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The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. began rolling blackouts Wednesday stretching from the Sierra foothills in the northeast to portions of the San Francisco Bay Area, impacting a half-million people - or almost 180,000 customers. An advance notice has been sent to those who might be affected by the shut-off in 15 counties in the Sierra Foothills and the North Bay, said the utility.
  • Lax Opioid Settlements Helped Boost This Drugmaker's Stock

    Lax Opioid Settlements Helped Boost This Drugmaker's Stock

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    The trial in Cleveland , Ohio, pits 2,300 plaintiffs against giants of the pharmaceutical world including drug distributors Cardinal Health , Amerisource Bergen , and McKesson Corp; Israel's generic drug manufacturer Teva; and pharmacy chain Walgreen Boots Alliance.
  • South Pole's ozone hole shrinks to smallest since discovery

    South Pole's ozone hole shrinks to smallest since discovery

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    The weather methods that minimized ozone depletion in September, identified as "sudden stratospheric warming" events , were strangely strong this 365 days. Similar patterns were seen in 1988 and 2002. Scientist Susan Strahan says that if the warming hadn't happened, we'd likely have a more typical ozone hole.
  • A Violent Tornado Hit Dallas Last Night, Throwing Debris 3 Miles High

    A Violent Tornado Hit Dallas Last Night, Throwing Debris 3 Miles High

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    Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a disaster declaration for 16 Texas counties. This declaration makes state resources available to areas impacted by the damaging storms. The city of Dallas is preparing to open a shelter by 2 a.m. The tornado passed through affluent areas of Dallas suburbs, leading to an expectation that the average insured claim from the storm would be higher than typically seen.
  • Speaker refuses to allow vote on Brexit deal

    Speaker refuses to allow vote on Brexit deal

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    A delay might also be needed if the European Parliament - a legislature that ratifies treaties signed by EU leaders - gets bogged down with its own Brexit debates. The opposition Labour party is considering amending the Withdrawal agreement to require that the United Kingdom remains in the EU's Custom Union (garlic to ERG vampires) and requiring a confirmatory vote on any deal.
  • United States may leave troops in Syria to guard oil

    United States may leave troops in Syria to guard oil

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    Under fire from critics who have accused him of betraying the Kurds who fought alongside US forces against ISIS in northern Syria , President Trump defended his decision Monday to pull troops from the region. "I trusted them with my life", said Giaconia, who now lives in Herndon, Virginia, after retiring from the Army with 20 years of service. Watch above, via Fox News.
  • Netanyahu gives up effort to form new government

    Netanyahu gives up effort to form new government

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    His rival Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party is now likely to be invited to attempt to form a government. The prime minister blamed Gantz for refusing to negotiate on Netanyahu's preferred terms. While he denies the charges, Israel's attorney-general is expected to decide by the end of December whether to indict him. Netanyahu, in power for the past decade, faces a looming indictment on corruption allegations.
  • 3 worrying takeaways from the Meghan and Harry documentary

    3 worrying takeaways from the Meghan and Harry documentary

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    Meghan said that she "very naively" underestimated the tabloids as she was unfamiliar with them being American, adding: "I didn't get it". "I will always be there for him and as I know, he'll always be there for me". "It's hard", she said. In a particularly emotional moment, the former actress thanked Bradby for asking after her mental wellbeing. "I never thought it would be easy", she said of tabloid newspaper coverage, "but I thought it would be fair".
  • Mitt Romney has a ridiculous Twitter alias: Pierre Delecto

    Mitt Romney has a ridiculous Twitter alias: Pierre Delecto

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    The former presidential candidate said he had a burner account - " What do they call me, a lurker? " he asked the publication - as a way to stay in the mix online while keeping his presence on the down-low. What was so telling about Delecto's account was the content. "How sad. A US Senator created a fake name for Twitter and became " Pierre Delcto.' Hiding behind a pseudonym is what kids, cowards, couch potatoes, or perverts like 'Carlos Danger " do", he tweeted.
  • Trump bemoans Republicans for not sticking together on impeachment

    Trump bemoans Republicans for not sticking together on impeachment

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    The Senate is controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans, who have shown little inclination toward removing him. Former Republican Congressman Charlie Dent complained on Monday that President Donald Trump had put lawmakers from his party in "an impossible situation" with his highly controversial decisions to host the Group of 7 (G7) summit at his Doral resort and to withdraw USA troops from northern Syria.
  • Pentagon weighs keeping United States troops near Syrian oil fields

    Pentagon weighs keeping United States troops near Syrian oil fields

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    The president did, however, see one reason to keep American troops in Syria . "We don't have any more fighters in the city". However, the Syrian Kurdish groups were a key US ally in the fight against the Islamic State group. 'USA soldiers are not in combat or ceasefire zones. Defense Secretary Mark Esper also said earlier in the day the Pentagon is considering the option of keeping a "small residual U.S.