Experts with the California Coastal Commission issued a report last month in favor of allowing SeaWorld to go ahead with its so-called Blue World Project on several conditions. SeaWorld has drawn up plans for two orca pools, one containing 5.2 million gallons (19.7 million liters) of water and another with 450,000 gallons (1.7 million liters).
By Dan Levine and Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Eight months after disclosing a major data breach, ride service Uber [UBER.UL] is focusing its legal efforts on learning more about an internet address that it has persuaded a court could lead to identifying the hacker. In February, Uber revealed that as many as 50,000 of its drivers' names and license numbers had been improperly downloaded, and the company filed a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court in an attempt to unmask the perpetrator. Uber's court papers claim that an unidentified person using a Comcast IP address had access to a security key used in the breach.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urged Congress to act soon to raise the debt limit but said the Obama administration would not let lawmakers use the pending deadline to extract "unacceptable" policy commitments. Lew noted in an interview on National Public Radio airing on Thursday that he notified congressional leaders last week that the federal government would hit its legal debt limit around Nov. 5 and had indicated in the letter "it could even be a little sooner than that." "So they only have a few weeks," Lew said of the Republican-controlled Congress.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators trying to determine why a 790-foot cargo ship stalled and sank in the howling winds of Hurricane Joaquin will be searching for a brightly colored device bolted to the deck and pinging away in the blackness and pressure of the 15,000-foot-deep sea.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California's climate-change goals, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years.