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Marine Corps aviation disaster that killed 16 renews questions about U.S. military aircraft safety The findings of an investigation into a 2017 crash were released as authorities searched for survivors in another disaster near Japan. Other fatal incidents this year include a WC-130H transport plane crash in Georgia in May that killed nine members of the Puerto Rico National Guard, an Apache helicopter crash at Fort Campbell, Ky., in April that killed two soldiers, and the crash of an F/A-18F Super Hornet that went down in March off the coast of Key West, Fla., killing two Navy aviators
California becomes first state to mandate solar energy for new homes California has become the first state in the US to mandate that all new homes built in the Golden State must be solar powered, after law makers passed a historic vote on December 5. The provisions could cost homeowners an additional $10,000, at a time when the state is already facing an affordable housing crisis '(It's) the beginning of substantial improvement in how we produce energy and reduce the consumption of fossil fuels.'  The commission hope other states in the US will use their plan as a blueprint to adopt similar measures
Glimmer of hope emerges for peace in Yemen as humanitarian crisis worsens On Thursday, the warring sides met in Sweden​ and began discussing prisoner swaps The stakes couldn't be higher for Yemenis like Amani, who is covered in sores from advanced malnutrition The fighting in Yemen has raged on and off since 2015 Congress is now trying to withdraw American military support for the Saudis in this war, in part because Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but also because it's become a shocking humanitarian scandal
BREAKING: Powerful 6.2 earthquake strikes French territory off coast of Australia A POWERFUL earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale has hit the French territory of New Caledonia. EARTHQUAKE: A 6.2 magnitude quake has hit the South Pacific French territory of New Caledonia (Pic: DS) The quake struck southeast of the South Pacific territory, east of Australia Its epicentre was about 189km (117 miles) from Tadine in the Loyalty Islands, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said This latest quake comes after a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit New Caledonia on Wednesday
California utility probing possibility wires involved in wildfire A California utility informed regulators on Thursday that it was investigating w... FILE PHOTO: The Canyon Fire burns hillsides in Corona, California, September 25, 2017 It did, however, find a so-called guy wire, which runs from the top of the pole to the ground, near a jumper wire that is used to connect two energized lines Some of the equipment is currently being tested by fire officials Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Analysis | The Trailer: How the left is already writing the platform for 2020 Democrats In this edition: The left is already writing the 2020 Democratic platform, the North Carolina election makes everybody nervous, and Little Rock adds to the circle of black Democratic power in the South. Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts speaks at a small rally outside an orientation meeting for incoming members of Congress at Harvard University on Tuesday For the first time, the mayors in the biggest cities of each deep South state  Atlanta, Birmingham, Jackson, Little Rock and New Orleans  will be African American 14 days until the Progress Iowa confab in Des Moines ..
Prince Charles and the RHINO: Future King's 'NEAR-DEATH' experience revealed PRINCE Charles came face-to-face with a rhinoceros during a trip to Africa with Princess Anne in 1971. Charles came face-to-face with a rhinoceros during a trip to Africa in 1971 (Image: Getty) The author claims, This experience had left the Prince of Wales for another taste for an African safari Author, Anthony Holden claims the Queen Mother famously once said, If there was anything left to discover in the world, Charles would have been an explorer
Super Blood Moon 2019: Could a lunar eclipse in January be a foreboding message for 2019? SUPER BLOOD Moons are a rare astronomical delight for many, but can serve as a bad omen or sign of poor luck in the future for those inclined towards superstition. Could the January lunar eclipse be a foreboding message for 2019? In the New Testament, there was warning in the passage of Joel 2:30, of a Blood Moon preceding the awesome day of the Lord At 3:33 a.m., the full shadow of the Earth (umbra) will start pass across the lunar surface, seeming like its changing phase very quickly By 7:48 a.m., the moon will be back to its usual brightness and the eclipse will be officially over
December 10 earthquake warning: Will a cataclysmically HUGE earthquake hit in just 4 days? A MASSIVE earthquake could smash into earth in just FOUR days causing total destruction, one self-proclaimed tremor analyst have said. He said: After three years of observations, it became clear that some planetary geometry in the Solar System clearly tends to cause a seismic increase, while other geometry does not They do not define all 3 of the elements required for a prediction (b) There will be a M2 earthquake on the west coast of the US today
UK weather forecast: Heavy SNOW to fall across Britain as nordic BIG FREEZE hit Europe A DRAMATIC change in weather conditions is heading for the UK as a low pressure is expected to plough its way into the British Isles this weekend. UK weather forecast: The Met Office has issued warnings for wind and rain on Friday (Image: MET OFFICE) BBC weather presenter Susan Powell said: The Atlantic is proving fairly generous at the moment with its offerings of low pressure ploughing into western Europe, looks like it’s just been one after the other in the last week
PM Update: Clouds may remain somewhat stubborn into Friday Otherwise it's continued chilly and tranquil. Either way, lows settle to a range of upper 20s and lower 30s in most spots Temperatures rise to near 40 or as high as the mid-40s across the area This is the fourth significant one in recent weeks, following an unusually dry fall Want our 5 a.m. forecast delivered to your email inbox
Winter Storms to Bring Heavy Snow, Rain, Flooding Coast to Coast Many places that don’t usually see a lot of snowfall are forecast to get heavy rain and snow. Rain fell in California on Wednesday as winter storms made their way across the country, bringing heavy rain and snowfall The heaviest snowfall will happen through early Saturday Georgia's weather center said it has increasing confidence in its prediction for wintry weather this weekend
Chuck Norris, JJ Watt, Yao Ming among stars at Bush's Texas funeral Norris and fellow attendee Arnold Schwarzenegger had campaigned with Bush, who also formed a close friendship with Rockets players Ming and Dikembe Mutumbo - who also attended Thursday. Houston Texans player JJ Watt was seen arriving for the funeral with his girlfriend Kealia Ohai Watt enjoyed a close friendship with Bush's wife Barbara, often making appearances together 'Even more so to have shared an hour this last summer, enjoying a beautiful day in Maine, a delicious clementine orange and friendly conversation.'  Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, one of Bush's closest friends, was also in attendance on Thursday
Alaska earthquake: Anchorage hit by ANOTHER strong quake - ‘Not again!’ A STRONG earthquake has rattled Anchorage just days after a major tremor caused widespread damage across Alaska’s biggest city. Alaska earthquake: Anchorage has been rattled by a 5.1 quake (Image: EXPRESS) Witnesses reported feeling buildings shaking as the magnitude 5.1 quake struck at 9.45pm GMT (1.45pm local time) People in the area took to the EMSC site to share their experiences of the tremor, with one saying: Building swayed.. Another said: Wow that very shaky lasted a long time
UK weather: NINE-HOURS of rain and 80mph winds to batter Britain in WASHOUT Friday A NINE-HOUR torrent of pounding rain will drench millions of Brits in "Washout Friday". Inland gusts of 50-60 mph are likely quite widely, with gusts of 70-80 mph in exposed locations across northwest Scotland Both alerts are in place from the early hours of Friday through until midnight in Saturday Heavy showers in the west; gales around the coasts
There's a lot to digest, but Peter Jackson pulls off Mortal Engines re-imagining The film is a fine imagining of Philip Reeve's dystopian universe. Loading Replay Replay Video Play Video Play Video These days, however, the tone is distinctly dystopian and the main theme of the films we’re seeing centres on survival rather than anything more cheerful Mini-skirts, boots and the spirit of Mary Quant all feature, as does the dome of St Paul and the British class system For this particular vision of the future, the outlook is not so grim after all
North Carolina voter fraud investigation begins over alleged mishandling of absentee ballots The US House of Representatives has constitutional oversight of the investigation to find a winner At least 17 people died after the derailment CNA/AFP/Getty 48/50 20 October 2018 US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One after a Make America Great rally in Mesa, Arizona on October 19, 2018 The board is composed of four Democrats, four Republicans, and one impartial member
Kim Kardashian West takes her beauty show on the road to Costa Mesa for a new pop-up shop The reality star-turned-beauty brand founder opens up about the Woolsey fire, what's she's grateful for this holiday season and details about her new South Coast Plaza pop-up shop. Kim Kardashian West was in the middle of filming a beauty tutorial with her longtime make-up artist, Mario Dedivanovic, on a Monday morning in November at a Los Angeles studio This admission had nothing to do with Kardashian West’s jet-setting lifestyle It’s fun to have a destination where people can take pictures
George HW Bush receives final farewell from family and friends in Texas Special train takes former president to his final resting place after service Instead, his speech was a promise to resist AP 41/50 27 October 2018 First responders surround the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a shooter opened fire, wounding three police officers and killing eleven AP 42/50 26 October 2018 Broward County Sheriff's office have released a photo of Cesar Sayoc, the suspect who was arrested in connection with the pipe bombs that have been sent to several high profile Democrats and critics of President Trump over the course of this week AP 43/50 25 October 2018 East Island in Hawaii has been swallowed by the sea following Hurricane Walaka US Fish and Wildlife Service 44/50 24 October 2018 Police officers stand outside the home of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after a functional explosive device was attemptedly delivered to the couple AP 45/50 23 October 2018 Turkey's President Erdogan today accused Saudi Arabia of plotting the 'savage' murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi AP 46/50 22 October 2018 Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) delivers a national apology to child sex abuse victims in the House of Representatives in Parliament House in Canberra on October 22, 2018
Opinion | When #MeToo Investigations Go Wrong It isn’t just Les Moonves and CBS. Workplace investigators face many obstacles when trying to get to the facts of sexual misconduct allegations. Investigators who strive to be fair sometimes face challenges They might punish a harasser with a salary cut or docked bonus but then be forced to keep that information under wraps because of privacy considerations Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook , Twitter (@NYTopinion) and Instagram
Justin Timberlake postpones Man of the Woods tour, citing 'bruised vocal cords' Justin Timberlake has apologized to fans for rescheduling dates on his Man of the Woods tour. The singer, who has been suffering from bruised vocal cords, has to continue resting his voice and shouldn't sing until next month. That’s a different tune than the one Portman appeared to sing in a USA Today profile published on Tuesday  one that prompted a lengthy statement from Simpson calling out Portman for shaming her, particularly amid the Time’s Up era that Portman helped usher in
Kamala Harris claims she was unaware her aide was accused of sexual harassment 'We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously,' a spokeswoman for Ms Harris' office says At least 17 people died after the derailment CNA/AFP/Getty 48/50 20 October 2018 US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One after a Make America Great rally in Mesa, Arizona on October 19, 2018 We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously, a spokeswoman for Ms Harris, a 2020 presidential hopeful for Democrats, said in a statement Mr Wallace offered his resignation to the senator and she accepted it
Senate confirms new consumer financial protection chief: Kathy Kraninger, protege of industry-friendly Mick Mulvaney The Senate, in a party-line vote Thursday, confirmed White House aide Kathy Kraninger to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and experts predicted a continuation of the industry-friendly shift it has taken since President Trump installed an acting director last year.Kraninger is a prote... The Los Angeles County Library said no overdue fines will be assessed for books, and due dates will be moved forward one week Stone has been entangled in investigations by Congress and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III about whether Trump aides had advance knowledge of Democratic emails published by WikiLeaks during the 2016 election Bush at the U.S. Capitol before he lies in state
The fire-and-flood cycle returns with a vengeance in Los Angeles with fierce rain and mudslides Thursday's mudslides are a reminder of the dangers that lurk during the rainy season. The fire-and-flood cycle has returned to Southern California, as predicted It came as a surprise because the storm was forecast to be fast moving with moderate rainfall, so no evacuations were ordered Precipitation in the northern Sierra Nevada, calculated over eight weather stations in the region and a key index, was 68% of average
Ouch! Nigel Farage's offers BRUTAL one word piece of advice for Theresa May NIGEL Farage called on Theresa May to "resign immediately" as he lashed out at the Prime Minister for being the "most dishonest" leader of the UK during his lifetime. The passionate Brexiteer also claimed it would not matter if a general election would see Jeremy Corbyn win and take over from Theresa May before March 2019 I said if I could be of any help in the Brexit process, particularly around the rest of Europe where I am quite a well-known figure
Faye Dunaway returning to Broadway to play Katharine Hepburn in 'Tea at Five' Faye Dunaway will return to the Broadway stage after a 35-year hiatus to play four-time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo's "Tea at Five." (Noam Galai / Getty Images) Phoned-in threats cleared the house at a screening of the Surviving R Netflix’s Roma, a Spanish-language film not eligible for the main list, was also recognized with an AFI Special Award which honors films outside the Institute’s criteria for American film
This formerly dominant and often overlooked sector is at the epicenter of the stock market meltdown | Markets Insider Reuters / Michael Dalder Semiconductors have been a beacon of stock-market outperformance for months, even years Chipmakers frequently find the fates of their stock prices tied to the latest developments at Apple Which begs the question of which previously embraced industry will be next
UK weather forecast - Pounding rain to batter country tonight before Storm Deirdre's 80mph gales spark power cuts, rail and road chaos HEAVY rain will batter Britain tonight before Storm Deirdre rages across the country, bringing life-threatening gale force winds and snowstorms. Winds will reach up to 80mph across some parts of th… Land of Light/Bav Media 9 A partly frozen Loch Droma and fresh snow on An Teallach mountain in Scotland today North News and Pictures 9 Temperatures will plummet towards freezing as a cold snap will dominate Britain's weather During the rest of this period some prolonged drier, settled but cold spells are likely, with lighter winds, especially early next week
Most of the Philippines is Catholic — and Duterte said Catholic bishops should be killed The Philippine leader has previously called God "stupid" and insulted the pope. (Mick Tsikas/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) By Siobhán O'Grady Siobhán O'Grady WorldViews reporter Email Bio Follow December 6 at 2:44 PM The Philippines is an overwhelmingly Catholic country, with about 90 percent of the population identifying as Catholics The president, just like any ordinary human being, is upset when the good things that he does for this country are not even appreciated by people who are supposed to support it, like the church