Some much-needed rain and snow arrived in Northern California on Thursday. KCRA 3's weather team is calling Thursday a Weather Impact Day for the travel impacts in the Sierra, where chain controls are in effect for portions of Interstate 80 and Highway 50 and where spinouts have been reported. More here: https://www.kcra.com/article/northern-california-rain-snow-dec-1-sierra-travel-impacts-sacramento-forecast-weather-forecast/42120811
The potential railworkers' strike across the U.S. has been averted, as the Senate followed the House in approving legislation intended to keep the nation's freight trains rolling. The bill is now headed to President Biden's desk for the final signature.
STORY: "Tonight, we celebrate the enduring alliance between France and the United States," Biden said as guests clinked their champagne flutes. "Vive la France and God bless America."Macron added that the two countries come from "the same values" of "we, the people."Macron arrived in Washington on Tuesday (November 29) for his second state visit to the United States since the French leader took office in 2017. Biden, 80, and Macron, 44, have had many meetings at international gatherings, but this was the longest time they have spent together. The dinner is the crowning social event of a trip aimed at showing Biden's commitment to Washington's oldest ally even as the two countries wrangle over how to handle Russia's war in Ukraine, subsidies for U.S. products and other issues.The lavish Washington dinner is one of few events that bring together people, including the president's son Hunter and Kevin McCarthy, who leads a Republican congressional delegation that has vowed to investigate his business dealings.
There’s something truly magical about a Christmas market: the twinkly lights, mulled wine and the aroma of roasting chestnuts are bound to put you in a festive mood, so why not prolong the Yuletide cheer by moving near to one?
STORY: Musk, who appeared onstage at an event at Tesla's Nevada plant, said the battery-powered, long-haul truck would reduce highway emissions, outperform existing diesel models on power and safety.He said the Semi has three times the power of any diesel-powered truck and uses regenerative braking to improve efficiency."It's been a long journey, a long five years. But this is going to really revolutionize the roads and I think make the world a better place in a meaningful way," Musk said.Tesla did not announce pricing for the Semi at the event, provide details on variants of the truck it had initially projected or supply a forecast for deliveries to PepsiCo or other customersMusk said the Semi has been doing test runs between Tesla's Sparks, Nevada factory and its plant in Fremont, California. Tesla said it had completed a 500 mile test drive on a single charge with a Semi weighing in at 81,000 pounds in total, without giving a breakdown of cargo weights.In 2017, Tesla had said the 300 mile range version of the Semi would cost $150,000, and the 500 mile version $180,000, but Tesla's passenger electric vehicle prices have increased sharply since then.PepsiCo, which completed its first cargo run with the truck, had ordered 100 trucks in 2017.Brewer Anheuser-Busch, UPS and Walmart were among other companies that had reserved the Semi.
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a mixed day on Wall Street as optimism over signs the Federal Reserve may temper its aggressive interest rate hikes was replaced by worries the economy might be headed for a recession. A U.S. measure of inflation that’s closely watched by the Federal Reserve eased in October, raising questions over the central bank’s determination to keep raising interest rates to tame price increases. And activity in American manufacturing contracted in No
STORY: A dramatic moment captured on video as Brazilian firefighters rescued children and their families trapped by floods from rooftops on Thursday. Heavy rains have been pounding the country’s south, causing water to surge to deadly levels and triggering landslides. Here in the state of Santa Catarina, the Civil Defence said some 880 people were evacuated from their homes after rains turned streets to rivers. But many residents were left stranded, awaiting rescue. Local media showed footage of rescuers risking hazardous conditions to pluck people out of chest-deep waters. Authorities reported at least two deaths and one missing person on Thursday. The governor of Santa Catarina said authorities believe the missing military firefighter fell into a river with a strong current. He said search operations were underway, but added the conditions made it very difficult. At least 17 cities across Santa Catarina have declared a state of emergency. In the neighboring state of ParanaNrescue teams worked with a sniffer dog to find survivors buried by landslides on Thursday. Dozens of people were missing, with fire officials confirming at least two casualties. The landslides have also cut off access to a major port for grains and sugar shipments, authorities said. Brazil’s northeast is also reeling from the bad weather, as officials confirmed at least one death. Local media on Thursday showed people’s flood-damaged homes and washed-away roads in the coastal state of Sergipe. Devastating floods are common across Brazil at this time of the year. Still, authorities in the south said rainfall was higher than what was forecast for December - in some regions up to six times more.