Soldier Survives Fall Into Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano After Climbing Metal Barrier : NPR

A soldier visiting the active volcano on the Big Island hopped a guardrail and fell in when the ground collapsed. Airlifted out of the crater, he is in stable condition.

Source: Soldier Survives Fall Into Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano After Climbing Metal Barrier : NPR

WVU STUDENT THREATS: A WVU student was arrested after threatening a “shooting spree” | WPXI

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University officials said a student was arrested and charged after threatening to go on a “shooting spree”.

In a statement, the school said University Police acted on a tip and arrested 21-year-old freshman student Cheickna Kagnassy from Columbia, Maryland at Vandalia Hall Wednesday night. University Police Deputy Chief Phil Scott said someone called officers after hearing Kagnassy speak about carrying out the “shooting spree” and then killing himself.

According to the statement, Scott said no weapons were found where Kagnassy lived.

Source: WVU STUDENT THREATS: A WVU student was arrested after threatening a “shooting spree” | WPXI

TURNPIKE HEROIN BUST: Woman charged in $2 million heroin bust on Pa. Turnpike | WPXI

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. – A woman is facing charges after being caught on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with $2 million worth of heroin hidden in her SUV.

Ana Rodriguez Gonzalez was arrested along a stretch of the road in Somerset County. She is in the Somerset County jail.

The bust is the largest by the State Police TACET Team.

Source: TURNPIKE HEROIN BUST: Woman charged in $2 million heroin bust on Pa. Turnpike | WPXI

Expert reveals why the idea of alien life no longer seems like science fiction | Daily Mail Online

According to a researcher from the University of Melbourne, the idea of alien life is not as far-fetched as it used to seem, thanks to remarkable discoveries over the past two decades.

While life is a special kind of complex chemistry, the elements involved are nothing special: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and so on are among the most abundant elements in the universe. Complex organic chemistry is surprisingly common.

Amino acids, just like those that make up every protein in our bodies, have been found in the tails of comets. There are other organic compounds in Martian soil.

And 6,500 light years away a giant cloud of space alcohol floats among the stars.

Habitable planets seem to be common too. The first planet beyond our Solar System was discovered in 1995. Since then astronomers have catalogued thousands.

Based on this catalogue, astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley worked out there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized exoplanets in the so-called ‘habitable zone’ around their star, where temperatures are mild enough for liquid water to exist on the surface.

Source: Expert reveals why the idea of alien life no longer seems like science fiction | Daily Mail Online

PITTSBURGH CHILD WANDER: 3-year-old found wandering alone on Pittsburgh street | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – A 3-year-old boy was found wandering alone early Thursday morning on a street in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood, authorities said.

Police were called shortly after 2 a.m. to the area of Mathews Avenue and Bausman Street.

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The boy was not hurt.

Further information was not immediately available.

Source: PITTSBURGH CHILD WANDER: 3-year-old found wandering alone on Pittsburgh street | WPXI

Clark County judges in Indianapolis for educational conference shot outside White Castle | whas11.com

The judges were in Indy for a conference. Detectives say that they were involved in a disturbance at a White Castle but they do not believe it had anything to do with judicial duties.

Source: Clark County judges in Indianapolis for educational conference shot outside White Castle | whas11.com

U.S. Steel announcing $1 billion investment in steelmaking technology at Mon Valley Works

The investment is expected to be more than $1 billion “to construct a new sustainable endless casting & rolling facility” at the Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock and cogeneration facility at the Clairton Plant.

Source: U.S. Steel announcing $1 billion investment in steelmaking technology at Mon Valley Works

Trucking company shuts down, had ties to closed auto plant

A trucking company in Ohio that had been a mover of parts for the auto industry has abruptly closed.

Youngstown-based Falcon Transport Co. told its 550 workers over the weekend that it was immediately shutting down all operations.

Falcon Transport hasn’t given a reason for its decision to close. It had been a family-run business until it was bought by a private equity firm in 2017.

Employees say they received a text on Saturday night telling them to stop the work they were doing for the company.

Source: Trucking company shuts down, had ties to closed auto plant

Police chase ends with woman in custody in Beaver County

A 25-minute police chase in Beaver County started in Aliquippa and traveled through several communities before ending in Center Township.

The chase began around 6:20 a.m. Tuesday and ended around 6:45 a.m. when the suspect’s vehicle hit a Center Township police vehicle.

Source: Police chase ends with woman in custody in Beaver County

Watch live: May Day protests turn violent in Paris | Euronews

May Day protests in Paris have erupted into violence as police met demonstrators with tear gas in the city’s Vavin neighbourhood.

French police said it had made 165 arrests by early afternoon and had conducted more than 9,000 searches.

Heightened security has been put in place across Paris for this year’s demonstrations amid ongoing tension with the gilets jaunes movement, and climate protesting.

It’s feared that hooligans bent on violence in the French capital will join the “gilets jaunes”, as trade unionists, students and others turn out to mark International Workers’ Day.

President Emmanuel Macron’s recent promise of tax cuts and other reforms have been rejected in some quarters.

Source: Watch live: May Day protests turn violent in Paris | Euronews

BEAVER COUNTY POLICE CHASE: Woman arrested after chase, crash into 2 police vehicles | WPXI

A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after her SUV crashed into two police vehicles following a chase in Beaver County, authorities said.

Authorities said the woman was followed for about 25 miles as she zigzagged through traffic, nearly hitting a school bus and other cars and traveling upward of 80 mph at times.

“She definitely posed a threat the several times she went through areas. There were people moving on the side of the streets that I could see while we were chasing her,” Aliquippa police Sgt. Steven Roberts said.

The woman arrested was wanted on multiple arrest warrants in the county, police said, and she appeared to be intoxicated. Officials said she refused to take a blood test or Breathalyzer.

After the woman’s SUV hit the police vehicles — one from Center Township and the other from Aliquippa — additional police vehicles helped block her in, officials said.

The woman is facing charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.

No injuries were reported.

Source: BEAVER COUNTY POLICE CHASE: Woman arrested after chase, crash into 2 police vehicles | WPXI

Measles cases top 700 in the worst U.S. outbreak in 25 years – YouTube

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the number of measles cases in the nationwide outbreak has hit 704. The majority of these cases have been seen in children under the age of 18 who have not been vaccinated. Dr. Jon LaPook joins CBSN’s Elaine Quijano to discuss just how dangerous and infectious the disease can be.

Micalla Rettinger: A 25-year-old Iowa woman was shot and killed while driving home from work – CNN

A 25-year-old Iowa woman was driving home from work when a bullet tore through the driver’s window of her vehicle and killed her, Waterloo police said.

Waterloo police said there is a $6,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the person who shot her.
“We are also asking anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in this area or has a trail/surveillance camera in this area to contact the Waterloo Police Department Investigations Division at 319-291-4340, Option 7,” the department said.

Source: Micalla Rettinger: A 25-year-old Iowa woman was shot and killed while driving home from work – CNN

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for military uprising while flanked by soldiers at Caracas airbase: ‘The moment is now’ | Fox News

The power struggle between embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition met its most bold action on Tuesday when Juan Guaido called for a military uprising to oust the socialist leader.

Emboldened crowds took to the streets of Caracas after the 35-year-old lawmaker and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers appeared in an early morning video showing him promoting the “final phase” of his putsch to oust Maduro.

“The armed forces have taken the right decision,” Guaido said. “With the support of the Venezuelan people and the backing of our constitution, they are on the right side of history.”

He added: “The moment is now.”

Source: Venezuela’s Guaido calls for military uprising while flanked by soldiers at Caracas airbase: ‘The moment is now’ | Fox News

Woodstock 50 Canceled By Its Investors : NPR

The Dentsu Aegis Network, which had been funding the ambitious, three-day 50th-anniversary music festival with headliners including Jay-Z and Santana, says that the August event will not happen.

“We are committed to ensuring that the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock is marked with a festival deserving of its iconic name and place in American history and culture,” Woodstock 50 LLC said in a statement. “Although our financial partner is withdrawing,  we will of course be continuing with the planning of the festival and intend to bring on new partners. We would like to acknowledge the State of New York and Schuyler County for all of their hard work and support. The bottom line is, there is going to be a Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival, as there must be,  and it’s going to be a blast.”

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Source: Woodstock 50 Canceled By Its Investors : NPR

Trump orders asylum overhaul, including new fee for applicants and faster adjudications, amid ‘severe’ border crisis | Fox News

President Trump called Monday night for a sweeping overhaul to an asylum system he has long said is rife with fraud.

Source: Trump orders asylum overhaul, including new fee for applicants and faster adjudications, amid ‘severe’ border crisis | Fox News

Burger King plans to roll out Impossible Whopper across the United States | fox8.com

Burger King’s test of a vegetarian version of its signature Whopper was such a success, the chain is planning to roll the Impossible Whopper out nationally this year.On April 1, Burger King started testing the vegetarian burger, using a plant-based patty from Impossible Foods. The test took place in St. Louis and “went exceedingly well,” a spokesperson for Restaurant Brands International, Burger King’s parent company, said. The spokesperson added that the sales of the Impossible Whopper are complementary to the regular Whopper.

Source: Burger King plans to roll out Impossible Whopper across the United States | fox8.com