Daily Archives: July 2, 2018

Crews scramble to protect homes from fierce California wildfire

More than 1,200 firefighters, aided by water-dropping helicopters, battled a wind-driven wildfire raging out of control in Northern California on Monday, threatening homes and other structures as thick black smoke drifted across the San Francisco Bay Area. The so-called County Fire, which broke out Saturday afternoon in rural Yolo County, west of Sacramento, has already blackened more than 80 square ...

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Largest U.S. business group attacks Trump on tariffs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest business group and customarily a close ally of President Donald Trump’s Republican Party, is launching a campaign on Monday to oppose Trump’s trade tariff policies. With some of America’s tightest trading partners imposing retaliatory measures, Trump’s approach to tariffs has unsettled financial markets and strained relations between the White House and the ...

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Why some Canadian farmers are still choosing horses over tractors

Finding a tractor would have been easy, but Mylaine Massicotte wanted horses. After her last draft horse died last fall, the 34-year-old spent weeks combing classifieds before bringing home Jack and Alfie — a pair of short, sturdy, Haflinger horses with their breed’s signature chestnut colouring and blonde manes. From spring to fall, Massicotte’s slim figure can be seen walking ...

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Trump prank caller being represented by Stormy Daniels lawyer

A comedian says he spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump by phone after posing as a senator and that the call was patched through while the president was aboard Air Force One. The White House declined to discuss the incident. Comedian John Melendez, known as “Stuttering John” from his years on The Howard Stern Show, released audio of his prank call ...

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Harvey Weinstein faces fresh criminal charges, including predatory sexual assault

The Manhattan district attorney in New York City on Monday announced new criminal charges against film producer Harvey Weinstein, who had been charged with rape and a criminal sexual act in May. The new charges include predatory sexual assault — which carries a minimum 10-year sentence — and involve a third woman in addition to the two mentioned in the earlier charges. The indictment accuses Weinstein ...

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Wind spreads California fire as other states battle blazes

GUINDA, Calif. –  Hot winds fueling a massive wildfire that prompted evacuations in rural Northern California have pushed the flames into three counties. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Monday that the blaze that ignited Saturday in western Yolo County spread over the weekend to neighboring Lake and Napa counties. The fast-moving fire has scorched at least ...

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SpaceX delivers AI robot, ice cream, mice to space station

The International Space Station on Monday got its first robot with artificial intelligence, along with some berries, ice cream and identical brown mice. SpaceX’s capsule reached the station three days after launching from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Station astronaut Ricky Arnold used a large mechanical arm to grab the Dragon capsule as the spacecraft soared above Quebec. The nearly 2,700-kilogram delivery includes the ...

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