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‘Biblical’ Floods Kill 14 Near Athens

November 16, 2017 |

Greece declared a day of national mourning after floods on the outskirts of Athens left at least 14 dead Wednesday, flipping over cars, smashing into homes, and cutting off highway traffic. The flash floods turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris inundated houses and businesses. Drivers scrambled out…

California bans use of some farming pesticides near schools on weekdays

November 11, 2017 |

California will restrict farmers’ use of certain pesticides near schools and day-care centers under a new rule announced this week that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S.

Under the new rule, California farmers will be prohibited from spraying pesticides within a quarter of a mile…

L.A. Times – Business

Report: 200 Dead Near Site of North Korea’s Nuke Test

October 31, 2017 |

North Korea’s latest nuclear test might’ve done more than just destabilize Mount Mantap . Citing unnamed sources, Japan’s TV Asahi reports a tunnel under construction at the Punggye-ri nuclear site, which is housed in Mount Mantap, collapsed around Sept. 10, leaving roughly 100 workers trapped, per Reuters . A second collapse followed…

Tech giants lead rally as stocks near records; Amazon surges

October 27, 2017 |

Some of the biggest companies in the world had their best day in years Friday as Microsoft and Alphabet soared following strong third-quarter reports, as did online retail giant Amazon. U.S. stocks set more records as their winning streak extended to a seventh week.

Intel made its biggest gains…

L.A. Times – Business

Hotel rooms near L.A. Convention Center have nearly doubled but aren’t enough, city study finds

October 23, 2017 |

For years, tourism advocates in Los Angeles have bemoaned the shortage of hotel rooms near downtown’s convention center, saying the city needs thousands more to draw the nation’s biggest conventions.

Thanks to a construction boom over the past four years, the city has nearly doubled the number…

L.A. Times – Business

20 Reported Dead After Truck Bomb Explodes Near Hotel

October 15, 2017 |

A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia’s capital Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years, the AP reports. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in Hodan district of Mogadishu and at least 15…


Three killed in stampede for aid near Rohingya refugee camp

September 19, 2017 |

One woman and two children were killed in a stampede for unofficial handouts of clothing near a Rohingya refugee camp, aid agencies say. – RSS Channel – World

Woman Arrested Near Prince George’s London School

September 14, 2017 |

London police say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary near the London school attended by 4-year-old Prince George after a security incident at the school, the AP reports. Police said Wednesday the 40-year-old woman was arrested after an individual gained access to the Thomas’s Battersea School…


New satellite photos show objects on water near potential MH370 crash site

August 16, 2017 |

Newly-discovered satellite photos may have given scientists a fresh clue as to the location of Malaysian Airlines 370, one of the world’s most famous aviation mysteries. – RSS Channel – World