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Markets Right Now: A late rally fades, leaving stocks lower

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 16:09

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

California regulator orders PG&E to implement safety recommendations

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 16:01

The move by the California Public Utilities Commission comes as it investigates the cause of the Camp Fire that destroyed the town of Paradise, in the state's deadliest-ever wildfire. The recommendations, which were made following an investigation on the utility after the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion, include development of a comprehensive safety strategy, resource requirements and budgets. "Although there are a few bright spots, PG&E appears not to have a clear vision for safety programs and instead pursues many programs without thought to how they fit together, despite eight years passing since the explosion in San Bruno," CPUC President Michael Picker said in a statement.

Mandatory evacuations underway in California due to mudslides

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:52

Burn areas face flash flood warnings in the first round of rain.

NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to Moon

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:43

The US space agency on Thursday announced nine private companies, mostly start-ups, that will bid on $2.6 billion in contacts to build spacecraft to carry payloads to the Moon as early as 2019. The move is part of NASA's goal of sending people to the Moon in the next decade, for the first time since the Apollo era of the 1960s and '70s. Of the group, the only well-known name is aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, which has a long track record of success with NASA and built the InSight lander that touched down Monday on Mars.

Majority of Republicans now recognize reality of climate change: Poll

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 14:30

Nearly two-thirds of Republicans — 64 percent — acknowledged that the world’s climate is changing, according to a new poll from Monmouth University.

This was the top-selling item online in 33 states at Walmart this Thanksgiving weekend

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 14:13

Shopping during Thanksgiving weekend pretty much guarantees the best bargains

Southwest Apologizes To Girl Named Abcde After Gate Agent Made Fun Of Her

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 14:01

Southwest Airlines is apologizing to a Texas mom and her 5-year-old daughter

Europe rebuffs Ukrainian calls for action in Russia standoff

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:38

European leaders rebuffed calls from Ukraine for greater support against Russia on Thursday, after Kiev urged NATO to send ships into waters disputed with Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Kiev to be "sensible" following the request from President Petro Poroshenko, just hours after the European Union failed to agree to threaten new sanctions against Moscow. Kiev has called on Western allies to back expressions of support with concrete action after Russian forces on Sunday seized three Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea.

Teen Rescued After Getting Trapped in Old Bank Vault With No Money at All

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:08

The 17-year-old was stuck inside the vault for nearly four hours

Evacuations ordered in California amid mudslide and flash flood fears

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:07

Up to 10 inches of rain have fallen in the past eight days.

BMW Fact-Checks Trump On ‘Major New Plant,’ Which Hasn't Been Finalized

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:06

President Donald Trump on Thursday attempted to paint General Motors' plant

New Jersey mansion murders: Motive is believed to be financial, prosecutor says

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:58

Paul Caneiro charged with four counts of murder in connection to fires

How to Avoid Paying Credit Card Fees

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:00

Credit card holders can spend hundreds of dollars on fees annually just to use their cards. Know what triggers your credit card fees so you can sidestep these charges. Many popular travel credit cards come without foreign transaction fees.

Cambridge Analytica Knew How You'd Vote If You Wore Wrangler

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 08:43

In another set of data, Wylie said it showed that individuals seen to be engaged with Vogue magazine and Macy’s were on average more liberal and extroverted, which helped Cambridge Analytica focus its micro-targeting of political messaging. Cambridge Analytica collapsed following revelations earlier this year that it had held swathes of Facebook user data after it was obtained from a University of Cambridge researcher without user consent.

California AG Considering Legal Challenge to Use of Force on Border

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 08:27

California attorney general Xavier Becerra said Wednesday that his office is “monitoring” the use of force against a caravan of migrants and the possible closure of the southern border and considering filing a legal challenge. “We have been approached by folks who have expressed complaints,” Becerra told Reuters in an interview. Becerra, a Democrat and former member of Congress, suggested that president Trump’s threat to close the border in response to the influx of central American migrants arriving in caravans might provide a legal avenue to challenge the administration, provided the border closure affects a California resident.

Best Bites: Overnight pecan pie french toast

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 08:00

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your

Soaking rain, flash floods in California could pose a risk of mudslides near wildfire-scorched areas

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 07:54

Wildfire survivors and residents within the proximity of fire-scorched areas in California have to deal with yet another potentially deadly threat.

Ivanka Trump says father did not authorise lethal force against migrants, before being shown clip of him authorising lethal force

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 07:08

Ivanka Trump insisted her father had not authorised the use of lethal force on migrants at the US border. The president’s daughter and adviser appeared visibly uncomfortable after being confronted with the video during an interview on ABC News. Moments earlier she had described pictures of migrant families being tear-gassed by American forces at the US-Mexico-border as “devastating” and “heartbreaking”.

Audi unveils concept for forthcoming all-electric coupé

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 06:58

The German automaker's fully electric e-tron GT concept made its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday, November 30, 2018. Volume production is scheduled to start in late 2020. The Audi e-tron GT concept is a fully electric four-door coupé that's particularly powerful. It has two separate electric motors, fitted on the front and rear axles, for system power of 434kW, equivalent to 590 horsepower.

Russia blocks Ukrainian Azov Sea ports: minister

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 05:38

Two Ukrainian Azov Sea ports, Berdyansk and Mariupol, are effectively under blockade by Russia as vessels are being barred from leaving and entering, Ukraine's infrastructure minister, Volodymyr Omelyan, said on Thursday. Overall, 35 vessels have been prevented from carrying out normal operations and only vessels moving towards Russian ports on the Azov Sea are permitted entry, he said on Facebook.