Cellphone, internet outages reported across the U.S. – CBS News

Many Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T customers reported outage issues on Monday

The website downdetector.com, which compiles users’ reports of outages, posted maps highlighting a number of different areas with problems:

Source: Cellphone, internet outages reported across the U.S. – CBS News

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NASA finds 10 new potentially habitable ‘Earth-like’ worlds

Scientists are using the Kepler space telescope to determine how many exoplanets our galaxy may harbor. And just maybe they’ll answer the question: Are we alone?

Astronomers using the Kepler space telescope have detected 219 possible new exoplanets in our galaxy, including 10 relatively small, rocky and possibly habitable planets similar to our own, NASA announced Monday.

Source: NASA finds 10 new potentially habitable ‘Earth-like’ worlds

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Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher’s system

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death.

The report released Monday states Fisher may have taken cocaine three days before the Dec. 23 flight on which she became ill. She died four days later.

It also found traces of heroin, other opiates and MDMA, which is also known as ecstasy, but that they could not determine when Fisher had taken those drugs. The findings were based on toxicology screenings done on samples taken when the “Star Wars” actress arrived at a Los Angeles hospital.

Source: Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher’s system

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Otto Warmbier came home just in time to die

Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old student who was returned in an unconscious state last week from North Korea, died Monday, his family said.

“Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m.,” his parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, said in a statement.

Otto Warmbier’s doctors at University of Cincinnati Medical Center said last week that he had extensive brain damage dating back longer than a year. They said he was in a state of unresponsive wakefulness and wasn’t aware of his surroundings.

Source: Otto Warmbier came home just in time to die

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Where To Find Pittsburgh’s Lowest Gas Prices

Overall, gas prices in the Pittsburgh area are higher than the state and national averages.

The average cost of a gallon of gas in the Pittsburgh area is $2.59, according to gas price monitoring website GasBuddy. That’s down more than two cents from a week ago and a decrease of more than seven cents from last month.

Source: Where To Find Pittsburgh’s Lowest Gas Prices

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Suspect sought in Plum bank robbery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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The FBI and Plum police are investigating a robbery that occurred Monday at a Key Bank in Plum.

Authorities say they are looking for a white man, estimated to be 6-foot, 160-170 pounds in his late 20s to early 30s, wanted for robbing the bank around 12:30 p.m. at 1801 Route 286/Golden Mile Highway.

The suspect had a goatee and and has a tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Police say he handed the teller a note and was given cash.

No one was injured in incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI Pittsburgh Field Office at (412) 432-4000.

Source: Suspect sought in Plum bank robbery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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City weighing options for ‘moat road’ around Allegheny Center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Changes to the traffic circle around the former Allegheny Center on Pittsburgh’s North Side, derisively known as the “moat road,” could be coming by the end of summer.

Pittsburgh officials will meet with the neighborhood on Thursday to discuss whether to begin part of the $1.4 million project with bike lanes this year. The other option is to wait until next year for all of the work, which will include changing from four counter-clockwise lanes of traffic to one lane in each direction with bike lanes on the inner part of the circle and parking on the edge.

The project also will replace most traffic lights with stop signs and extend sidewalks with bumpouts at intersections to make it easier for pedestrians to cross the street.

Source: City weighing options for ‘moat road’ around Allegheny Center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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YSU tuition remains lowest in Ohio, western Pennsylvania

Students attending Youngstown State University will pay less for tuition than any other public comprehensive university in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania under a $175.9 million operating budget approved Wednesday by the board of trustees.

The budget also appropriates nearly $1 million more for student scholarships.

Source: YSU tuition remains lowest in Ohio, western Pennsylvania

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Bill To Prohibit Bans & Taxes On Plastic Bags Goes To Governor « CBS Pittsburgh

HARRISBURG (NewsRadio 1020/KDKA) – A bill that would prevent cities like Pittsburgh and other municipalities from banning or taxing plastic bags is on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.

A spokesman says Gov. Wolf opposes the bill, but will make a final decision about whether to sign or veto it once he reviews the measure.

Source: Bill To Prohibit Bans & Taxes On Plastic Bags Goes To Governor « CBS Pittsburgh

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Study finds lead in 20 percent of baby foods

Somewhat baffling to researchers is the fact that baby foods rank worse than regular foods. Perhaps processing is to blame?

The worst baby food culprits were grape juice (89 percent of samples contained lead), sweet potatoes (86 percent), and arrowroot cookies (64 percent). Researchers were able to determine how frequently contamination occurs, but not at what levels.

Source: Study finds lead in 20 percent of baby foods

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Blowout bars are popping up across Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The nationwide blowout bar chain Drybar will open its first Pittsburgh location this month in Upper St. Clair.

Messy hair, don’t care — that’s a thing of the past for devoted believers of the blowout. With just a wash, blow dry and a little styling with the right products, a look can last multiple days with minimal upkeep, depending upon a woman’s lifestyle.

Source: Blowout bars are popping up across Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Family loses everything after flooding in McCandless | WPXI

MCCANDLESS, Pa. – Friday’s storms caused severe flood damage to a home McCandless and neighbors stepped up to help Sunday before more storms rolled in.

Flash flooding devastated the area, causing one family to lose practically everything.

“It was flowing from this garage into there and within three minutes it blew the door open and it got up to the landing,” said Nick Kalich, a victim of the flooding.

Source: Family loses everything after flooding in McCandless | WPXI

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Gas line fire closes Saxonburg Blvd and Berryhill Road in O’Hara | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A gas leak fire burned for hours early Monday morning at the intersection of Berryhill Road and Saxonburg Boulevard in O’Hara Township, according to Post-Gazette news partner KDKA.

The fire started after midnight, when a tree came down onto wires on Berryhill Road. That caused a spark which ignited an unknown gas leak in the area

Source: Gas line fire closes Saxonburg Blvd and Berryhill Road in O’Hara | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Source: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/06/19/gas-leak-fire-closes-roads/

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‘What he did to her is beyond description:’ Police detail discovery of young Butler mother’s body

Suspects are now facing charges in connection with the case

Source: ‘What he did to her is beyond description:’ Police detail discovery of young Butler mother’s body

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Post Gazette – Five days after the slaying of a 26-year-old Butler woman, three people are in custody and police say the possibility of additional arrests remains.

Police on Tuesday arrested Joshua Wayne Bowser, 21, of Lyndora, for assisting in the transportation of the body of Melissa Barto, who was killed Thursday night.

Mr. Bowser is being held in the Butler County Prison, as is Ms. Barto’s boyfriend, Ishemer Ramsey, 21, of Lyndora, and Mr. Ramsey’s friend, James Howard-George, 23, of Butler

Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2017/06/13/Third-arrest-homicide-Butler-Bowser-Barto-Howard-George-Ramsey/stories/201706130155

 

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Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Central and South America

During his travel, the Vice President will meet with leaders from government and the business community to reaffirm the President’s commitment to deepening bilateral trade and investment ties with the region and continue the Administration’s support of security cooperation, business engagement, agriculture, and infrastructure development.

“At President Trump’s direction, and in a sign of the high importance he places on this region, in August I will travel to Central and South America,” said Vice President Pence. “I will build on the good work that has been done throughout President Trump’s Administration to bolster our shared economic and security goals.”

Source: Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Central and South America

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Where to go for the cheapest family holiday in Europe this summer – Wales Online

Slanchev Bryag (Sunny Beach) is one of Bulgaria’s best beaches between Varna and Burgas (Photo: Gavin Hellier)

A sunspot there has been named Europe’s cheapest location for bed & breakfast or self-catering deals

Source: Where to go for the cheapest family holiday in Europe this summer – Wales Online

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Rent Is Affordable to Low-Wage Workers in Exactly 12 U.S. Counties

America’s mismatch between wages and rental prices is more perverse than ever.

These stark numbers come from the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s latest Out of Reach report, which maps the minimum hourly wage required to afford a modest rental based on federal Fair Market Rent (FMR) estimates. The report defines “affordable” as housing and utilities that cost no more than 30 percent of a person’s annual income—also the basic standard used by the feds. NLIHC has run these reports since 2005, and this minimum “housing wage” is rising year over year.

Source: Rent Is Affordable to Low-Wage Workers in Exactly 12 U.S. Counties

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