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Adventure Park's YouTube streaming of 15-year-old April the giraffe is capturing the moment live. The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf shortly before 10 a.m. April the giraffe's calf takes its first tentative steps on April 15, 2017. Newborn giraffes generally weigh about 150 pounds (68.04 kilograms) and are about 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall at birth.
  • Yum's KFC to curb antibiotic use in the chickens it buys

    Yum's KFC to curb antibiotic use in the chickens it buys

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    And at the moment, that delightful Kentucky Fried Chicken you're consuming contains antibiotics that are used in human medicine. KFC will only buy chicken free of human antibiotics by the end of 2018. "We share the public's concern about. antimicrobial resistance", Kevin Hochman, president of KFC U.S, told USA Today . KFC, which is owned by Yum! However, that move could result in generally healthier birds since farms will be less crowded, Hochman said.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Lifts Drought Emergency For Most Of California

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    Some restricted activities, like blatantly wasteful irrigation (runoff), watering during and 48 hours after rain and washing down sidewalks and hardscapes will be permanently prohibited by the State and by DWA pursuant to the agency's conservation ordinance, district officials said in a release.
  • Take your medicine to tame Augusta, says McIlroy

    Take your medicine to tame Augusta, says McIlroy

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    Creating a couple of different lineups is suggested, but you can click through the gallery for a closer look at my ideal picks. How much do I have to worry about [past results]? "That hole can be quite a challenge in the first two rounds".
  • Nissan, Honda Car Sales Slump as Automakers Boost Incentives

    Nissan, Honda Car Sales Slump as Automakers Boost Incentives

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    Small companies slumped, as their performance is closely linked to United States economic growth. All told, five of the biggest eight names in the USA auto business reported lower year-over-year sales. where they believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1 for the current quarter. Five of the eight worst performers in the S&P 500 Monday came from the auto industry.
  • Some EpiPens recalled over potential defect

    Some EpiPens recalled over potential defect

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    It says the defect is very rare and so far tests have not been able to replicate the failures, and the recalls are entirely cautionary. Mylan distributes EpiPen auto-injector devices to countries like Australia, Denmark, Norway, and the United States (of course).
  • What the death of broadband privacy rules means

    What the death of broadband privacy rules means

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    Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives agreed with the idea to revoke Obama's Internet Privacy Protection in his time of service. The Senate already voted in favor of the repeal. In the absence of strong privacy rules, people will have to rely on encryption to prevent service providers from tracking them. As long as free choice can not protect the consumer, rules like this are necessary.
  • Pacers bring back Lance Stephenson to help in stretch run

    Pacers bring back Lance Stephenson to help in stretch run

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    Stephenson was Indiana's second-round draft pick in 2010. "We want to thank Rodney for his commitment to our franchise in his three years with the Pacers", said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird . Stuckey was averaging 7.2 points, 2.2 assists, and 2.2 rebounds a game, but was often injured . He also shot 49 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range.
  • US crude oil exports went to more destinations in 2016

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    Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, rose 94 cents, or 1.8%, to $52.27 a barrel. Singapore received 11,000 bpd of the USA crude oil; Peru, 7,000 bpd; France, 7,000 and Spain bought 4,000 bpd, the EIA data indicated. inventory growth, declining supplies from Libya and hopes the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) will extend output cuts have pushed oil prices to extend gains of more than one per cent yesterday.
  • White House denies trying to silence evidence of Russian Federation ties

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    Devin Nunes . Nunes and ranking member Adam Schiff announce they're investigating Russian election meddling, including possible communications between Russia and "political campaigns". Chris Christie admitted he didn't agree with Nunes' actions but said recusal is a "personal decision". Yates was sacked in January as acting attorney general after she refused to defend the Trump administration's first travel ban.
  • Schumer says Democrats willing to work with GOP

    Schumer says Democrats willing to work with GOP

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    A look at how that sensational charge and a variety of other statements by the president, on Russian Federation, immigration, health care and more, met reality checks over the past week. Premiums have risen and major insurers have backed out of the state markets where people can buy insurance online under Obama's signature health care law.
  • Michigan, Flint to replace 18000 lead-tainted water lines

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    Some of that - $20 million - comes from a $100 million Environmental Protection Agency grant awarded to upgrade Flint's water system last week; $20 million more comes from a state match. That money will settle a lawsuit filed by a coalition of groups alleging the city and state violated the safe drinking water act. Flint's water contamination emerged when tests found high amounts of lead in blood samples taken from children in the predominantly black city of about 100,000.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary Cities 'Cannot Continue'

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary Cities 'Cannot Continue'

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    U.S. cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities may lose millions of dollars in grant money from the Justice Department, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday. Sessions did not say whether he would order the Education Department or other federal agencies to choke off funding to sanctuary jurisdictions as well.
  • Russian Federation to Judge Israel's Implementation of Syrian Agreements by Actions - Lavrov

    Russian Federation to Judge Israel's Implementation of Syrian Agreements by Actions - Lavrov

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    Fighters of the Shiite Hezbollah terror group attend the funeral of a comrade who died in combat in Syria in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18, 2017. "We won't hesitate. Israel's security is above everything else; there will be no compromise". "If there's intelligence and operational feasibility, we strike, and so it will continue", he told reporters in his Beijing hotel as he wrapped up the official part of his three-day visit to Chinese capital.
  • Uber self-driving vehicle involved in Tempe accident

    Uber self-driving vehicle involved in Tempe accident

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    Friday when it was hit by another vehicle. The Volvo was in self-driving mode when the incident happened, per Uber, but no one was seriously hurt, and there were no backseat passengers. Now one of their self-driving prototypes in Arizona was involved in an accident that resulted in the vehicle rolling over. Uber is also fighting a legal battle after Google's self-driving auto company Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber for allegedly stealing trade secrets and technology from it.
  • Meals on Wheels launches new campaign

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    Past year it served 2.4 million people. It's unknown exactly how much would be cut from the program, but the residents hope those in charge will hear their pleas. Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland serves Baltimore City and seven other counties in the state. That's a real cut that could severely impact a vital service that brings nutritious meals to 8,000 needy seniors a year.
  • NCAA East Regional preview: Baylor vs. South Carolina; Florida vs. Wisconsin

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    Each night has four games with Elite Eight implications, and we're hopefully going to see the nation's top talent play at their best as they fight through the toughest round yet. "It's who is playing good". They lost earlier this season to SC. That includes a second-round win over Cal in 2014. Motley is a key cog in a dominant Baylor post attack, which held USC to just 23 rebounds and contributed 26 points on 13-21 shooting in the Bears 46-point second half.
  • Earnings Announcement is near for General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS)

    Earnings Announcement is near for General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS)

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    Great West Life Assurance Co. Eventually, General Mills, Inc . General Mills, Inc . Processed & Packaged Goods holds an EPS of 2.69 that demonstrates an EPS growth this year at 40.60%. General Mills (NYSE: GIS ) pays an annual dividend of $1.92 with a yield of 3.19% and an average dividend growth of 9.40% based on a 3 Year Average.
  • Stocks gain, dollar down as Fed sees gradual tightening

    Stocks gain, dollar down as Fed sees gradual tightening

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    The S&P 500 healthcare index dropped more than 1 percent while utilities fell 1.3 percent. "They are going to be very measured", said Nick Maroutsos, portfolio manager at Janus Capital Group, who believes it is too early to take a view on European interest rates.
  • Bad news for Trinamool as Narada probe goes to CBI

    Bad news for Trinamool as Narada probe goes to CBI

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    The High Court's ruling is sure to add to the headaches of Bengal's ruling dispensation as more and more of its leaders come under the scanner for alleged financial improprieties. Mirza was seen in the sting footage and the website claimed that he described himself as a "key person who collects funds for the Trinamool Congress".
  • May 'good at getting it wrong', says Le Pen

    May 'good at getting it wrong', says Le Pen

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    During the hour-long interview broadcast on Farage's LBC show on Wednesday night, during which Le Pen faced few tough questions, the FN leader said she felt a "sense of relief" after Brexit. Farage praised le Pen, saying she had a connection to the French people and asked her why she felt she was the best candidate in the field. What happened in the 2012 French presidential election? It's unlikely Le Pen's words will reassure many who fear what she would do if she gained power.
  • Trade, exchange rate might dominate G20 topics in Germany's Baden-Baden

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    Attention at the two-day meeting in the German spa town of Baden-Baden has centered on a joint statement that is being prepared for Saturday. "It's about finding the right wording, it's about how we phrase the openness of the world trade system in the final communique", Schaeuble said, adding there were some "sensible positions" on the subject among some delegations.
  • Chemical spill on the Highway 401 south of Ottawa

    Chemical spill on the Highway 401 south of Ottawa

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    The chemical substance was said by Leeds County firefighters to produce "a highly toxic, highly corrosive and poisonous solution which is harmful to skin, lungs and eyes". According to witnesses' postings on social media accounts, emergency vehicles and fire rescue trucks were being used to transport victims who had been exposed to the hazardous substance to an impromptu decontamination centre established at the Township of Leeds and the Thousands Islands' (TLTI) fire station in Lansdowne.
  • Scotland Wants Another Vote for Independence Before Brexit

    Scotland Wants Another Vote for Independence Before Brexit

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    May has said she will fight for Britain as a whole, including Scotland, in the upcoming European Union negotiations and the government has held out the promise of more autonomous powers for Scotland as some areas of European Union control - such as agriculture and fisheries - are handed back to Britain.
  • Trump's top diplomat had a secret email identity at Exxon

    Trump's top diplomat had a secret email identity at Exxon

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    New York AG Eric Schneiderman's office sent a letter to the Justice Barry Ostrager in New York state court claiming that Tillerson, now the Secretary of State, used the email name " Wayne Tracker " between 2008 and 2015. It continues: "Rex Tillerson's main email address received a large volume of messages from a variety of internal and external sources". While Exxon had previously provided 2.5 million pages of information regarding the case, nothing of Tillerson's alias was ever mentioned.
  • Tesla Delivers 100 MW in 100 Days, or It's Free!

    Tesla Delivers 100 MW in 100 Days, or It's Free!

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    The whole thing was kicked off when Lyndon Rive, Tesla's VP for energy products claimed that Tesla could commit to installing 100-300 MWh of battery farms within 100 days in Australia. The state's energy ministry was not immediately available to comment. 'Give me seven days to try sort out politics and funding '. The wall-mounted battery is capable of storing surplus solar energy to serve as back-up power even when the sun is out.
  • Starbucks to release colorful spring cups

    Starbucks to release colorful spring cups

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    But there's a catch - they'll only be available for a limited time. Spring officially arrives March 20, but Starbucks is hoping to bring a little sunshine to its customers' days before that. For instance, the turquoise grande cup features an umbrella and raindrops, while the yellow venti cup has a smiling sun, and the green tall cup features a bunny doodle.
  • 2nd Airbus plane purchased by Iran lands in Tehran

    2nd Airbus plane purchased by Iran lands in Tehran

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    Overall, Iran Air has signed deals to purchase 100 aircraft from Airbus, 80 from Boeing as well as 20 more from ATR, a subsidiary of Airbus. On Jan, 12, first Airbus A321 plane, as Iran's first brand-new plane in over 37 years, had landed in Tehran.
  • Fault Study Reports New 7.4 Earthquake Could Affect SoCal

    Fault Study Reports New 7.4 Earthquake Could Affect SoCal

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    By using these two types of data, which differ in their resolution and depth of penetration, the team was able to define the fault structure in great detail, which could then be used to calculate natural disaster magnitudes. "Even if you have a high 5 or low 6 magnitude quake, it can still have a major impact on those regions, which are some of the most densely populated in California".
  • The future of commuting? First pics of 500mph 'Hyperloop One' test track

    The future of commuting? First pics of 500mph 'Hyperloop One' test track

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    According to the company, a public test run with the DevLoop will occur sometime in the first half of this year. A prototype propulsion system was first tested last May. "Tying together the Middle East region would produce greater virtual density, without congestion and pollution, spurring innovation, productivity, job growth and more powerful sharing of knowledge, labour and investment".
  • Trump Congratulates Himself on Exxon Mobile Corporation Plans Made in 2013 (XOM)

    Trump Congratulates Himself on Exxon Mobile Corporation Plans Made in 2013 (XOM)

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    The company' s Growing the Gulf expansion program, consists of 11 major chemical, refining, lubricant and liquefied natural gas projects at proposed new and existing facilities along the coasts of Texas and Louisiana. Free trade has become a substantive debate in Washington D.C., where President Donald J. Trump has already signed an executive order scuttling the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • ZTE to pay up to $1.2 billion in US Iran-sanctions settlement

    ZTE to pay up to $1.2 billion in US Iran-sanctions settlement

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    During that investigation, it found that ZTE was fully aware the company was violating US law, but senior executives at the Chinese company still approved the scheme. Authorities said executives at ZTE approved the scheme to prevent disclosure of the sales. The settlement ends a five-year federal investigation into ZTE.
  • Iranian fast boats force U.S. navy ship to alter course

    Iranian fast boats force U.S. navy ship to alter course

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    A Navy official called the Iranian actions " unsafe and unprofessional ", The Washington Post reported . In January, a U.S. In May of 2016, the commander of the Revolutionary Guard threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic.
  • Keystone XL pipeline will not use U.S. steel despite Trump's vow

    Keystone XL pipeline will not use U.S. steel despite Trump's vow

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    His order to the Commerce Department instructed them to develop a plan to use USA steel in "all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired or expanded pipelines" in the U.S. The message here is clear: the POTUS will say whatever he wants on a national stage, but when it comes time to meet with birds of his same feather, they will get what they want every time.
  • Woman questioned after 9yo boy mauled, 5yo boy missing in Murray River

    Woman questioned after 9yo boy mauled, 5yo boy missing in Murray River

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    The mother then focused her attention on the five-year-old boy, taking him into the water and holding his head below the surface, the court heard. It's understood the mother, who doesn't have custody of her sons, was released from prison recently after being arrested late previous year on two outstanding warrants.
  • Eurozone inflation hits 2% at last- What's next?

    Eurozone inflation hits 2% at last- What's next?

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    That would be up from 1.8 percent in January. Although inflation has now overshot its target, analysts have pointed out core inflation, which strips out the impact of energy and food prices, stands unchanged at just 0.9%. This was the lowest rate posted in the EU28 since January 2009. He has been a steady critic of the ECB's decision to use newly printed money to purchase government bonds and corporate bonds, driving interest yields down.
  • Trump administration wants to cut most of EPA's climate protection program

    Trump administration wants to cut most of EPA's climate protection program

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    Methane - the majority component of natural gas - has global warming potential 25 times greater than carbon dioxide, meaning its impact on climate change is significant. Yesterday the EPA withdrew its request in response to a March 1 letter from nine state attorneys general and the governors of MS and Kentucky. “We believe the EPAs requests to be an unnecessary and onerous burden on oil and gas producers that is more harassment than a genuine search for pertinent and appropriate ...
  • U.S. home prices reach a 30-month high in December

    U.S. home prices reach a 30-month high in December

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    The lowest increases were in Washington , D.C., at 4.2 percent and NY at 3.1 percent. According to David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, 'questions about whether this is a normal housing market or if prices could be heading for a fall are natural'.
  • Palo Alto Networks Buys Israeli Startup LightCyber for $130 Million

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    During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.40 EPS. At $151.90, Palo Alto Networks Inc was enjoying a strong start to 2017, but its gains are set to evaporate shortly, which is fine with short sellers. While Palo Alto management attributed the miss to sales execution issues and a pause in spending ahead of the new product launch, analysts say increased competition from Cisco could also be a factor.
  • Hot Stock for Investors: Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

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    Executives hold 0.40 percent of the stock. A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on TSLA . Baillie Gifford & Co. increased its stake in shares of Tesla Motors by 9.5% in the second quarter. The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.54% with the 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.54 percent. Finally, Berenberg Bank restated a "hold" rating and issued a $193.00 price target on shares of Tesla Motors in a report on Tuesday, December 13th.