5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Northern California Coast

A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck off the coast of Northern California on Jan. 28. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake shook at 1:08 p.m. about 40 miles southwest of Eureka. Lt. Wayne Hanson of … Continue reading


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Investigators Say Christmas Tree Fueled Fatal Maryland Mansion Fire

An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland’s capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren, investigators said Wednesday. The fire ignited combustible … Continue reading


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Lawsuit Against Union Pacific over Texas Veterans Parade Crash Begins

A freight train that slammed into a parade float two years ago, killing four veterans and injuring 16 other people, came within 39 inches of missing the trailer, attorneys for both sides told a West Texas jury. A Midland County … Continue reading


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California Judge Questions Lyft’s Refusal to Pay Drivers as Employees

Lyft Inc.’s practice of treating drivers as independent contractors was questioned by a federal judge who said that under California law they may be considered employees who would qualify for minimum wage and other benefits. A lawsuit by Lyft drivers … Continue reading


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Williams wins sixth Australian Open

World number one wins in straight sets Williams claims 19th Grand Slam title Unwell American vomited during first set Sharapova loses 16th straight match against Williams … Continue Reading »


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Prince’s household ‘like Wolf Hall’

31 January 2015 Last updated at 13:14 Clarence House’s internal rivalries have led to a former staffer calling the Prince of Wales’s base “Wolf Hall”, says a new biography of the prince. The Times reports that the book documents “common … Continue reading


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Victim fund tops £120k in two days

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Tasers ‘needed for all police’

31 January 2015 Last updated at 15:34 The Police Federation will vote on the proposal next month All front-line police in England and Wales should be offered Tasers in light of the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police … Continue reading


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Greek emergency funding would be a decision for ECB council: Constancio

CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) – ECB Vice-President Vitor Constancio said on Saturday that a decision on whether to give Greece emergency funding would be up to the central bank’s Governing Council. He was commenting on options available for Greek banks if … Continue reading


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Energy may see further weakness as key names report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock prices in the U.S. energy sector have been under pressure in 2015, and there could be more bad news to come when several key players report their fourth-quarter results next week. The group has been … Continue reading


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BMW, Bosch join Deutsche Bahn in airline cartel damages claim

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmaker BMW and car supplier Bosch [ROBG.UL] said on Saturday they would join Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] in two claims for about 2.1 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in damages from air freight carriers who were involved in … Continue reading


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Germany, ECB play hard ball with Greece

BERLIN/HELSINKI (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out a debt writedown for Greece on Saturday, and a European Central Bank policymaker threatened to cut off funding to Greek banks if Athens does not agree to renew its bailout package. … Continue reading


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