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Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border 23.6.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall - a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal....
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Man pleads guilty to acting as getaway driver in 2016 Orange County jailbreak 23.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Costa Mesa man pleaded guilty Thursday to helping three men escape from an Orange County jail last year, an incident that sparked a weeklong manhunt that extended from Southern California to the Bay Area, prosecutors said.

Loc Ba Nguyen, 51, will serve one year in jail for his role in the January...

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Trump’s bright idea: a solar wall at the U.S.-Mexico border 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall — a plan he says would help pay for the wall’s construction and add to its aesthetic appeal. “We’re thinking about building the wall as a solar wall so it creates energy and pays for itself,” Trump said at […]
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Does driving while high create more crashes? Report hints that it's possible 23.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In states looking to legalize pot, police and politicians often grapple with the same hard question: How will that affect road safety?

The topic has dominated discussions in legislative committee rooms from California to Massachusetts and also on front porches across the country, as activists gathering...

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Uber employees petition for former CEO Travis Kalanick's return 23.6.2017 L.A. Times - Technology News

The majority of Uber’s investors may have wanted its co-founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick out, but some employees of the ride-hailing company are already calling for his return.

In a petition that began circulating within Uber on Wednesday, employees called for Uber’s board of directors...

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A new generation of senior housing is making 'elderly islands' obsolete 23.6.2017 LA Times: Business

Recently retired, Pam Watkins wanted a new lifestyle.

The former school principal saw her Dana Point neighborhood “turning over,” increasingly populated with young families busy with kids or work. She wanted more people her own age to “play with,” but didn’t want to live in a “grave-yardish” retirement...

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L.A.'s Capital Group accused of bilking employees — by pushing its own mutual funds 23.6.2017 LA Times: Business

Los Angeles-based finance giant Capital Group manages dozens of mutual funds, all of them run by human beings who pick individual stocks and bonds to buy or sell.

And the vast majority of the assets of the company’s employee retirement savings plan is invested in those same funds.

Now, a former...

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Fed stress test finds: Biggest U.S. banks strong enough to withstand a recession 23.6.2017 LA Times: Business

The Federal Reserve said Thursday that all of the 34 largest U.S. banks are fortified enough to withstand a severe U.S. and global recession and continue lending.

The first round of the central bank's annual “stress tests” shows that as a group, the 34 big banks have gained strength thanks to a...

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Oil prices rise after some steep declines, and stocks hold steady 23.6.2017 LA Times: Business

U.S. stock indexes held steady Thursday after the price of oil halted its slide, at least for now.

Energy stocks fell again, but not by nearly as much as earlier in the week, after crude rose for the first time in four days. Big gains for healthcare stocks also helped offset losses for financial...

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FBI: No ‘wider plot' suspected in Michigan airport stabbing 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and made reference to people being killed overseas during the attack that's now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal and court officials said.

Amor Ftouhi, 49, of Montreal...

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive. Trump’s speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed […]
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Snap acquires French start-up Zenly for location-sharing app 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A pricey acquisition last month appears to have helped Snapchat maker Snap Inc. bolster its newest feature just before launch.

The Los Angeles tech company committed around $300 million in cash and stock to a French start-up that had developed a mapping app that shows people the precise locations...

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Woman in stolen car rams police cruiser, injures officer in wild Van Nuys chase, authorities say 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A woman driving a stolen car rammed a police cruiser, then led authorities on a wild pursuit Thursday morning that ended with officers dragging her out of the car, according to police and TV news video of the incident.

The chase began about 2:15 a.m. at Sherman Way and Haskell Avenue in Van Nuys,...

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Tesla explores setting up a factory in China 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Tesla Inc. is working with the city of Shanghai to “explore the possibility” of opening a factory in the area, the maker of electric cars confirmed Thursday. Sales in China generate a hefty chunk of Tesla’s revenue, and moving some manufacturing near those buyers would slash some costs.

“While...

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South El Monte teacher arrested on suspicion of molesting students 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A fifth-grade teacher in South El Monte has been arrested on suspicion of inappropriately touching students, and investigators are trying to determine whether there are other potential victims, authorities said.

Joseph Baldenebro, 54, was arrested Wednesday and accused of multiple counts of molesting...

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State-owned Qatar Airways seeks 10% stake in American Airlines 22.6.2017 LA Times: Business

State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy a 10% stake in American Airlines, triggering U.S. antitrust oversight of deals that size.

American said in a regulatory filing Thursday that the bid was unsolicited, but that the CEOs of both airlines have spoken. Qatar submitted a filing under the...

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Parsing the reasons it was weird Trump told Iowa that he was worried about dead birds 22.6.2017 Washington Post
Parsing the reasons it was weird Trump told Iowa that he was worried about dead birds
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Motorcyclist kicks car and triggers chain-reaction crash in apparent road-rage video 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The California Highway Patrol is searching for a motorcyclist who was captured on video as he kicked a vehicle on the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita on Wednesday and triggered a wild chain-reaction crash that left one motorist injured when his truck flipped.

The 22-second clip of the apparent road-rage...

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Ritz-Carlton plans to put its brand on luxury cruise ships 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Ritz-Carlton is a brand that defined luxury in the lodging industry. Now, that name will be emblazoned on a new cruising and yachting venture aimed at upscale vacationers.

Marriott International Inc., the giant hospitality company that operates the chain, announced Thursday that it is launching...

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Stocks hold steady as oil's dismal week eases 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. stock indexes were close to flat in early trading Thursday after the price of oil stabilized, at least for now.

This week has been dominated by oil's tumbling price — which on Wednesday dropped to its lowest level since last summer — and how much it will affect the broader market.

KEEPING...

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