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Bankrupt California utility blamed for deadly wildfires agrees to $11bn payout

PG&E to pay insurers of claimants from two years of blazes, including Paradise fire that left 86 dead, in tentative dealA utility company with a history of spar...

Bankrupt California utility blamed for deadly wildfires agrees to $11bn payout

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Utility equipment sparked deadly California wildfire SAN FRANCISCO — California fire authorities say Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines sparked the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. Cal Fire said Wednesday the lines in the Pulga area ignited the Nov. 8 fire that killed 85 pe...
00:52, 05/16/2019

California utility PG&E agrees to pay $1 billion to local governments for wildfire damages dating to 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utility PG&E agrees to pay $1 billion to local governments for wildfire damages dating to 2015....
02:26, 06/19/2019

Officials with utility view damage of deadly California fire PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Top officials with the utility behind the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century quietly toured the burned remains of a Northern California town Friday. The Nov. 8 Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise, incinerating ...
06:00, 06/08/2019

As summer heats up, Calif. utility starts cutting power to prevent wildfires Enlarge / A firefighter passes by a Smokey the Bear fire danger sign during a brush fire in Burbank, Calif., on May 25, 2018. (credit: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images) This weekend, one of California's largest utilities—Pacific Gas and Elec...
01:00, 06/11/2019

Anglo American agrees to earlier community payout in Peru after protests Anglo American PLC will spend some $30 million on community projects near its Quellaveco copper project in Peru three years earlier than planned after protests threatened to disrupt construction last week, a company manager said on Wednesday....
00:13, 08/22/2019

Israel Is Blamed for Deadly Missile Strikes in Syria A series of overnight attacks by warplanes hit Syrian and Iranian-affiliated targets amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran in the region....
17:52, 07/01/2019

California utility to pay $1B settlement for wildfire damage Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $1 billion settlement to parts of Northern California for a string of wildfires blamed on the utility, including the devastating Camp Fire last year....
16:13, 06/19/2019

California utility proactively cuts power because of weather Pacific Gas & Electric cut power Saturday to about 1,600 customers in Northern California to reduce risk of wildfires amid windy, dry and warming weather conditions that raised the year's first red flag warnings....
04:39, 06/09/2019

Utility equipment sparked massive California wildfire, investigators say Enlarge / Workers make repairs to utility lines in a neighborhood that was destroyed by the Camp Fire on February 11, 2019, in Paradise, Calif. Three months after the deadly and destructive Camp Fire, the community is beginning the rebuilding process...
00:52, 05/17/2019

California utility company to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage Pacific Gas & Electric filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in anticipation of massive lawsuit payments.        ...
03:26, 06/19/2019

California utility to cut power to 27,000 customers to reduce wildfire risk Utility PG&E Corp planned to proactively shut off power on Saturday to 27,000 customers in Northern California due to an increased risk of wildfires, officials said....
05:52, 06/09/2019

California utility PG&E cuts off power to some customers to reduce wildfire risk Utility PG&E Corp proactively shut off power on Saturday to around 1,600 customers in northern California and said it might expand the shutdown to tens of thousands more due to an increased risk of wildfires....
18:00, 06/08/2019

California utility in big 2015 gas leak had failed to probe leaks for decades The California utility responsible for a massive, 4-month-long gas leak near Los Angeles in 2015 failed to investigate dozens of leaks over decades at the natural gas storage facility, according to a state report released on Friday....
05:52, 05/18/2019

UPDATE 1-California utility to cut power to 27,000 customers to reduce wildfire risk Utility PG&E Corp planned to proactively shut off power on Saturday to 27,000 customers in Northern California due to an increased risk of wildfires, officials said....
07:13, 06/09/2019

California utility cuts power to up to 27,000 customers to reduce wildfire risk Pacific Gas & Electric is under pressure to prevent fire starts after downed power lines and other company equipment have been blamed for conflagrations that began during so-called fire weather....
05:26, 06/09/2019

PG&E lines blamed for deadliest wildfire in California history State fire investigators have determined that transmission lines owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Co caused the deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record in California, a blaze that killed 85 people last year, officials said on Wednesday....
23:26, 05/15/2019

Camp Fire, which killed 85 in California, blamed on PG&E lines LOS ANGELES — State investigators said Wednesday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. electrical transmission lines caused the Camp Fire, which killed 85 people in Northern California last year. The utility, known as PG&E, said in financial filings in Feb...
20:52, 05/16/2019

UPDATE 2-California utility in big 2015 gas leak had failed to probe leaks for decades The California utility responsible for a massive, 4-month-long gas leak near Los Angeles in 2015 failed to investigate dozens of leaks over decades at the natural gas storage facility, according to a state report released on Friday....
00:39, 05/18/2019

UPDATE 3-California utility in big 2015 gas leak had failed to probe leaks for decades The California utility responsible for a massive, 4-month-long gas leak near Los Angeles in 2015 failed to investigate dozens of leaks over decades at the natural gas storage facility, according to a state report released on Friday....
04:13, 05/18/2019

UPDATE 2-PG&E lines blamed for deadliest wildfire in California history State fire investigators have determined that transmission lines owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Co caused the deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record in California, a blaze that killed 85 people last year, officials said on Wednesday....
02:26, 05/16/2019

UPDATE 1-PG&E lines blamed for deadliest wildfire in California history State fire investigators have determined that transmission lines owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Co caused the deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record in California, a blaze that killed 85 people last year, officials said on Wednesday....
00:13, 05/16/2019

PG&E Retires Power Line Blamed for California's Deadliest Wildfire PG&E has permanently retired the high-voltage power line that sparked the deadliest wildfire in California’s history after detailed inspections revealed serious problems on that transmission line and others....
13:00, 06/20/2019

California regulator considers penalty against PG&E in 2017 wildfires California utilities regulator has opened a case to evaluate and consider penalties against power and gas utility PG&E Corp for its involvement in the fierce wildfires that killed 46 people in Northern California's wine country in 2017....
07:52, 06/28/2019

No One Can Agree on How to Price California Home Insurance for Wildfires Finding home insurance in wildfire-prone parts of California is getting more difficult and more expensive. No one can agree on how to make it any easier....
20:13, 09/16/2019

Even animals that thrive in wildfires can’t cope with California’s mega-fires Northern California's raging wildfires have become "too extreme" even for certain types of birds that typically thrive in burned out forests, scientists say....
18:39, 08/07/2019

It's not just California. Wildfires are cloaking Russian cities in smoke Hundreds of Russian towns and cities are shrouded in heavy smoke from wildfires in Siberia and the Far East, and the blazes appear to be spreading.        ...
16:26, 08/01/2019

California wildfires 'too extreme' even for birds that thrive in burned out forests Northern California's raging wildfires have become "too extreme" even for certain types of birds that typically thrive in burned out forests, scientists say....
23:00, 08/06/2019

PG&E Shuts Power to California Resort Area to Prevent Wildfires PG&E cut power to customers in a Napa County resort area, the first of what the utility has said will likely be numerous pre-emptive shutdowns this year to help prevent deadly wildfires....
15:52, 06/09/2019

November wildfires become most expensive in California history as insurance claims top $12 billion. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — November wildfires become most expensive in California history as insurance claims top $12 billion....
23:00, 05/08/2019

West Coast braces for heat wave, raising fears of wildfires in Northern California Near-record high temperatures are expected to roast the West Coast next week, with gusty winds raising the danger of fire in a region still coping with last year's deadly wildfires.        ...
18:13, 06/08/2019

'Lunch on the go' habit generates 11bn items of packaging waste a year More people in UK are eating lunch on the go, report finds, in turn generating more wasteBritain’s growing “lunch on the go” habit is generating nearly 11bn items of packaging waste a year, much of which is not recycled, a survey has found.Workers ar...
10:00, 05/14/2019

Insurance claims from deadly California fires top $12B SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Insurance claims have topped $12 billion for the November wildfires in California, making them the most expensive in state history. The figure released Wednesday by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara covers the fire that de...
23:00, 05/08/2019

FBI seeks evidence in deadly California boat fire Federal and local investigators on Sunday carried out search warrants involving the owners of a diving boat that caught fire off the California coast in the middle of the night last week, killing 34 people....
02:52, 09/09/2019

The Latest: Man charged in deadly California fire testifies OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of two men in a deadly California warehouse fire(all times local): 1 p.m. One of two men blamed for a warehouse fire that killed 36 people in the San Francisco Bay Area two years ago told a jury that he ...
22:13, 06/17/2019

Charges filed in deadly California synagogue shooting The 19-year-old accused gunman in a deadly California synagogue shooting is due in a San Diego court on Tuesday for arraignment in Saturday's attack, with officials adding a hate crime to his offenses....
12:39, 04/30/2019

Deadly shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California Three people were killed and at least 15 others injured in a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, Calif. on July 28, 2019.        ...
15:39, 07/29/2019

Deadly California Boat Fire Prompts Scrutiny of Regulations The Coast Guard suspended its search for survivors on Tuesday after a fire killed 34 people. It said the boat was outfitted with approved fire safety systems....
03:13, 09/04/2019

Owners: California dive boat 'fit for service' before deadly fire The owners of a dive boat that caught fire and killed nearly three dozen people on Labor Day have filed a motion in federal court saying they should not be held financially liable for the accident....
19:26, 09/06/2019

Police believe gunman in deadly California festival rampage acted alone Investigators are increasingly convinced that a teen gunman who killed three people at a weekend food festival in California acted on his own, but authorities said on Tuesday they remained largely in the dark about the motives for the shooting....
05:39, 07/31/2019

Deadly California wildfire caused by PG&E transmission lines: investigators State fire investigators have determined that transmission lines owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Co caused the deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record in California, a blaze that killed 85 people last year, officials said on Wednesday....
00:26, 05/16/2019

California adopts country's strictest law on police use of deadly force Under new law, officers could face criminal charges for using lethal force when there was a reasonable alternativeCalifornia adopted the strictest law in the United States limiting when police can use deadly force.Come 1 January, law enforcement in t...
21:39, 08/19/2019

Criminal investigation launched into deadly California boat fire A criminal investigation is underway into the dive boat fire that killed 34 people while anchored near Santa Cruz Island on Labor Day.        ...
13:39, 09/10/2019

Deadly cliffside collapse underscores California's climate-fueled crisis Tragedy in Encinitas comes as nearly 75% of state’s coastlines erode, endangering lives, homes, and infrastructureThree women were killed last week while sunning on a beach in Encinitas, California, when the bluff above them gave way.The sudden trage...
08:13, 08/07/2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs law limiting police use of deadly force California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law restricting law enforcement's use of deadly force Monday, calling for "respect for human life and dignity."...
02:26, 08/20/2019

Police examine motive of man accused of deadly California synagogue attack Police were examining the motive on Monday of the man accused of a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Southern California, after determining the 19-year-old gunman acted alone....
12:13, 04/29/2019

FBI says received vague tips ahead of deadly California synagogue shooting The FBI on Monday said it received multiple tips about a security threat minutes before a gunman opened fire in a California synagogue, killing a woman and wounding three others, but did not have enough detail or time to prevent the attack....
00:13, 04/30/2019

California Assembly Passes Historic Bill on Cops’ Use of Deadly Force On Wednesday afternoon, the California Assembly passed A.B. 392, taking the state one step closer to a new national standard for police use of force....
23:52, 05/29/2019

Deadly California boat fire has dive community struggling for answers t’s the stuff of nightmares. A 75-foot boat enveloped by flames against a backdrop of a predawn, black sky. Dozens of passengers trapped below, unable to flee the inferno. And it’s closely-connected California dive community, left in agony to pick up...
02:00, 09/04/2019

California Assembly Passes Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Deadly Force The California Assembly overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to change rules governing when cops in the state can use lethal force, despite last-minute opposition from some families of victims of police shootings who said compromises in the b...
08:00, 05/30/2019

California dive boat crew were all asleep during deadly blaze: NTSB The doomed California dive boat that killed 34 people when it burst into flames didn’t have a night watchman on duty to alert passengers of the disaster, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday. “At the time of th...
00:26, 09/13/2019

Deadly Costco shooting in California began when cop was knocked unconscious while holding son, lawyer says The off-duty Los Angeles cop who last week fatally shot a man with an intellectual disability at a Southern California Costco told investigators he was attacked without warning while holding his son and only acted in self-defense, his lawyer said Mon...
15:52, 06/18/2019

California stabbings: Woman praised for bravery after shielding herself from knifeman during deadly attack which killed four A woman has been praised for her bravery after shielding herself from a violent knifeman who repeatedly stabbed her in an unprovoked attack as part of a deadly two-hour knife spree....
14:39, 08/09/2019

California dive boat owners file lawsuit to avoid liability after deadly fire The owners of the California dive boat where 34 people died in a fire over the weekend have filed a lawsuit to avoid liability in the case, as investigators say the crew of the ship made several attempts to save victims who were trapped by the blaze....
11:13, 09/06/2019

Potentially deadly valley fever is hitting California farmworkers hard, worrying researchers LAMONT, Calif. — Victor Gutierrez contracted valley fever, an illness caused by a soil-borne fungus, and he thinks he got it in the summer of 2011 when he worked in the nectarine orchards of California’s dry, dusty Central Valley. “The wind was reall...
02:39, 06/18/2019

Cryptocurrency exchange Blockport goes bankrupt after failed STO An Amsterdam-based cryptocurrency exchange is facing an uncertain future. Blockport has declared bankruptcy after its security token offering (STO) failed to meet its minimum expectations last month. Blockport’s STO failed to reach its soft cap of €1...
14:00, 06/04/2019

MGA Entertainment CEO says Mattel will be bankrupt 'within a year or so' after takeover bid rejected MGA Entertainment CEO Isaac Larian said toymaker Mattel will be bankrupt "shortly, within a year or so" after the rival company rejected MGA's takeover. Mattel shares dipped briefly following the comments...
00:39, 06/14/2019

It's now easier than ever for US small businesses to go bankrupt | Gene Marks Reorganizing under chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code has been too onerous and expensive a task – but the Small Business Reorganization Act provides reliefWith the economy relatively strong and most small businesses doing pretty well, this may not see...
12:52, 09/08/2019

FTC sues now-bankrupt Cambridge Analytica over ‘deceptive practices’ Facebook may have been slapped with a $5 billion fine for its handling of repeated data violations on the platform, but Cambridge Analytica isn’t getting off the hook either. In an administrative complaint, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) initiate...
08:52, 07/25/2019

Cost-cutting MNG reaches deal to buy bankrupt Reading Eagle MNG Enterprises, after losing its $1.36 billion bid to stage a hostile takeover of Gannett, this week got a consolation prize when it reached a deal to pay $5 million to acquire the Reading Eagle out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to a WARN (Wor...
06:26, 05/24/2019

NJOY, a Once Bankrupt E-Cigarette Maker, Now Seeks $5 Billion Valuation E-cigarette maker NJOY Holdings is pursuing a funding round that would value the company at as much as $5 billion, and it is trying to interest big tobacco companies looking to take a run at market leader Juul Labs....
02:00, 05/02/2019

Deadly land, deadly sea: Libya migrants face brutal choice A day after a deadly airstrike on a migrant detention center in Libya, a boat capsized in the Mediterranean, leaving 82 people missing and just three survivors...
20:26, 07/04/2019

India's Allahabad Bank reports $259 mln alleged fraud by bankrupt steelmaker India's Allahabad Bank on Saturday became the second Indian state-owned bank to report a major alleged fraud by bankrupt steelmaker Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd this month, adding to concerns about a banking industry burdened with bad debts....
17:52, 07/13/2019

Trump's Fourth of July celebration helped bankrupt DC security fund In a letter to the president, the city’s mayor said the fund is running a $6m deficit for the fiscal yearDonald Trump’s “Salute to America” Fourth of July event in Washington and subsequent protests cost the District of Columbia’s security fund $1.7m...
07:39, 07/11/2019

FBI asks victims of bankrupt QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange to start snitching The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is stepping up its probe into defunct Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. In an announcement yesterday, the FBI asked victims affected by the QuadrigaCX collapse to come forward and complete a questi...
17:00, 06/04/2019

States agree to pause lawsuits against bankrupt opioid maker Insys Five states have agreed to facilitate settlement talks by dropping objections to a bid by Insys Therapeutics Inc in bankruptcy court to put on hold their lawsuits alleging the drugmaker helped fuel the opioid epidemic....
23:26, 07/02/2019

Bankrupt Philadelphia refinery expects $50 million advanced insurance payment Insurers of a fire-damaged Philadelphia refinery have indicated they would make a $50 million initial advance payment in connection with a June blaze that led to the plant’s closure, court documents showed....
22:39, 09/13/2019

Bankrupt Philadelphia refiner paid executives millions in bonuses just after fire: documents Executives of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery were paid roughly $4.5 million in retention bonuses after a summer fire that led to the plant's closure and before the company filed for bankruptcy a few weeks later, court documents show....
06:26, 09/10/2019

Greta Thunberg’s attackers are morally bankrupt, but her deification isn’t helpful | Julian Baggini The climate-crisis activist has made it clear herself that she wants the focus to be on the message, not the messengerAs Greta Thunberg sets sail across the Atlantic to the United Nations in New York, the backlash against her has been as vicious as i...
01:13, 08/20/2019

Bankrupt Philadelphia refiner paid execs millions in bonuses just after fire: documents Executives of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery were paid roughly $4.5 million in retention bonuses after a summer fire that led to the plant's closure and before the company filed for bankruptcy a few weeks later, court documents show....
21:52, 09/09/2019

Florida bridge-collapse victims would receive up to $42M in tentative deal with bankrupt builder The bankrupt construction company that built the deadly Florida International University Bridge, leading to the deaths of six people, would pay up to $42 million to victims and their families in a tentative deal with insurers....
13:26, 05/03/2019

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans....
04:13, 05/18/2019

The latest Iran-Saudi flare-up exposes Trump's bankrupt Middle East policy | Michael H Fuchs End support for the war in Yemen, change the relationship with Saudi Arabia, and talk to Iran – the answers for the US are clear The fact that the United States is up in arms over an attack with no reported casualties on an oil refinery in Saudi Arab...
17:00, 09/18/2019

Money Shop plans £18m customer payout pot One of Britain's biggest short-term consumer lenders is to ring-fence an £18m compensation pot for creditors as it prepares to wind itself up following a surge in customer complaints....
23:00, 07/15/2019

Brazil's Cielo cut dividend payout so it could invest more - CEO Brazilian card processor Cielo SA's dividend cut, which it announced on Friday, is intended to give it room to raise capital expenditure in a competitive market, Chief Executive Officer Paulo Caffarelli said....
19:00, 05/25/2019

Two Former Hedge Fund Employees Could Get $90 Million Jury Payout Two former employees of commodities hedge fund Touradji Capital Management could receive roughly $90 million after winning a decadelong lawsuit against the firm....
16:13, 06/06/2019

Cisco whistleblower gets first False Claims payout over cybersecurity Cisco Systems Inc has agreed to settle a whistleblower’s claim that it improperly sold video surveillance software with known vulnerabilities to U.S. federal and state governments, marking the first payout on a False Claims Act case brought over fail...
01:39, 08/01/2019

Lufthansa pegs dividend payout ratio to net profit German carrier Lufthansa on Monday said it would start pegging its dividend payout ratio to net profit in the future, adding this would give the group, which issued a profit warning a week ago, more flexibility....
11:52, 06/24/2019

RBI To Make Rs 1.76 Lakh Crore Payout To Government: 10 Things To Know The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday approved a payout of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the government from its surplus and reserves, after an expert committee chaired by former Governor Bimal Jalan made......
09:13, 08/27/2019

CBS-Viacom merger equals $70M payout to top executive Joe Ianniello The merger of Viacom and CBS is shaping up to be lucrative for its top two execs. Acting CBS Chief Executive Joe Ianniello, who will be chairman and CEO of CBS at the combined firm, will bank a hefty payout of $70 million when the deal closes. That p...
10:26, 08/20/2019

Takata airbag consumer restitution payout of $9.8M requested The special master overseeing the Takata restitution fund seeks court approval to award the first round of payments to 102 recipients claiming injury from a defective airbag inflator....
09:00, 08/10/2019

Government's Dependence On RBI Payout Leaves Budget Funding At Risk Slower economic growth has made it harder for the government to improve tax collections and the boost from the central bank and assets sale program are unlikely to be repeated....
07:00, 09/05/2019

RBI's Rs 1.76 Lakh Crore Payout To Help Government Manage Fiscal Deficit Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week announced various steps to spur growth including hastening capital infusion in state-run lenders even as she strives to meet a narrower fiscal gap goal of......
09:13, 08/27/2019

"Stealing From RBI Won't Work": Rahul Gandhi Attacks Centre Over Payout Congress MP Rahul Gandhi today made lacerating comments on the Reserve Bank of India approving a record Rs 1.76 lakh crore payout to the government, a move that he said was the same as "stealing from......
08:26, 08/27/2019

Urjit Patel Quit Over RBI Payout To Centre, Says Top Panel Member Former Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel quit last December after differences over transferring its reserves to the Union government, a member of a panel set up to study the central bank's......
14:39, 08/28/2019

Ensco Rowan investor seeks $2.5 billion dividend payout Deep-sea oil driller Ensco Rowan's investor Luminus Management LLC on Wednesday urged the company to declare a special dividend of $2.5 billion to its shareholders, sending its shares down 6.3%....
17:13, 06/12/2019

Indigenous families given $2B payout for children separated from parents by government The tribunal is awarding the maximum damages it can -- $40,000 -- for each child taken away for lack of proper services or who was later returned to his or family....
21:26, 09/06/2019

Geoffrey Rush wins $1.9m payout on #MeToo defamation case Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded $2.9 million Australian dollars (over $1.9 million USD) after winning his defamation case against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist, CNN affiliate SBS News reported Thursday....
15:39, 05/23/2019

Riverside Church pastor set to receive $500K payout after sex toy scandal Riverside Church’s outgoing female pastor is set to receive an exit package worth at least half a million dollars — after leaving her job amid allegations she bought an employee an unwanted $200 vibrator while on a work trip, The Post has...
05:52, 07/13/2019

Bonds At Three-Week High, Rupee Gains After RBI Payout To Government The benchmark 10-year bond yield was at 6.44 per cent, down 4 basis points (bps) on the day after having earlier dropped to a low of 6.35 per cent, its lowest since August 7....
02:13, 08/28/2019

Payout for yoga teacher hit by cyclist as she crossed road... on her phone A yoga teacher knocked unconscious by a cyclist when she stepped into the road while looking at her phone has won compensation, despite a judge ruling the crash was partly her fault....
17:26, 06/18/2019

How to use the macOS ColorSync Utility Maintaining color consistency between applications and devices and when printing can be a challenge. If you're unfamiliar with color matching in macOS, learn how to use the ColorSync Utility....
09:39, 07/31/2019

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush wins record defamation payout Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded a A$2.8 million ($1.9 million) defamation payment against a News Corp tabloid, the largest defamation payout in Australian history, after it accused him in reports of inappropriate behavior....
12:13, 05/23/2019

Pandemic bonds face scrutiny after Ebola outbreak yet to trigger payout World Bank funding instruments issued to help emerging countries swiftly tackle pandemics have come under the spotlight after the latest deadly Ebola outbreak has yet to trigger a payout....
21:39, 08/01/2019

MyFord Touch users could receive up to a $400 payout after class-action lawsuit Owners of roughly 360,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a MyFord Touch or MyLincoln Touch system could be in for a nice payout.       ...
23:26, 08/11/2019

Talks with Purdue Pharma and Sackler family over opioid payout break down State attorneys general expect company to file for bankruptcy‘It seems there will be little money for plaintiffs,’ expert warnsState and local governments across the US have sought billions of dollars from the prescription painkiller company Purdue P...
23:39, 09/08/2019

Heather Mills receives apology and payout in phone-hacking case Ex-model receives ‘substantial’ payout as she settles case against News of the WorldHeather Mills has received an apology at the high court after settling her phone-hacking case against the News of the World in return for a substantial financial payo...
18:52, 07/08/2019

City trying to dodge $60M payout to burned Beacon High School student The city wants to avoid paying the almost $60 million it owes to a Beacon High School student who was badly burned in a chemistry experiment gone awry — by arguing he wasn’t nearly as disfigured as other accident victims who have received small...
21:39, 08/29/2019

Utility tokens need regulatory certainty Cryptocurrencies are finally catching the attention of Congress. Earlier this year, Reps. Darren Soto, D-Florida, and Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, introduced a pair of bills aimed at addressing price manipulation as well as finding opportunities to promo...
06:39, 07/11/2019

Investors Are Too Thirsty for Utility Stocks It is hard to know whether to like the stock market when economic data remain decent but geopolitical tensions flare up, so investors have found a compromise: Utility companies. But this strategy may be getting out of hand....
14:26, 06/28/2019

Oil adviser 'blinded by attraction' could lose £180k handed to Tinder lover after she declared herself bankrupt A businessman who handed more than £180,000 to his Tinder lover while "blinded by attraction" could end up with not recovering a penny despite a judge ordering her to repay him....
13:00, 07/01/2019

Judge Slashes Payout in Roundup Lawsuit, But Calls Monsanto's Conduct 'Reprehensible' A federal judge in one of the lawsuits between pharmaceutical giant AG Bayer, which bought agrochemical giant Monsanto in 2018, and plaintiffs who claim its Roundup herbicide caused their cancer has slashed an $80 million payout, Reuters reported on ...
15:13, 07/16/2019

Opioid-maker Purdue Pharma is allowed bonus payout in bankruptcy case The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case for opioid-maker Purdue Pharma issued an interim order late Wednesday allowing the company and its subsidiaries to continue paying its employees, former employees and retirees....
20:40, 09/20/2019

Christian preacher accused of hate speech wins £2,500 payout from Met for wrongful arrest A preacher who was halted from expressing his Christian views and driven four miles away by police has been awarded a £2,500 payout for wrongful arrest, it was reported today....
00:13, 07/29/2019

Lawyer denies claims he lied about spider bite during flight for a payout to buy house A lawyer who claims he almost lost a leg because of a spider bite on a plane has denied allegations by a mystery witness that he invented the story for compensation to buy a house....
18:52, 07/12/2019

Nissan CEO got higher stock-linked bonus after payout date changed, Kelly says In his first interview since his arrest for alleged financial misconduct, Greg Kelly said Hiroto Saikawa was due to get a stock appreciation rights payment pegged to Nissan's share price on May 14, 2013, but got it based on a higher price a week late...
15:13, 06/10/2019

Jury says county violated a state's criminal records law. The total payout could be almost $67 million. Mugshots, dates of birth and other data from the arrests of nearly 67,000 people in a Pennsylvania county were available publicly online for two years. Even if their records had been expunged....
05:52, 05/30/2019

At $16,995, Could This 2010 BMW X5 M Twin Turbo put the Sport in Your Utility? You might consider BMW offering SUVs as the height of blasphemy, but there’s no arguing that monster wagons like today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe X5 M embody the Bavarian marque’s sporting heritage. Let’s see if this twin-turbo monster’s price is yet...
18:00, 05/29/2019

PG&E’s lenders offer billions, new name to rebrand utility SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric’s key lenders have offered a $30 billion plan to pull the utility out of bankruptcy and give the tarnished company a new name. The Sacramento Bee reports the proposal filed Tuesday in U.S. Bankru...
22:26, 06/25/2019

Facebook's real goal with Libra is to become even more of a utility David Marcus, the head of Facebook's digital currency project, said the company expects Libra will drive more advertising revenue for the company....
22:39, 07/15/2019

The Fantasy Utility Vehicle: A $300,000 Nostalgia Trip Would you drop $300k on that 4x4 you craved in high school? Automotive artisans are retrofitting classic off-roaders—from Ford Broncos to Toyota Land Cruisers—with cutting-edge engineering and prices that cut deep...
01:13, 06/28/2019

How to Overclock Your System With Intel's New One-Button Utility Windows: Intel made it a lot easier to overclock your CPU—pushing it past its default clock speeds to make it even faster, at the risk of potentially frying your chip. There’s just one big caveat: You’re going to need one of six supported 9th-genera...
19:26, 06/20/2019

Report: Cubs to call up utility man Happ The Chicago Cubs will call up Ian Happ for the first time this season, the Chicago Tribune reported, after the utility man had a productive run at Triple-A Iowa....
08:26, 07/26/2019

‘No justice for black people’: family of man shot by police demand same payout as Justine Damond Father of Jamar Clark says Damond’s family, who received $US20m from Minneapolis, were treated differently The family of an African American man shot dead by Minneapolis police are demanding a $US20m ($A29m) payout equal to what the family of the Aus...
04:00, 05/22/2019

Nissan CEO got higher stock-linked bonus after payout date changed, former director Kelly says Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa was granted an exception in 2013 to reschedule a stock-linked bonus that bumped up the payout by 47 million yen ($432,382), former Representative Director Greg Kelly told magazine Bungei Shunju....
13:13, 06/10/2019

Gas explosion destroys house, kills utility worker Authorities say a gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home and killed a gas company worker on Monday. More than a dozen others were injured in the blast in Murrieta. (July 15)        ...
03:00, 07/16/2019

Florida utility to install 1K electric car-charging stations FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida Power & Light plans to install 1,000 electric-charging stations at 100 locations across the state. The utility’s announcement Wednesday says the stations would be located on major roadways, public parks, shopping malls...
11:16, 09/20/2019

Cramer's lightning round: The utility stock you want to own and hold "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer rings the lightning round bell, which means he's giving his answers to callers' stock questions at rapid speed....
03:52, 08/23/2019

Kamala Harris sees Facebook as a 'utility' that might need breaking up Senator Elizabeth Warren isn't the only major presidential candidate eyeing the possibility of breaking up Facebook. Fellow Senator Kamala Harris stated in a CNN interview that she believed the US should "seriously take a look" at splitting the...
01:00, 05/13/2019

Chevy tests a crossover utility version of its Bolt EV Chevy has talked about producing more electric crossovers besides the Bolt EV, and it now appears much closer to fulfilling that goal. Our sister site Autoblog has obtained photos and video of Chevy testing a more utility-focused crossover, rumored....
23:52, 05/19/2019

Michigan utility releases 12 juvenile turtles into habitat SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A dozen juvenile turtles have been released into a habitat created for them by employees of a Michigan utility. Jackson-based Consumers Energy says the Blanding’s turtles were placed Thursday in the Saginaw area. Two adult...
15:26, 05/20/2019

Rory McIlroy wins FedEx Cup, largest cash payout in golf history, at Tour Championship Rory McIlroy surged past Brooks Koepka at the Tour Championship on Sunday to win the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize, the largest cash payout in golf history....
10:00, 08/26/2019

Colorado utility gets $500M offer to shut coal plants GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A wholesale power provider has proposed a $500 million deal for a Colorado electric utility to retire some coal assets and shift toward more renewable energy. The Daily Sentinel reported Wednesday that the proposal from D...
21:26, 05/29/2019

Todd Snyder's New Luxe Utility Collection Is Very Accurately Named The stalwart designer made a menswear-y Land Cruiser and some hardy fall clothes to go with it. Here are our favorites from the new Todd Snyder collection....
00:39, 09/06/2019

Cal Fire: PG&E utility caused wildfire that destroyed Paradise, killed 85 Pacific Gas and Electric's power lines caused last year's Camp Fire -- the most deadly and destructive fire in California history -- state fire officials said Wednesday....
05:13, 05/16/2019

After heat-related death, summer utility policy to be reviewed PHOENIX — The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold an emergency rule-making session Thursday at 10 a.m. in Phoenix. The commissioners plan to talk about preventing electric companies from shutting off power to those who cannot pay their bil...
15:52, 06/20/2019

Need a Loan? Equifax Plans to Sell More Utility, Phone Records Equifax will soon give consumers the option to let lenders review their electric, phone and cable payment information, a move aimed at providing lenders more data to determine whether to approve loan applicants....
19:13, 09/18/2019

Toyota Land Cruiser Utility 3dr long-term review Will a basic – and we do mean basic – Land Cruiser cut it as a daily family workhorse? Six months with one should be enough to find out Why we’re running it: To see if a utility vehicle can also be an endearing everyday vehicle Month 6 - Month 5 - ...
23:00, 06/10/2019

US utility firms hit by state-sponsored spear-phishing attack Three US entities from the utility sector were targeted by a spear-phishing campaign which used a new malware that featured a remote access Trojan (RAT) module with the aim of giving attackers admin control of the infected systems.The new malware cal...
01:39, 08/03/2019

VW Q2 operating profit rises 30% as utility vehicle push pays off VW expects vehicle deliveries in 2019 to exceed last year's figure and for revenues in the passenger cars and commercial vehicles divisions to grow at least 5 percent....
18:13, 07/25/2019

Aston Martin's first utility vehicle key to sales growth plans The DBX, which arrives later this year, will be the biggest step yet in CEO Andy Palmer's campaign to win over buyers and regain investor confidence in the luxury automaker....
03:39, 08/16/2019

New Land Rover Defender: 90 'Utility' variant hits the road Set to be unveiled fully at the Frankfurt motor show, the 2020 Defender will feature everything from workhorse variants to posh models Land Rover will finally reveal the hotly anticipated new Defender at September's Frankfurt motor show. Prior to th...
13:13, 07/29/2019

U.S. Chamber of Commerce slams Mexican utility's pipeline arbitration move The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday criticized the Mexican state-owned power utility CFE's filing with an international court to begin arbitration with several infrastructure companies over pipeline contracts, saying the move could undermine inves...
23:52, 07/01/2019

Mexico's IEnova says state utility initiated arbitration over pipeline project Mexican energy infrastructure firm IEnova said on Friday that state-owned utility CFE has initiated international arbitration in relation to the company's Guaymas-El Oro gas pipeline project....
01:00, 07/20/2019

Kentucky water utility granted interim emergency rate hike FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky water utility has been granted an interim emergency rate increase that will set a flat rate amounting to a 42 percent hike for typical residential customers. The Kentucky Public Service Commission said in a news relea...
01:39, 06/07/2019

US gas utility funds 'front' consumer group to fight natural gas bans SoCalGas funded not-for-profit C4Bes from its launch, paying consultants to establish messaging and recruit board membersAmerica’s largest gas utility is trying to thwart efforts to limit the use of natural gas in California beyond usual corporate lo...
19:39, 07/26/2019

Flowing Wells closed from semi-truck striking utility pole Tucson police temporarily closed Flowing Wells just north of Prince due to an accident involving a semi-truck. Authorities say the semi-truck struck a utility pole and the area will be closed while crews perform repairs. There were no injuries report...
08:52, 09/03/2019

Mexico power utility to seek "fairer" deal over pipeline disputes Mexican state power utility CFE said on Tuesday it will seek to negotiate a "fairer" resolution to contractual disputes with companies behind several pipelines yet to go into operation, and whose costs have been questioned by Mexico's president....
10:39, 06/26/2019

CEE MARKETS-Currencies regain ground as Czech utility CEZ extends gains Central European currencies recovered some ground on Thursday, getting a reprieve from recent weakness linked to global trade war worries, while shares in Czech utility CEZ continued a two-day rally. CEZ shares extended gains after the company an...
12:26, 05/30/2019

Yemen's Houthis launch strike on Saudi utility station, no damage Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis launched a projectile into southern Saudi Arabia late on Wednesday which the Saudi-led coalition said landed near a desalination plant without causing damage or casualties....
13:13, 06/20/2019

Top-performing fund manager who takes big risks says buy tech and utility stocks Margaret Patel's fund is up 16.5% this year and is outperforming 97% of its counterparts. The five-star-rated fund has also done well long term....
18:39, 04/28/2019

Nevada utility announces three major solar projects with battery storage Nevada's largest utility NV Energy will procure 1,200 megawatts (MW) of solar electricity paired with batteries, or enough to power about 228,000 homes, as it seeks to double its renewable energy resources and move away from fossil fuels....
14:52, 06/26/2019

Social Security is not 'going bankrupt.' Don't believe these myths about claiming benefits Researchers tell us that most people would be better off waiting to claim Social Security benefits. Yet most people file early.       ...
14:00, 06/26/2019

Roundup Weedkiller Is Blamed for Cancers, but Farmers Say It’s Not Going Away After a blockbuster acquisition, Bayer may lose billions over claims that the No. 1 agricultural chemical is unsafe. But its market niche seems secure....
20:13, 09/20/2019

The US blamed Iran for the tanker attacks. Here's what the Navy could do next It will likely take days, weeks or even months for the military to go through the forensics needed to find out exactly who is behind the attack, but one expert says, "Iran's ships are very exposed."...
16:13, 06/14/2019

Outbreak of Legionnaire’s blamed on hot water system GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at a newly opened hospital outside Columbus has been traced to its hot water system. The health department said at least 16 patients admitted to the 210-bed Mount Carmel Grove City ho...
23:26, 06/13/2019

Market conditions blamed as £3.3bn London IPO suspended Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has suspended plans for a £3.3bn London stock market flotation of its subsidiary ReAssure, blaming "heightened caution" among investors....
09:39, 07/11/2019

Florida man gets life for slaying he blamed on sleepwalking WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man who claimed he was sleepwalking when he stabbed his roommate to death has been sentenced to life in prison. The Palm Beach Post reports 26-year-old Randy Herman Jr. was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder and...
14:26, 05/09/2019

Canada Blamed for 'Genocide' Against Indigenous Women A yearslong inquiry concluded that high rates of violence against indigenous women in Canada amount to a genocide fueled by government abuses, putting more pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to address an issue his government has identified as...
17:00, 06/04/2019

Now Hillary Clinton’s loss is being blamed on Jon Stewart Hillary Clinton’s defenders will never stop making excuses for why she lost in 2016: It was Matt Lauer! It was James Comey! It was men being sexist! It was women being sexist! It was voter suppression! It was Citizens United! It was fake news! It was...
21:39, 05/04/2019

| Pollard's hasty recall: Bulls CAN'T be blamed Rob Houwing defends the Bulls’ decision to return Handre Pollard to NZ for their last tour tussle against the Highlanders, which looks a ‘must win’ for them....
16:26, 06/04/2019

Malnourishment blamed for rise in encephalitis in Bihar Medics in India reproach state government saying hunger is behind child fever and deaths not just lychee toxinsThe recent deaths of more than 110 children in India from encephalitis have been attributed to natural toxins in lychees. But experts now s...
18:39, 06/19/2019

Stephen Porges: ‘Survivors are blamed because they don’t fight’ The psychiatry professor on the polyvagal theory he developed to understand our reactions to traumaStephen Porges is professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and “Distinguished University Scientist” at Indiana University, where he ...
14:26, 06/02/2019

Storms Blamed For Man’s Death In Allen County ALLEN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The violent storms that swept across the southern commonwealth are being blamed for one death. The Allen County coroner says a man driving a pickup truck in Scottsville was killed when a tree fell on the vehicle. Th...
15:13, 06/22/2019

Brewers Utility Man Hernán Pérez Pitches Delightful, YouTube-Inspired 1-2-3 Inning Normally I would not ask you to pay attention to a late half-inning in a 16–0 June blowout, where pretty much by definition nothing that happens matters in the slightest. This is no normal half-inning! First of all the pitcher is Brewers utility man ...
13:26, 06/05/2019

UPDATE 1-Mexico power utility seeking $899 mln in pipeline dispute, firms to talk Mexico's national power company CFE on Tuesday said it is seeking $899 million in a dispute with natural gas pipeline firms, adding that talks with Canada's TC Energy Corp and businessman Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso would start within days....
20:00, 07/02/2019

Italian utility Enel launches tender offer for Eletropaulo shareholders - filing Italian utility Enel SPA launched on Thursday a tender offer to purchase a 4.1% stake in its Brazilian power distribution company Eletropaulo Metropolitana that was still in the market, according to a securities filing....
16:39, 06/27/2019

UPDATE 6-Partial blackout hits Manhattan; utility begins restoring power A wide swath of New York's Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday following a transformer explosion, knocking out power to subways, stores and Broadway theaters, but the city's main utility began restoring power several hours later....
05:26, 07/14/2019

LA County sues Edison utility to recover over $100 million in costs from Woolsey Fire Los Angeles County on Thursday announced it filed a lawsuit against Southern California Edison to recover costs in connection with last year's deadly Woolsey Fire....
18:52, 04/28/2019

Electrocuted squirrel finally removed from utility wires: 'Rest in power,' neighbors say Talk about being left hanging. Some residents in upstate New York say a utility company ignored them for two weeks after they reported seeing a dead squirrel dangling above them from utility wires....
11:13, 07/03/2019

Gender discrimination blamed for Malawi election allegations A group of women in Malawi say Electoral Commission head Jane Ansah is being targeted because of her gender for her part in May's disputed election. Other women say they are playing the gender card....
22:52, 07/10/2019

Late Easter blamed as Asda sales growth run comes to end Asda has recorded its first quarter of falling sales for the first time in almost two years, insisting it kept its "focus" as it fought in vain for its planned merger with Sainsbury's....
17:26, 05/16/2019

Israel blamed for spy devices found near White House Israel was most likely responsible for the cellphone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive areas around Washington, D.C., last year, according to former U.S. government officials....
20:39, 09/12/2019

Amazon blamed as 'iconic' bookshops announce closure Wenlock Books in Shropshire and Camden Lock Books in London are set to close, with owners citing business rates and online competitionWenlock Books, an award-winning independent bookshop that has served readers in the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock ...
01:39, 05/31/2019

India Hunts Man-Eating Tiger Blamed for 13 Deaths In a way, India’s effort to protect tigers has become a victim of its own success. Their numbers are growing, and they’re coming into contact with people more often....
22:26, 05/06/2019

Brooklyn man blamed girlfriend for killing motorcyclist: prosecutors Diaz’s girlfriend, Jasmin Morales-Cruz, 23, initially took the fall for the fatal crash, telling police that she had only one drink while Diaz had numerous drinks....
14:52, 09/04/2019

“Quacks” blamed for HIV outbreak that infected hundreds of kids Enlarge / A Pakistani paramedic takes a blood sample from a baby for a HIV test at a state-run hospital in Rato Dero in the district of Larkana of the southern Sindh province on May 9, 2019. (credit: Getty | RIZWAN TABASSUM) More than 600 people—m...
13:26, 05/22/2019

Republican who blamed shootings on gay marriage urged to resign Ohio state representative’s screed against cannabis and liberal ‘snowflakes’ goes too far even for her own partyA Republican state representative in Ohio who blamed “homosexual marriage” and “recreational marijuana” – along with many of Donald Trump’...
21:00, 08/06/2019

Absent de Blasio blamed for surge in NYC traffic deaths As Mayor de Blasio repeatedly hits the road for his quixotic presidential campaign, the streets of New York City are becoming a bloodbath. Traffic crashes have already killed 71 people this year, up from 58 during the same time period in 2018 — a 22 ...
10:00, 05/26/2019

Brazil minister says agribusiness should not be blamed for Amazon fires Brazilian agriculture minister, Tereza Cristina Dias, said on Friday that agribusiness should not be blamed for the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest and that potential trade barriers are unjustified....
06:26, 08/24/2019

Eli Manning blamed by deranged man who randomly attacked pedestrians A deranged man charged with hate crime attacks on Manhattan pedestrians blamed Eli Manning for his rampage, according to newly released court papers. “This is Eli Manning’s fault. He is sending white crackers to beat me up,” Todd Lyons allegedly told...
05:52, 09/20/2019

Russian Strikes Blamed for 27 Deaths in Syrian Town Russian airstrikes on a busy market in northwest Syria killed at least 27 people, according to monitoring groups, one of the deadliest attacks in a monthslong Syrian government military campaign against the opposition’s last stronghold....
20:00, 07/22/2019

Being blamed for the oil tanker attack suits Iran just fine In the not very complicated mystery over the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, there are two prime suspects. Only one, however, stands to benefit, whoever is responsible. And despite Iran's denial, being blamed for these attacks suits it ni...
13:00, 06/18/2019

Video games more often blamed when school shooters are white (Reuters Health) - In the wake of school shootings, people are more likely to blame violent video games for the crime when perpetrators are white than when they are black, a small U.S. study suggests....
21:26, 09/19/2019

Republican redistricting expert blamed for census question NEW YORK (AP) — A new court filing by lawyers opposing adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census alleges a longtime Republican redistricting expert played a key role in making the change. The filing Thursday in Manhattan federal court comes ju...
18:39, 05/30/2019

Navy brass, low budget blamed for Argentina sub tragedy An Argentine legislative commission has concluded that the sinking of a submarine with all 44 crewmembers was caused by the inefficiency of naval commanders and budget limitations, discarding theories the vessel was attacked or hit by a ship...
07:13, 07/19/2019

The Latest: 3 deaths blamed on flooding; kayaker missing ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The latest round of Midwestern flooding has claimed at least three lives, closed hundreds of roads and forced residents of threatened towns to shore up threatened lev...
21:00, 05/03/2019

MLB warns players about sex pills blamed for positive PED tests Major League Baseball has warned players of the "very real risk" of over-the-counter sexual enhancement pills which contain banned substances, according to media reports....
00:39, 08/22/2019

Anti-Semitic Crime Rises in Germany, and Far Right Is Blamed An annual report on politically motivated crime found anti-Semitic offenses and hate crimes against foreigners both up significantly, even as violence fell....
20:13, 05/14/2019

After death of Sun City woman, Arizona Corporation Commission to review summer utility policy PHOENIX — The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold an emergency rule-making session Thursday at 10 a.m. in Phoenix. The commissioners plan to talk about preventing electric companies from shutting off power to those who cannot pay their bil...
11:13, 06/20/2019

Utility failed to probe gas leaks at Aliso Canyon before 2015 accident: state report A Sempra Energy subsidiary did not conduct detailed inspections or analyses of leaks at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in California before the major 2015 leak that has cost the utility more than $1 billion and generated hundreds of la...
00:00, 05/18/2019

White Paper Supports Utility of CBOE Eurekahedge Benchmarks for Volatility Hedge Funds CHICAGO, IL and BONITA SPRINGS, FL -- February 29, 2016 -- Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) today announced the release of a white paper that analyzes the use of benchmarks, such as those utilized by the CBOE Eurekahedge Volatility Ind...
03:13, 05/02/2019

Pilot Blamed For Lagoon Crash Where Passengers Swam For Their Lives Pilot error led to an airliner ditching in a Pacific lagoon last year, forcing passengers and crew to swim for their lives, an official crash investigation released Thursday found....
16:13, 07/18/2019

On World Bee day, human activity blamed for falling pollinator numbers If you think you’re busy, then spare a thought for the world’s bees; for they, along with other insects and animals, are responsible for pollinating more than 75 per cent of the planet’s favourite food crops....
20:00, 05/20/2019

Woman who blamed alien cult for boyfriend’s murder sentenced The Pennsylvania woman who fatally shot her boyfriend and blamed an apocalyptic alien cult for his death was sentenced to prison this week. Barbara Rogers, 44, was ordered to serve 15 to 20 years in prison Monday at Monroe County Court for Steven Min...
20:00, 06/11/2019

Ben Carson takes aim at red tape blamed for soaring housing costs State and local governments are driving up the cost of housing through a web of regulations, industry groups and federal officials say – a situation that’s prompted Housing Secretary Ben Carson to call for new incentives to eliminate the red tape....
16:13, 06/10/2019

The Taliban claimed an attack on U.S. forces. Pompeo blamed Iran. The secretary of State pointed to a Kabul bombing as an example of one “in a series of attacks instigated by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its surrogates against American and allied interests.”...
20:26, 06/15/2019

Woman charged with setting a house on fire blamed spider A woman in Kansas City Missouri has been charged after setting a house on fire - and she says it’s because there was a spider. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.        ...
00:39, 07/20/2019

Gothic guru blamed in sex-slave crossbow deaths in Germany Authorities believe cult leader Torsten Weiss, 53 — the owner of a medieval fetish shop — directed the gory, murder-suicides that left himself and two women impaled with crossbow bolts, The Daily Beast reported, citing German news accounts. Two other...
23:39, 05/16/2019

Indonesia police vow to hunt down separatists blamed for Papua unrest Indonesian police on Thursday vowed to hunt down separatists blamed for violent protests in the region of Papua, as the government partially lifted an internet blackout imposed in the easternmost area after three weeks....
14:13, 09/05/2019

Watch: Mom in labor's positive drug test blamed on bagel A New York state mother was temporarily separated from her newborn son after a bagel caused a false positive on a drug test administered while she was in labor....
18:39, 05/15/2019

Man blamed ‘brain surgery’ after allegedly stabbing wife to death A Queens man was charged Tuesday for allegedly stabbing his wife to death and bashing her with a cutting board — and tried to blame his “brain surgery” for making him snap, according to police sources. Isidro Pacheco, 56, turned him...
19:52, 05/21/2019

Huawei removal from SD Association site blamed on "technical issue" Huawei has been restored to the list of approved partners for the world's leading SD card watchdog following an apparent technical error.The Chinese giant, currently engaged in a number of high-profile disputes with the US government, was remove...
17:52, 05/30/2019

Hot chicken wings blamed for Canada teen's 105 mph speeding ticket A teen driver in Canada who was busted for was speeding said was driving so fact because he had eaten hot chicken wings and really needed to use the bathroom....
17:39, 06/09/2019

Afghan and U.S. Forces Blamed for Killing More Civilians This Year Than Taliban Have Nearly 1,400 Afghan civilians were killed in the first six months of the year, with Afghan forces and their allies accountable for 52 percent of the deaths, according to a United Nations report....
01:13, 07/31/2019

Subsidy cuts blamed for fall in UK sales of electrified vehicles Industry accuses government of undermining sector after first decline since April 2017The British car industry has accused the government of undermining the sector after sales of electrified vehicles fell for the first time in more than two years.Sal...
20:26, 07/04/2019

Chennai in crisis as authorities blamed for dire water shortage Four reservoirs supplying India’s sixth largest city dry up as state accused of inactionAuthorities in Chennai have been criticised for failing to deal with a crippling water shortage that has brought the Indian city to crisis point, leaving taps dry...
14:26, 06/19/2019

Oklahoma wins opioid case against Johnson & Johnson, gets tiny payout Enlarge / IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 26: A sign is posted at the Johnson & Johnson campus on August 26, 2019 in Irvine, California. A judge has ordered the company to pay $572 million in connection with the opioid crisis in Oklahoma. (Photo by Mar...
19:26, 08/27/2019

Opinion: Maximum Security could yield maximum payout at Kentucky Derby Maximum Security, who is 4-for-4 in his career, has been largely overlooked in the week-long build-up to the Kentucky Derby. That’s not a surprise.        ...
04:13, 05/03/2019

Farmers slam Trump's China tariffs despite billions spent on aid packages — 'farmers do not want a payout' Reuters/Jonathan Ernst The US collected $63 billion in tariffs in the year through to June, abut half of which was from new tariffs on China. But roughly an equal amount of those fresh levies went back on aid to farmers who had been left stricken du...
07:52, 08/09/2019

Woman abused by brother wins payout after 50 years as 'cruel' same-roof law is scrapped A woman sexually abused as a child by her half-brother has been awarded compensation almost 50 years later in a landmark legal case brought after a "cruel" law was changed....
16:39, 08/07/2019

Johnson & Johnson Faces Possible $17 Billion Payout For Pushing Opiods US drugmaker Johnson & Johnson faces a potential record $17 billion damages payout Monday when an Oklahoma judge rules whether its aggressive promotion of opioid painkillers was responsible for the......
09:13, 08/27/2019

Trump's Bronx golf course lost $122,000 last year and blamed New York City The company's explanation for the loss, despite the sweetheart deal: A faulty gas pipe installed by the city that delayed a construction project....
23:52, 07/26/2019

Lightning strike blamed in Kentucky blaze that scotched 45,000 barrels of bourbon A massive fire that destroyed a Kentucky Jim Beam bourbon warehouse containing some 45,000 barrels of whiskey on Wednesday may have been caused by a lightning strike, a spokesman for the company said....
20:52, 07/03/2019

President Trump Blamed the Transgender Military Ban on an Inaccurate Cost for Surgery President Donald Trump blamed the cost of gender-transition surgeries for his Administration’s policy barring transgender people from serving in the military, citing a figure experts said was inaccurate. In an interview with British commentator...
03:39, 06/06/2019

Officials blamed for bridge collapse told to leave memorial service Motorway executives attending a ceremony to remember victims of a major bridge collapse were told to leave after grieving relatives asked the Italian prime minister to intervene....
18:00, 08/14/2019

'Murderer of nature': Evo Morales blamed as Bolivia battles devastating fires Furious locals say president is culpable over unprecedented destruction of wildlifeRuny Callaú can’t remember how many nights he has been fighting the blaze which has engulfed huge swathes of forest. Nor can he stop thinking about his encounter with ...
12:13, 09/02/2019

Malaysia creates task force to probe kidnappings blamed on police The Malaysian government created a special task force to reopen investigations into the kidnappings of two activists blamed on the country's police intelligence branch....
01:00, 06/27/2019

BJP Worker Hacked To Death In Bengal's Burdwan, Trinamool Congress Blamed The BJP has accused Trinamool Congress activists of hacking one of its workers to death at Ketugram in West Bengal's Burdwan district today. News agency IANS quoted sources as saying that the victim......
14:13, 05/30/2019

Purdue could become a trust funded by sales of the same drug blamed for the opioid crisis Purdue Pharma could become a public trust funded by OxyContin sales as part of a massive settlement over its role in the opioid epidemic, but some prosecutors and health advocates are skeptical of the idea of relying on profits from the drug that con...
08:00, 09/04/2019

Tesla sued over fatal crash blamed on Autopilot navigation error The family of Walter Huang said in the lawsuit that his Tesla, which was sold as a “state-of-the-art” automobile, lacked safety features, such as an automatic emergency braking system....
21:13, 05/01/2019

SpaceX Dragon capsule explosion blamed on titanium valve failure SpaceX announced Monday that the explosion of its Crew Dragon space capsule during an April test in Florida was due to the failure of a titanium valve....
00:52, 07/16/2019

Queen Elizabeth’s jam supplier blamed for water shortage at English estate Queen Elizabeth II’s supplier of fruit preserves has found itself in a royal jam – amid a drop in water pressure in a neighboring estate, according to reports. Wilkin & Sons, a manufacturer of preserves and marmalades in Triptree, Essex, is accused o...
21:52, 07/17/2019

"Shoot Me," Said Haryana Congress Chief, Blamed In Meet On Election Rout Confronted with the Congress's atrocious performance in Haryana in the national election, party chief Ashok Tanwar stormed out of a meeting on Tuesday after shouting: "If you want to get rid of me,......
13:00, 06/06/2019

Breach Found In Jharkhand Canal 24 Hours After Inauguration, Rats Blamed It took 42 years to build a Jharkhand irrigation project, and then within 24 hours of its inauguration, the canal meant to provide water in 85 villages across Giridih, Hazaribagh and Bokaro districts......
15:00, 08/30/2019

Yemen: Dozens killed in attack on military parade blamed on Iran At least 51 security personnel, including a key commander, have been killed in twin attacks in Yemen. One of the attacks reportedly involved the use of a ballistic missile....
16:00, 08/01/2019

Media visit Saudi oil plant damaged in strike blamed on Iran Saudi Arabia on Friday took media on a tour of oil facilities damaged by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities....
18:26, 09/20/2019

North Carolina smashup of 40-50 vehicles blamed on heavy rain: reports As many as 50 vehicles were involved, but early reports indicated that only one serious injury resulted after chain-reaction crashes in heavy rain in North Carolina on Saturday night....
16:13, 08/18/2019

'Brain fever' blamed for India child deaths preventable: doctors Five-year-old Soni Khatun was playing in the midday sun last week when she began to vomit and lose feeling in her hands. Her mother, a poor laborer living in rural India, borrowed money to take her to hospital....
11:39, 06/21/2019

Slime on the line: slug blamed for power failure on Japanese railways Part of the country’s famously efficient network were plunged into chaos after the mollusc short-circuited electrical equipmentA slug has been blamed for a power outage that halted dozens of trains and delayed 12,000 passengers in Japan, the railway ...
05:13, 06/24/2019

Texas mom who blamed son, 3, with 6-week-old’s death faces murder charge: report A Texas mother who had told authorities that her 3-year-old son was responsible for injuries that led to her 6-week-old daughter’s death now faces a capital murder charge, a report said....
12:13, 04/29/2019

Dog kisses blamed for devastating infection that cost a woman her hands and legs Dogs are man’s best friend, but their mouths aren’t the most sterile things in the world. In fact, a dog’s mouth can be downright disgusting, and an Ohio woman just found that out in the worst possible way. As CNN reports, Marie Tra...
15:00, 08/07/2019

Controversy over Blue Lives Matter flag forces family of fallen officer to remove it from utility pole The son of a Maine police officer killed in the line of duty said he felt forced to remove a Thin Blue Line flag to mark the anniversary of his father’s death after hearing of complaints that it is racist....
07:39, 07/30/2019

Trump administration moving to rescind California's waiver without legal authority: California DA Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss President Trump to curb California's auto emissions waiver and the battle between the state and the President....
18:52, 09/20/2019

Victim who was sexually abused by British Army officer tells others to 'speak out' after winning payout from MoD A man who was sexually abused by a British Army cadet officer has spoken for the first time to urge other victims to come forward, after winning a payout from the Ministry of Defence....
13:00, 08/05/2019

California Today: See Hollyhock House, California’s Newest Unesco World Heritage Site Monday: Read about how officials at the house are getting ready for more visitors. Also: Netflix’s lobby and possible justice for a ring-tailed lemur....
16:52, 07/15/2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking groups blamed for global attacks The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the "WannaCry" ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts....
20:13, 09/13/2019

Ghetts: Drill artists should not be blamed for violent lyrics... they're reflecting their environment London grime artist Ghetts has said drill artists should not be blamed for using violent lyrics because they are only "reflecting their environment"....
05:52, 05/31/2019

UPDATE 1-Lighting strike blamed in Kentucky blaze that scotched 45,000 barrels of bourbon A massive fire that destroyed a Kentucky Jim Beam bourbon warehouse containing some 45,000 barrels of whiskey on Wednesday may have been caused by a lightning strike, a spokesman for the company said....
18:39, 07/03/2019

Heavy rains, 'incredible' flooding blamed for 2 deaths across Southeast from storm system Heavy rains from a storm system sparked flash flooding that turned deadly across portions of the Southeast on Sunday and may have also contributed to a freight train derailment....
21:13, 05/12/2019

Lawsuit: Ford hid Focus, Fiesta transmission problems — then blamed customers A class-action lawsuit representing 1.9 million Ford Fiesta and Focus owners has Ford on the hook for tens of millions if not billions in penalties.        ...
14:26, 05/09/2019

Amazon wildfires: Who is to blame? Brazil has lashed out at international critics who are blaming President Jair Bolsonaro for not doing enough to curb massive Amazon fires. Bolsonaro accused media organizations of trying to undermine his government....
03:00, 08/23/2019

Lightning strike in Poland, heavy thunderstorm blamed for several deaths, injuries in Tatra Mountains Several people are dead and a dozen reported injured after lightning struck during a thunderstorm in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains, officials said. ...
20:39, 08/22/2019

Democrats have long blamed 'culture' for black poverty. Joe Biden is no exception | Bhaskar Sunkara Both Democrats and Republicans attack black culture, but refuse to enact the redistribution of wealth and power that could end racial inequityThis weekend, Joe Biden was attacked for another bizarre, almost free association, remark. Responding to a q...
15:01, 09/17/2019

Exclusive: Mexico blamed Walmart's size, access to rivals' data in blocking app deal Mexican officials blocked Walmart Inc's deal to buy delivery app Cornershop because Walmart could not guarantee a level playing field for rival retailers, whose customers use the app to order groceries and other goods, according to an official docume...
22:13, 06/14/2019

Heat wave relief in sight after scorching temps blamed for several deaths, buckled roads A dangerous heat wave that has seared more than 200 million Americans from the Central U.S. to the East Coast over the weekend is about to come to an end, after being linked to several deaths, canceling events, and even causing roads to buckle....
19:52, 07/21/2019

Lightning strike in Poland, heavy thunderstorm blamed for at least 5 deaths, more than 100 injuries in Tatra Mountains Several people are dead and a dozen reported injured after lightning struck during a thunderstorm in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains, officials said. ...
10:00, 08/23/2019

Opinion: Mark Dantonio blamed refs for Michigan State's loss. He should blame himself It isn’t just the loss that stings for Michigan State football. It’s the depressingly familiar pattern of how it unfolded.       ...
21:02, 09/15/2019

Newark to speed replacement of pipes blamed for elevated lead in water, borrowing $120 million New Jersey’s biggest city on Monday announced a plan to borrow $120 million to dramatically cut the time it will take to replace pipes causing elevated lead levels in drinking water....
02:00, 08/27/2019

College gambler sent racist death threats to dozens of athletes he blamed for losing bets. Now he may go to prison. Addison Choi pleaded guilty to threatening college and pro athletes as well as their girlfriends on Instagram, often using racist slurs.        ...
17:52, 05/30/2019

HMP Pentonville: Government neglect blamed for alarming rise in violence and drugs at prison, report finds Government neglect has "directly contributed" to an alarming rise in violence and drugs at one of the country's oldest and busiest prisons, it is claimed....
00:13, 08/29/2019

Canadian Wildfires Are Already Turning Sunsets Red in the US The calendar hasn’t turned to summer yet, but skies in Canada and across the U.S. already look like August. Smoke from massive Canadian wildfires has made the sun disappear in Edmonton and turned Friday’s sunrise blood red as far east as Vermont.Read...
19:13, 05/31/2019

Wildfires rage in Israel during heatwave Firefighters on Thursday battled wildfires that scorched swathes of forests in central Israel, forcing some small towns to be evacuated, during a heatwave that brought record temperatures to parts of the country....
23:39, 05/23/2019

Amazon wildfires set to cause irreversible damage By the end of the dry season, the fires in Brazil could spread to other untouched forest areas, threatening the survival of individual tree species. But it's still too early to assess the full extent of the damage....
16:52, 08/27/2019

PG&E says SEC investigating it for disclosures, losses for wildfires PG&E Corp said on Thursday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the company regarding public disclosures and losses related to wildfires....
05:26, 05/03/2019

Wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest As wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest, global attention has ignited bitter dispute about who is the blame for burning "the lungs of the planet."        ...
00:00, 08/24/2019

Heatwave sparks wildfires in the Arctic The Arctic is a chilly place, or at least it’s supposed to be, but a recent combination of record-breaking heat and intense wildfires have turned areas of Greenland, Siberia and Alaska into smoke-covered infernos. Scientists have been keeping a close...
18:26, 07/22/2019

Amazon wildfires get some help from US firefighting plane A firefighting plane from California made its way to South America on Friday to help local authorities fight the massive wildfires burning up in parts of the Amazon....
19:26, 08/24/2019

The UK has already had more wildfires in 2019 than any year on record Just four months into 2019, the UK has been hit by more large wildfires than in the whole of 2018. Fires are thought to be made more likely by climate change...
18:26, 04/28/2019

Hotshot crews prepare for wildfires TUCSON — It’s wildfire season, and hotshots are working around the clock to make sure southern Arizona is ready for any flames that might pop up. One team working at the Coronado National Forest is the Springville hotshot crew. They came from C...
06:13, 06/24/2019

Wildfires hit central Portugal, 1,000 firefighters mobilized More than 1,000 firefighters battled three blazes sweeping across central Portugal early on Sunday, prompting authorities to partially evacuate a village and leaving one person with severe injuries....
04:39, 07/21/2019

Greece: Villages evacuated as wildfires rage As a major wildfire on the island of Evia continues to spread, rescuers are racing to evacuate hundreds of people. "The only way for this fire to be extinguished is when there's nothing left to burn," a firefighter said....
03:39, 08/14/2019

1,800 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal Portuguese authorities say that about 1,800 firefighters are struggling to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have already injured 20 people, including eight firefighters...
18:52, 07/21/2019

Multiple wildfires burning in Cochise County TUCSON – Cochise County officials say lighting strikes have sparked several fires south of Benson. Officials say the fires are burning south of St. David near Middlemarch Road and on Fort Huachuca near Laundy HIll. Both fires are producing heav...
05:00, 07/15/2019

PG&E to pay $1 billion to local governments for catastrophic wildfires California utility Pacific Gas and Electric has agreed to pay $1 billion to 14 local governments for igniting several devastating wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes and nearly wiped out one town. ...
06:00, 06/19/2019

Four more villages evacuated as wildfires rage on in Greece More than 250 firefighters were battling four wildfires on the Greek island of Evia on Friday, with authorities ordering the evacuation of four villages as a precaution....
02:00, 07/06/2019

Photos: Here’s how the Amazon wildfires and deforestation look from space Fires in the Amazon rainforest show up clearly and ominously in satellite imagery, showing the increased deforestation trends that are putting the planet's carbon savings account and bastion of biodiversity at risk....
22:13, 08/22/2019

Wildfires wreak havoc from France to Greece With EU air support, nearly 400 firefighters are working to extinguish a blaze on the Greek island of Evia. In France, more than 500 firefighters are battling a blaze that has destroyed 900 hectares of pine forest....
13:13, 08/15/2019

Wildfires are raging in the Arctic after an unprecedented heatwave The Arctic is a chilly place, or at least it’s supposed to be, but a recent combination of record-breaking heat and intense wildfires have turned areas of Greenland, Siberia, and Alaska into smoke-covered infernos. Scientists have been keeping ...
05:39, 07/20/2019

Hundreds of firefighters combat Portugal wildfires Several firefighters have been injured while working to contain wildfires in central Portugal, with the blazes exacerbated by strong wind. Authorities have deployed a small army contingent to help combat the fires....
16:52, 07/21/2019

Bolivia president does about-face and will now accept aid to put out wildfires Bolivian President Evo Morales did an about-face on Sunday and said he was now open to international aid to fight the blazes that have engulfed rural villages and doubled in size since Thursday....
22:52, 08/25/2019

PG&E Strikes $11 Billion Settlement With Insurers Over Wildfires PG&E Corp. agreed on an $11 billion settlement to resolve the majority of claims by insurance carriers from the 2017 Northern California wildfires and the 2018 Camp Fire....
18:39, 09/13/2019

Wildfires are cloaking Russian cities in smoke Hundreds of Russian towns and cities are shrouded in heavy smoke from wildfires in Siberia and the Far East, and the blazes appear to be spreading.        ...
18:26, 08/02/2019

Smoke from the Alberta wildfires is obscuring the sun in several U.S. cities According to the Twin Cities Branch of the National Weather Service, the lack of sunlight in America's Upper Midwest can be credited to Alberta's wildfire season. ...
01:52, 05/31/2019

Firefighters battle wildfires in France after temperatures hit 45.9C Hundreds of firefighters and 10 aircraft have been battling to contain wildfires in southern France after a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures of 45.9C (114F)....
16:39, 06/29/2019

Smoke from Canadian wildfires drifts into 5 US states HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Smoke from large wildfires in Canada’s Alberta province has drifted into five U.S. states and is causing haze and air quality issues. More than two dozen fires are burning in Alberta and 10,000 people have been forced from ...
18:13, 05/31/2019

Portugal Is Using Goats to Prepare for Wildfires, But There's Not Enough Shepherds Portugal, which has been ravaged by wildfires of increasing severity and duration in the era of climate change, is turning back to the goat to clear underbrush in the hopes of limiting potential fuel sources for the blazes, the New York Times reporte...
03:52, 08/18/2019

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14:13, 05/02/2019

Tucson fire extinguishes utility room fire that threatened east side apartments TUCSON — Tucson firefighters responded to an utility room fire that was part of a two-story apartment on the east side. Fire officials say multiple people reported large flames coming out of the outside room of the building on E. Cody St. First...
15:39, 08/19/2019

PG&E Knew for Years Its Lines Could Spark Wildfires, And Didn't Fix Them Documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal show that the utility has long been aware that parts of its 18,500-mile transmission system were dangerously outdated. That includes towers on the line that sparked last year’s deadly Camp Fire....
16:39, 07/10/2019

Friday’s air quality forecast for Alberta amid wildfires Special air quality statements remained in place for much of the province on Friday, as smoke from the northern Alberta wildfires made its way south....
22:00, 05/31/2019

Meteorologist: Russia wildfires linked to climate change The head of Russia’s meteorological service says he sees global climate change as a factor behind the wildfires blazing throughout Siberia and the country’s Far East...
15:13, 08/02/2019

Portugal: Wildfires continue to rage as winds fan the flames Fires, which earlier had seemed under control, picked up pace later on Monday as winds caused the inferno to spread. So far, 33 injuries have been reported....
01:00, 07/23/2019

Researchers use machine learning to predict large wildfires Researchers in AI and other fields made a classifier model for predicting the likelihood a wildfire will be large, info that can help first responders.Read More...
20:26, 09/18/2019

‘Worst of wildfires still to come’ despite Brazil claiming crisis is under control Forestry expert warns annual burning season had yet to fully play out and calls for urgent steps to reduce potential damageThe fires raging in the Brazilian Amazon are likely to intensify over the coming weeks, a leading environmental expert has warn...
20:13, 08/28/2019

Koalas burned in wildfires can now be saved but the treatment is gross With wildfires on the rise, endangered koalas are more threatened than ever, but a new treatment for burned animals offers a ray of hope. We go inside the world's only koala hospital...
18:13, 06/18/2019

Strong winds reignite wildfires in central Portugal More than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires in central Portugal on Monday, forcing the evacuation of several villages as the authorities hoped to limit the number of residents at risk....
20:13, 07/22/2019

10,000 people evacuated, homes destroyed because of Alberta wildfires The Alberta government said hot, dry and windy conditions fueling the northern wildfires aren't going away soon and will make fighting the fires difficult, so people need to prepare themselves....
18:39, 05/31/2019

Koalas burned in wildfires can be now saved but the treatment is gross With wildfires on the rise, endangered koalas are more threatened than ever, but a new treatment for burned animals offers a ray of hope. We go inside the world's only koala hospital...
17:52, 06/14/2019

Health impact from smoke on the rise as wildfires get worse BILLINGS, Mont. — Climate change in the Western US means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths. T...
01:13, 06/26/2019

| WATCH | Brazil's Bolsonaro blames wildfires on NGOs Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said that non-governmental organisations could be burning down the Amazon rain forest to bring shame on his government. WATCH NOW....
12:13, 08/22/2019

Hundreds evacuated as Greece fights dozens of wildfires Greek authorities evacuated hundreds of people on the island of Samos, after firefighters fought more than 50 wildfires over the weekend, one of which threatened a popular beach resort....
13:39, 08/27/2019

More than 100 wildfires rage across Mexico as authorities declare EMERGENCY MEXICO has declared an environmental emergency across Mexico City as smoke from more than 100 wildfires raised air pollution to potentially harmful levels....
21:52, 05/15/2019

Hawaii Governor Declares Emergency In Maui For Wildfires Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke......
11:00, 07/13/2019

Hawaii governor declares emergency for Maui wildfires Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke billowing over nearby beaches....
10:26, 07/13/2019

Arctic wildfires emitted as much CO2 in June as Sweden does in a year Wildfires this year have been at an unusual intensity despite being common in the northern hemisphere between May and OctoberArctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 football pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country o...
20:39, 07/12/2019

Villagers, firefighters battle massive wildfires in Portugal VILA DE REI/MACAO, Portugal — Blazes in central Portugal reached houses on Sunday, forcing locals to take matters into their own hands as they tried to protect their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned...
07:26, 07/22/2019

With wildfires raging, Bolivia seeks help from Supertanker plane Wildfires raging in eastern Bolivia have burned more than 450,000 hectares (1.1 million acres), or roughly an area the size of the U.S. state of Delaware, officials in San Cruz province estimate....
21:52, 08/22/2019

Heat, wildfires could alter Alaska's forest composition If global warming continues unabated and wildfires become bigger, stronger and burn more frequently among northern climates, scientists worry the composition of Alaska's northern forests could be permanently altered....
23:39, 08/26/2019

Wildfires sweep across Israel as heatwave grips region JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have ordered the evacuation of several communities in southern and central Israel as wildfires rage amid a major heatwave. Firefighters battled brushfires Thursday along the Gaza boundary, as well as near the country&#...
17:13, 05/23/2019

Trump offers Putin help with Siberian wildfires: Kremlin U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call on Wednesday offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin assistance in putting out wildfires in Russia's Siberia, the Kremlin said in a statement....
03:39, 08/01/2019

H&M halts leather purchases from Brazil due to Amazon wildfires H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Thursday it had stopped purchasing leather from Brazil for the time being due to environmental concerns highlighted by Amazon wildfires....
22:26, 09/05/2019

Russia has declared a state of emergency over Siberian wildfires Russia has declared a state of emergency in five Siberian regions after a million people signed petitions demanding action on unprecedented wildfires...
05:39, 08/01/2019

H&M Halts Leather Purchases From Brazil After Amazon Wildfires H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Thursday it had stopped purchasing leather from Brazil for the time being due to environmental concerns highlighted by Amazon wildfires....
07:26, 09/06/2019

| UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis' Paris and the United Nations have called for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as Brazil's right-wing president accused his French counterpart of having a 'colonialist mentality' over the issue....
21:39, 08/23/2019

The pyrocene has begun: How to tackle a world of raging wildfires Thousands of hectares of Arctic forest is on fire and the effects on human health and the climate could be terrible. Why did this happen and how can we respond?...
14:13, 08/28/2019

Wildfires spread in remote Siberia, Russian Far East Hundreds of Russian towns and cities are shrouded in heavy smoke from wildfires in Siberia and the Far East, and the blazes appear to be spreading in remote terrain...
18:52, 08/01/2019

Siberian wildfires turn up heat on Russian oil producers Raging Siberian wildfires are forcing Russian oil firms to evacuate workers and suspend drilling, industry sources said, adding to challenges facing the world's second-largest crude exporter which is already battling an oil contamination problem....
18:00, 08/02/2019

Let it burn: U.S. fights wildfires with fire, backed by Trump It was the kind of fire that has terrified communities across the drought-ridden U.S. West in the past few years: a ponderosa pine forest ablaze in the mountains of New Mexico filling the air with thick, aromatic smoke....
14:13, 08/28/2019

Russia declares emergency over huge wildfires in Siberia Raging wildfires have swallowed up an area bigger that the state of Belgium across Siberia, with smoke enveloping cities. Observers and activists slammed the Russian government for not responding earlier....
02:00, 07/31/2019

'Unprecedented': more than 100 Arctic wildfires burn in worst ever season Huge blazes in Greenland, Siberia and Alaska are producing plumes of smoke that can be seen from spaceThe Arctic is suffering its worst wildfire season on record, with huge blazes in Greenland, Siberia and Alaska producing plumes of smoke that can be...
22:13, 07/26/2019

Arctic wildfires raging amid record heatwave Wildfires have broken out across the arctic circle. The infernos currently raging throughout parts of Alaska, Greenland, and bits of northern Siberia and Scandinavia are believed to have been the result of lightning strikes, and made worse by an unus...
03:00, 07/28/2019

Canadian Natural to temporarily shut in oil production due to wildfires Oil and gas producer Canadian Natural Resources Ltd said on Friday it would temporarily shut-in about 65,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of crude oil production due to forest fires in Alberta....
08:26, 06/01/2019

Wildfires spread in Catalonia as heatwave grips Spain Wildfires raged on Thursday across nearly 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia and fire fighters said the area affected could increase significantly as a powerful heatwave grips the entire country....
22:26, 06/27/2019

Heatwave and Wildfires in Alaska as Temperatures Hit 90 Degrees On Independence Day It’s about 80 degrees inside Brian Brettschneider’s Anchorage, Alaska home, but he can’t open up his windows. Smoke is drifting into the city from the nearby Swan Lake wildfire, and he’s trying to keep the ash out of his house...
23:52, 07/05/2019

Wildfires in Spain as heatwave roasts Europe - but 'worst still to come' Hundreds of firefighters have struggled to contain a major wildfire in northeastern Spain on a day that has seen temperatures continue to soar across most of Europe....
01:39, 06/28/2019

Indonesian Wildfires Choke Region in Blanket of Smoke Thousands of fires, most of them set to clear land for plantations that make palm oil, created thick clouds of smoke that disrupted air travel and sickened people....
14:39, 09/17/2019

Greece wildfires: 4 more villages evacuated on Evia island Greek authorities say four villages were evacuated overnight on the island of Evia after two new brush fires broke out several hours after a major blaze led to the mobilization of more than 100 firefighters and the evacuation of another village...
10:39, 07/05/2019

'Dragon' drones: the flame throwers fighting wildfires with fire Self-igniting eggs dropped by flying gadgets: it sounds scary, but the resulting blazes can limit destructionThe drone propels a stream of flaming gasoline on to the treeline or drops self-igniting “dragon eggs” that spark a cluster of flames. Manage...
22:39, 09/04/2019

G7 leaders to hold emergency talks over Amazon wildfires crisis Brazil’s handling of fires to top agenda in Biarritz as France and Ireland threaten to block trade dealAmazon fires: what is happening and is there anything we can do?Leaders of the world’s major democracies are due to hold emergency talks this weeke...
20:00, 08/23/2019

As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas A growing number of Western homeowners are being dropped by their insurance companies, prompting warnings from officials and worries about what comes next....
19:52, 08/20/2019

4 ways to make sure your pet survives tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters Preparing for the worst can help you keep your pets with you, keep them healthy, and maximize the chances of reunification if they must be left behind.        ...
17:26, 05/20/2019

Alberta institute wants to share Indigenous solutions to handling wildfires A study based at an institute in Canmore will look to limit and cope with wildfire by studying how First Nations managed fire, modernizing traditional stories from Indigenous elders....
02:39, 05/22/2019

With forest wildfires raging, Bolivia seeks help from SuperTanker plane Bolivian firefighters are still trying to put out wildfires that have already burned more than 650,000 hectares (1.6 million acres) of tropical forest, roughly the size of the U.S. state of Delaware, officials said on Thursday....
08:26, 08/23/2019

Smoke from Amazon wildfires plunges Sao Paulo into darkness in middle of day The largest city in Brazil was suddenly plunged into darkness in the middle of the day on Monday after billowing smoke from ongoing wildfires in the Amazon region combined with a weather pattern, creating an ominous, dark blanket over the metropolis....
20:13, 08/21/2019

Brazil and France clash over raging wildfires in Amazon rainforest Brazil's president has accused other countries of interfering and having a "colonialist mindset" as they express fears for the burning Amazon rainforest....
08:00, 08/23/2019

Smoke From Greek Island Ravaged By Wildfires Reaches Athens A large wildfire fanned by strong winds burned tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, with evacuation ordered of two villages in the path of the flames....
20:53, 08/13/2019

700 Firefighters Tackle Wildfires As Heatwave In Europe Breaks Records Hundreds of firefighters battled on Saturday to contain wildfires in southern France as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least three people in......
18:39, 06/29/2019

| Portugal firefighters control wildfires, but warn of strong winds Portuguese firefighters have been cautiously optimistic that they have largely controlled a massive wildfire in a central region where dozens of people were killed in huge blazes in 2017, but warned that strong winds could cause the remaining flames ...
20:00, 07/22/2019

Russia's Putin orders troops to help fight Siberia wildfires Russia's military will join the combat against wildfires raging in Siberia as they rip through several remote regions, Kremlin officials said. The fires are affecting Arctic snow, a climate expert told DW....
19:39, 07/31/2019

Australia wildfires raging like ‘flamethrower’ devour homes, at least 400 evacuated More than one hundred wildfires raging like a “flamethrower” across southeast Australia have razed homes and sent hundreds of citizens fleeing from the blazes that could continue burning for weeks, officials said Tuesday....
21:52, 09/10/2019

NASA publishes atlas of 13.3M wildfires spotted from space since 2003 NASA scientists have produced a global wildfire map. Researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center plotted the 13.3 million fires spotted by NASA's MODIS instrument between 2003 and 2016....
17:26, 08/08/2019

Endangered frogs delay cleanup in city ravaged by wildfires Fears of harming an endangered frog species have forced crews to delay cleaning debris from about 800 properties in Paradise, angering some residents anxious to start rebuilding their homes....
21:00, 05/10/2019

Russians demand vast wildfires consuming Siberia be extinguished More than half a million Russians have demanded the authorities do more to tackle vast wildfires in Siberia that environmentalists have dubbed an ecological catastrophe, but which officials have said would be "pointless" to put out....
20:00, 07/30/2019

Putin hails Trump's bid to warm relations by battling wildfires together US President Donald Trump offered Russian President Vladimir Putin assistance in fighting vast wildfires in Siberia during a phone call on Wednesday, the Kremlin said in a statement....
07:13, 08/02/2019

Russia says Siberian wildfires started on purpose by illegal loggers Russian prosecutors said on Tuesday that some of the vast Siberian wildfires that environmentalists have dubbed a climate emergency were started on purpose by arsonists trying to conceal illegal logging activity....
22:39, 08/06/2019

Europeans and Egypt send air support as Israel battles wildfires Four European countries and Egypt sent aircraft to help Israel battle wildfires that have forced the evacuation of some small towns, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday, as a record heatwave looked set to worsen conditions....
14:26, 05/24/2019

Russia's Putin orders army to help battle wildfires in Siberia Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the army to help firefighters battle wildfires in Siberia but environmentalists said the move was unlikely to produce a quick breakthrough....
03:39, 08/01/2019

Jump in wildfires means smoke’s health impact will spread BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will affect tens of millions of people and cause premature deaths to spike. That’s prompting peo...
07:26, 06/25/2019

Firefighters battle wildfires sweeping parts of central Portugal About 1,800 firefighters struggle to contain blazes that have injured at least 20 people About 1,800 firefighters have been struggling to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have injured 20 people, including eight firefighters.The fires broke ...
22:26, 07/21/2019

Arctic wildfires continue to burn, releasing record amounts of CO2 Wildfires are raging across the Arctic as warm, dry conditions persist across the region. Satellite images have revealed wildfires burning in Alaska, Greenland and throughout Siberia....
03:13, 07/26/2019

Wildfires: blazes rage in Arctic during severe heatwave – video The Arctic Circle is suffering from an unprecedented number of wildfires in the latest sign of a climate crisis. With some blazes the size of 100,000 football pitches, vast areas in Siberia, Alaska and Greenland are engulfed in flames. The World Mete...
22:13, 07/26/2019

G7 nations close to agreeing on how to fight Amazon wildfires: Macron He said the G7 countries comprising the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Britain and Canada, were finalizing a possible deal on "technical and financial help."...
19:39, 08/25/2019

Arctic wildfires in June equivalent to Sweden's annual emissions - U.N. Arctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 soccer pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country of Sweden does in a whole year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday....
15:13, 07/12/2019

'Worst is still to come': Sizzling Europe battles wildfires, health risks Wildfires raged across Catalonia and French authorities stepped up restrictions on water use and driving in cities as swathes of western Europe remained in the grip of an intense heatwave....
22:26, 06/27/2019

G7 leaders agree plan to help Amazon countries fight wildfires Macron says $20m fund and long-term initiative to protect rainforest agreed on in BiarritzThe G7 countries have agreed to an immediate $20m (£16m) aid package to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a longer-term global initiative to prot...
19:13, 08/26/2019

G7 Countries Commit $20 Million to Help Fight Amazon Rainforest Wildfires BIARRITZ, France — G-7 countries have agreed to an immediate $20 million fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest. The announcement came from French President Emmanuel Macr...
19:13, 08/26/2019

Fighting wildfires with prescribed burns often falls short in US West KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — The thick scent of smoke hung in the midday air when a trail along the Kings River opened up to an ominous scene: flames in the trees and thick gray smoke shrouding canyon walls. Firefighters were on the job. In f...
01:52, 08/13/2019

Leonardo DiCaprio-backed fund pledges $5M in aid for Amazon wildfires Leonardo DiCaprio has joined with other philanthropists in pledging $5 million dollars through their environmental foundation to aid the Amazon as massive wildfires continue to burn across the region....
05:39, 08/26/2019

As fall begins in Alaska, wildfires linked to warming rage on Leaves in Alaska are changing color and the rainy season is supposed to begin, but wildfires are raging on in an unusually long and fierce fire season that scientists say is linked to the far north's long-term climate warmup....
05:00, 08/30/2019

PG&E's Radical Plan to Prevent Wildfires: Shut Down the Power Grid When dangerously high winds arise this year, the utility says it will black out fire-prone areas that are home to 5.4 million people. No U.S. utility has blacked out so many on purpose....
19:26, 04/28/2019

Spain fights wildfires as sweltering heat continues across Europe Blazes continued into Saturday in central and northeastern Spain. In Catalonia, the regional government said they had contained one fire, but were struggling to deal with a smaller one....
00:26, 06/30/2019

‘Unprecedented’ wildfires in the Arctic emitted as much CO2 in June as Sweden does in a year Wildfires in the Arctic last month emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) as all of Sweden does in a year, according to the World Meteorological Organization....
01:52, 07/21/2019

Saskatchewan cabin owners advised how to help prevent wildfires from spreading Parks Canada said simple things like removing yard waste and trimming vegetation around homes are vital in stopping the spread of wildfires this season....
06:26, 07/18/2019

Hundreds of firefighters tackle wildfires in Portugal, village evacuated Hundreds of firefighters are currently working to combat serious wildfires in central Portugal that ripped through the region, forcing evacuations on Sunday, while injuring 12 civilians and eight firefighters, according to authorities....
20:52, 07/21/2019

Record-smashing heat wave bakes Alaska, worsening wildfires Record-smashing heat has scorched Alaska over the past few days, and even worse heat is in store for the week ahead.        ...
23:00, 07/01/2019

FBI honors Dolly Parton for work following Great Smoky Mountain wildfires Singer Dolly Parton was recognized last week by the FBI for her efforts to provide financial support to families affected by wildfires that ravaged parts of eastern Tennessee in 2016....
08:13, 05/07/2019

Trump discusses Siberian wildfires, trade in call with Russia's Putin U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss wildfires in Siberia and trade between their two nations, the White House said....
07:39, 08/01/2019

Trump called Putin and offered to help with Siberian wildfires — only to get shot down: Kremlin President Trump called Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Wednesday and offered to help tackle wildfires that have been raging through Russia’s Siberia, the Kremlin says. Putin’s office thanked Trump for the offer, but denied US assistance ...
03:39, 08/01/2019

Trump called Putin and offered to help with Siberian wildfires — only to get shot down: Kremlin President Trump called Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Wednesday and offered to help tackle wildfires that have been raging through Russia’s Siberia, the Kremlin says. Putin’s office thanked Trump for the offer, but denied US assistance ...
08:00, 08/01/2019

Firefighters, army battle wildfires threatening homes at Croatia coast Firefighters and Croatian army forces on Saturday joined a battle against wildfires threatening homes and wind power plants near the coastal Adriatic town of Sibenik, state news agency Hina reported....
02:39, 07/28/2019

Wildfires and power cuts plague Europe as heatwave breaks records Hundreds of firefighters battled on Saturday to contain wildfires in southern France as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least three people in Italy....
15:52, 06/29/2019

Giant Heat Dome Over Alaska Fuels Wildfires, Record Temperature All-time heat records are at risk in Alaska in the coming days as a massive and abnormally intense area of high pressure locks in and strengthens over the region....
05:26, 07/04/2019

July was the hottest month ever on Earth. Now massive wildfires are burning across the globe. Scientists say it's no surprise wildfires have broken out after the warmest July on record globally.        ...
03:00, 08/22/2019

It's not wet everywhere: Record-shattering hot, dry weather sparks drought and wildfires in Southeast While the Plains and Midwest endure drenching rain and record-breaking floods, extreme heat is fueling drought conditions and fires in the Southeast.        ...
23:26, 05/30/2019

Wildfires and power cuts plague Europeans as heatwave breaks records Hundreds of firefighters brought wildfires under control in southern France on Saturday as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least six people....
19:52, 06/29/2019

Wave of wildfires in Spain's Galicia cuts roads, villages evacuated Firefighters backed by over a dozen aircraft battled forest blazes raging in Spain's northwestern region of Galicia since Thursday, cutting motorways and forcing the evacuation of several villages, regional authorities said on Friday....
21:52, 09/06/2019

Alaska wildfires sparked by high winds force mandatory evacuations Pilot cars began shepherding motorists through a previously-closed stretch of Alaska’s George Parks Highway for several hours Saturday after high winds and dry weather sparked six blazes.        ...
15:26, 08/18/2019

Portugal's prime minister: wildfires require long-term fight Portugal's prime minister is warning against complacency in the fight against wildfires after huge blazes in 2017 that killed more than 100 people were followed by two years of much smaller charred areas and no deaths....
18:00, 06/17/2019

Portugal’s prime minister: wildfires require long-term fight Portugal’s prime minister is warning against complacency in the fight against wildfires after huge blazes in 2017 that killed more than 100 people were followed by two years of much smaller charred areas and no deaths...
17:39, 06/17/2019

Amazon wildfires: Leaders pressure Brazil to quell 'international crisis' Brazil has lashed out at international critics who are blaming President Jair Bolsonaro for not doing enough to curb massive Amazon fires. Bolsonaro accused media organizations of trying to undermine his government....
10:26, 08/23/2019

UK gardeners given tips to avoid wildfires as climate crisis raises risk Scores of wildfires mean 2019 has already broken the record set during last year’s heatwavePlant aspen trees, avoid eucalyptus, and have a word with your lazy neighbour if you want to protect your property against wildfires, gardeners have been warne...
07:52, 06/22/2019

Leonardo DiCaprio, other celebrities share old, inaccurate photos of Amazon wildfires As the world focuses its attention on the crisis of fires engulfing the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, some celebrities trying to raise awareness are sharing false or misleading images....
18:26, 08/23/2019

Wildfires and Floods Push Russia to Revise Its Stance on Climate Change A double blow of floods and wildfires in Russia this summer is injecting fresh urgency into rethinking the country’s usually skeptical stance toward the dangers posed by climate change....
19:39, 08/23/2019

Brazilian governors say now is 'not the moment to turn down money' as Amazon wildfires rage Brazilian governors are urging President Jair Bolsonaro to accept foreign aid to help combat the raging fires in the Amazon rainforest after he criticized such donations and said he'd think about accepting the money if French President Emmanuel Macro...
16:13, 08/28/2019

Siberian Wildfires and Heatwaves in Alaska: How the Arctic Is Nearing a Point of No Return Many of the globe’s far northern regions have been experiencing extreme weather events over the past two months. Plumes of smoke have been picked up by satellites from wildfires across Alaska and Siberia and Greenland has experienced rapid ice ...
03:13, 08/03/2019

Massive Arctic wildfires emitted more CO2 in June than Sweden does in an entire year Scientists say the smoke plumes, filled with megatons of tiny, harmful particles, could travel to other areas of the world and cause serious respiratory problems for people....
17:39, 08/17/2019

Banker blamed in 2008 financial crisis sues co-op for causing ‘severe financial hardship’ Former Bear Stearns CEO James Cayne — the Wall Street exec whose “weak corporate governance” has been blamed in the 2008 financial crisis — is suing the board of his fancy co-op for causing him a “severe financial hardship” of...
23:52, 08/29/2019

Donald Trump calls Vladimir Putin 'to offer help on wildfires' – live news White House belatedly confirms conversation after Kremlin tweetDemocratic candidates consider debate falloutSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.41pm BST Don’t hold your breath, here’s the latest statement from the White House:“Pre...
16:00, 08/01/2019

Record-smashing heat wave bakes Alaska, worsening wildfires and melting sea ice Record-smashing heat has scorched Alaska over the past few days, and even worse heat is in store for the week ahead.        ...
19:39, 07/01/2019

Baked Alaska: record heat fuels wildfires and sends tourists to the beach Anchorage sees 80-degree weather with nearly 120 fires blazing across the stateRecord-breaking heat across Alaska is pushing tourists to beaches, and sending flames across the unseasonably hot, dry state.Anchorage experienced higher than average temp...
10:00, 07/03/2019

Wildfires, flooding wreaking havoc in Russia. Climate change is making it worse Russia's meteorological service says it sees global climate change as a factor behind the wildfires blazing throughout Siberia and the Far East.        ...
18:26, 08/02/2019

Brazil Deploys Troops to Fight Wildfires After Widespread Outrage at Bolsonaro's Government Brazil has deployed nearly 44,000 soldiers as part of an operation to fight the rampant fires currently burning in much of the Amazon, with officials stating two C-130 firefighting planes have also been dispatched, according to the Daily Beast.Read m...
06:26, 08/26/2019

Death and broken livelihoods: farmers and wildfires in British Columbia | Joanna Chiu As wildfires increase in intensity, how can farmers safeguard their animals – and their way of life? Two years after wildfires killed the pigs on his family farms in British Columbia, Scott Kellington is still coming to terms with the destruction.Thi...
12:26, 07/20/2019

Brazilian troops enlisted to fight unprecedented wildfires in Amazon rain forest Thousands of Brazilian troops entered the fight Saturday to battle the worst wildfires in the Amazon in years, even as European leaders huddled to discuss a strategy for dealing with the country’s embattled leader, President Jair Bolsonaro....
02:13, 08/25/2019

Northern Ontario First Nation declares state of emergency amid nearby wildfires Pikangikum First Nation has declared a state of emergency and is attempting to evacuate hundreds of residents as smoke from a nearby wildfire blows into the community....
00:13, 05/31/2019

Wildfires force nearly 5,000 Canadians out of their homes as firefighters continue to battle growing blazes Nearly 5,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in northern Alberta, Canada to escape a monstrous blaze that has reached 200,000 acres, the province's government said Tuesday....
20:13, 05/22/2019

Alberta wildfires: High Level residents unable to return home this weekend Uncertain winds and safety concerns mean the re-entry plan into High Level, after residents were forced from their homes by wildfire nearly two weeks ago, will have to be re-evaluated....
01:39, 06/02/2019

Brazilian President Bolsonaro orders deployment of troops to combat Amazon wildfires Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ordered the deployment of troops to fight the intense wildfires that have engulfed a portion of the Amazon rainforest in an apparent reversal from previously downplaying the blaze....
21:26, 08/24/2019

European heatwave: Firefighters battle wildfires in France and Spain after temperatures soar to 45C Hundreds of firefighters are battling to contain wildfires in southern France after a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least three people in Italy....
16:00, 06/29/2019

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers donates helmets to high schools hit by 2018 wildfires Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers announced Thursday he gave more than 300 football helmets to three California high schools which were affected by last year’s devastating wildfires....
15:00, 09/05/2019

Alberta wildfires: Trout Lake on evacuation alert; High Level winds shift A remote northern Alberta community was put on evacuation alert due to a new wildfire, as crews further northwest continue to battle the High Level fire....
18:52, 05/27/2019

Europe on 'red alert' as heatwave breaks temperature records, causes wildfires, claims multiple lives Europe has been hit with a record-breaking heatwave, with temperatures hitting over 110 degrees Fahrenheit and already taking several peoples’ lives....
18:00, 06/29/2019

Republican Bruce Westerman proposes curbing western wildfires through forest management overhaul Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., introduced legislation Wednesday to expand the pace and scale of forest management projects meant to reduce the risk of wildfires that have become more destructive and common....
00:26, 05/09/2019

Air quality worsens in eastern Alberta amid wildfires Saturday, advisory lifted in Calgary The thickest smoke on Saturday morning extended from northeastern British Columbia through eastern portions of Whitecourt, Drayton Valley, Red Deer and much of southern Alberta....
21:26, 06/01/2019

Germany, France, Ireland threaten South American trade deal over Amazon wildfires Brazil is facing global pressure to contain an 80% increase in wildfires in the world's largest rain forest. Berlin has called for guarantees for the Amazon to be included in the upcoming EU-South America trade deal....
13:00, 08/24/2019

California Today: California Today: The Fight Over a Landmark Digital Privacy Law Wednesday: A conversation with State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Also: California sues the Trump administration again; and a Randy’s Donuts expansion....
16:39, 05/22/2019

Operation Yellowhammer: Philip Hammond denies leaking secret Whitehall dossier after Boris Johnson blamed it on 'former minister' Philip Hammond has denied being the source of a leak of the Government's secret no-deal Brexit planning details after Boris Johnson blamed it on a "former minister"....
13:39, 08/19/2019

Gatehouse Media agrees to pay $1.38B for Gannett The nation’s largest newspaper chain just got a whole lot bigger. The parent of the nation’s second-largest newspaper company, Gatehouse Media, has struck a $1.38 billion agreement to acquire USA Today publisher Gannett in a cash-and-stock deal. The ...
13:26, 08/06/2019

Facebook Agrees to Pay $5 Billion in FTC Settlement Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion fine and better police its data-privacy practices to settle a long-running federal investigation that has damaged the company’s standing with consumers and clouded its future....
14:52, 07/24/2019

Don Jr. agrees to appear before Senate panel after GOP flare-up Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, ending — for now — a heated fight within the GOP over the Republican-led panel's Russia investigation. Trump Jr. will be interviewed behind closed doors for up to four...
03:39, 05/15/2019

G20 agrees to push ahead with digital tax Group of 20 finance ministers agreed to compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants such as Facebook to reduce their corporate taxes.Read More...
18:39, 06/08/2019

KKR agrees to buy Campbell's international business The Australian Financial Review newspaper reported, citing anonymous sources, the U.S. private equity firm had agreed to pay $2.2 billion for the business....
07:52, 07/24/2019

Silverstone agrees five-year deal for British GP Lewis Hamilton's home British Grand Prix will stay at Silverstone for at least the next five years under a new deal announced by Formula One on Wednesday....
18:26, 07/10/2019

Trump Says South Korea Agrees to Pay More for U.S. Defenses President Trump said on Twitter that South Korea had agreed to pay “substantially more” for American troops stationed in South Korea to defend against North Korea....
19:26, 08/07/2019

Oubre Jr. agrees to $30M deal to stay with Suns Kelly Oubre Jr., a restricted free agent, has agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal to remain with the Phoenix Suns, agent Nima Namakian of BDA Sports tells ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....
07:39, 07/11/2019

Alibaba Agrees to Pay $250 Million to Resolve Complaints Alibaba Group has agreed to pay $250 million to resolve investors’ lawsuits that accused the company of not disclosing meetings with the Chinese government regarding alleged counterfeit products sold on its platforms before a $25 billion initial publ...
21:13, 04/29/2019

Florida city agrees to pay $600,000 ransom after hack The Riviera Beach, Fla., city council agreed Monday to pay around $600,000 in ransom to regain access to data stolen in a ransomware attack on the community’s security systems....
04:00, 06/21/2019

Pelosi won't say if she agrees with AOC's 'concentration camp' remark House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, refused to say this week if she agrees with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's, D-N.Y., comparison of detention facilities at the southern border to Nazi concentration camps....
04:00, 06/27/2019

Even the Game of Thrones Cast Agrees Season 8 Is Bad Game of Thrones season 8 cast members are opening up about the problems, noting how the show has changed since it left behind George R.R. Martin's books....
08:52, 05/14/2019

Pakistan agrees to 13th bailout in 30 years from the IMF Pakistan will receive around $6 billion in a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) it was announced Sunday, the thirteenth time the South Asian country has received financing from the IMF in 30 years....
14:13, 05/13/2019

Cuomo agrees with Post editorial — but won’t ax de Blasio Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed on Monday with a front-page Post editorial demanding Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ouster for being an absentee mayor — but said he wasn’t ready to “exercise my legal authority” to make it happen. “I understand their point,” Cuomo, ...
05:13, 07/16/2019

Airbnb agrees to share data for over 17,000 NYC listings Airbnb and New York City are inching closer to making peace over data sharing. To start, the home rental outfit has reached an agreement to hand over semi-anonymized host and reservation data for over 17,000 listings in the city. It's also pro...
00:00, 05/27/2019

Egypt agrees to pay Israel $500 million to end gas dispute CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says it has struck a deal with the state-owned Israel Electric Corp to settle a fine for halting deliveries of natural gas. A statement from Egypt’s Petroleum Ministry said the settlement deal, which was signed Sunday, would ...
18:26, 06/17/2019

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the Japanese government said after hosting the two-day ministerial meeting....
13:39, 06/16/2019

J&J agrees to pay about $1 bln to resolve hip implant lawsuits - Bloomberg Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay about $1 billion to resolve the bulk of lawsuits claiming the company sold defective metal-on-metal hip implants that ultimately had to be removed, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the mat...
19:26, 05/07/2019

China Agrees to Resume U.S. Trade Negotiations China is sending its top trade envoy to Washington to resume negotiations and confront U.S. demands that Beijing detail the laws it would change as a part of a trade deal, ahead of a deadline set by President Trump to raise tariffs on Chinese goods....
18:52, 05/07/2019

Scandal-hit UAW agrees to contract extensions with Ford, FCA The United Auto Workers union agreed to temporary contract extensions with Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Friday as it grappled with a federal corruption probe that has implicated its president....
20:52, 09/13/2019

Mercedes agrees to be in second Netflix Formula 1 series Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has confirmed his team will take part in the next series of Netflix's Formula 1 documentary, despite admitting he initially "didn't like" the inaugural show...
21:52, 06/07/2019

IMO agrees on stricter efficiency targets for some ships The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships in an effort to speed up action to cut the sector's emissions....
20:52, 05/17/2019

OPEC Agrees to Keep Output-Cut Pact Into 2020 OPEC agreed to roll over its production cuts and extend them into the first quarter of 2020, the cartel’s officials said, but the new pact comes at the expense of deepening geopolitical fractures between members of the group....
03:26, 07/02/2019

Supreme Court agrees to take up DACA in its next term The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in a case that could decide the fate of more than 600,000 undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children....
17:39, 06/28/2019

Nation agrees ‘mental health’ is the top gun issue President Trump’s focus on mental health as he considers ways to curb gun violence is backed by most Americans and the issue has even prompted a California Democrat to call for a suicide warning label to be stamped on weapons....
23:26, 09/12/2019

Report: Broncos QB Lock agrees to terms Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock will not hold out of any training camp practices after he agreed to terms on his rookie contract Wednesday, Pro Football Talk reported....
04:13, 07/18/2019

Tom Brady agrees to intriguing extension with Patriots Happy Birthday, Tom! The legendary Patriots quarterback has agreed to a two-year extension with the Patriots, according to ESPN, just a day after turning 42 on Saturday. The pact is worth $23 million this coming season, while the salary moving forwar...
21:52, 08/04/2019

Tom Brady agrees to $70m, two-year extension with Patriots at age of 42 Quarterback has won six Super Bowls with New EnglandBrady has said he wants to play in league into his mid-40sTom Brady has insisted for some time that he can play into his mid-40s and it appears the New England Patriots agree.Multiple sources report...
00:39, 08/05/2019

CFRA Agrees to Buy ETF Data Provider First Bridge CFRA said the acquisition of First Bridge will allow the company to base its research on more in-house data instead of relying on third-party data providers....
18:39, 08/05/2019

G20 agrees to push ahead with digital tax: communique Group of 20 finance ministers agreed on Saturday to compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants such as Facebook to reduce their corporate taxes, a copy of the bloc's draft communique obtained by Reuters showed....
21:13, 06/08/2019

G20 agrees to wrap up Big Tech tax rules by 2020 Group of 20 finance ministers agreed on Sunday to compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants such as Facebook to reduce their corporate taxes, a final communique issued by the bloc showed on Sunday....
13:13, 06/09/2019

Natura agrees to buy Avon, creating cosmetics powerhouse Brazil's Natura SA said on Wednesday it had reached an agreement to buy rival Avon Products Inc via a share swap, creating the world's fourth-largest beauty company with a redoubled focus on direct sales....
10:39, 05/23/2019

Italy agrees new government coalition to avert crisis Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will stay on after all, after Italy's Five Star Movement made a deal with the center-left Democratic Party. The far-right Lega had forced a crisis by pulling out of the last coalition....
04:39, 08/29/2019