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Tsunami evacuations ‘very possible’ in California

OAKLAND, California (Reuters) – The tsunami generated by a massive earthquake in Japan could reach 6 feet when it hits parts of the northern California coast and force some evacuations, a state emergency agency spokesman said. “It is very possible there may be some evacuations here,” California Emergency Management Agency…

Investors urge Target to look at political giving

3 shareholder groups call on Target, Best Buy to review political giving after Minn. donations. A few Target Corp. and Best Buy Co. institutional shareholders weighed in Thursday on the flap over the companies’ political donations in Minnesota, urging the boards of both retailers to increase their oversight of campaign…

Federal judge declares nation-wide gay marriage ban unconstitutional

A U.S. district judge in Boston, Massachusetts declared Thursday in two separate rulings that a nation-wide ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional because it prohibits individual states from defining what marriage is and is not. In one decision, U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro, according to a breaking Associated Press report,…

US overhauls agency in charge of offshore drilling

The US agency that regulates offshore drilling was broken up into three separate agencies Wednesday as part of a move to end cozy industry relationships exposed by the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, officials said. The shake-up came a day after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told lawmakers the Minerals Management…

Director of federal drilling safety oversight in Gulf calls it quits

Chris Oynes, appointed during the Bush administration to oversee offshore energy oversight at the Mineral Management Service (MMS), has quit. “After 35 years of service,” an MMS employee told AFP, Oynes plans to announce his retirement soon, leaving behind a career forever tarnished by a photo of him presenting Transocean,…

Interior Department to propose splitting oil oversight agency in two

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing to split up an Interior Department agency that oversees offshore drilling, as part of its response to the Gulf Coast oil spill, The Associated Press has learned. An administration official who asked not to be identified because the plan is not yet…

Right wingers fuel outlandish Obama, SWAT takeover theories

Perhaps the right is rattled by the SWAT team they believed had been called up to disperse a tea party demonstration in Quincy, IL, but which turned out to be local police in body armor clearing the street to enable President Obama’s motorcade to pass through. But whatever the cause,…

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