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Rescuers free entangled humpback whale off California coast
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Published in 18-12-2019
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MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) A rescue team helped free a young humpback whale that was tangled in fishing gear south of San Francisco days after a fisherman first spotted it, a conservation group said Tuesday.

The team in a small inflatable boat in Monterey Bay attached five large, hot-pink buoys to the fishing line to slow down the whale and keep it near the surface Friday, said Peggy Sta ...>>

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Nevada accuses US government of 'secret plutonium smuggling'
Technology
Published in 18-12-2019
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RENO, Nev. (AP) Nevada wants a federal judge to declare illegal what it calls the U.S. government's “secret plutonium smuggling operation” and order the removal of weapons-grade material already shipped to a security site north of Las Vegas over the state's objections.

The latest filing in a yearlong legal battle asks U.S. District Judge Miranda Du in Reno to reject the go ...>>

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Weather officials: 24 tornadoes hit South over 2 days
Technology
Published in 18-12-2019
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) At least two dozen tornadoes hit the Southeast this week in a deadly outbreak of severe weather, assessments by the National Weather Service show.

Survey teams from regional weather service offices found evidence that twisters struck from western Louisiana to southern Georgia on Monday and Tuesday, with 10 tornadoes in Mississippi alone, according to reports issued ...>>

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Scientists narrow age estimate for fossils of human ancestor
Technology
Published in 18-12-2019
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NEW YORK (AP) Scientists say they have finally calculated the age of the youngest known remains of Homo erectus, which is generally considered an ancestor of our species.

The fossilized skull fragments and other bones were uncovered on the Indonesian island of Java in the 1930s. Determining their age has been a scientific challenge, and a wide range has been proposed by numerous studies ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 18-12-2019
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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2 Houston Opportunity Zone neighborhoods saw rents spike
Technology
Published in 18-12-2019
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Where are rents growing fastest in the Houston? In Midtown and the Greater Heights, according to the apartment listing site rent.com

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H-E-B MacGregor store brings fresh food to Third Ward
Technology
Published in 18-12-2019
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H-E-B will open its long-anticipated MacGregor grocery store on Wednesday, bringing fresh food, a pharmacy and conveniences such as curbside pickup and home delivery to Houston’s Third Ward.

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17 Houston employers make Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list
Technology
Published in 18-12-2019
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Texas-based grocer H-E-B topped the list of 17 large employers in Houston recognized by job and recruiting web site Glassdoor on its Best Places to Work ranking for 2020.

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Greta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activists
Technology
Published in 11-12-2019
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MADRID (AP) Greta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activists.

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Thunberg accuses leaders of 'creative PR' at climate talks
Technology
Published in 11-12-2019
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MADRID (AP) Activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday accused governments and businesses of misleading the public by holding climate talks that are not achieving real action against the world's “climate emergency.”

In a speech peppered with scientific facts about global warming, the Swedish 16-year-old told negotiators at the U.N.'s climate talks in Madrid that they have to sto ...>>

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Santa, soldiers bring joy to beleaguered Alaska village
Technology
Published in 11-12-2019
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NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) A school employee wearing a traditional pink Alaska Native smock called a kuspuk breezed through the hubbub in the cafeteria adorned with murals of purely Alaska scenes, zigzagging through children clutching presents and past uniformed soldiers wearing Santa caps.

“Napakiak is happy today,” she proclaimed to principal Sally Benedict.

That’s a rare emot ...>>

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Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world
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Published in 11-12-2019
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CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last year’s ruined crop spilled from metal storage bins that burst nine months ago when the Missouri River surged through two levees near his southwest Iowa farm.

Like many in the water-weary Midwest, Walter doesn’t know if climate change was resp ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 11-12-2019
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Greta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activists
Technology
Published in 11-12-2019
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MADRID (AP) Greta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activists.

Reference: www.chron.com
Thunberg accuses leaders of 'creative PR' at climate talks
Technology
Published in 11-12-2019
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MADRID (AP) Activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday accused governments and businesses of misleading the public by holding climate talks that are not achieving real action against the world's “climate emergency.”

In a speech peppered with scientific facts about global warming, the Swedish 16-year-old told negotiators at the U.N.'s climate talks in Madrid that they have to sto ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com


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