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May 2, 2024

Russia blamed for GPS interference affecting flights in Europe

Source: BBC

Russia is causing disruption to satellite navigation systems affecting thousands of civilian flights, experts say.

The Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the eastern Mediterranean - the regions where Russia's military has been most active - have seen an increase in disruption to the Global Positioning System (GPS).

This has left aircraft unable to receive GPS signals.

In March, a RAF plane carrying Defence Secretary Grant Shapps had its GPS signal jammed while flying close to Russian territory.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cne900k4wvjo

Terrifying if true
April 30, 2024

Happy Beltane!

April 29, 2024

'Numerous' officers hurt in 'active' east Charlotte shooting, CMPD says

Source: WSOCTV

CHARLOTTE — “Numerous” law enforcement officers have been shot Monday in what police are calling an “active” situation in east Charlotte.

Around 2:15 p.m., the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said “multiple” people have been taken to local hospitals and an active investigation is underway.

Read more: https://wwww.wsoctv.com/news/local/cmpd-investigation-underway-east-charlotte/6PTLZP4FLFE4DA5ALFT65QDTA4/?outputType=amp

“Numerous law enforcement officers” have been shot in an “active situation” in Charlotte, North Carolina, police say.

“The scene is still active. Avoid the area. Many roads are closed for faster ambulance transport. Please cooperate with authorities,” the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said on X.

The incident is at the 5000 block of Galway Drive, police said, and a SWAT team is on scene.

“The US Marshals Task Force, which is comprised of officers from multiple agencies, was conducting an investigation in the area of the 5000 block of Galway Dr when they were engaged by active gunfire from a subject,” police said. “Multiple law enforcement officers have been struck by the gunfire and are being transported to the hospital.”

April 26, 2024

The Onion is sold to new firm known as Global Tetrahedron


The Onion's owner said on Thursday that the satirical news site has been sold to a new Chicago-based firm created by four digital media veterans who are fans of the publication.

Why it matters: G/O Media, which owned The Onion, has been unraveling its portfolio of digital media sites amid pressures of the digital ad market.

Zoom in: In a staff memo, G/O CEO Jim Spanfeller said the new owners, a firm known as Global Tetrahedron, have "a profound love for The Onion and comedy based content." He said the entire staff will stay on, and the company will remain in Chicago.

The acquirer's name matches the name The Onion has used for a fictional corporation in past articles and its humor book, "Our Dumb Century."


April 17, 2024

Whistleblower says Boeing should stop production of 787 Dreamliner due to safety issue

Source: NBC

A Boeing engineer-turned-whistleblower who contends that the aerospace giant’s 787 Dreamliner is unsafe to fly due to assembly flaws doubled down on his claims Tuesday, saying that the plane could fall apart and “drop to the ground” midflight unless the alleged safety problems are addressed.

Boeing disputed the claims on Tuesday, saying the plane is safe and the company is “fully confident in the 787 Dreamliner.”

Boeing quality engineer Sam Salehpour spoke to “NBC Nightly News” in his first on-camera interview since raising his allegations publicly last week. He said the company has yet to properly address tiny nonconforming gaps found in multiple planes after two sections of their fuselages were joined together during assembly. Salehpour said such “safety issues” could lead to catastrophic outcomes.


Salehpour is expected to testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/whistleblower-outlines-safety-concern-boeing-787-dreamliner-rcna148063

April 16, 2024

Boo-hoo Dep't: Trump has been 'deserted,' former federal prosecutor says

By Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Donald Trump had loyal staffers with him inside the courtroom for the first day of his criminal trial Monday.

But some people were noticeably absent from the room: His family.

“I have rarely seen a defendant facing trial alone with no family, at least one person, in the courtroom for him. It’s a sad commentary for a former president with four grown children & a wife, all of whom seem to have deserted him in the moment,” Joyce Alene, a former U.S. attorney under Barack Obama, posted to X, formerly Twitter.


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April 13, 2024

Are voters finally calling B.S. on Trump? Here's latest polling

By Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

About half of Pennsylvania swing voters aren’t sold on former President Donald Trump’s shifting positions on abortion, according to Axios’ latest Engagious/Sago focus groups.

That could spell big trouble for him come November as Pennsylvania is expected to be one of the half-dozen states or so that will decide the outcome of the election.

“Interviews with 11 voters who swung from former President Trump in 2016 to President Biden in 2020 suggest the security of access to abortion will determine who they support in November,” per Axios.

This comes after Arizona’s state Supreme Court ruling that permits enforcement of an 1864 law effectively banning abortion in the state. Trump has said he thinks states should decide on the issue and later said he wouldn’t sign a national abortion ban.


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