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G-20 shut Trump out on climate, strike deal on trade

G-20 shut Trump out on climate, strike deal on trade

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World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming. The Group of 20 summit that ended Saturday in Hamburg also revealed tensions on trade, as the U.S. administration and international partners forged a deal that endorsed open markets but acknowledged countries had a right to put up barriers to block unfair practices The summit's final statement made clear that the other countries and the European Union unanimously supported the Paris climate agreement rejected by Trump. They called the deal to reduce greenhouse gases "irreversible" and vowed to implement it "swiftly" and without exception. The other countries, from European powers such as Germany to emerging ones such as China and energy ...
Hawaii prep school grad gets 45 days jail for bird deaths

Hawaii prep school grad gets 45 days jail for bird deaths

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A college student who graduated from one of Hawaii's most prestigious high schools — former President Barack Obama's alma mater — was led out of a courtroom in handcuffs Thursday after a judge sentenced him to 45 days in jail for slaughtering vulnerable seabirds at a nature reserve. Prosecutors and wildlife conservationists urged a judge to sentence Christian Gutierrez to a year behind bars, saying he deserves full punishment for the grisly killing of federally protected Laysan albatrosses. Gutierrez and a group of buddies from the Honolulu prep school Punahou went camping in 2015 on the westernmost tip of the island of Oahu. Prosecutors say they killed at least 15 Laysan albatrosses near the Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve by bludgeoning them with a bat and machete and shooting them wit
NASA to fly spacecraft over giant Jupiter storm

NASA to fly spacecraft over giant Jupiter storm

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NASA is preparing to fly its Juno spacecraft over a huge storm which has been raging on Jupiter for up to 350 years.The planet's Great Red Spot is a 10,000-mile wide storm that has been monitored since 1830, but which scientists think actually formed centuries earlier.Image:The Great Red Spot is Jupiter's best-known feature. Pic: NASAJuno will pass 5,600 miles above the storm on Monday, with all eight of the craft's instruments and its camera, known as 'Junocam', in operation during the flyby.The spacecraft's principal investigator Scott Bolton, from the Southwest Research Institute, said: "Jupiter's mysterious Great Red Spot is probably the best-known feature of Jupiter."This monumental storm has raged on the solar system's biggest planet for centuries. Now, Juno and her cloud-penetrating...
Montana earthquake smashes bottles, jolts residents awake

Montana earthquake smashes bottles, jolts residents awake

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The strongest earthquake to hit Montana in more than half a century sent bartenders jumping over bars, food falling off grocery store shelves and woke up residents and dogs. There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage from the magnitude-5.8 earthquake that hit early Thursday, but the eight patrons at the Wilderness Bar in Lincoln headed for the doors as stools and glass bottles started falling over. "I just jumped over the bar and pretty much landed in a guy's lap," bartender Sheri Deluca told the Great Falls Tribune. At the nearby Wheel Inn Tavern, bartender Lisa Large said the power went out and bottles flew off the shelves. "It slopped all the grease outta the fryer," she told the Missoulian. "The kitchen's a mess right now." Food was knocked off grocery store shelves...