As Concerns Over Climate Change Rise, More Developers Turn to Wood

SPOKANE, Wash. — Although it was established in 1873 near some of North America’s most productive forests, Spokane has rarely focused on new timber products in construction. But that is starting to change. In the city’s downtown, Eastern Washington University has moved into the Catalyst Building, a five-story, 150,000-square-foot structure, the first tall wood office […]

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China’s consumption will take time to return to normal growth: Premier Li

© Reuters. People walk on a crossing with light signals for pedestrians near shopping malls in Shenyang BEIJING (Reuters) – It will take time for Chinese consumption to return to normal growth, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. China will maintain financial support for the real economy, state radio quoted Li as saying. Disclaimer: Fusion […]

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New Zealand central bank to hold rates at record lows as coronavirus shock seen milder – Reuters poll

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk near the main entrance to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand located in central Wellington, New Zealand By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s central bank is likely to keep interest rates steady at record lows and hold off on further stimulus this week, even as the economy […]

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Tyler Higbee outshines Eagles’ dynamic tight end duo in Rams’ 37-19 win

Near the start of the fourth quarter, Rams quarterback Jared Goff rolled right after a play fake, set his feet and launched the ball. Tight end Tyler Higbee ran a route across the formation and then sprinted upfield, creating at least five yards of separation between him and the nearest Eagles defender. Higbee easily caught […]

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Rough Play or Bad Intentions? Orca Encounters Off Iberia Baffle Experts

The dark shapes briefly surfaced near the boat sailing in the darkness off the coast of northern Spain, then there was a thud, followed by an expletive in Spanish. Orcas had rammed the hull of the Spanish boat, the Urki I, in the early hours of Monday, as the two-person crew tried to divert its […]

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Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the “promotoras” stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID-19 vaccine? Aided by Spanish-speaking “health promoters” and Black pastors, a stepped-up effort is underway around the U.S. to recruit minorities to ensure potential vaccines against the […]

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Euro zone banks get 73 billion euro ECB relief to withstand pandemic

© Reuters. Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) near Frankfurt FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The European Central Bank on Thursday gave euro zone banks relief worth 73 billion euros from a key capital requirement in order to help them keep credit flowing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 115 banks directly supervised by the ECB will be […]

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Travellers snap up Asian airlines’ scenic ‘flights to nowhere’

2/2 © Reuters. Workers are seen near Qantas Airways, Australia’s national carrier, Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the tarmac at Adelaide Airport 2/2 By Jamie Freed and Chen Lin SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Qantas Airways Ltd (AX:) said a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia’s Outback and Great Barrier Reef had sold out in 10 minutes, as it […]

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Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding, hundreds rescued

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and forcing the rescue of hundreds of people as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South. Moving at just […]

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Asian airlines turn to ‘flights to nowhere’ to get travellers back in the skies

© Reuters. Workers are seen near Qantas Airways, Australia’s national carrier, Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the tarmac at Adelaide Airport By Jamie Freed SYDNEY (Reuters) – Qantas Airways Ltd (AX:) said on Thursday it would operate a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia next month, adding to a growing trend in Asia of “flights to nowhere” […]

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Fed vows to keeps interest rates on hold until inflation rises

The Federal Reserve kept interest rates pinned near zero on Wednesday and promised to keep them there until inflation is on track to “moderately exceed” the US central bank’s 2 percent inflation target “for some time.” The change in guidance is part of a monetary policy shift announced by the Fed last month that is […]

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Federal Reserve sees rates near zero at least through 2023

The Federal Reserve expects to keep its benchmark interest rate pegged near zero at least through 2023 as it strives to accelerate economic growth and drive down the unemployment rate By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer September 16, 2020, 6:59 PM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — The […]

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Melania Trump Statue Returns in Slovenia. (This One Is Harder to Burn.)

When a wooden statue of Melania Trump was erected near her hometown in Slovenia last year, it was mocked as looking like a Smurfette or a scarecrow. Then it was set on fire. Now, the artist who commissioned it is back with a new one — and this sculpture, made of bronze, is intended to have […]

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Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding along the Gulf Coast

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it crept inland for what could be a long, slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South. Moving at an agonizing 3 […]

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Hurricane Sally blasts ashore in Alabama with punishing rain

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead. Moving at an agonizingly slow […]

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Resurgent Sally makes landfall as Category 2 hurricane

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE Hurricane Sally has made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, bringing torrential rain over a coastal storm surge that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead. The slow-moving hurricane finally came ashore with top winds of […]

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China extends tariff exemptions for 16 U.S. products

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund in Shanghai BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s finance ministry said on Tuesday it will extend existing tariff exemptions for 16 products from the United States including lubricants, whey and fish meal by an additional year. The products received exemptions from retaliatory tariffs imposed by […]

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After O’Brien blames Foxx for killing of Walgreens employee, her campaign says rival is taking page from ‘Trump playbook’

Pat O’Brien, Republican candidate for Cook County state’s attorney, speaks to reporters near the Walgreens store at 1372 N. Milwaukee Ave. on Sunday Sept. 13, 2020 | Tom Schuba/Sun-Times “Ms. Calderon has no voice,” O’Brien said of the victim of last week’s fatal stabbing. “She won’t be able to go back to her children. She […]

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Charlottesville removes Confederate statue near rally site

A crowd cheered Saturday as workers in Charlottesville removed a Confederate statue near the site of a violent white nationalist rally three years ago By The Associated Press September 12, 2020, 3:38 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A crowd cheered Saturday as workers in Charlottesville […]

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Nuggets give Clippers a fight: Five takeaways from Game 5

Since teams arrived at the NBA’s Disney World campus near Orlando, Fla., eight weeks ago, they have lived in close quarters with their opponents. Coaches see their peers in hotel hallways. Players bump into friends on other teams outside their meal rooms. It extends to postgame interviews. Following the Clippers’ 111-105 loss to Denver in […]

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Trump and Biden Seek an Electoral Edge From an Unlikely Source: College Football

Kevin Warren, the commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, was at his home near Minneapolis one morning this month when President Trump made a hastily arranged call to him. Warren’s league had decided in August to postpone fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Trump had a message as rife with political considerations as […]

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Tropical depression off south Florida forecast to strengthen

A tropical depression that is forecast to reach near hurricane intensity early next week has formed off south Florida By The Associated Press September 12, 2020, 12:55 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MIAMI — A tropical depression that is expected to reach near hurricane intensity early next week […]

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Fall music preview: 5 new albums to curb the pandemic blues

Sad, but true: There won’t be any big tours coming to an arena near you this fall. Nor will there be any theater concerts or club shows to keep live music pumping. But there’s one thing the pandemic can’t touch, and that’s the pop parade of new albums marching through this season. Although there are […]

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Top baby names of the year drop — and Keanu has parents rattled

Get ready to see a lot more baby Keanus at a day care near you. The name of the beloved “Matrix” and “Bill and Ted” actor is seeing a notable surge in popularity among babies born last year, according to the Social Security Administration’s annual report. The moniker rose 177 spots to rank 630th — […]

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3 killed in plane crash were Tennessee Air National Guard

Officials say three people killed in a small plane crash near a Tennessee airport were Air National Guard members By The Associated Press September 10, 2020, 12:08 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. — Three people killed in a small plane crash near a Tennessee airport were […]

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