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SoCal Gas To Pay $4 Million After Massive Gas Leak

Employees will also undergo training related to leak detection. "Today's agreement.is another important step in our efforts to put the leak behind us and to win back the trust of the community", the utility added. As people moved home, the gas company cleaned the interiors of 1,500 homes and the exteriors of 1,200 homes, along with schools, playgrounds and public parks.

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Hillary Clinton didn't think pneumonia diagnosis would be 'that big a deal'

Bacterial pneumonia is common and easily treated with antibiotics. "The funniest thing that happened to me on Sunday, was not a amusing day, after all , but this was kind of humorous, is I got to the memorial, I saw my friend and former colleague, Chuck Schumer, and the first thing he says to me is I have had pneumonia and I have been resting for five days".

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U.S. federal government halts Dakota oil pipeline

In the statement, the agencies acknowledged "important issues raised by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribal nations". The Obama Administration ruling to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has been called a game changer for the indigenous people of North America.

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Broncos' Brandon Marshall loses endorsement deal over national anthem protest

Marshall is the third NFL player to not stand during the national anthem since Kaepernick began his sideline protest against racial injustice and police brutality. "The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals", Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin said. Rapinoe went on to announce that she would continue to kneel in an effort to show solidarity with other athletes who have joined the protest.

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Dakota Access CEO: Company committed to finishing project

Those "unprecedented" actions came immediately after a federal district judge had ruled in favor the ongoing , almost 1,200-mile pipeline project cutting through North/South Dakota, Iowa and IL, and they carry a "chilling effect" on future USA infrastructure projects that transcends the energy industry, Girard and McGarvey said during a conference call Tuesday.

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45 tourists stuck in French Alps cable cars overnight finally rescued

Cable vehicle operator Compagnie du Mont Blanc said that 65 people were successfully rescued by helicopter, while a further 12 passengers in lower cable cars were evacuated to the ground by Italian rescuers. A spokesperson for the company added via a statement that the cable cars remained "closed to the public for technical analysis", in conjunction with authorities.

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Oil prices hit by downward revision to global oil demand

Slower economic growth has been a major worry for investors this year. Saudi Arabia has surpassed the U.S.as the world's biggest oil producer , according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Tuesday. Iran, meanwhile, has been "swift" to ramp up its production after the lifting in January of years of nuclear-linked sanctions. The IEA has followed up with an equally glum report today.

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Tesla's new Autopilot could have saved driver's life: CEO

Tesla's Autopilot system can maintain a set speed, keep the auto within its lane and brake automatically. "That's the whole idea here". He claimed that with the improved radar system of the technology, Autopilot would be able to see large metal objects across the road and determine if the object does or does not pose a threat.

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Charleston Southern players say 30-plus teammates suspended for FSU game

On Friday, CSU issued a statement clarifying reports of the suspensions, saying that 14 players will sit out Saturday's game against Florida State. The suspensions among the starters included two running backs, a wide receiver, four offensive linemen, two safeties and a defensive tackle.

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Charleston Southern confirms 14 players suspended for FSU game

Florida State Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois threw the ball for 419 passing yards and two touchdowns. Sixteen players sat out the win over Division II Kentucky State last week and another two will serve their suspension at a later date .

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ConnectiCare Quits the Exchange, But Seeks for a Way to Stay

The Farmington-based insurer covers about 48,000 customers, or about half of all of those on the exchange. "They are terminating their agreement and exiting the state's health care exchange", Lt. September 13-State leaders announced late Monday afternoon that ConnectiCare will not sell Obamacare policies on the state's insurance exchange next year.

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Philippines' Duterte says he snubbed Obama at summit

The Filipino leader has been stepping up efforts to bring peace to the southern Philippines where decades-long insurgencies with Muslim and communist rebels have claimed more than 150,000 lives. President Barack Obama and Duerte at the ASEAN summit was canceled after Duterte referred to Obama as a "son of a bitch". "Americans, they will really kill them, they will try to kidnap them to get ransom", he said in a speech on Monday.

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Donald Trump Wades Into Democratic Waters With Child Care Plan

He said many Americans are "just one crisis away from disaster", but noted that would change under his "pro-family, pro-child, pro-workers plan". The main thrust of Trump's plan involves a reordering of the tax code so working parents can take an income tax deduction for care of up to four children and older-adult dependents.

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Asian stocks rise after Fed official's dovish comments on rate hike

The S&P 500 was down 17.39 points, or 0.81 percent, to 2,141.65. Brainard did not comment on the specific timing of future rate policy changes but she held firm in arguing for caution in what could be the last word from a Fed policymaker before the central bank's September 20-21 meeting.

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Brazil's ex-Speaker Cunha expelled from Congress over Swiss bank accounts

The vote was seen as critical for the credibility of Congress and all eyes will now be on what Mr Cunha does next, the BBC's Wyre Davies in Brazil says. He has been a key ally of new President Michel Temer, who had been Rousseff's vice president. "This was a political process because I kicked off the impeachment proceedings".

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Obama, at rally, says Hillary Clinton is 'steady' and 'true'

The doctor later said in a statement that Clinton was "rehydrated and recovering nicely". Clinton's campaign was already on the defensive after she used the term "basket of deplorables" to describe half of Trump's supporters. Although that was the first scheduled event, aides said an earlier campaign stop is under consideration for Thursday. Obama warned that Trump's campaign was focused more on scaring Americans and could actually win if Democrats didn't turn out for Hillary Clinton.

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Disney's 'A Wrinkle in Time' has found its Meg Murray

Reid will join a cast that now has some A-level actresses lined up, including Oprah Winfrey playing the part of the immortal Mrs. Who (Kaling) and Mrs. The studio is looking for a nonwhite actor to play the schoolmate, Calvin O'Keefe. DuVernay hopes the film will signal a growing shift towards inclusivity, a movement that Disney has vocally supported over the years.

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IEA: Oil Demand Growth To Slow This Year

This year, non-OPEC oil supply is now seen to contract by 610,000 bpd, less than previously anticipated, and to average 56.32 million bpd, mostly due to a lower-than-forecast decline in US tight oil supply, better-than-expected Norwegian supply, and the early start-up of the Kashagan field.

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Obama, Bill step in for pneumonia-hit Clinton

Hillary Clinton, whose campaign slogan suggests inclusion, lumped together tens of millions of voters she deemed to be "irredeemable", adding "but thankfully they are not America". "He had the taste not to go for the ten-foot version". While Mr. Obama spoke, at least one person near the stage fainted in the heat, offering another reminder of Mrs.

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Wells Fargo Fined $185M, 5300 Employees Fired for Creating Fake Accounts

As of 2015, Wells Fargo is the second-largest banking institution in New Jersey, behind Bank of America, with an 11.57 percent deposit market share and almost 300 offices, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. A consulting firm hired by Wells Fargo found that employees opened almost 1.5 million unauthorized deposit accounts and submitted applications for 565,443 credit card accounts.

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ME tribes, allies show solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux

APTN National News will spend the next several days reporting from Standing Rock, North Dakota, where thousands of Indigenous Peoples are gathering to oppose a controversial oil pipeline. "We're entering a very unsafe phase where it is becoming impossible to build anything", said attorney Brigham McCown, head of the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure, in an interview.

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Stocks slide with oil

USA crude fell 98 cents, or 2.1 percent, to $45.31 a barrel in NY. The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 258.32 points, or 1.4 percent, to 18,066.75. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond also jumped. Analysts say the way bond yields have risen in the past few days should have sparked a rise in share prices, but instead we have seen some concerted selling - and overnight Tuesday (and locally in Australia on Tuesday afternoon) were prime examples.

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Invasive sterilization of wild herds on BLM land halted

There are 45,000 horses no one wants, and the U.S. government is suggesting destroying them all, the Verge reports. The Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971 protects wild horses and places them under BLM jurisdiction. "Alternatives to this proposal have been ignored for over 20 years". In response 35 wild horse advocacy groups went on record to oppose the research project on grounds that the surgeries would be performed in a nonsterile environment and could result in potentially ...

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Parker attends 'Birth of a Nation' Toronto premiere amid controversy

He evaded the direct query, delivered the aforementioned protestation about not wanting to hijack the forum, and thanked the film festival for having him. Post-press conference, some journalists had one-on-one interviews scheduled with Parker and Birth co-star Armie Hammer, including CBC's Eli Glasner and ET Canada's Roz Weston.

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Stocks dip as Fed view only partly soothes markets

Many other policymakers think the US job market is near full strength and Fed Chair Janet Yellen argued in July the case for rate increases has strengthened. Their experiences "highlight the risk of becoming trapped in a low-growth, low-inflation, low-inflation-expectations environment and suggest that policy should be oriented toward minimizing the risk of the U.S economy slipping into such a situation", she said.

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Arik Air Suspends Flight Operations

James Daudu, deputy director at the country's aviation ministry, said that while jet prices are deregulated, and therefore outside government control, the Minister of State for Aviation was working with the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to see if "interventions" in the sector were possible.

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Daesh Claims Deadly Attack on Turkish Soldiers in Syria

Erdogan said U.S. counterpart Barack Obama floated the idea of joint action against the militants when they met at the G20 summit in China. His comments came two weeks after Turkey launched an ambitious operation inside Syria , sending tanks and special forces to back up Syrian opposition fighters and cleanse its frontier from IS jihadists and Kurdish militia.

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Export of terror common threat: Prime Minister Modi at Asean

Terming the export of terror a common security threat to the whole region, Modi noted that growing radicalism through the ideology of hatred and spread of extreme violence were the other security threats imminent in the region, according to The Hindu .

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Pakistan moving at greater pace against terrorism: Kerry

Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry was also not spared the brunt of the showers as he got stuck and his townhall address to Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi got delayed by an hour. Kerry also indicated that terror attacks on Afghan territory from across the border might figure in the trilateral meeting. "We also had a detailed exchange of views on climate change and clean energy issues", she said.

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Wells Fargo fires 5300 for illegally opening accounts, credit cards

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will receive $100-million of the total penalties - the largest fine ever levied by the agency, which was conceived after the 2008 financial crisis. The ratio hovers around six, which means every customer of Wells Fargo has on average six different types of products with the bank. The bank also said that $2.6 million has been refunded to customers for any fees associated with products they may not have requested.

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Putin Denies Russia Hacked DNC

In concluding his speech, also heard by South Korean President Park Geun Hye, Abe called for Putin's support in signing a postwar peace treaty and carving out a new era for Japan and Russian Federation. Trump for his part has called for warmer relations with Russia and questioned the need for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, a position that would delight the Russian president.

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Pope Francis Declares Mother Theresa Saint

The pilgrims who arrived for canonization from all corner of the world erupted in sustained applause in St Peter s Square at the Vatican the moment Pope Francis proclaimed her St. Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Kolkata . Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910, Mother Teresa set up her Missionaries of Charity in the slums of Kolkata in 1950 and made her headquarters in the Indian city for almost half a century.

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Eduardo Cunha, former House speaker of Brazil removed from Congress

Prosecutors accuse Cunha of corruption and money laundering related to his role in negotiating Petrobras contracts for drill ships. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres). "This is all because I opened the impeachment proceedings". Bueno said Cunha took kickbacks from companies and instructed them to donate to the campaigns of his allies.

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Markets Right Now: Energy stocks pull US market lower

To add gloom, the IEA also said that demand growth will further slacken to 1.2 million bpd next year, citing "uncertain" macroeconomic conditions. IEA data shows that world oil output fell by 0.3m barrels a day in August compared to 96.9m barrels a day past year as non-Opec supply faltered at a daily rate of 840,000 barrels.

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Apple CEO says EU tax ruling 'total political crap'

Speaking to Irish broadcaster RTE , Cook said that Apple had not been given a so-called "sweetheart" deal and that the company was treated as others were in Ireland. Tim Cook strongly disputed the Commission's claims in an interview with RTE's breakfast radio show, Morning Ireland . "I hope they will be as open and fast as possible for us to be able to publish the decision".


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