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Bellinger, Muncy, Urias lead Dodgers past Brewers 3-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit his 10th home run, Max Muncy also went deep, and Julio Urias struck out a career-high nine and allowed one hit in six strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to five games.

Bellinger drove a 3-2 pitch from reliever Matt Albers (1-1) into the Dodgers’ bullpen in right center in the sixth inning. Muncy followed with a two-run shot that landed in the netting above the Brewers’ bullpen in left.

Fukushima owner to allow overseas staff to work on disaster cleanup

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power plans to allow overseas workers coming to Japan under a new visa program to work on the cleanup of its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power station north of Tokyo, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

The company, known as Tepco, has held discussions with the many sub-contractors working on the site to ensure any overseas staff working under the new arrangements have a full understanding of radiation safety and the necessary language skills, the spokeswoman said.

Tesla’s Elon Musk, SEC get another week to work out deal on Twitter use

By Brendan Pierson

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will get another week to settle a dispute over Musk’s use of Twitter, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan extended the deadline by one week to April 25, in response to a Thursday court filing where both sides requested the extension and said “discussions are ongoing.”

U.S. court upholds most of California’s ‘sanctuary’ migrant laws

By Tom Hals

(Reuters) – The Trump administration lost a court bid on Thursday aimed at striking down California’s “sanctuary” statutes that prevent local law enforcement from helping the U.S. government’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco largely affirmed a July ruling from a lower court, which had found the California laws do not conflict with federal immigration rules.

Three world-class climbers presumed dead in Canadian avalanche

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Three renowned professional alpinists are missing and presumed dead after an avalanche in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, Parks Canada said on Thursday.

Climbing media named the men as American Jess Roskelley, 36, and Austrians David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, saying they were killed after attempting to climb a challenging route on Howse Peak in Banff National Park.

Exclusive: Venezuela skirts U.S. sanctions by funneling oil sales via Russia

By Marianna Parraga

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – President Nicolas Maduro is funneling cashflow from Venezuelan oil sales through Russian state energy giant Rosneft as he seeks to evade U.S. sanctions designed to oust him from power, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters.

The sales are the latest sign of the growing dependence of Venezuela’s cash-strapped government on Russia as the United States tightens a financial noose around Maduro, who it describes as a dictator.

Automakers invest heavily in electric vehicles despite still-low demand

By David Shepardson

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Demand for electric vehicles remains low in the U.S. market, but industry executives at the New York auto show this week said they are pushing ahead with billions of dollars in investments even while preaching patience.

Officials said their companies are charging ahead with a flurry of new electric vehicle (EV) models, citing rising regulatory requirements globally.

The Media Line: Egypt to Vote on Constitutional Amendments Amid Fairness and Transparency

Egypt to Vote on Constitutional Amendments Amid Fairness and Transparency

Al-Sisi’s term could last until 2030 with new tweaks to the law

By: Mina Nader/The Media Line

[CAIRO] Egyptian elections officials vowed on Wednesday that voting in next week’s snap referendum on a series of constitutional amendments that could extend President Abdel al-Fattah al-Sisi’s time in office until 2030 would be fair and transparent.