British Airways: Thousands disrupted as flights axed amid IT crash – BBC News

Boss says power cut behind IT problem which saw all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick cancelled.

The airline has apologised, and told passengers not to come to the airport.

BA chief executive Alex Cruz said: “We believe the root cause was a power supply issue.”

Source: British Airways: Thousands disrupted as flights axed amid IT crash – BBC News

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Allman Brothers Band Co-Founding Member Gregg Allman 1947 – 2017

Alllman Brothers Band keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Allman has died at age 69.

Michael Lehman, Allman’s manager, told CBS News that Gregg died from complications of liver cancer while surrounded by his family. Head here for the remembrances that have come flooding in.

Source: [UPDATED] Allman Brothers Band Co-Founding Member Gregg Allman 1947 – 2017

 

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American Airlines: Passenger Jumps From Moving Plane | Time.com

An airline passenger was arrested Thursday after he opened the plane’s galley door as it was taxiing and jumped onto the tarmac at a North Carolina airport, authorities said.

Tun Lon Sein was seated on American Airlines Flight 5242 just before takeoff, when he suddenly stood from his seat and attempted to open the aircraft’s main door before he was halted by a flight attendant, whom he then tried to bite, federal air marshals said in a criminal complaint, according to CNN.

Source: American Airlines: Passenger Jumps From Moving Plane | Time.com

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Wear Penguins gear, get free food at these Pittsburgh restaurants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penguins fans will be eligible for free food from several restaurants throughout the region Monday.

In case Penguins fans needed another reason to wear their black and gold gear ahead of Monday’s Stanley Cup game, some western Pennsylvania staples are offering free, edible incentives.

Anyone wearing Penguins merchandise will receive free french fries at Primanti Bros. up until game time at 8 p.m. Other menu items, including wings and pizza, will be discounted, though the specific deals have not been announced.

Joining the championship frenzy is Eat’n Park, which is offering a free Smiley Cookie to any customer wearing Penguins gear. Though Eat’n Park’s offer is limited to locations in the Pittsburgh area, out-of-town fans will be eligible for free shipping on online orders of black and gold cookies over $25. The cookie deal will run all day Monday.

The Penguins will face off against the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup, and let us know if you hear about any other Stanley Cup-related promotions.

Source: Wear Penguins gear, get free food at these Pittsburgh restaurants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses — their drug counselors

Residents tried to resuscitate one of the men with naloxone, but it was too late.

Authorities didn’t release the names of the counselors. The Associated Press reported that many addiction counselors are former addicts, but it was unclear if that was the case with the men who died.

Source: Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses — their drug counselors

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UPDATE 5: Death toll in Upper Egypt attack on vehicles carrying Coptic Christians rises to 28: Minya governor – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online

The number of Christians killed in an armed attack on buses carrying pilgrims in Upper Egypt’s Minya governorate has risen to 28, with 23 injured, the governor announced on Friday afternoon.

In a phone call interview with local satellite channel ONTV live on Friday afternoon, Minya’s governor, Essam El-Bedewy, announced the new death toll, adding that seven of the victims were from El-Minya while the other 21 were from Beni Suef governroate.

Source: UPDATE 5: Death toll in Upper Egypt attack on vehicles carrying Coptic Christians rises to 28: Minya governor – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online

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Ramadan 2017: 9 questions about the Muslim holy month you were too embarrassed to ask – Vox

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan starts Friday evening, and most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims will be observing. This means there’s a good chance you might encounter someone — a friend, a co-worker, the barista making your latte at Starbucks, your child’s teacher — who is celebrating Ramadan.

Source: Ramadan 2017: 9 questions about the Muslim holy month you were too embarrassed to ask – Vox

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Republican Gianforte wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault – Chicago Tribune

Republican Greg Gianforte has won the special election for Montana’s sole U.S. House seat, according to the Associated Press, defeating Democrat Rob Quist on Thursday to replace Ryan Zinke, who is now President Donald Trump‘s interior secretary.

Source: Republican Gianforte wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault – Chicago Tribune

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A Guide to the G7 Summit: Trump Meets World Leaders in Taormina to Discuss Global Challenges and More

A practical guide to the annual two-day meeting of leaders from the U.S., Italy, Germany, France, the U.K., Japan, and Canada.

The annual gathering is attended by the heads of government of the so-called Group of Seven, the seven most developed nations in the world, who meet to discuss a common agenda to tackling global challenges.

Source: A Guide to the G7 Summit: Trump Meets World Leaders in Taormina to Discuss Global Challenges and More

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Tear gas and pellets at Brazil protest – BBC News

Troops are to guard Brazil’s government buildings after thousands of protesters clashed with police in Brasilia and set fire to the Agriculture Ministry.

Unions and leftist parties organised the demonstration to call for President Michel Temer’s removal; it started peacefully but turned violent with police using tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades.

Source: Tear gas and pellets at Brazil protest – BBC News

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Pittsburgh Penguins On To Nashville on Monday For Game One | Bleacher Report

Pittsburgh Penguins
Won NHL Conference Finals against Ottawa Senators 4-3
Game 7, Yesterday, 8:00 PM
PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ottawa
Senators
2 – 3
Final/OT2
Pittsburgh
Penguins
1 2 3 OT2 Total
Senators 0 1 1 0 2
Penguins 0 1 1 1 3

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China protests U.S. warship entering South China Sea – Xinhua | English.news.cn

“The USS Dewey illegally entered the waters near the island on early Thursday without permission of the Chinese government,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang at a press briefing. “Such moves have undermined China’s sovereignty and security, and were very likely to cause unexpected air and sea accidents.”

Source: China protests U.S. warship entering South China Sea – Xinhua | English.news.cn

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump

The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling. These leaks have been going on for a long time and my Administration will get to the bottom of this. The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security.

I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

There is no relationship we cherish more than the Special Relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Source: Statement from President Donald J. Trump

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Volkswagen settlement gives Pennsylvania $118 million to clean up diesel pollution | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Department of Environmental Protection is looking for advice on how to use the money.

Early priorities in a draft of the state Department of Environmental Protection’s plan include dedicating as much as half of the money to off-road fleets, especially marine and rail applications like ferries and freight switchers, because they are more expensive than truck fleets and tend to cut emissions by the largest amount most cost-effectively.

Source: Volkswagen settlement gives Pennsylvania $118 million to clean up diesel pollution | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Suspected suicide bombers kill 3 police officers, wound 10 in Jakarta – NY Daily News

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Tom Allard

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Two suspected suicide bombers killed three Indonesian police officers and injured 10 people on Wednesday night in twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, police said.

The blasts went off five minutes apart at Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu terminal, police said.

Source: Suspected suicide bombers kill 3 police officers, wound 10 in Jakarta – NY Daily News

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Dunlap: 5 Keys To Game 7 For The Penguins « CBS Pittsburgh

Here are five things the Penguins must do if they want to march on and face Nashville in the Stanley Cup Final.

1. Score first: This isn’t a huge revelation and it holds true in most games.

2. Hit Erik Karlsson:— it is glaringly obvious the Senators’ star blueliner is playing hurt.

3. Have Guentzel show up: There was no better story through the early portion of the playoffs than Jake Guentzel.

4. Get a call once in awhile: What is a penalty and what isn’t? Is a guy allowed to punch Crosby in the face? Can people interfere with Evgeni Malkin? How about a butt-end of the stick to the chin? Is that permitted?

5. Tighten up the bench: It happened again in Game 6 in the final stretches of the third period, as the Penguins took a back-breaking too many men on the ice penalty.

Read Source: Dunlap: 5 Keys To Game 7 For The Penguins « CBS Pittsburgh

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Video appears to show Texas officer punching teenage girl | Daily Mail Online

The grainy cell phone footage appears to show the moment a San Antonio cop repeatedly punched a 14-year-old girl in the face before they arrested her outside a birthday party on Saturday night.

  • Footage shows the girl, 14, being punched by a cop outside a birthday party in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday night
  • Police said they arrested the teenage girl for allegedly assaulting a police officer
  • Video shows the girl stepping toward the cop before he punches her in the face 
  • Grainy footage was shot by a bystander and posted on Facebook after the ordeal

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4538378/Video-appears-Texas-officer-striking-teenage-girl.html#ixzz4i3JmKJWH
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Source: Video appears to show Texas officer punching teenage girl | Daily Mail Online

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Two teens killed in Claridon Township car crash | fox8.com

CLARIDON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Two Perry teens lost their lives in a two-car crash in Geauga County Wednesday.The  Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that Myka Gray, 18, of Perry and Kayleigh O’Brien, 19, also of Perry, were travelling south on Aquilla Road at around 4:30 p.m. Gray was driving the car, and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of US 322. They were hit on the driver’s side by a GMC Acadia driven by a Chardon woman. Her 6-year-old son was in the vehicle with her.

Source: Two teens killed in Claridon Township car crash | fox8.com

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TRAFFIC: Liberty Bridge, Highland Park Bridge closures planned this weekend | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lanes will close Saturday on the Highland Park Bridge as will ramps leading to the bridge so crews can do some patching work, PennDOT officials said.

The work will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. One lane will be closed in each direction, and crews will close ramps one at a time. Detours will be posted.

Also this weekend, the Liberty Bridge will be closed as part of the ongoing deck reconstruction project.

The span will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday (May 26) through Tuesday morning (May 30). Detours will be posted. All work is subject to weather.

The outbound Liberty Tunnel and McArdle Roadway will remain open all weekend. A single-lane will remain open in the inbound (northbound) Liberty Tunnel, with traffic only able to turn right onto the McArdle Roadway.

 

Source: TRAFFIC: Liberty Bridge, Highland Park Bridge closures planned this weekend | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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