Daily Archive: December 18, 2017

Dec
18

Wildfire Still Raging In Southern California Is Third Largest In State History

Wildfire Still Raging In Southern California Is Third Largest In State HistoryThe Thomas Fire has become the third largest wildfire in modern California history since it began raging two weeks ago.


Dec
18

8 Numbers That Explain The Atlanta Airport Power Outage's Significance

8 Numbers That Explain The Atlanta Airport Power Outage's SignificanceA major power outage Sunday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ― the world’s busiest airport ― caused massive air traffic disruption across the country.


Dec
18

Lebanon arrests Uber driver suspected in Briton's murder

Lebanon arrests Uber driver suspected in Briton's murderBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities on Monday arrested a local Uber driver suspected of killing a British woman who worked for the U.K. Embassy in Beirut and whose body was found beside a motorway east of the city with a rope around her neck.


Dec
18

Smiley claims PBS made mistake in ouster, but PBS fires back

Smiley claims PBS made mistake in ouster, but PBS fires backNEW YORK (AP) — Tavis Smiley has defended himself from allegations he had sexual relationships with subordinates and created an abusive workplace environment, denying any wrongdoing and saying PBS made a mistake by suspending him from his talk show. PBS almost immediately fired back, saying he “needs to get his story straight.”


Dec
18

Kurdish authorities say Iraq forces preparing fresh attack; Iraq denies

Kurdish authorities say Iraq forces preparing fresh attack; Iraq deniesIraqi forces are preparing a fresh attack on Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of northern Iraq said on Monday. A military spokesman in Baghdad denied that Iraqi forces were planning to resume an attack they began mid-October in retaliation for a September referendum on Kurdish independence. The Iraqi government put the offensive on hold at the end of October but the conflict with the KRG over land, oil resources and border control is still wide open.


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