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Big Sur landslide another blow for area businesses

The Big Sur portion of State Route 1 is designated as a National Scenic Byway for its spectacular coastal vistas and is famed as one of the longest stretches of largely undeveloped shoreline in the continental United States. Storms across California have caused $1.3 billion in highway damage over the past year. "No words needed but here's a few: million tons of rock/dirt, about 1/3 mile of roadway covered 35-40 feet deep". Read More »

Laptop ban may be broadened for Europe and Australia

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday Canberra is considering banning electronic devices on flights from some West Asian countries. Following talks in Brussels on Wednesday, the US Department of Homeland Security said the ban was "off the table" for now. Extending a carry-on laptop ban, imposed in March , would cost passengers $1.1 billion a year in lost productivity and travel time, said the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 265 ... Read More »

Tories U-turn on social care policy

In the manifesto , the Tories didn't mention a cap. It's completely unrealistic, what they're doing. Google searches for "dementia tax" spiked on Monday, with many people showing a greater interest in May's social care policy following the backlash against her announced changes. Read More »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Stands by Comments on European Solidarity

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Still, it would be unlike Merkel just to give up on dealing with Trump , Tempel said . Merkel, who concluded her speech by taking a drink from an oversized beer glass, added that while she would attempt to remain on friendly terms with all nations - "even Russia" - in the end, the citizens of the European Union would need to shape their own fate. Read More »

Ariana Grande suspends European tour in wake of Manchester bombing

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US and British intelligence officials have said that the explosive had a level of sophistication that suggested a larger network. "The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling ". "The recent attack on Manchester in the United Kingdom demonstrates the depths of the evil we face with terrorism", he said. "This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely but a further attack is imminent". Read More »

Korea fires 'Scud-type' ballistic missile

People watch a television broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing what appeared to be a short-range ballistic missile, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea , May 29, 2017 . "As we agreed at the recent G7, the issue of North Korea is a top priority for the worldwide community", Shinzo Abe said in a televised address Monday. Read More »

US Planes Strike Pro-Assad Convoy in Southern Syria

A Syrian government's military source said the U.S. strike hit "one of our military points" late Thursday, killing several people and causing material damage. There is no interaction between the USA and Syrian militaries. The reports indicated that the military convoy hit consisted of members of a pro-Assad Syrian militia, not the official Syrian armed forces. Read More »

White House map of Israel nixes post-67 lines

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However, Diament said in an interview, his group was still watching to see whether Trump would exercise the six-month waiver of the 1995 law, which every president has done since the law was passed, and which he must do by June 1. Michael Oren - Israel's former ambassador to the US - said he wouldn't talk about the latest intelligence issues, but agreed that both world powers remain closely aligned. Read More »

Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington visit

We live in a world where this observation of apparent disrespect could be perceived as too sensitive to "political correctness". President Donald Trump , center, talks with Jane Horton, right, at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington , Va., Monday, May 29, 2017 , after speaking at a Memorial Day ceremony. Read More »

Late-Night Hosts Address Montana Politician Who Allegedly Body-Slammed Reporter

Gianforte, who won with 50% of the vote to Rob Quist's 44%, according to the Montana Secretary of State, apologized by name to Jacobs in his acceptance speech . "Last night, I learned a lesson", he said. "That is wrong and should not have happened", Ryan said Thursday. Greg Gianforte is going to Washington! And instead of Trump, who was embraced by Gianforte and rarely mentioned by Quist in a state where the president remains popular, Republicans said the key national figure ... Read More »

South African ruling party debates fate of president

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Emails between President Zuma's son Duduzane and figures from a company owned by the controversial Gupta family - who reportedly wield considerable influence over Mr Zuma - include a letter to the Abu Dhabi royal family, our correspondent says. Read More »

Donald Trump 'to pull United States out of Paris climate change agreement'

Meyer said many USA states, cities, and companies are moving forward on climate action while the Trump administration is "waffling" on the Paris Agreement. It's not the first time the two have spoken. The clashes dominated conversations in and around the summit after the first day wrapped up Friday, with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel all singling out, with varying degrees of intensity, the USA for getting ... Read More »

Two killed in Portland after trying to stop anti-Muslim rant

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A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for the three victims collected more than US$220,000 (Dh808,396) in its first 24 hours as Portland , the largest city in the eastern state of OR and famous as a bastion of liberal values, tried to understand the horrific attack. Read More »

NCAA baseball regional sites spread among 7 conferences

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It is also the second-straight year Tech has earned the No. 5 national seed. Florida State (39-20), at 40 appearances in a row, now has the longest active streak. The Pac 12 has two host teams, the Big 12 has two, and three conferences have one: the Big West, Conference USA and the American Conference. Should LSU advance out of their regional, they will play the victor of that regional. Read More »

Airstrikes Kill 17 in Syria near De-facto IS Capital, Raqqa

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Scrocca said the USA goal "has always been for zero civilian casualties". The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Saturday called for once again for the cessation of the US-led worldwide coalition's illegal actions, after the coalition's warplanes targeted al-Mayadeen city in Deir Ezzor countryside which claimed the lives of 35 civilians. Read More »

United Kingdom resumes sharing intelligence about Manchester bombing with U.S. counterparts

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British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb used in the Manchester attack were published in The New York Times , though it was not clear where those came from. Home Secretary Amber Rudd complained the leaks could cost police "the element of surprise" in their bid to prevent future attacks. British officials did not confirm the reports. Read More »

Iraq paramilitaries reach Iraq's border with Syria

Barricades erected by IS have turned residential blocks into mazes and the extremist fighters have used civilian garages to hide massive, armored auto bombs. The attack was the first such close confrontation between America troops and fighters backing Assad. Its prime target is the medieval Grand al-Nuri mosque with its landmark leaning minaret in Mosul's Old City, where Daesh black flag has been flying since mid-2014. Read More »

Russian FM Lavrov Refutes Claims That He Discussed Comey's Dismissal With Trump

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We ask what is this special affinity President Trump seems to have with and for the Russians? That sparked disagreement from even some. "I don't think we're there yet". The Washington Post meanwhile said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has identified an unnamed senior White House official as a "significant person of interest" in its sprawling probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Moses is not a cheat - Conte

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It remains unclear whether the 67-year-old will continue as manager of the Gunners, despite capping a disappointing season with a record-breaking victory over the newly crowned Premier League champions. Quizzed if he had prepared a presentation for the meeting, Wenger was quoted by espnfc saying: "The best presentation is to watch the game". Yet Arsenal hit straight back with Aaron Ramsey scoring the winning goal. Read More »

Hands off U.S. election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said the House subpoenas "will be created to maximize our chance of getting the information we need" for the committee's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. The Russians "appeared confident that each could be used to help shape Mr. Trump's opinions on Russia", the Times reported, citing "three current and former American officials familiar with the intelligence". Read More »

German FM says Trump has 'weakened the West', hurt European Union interests

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German Chancellor and head of the Christian Democratic Union Angela Merkel drinks during the Trudering festival in Munich May 28, 2017. She said: "As we begin the negotiations about leaving the EU, we will be able to reassure Germany and other European countries that we are going to be a strong partner to them in defence and security, and, we hope, in trade". Read More »

Kelly Defends 'Back Channel' to Foreign Nations

The White House is preparing to establish a "war room" to combat mounting questions about ties between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign, a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency. Russia, a pivotal player in Syria, has backed Syrian President Bashar Assad, often at the expense of civilians and at odds with US policy during Syria's long civil war. Read More »