Antarctica’s land height explains the continent’s slower rate of warming – UPI.com

A new study suggests the Antarctica’s high elevations explain its slower rate of warming.

“On average, warming for the entire Antarctic continent has been much slower than Arctic warming so far,” Marc Salzmann, a researcher at the University of Leipzig’s Institute for Meteorology in Germany, said in a news release. “Moreover, climate models suggest that, by the end of this century, Antarctica will have warmed less compared to the Arctic.”

Source: Antarctica’s land height explains the continent’s slower rate of warming – UPI.com

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Official: Boy found dead in car that was stolen, 3 arrests – ABC News

A Mississippi Highway Patrol tow truck hauls away a vehicle from a dead end road in Gluckstadt, Miss., Thursday morning, May 18, 2017, where 6-year-old Kingston Frazier was shot to death after the car he was riding in was stolen early, from a grocery store parking lot in Jackson. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Madison County Mississippi District Attorney Michael Guest announced at a news conference that authorities plan to charge Byron McBride, D’Allen Washington and Dwan Wakefield in the death of the child.

Source: Official: Boy found dead in car that was stolen, 3 arrests – ABC News

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Oil Rises to Three-Week High as OPEC Members Back Cuts Extension

Crude rose to a three-week high after Algeria said an extension to OPEC’s production curbs would be backed by most participating countries.

Futures climbed 0.6 percent in New York. Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Boutarfa said Thursday that most OPEC members support Saudi Arabia and Russia’s proposal to prolong the curbs to March next year, and that the rate of compliance should increase. Prices had fallen earlier as the market got caught up in the turmoil surrounding Donald Trump.

Source: Oil Rises to Three-Week High as OPEC Members Back Cuts Extension

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Greensburg’s Never Enough!, DV8 closing downtown shops | TribLIVE

Two locally owned businesses in downtown Greensburg are closing.

In the meantime

Never Enough! Boutique sale hours

Monday — Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

200 S. Pennsylvania Ave.; 724-838-1878

DV8’s Last Stand: “A farewell party celebrating 15 years of art, music, poetry, coffee and tea”

Friday, 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is free.

208 S. Pennsylvania Ave.; 724-219-0804

Source: Greensburg’s Never Enough!, DV8 closing downtown shops | TribLIVE

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Schuylkill County boy found locked in cage

A 22-month-old Schuylkill County boy was found locked in a cage while his caretaker was out of the house.

The boy was found locked inside a homemade cage constructed from plywood and lattice that had a door on it that was locked from the outside, according to state police. A 1-year-old boy was in a playpen and a 1-day-old girl was in a baby seat on the floor.

The man responsible for the three children, 37-year-old Cecil Eugene Kutz, returned to his home and was taken into custody, state police said. He was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of children and three counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Source: Schuylkill County boy found locked in cage

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Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Theoretical physicists have long proposed that such a form of communication would be possible, but now, for the first time, researchers have been able to experimentally achieve it – transferring a black and white bitmap image from one location to another without sending any physical particles.

Source: Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

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Car crashes into pedestrians in New York’s Times Square – Business Insider

It’s unclear whether the incident was an accident or a terror attack.

The New York Police Department said that the car “lost control,” that the driver is in custody, and an investigation is underway. AFP and Reuters are reporting that there is at least one casualty, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.+Source: Car crashes into pedestrians in New York’s Times Square – Business Insider

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Justice Dept. names Mueller special counsel for Russia probe – POLITICO

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will oversee the probe into Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

“As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” President Trump said. “I look forward to this matter concluding quickly.”

Source: Justice Dept. names Mueller special counsel for Russia probe – POLITICO

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The 15 Films Everyone Will Be Talking About at Cannes | Vanity Fair

The movies we’re most excited to see at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

For its 70th celebration of the art of moviemaking, the Cannes Film Festival, beginning May 17, has assembled quite a lineup. From long-revered auteurs to promising newcomers, the main competition and smaller sidebar slates are packed with exciting entries. In order to make sense of it all, here are the 15 films we’re most looking forward to this year.

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Man arrested for attempting to sell stolen property – turnto23.com Bakersfield, CA

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Bakersfield man for attempting to sell stolen property.

As result of the investigation, detectives ultimately arrested Jeffrey Copeland, age 54 from Bakersfield. Copeland was in possession of approximately $8,000 worth of stolen tools and equipment. A search of his residence in the 1200 block of Washington Avenue also led to the discovery of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Source: Man arrested for attempting to sell stolen property – turnto23.com Bakersfield, CA

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Violence Breaks Out During Protest At Turkish Embassy In Washington, D.C. : The Two-Way : NPR

During Tuesday’s demonstrations, an altercation broke out and nine people were injured, two seriously, and two arrests were made.

Dustin Stenbeck, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department, says the fight was between two groups.

Source: Violence Breaks Out During Protest At Turkish Embassy In Washington, D.C. : The Two-Way : NPR

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Target stock jumps 7% as retailer blows past Wall Street expectations

Target reported first-quarter earnings and sales Wednesday that topped the Street’s expectations.

Here’s what the company reported vs. what the Street was expecting:

  • Earnings per share: $1.21, excluding items, vs. forecast of 91 cents, according to Thomson Reuters analysts’ consensus estimates.
  • Revenue: $16.02 billion vs. $15.62 billion estimate, analysts said.
  • Same-store sales: 1.3 percent drop vs. forecast of a 3.7 percent decline, according to FactSet.

Source: Target stock jumps 7% as retailer blows past Wall Street expectations

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White House fence jumper arrested | TheHill

The person was charged with unlawful entry and taken to the Metropolitan Police Department, the Secret Service said.

Journalists on the driveway outside the West Wing were told to clear the area and go back inside.

The agency has dealt with multiple fence-jumping incidents in recent years, and they have not let up since President Trump’s inauguration.

Source: White House fence jumper arrested | TheHill

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Bill Has A New GIG

Former Fox News titans Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck will be reuniting for a weekly spot on Beck’s radio show.

“We’re going to do that every Friday until Beck gets tired of me,” O’Reilly said Monday on his “No Spin News” podcast. “And it’s a good outlet for me to, you know, discuss things back and forth with Beck, who’s a good friend. We don’t agree on everything, but it’s very lively.”

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4 Fraternity Brothers Plead Guilty In Connection With Hazing Death of New York College Freshman | KTLA

Four men pleaded guilty Monday in connection with a 2013 fraternity hazing death of a New York college student.Baruch College freshman Chun “Michael” Deng, 18, died from his injuries after fraternity brothers waited to contact authorities when Deng was unconscious as a result of a fraternity ritual on a group trip to the Poconos in Pennsylvania, according to court documents.

Kenny Kwan, 28, Charles Lai, 26, Raymond Lam, 23, and Sheldon Wong, 24, pleaded guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter as accomplices and hindering apprehension for concealing evidence, according to the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. The four men were originally charged with murder.

Source: 4 Fraternity Brothers Plead Guilty In Connection With Hazing Death of New York College Freshman | KTLA

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