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Oil prices jump after Saudi Arabia reports drone attack on pumping stations – CNN

New York (CNN Business)Oil prices climbed on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia reported “armed drones” attacked two pumping stations in the kingdom, underscoring rising tensions in the Middle East.

US oil prices rose 1.4% even though Saudi Aramco told CNN that the attack caused “no damage to oil production, no oil spills or injuries.” Brent crude, the global benchmark, jumped 1.6%.
The Saudi Energy Ministry told the kingdom’s state-run press agency that the attack caused a fire that has since been contained.
The apparent drone attack comes just a day after Saudi Arabia said two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.
Normally such threats to the Middle East’s oil supplies would have a more pronounced impact to oil prices. But the gains have been muted by global fears about the deepening US-China trade war.

Source: Oil prices jump after Saudi Arabia reports drone attack on pumping stations – CNN

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Burger King is bringing the Impossible Whopper to three new cities – CNN

The Impossible Whopper is now available in four cities.

Burger King is now selling the meatless, plant-based burger patty at some restaurants in Miami; Columbus, Georgia; and Montgomery, Alabama; the burger chain announced on Tuesday.

Source: Burger King is bringing the Impossible Whopper to three new cities – CNN

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Anthony Weiner released from Bronx halfway house

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Anthony Weiner wrapped up the last leg of his prison sentence for sexting an underage girl on Tuesday morning, walking out of a Bronx halfway house a free man.

“It’s good to be out,” the disgraced former congressman said. “I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service. I’m glad this chapter of my life is behind me.”

Weiner, who will still be registered as a Level 1 sex offender, had called the halfway house on Creston Avenue home for three months following his transfer from a Massachusetts lockup as part of a federal re-entry program.

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Snapchat video shows Baytown officer fatally shooting woman during arrest attempt – YouTube

VIEWER DISCRETION. The video that shows a Baytown, TX police officer fatally shooting a woman is widely circulating online. KHOU 11 is showing a portion of this video here. Police want to speak with the witness who recorded it.

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Announces 2020 Presidential Run

With a focus on campaign finance, the Democrat who was twice elected governor in a state President Trump won by more than 20 points joins a primary field that is approaching two dozen candidates.

Source: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Announces 2020 Presidential Run

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Trees land against homes following landslide in O’Hara Township Landslide happened early Tuesday morning

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De Blasio mocked by protesters at raucous Green New Deal rally inside Trump Tower | Fox News

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a crowd of angry protesters Monday at a raucous rally promoting the city’s Green New Deal inside the lobby of Trump Tower, where the Democrat threatened President Trump’s family company with millions of dollars in fines if his buildings don’t comply with new environmental standards.

Speaking in front of the same escalators where Trump launched his 2016 campaign, de Blasio blasted the president’s rollback of Obama-era environmental policies, his move to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and his appointment of climate change skeptics to the Cabinet.

“His buildings are one of the biggest polluters in New York City,” de Blasio said. “Cut your emissions or we’ll cut something you really care about.”

De Blasio, who is mulling a Democratic presidential run, added: “We’ll take your money.”

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100 workers to be let go as Avonmore steel processing plant closes

Ampco-Pittsburgh officials blame high operating costs for closure of Akers facility

Ampco-Pittsburgh purchased the facility in 2017. A spokesperson sent the following statement to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4:

“As previously stated in our Press Release of May 10, 2019, excess capacity and high operating costs in our cast roll business have made operation of the Avonmore facility untenable. It is with regret that we are forced to close this facility which will impact the lives of many loyal, long-term employees of Akers National Roll Company.”

According to a letter sent to the Avonmore mayor, the company plans to begin letting employees go in July and the plant is set to close by the end of September.

Source: 100 workers to be let go as Avonmore steel processing plant closes

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Man facing murder charge after California woman beaten with motorized scooter

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China, U.S. have ‘wisdom’ to resolve trade dispute, says senior diplomat | Article [AMP] | Reuters

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Autos Business Education Jobs Opinion

New push for recruits during auto mechanic shortage

For those looking for a career, the road to the future may be on the road itself. No four-year-degree is required, and jobs are in high demand.

The Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association covers an 11-county area and currently has a shortage of almost 500 workers.

“The dealers in our region sold 150,000 new cars last year. Every one of those cars have multiple computers in them and an enormous amount of electronics. Those have to be serviced immediately and repaired,” Amati said.

The typical career path has students attending full- or part-time work training during their junior and senior years of high school, followed by a post-secondary education program for up to two years.

The average cost for the education is $10,000, but with the high demand for good mechanics, it is oftentimes free.

Source: New push for recruits during auto mechanic shortage

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5 dead, 1 missing after 2 Alaska floatplanes carrying cruise passengers collide in mid-air, officials say | Fox News

Five people were killed, 10 others were injured and one person was unaccounted for Monday after two floatplanes carrying cruise passengers taking part in shore excursions collided in mid-air over Southeast Alaska, officials said.

Source: 5 dead, 1 missing after 2 Alaska floatplanes carrying cruise passengers collide in mid-air, officials say | Fox News

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Greensburg diocese puts priest on leave after sex abuse allegation

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Jimmy Carter recovering from surgery after fall, Carter Center says – CNNPolitics

Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering from surgery after a fall on Monday morning, the Carter Center said.

Source: Jimmy Carter recovering from surgery after fall, Carter Center says – CNNPolitics

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Iran threatens to attack Israel if the US launches an attack | Daily Mail Online

Iran has aimed fire at the deployment of the USS Lincoln, the fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in the United States Navy, to the Middle East and threatened to retaliate if an attack was ever launched.

Source: Iran threatens to attack Israel if the US launches an attack | Daily Mail Online

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Apple can be sued over high prices in their App Store. | Fox News

Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the liberal wing of the Supreme Court on Monday, penning an opinion against Apple that ruled the tech company can be sued over high prices in their App Store.

The case, Apple v. Pepper, was brought by iPhone users who complained that the App Store is the only place where iPhone apps are available and that, as a result, Apple has a monopoly on “the iPhone apps aftermarket.” They claim prices are consequently high stemming from the charges Apple imposes on app developers.

Source: Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices against Apple, deals blow to tech giant in App Store challenge | Fox News

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Dow plunges 600 points as China hikes tariffs on US goods

An escalating trade war between the US and China threw the stock market into chaos early Monday.

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 600 points after China said it will hike tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods — a tit-for-tat response to President Donald Trump’s hike of tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods last week.

China said it will impose tariffs on its US imports of to up to 25 percent on June 1. Many of the items, which had been subject to 10 percent tariffs, affected the US agricultural industry.

The Dow was recently off 632.62 points, or 2.4 percent, at 25,309.75. Market indexes were all down sharply as of 11:38 am ET, with the S&P 500 and tech-weighted Nasdaq plunging 2.4 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.

Source: Dow plunges 600 points as China hikes tariffs on US goods

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Legendary actress Doris Day dead at 97 | Fox News

Doris Day, the perennial girl-next-door whose career as a singer and actress spanned almost 50 years and made her one of the biggest box office stars and most popular entertainers in the US, has died. She was 97.

Source: Legendary actress Doris Day dead at 97 | Fox News

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62% of millennials say they’re living paycheck to paycheck

Almost two-thirds of millennials say they’re living paycheck to paycheck. Yet overall, millennials spend an average of $478 a month on “nonessential” purchases.

Source: 62% of millennials say they’re living paycheck to paycheck

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New businesses to open in central Pa. from several car dealerships and hotels to a discount tool retailer, and more – pennlive.com

From hotels to retailers and other companies, numerous businesses (and nonprofits) have opened or are set to open new locations in the region.

Source: New businesses to open in central Pa. from several car dealerships and hotels to a discount tool retailer, and more – pennlive.com