Economia

After a record-breaking winter rainy season, plus an impressive effort by Southland residents at conserving water in the first two months of 2017, California's devastating five-year drought is finally over. The framework requires new legislation to establish long-term water conservation measures and improved planning for more frequent and severe droughts.
  • Islamic State says U.S.

    Islamic State says U.S. "being run by an idiot"

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    US-backed forces are fighting to retake Islamic State's two biggest cities - Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria. The US-led coalition carrying out strikes against IS - which has admitted that it "probably" played a role in recent civilian casualties in Mosul - has said that the militants are surreptitiously forcing civilians into homes and then seeking to encourage air strikes on them.
  • Energy firms to raise $1 bn in debt from United Kingdom market

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    The United Nations Environment Programme published new figures Thursday which showed global renewable energy capacity additions in 2016 reached record levels, with 138.5 gigawatts (excluding large-hydro) deployed, despite global investment figures falling 23%, which was in line with sector-wide cost declines.
  • Electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business

    Electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business

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    A few days before filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March, HHGregg began liquidation sales at 88 stores, but said it meant to keep the remaining 132 locations open. Just days before announcing its bankruptcy protection filing last month, hhgregg said it planned to trim down by closing three distribution centers and 88 stores.
  • Ex-Blount County teacher pleads guilty to sex with students

    Ex-Blount County teacher pleads guilty to sex with students

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    According to court papers, Pruitt sent one her teen victims, who was under the age of 18, Snapchat photos of her breats and vagina and told him she wanted to take his virginity. On the two counts of porn distribution to a minor, Pruitt is sentenced to one year with six months to serve. Additionally, she will pay a $250 fine on each count, and a $25 Crime Victim Compensation Fee.
  • NJ Transit to resume full service on Friday

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    Christie in a letter directed NJ Transit to "cease making any payments to Amtrak under (NJ Transit's agreement) until there has been a thorough and independent examination of the tracks, signals, switches and other equipment maintained by Amtrak on the Northeast Corridor and full and unqualified verifications that the assets are in a state-of-good-repair".
  • Dead and starving French mastiffs found on New York property

    Dead and starving French mastiffs found on New York property

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    According to police, the dogs had no water or food and it's unclear when the dogs were last fed. Some of the animals were confined in the home and others were outside in makeshift kennels and cages. The French Mastiffs had been left alone at Valdez' home at 404 County Route 104 in Stratford, troopers said. It is in the northwest corner of Fulton County, just northeast of the village of Dolgeville.
  • 'Single strike not enough': Syria rebels welcome USA attack

    'Single strike not enough': Syria rebels welcome USA attack

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    Talal Barazi, the governor of Homs province, where the base is located, told the Associated Press that seven people were killed and nine wounded. Matthew Chance, CNN's senior worldwide correspondent based in Moscow, said the latest strikes "are an immensely unsafe episode in the relationship between Russia and the United States, not least because they potentially bring into contact Russian forces who are on the ground in Syria and the USA forces".
  • Advertisers Dropping From O'Reilly's Show Amid Scandal

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    Hyundai in its statement said: " Hyundai now has no advertising running on 'The O'Reilly Factor .' We had upcoming advertising spots on the show but are reallocating them due to the recent and disturbing allegations". The Lexus ads appearing on the O'Reilly Factor are part of a wide ranging media package, with ads appearing on a variety of cable television programs.
  • Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard says Trump 'acted recklessly' with Syria missile strikes

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    Turnbull said the military action was not created to overthrow the Assad regime, although the reported use of chemical weapons did "raise questions as to whether there can be any role for Mr. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said there were no reports of any Russians being hurt in the attack. Rubio opposed a USA strike against the Syrian regime in 2013 when President Obama threatened to take such action following another deadly chemical attack in a suburb of Damascus.
  • SpaceX makes history after landing used Falcon 9 rocket

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    After successfully launching a satellite toward geosynchronous orbit - 22,000 miles into space - the rocket then returned to Earth and landed on a remotely piloted platform, known as a droneship, in the Atlantic Ocean. All of the company's plans for the future - including its big ambitions to fly humans to Mars one day - depend on driving down the cost of spaceflight by reusing rocket boosters for multiple launches.