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Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Residents of Northern California’s wine country left homeless by the state’s deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42. Since erupting on Oct. 8 and 9, the blazes have blackened more than 245,000 acres, (86,200 hectares) and destroyed an estimated 4,600 homes along with wineries and commercial buildings. Thousands of survivors, forced to flee the flames with little warning, remain displaced. Many are returning to find nothing left, forcing themRead More

Airbus to take majority stake in Bombardier’s C-Series program

(Reuters) – Airbus SE (AIR.PA) said on Monday it would acquire a majority stake in Bombardier Inc’s (BBDb.TO) C-Series passenger jet program. Airbus will provide procurement, sales and marketing, and customer support expertise to the C-Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP), the unit that manufactures and sells the C- Series. At closing, Airbus will acquire a 50.01 percent interest in CSALP, the companies said. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories, #hourlyweather #Reuters

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Obamacare sign-up challenge: proving the law is not dead

NOGALES, Arizona (Reuters) – More than two thousand miles away from the healthcare debate in Washington, President Donald Trump’s threats to let Obamacare collapse are sowing confusion about its fate and dampening 2018 enrollment expectations. The uncertainty here in Arizona, echoed in interviews across the country, shows that even though they have not been able to repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, the Republican effort to undermine it is gaining traction. “What’s confusing quite often for me is the rhetoric,” said Rosemary Dixon of Yavapai County, Arizona, whoRead More

UN says more should have been done to fight cholera in Yemen

The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says the agency could have acted faster and sent more vaccines to fight a massive, deadly surge of cholera cases in war-battered Yemen this year. Dr. David Salama still expressed optimism that “we are turning (the) corner” on the preventable, water-borne disease that has topped 700,000 suspected cases and caused more than 2,000 deaths this year. Salama spoke to reporters Tuesday as the U.N. agency and its partners laid out ambitious projects to reduce the number of annual cholera deaths by 90 percent byRead More

Jaguars, Ravens kneel for anthem in 1st game since Trump ramps up feud

SOMERSET, N.J. (Reuters) – National Football League players from the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars knelt and linked arms during the pre-game national anthem on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump called on fans to boycott teams that do not discipline players who protest. At the first game since Trump stepped up his criticism of NFL players, dozens of members of the Jaguars and Ravens did not stand for the anthem and took a knee, a form of protest that began last year over excessive use of force byRead More

The bells, the bells: Notre-Dame’s crumbling gargoyles need help

PARIS (Reuters) – The Archbishop of Paris is on a 100 million euro ($120 million)fundraising drive to save the crumbling gargoyles and gothic arches of the storied Notre-Dame cathedral. Every year 12-14 million people visit the 12th century Parisian landmark on an island in the Seine river. Building began around 850 years ago, but pollution and the passing of time have chipped off large chunks of stone. “If we don’t do these restoration works, we’ll risk seeing parts of the exterior structure begin to fall. This is a very seriousRead More

Calvin Harris tops Forbes list of highest-earning DJs for fifth year – world news headlines from reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Scottish musician Calvin Harris ruled Forbes’ annual list of electronic cash kings on Tuesday as he was named the highest-paid DJ for the fifth consecutive year, outpacing Dutch DJ Tiesto and newcomers The Chainsmokers. Harris, 33, brought in $48.5 million between June 2016 and June 2017, with earnings from residencies in Las Vegas and festival performances as well as from producing pop hits such as his latest summer track, “Feels” with Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams. Tiesto, who topped the list in 2012, earned $39 millionRead More