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Author: 0 Jerry Brown declares California drought over

Replacing the old drought proclamations, Brown issued a new order which will require that urban areas continue to report on water usage-to the California State Water Resources Control Board-to ensure levels are reasonable. To advance the priorities of the Water Action Plan and respond to drought, the voters passed a comprehensive water bond , the Legislature appropriated and accelerated funding and state agencies accelerated grants and loans to water projects.

Business No peace in Syria until Assad is ousted, says Nikki Haley
Author: 0 No peace in Syria until Assad is ousted, says Nikki Haley

Trump said of the chemical attack. The British-based Observatory said eight people had been killed in the USA attack. "But we can't put up with the actions that Assad has taken against his own people", he said. was a very, very important one". The Foreign Ministry called on Russian Federation and the U.S.to take steps in accordance with worldwide law to help reach a final and inclusive solution to the Syrian crisis, as they both have the needed potential to help end the Syrian war.

Business Russia bans images of Putin linked to 'gay clown' meme
Author: 0 Russia bans images of Putin linked to 'gay clown' meme

The court that issued the ban order said the image "hints at the Russian president's allegedly nonstandard sexual orientation". In Russia it is illegal to distribute "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships" according to the country's 2013 gay propaganda law .

Author: 0 Tesla Delivers More Cars Than Expected

The Q1 deliveries may signal that demand for its two existing models will stay relatively steady until substantial numbers of the Tesla Model 3 are delivered. The Model S remains Tesla's top seller, but once Model 3 production hits its stride, that's going to change. Tesla has not provided full-year vehicle delivery guidance.

Author: 0 Russia Plans to Upgrade Syrian Air Defenses After US Missile Strike

USA officials informed Russian forces ahead of the strikes, which were meant to punish the Syrian government for what they said was a chemical weapons attack , and avoided hitting Russian personnel. Major Jamil al-Saleh, a US-backed rebel commander based in the area where the USA attack took place, told reporters that he hoped the strike would be a "turning point" in the war, which has killed an estimated 400,000 people.

Author: 0 Canada adds full-time jobs in March

While President Trump had recently tweeted a Fox Business clip that showed 263,000 jobs added, that was the less scientific ADP report. The retail industry overall has lost 89,000 jobs since a recent high in October 2016. "Though job growth may be moving towards a more moderate pace, higher wages should keep incomes rising to sustain gross domestic product growth close to the economy's potential rate".

Business Susan Rice May Be Guilty Of A Crime
Author: 0 Susan Rice May Be Guilty Of A Crime

Read: Donald Trump on Bill O'Reilly: 'I don't think Bill did anything wrong.' In a statement Wednesday, a spokesperson for Rice, Erin Pelton said: "I'm not going to dignify the President's ludicrous charge with a comment". There is an ongoing investigation regarding possible Trump collusion with the Russians to influence the election and an investigation into the Obama administration's monitoring of Trump up to a year before he became the president-elect.

Author: 0 Twitter pulls lawsuit after feds drop summons for anonymous user's identity

Citizenship and Immigration Services office. "I would usually try for something eloquent, but instead, I simply say: Come at me, bro", the account AltDeptEducation wrote on Twitter . The complaint was filed against the Department of Homeland Security, CBP, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, CBP Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, CBP Special Agent in Charge Stephen Caruso and CBP Special Agent Adam Hoffman.

Author: 0 Lardarius Webb returning to Baltimore Ravens

They added Eric Weddle on the back end to pair with Webb at safety a year ago, and are now replacing Webb with Tony Jefferson, another free agent addition. Webb's time with the Ravens figured to be over when the team signed former Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson this offseason. Webb is active in charitable causes in the area and hosts an annual charity softball game with his teammates.

Author: 0 California Assembly Approves $52B Transportation Package

But it has yet to receive a hearing in Congress. "So that's the roadblock here". That's why the California Chamber of Commerce worked closely with Gov. But Brown and De León persuaded Republican Sen. California legislators approved a massive $52 billion infrastructure plan on Thursday meant to address a massive backlog of fix and maintenance projects, while creating thousands of new jobs.

Business Equal Pay Day Rally Held in Duluth
Author: 0 Equal Pay Day Rally Held in Duluth

That's the latest estimate unveiled as part of Equal Pay Day 2017. The new gender pay reporting legislation won't close the gap, according to the Women's Equality Party (WEP). Sandberg, who today launched #20PercentCounts , a LeanIn campaign that highlights the unfairness of the gender pay gap, believes we need to work together to solve the problem.

Author: 0 More than 20 advertisers drop O'Reilly over sex harassment claims

Advertisers refusing to be associated with O'Reilly in the wake of the sexual harassment lawsuits include automakers BMW , Hyundai, and Mitsubishi; pharmaceutical manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Consumer Products; email marketing company Constant Contact; men's clothing line Untuckit; Ainsworth Pet Nutrition; insurance agency Allstate; and asset management firm T.

Author: 0 California governor declares historic drought over _ for now

Some restricted activities, like blatantly wasteful irrigation (runoff), watering during and 48 hours after rain and washing down sidewalks and hardscapes will be permanently prohibited by the State and by DWA pursuant to the agency's conservation ordinance, district officials said in a release.

Author: 0 President Trump Says Susan Rice Committed a Crime. Is He Right?

I think it's going to be the biggest story". Rice's interview came amid a growing controversy that the Obama administration abused US intelligence to spy on the Trump campaign and leak intelligence to the press to hurt Trump. Susan Rice has denied outing the identities of Trump associates mentioned in intelligence surveillance reports. There is no other reasonable or plausible explanation for why Rice specifically targeted members of the Trump campaign.

Business Breakthrough in Greece bailout talks as European Union finance ministers meet in Malta
Author: 0 Breakthrough in Greece bailout talks as European Union finance ministers meet in Malta

The deal is needed in order to stop the country from defaulting on its creditors this summer when Athens owes about seven billion euros in debt repayments. However, Greece will have to meet criteria set out in the latest round of austerity measures. The deal reached in Valletta called for positive measures amounting to 1 pct of GDP to be implemented in 2019 and further 1 pct of GDP in 2020, at the same time as cuts to pensions amounting to 1 pct of GDP in 2019 and tax reforms amounting to 1 ...

Business Trump, Xi cite 'common understandings' after summit, but few details
Author: 0 Trump, Xi cite 'common understandings' after summit, but few details

Last year, two-way trade reached Dollars 519.6 billion, compared to USD 2.5 billion in 1979 when the two nations established diplomatic ties. The meeting between the leaders of the world's two largest economies was overshadowed by a rapidly escalating crisis in Syria after Trump ordered cruise missile strikes in response to the deadly chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun.

Business Uber resumes self-driving vehicle program in San Francisco after crash
Author: 0 Uber resumes self-driving vehicle program in San Francisco after crash

Another auto reportedly failed to yield to the autonomous Uber, and the vehicle was flipped on its side according to Tempe police. "The vehicles collided causing the autonomous vehicle to roll onto its side". "There were no serious injuries", she said . According to Uber, the incident was under investigation and there were no passengers in the back seat of the self-driving vehicle.

Author: 0 Senate OKs California tax, fee hike for roads

Republicans for the most part are opposed to the bill. "The State Senate tonight passed yet another tax on hard-working Californians because we continue to fail the people by wasting money on programs we can't afford", Stone said in a statement.

Author: 0 Ryan Bridge: US airstrikes help ISIS

The Syrian government has denied being behind the attack and the Russian government warned against apportioning blame until an investigation had been carried out. The U.S. began air raids on ISIS forces in Syria in 2014. Syria: What led to the USA airstrikes? "Justified and appropriate though U.S. action was, it was also necessarily limited".

Author: 0 Will show be canceled after advertisers pull out?

During his almost two decades at Fox News, Bill O'Reilly has allegedly showered female staffers with verbal abuse, punished them for refusing his sexual advances and made phone calls to them in which he appeared to be masturbating at the end of the line.

Author: 0 HomeNewsCalifornia Gov. Announces End to Drought Emergency

In September, the whole of the state-yes, 100 percent of California-was experiencing drought at some level. "It's great news that Governor Brown has declared the emergency drought over", said Berryhill. "How much reduction in the gross domestic product of California occurred because of a 25% reduction in urban water use?" Desert Water Agency will continue to enforce these restrictions by encouraging customers to participate in the agency's rebate programs and issuing penalties when ...

Author: 0 After US Strikes On Syria, The Gloves Come Off In Moscow

Russian Federation has suspended communication on a specialised military hotline created to prevent conflict with the USA following air strikes in Syria . During the campaign, Trump said closer ties with Russia would be an asset, and he has gone out of his way to praise Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Author: 0 Dog attacks on mail carriers hit 6755 as online sales boom

Los Angeles topped the list with 80 reported attacks, followed by Houston with 62 and Cleveland with 60. Put your dog in a separate room behind a closed door before opening your front door to receive packages or mail. Parents should also remind children not to take mail directly from a letter carrier in the presence of a dog, since the animal may view the interaction as a threat, according to the USPS.

Author: 0 US trade deficit shrinks as global economy grows

In addition to trade, weak consumer spending also likely constrained the economy in the first three months of the year. "Moreover, any policies that serve to disrupt global trade may result in unintended negative consequences for the American economy".

Author: 0 Ag experts say lack of water storage keeping Valley in drought

California's urban regions' conservation of water during the drought has prolonged its ability to sustain the state during the hotter, drier seasons.Without the notion of a state of emergency, many California citizens will become complacent and revert to a wasteful lifestyle of water consumption, unaware that the drought is very much still active.

Author: 0 One For Arthur wins Grand National at 14-1

It was only a second Scottish-trained winner of the National, with Lucinda Russell the fourth woman to saddle the victor. "He's fantastic. He's improved every time". "Aged nine, he went to riding school". "It's lovely to give Derek the opportunity". "He talked me through the whole race", Fox said. Scudamore, whose father Michael won the race in 1959 aboard Oxo, said: "It's very satisfying".

Author: 0 Sweden says truck attack suspect is Uzbek-born

On Friday, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said that "everything indicates that this is a terrorist act". A driver rammed a hijacked truck into a crowd in Swedish capital Stockholm on Friday, killing four people and injuring a dozen.

Author: 0 4 tied for lead after Round 2

After only hitting five out of 14 fairways, the Holywood man (right) is one over par going into the weekend and lies five shots behind joint leaders Sergio Garcia, Charley Hoffman, Rickie Fowler and Thomas Pieters. And American Fred Couples, the 1992 victor turning back the clock at age 57 with three birdies in the first five holes, was on one-under with 10 to play.

Author: 0 Jobs Added to the Economy in March, Unemployment Is 4.5%

The largest employment growth in March occurred in professional and business services, adding 56,000 jobs over the month. The education and healthcare services category also saw the fewest new jobs in 15 months - possibly also indicating a sluggish economy.

Author: 0 Trump Signs Bill Letting Internet Service Providers Sell User Browsing Data

President Donald Trump signed a controversial bill on Monday that repeals online privacy protections previously established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during the Obama Administration. Asked if someone can now buy another person's browsing history, and FCC spokesman responded this way: "I can't comment on hypothetical, but the FCC retains the authority to protect consumer privacy on a case-by-case basis".

Author: 0 Randox Health Grand National result 2017

The 8-1 favourite Blaklion, who led for much of the contest, was fourth. Red Rum is the most epic horse to have won the Grand National with the Aintree Factor, he won 3 Grand Nationals and placed on two, only age kept the horse form further competitions.

Author: 0 Canada's job market again blows away forecasts with 19400 gained

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 98,000 jobs last month as the retail sector shed employment for a second straight month, the Labor Department said on Friday , the fewest since last May. Construction, which had been helping to add to the count, added only 6,000 jobs in March. But with inflation rising and the unemployment rate below the most recent Fed median forecast for full employment , economists expect another interest rate increase in June.

Author: 0 Governor Brown declares California drought to be officially over

State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, issued a statement Friday saying that, although Brown declaring the end of the drought was great news,"the continued conservation efforts, while well-intentioned, are a mere drop in the bucket to the amount of water access we'd have with additional water storage".

Business Uber resumes self-driving auto tests after Arizona crash
Author: 0 Uber resumes self-driving auto tests after Arizona crash

Montenegro added that the incident happened due to the driver of another auto; who reportedly 'failed to yield' to Uber's self-driving vehicle, due to which the autonomous auto rolled on its side. The ride-hailing company said Monday that its vehicles have hit the streets in San Francisco, where they are mapping the city but not picking up paying passengers.

Business Germany's Schaeuble sees International Monetary Fund sticking with Greece programme
Author: 0 Germany's Schaeuble sees International Monetary Fund sticking with Greece programme

Once that review is finalized, Greece will receive fresh disbursements from the 86 billion euro ($91.40 billion) bailout program. Greece beat its primary surplus target in 2015 and 2016 and is likely to exceed it again this year. Gerry Rice, a spokesman at the IMF, welcomed the "important progress" made in recent weeks, but said it still needed "satisfactory assurances" on debt sustainability before the Fund would seek board approval to participate in Greece's third rescue programme.

Business Gov. Brown declares end to drought
Author: 0 Gov. Brown declares end to drought

Brown's executive order continues prohibitions on wasteful water use such as hosing off sidewalks, watering lawns within 48 hours of a rainstorm and irrigating the turf on street medians. "We've got to plan for longer droughts". California's pine tree forests reportedly suffered as a result of the drought, which made the trees soft targets for beetle infestations.

Author: 0 Tesla Passes Ford by Market Value Before Musk Delivers Model 3

That would be significantly cheaper than Tesla's current models - the Model X, an SUV, and the Model S, a sporty saloon, both priced at more than $70,000. Musk is banking on full-scale production of the Model 3, which will sell in higher volumes than the Model S or Model X thanks to a $35,000 base price.

Author: 0 On Equal Pay Day, Maloney Calls for Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act

Lauren Davenport, the owner of Symphony Media company in St. Petersburg, says whether you are a man or a woman, the pay at her business is always equal. Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening said: "We have more women in work, more women-led businesses than ever before and the highest proportion of women on the boards of our biggest companies".

Author: 0 United States threatens more strikes against Syria

They must act swiftly and decisively to rein in Trump's illegal military escalation in Syria. Russian Federation sees the USA action as a "symbolic gesture by Trump to show that the U.S.is back in the game, and that the US and not Russian Federation is a real superpower", said Ruslan Pukhov, head of the Center of Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow, which advises the Defense Ministry.

Author: 0 Greece, lenders agree deal on reforms to unlock new funds

In a proposed compromise discussed on Tuesday, Greece would reduce its pension outlays by 1 percent of gross domestic product in 2019 and lower its tax-free threshold in 2020 by a similar amount, according to three European Union officials with knowledge of the talks.

Author: 0 Booming online sales mean more dog bites for mail carriers

Postal Service on Thursday. Sixty attacks were reported in the Cleveland metro area past year, ranking the city behind Los Angeles (80 attacks) and Houston (62 attacks). And dog attacks can be catastrophic. Houston carriers reported 62 attacks, Cleveland came in third with 60, San Diego reported 57, and Louisville carriers were attacked 51 times.

Author: 0 Fed official: Bond holdings to be reduced gradually

Since ending its bond-buying program, the centerpiece of the central bank's quantitative easing effort, in 2014, the Fed has been reinvesting the principal payments from maturing bonds, thus keeping the size of its balance sheet stable. Trump has said he plans to deliver an ultimatum to Xi to rein in North Korea. Most economists believe the US economy is strong enough to sustain gradual increases in the interest rate, and that the Fed should now shift its focus to restraining emerging ...

Author: 0 Oil prices climb after U.S. missile attack on Syria

Although global crude oil prices jumped after the USA attack in Syria, it had not yet affected retail gas prices in Thailand, said Soraphol Tulayasthien, the Finance Ministry's director of Economic Stability Analysis Division at Fiscal Policy Office.

Author: 0 ACWA Comments on Lifting of Drought Emergency, Final Framework on Long-Term Conservation

Thankfully, this was a very wet winter, full of massive rainstorms and record snowfall that has helped pull California out of one of its worst droughts in history. The end of the state drought emergency was issued for all but four Central California counties who still feel the serious effects of water shortage: Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne.

Author: 0 Toshiba's US Nuclear Unit Westinghouse Files for Bankruptcy

The company claimed in a court filing that it was losing money on construction projects in SC and Georgia, although it maintained that nuclear fuel and plant servicing operations remained "very profitable". In a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, one of the co-owners, stated that completion of the two new reactors by December 2019 and September 2020, respectfully, appear unlikely.