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April 11, 2017 8:20 PM California’s solar energy set power supply record in March

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new estimate from the U.S. government shows that California met its goal to produce about half the state’s electricity from renewable sources for three hours on March 11. The estimate comes from the U.S. Department of Energy’s statistics division. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2nAQZST ) the division used data from the California 9

April 11, 2017 5:05 PM The Latest: Russian, Iranian defense ministers discuss Syria

The defense ministers of Russia and Iran have spoken on the phone to discuss coordination in Syria. In their Tuesday conversation, Russia’s Sergei Shoigu and Iran’s Hossein Dehghan denounced the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base as a violation of international law. The Russian Defense Ministry noted in a statement that the two ministers said the Islamic 74

April 11, 2017 1:26 PM G7 states reach no deal on UK call for further Syria sanctions

LUCCA, Italy (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from Group of Seven (G7) major industrialised nations reached no agreement on a British suggestion that sanctions be tightened against Syria and Russia, Italy's foreign minister said on Tuesday. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had said ahead of the two-day G7 meeting that he wanted to discuss imposing 8

April 11, 2017 12:07 PM United Airlines Tumbles After Social-Media Storm Goes Global

United Continental Holdings Inc. tumbled early Tuesday as outrage on social media over the removal of passenger from a flight spread across the globe. The stock dropped as much as 6.3 percent before paring the loss and trading 2.7 percent lower at 7:27 a.m. in New York. Officers pulled a passenger from a flight to Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday evening 28

April 11, 2017 7:18 AM Allardyce factor the difference for Palace, says Townsend

LONDON (Reuters) - The 'Sam Allardyce factor' has been driving Crystal Palace's resurgence, midfielder Andros Townsend said after a 3-0 win over Arsenal boosted their improving Premier League survival bid. Allardyce, who has developed a reputation over the years as a survival specialist and last season led Sunderland to an unlikely escape from the drop, has been the driving 8

April 11, 2017 5:41 AM The gassing game in Syria: Regime change and beyond

THE use of chemical weapons in Sheikhun, in the Idlib province of Syria on 4th April 2017 was a heinous act. The world has rightly condemned it. Because it was so cruel and callous, it is vital that the truth about the attack is established as soon as possible. The United States of America and a number of its allies are certain that the attack was planned 12

April 10, 2017 8:29 PM Allegri will throw caution to the wind against Barcelona

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri promised to throw caution to the wind against Barcelona in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, saying it was impossible to keep a clean sheet against the Spanish side's attack. Instead, Allegri said on Monday, he would throw on all his best attacking players in an attempt to outscore 13

April 10, 2017 12:54 PM Valencia make Zaza move permanent

(Reuters) - Simone Zaza has joined Valencia on a permanent basis from Juventus, the La Liga club announced on Monday, a day after the Italian striker scored twice in a 3-1 win at Granada to take his tally to four goals since signing on loan in January. "Simone Zaza will become a Valencia player as of July 1, with a contract until June 2021, according 7

April 10, 2017 9:23 AM Duty free zone will boost Bukit Kayu Hitam: State Exco

ALOR STAR: The creation of a Duty Free Trade Zone at Bukit Kayu Hitam near Malaysia-Thailand border can boost the industrial area which has seen better days. The Duty Free Zone would have facilities and infrastructure such as hotels, housing, shopping malls and schools in an area spanning 2,428ha. State Exco for Industry and Investment, Domestic Trade 8

April 10, 2017 3:03 AM Five new PC games that may make you rethink buying a Switch console

PC gamers, if you've ever considered leaving the loftier world of desktop gaming for a console, here are five reasons you don't need to. From superhero battles to puzzle platformers, these fresh console offerings are also available to PC fans. Three superheroes from the Marvel universe versus three from the Capcom one: that’s the basic premise of the new game Ultimate 53