3w ago
       

Report: Efforts to suck carbon from air must be ramped up

The nation needs to ramp up efforts to suck heat-trapping gases out of the air to fight climate change, a new U. S. report said. Last year the world put nearly 37 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the air, and emissions have been rising. The 370-page report called for the nation to invest in technologies and methods that would remove the heat-trapping gasses like carbon dioxide from the atmosphere that are generated from human activities like burning coal and natural gas for electricity, or burning gasoline and diesel for transportation.
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3w ago
       

Meet Harriet, the Irish singing donkey

Martin Stanton, a local who has visited Harriet the donkey regularly for over a year, posted a video of her singing on Facebook last week. The donkey was praised for her operatic tones and stage presence and Stanton's post was shared more than 2,000 times. Stanton first named the donkey Harrison after believing “she was a he,” but changed to Harriet after the donkey had a baby.
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3w ago
       

Stock market plunges, Dow and S&P are now negative for the year

The stock market plunged on Wednesday, with both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and SP 500 closing in negative territory for the year. "Stocks have surrendered all of their hard won 2018 gains as rising interest rates, slowing Chinese growth, simmering trade tensions, and midterm election jitters have combined to cloud the economic and profit outlook," said Young. The central bank moved the federal funds rate a quarter percentage point higher for the third time this year in September, to a range of 2 to 2. 25 percent, and one more rate hike is expected this year.
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3w ago
       

Dodgers letting series get away with their best on the bench

Enrique Hernandez, who began the World Series with three hits and 12 strikeouts in 30 postseason at-bats, got six plate appearances in the first two games. When Muncy, Bellinger, Joc Pederson and Yasmani Grandal all were out of the starting lineup Tuesday, the Dodgers became the first team in history to begin a World Series game with their four regular-season home-run leaders on the bench, according to research from the Elias Sports Bureau. And very few of those teams were as good as the Red Sox, who won 108 games during the regular season, then cruised past the 100-win New York Yankees and the defending champion Houston Astros in the first two rounds.
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3w ago
       

Putin says Russia will target nations hosting US missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that if the United States deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will have to target the nations that would host them. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the Western military alliance's members blame Russia for developing a new missile in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, but he doesn't expect them to beef up nuclear arsenals in Europe in response. Trump said he planned to pull the U. S. out of the treaty due to the alleged Russia violations and also because China, which wasn't part of the pact, has intermediate-range missile capability.
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Pac-12 commish: Errors made in replay review

SAN FRANCISCO -- In the wake of a report that Pac-12 leadership has influenced decision-making during the replay process of football games, commissioner Larry Scott announced an immediate change that will prevent any real-time involvement from conference leadership moving forward. "Both the replay booth and the Command Center agreed this was a targeting foul but unfortunately a third party did not agree so the targeting was removed and we went with the ruling on the field of RPS [roughing the passer] with no targeting," said the internal report, which was written by replay official Gary McNanna and obtained by Yahoo Sports. Another head-to-head hit in that same game between USC linebacker Porter Gustin and Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew resulted in a non-penalty that did not reach the review stage for replay officials.
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1m ago
       

Rocket carrying American and Russian malfunctions, forcing emergency landing

Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Oct. 11, 2018. Russian space agency Roscosmos/Handout via Reuters U. S. astronaut Nick Hague, left, speaks with head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, after the Soyuz MS-10 Hague was in made an emergency landing following a failure of its booster rockets, in Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Oct. 11, 2018. Yuri Kochetkov/AFP/Getty Images NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin board the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft prior to the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 11, 2018.
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1m ago
       

AP Exclusive: Toxic metal found in chain stores' jewelry

No laws address cadmium in adult jewelry, however, and last year the center decided to check those products. Lab testing found 31 adult jewelry items purchased from retail stores were at least 40 percent cadmium, and most were more than 90 percent, according to results shared exclusively with the AP. The Center for Environmental Health has long used California law to force companies to reduce levels of harmful materials in consumer products, including cadmium and lead in jewelry.
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Dow plunges another 500 points, massive sell-off extends into 2nd day

The recent rise in interest rates, while not sudden, is adding to investors anxiety about the markets, Mike Matousek, head trader at U. S. Global Investors, told ABC News. The Associated Press Ryan Falvey The Associated Press Gregory Rowe Innes, the Singapore-based head of Head of Trading for Asia Pacific with OANDA, attributed the slide to a combination of factors, including the possibility further interest rate hikes and the battle over tariffs between the U. S. and China. Asia stock indexes added to the global market's pain on Thursday, with benchmarks in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tokyo all skidding between 4 and 5 percent.
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Bidder still going through with purchase of Banksy self-destructed painting

The winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to go through with the purchase, auctioneer Sotheby's said Thursday. Alex Branczik, head of contemporary art for Europe at Sotheby's, says it is "the first artwork in history to have been created live during an auction. ""Girl With Balloon," which depicts a small child reaching up toward a heart-shaped red balloon, was originally stenciled on a wall in east London and has been endlessly reproduced, becoming one of Banksy's best-known images.
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