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Venezuela’s Maduro moves an office of state oil company to Moscow: VP

FILE PHOTO: The corporate logo of Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA is seen at a gas station in Cupira, Venezuela December 16, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday that President Nicolas Maduro had ordered a European office of state oil company PDVSA to move to Moscow.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt and Andrew Osborn, writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com is taking its drone delivery system to Japan.

Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, just announced a partnership with JD that will see its drones and unmanned vehicles become a part of Rakuten’s own unmanned delivery service efforts.

JD has been operating drones in its native China for a number of years, and it has wider expansion plans having recently gained a regional-level operating license. Its other human-less tech includes self-operating trucks, automated warehouses and unmanned stores, and it recently picked Indonesia for its first overseas drone pilot.

Rakuten has been offering drone delivery in Japan since 2016 and unmanned vehicle trials since 2018...

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Hole opens up in Castro Valley road, sinking SUV

A water main break opened up a hole in a Castro Valley neighborhood.

A water main break opened up a hole in a Castro Valley neighborhood.

Photo: Alameda County Fire

A hole opened up in a Castro Valley neighborhood Wednesday morning, taking a car in with it.

It happened on Somerset Avenue, between Santa Maria and Redwood roads, according to the Alameda County Fire Department. The driver of the SUV was able to get out of the vehicle safely with the help of firefighters, the agency reports.

Even though it’s been raining all night and all morning in the area, the hole was caused by something else: a water main break. Video shared from by the fire department shows water gushing up out of the asphalt.

ATMOSPHERIC RIVER: Over 3 inches of rain in some areas, 70 mph winds

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‘I’m honored’: Ken Holland passes Jack Adams as Red Wings trip Senators

Ken Holland on his milestone victory becoming the Wings’ winningest GM The Detroit News

Detroit Red Wings’ Danny DeKeyser (65) celebrates his goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammates Anthony Mantha (39) and Nick Jensen (3) during the first period Saturday. The Red Wings won 2-0.

(Photo: Fred Chartrand, Associated Press)

Ottawa, Ontario — General manager Ken Holland was alerted of it by a friend after the Red Wings defeated Edmonton almost two weeks ago, the last game before the All-Star break.

Holland was within reach of passing Jack Adams as the winningest GM in Red Wings’ history.

Saturday, the Wings made sure Holland became No. 1 on that list.

The workmanlike 2-0 victory in Ottawa was victory No. 914 for Holland, moving him past the legendary Adams.

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Study tracks electric scooter injuries at 2 hospitals

(CNN) – Electric scooters have taken over sidewalks and roadways in many metro areas in the United States.

New data is becoming available on injuries related to those scooters.

A study published in the medical journal Jama Network looked at injuries suffered by more than 200 people in two California hospitals over a year. Researchers found that 92 percent of those injured in scooter accidents were riders and only 4 percent of them wore helmets.

The study also included pedestrians hit by scooters, and people who stumbled over scooters on sidewalks.

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Rockets’ Chris Paul brings out stars for bowling event

CONROE – Rockets point guard Chris Paul played host to his 10th annual CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by Go Bowling! on Thursday afternoon at Bowlero The Woodlands, bringing some notable names to Montgomery County for a good cause.

The proceeds from the event benefit the Chris Paul Family Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting youth, education, health, sports and social responsibility. Paul started his foundation in 2005 and has held the bowling event since 2009 when four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and PBA Hall of Famer Jason Couch teamed up to win the inaugural title.

"Our foundation is doing an unbelievable job, whether it be in my hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, back in New Orleans, L.A., and now in Houston," Paul said...

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What’s stopping Utah’s Legislature from solving the air pollution problem? Inside the politics of clean air

Qiling Wang, Deseret News

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This is the third in a series of reports on Utah’s air pollution problem. Using a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network our journalists have spent months looking for answers to Utah’s air pollution problem.

In 2011, Rep. Steve Handy, a Republican who represents Layton, got a phone call from a constituent whose wife was sick. The caller asked Handy what he was doing about the dangerous pollution that clouds the Salt Lake Valley every winter.

“We can’t legislate geography,” Handy said. At the time, he thought air quality wasn’t a big deal and only affected a small number of people with bad lungs.

Nearly eight years later, the state representative is embarrassed by that response...

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‘Very deep’ sinkhole impacts central Pa. traffic

A “very deep” sinkhole has opened in Lancaster County, and, now, police are urging members of the public to avoid the area.

The sinkhole opened near the southeast corner of North Third and Linden streets in Columbia Borough, according to local police.

“Please avoid the area and intersection,” police said.

Officers are out redirecting traffic away from the sinkhole to Second and Fourth streets, police said.

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Military’s secret spaceplane closer to launch as first engine revealed

The first rocket engine is ready for DARPA’s Boeing-built, hypersonic spaceplane that could launch satellites at short notice for the US government. Buzz60

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Fatal motorcycle crash claims 30-year-old Townsend man

State Troopers are still on scene of a fatal accident between a motorcycle and truck in Townsend. Suchat Pederson, The News Journal

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A 30-year-old man died Wednesday after losing control of his motorcycle and being hit by a truck on Wiggins Mill Road in Townsend, said Master Cpl. Michael Austin of Delaware State Police.

Although speed is being considered as a factor, impairment is unknown, Austin said.

The man, of Townsend, was headed north on Wiggins Mill Road, south of Rose Valley Drive, riding a Honda motorcycle, when police say he failed to make a rightward curve and crossed the centerline.

He was then separated from the motorcycle and thrown directly into the path of a Dodge truck, driven by a 26-year-old Dover man. Both came to a complete stop, police said.

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