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Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row

18 Jan 2017 11:28:41 -0500

Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists said Wednesday, raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate change. Temperatures spiked to new national highs in parts of India, Kuwait and Iran, while sea ice melted faster than ever in the fragile Arctic, said the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Taking a global average of the land and sea surface temperatures for the entire year, NOAA found the data for "2016 was the highest since record keeping began in 1880," said the announcement.


JPMorgan settles mortgage discrimination lawsuit

18 Jan 2017 11:27:48 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase settled federal charges that independent brokers working for the bank discriminated against minorities seeking home mortgages during the housing crises.


Gambia's Jammeh clings on as tourists flee

18 Jan 2017 11:27:37 -0500

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh looked determined to cling to power on Wednesday as his mandate came to an end, while tourists packed onto planes in an exodus sparked by a state of emergency. Jammeh said Tuesday the emergency was necessary due to interference of foreign powers in the West African country's December 1 election, which the president of 22 years lost to opponent Adama Barrow. Barrow, who is currently sheltering in neighbouring Senegal, maintains his inauguration will go ahead on Thursday on Gambian soil, putting the country on a collision course.


JPMorgan Chase hit with government lawsuit for pay discrimination

18 Jan 2017 11:27:27 -0500

The Labor Department, in a complaint filed with an administrative judge, said New York-based JPMorgan has paid at least 93 women in four different job categories less than comparable male co-workers over the last five years. The company violated an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from engaging in sex discrimination, the department said. JPMorgan has dozens of contracts with various federal agencies, according to the U.S. General Services Administration.


Gunfire erupts at Mexican private school, 5 wounded

18 Jan 2017 11:26:59 -0500

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Wednesday, seriously wounding himself, a teacher and three other students, state officials said.


The Latest: EPA pick Pruitt accused of seeking 'dark money'

18 Jan 2017 11:26:18 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST):


Key Syrian rebel group says will not join Astana talks

18 Jan 2017 11:25:48 -0500

Beirut (AFP) - Key Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham said on Wednesday it will not take part in peace talks between the regime and opposition factions in the Kazakh capital next week.


Killers' lawyers seek more info on Ohio's lethal drug supply

18 Jan 2017 11:24:59 -0500

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for condemned inmates are trying to learn more about Ohio's supply of execution drugs at a time the state prisons agency is reluctant to give out that information.


Pointed questions for Trump's pick for health secretary

18 Jan 2017 11:24:06 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday that the health care system is losing focus on patients, its first priority, and he offered assurances that the new administration is not planning to launch into a Medicare overhaul.


The Latest: Trump encouraging crowd for inauguration events

18 Jan 2017 11:20:52 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

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