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Month: April 2017

Body believed to be Arkansas boy found after days of searching

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced the grim discovery of a body thought to be 9-year-old Riley Scarbrough, which was in a “heavily wooded area” near Hatfield. Source: Body believed to be Arkansas boy found after days of searching

Hacker Leaks Stolen ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5 Episodes to Piracy Network | Variety

An anonymous hacker has carried through on a threat to release “Orange Is the New Black” season five episodes online — after Netflix allegedly failed to respond to the cybercriminal’s shakedown demands. Variety was unable to verify the authenticity of the “OITNB” episodes the hacker claimed to have shared on popular file-sharing site the Pirate Bay. Source: Hacker Leaks Stolen ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5 Episodes to Piracy Network | Variety

Louisiana bank failure is costliest since financial crisis

Regulators on Friday seized New Orleans-based First NBC Bank in the costliest bank failure since the financial crisis, with cleanup costs estimated at $1 billion Hancock Holding Co. of Gulfport, Mississippi, bought $1.6 billion in deposits and $1 billion in assets, including $600 million in cash. Hancock will fold First NBC’s 24 Louisiana branches into its Whitney Bank unit and First NBC’s five Florida Panhandle branches into its Hancock Bank unit.. Source: Louisiana bank failure is costliest since financial crisis

Police: Woman crashed stolen car, set it on fire while nephew with special needs was inside

Marketta Walker, 24, is charged with attempted criminal homicide, kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child and other charges in connection to the Wednesday night incident Source: Police: Woman crashed stolen car, set it on fire while nephew with special needs was inside

A different sort of White House correspondents’ dinner

But even before Trump sent his regrets, it was clear that folks from Hollywood – a community that has been vocally opposed to the president – were not interested in coming to Washington this year. Many of the corporate sponsors of the glitziest parties from past seasons also decided to stand down. Source: A different sort of White House correspondents’ dinner

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit | Reuters

Saturday’s protest in the capital — called “We’re sick of him” — was organized by the Open Russia movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Once Russia’s richest man, he was freed by Putin in 2013 after spending a decade in jail for fraud, a charge Khodorkovsky said was politically-motivated. Source: Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit | Reuters

Opportunistic Penguins take 2-0 series lead over Capitals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post-Gazette.com – WASHINGTON — Washington outplayed the Penguins for long stretches of Saturday’s Game 2 at Verizon Center, but failed to inflict enough damage where it really mattered: on the scoreboard. The Penguins were the much more opportunistic team, made the most of their chances and left here with a 6-2 win and a commanding, two-games-to-none lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Source: Opportunistic Penguins take 2-0 series lead over Capitals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

US service member killed in blast near Mosul, coalition says

Service member dies of wounds sustained in explosion, following the deaths of two soldiers in Afghanistan this week News of the casualty came as Donald Trump marked his first 100 days in office. In last year’s presidential election campaign, Trump vowed to give priority to destroying Isis, which operates mostly in Syria and Iraq. Source: US service member killed in blast near Mosul, coalition says

Man arrested in machete attack at Kentucky university coffee shop | KSL.com

A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said. The assailant at Transylvania University was armed with a machete and knives and is thought to be a former student, Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton told the Lexington Herald-Leader. Source: Man arrested in machete attack at Kentucky university coffee shop | KSL.com

The woman running 40 marathons in 40 days – BBC News

Mina Guli is attempting to complete a gruelling 1,600km (1,000 miles) feat across six continents. She has run her marathons along the Colorado River in the US and Mexico, the Amazon River in Brazil, the Murray River in Australia, the Yangtze River in China and the Nile River in Egypt. She is due to finish the final leg on Monday along the River Thames in London. Source: The woman running 40 marathons in 40 days – BBC News

U.S. wants more U.N. sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear arms, warns time is short

Tillerson told diplomats the United States would hold direct talks with North Korea under strict conditions. UNITED NATIONS — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Friday for new economic sanctions on North Korea and other “painful” measures over its nuclear weapons program, as the Trump administration warned that it would take military action if diplomacy failed. “Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences,” Source: U.S. wants more U.N. sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear arms, warns time is short

Gov. Brown Signs Plan That Raises Gas Tax to Fix Roads | California News | US News

ADDS LOCAL PROJECTS COULD START SOONER – FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2014 file photo, city worker Ralph Mendoza repairs a street in downtown Los Angeles. California drivers will see their gas prices rise in November 2017 and will pay more to register their vehicles come January. The California Transportation Commission prioritize projects for the funding and the first construction work will likely begin in the summer of 2018, said Mark Dinger, a spokesman for Caltrans. However, local projects could get off the ground sooner, said Randy Breault, a Read More

UK police foil second alleged London terror plot in a day – CNN.com

A woman shot by police during an ongoing counterterrorism investigation remains in a serious but stable condition but the threat is “contained,” London’s Metropolitan Police said Friday. Story highlights A woman remains in hospital under police guard; 6 others are arrested Police said the incident was not related to earlier arrest near the parliament Source: UK police foil second alleged London terror plot in a day – CNN.com

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure | Reuters

  By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park | SEOUL North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb its nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to “catastrophic consequences”. U.S. and South Korean officials said the test, from an area north of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, appeared to have failed, in what would be North Korea’s fourth successive unsuccessful missile test since March. Source: North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure | Reuters

Big Oil Is Back: Exxon, Chevron Triumph in Crude Resurgence

Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. easily swept aside analyst estimates as the battered giants of the U.S. oil industry shook off two-and-a-half years of low oil prices and reported surging profits in the first quarter. Source: Big Oil Is Back: Exxon, Chevron Triumph in Crude Resurgence

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