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December 23, 2018 12:19 AM The Latest: Man describes experience with Indonesia tsunami

A man who says he and his family survived the tsunami that hit the coast around Indonesia's Sunda Strait says he was taking pictures of a volcano Saturday night when he suddenly saw a big wave come toward him. "I had to run, as the wave passed the beach and landed 15-20m (meters) inland," Øystein Lund Andersen writes on Facebook. "Next wave entered the hotel 119

December 17, 2018 3:09 PM Google announces $1B New York campus

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, people walk by Google offices in New York. Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, that Google is creating a more than 1.7 million square-foot 189

December 5, 2018 8:56 PM Architects build gingerbread city to whet appetite for design

LONDON (Reuters) - Architects swapped traditional building materials for sugar and spice to create an edible gingerbread city of the future at London’s V&A Museum, to show that urban planning can be fun, and tasty. The annual exhibition, which runs from Dec. 8 to Jan. 6, showcases buildings by architects, designers and engineers who had been asked to create 86

December 1, 2018 4:47 AM Alaska surveys damage from major earthquakes

This aerial photo shows damage on Vine Road, south of Wasilla, Alaska, after earthquakes Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas 87

November 23, 2018 3:55 PM Rain helps nearly extinguish deadly California wildfire

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 file photo, search and rescue personnel search a home for human remains in the aftermath of the Camp Fire, in Paradise, Calif. Authorities say the fire is 95 percent contained Thursday, Nov. 22. Rain is hampering teams searching for remains of people in rubble left by the devastating fire that destroyed Paradise 76

November 13, 2018 7:39 PM Factbox: Amazon to get billions in breaks for HQ2 development

(Reuters) - Inc (AMZN.O) said on Tuesday it had split its $5 billion second headquarters into two projects that would be located in the Long Island City neighborhood of New York City’s Queens borough and a Northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC. Each would have up to 25,000 jobs and Amazon will create a new facility in Nashville with 5,000 jobs. The retailer 117

November 9, 2018 8:50 PM 'Westworld' Set Burns Down in California Wildfire

No confusing ending to figure out here ... "Westworld" is up in flames, or at least one of the sets where it's shot is ... courtesy of the SoCal wildfires. The Western Town set at Paramount Ranch was engulfed Friday by the Woolsey Fire. By all accounts, the flames have burned the whole area beyond recognition. The set is one of the main filming locations 102

November 8, 2018 2:38 AM Google plans to expand office space in New York City: WSJ

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google is nearing a deal to buy or lease an office building in New York City that could add space for more than 12,000 new workers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources. Google’s deal to buy or lease 1.3 million-square-foot office building at St. John’s Terminal could house nearly double the search 110

November 7, 2018 9:25 AM 79 kidnapped Cameroon students freed, says church official

Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday. YAOUNDE, Cameroon – The 79 school children kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Cameroon have been released, but two of the three staff members abducted are still 96

October 26, 2018 10:52 AM Fatal 'swatting' hoaxer faces more charges

An American man accused of orchestrating a deadly "swatting" incident now faces 46 more charges. The charges against Tyler Barriss include financial fraud and fake threats of bombs and shootings made to police and schools. A fake call about a hostage situation, allegedly by Mr Barriss, prompted armed police to respond and mistakenly kill Wichita resident 118