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

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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

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

April 29, 2017 wpanews 0

  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 […] READ MORE

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

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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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California Sea Level Could Rise 10 Feet By End Of This Century | The Huffington Post

April 28, 2017 wpanews 0

Airports, roads, towns and homes could be swamped, a state report says. A California government council is warning that climate change could cause ocean waters off the coast to rise far higher than previously anticipated ― an increase in sea-level by as much as 10 feet by the end of the century. This worst-case scenario would destroy airports in Oakland and San Francisco, and would swamp roadways, low-lying bridges, railroad tracks, […] READ MORE

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Trump aims to expand U.S. offshore drilling, despite low industry demand | Reuters

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The order could lead to a reversal of bans on drilling across swathes of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that former President Barack Obama had sought to protect from development in the wake of the huge BP (BP.L) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Source: Trump aims to expand U.S. offshore drilling, despite low industry demand | Reuters

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Congress passes spending deal to keep the federal government open another week

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The House voted 382 to 30 on Friday to approve the deal and the Senate unanimously approved it a short time later. House and Senate negotiators are set to work through the weekend to finalize a longer-term deal that would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year in September. Source: Congress passes spending deal to keep the federal government open another week

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House will not vote on Affordable Care Act rewrite, smoothing way for government to stay open

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Pressure was coming from the White House to expedite action on health care. A late push to act on health care had threatened the bipartisan deal to keep the government open for one week while lawmakers crafted a longer-term spending deal. Now, lawmakers are likely to approve the spending bill when it comes to the floor Friday and keep the government open past midnight. Source: House will not vote on […] READ MORE

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Multiple-vehicle accident closes Route 30 in Unity

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At least one person was extricated after suffering major trauma and Route 30 in Unity was closed for several hours Thursday evening. One of the vehicles was cut in half and occupants trapped, according to emergency dispatches. Debris stretched hundreds of feet. Source: Multiple-vehicle accident closes Route 30 in Unity

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Disney’s ‘Miracle’ actor Michael Mantenuto commits suicide at 35 – NY Daily News

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Actor Michael Mantenuto, the star of the Disney film “Miracle,” committed suicide on Monday. Mantenuto was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in Washington by the Des Moines Police Department, The Kings County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed to the Daily News. Source: Disney’s ‘Miracle’ actor Michael Mantenuto commits suicide at 35 – NY Daily News

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Two U.S. troops die battling Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan – The Washington Post

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It was the third time this year that a member of the U.S. military has died in combat in Afghanistan. On April 8, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, 37, of Edgewood, Md., was killed by small-arms fire, also in Nangahar. Source: Two U.S. troops die battling Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan – The Washington Post

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Westminster: British man arrested on terrorism suspicions in London – CNN.com

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Police have arrested a man carrying knives near the British Parliament in London on suspicion of terror offenses. Story highlights Arrest made near scene of last month’s terror attack Man was arrested in ‘ongoing operation,’ police say Source: Westminster: British man arrested on terrorism suspicions in London – CNN.com