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U.S. court refuses to shield Volkswagen in diesel scandal lawsuits

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(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday that Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) cannot escape potential financial penalties from two counties in Florida and Utah that may amount to a “staggering” additional liability arising from the German automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. FILE PHOTO: The Volkswagen logo is seen on a......
New York Post

Iditarod champ Thomas Waerner stranded in Alaska due to coronavirus issues

NYPost
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, The Anchorage......
New York Post

Alaska resident with rifle aids unarmed police after firearms incident

NYPost
A 19-year-old Alaska man is facing attempted murder charges after breaking into a public safety building and firing on an unarmed village police officer, authorities said. It happened in Alaska’s Village of Kwethluk on May 16 and Kwethluk’s Public Safety Administrative Chief, Nicolai Joseph said that a potential mass shooting......
New York Post

Alaskan man makes 14-hour boat trips to Costco to keep his small town fed

NYPost
A grocer from Alaska has been dubbed the savior of his small town for not letting his neighbors go hungry amid the coronavirus pandemic. Toshua Parker, the owner of Icy Strait Wholesale in Gustavus, started loading shipping crates onto a boat to make a weekly 14-hour journey to a Costco......
New York Post

Alaska landslide could cause enormous tsunami, scientists warn

NYPost
If an unstable Alaska mount slope fully collapses, a catastrophic tsunami in Harriman Fjord could be triggered, a group of experts warns. An open letter signed by 14 scientists with expertise in landslides, tsunamis and climate change warns of an unstable mountain slope above the leading edge of the retreating......
Reuters - Business

Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills

Reuters
(Reuters) – The Trump administration has ended a two-year rent holiday for solar and wind projects operating on federal lands, handing them whopping retroactive bills at a time the industry is struggling with the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, according to company officials. FILE PHOTO: A wind farm is shown......
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Apple reopening 25 more U.S. stores, will soon top 100 worldwide

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: An Apple store employee informs people that the store is closed, after further cases of coronavirus were confirmed in New York, in Manhasset, New York, U.S., March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo (Reuters) – Apple Inc will this week reopen more than 25 of its branded stores in......
Environment

‘It Could Happen Anytime’: Scientists Warn of Alaska Tsunami Threat

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Climate change has increased the risk of a huge landslide in an Alaskan fjord that could cause a catastrophic tsunami, scientists said Thursday. Warming temperatures have caused the retreat of a glacier that helps support a steep, mile-long slope along one flank of a fjord in Prince William Sound, about......
CNBC Business

The US is not even ‘remotely’ ready to re-open for business, says outbreak preparedness expert

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. is not even “remotely prepared” to re-open, an expert said on Tuesday as some states are set to lift lockdowns that had been imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak. “We’re not remotely prepared neither in terms of the......

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