• Pavley proposes urgency legislation to halt Porter Ranch gas production
Pavley proposes urgency legislation to halt Porter Ranch gas production

The proposal would also seek production restrictions at the site, though they would not interfere with "energy reliability" in the region, or with fixing the leak, the bill's sponsor said. Meanwhile, the senator's legislation will propose that all 14 underground natural gas facilities in California be inspected within the next 12 months, and at lea...

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  • Magnitude-4.4 Earthquake Shakes Southern California
Magnitude-4.4 Earthquake Shakes Southern California

According to Caltech, 10 aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 3.4 to 1.6 have been recorded since the main quake. Earthquakes Canada says there have been no reports of damage, and "none would be expected".

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  • The Force Awakens chases Avatar's box-office record
The Force Awakens chases Avatar's box-office record

Over the week, The Force Awakens cruised past Avatar to be the highest ever grossing domestic movie and this weekend it cleared another landmark: first movie to ever break $800 million. As EW pointed out, Star Wars creator George Lucas is widely known for his video and DVD re-releases, which differed from each movie when it was first released ...

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  • How to add a David Bowie flash to your Facebook profile picture
How to add a David Bowie flash to your Facebook profile picture

Sir Paul McCartney reflected on the enormous role Bowie's work played in British musical history, adding: "I'm proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world". I loved your music. "I just lost a hero ". Dramatic on stage, with a rich, unmistakable and inimitable singing and speaking voice, David Bowie was a ma...

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  • 4.3-magnitude quake shakes Inland Empire — EARTHQUAKE
4.3-magnitude quake shakes Inland Empire — EARTHQUAKE

Sullivan said she could hear items falling out the medicine cabinet in the bathroom. TransLink temporarily shut down the Millennium and Expo lines of the SkyTrain, but spokeswoman Anne Drennan said they, along with bus bridges, were reopened for one last run.

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  • David Bowie's son Duncan Jones tweets childhood pic
David Bowie's son Duncan Jones tweets childhood pic

His new, seven-song album Blackstar was lauded by critics prior to his death , and according to long-time friend and producer Tony Visconte, it was intended as Bowie's "parting gift" to the world. The pop culture icon's signature " Ziggy Stardust " colours were commemorated on the front gable of the SSE Arena, Wembley, in Engineers Way, this...

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  • VW says diesel fix on way
VW says diesel fix on way

The Environmental Protection Agency said earlier this week that it has not yet seen an "acceptable way forward" from Volkswagen in talks regarding how to recall the automaker's affected vehicles. It could expose VW to more than $200 billion in fines for violating the federal Clean Air Act. Significantly, investigators say, Volkswagen's action...

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  • Volkswagen sees fixes soon for emissions issues
Volkswagen sees fixes soon for emissions issues

Volkswagen still expects to reach an agreement with CARB and the EPA by the middle of January, though the fix is expected to be far more complex for US and Canadian models, an outcome that was predicted by VW and industry observers. It's possible then that the engines in question are in fact not four-cylinders at all, but the three-liter TDI V6 off...

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  • Music Legend David Bowie Dead At 69
Music Legend David Bowie Dead At 69

A note on his Facebook page read, "January 10, 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer". So the news came as a shock to fans and industry insiders when it was confirmed. "Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy" (1977) with Bing Crosby, Bowie was noted for his collaboratio...

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  • VW to buy back up to fifth of U.S. cheating cars
VW to buy back up to fifth of U.S. cheating cars

He said 8.5 million vehicles in Europe have gone through fix service, yet that the 500,000 US automobiles at issue would certainly need to be tackled after Volkswagen confers with EPA and CARB authorities. Justice Deparrmtent over the scandal, which may end up costing the German automaker $48 billion. The software is programmed to turn emissions ...

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  • Trump Organization: Proposal To Ban Trump Means UK Hates Free Speech!
Trump Organization: Proposal To Ban Trump Means UK Hates Free Speech!

Because the petition has received well over the 100,000 threshold required for a measure to be considered for debate, a House of Commons committee in London announced on Tuesday that the issue will be taken up in Parliament, reports CNN .

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  • Trump threatens to pull £700m United Kingdom development
Trump threatens to pull £700m United Kingdom development

Several British officials blasted Trump's proposal following the December 2 terror attack in San Bernardino, Calif., with Prime Minister David Cameron calling the idea "divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong" in a break from the convention that British officials keep their opinions about USA presidential candidates to themselves.

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  • VW expects to buy back 115000 diesel cars in US
VW expects to buy back 115000 diesel cars in US

CEO Matthias Mueller has pledged " maximum transparency " by the German automaker. That number would represent about a fifth of the 580,000 cars and crossovers with diesel engines that are believed to violate their certification levels, says the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung , as reported by Reuters .

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  • Bonnet Carre Spillway in New Orleans Opened Due to Rising Water Levels
Bonnet Carre Spillway in New Orleans Opened Due to Rising Water Levels

The closures will become effective a half hour after sunset on the dates the spillways are opened. The needles are grouped into 350 linear bays of 20 needles each and the U.S. This year, severe wintertime flooding upriver in IL and Missouri was triggered by heavy December rainfall in the Midwest that caused the MS and its tributaries to overflow ...

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  • Donald Trump holds campaign rally on Hilton Head Island
Donald Trump holds campaign rally on Hilton Head Island

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks with  NPR's  Steve Inskeep on Wednesday in Boston. Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump made an appearance in the Lowcountry on Wednesday. Although he did not talk to reporters, who were cordoned off in a pen within the crowd, he did have plenty to tell the audience about them. Losses in...

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  • Powerball winning numbers worth $1.3 billion if no jackpot Saturday
Powerball winning numbers worth $1.3 billion if no jackpot Saturday

The game saw sales of $277 million on Friday, and more than $400 million was expected Saturday, Gary Grief, the executive director of the Texas Lottery, told The Associated Press. But, the Saturday night drawing for a record USD 900 million jackpot - the largest in United States history - produced no winners, fuelling excitement of being a potent...

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  • Stocks plummet over China worries
Stocks plummet over China worries

The CAC-40 in France slid 1.2 percent. European markets were equally roiled: The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX index were both down 2 percent. El-Erian said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. Throughout the week worries about China's economy and shocks to its markets have canceled out positive ...

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  • Powerball jackpot nears $1 billion ahead of Saturday drawing
Powerball jackpot nears $1 billion ahead of Saturday drawing

Cripe said the final size of the jackpot was $949.8 million, the largest lottery prize in history. In New York state , cash registers were ringing up Saturday morning sales of Powerball tickets at a pace of $1.7 million an hour, officials there said.

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  • Volkswagen promises emissions fix 'in coming weeks or months'
Volkswagen promises emissions fix 'in coming weeks or months'

The scandal broke open in September when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of violation accusing Volkswagen of selling 580,000 diesel vehicles with illegal software installed on them to goose results on federally mandated emissions tests.

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  • President Obama is banning microbeads
President Obama is banning microbeads

A micro bead is any solid plastic particle that is less than 5 millimeters and is used for the objective of exfoliating or cleansing, the bill states .

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