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Tsunami advisory for Hawaii, California after Chile quake

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii and part of California’s coast are under tsunami advisories after an 8.3-magnitude earthquake off the coast of north Chile. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had originally issued a watch for Hawaii, saying a tsunami may have been generated by Wednesday’s earthquake. They later downgraded the alert to an advisory, saying that … Continue reading

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South Sudan’s factions have violated ceasefire

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The regional bloc that mediated South Sudan’s peace agreement says both sides have violated the deal signed last month. In its first report since a ceasefire took effect on August 30, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development said government forces fired on rebel positions in Upper Nile state using attack helicopters … Continue reading

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Feds to pay $940M to settle claims over tribal contracts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Obama administration has agreed to pay a group of Native American tribes nearly $1 billion to settle a decades-old claim that the government failed to adequately compensate tribes while they managed education, law enforcement and other federal services. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Justice Department officials plan to announce the … Continue reading

The Latest: Hungary camerawoman ‘sorry’ for kicking refugee
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The Latest: Hungary camerawoman ‘sorry’ for kicking refugee

The latest developments as European governments rush to cope with the huge number of people moving across Europe. All times local (CET): ___ 12:30 p.m. A Hungarian camerawoman caught on video kicking and tripping migrants near the Serbian border has offered a qualified apology for her behavior. Petra Laszlo says in the letter published in … Continue reading

Californians cut water without state imposing fines

Californians cut water without state imposing fines

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday. Cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor’s statewide conservation mandate of 25 percent, the State Water Resources Control Board reported. The … Continue reading