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New earthquake shakes a jittery Mexico

A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey says the new temblor was centered about 12 miles southeast of Matias Romero in the state of Oaxaca,

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 15:01:00

Tens of thousands being evacuated as dam fails, revealing scope of Puerto Rico's dire situation

Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear on Friday. Government spokesman Carl

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 14:24:00

Hot Property: The best seats in the house

For real estate entertainment value, it's hard to beat Southern California's celebrity market. This week, a boxing champ picked up a contemporary knockout in Beverly Hills, a former Lakers point guard traveled out of Hidden Hills and an HGTV star let us in on what floats his boat. Once you're done c

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 07:05:00

New scares for Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens debuted its latest scares in store for visitors Friday to Howl-O-Scream during a passholders event at the park. Frostbite is a new, scary cool haunted house contained in the Curse of DarKastle building. Busch Gardens also added a new escape room, Case of the Haunted Hotel, to go along

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 05:15:00

Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned that football games have b

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 03:30:00

Protesters beaten during Turkish President Erdogan's speech at New York hotel

Violence broke out during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech in New York this week when protesters were beaten and removed, according to videos that began circulating on social media Friday. It was the second such confrontation in recent months involving the Turkish leader, who has attr

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 02:10:00

Trump dives into Senate runoff in Alabama at rally for Sen. Strange

President Donald Trump is plunging into a Republican runoff election in Alabama that may prove an early test of how much sway he has over his base. The president arrived in Huntsville, Alabama, Friday to stump for an establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart favored by many of his supporters, i

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 00:18:00

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. States that told The Associated Press they had been targeted include Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Washington and

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 21:20:00

Category 5 hurricanes have made 6 landfalls this year, more than ever before

The 2017 Atlantic has not only been super active so far, but also super unlucky. Whereas in some past busy hurricane seasons, land areas have avoided some of the most extreme storms - this year they have been a magnet. Category 5 hurricanes have directly hit six land masses head on, leaving devastat

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 19:19:00

Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector general's investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. A spokeswoman for HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson told The Washington Post on Friday that

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 17:00:00

'Dotard' rockets from obscurity after Trump-Kim exchange

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, the target of that verbal missile launch, shot back a flurry of taunts, calling America's leader "a rogue," "a frightened dog," a "gangster fond of playing with fire." But it was one word that lit up social media, sent countless masses thumbing through dictionaries

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 16:25:00

Trump positioned to slap potentially crushing tariffs on solar industry

U S. trade officials on Friday empowered President Trump to impose tariffs that could cut off the solar energy industry from the cheap foreign-made panels that have driven its explosive growth. The tariffs under consideration are meant to protect a small number of American solar-panel manufacturers

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 16:25:00

CVS to cap prescriptions to seven-day supply amid battling opioid epidemic

CVS pharmacy is battling the opioid epidemic with a new prescription plan that limits new patients to a seven-day supply, the company announced Thursday. The drug store chain will also reach out to doctors about prescriptions that seem to be excessive, and put a cap on daily dosages. Company officia

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 16:24:00

DeVos scraps Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault

The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions allowing universities to decide which standard of evidence to use when handling complaints. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 15:32:00

Literacy for Life partners with Matthew Whaley for new program

Parenting is a daunting task for anyone, as is navigating the complexities of ensuring your child gets a quality education. Local nonprofit Literacy for Life is preparing a new program to make things a little easier for those in the community who most need help; a $50,000 grant courtesy of Impact 10

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 14:45:00

UK leader to try to break Brexit logjam in Italy speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try Friday to revive foundering Brexit talks - and unify her fractious government - by proposing a two-year transition after Britain's departure from the European Union in 2019 during which the U.K. would continue to pay into the bloc's coffers. Transport Secr

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 14:45:00

Local nonprofits to explore human trafficking issues in seminar Saturday

Local nonprofits will delve into the problem of human trafficking in a seminar Saturday in West Point. The free event will explore current information and data on human trafficking and exploitation, as well as how the issues are influenced by technology, the opioid crisis and other factors. There wi

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 14:05:00

Fact check: Who's right, Jimmy Kimmel or Sen. Bill Cassidy?

Who's right - President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None of them have really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest to refute. Tr

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 13:31:00

Kim Jong Un insults Trump - a 'mentally deranged U.S. dotard' - and hints at weapons test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at frightening new weapons tests. It was the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement against a U.S. president, drama

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 12:05:00

Uber to lose its license to operate in London

London's transport authority said Friday it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. Transport for London says the car-hailing app was not "fit and proper to hold a p

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 10:51:00