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San Francisco goes dark amid major power outage

San Francisco goes dark amid major power outage

Investigators say that the power outage was caused by a fire in one of the PG&E substations. Power had been resorted to 23,000 homes and businesses as of 2 p.m. A wide area of San Francisco has been hit by a power outage. On Dec. 11, 2014, the entire Larkin substation lost power due to cable and equipment failures leading to outages for about 80,000 customers, according to a PG&E report .


Canada weakens citizenship while Australia strengthens it

Canada weakens citizenship while Australia strengthens it

Applicants must also have completed four years as a permanent resident - three years longer than at present. Tim Gassin, from Oz Kiwi, thinks the Australian Government hasn't thought the issue through properly as it is "incompatible" with the Pathway to Citizenship the Turnbull Government announced past year with John Key.


Wall St rallies on earnings; Nasdaq hits record

Wall St rallies on earnings; Nasdaq hits record

Centrist Emmanuel Macron is leading most opinion polls for the election's first round on Sunday and is expected to contest a second-round run-off with Marine Le Pen, head of the anti-European Union and anti-immigrant National Front. "We've had some strong earnings with more positive surprises than negative, but the overall market trend remains negative because of geopolitical concerns", said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial in NY.


Pro-Life Group Endorses Karen Handel in Georgia Congressional Runoff

Pro-Life Group Endorses Karen Handel in Georgia Congressional Runoff

Handel led the GOP field with just 20%, but should have no trouble in a one-on-one matchup for the seat formerly held by Newt Gingrich, Johnny Isakson and Tom Price. The next day, he tweeted again, touting Handel and framing the race as "Hollywood vs. Georgia", which was a jab at Ossoff's campaign donations from celebrities and out-of-state donors.


Tens of Thousands March for Science in Manhattan

Tens of Thousands March for Science in Manhattan

It was something like a flashback for Canadian scientists who gathered across the country Saturday to rally in support of their American counterparts, who say they're facing mounting attacks against science. The reality is that this march, and others taking place Saturday around the world, were highly politicized and not at all "nonpartisan". One speaker said the administration "tries but fails to silence scientists".


Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv

Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv

Israel says at least 162 of the Palestinians killed had launched stabbing, shooting or vehicle ramming attacks. The rest died in clashes with Israeli troops. "It is a terror-related incident", a police spokesman said. The assailant, identified by police as an 18-year-old Palestinian, was captured and arrested.