the last week that its forces, along with Syrian regime units, are prepared to attack in an area where dozens of US troops are located, according to several US defense officials.
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BART crime spike across San Francisco Bay Area spurs volunteers to escort riders to cars

August 1, 2018 |

A recent spike in crime on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system –including the brutal killing of an 18-year-old girl and two other slayings — has motivated a group of men to take it upon themselves to provide security.
FOX News

Indonesia earthquake in popular tourist area results in multiple deaths, over 160 people injured

July 29, 2018 |

At least 14 people were killed and over 160 injured after a large earthquake struck a popular island in Indonesia near the popular tourist destination of Bali on Sunday, officials said.
FOX News

A Bug’s Land at Disney California Adventure Park closes Sept. 4 to make way for Marvel area

July 23, 2018 |

A haven for bugs at Disney California Adventure Park will be nixed to make room for a new hangout for superheroes and their fans.

A Bug’s Land, the area in the theme park featuring characters from the 1998 Pixar movie, ‘A Bug’s Life,’ will officially close Sept. 4 to make way for a new land starring…


L.A. Times – Business