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

PENNSYLVANIA CICADAS: 17-year cicadas expected to emerge soon

For the last 17 years, millions of these cicadas have been sleeping in the ground, but in May they will come out of hibernation and start buzzing.

They are different from the kind of cicadas seen and heard in Western Pennsylvania every summer.

For the last 17 years, millions of these cicadas have been sleeping in the ground, but in May they will come out of hibernation and start buzzing.

They will make their appearance as soon as soil 8 inches down reaches an average of 64 degrees.

They will stick around for about six weeks, reproducing and being very loud, before the droning buzz fades away for another 17 years

Source: PENNSYLVANIA CICADAS: 17-year cicadas expected to emerge soon

CARRICK FIRE: Carrick home completely destroyed by fire | WPXI

Flames have erupted from a home in Carrick this afternoon.

The house had been previously damaged by a fire in 2017, and was undergoing rennovations when Tuesday’s fire began.


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This Week, NASA Is Pretending An Asteroid Is On Its Way To Smack The Earth : NPR

The asteroid is in a horrible orbit and has a 1% chance of striking Earth in just eight years. And — thank goodness — it doesn’t really exist.

It’s a fictitious asteroid that’s the focus of a realistic exercise devised for scientists and engineers from around the world who are attending the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference being held this week outside Washington, D.C.

A real asteroid of this size, should it ever hit the planet, could wipe out an entire city.

“This is a threat that could happen, even though it’s extremely unlikely,” says Paul Chodas, director of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who created this realistic simulation. “Our goal here is to go through all of the steps that we would have to go through.”

He says a lot has been learned from three previous drills held at past international conferences and from other asteroid exercises that have been separately conducted by officials at NASA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Source: This Week, NASA Is Pretending An Asteroid Is On Its Way To Smack The Earth : NPR

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

Police ask for help identifying woman who helped at the scene of fatal crash in Indiana County

State police in Indiana County are asking for the public’s help to identify a woman who stopped to render aid at the scene of a fatal crash.

The crash happened April 19 on State Route 286 in Center Township.

State police are asking anyone with information to call 724-357-1960.

 

Source: Police ask for help identifying woman who helped at the scene of fatal crash in Indiana County

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

Man traps himself in hole he dug to spy on his ex

MEXICO CITY — A man in northern Mexico had to be rescued after he accidentally trapped himself in a hole that he dug so he could spy on his former girlfriend in violation of a court order to stay away from her, authorities said Sunday.

The Sonora state attorney general’s office said the 50-year-old man had spent days digging the hole in Puerto Penasco, a town on the Gulf of California, only to become trapped and require assistance to get out.

The man had been ordered to stay away from his former girlfriend due to domestic violence charges and he is now in jail, authorities said.

Source: Man traps himself in hole he dug to spy on his ex

Student protesters occupy fraternity house, want it closed | Fox News

Students at Swarthmore College have occupied an on-campus fraternity house in an effort to get it shut down.

The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi chapter at the private liberal arts school in suburban Philadelphia. On Monday morning, about 30 students were sitting at the college-owned building, which is mainly used for Phi Psi parties and other social activities. As many as 100 protesters were there over the weekend.

“We’re trying to force the college to make the right decision on this,” senior Morgin Goldberg, 22, said.

Source: Student protesters occupy fraternity house, want it closed | Fox News

Army Vet Plotted To Commit Terrorist Attack In Los Angeles Area : NPR

A U.S. Army veteran discussed online his desire to avenge the New Zealand mosque attacks and professed to be inspired by martyrdom. He allegedly intended to strike a planned white supremacist rally.

Source: Army Vet Plotted To Commit Terrorist Attack In Los Angeles Area : NPR

‘Avengers: Endgame’ posts the first billion-dollar opening in history

Opening weekend box office records are built to fall eventually. But the one ‘Avengers: Endgame’ just set isn’t going anywhere for the forseeable future.

No movie in the U.S. has ever posted an opening weekend higher than $300 million. No movie anywhere has made more than $1 billion worldwide in the five days since it opened.

Source: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ posts the first billion-dollar opening in history