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Joshua Trees Will Be All-But-Extinct by 2070 Without Climate Action, Study Warns
Joshua Trees Will Be All-But-Extinct by 2070 Without Climate Action, Study Warns

Joshua trees -- some of the most unusual and iconic plants of the American Southwest -- have survived as a species for some 2.5 million years in the inhospitable Mojave Desert. Now, they may face imminent extinction due to climate change.In a new study published June 3 in the journal Ecosphere, researchers and volunteer scientists surveyed nearly 4,000 trees in southern California's Joshua Tree National Park to figure out where the oldest trees tended to thrive during historic periods of extreme heat and drought. (A single Joshua tree can live up to 300 years.) Then, the researchers estimated how much of these Joshua safe zones (or "refugia") would survive to the end of the...

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Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison
  • US
  • 2019-07-17 14:18:23Z

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has been sentenced to life in prison by a judge in New York. The 62-year-old was found guilty in February of drug trafficking, after an 11-week trial that gripped the US and Mexico. A stream of infamous traffickers, cartel hitmen and mistresses were brought before the jury to testify that Guzman was one of the most powerful drug kingpins the world has ever known. His defence team insisted that he had been framed, and the real cartel leader was his colleague Ismael Zambada Garcia, known as El Mayo. Guzman's lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, described Guzman as no more than "a scapegoat", and that El Mayo wielded the real power, repeatedly paying off a "completely corrupt"...

Ex-Banker Builds Billion-Dollar Fortune as Legal Pot Sweeps U.S.
Ex-Banker Builds Billion-Dollar Fortune as Legal Pot Sweeps U.S.

(Bloomberg) -- A former Credit Suisse banker best known for his role in privatizing Russian state assets after the fall of communism is capitalizing on another transformative moment, this time in the U.S.Boris Jordan, 53, is getting rich from cannabis. His 31% stake in Curaleaf Holdings Inc., the biggest

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Tesla's Surprise $6,410 Price Cut Sparks a Rant From One Devotee

(Bloomberg) -- Laurence Blau, 78, woke up Tuesday morning to a frustrating figure: $6,410.That's the dollar amount that Tesla Inc. had lopped off the list price of a fully loaded performance edition of the Model 3 sedan the night before. Blau, who paid $68,400 for the car less than three weeks earlier

How to Lower Your Retirement Tax Rate to Less Than 10%
How to Lower Your Retirement Tax Rate to Less Than 10%

Managing your income by using the right mix of investments and annuities in retirement could help you trim your retirement tax rate to under 10% ... even for those investors with $4 million in assets.

Why American Jews Mostly Shrugged Off the Ultimate Insult
Why American Jews Mostly Shrugged Off the Ultimate Insult

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- When news broke last week that a right-wing member of Israel's government, Rafi Peretz, had remarked that assimilation of American Jews is a "second Holocaust," a column in the left-leaning Haaretz newspaper braced for the worst reaction, proclaiming, "Israel's Education Minister

Kathy Griffin:
Kathy Griffin: 'Andy Cohen treated me like a dog,' Anderson Cooper won't reconcile

Comedian Kathy Griffin didn't hold back when asked about Andy Cohen in a new interview. She also predicts her friendship with Anderson Cooper is done.

Kylie Jenner Accused of Photoshopping Her Waist Thanks to Curved Stripes in a Pillow
Kylie Jenner Accused of Photoshopping Her Waist Thanks to Curved Stripes in a Pillow

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How many Americans with $1 million feel wealthy? Fewer than you may think.
How many Americans with $1 million feel wealthy? Fewer than you may think.

Only a small percentage of Americans who reached millionaire status feel wealthy, according to a new survey from Ameriprise Financial. Why is that?

Celebs like the Jonas Brothers and Busy Philipps are taking the FaceApp challenge, but is is dangerous to use?
Celebs like the Jonas Brothers and Busy Philipps are taking the FaceApp challenge, but is is dangerous to use?

The trend sees people applying the "old" filter from an app called FaceApp, often with hilarious and disturbing results. They then share the selfie, which is often a realistic transformations of the users face.

The Latest: Iran
The Latest: Iran's Zarif walks back more from missile remark
  • World
  • 2019-07-17 11:00:53Z

Iran's foreign minister says his country has no choice but to manufacture missiles for defensive purposes - comments that reflect more backtracking after a remark by the top diplomat suggesting the missiles could be up for negotiations. Meanwhile, NO ONE sold Iran any means of defense.

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JFK Jr. 'Had the Same Political Instincts as His Father' Reveals Friend and Historian Steven Gillon

JFK Jr. 'Had the Same Political Instincts as His Father' Reveals Friend and Historian Steven Gillon

Here
Here's How the New Lion King Is Different From the Original

From new jokes to Beyoncé's music

The Open 2019: What makes Brooks Koepka the ultimate major player?
The Open 2019: What makes Brooks Koepka the ultimate major player?

Brooks Koepka has won four of the last ten major championships, a stretch of golf that stands comparison with the best in the game's history.  The rise of golf's unassuming superstar is made all the more startling by the fact Koepka has won twice as many majors as regular PGA Tour tournaments

Canopy Growth Just Confirmed What We
Canopy Growth Just Confirmed What We've Long Suspected

Canopy CFO Mike Lee dishes on growth expectations for fiscal 2020.

US wants role in efforts to settle South Korea-Japan dispute
US wants role in efforts to settle South Korea-Japan dispute

The United States will "do what we can do" to help resolve festering trade and political disputes between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday after a series of meetings with Seoul officials. David Stilwell, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asian affairs, is in South Korea for three days, as Seoul is seeking U.S. help to resolve the spat between two of America's most important allies in the region.

Stocks Mixed Amid Trade Concerns; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap
Stocks Mixed Amid Trade Concerns; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Stocks in Europe drifted, U.S. equity futures edged higher and Asian shares were mostly down as fresh trade tensions offset solid economic data and a raft of corporate earnings. Treasuries were steady and European government bonds climbed.The Stoxx Europe 600 index fluctuated between gains

Vitalik Buterin: Use Bitcoin Cash to improve Ethereum scalability
Vitalik Buterin: Use Bitcoin Cash to improve Ethereum scalability

The Ethereum co-founders' suggestion-meant as a stopgap while the blockchain readies its major upgrade-has been greeted with incredulity.

Schwarber
Schwarber's homer in 10th gives Cubs 4-3 win over Reds

Kyle Schwarber wasn't thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night. Schwarber hit a solo home run with one out to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The lefty slugger stroked a 1-1 pitch from closer Raisel Iglesias

Telescope viewing suspended as protesters block Hawaii road
Telescope viewing suspended as protesters block Hawaii road

Astronomers have indefinitely stopped looking through 13 existing telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii while protesters block the road downslope in an attempt to prevent the construction of a giant new observatory. Observations won't resume until staff have consistent access to the summit, said Jessica Dempsey, the deputy director of the East Asian Observatory, one of the existing telescopes. The announcement came as Native Hawaiian protesters blocked the base of the road for a second day on Tuesday.

China Investor Who Made 785% on Moutai Says He
China Investor Who Made 785% on Moutai Says He's Found Next Big Thing

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.After years betting solely on Kweichow Moutai Co., Dong Baozhen is diversifying.The money manager's flagship fund has returned 785% since its inception in 2010. He trounced the Shanghai

Judge, Gregorius lift Yanks over Rays after CC starts fracas
Judge, Gregorius lift Yanks over Rays after CC starts fracas

Didi Gregorius went up a few weight classes to restrain CC Sabathia, then climbed up the ladder for a slump-busting grand slam. In between, Aaron Judge delivered perhaps his most memorable moment during an injury-shortened season. Judge hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, Gregorius

Iceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings
Iceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings

Before being colonised by the Vikings, Iceland was lush with forests but the fearsome warriors razed everything to the ground and the nation is now struggling to reforest the island. When seafaring Vikings set off from Norway and conquered the uninhabited North Atlantic island at the end of the ninth century, forests, made up mostly of birch trees, covered more than a quarter of the island. Within a century, the settlers had cut down 97 percent of the original forests to serve as building material for houses and to make way for grazing pastures.

Dion Waiters shows off slimmed down physique on Instagram
Dion Waiters shows off slimmed down physique on Instagram

Let the flood of NBA off-season workout videos and shots of guys with their new physiques begin.

Chisoxs Jimenez, Royals
Chisoxs Jimenez, Royals' Mondesi leave game with injuries

Chicago outfielder Eloy Jimenez and Kansas City shortstop Adalberto Mondesi have left Tuesday night's game due to injuries. Jimenez was taken out of the game after colliding with center fielder Charlie Tilson while chasing a long fly ball off the bat of Whit Merrifield in the first inning. As Tilson

Anthony Davis dances around question about re-signing with Lakers
Anthony Davis dances around question about re-signing with Lakers

"I don't know what's going to happen. I have one year here, so I'm going make the best of this year."

We Asked Two Experts If a War with Iran Is Coming
We Asked Two Experts If a War with Iran Is Coming
  • World
  • 2019-07-17 00:00:00Z

Pollack stated that Washington's actions were counterproductive to America's interests in securing a new, better nuclear deal. America's policy of maximum pressure on Iran continues, with the U.S. Department of the Treasury announcing new sanctions on eight Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Commanders. That directive was tweeted during a luncheon event on Iran at the Center for the National Interest, which was moderated by Geoffrey Kemp, the Senior Director of Regional Security Programs at CFTNI who also served in the White House during the first Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Near East and South...

APNewsBreak: NRC looking at reducing inspections at reactors
APNewsBreak: NRC looking at reducing inspections at reactors

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country's nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety. The recommendations, made public Tuesday, include reducing the time and scope of some annual inspections at the nation's 90-plus nuclear power plants. Some other inspections would be cut from every two years to every three years.

Kirby Smart and Georgia Determined to Close the Gap on Alabama
Kirby Smart and Georgia Determined to Close the Gap on Alabama

Kirby Smart has implemented a new motto entering this season, giving the Bulldogs added motivation to knock Nick Saban and his Crimson Tide off the SEC mountaintop.

Texas says 10-win season not enough to be
Texas says 10-win season not enough to be 'back' in Big 12

Tom Herman knows that Texas is probably a bit ahead of schedule after 10 wins in his second season that included making the Big 12 championship game and a Sugar Bowl victory. ''We weren't here to just have a really good season in Year 2,'' Herman said Tuesday. With junior quarterback

Texas says 10-win season not enough to be
Texas says 10-win season not enough to be 'back' in Big 12

Tom Herman knows that Texas is probably a bit ahead of schedule after 10 wins in his second season that included making the Big 12 championship game and a Sugar Bowl victory. "We weren't here to just have a really good season in Year 2," Herman said Tuesday. With junior quarterback Sam

USDA: 40% of transferred ag researchers to move to Midwest
  • US
  • 2019-07-16 22:24:15Z

The Department of Agriculture says fewer than 40% of the researchers whose jobs are being transferred from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City will make the move to the Midwest. The Kansas City Star reports that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced in June that the USDA would move more than 550 jobs in two research agencies to Kansas City. A USDA spokesperson told The Star Tuesday that 145 workers will follow their jobs to Kansas City, while 250 will leave the agency, meaning about 37% accepted the transfers.

Will the Jets limit Le
Will the Jets limit Le'Veon Bell's touches?

In our countdown of 2019 storylines, topic No. 11 focuses on the performance of Jets running back Le'Veon Bell after a year away from football. A quote regarding Bell from another countdown series suggests that maybe Bell won't be used to the extent he was in the past. Manish Mehta of the New

Tariff Revenues Aren
Tariff Revenues Aren't Covering the Cost of Trump's Trade War

According to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the tariffs President Trump has imposed on Chinese imports have generated $20.8 billion so far, Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley of The New York Times reported Tuesday.Trump has portrayed this revenue as a great victory, with billions of dollars

Trump declines to criticize Turkey
Trump declines to criticize Turkey's Russia missile purchase

President Donald Trump declined Tuesday to criticize Turkey's acquisition of a Russian missile system assailed by the Pentagon and NATO, making no mention of sanctions Washington had threatened over the purchase. In his first comments since Turkey began taking delivery of the S-400 system last Friday, Trump said Turkey was forced into the move by his predecessor Barack Obama, and that he understood why they opted to buy the Russian missiles.

Utah Police Find New Evidence in MacKenzie Lueck Case
Utah Police Find New Evidence in MacKenzie Lueck Case

Ayoola Ajayi made his first court appearance in connection to the murder of University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck.

Rockets coach Mike D
Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni: 'If the superstars want to play together, then they will make it work'

James Harden and Chris Paul worked reasonably well together on the court, but they played through a lot of tension. Now, the Rockets are going to a new star backcourt that invites even more questions. How will Harden and Russell Westbrook fit?

Qualcomm Gets U.S. Support to Pause FTC Antitrust Ruling
Qualcomm Gets U.S. Support to Pause FTC Antitrust Ruling

(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration urged a federal appeals court to put on hold an order that would force Qualcomm Inc. to change how it licenses its patents, saying the case "threatens competition, innovation, and national security."The filing Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco

Big 12 Notebook:
Big 12 Notebook: 'Horns down' on deck at Big 12 media days

Greg Burks, the Big 12 coordinator official, said it depends on when and where an opposing player flashes the hand signal that is the exact opposite of the Texas Longhorns' ''Hook 'em horns'' gesture. Matt Campbell has never put much thought into being an NFL coach, even though

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence
WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident. The WNBA handed down the suspension Tuesday. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an individual with whom she was in a relationship

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence
WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident. The WNBA handed down the suspension Tuesday. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an individual with whom she was in a relationship

Pence activated from IL by Rangers, Calhoun back to minors
Pence activated from IL by Rangers, Calhoun back to minors

The Texas Rangers have activated Hunter Pence from the injured list after he missed 23 games and his chance to start in the All-Star Game. Pence, out since June 17 with a right groin strain, was activated before Tuesday night's game against Arizona. Outfielder Willie Calhoun was optioned to Triple-A

R. Kelly denied bond at hearing on sex-crime indictments, will stay in jail
R. Kelly denied bond at hearing on sex-crime indictments, will stay in jail

R. Kelly will stay locked up on federal sex-crime charges after he was denied bond at an arraignment hearing in Chicago.

Report: Ben Simmons contract extension allows him to hit super-max triggers
Report: Ben Simmons contract extension allows him to hit super-max triggers

Deal reportedly contains trade kicker, no player option

Cordarrelle Patterson: Super Bowl win doesn
Cordarrelle Patterson: Super Bowl win doesn't mean anything

Cordarrelle Patterson is on his fourth team in four seasons. He had played only one playoff game before last season when the Patriots won the Super Bowl. That was last year, though, Patterson reminds everyone. This is this year. "Honestly, that Super Bowl don't mean s-- to me, because I'

Campaign 2020: Kamala Harris Shuts Down Debate Squabble
Campaign 2020: Kamala Harris Shuts Down Debate Squabble

"America doesn't want to witness a food fight, they want to know how we're going to put food on their tables."

'Bachelorette' Creator Mike Fleiss Claims Wife Has Disappeared With Their Son, Says She Attacked Him

He claims she lied about being on birth control.

Report: Before Paul George trade, Thunder were already preparing to trade Russell Westbrook next year
Report: Before Paul George trade, Thunder were already preparing to trade Russell Westbrook next year

Would Oklahoma City have actually made the move?

11-year-old girl says her iPhone began sparking in her hand, leaving holes in her blanket
11-year-old girl says her iPhone began sparking in her hand, leaving holes in her blanket

Kayla Ramos says she was holding her phone in her hand when sparks started flying from the device.

NBA rumors: Warriors alarmed Kevin Durant lacked joy after second title
NBA rumors: Warriors alarmed Kevin Durant lacked joy after second title

In three seasons with the Warriors, Kevin Durant won two championships and two NBA Finals MVPs. On June 30, KD announced that he was going to sign with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency. On Monday, Golden State general manager Bob Myers said he doesn't think there's anything the Warriors could have done differently to keep the 10-time All-Star with the franchise.

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