Here’s what it looks like when the US fires a nuclear weapon – Business Insider

The US launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday.

Though nuclear tensions around the world have been running high, the launch was completely routine, and had been planned three to five years in advance.

The US has dozens of ICBM silos all around the country as part of the nuclear triad, or three types of nuclear forces that guarantee the nation’s ability to strike back in the event of nuclear war.

The unarmed launch on Wednesday flew about 4,000 miles to a test range in Hawaii in just a matter of minutes.

Source: Here’s what it looks like when the US fires a nuclear weapon – Business Insider

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‘Bachelor’ star called 911 before allegedly fleeing scene | WPXI

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Former Bachelor Chris Soules called 911 to report his crash that killed a fellow Iowa farmer, seeking medical help for the man before authorities say he left the scene and holed up in his home for hours until his arrest.

Soules, who starred on ABC’s “The Bachelor” two years ago, said the man had been thrown into a ditch, wasn’t conscious, and didn’t appear to be breathing. He told the dispatcher that he didn’t know CPR, and he could be heard asking others who were there if they did. The audio then indicates that someone tried to perform CPR on the man, but it’s unclear whether it was Soules. Soules said the man had a pulse and had blood coming from his mouth.

Source: ‘Bachelor’ star called 911 before allegedly fleeing scene | WPXI

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Delaware state trooper shot dead outside a Wawa | New York Post

A Delaware state trooper was fatally gunned down outside of a local Wawa store Wednesday, later prompting a standoff with one of two suspects who fired at cops, police said.The on-duty trooper, whose identity was not immediately released, was shot several times at around 12:10 p.m.in the parking lot of the store alongside the Pulaski Highway near Salem Church Road in the town of Bear after approaching a “suspicious” vehicle, cops said.

“The trooper made contact and a struggle ensued,” Delaware State Police Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr. told reporters at a press conference.

Source: Delaware state trooper shot dead outside a Wawa | New York Post

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Trump picks retired Marine general to lead Secret Service – World – NZ Herald News

Randolph Alles spent 35 years in the Marines before retiring in 2011, according to the White House. He comes to the Secret Service after serving in several roles with US Customs and Border Protection, most recently being appointed acting deputy commissioner on January 20, the day President Donald Trump took office.

Source: Trump picks retired Marine general to lead Secret Service – World – NZ Herald News

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UC-Berkeley readies police, concerned Ann Coulter plans to speak in public plaza on campus

University officials are bracing for massive protests after hearing the conservative commentator intends to speak Thursday at Sproul Plaza — the sprawling space at the center of the California campus that has been the site of demonstrations for decades. Coulter said she hopes the university will provide “an appropriate room” for the event.

The state flagship university has become ground zero for an intense confrontation between the far left and the far right since Donald Trump’s election in November, with some protesters trying to stop controversial speakers from appearing on campus and others objecting that such actions violate their right to free speech.

Source: UC-Berkeley readies police, concerned Ann Coulter plans to speak in public plaza on campus

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Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ order blocked by federal judge in San Francisco

A federal judge calls the order to penalize uncooperative cities vague and confusing.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick imposed a nationwide injunction against Trump’s Jan. 25 executive order on what are called “sanctuary” jurisdictions and said lawsuits by Santa Clara County and San Francisco challenging the order were likely to succeed.

Source: Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ order blocked by federal judge in San Francisco

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Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

Turkish warplanes killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters Tuesday in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group.

Turkey said it had carried out the strikes in northeastern Syria and northern Iraq against “terrorist havens” and vowed to continue action against groups it links to the outlawed Kurdistan’s Workers’ Party (PKK).

Source: Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

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Climate Tied to Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

Is alcoholic cirrhosis a product of cold, gray weather?

The findings support the “not uncommon notion that people drink to stay warm” and lay themselves open to all the consequences of alcohol use, Neil Shah MD, of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. said at the International Liver Congress, the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL).

Source: Climate Tied to Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

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Panera to add 10,000 jobs by the end of 2017 as it expands delivery

Panera Bread is working to expand delivery services to more of its cafes, adding 10,000 more jobs by the end of 2017.

  • Panera to hire 10,000 employees as it expands its delivery service
  • The company hopes to expand delivery to 35 percent to 40 percent of its locations
  • Panera forecasts that delivery will add $250,000 per year to each store’s annual revenue

Source: Panera to add 10,000 jobs by the end of 2017 as it expands delivery

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Apple Car: Automated Driving Platform Training Program Revealed

It’s a ‘development platform,’ not a full-fledged Apple car

The documents related to the “Development Platform Related Training” reveal that the company has developed a suite of software and hardware systems to allow a car to drive on public roads while avoiding pedestrians and other vehicles. Apple already owns patents for a collision avoidance system. The training materials reference to a “Development Platform” and an “Apple Automated System.”

Source: Apple Car: Automated Driving Platform Training Program Revealed

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Ross woman’s overdose obituary attracts attention from White House | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In the roughly three months since Casey Schwartzmier, 20, of Ross, died of an apparent drug overdose, her obituary and the news stories that followed have been read by people across the globe. And a strong network of supportive strangers has surrounded her mother, who’s devoting her time to trying to help others who are struggling with addiction.

Source: Ross woman’s overdose obituary attracts attention from White House | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Child falls from back of church bus in Arkansas | abc11.com

The heart-stopping moment when a young child tumbled out the back of a church bus in Arkansas was caught on camera.

Luckily, a certified EMT and volunteer firefighter was right behind when it happened.

“I saw it happening and it blew my mind. It was kind of like I wasn’t seeing what I was seeing. It looked like it was a movie,” Ryan Ciampoli recalled.

Video from Ciampoli’s dash camera shows the child swing out on the bus door and then fall to the pavement.

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Ciampoli is then seen stopping to rush to the girl’s aid. He checks her out and then cradles her in his arms.

Miraculously, the little girl only suffered a broken jaw.

Source: Child falls from back of church bus in Arkansas | abc11.com

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Wanted man shot by police on Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg

A shooting happened near the beginning of the Monday morning rush hour in the Penn Avenue business district that straddles the Pittsburgh-Wilkinsburg border.

Allegheny County homicide detectives said two Wilkinsburg police officers fired a total of three shots at the driver of a car, after officers said the driver hit one of their vehicles when they tried to approach him in the McDonald’s parking lot.

Source: Wanted man shot by police on Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg

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3 children among victims in New York City house fire

A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three children, as flames surged through a New York City home on a sunny spring afternoon, leaving authorities to scour for clues about what sparked the deadly blaze.

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon, on a street full of single-family homes in the middle class neighborhood of Queens Village, a neighborhood near Belmont Park, which hosts the Belmont Stakes, the final leg in horse racing’s Triple Crown. Television news footage showed flames chewing through the roof of the two-story home and roaring in upstairs rooms of the house as smoke poured from it.

Source: 3 children among victims in New York City house fire

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OSCE official killed in mine blast in Ukraine

One member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. OSCE deployed a special monitoring mission to Ukraine in 2014, after conflict erupted between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed rebels. The 57-member states

The person killed in the blast was an American paramedic, and one of the injured was a German woman. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, who holds the rotating chairmanship of the OSCE in Europe, called for an investigation into he incident and, in a tweet, said he had spoken to the mission’s ambassador, Ertugrul Apakan.

Source: OSCE official killed in mine blast in Ukraine

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Right-wing Le Pen claims victory alongside centrist Macron for French presidential runoff, with E.U. future at stake

Centrist Emmanuel Macron placed first and far-right leader Marine Le Pen placed second in initial exit polls in the first round of France’s presidential election, advancing them to a head-to-head showdown in the runoff on May 7. It was poised to be a historic wipeout for the two political parties that have traded power in post-World War II France, with neither the Socialists nor the center-right descendants of Charles de Gaulle having a shot at the presidency.

Source: Right-wing Le Pen claims victory alongside centrist Macron for French presidential runoff, with E.U. future at stake

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USS Carl Vinson begins drills with Japanese destroyers – CNNPolitics.com

American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, authorities said.

Story highlights

  • Japan says the destroyers will take part in “tactical training”
  • Trump has said carrier strike group is heading to the Korean peninsula

Source: USS Carl Vinson begins drills with Japanese destroyers – CNNPolitics.com

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