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California quakes left a crack in the Earth so big it can be seen from space

California quakes left a crack in the Earth so big it can be seen from spaceSatellite images show a massive rupture in the Earth's surface left behind by the two earthquakes that rocked southern California last week.



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California earthquake: 7.1 magnitude quake created crack so big it can be seen in satellite images

California earthquake: 7.1 magnitude quake created crack so big it can be seen in satellite imagesThe earthquake that recently shook residents of California, was powerful enough to leave a crack visible in satellite images.As people in southern California communities such as Ridgecrest, continued to clear up from two of the biggest earthquakes in decades, scientists revealed the quake had left large cracks in some locations.“Ridgecrest earthquake before (4th July) & after (6th July) images from Doves, clearly showing surface rupture,” tweeted Will Marshall, the CEO and founder of Planet Labs, referring to one of the company’s satellites.The San Francisco-based company says its mission is to continuously monitor the entirety of the planet. “With 150+ satellites in orbit, Planet is able to image anywhere on earth daily at 3 metre and 72 centimetre resolution,” says its website. “Monitor your areas of interest, discover patterns, and deliver timely insights.”Saturday’s quake, with a magnitude of 7.1, jolted much of California, cracked buildings, set fires, broke roads and caused several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue, according to reports.The epicentre was close to the city of Ridgecrest, about 140 miles north east of Los Angeles.The quake – preceded by Thursday’s 6.4-magnitude temblor in the Mojave Desert, was the largest in southern California for at least 20 years.> Ridgecrest Earthquake before (4th July) & after (6th July) images from Doves, clearly showing surface rupture. Thx @rsimmon @PlanetLabs @USGS RT @USGSBigQuakes Prelim M7.1 Earthquake 35.767, -117.605 Jul-06 03:19 UTC, updates t.co/waWvmvQZ88 pic.twitter.com/cUNxdMazum> > — Will Marshall (@Will4Planet) > > July 7, 2019It was followed by a series of large and small aftershocks, including a handful above magnitude 5.0.On Monday, officials said it could be several more days before water service was restored to the desert town of Trona, where officials trucked in portable toilets and showers. Ten residences in Trona were listed as uninhabitable and officials expected that number to rise as inspectors complete more surveys of the area.California is spending more than $ 16m to instal thousands of quake-detecting sensors statewide that officials say will give utilities and trains precious seconds to shut down before the shaking starts. Governor Gavin Newsom said it was time for residents to help, by mapping out emergency escape routes and preparing earthquake kits with food, water, lights and other necessities. “It is a wake-up call for the rest of the state and other parts of the nation, frankly,” he said.Additional reporting by Associated Press



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W. House hopeful Biden's son held at gunpoint during crack buy: report

W. House hopeful Biden's son held at gunpoint during crack buy: reportHunter Biden, the son of former US vice president Joe Biden, admitted to being held at gunpoint while trying to buy crack cocaine, according to an article published Monday in The New Yorker. Joe Biden, the current frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has repeatedly faced family tragedy during his decades in public office. After approaching a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles in 2016, “Hunter said that the man took him to a nearby homeless encampment, where, in a narrow passageway between tents, someone put a gun to his head before realizing that he was a buyer,” the article says.



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Investigators crack cold case murder of South Dakota woman

Investigators crack cold case murder of South Dakota womanThe murder of a pharmacist who was raped and strangled in her home in a South Dakota city more than half a century ago has been solved with the use of DNA technology and genealogy databases, police said. Investigators believe Eugene Carroll Field killed 60-year-old Gwen Miller in 1968 when he was a 25-year-old living in Rapid City, Detective Wayne Keefe said at a news conference Monday. It is “a little surreal” to finally identify the killer after 51 years and up to 5,000 hours of work, Keefe said.



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U.S. Charges Assange With Helping Manning Crack Password to Steal Classified Documents

U.S. Charges Assange With Helping Manning Crack Password to Steal Classified DocumentsReuters / Henry NichollsLONDON—The U.S. has charged Julian Assange with illegally helping Chelsea Manning crack a computer password to steal classified documents, the Justice Department said Thursday. Assange was dramatically dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London by British police early Thursday, where cops arrested him on one relatively minor charge of skipping bail in 2012 over rape charges in Sweden, and then later arrested him for a second time on an extradition warrant on behalf of U.S. authorities. Assange was found guilty of the bail charge.The Justice Department revealed that Assange the arrest was over a federal charge of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion” and relates to the Wikileaks founder's alleged role in what it calls “one of the largest compromises of classified information” in U.S. history.“The indictment alleges that in March 2010, Assange engaged in a conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, to assist Manning in cracking a password stored on U.S. Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network,” the Justice Department said in a statement.Manning has been in jail since March 3, when a federal judge found her in contempt for refusing to testify in front of the Alexandria, Virginia, grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. The grand jury has been probing the secret-spilling website since 2010 it started publishing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables Manning leaked to Assange.The Justice Department alleges that Assange helped Manning try to access computers under a username that didn't belong to her. The statement goes on to say that, once Manning gained access to the system, Assange repeatedly encouraged her to share more and more information.“During an exchange, Manning told Assange that ‘after this upload, that’s all I really have got left,’” the Justice Department claimed. “To which Assange replied, ‘curious eyes never run dry in my experience.’”Any extradition may take some time. The British government released its own statement on Assange earlier in the day in which it made clear anyone who's being extradited will be given the opportunity to appeal to the government, then to the country's High Court.It also said that British judges have the power to decide whether or not extradition would breach an individual’s human rights, or whether their health makes it “unjust or oppressive” to extradite them.Assange arrived at a court in London Thursday afternoon, three hours after he was hauled out of the place he called home for nearly seven years. He was found guilty on the relatively minor bail charge—for which he could serve twelve months in prison—and was told he would face a hearing on the extradition warrant in just four weeks.Read more at The Daily Beast.



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Singapore Isn’t Waiting for Facebook to Crack Down on Fake News

Singapore Isn’t Waiting for Facebook to Crack Down on Fake News“There are a lot of falsehoods being propagated,” Singapore Law Minister K Shanmugam told reporters on Monday. The government’s move comes just days after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called for new global regulations for everything from hate speech online to privacy and data protection. While Facebook asked for regulators around the world to agree on standards for online content, governments like Singapore see the issue as serious enough that they need to take more immediate action.



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Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco's new $2B terminal

Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco's new $  2B terminalSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials shut down the city's celebrated new $ 2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center's public roof garden.



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Neighbor's Security Footage Helped Detectives Crack Mollie Tibbetts Case, Investigator Says

Neighbor's Security Footage Helped Detectives Crack Mollie Tibbetts Case, Investigator SaysBefore the security footage, suspect Cristhian Rivera wasn't on detectives' radar



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Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery

Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mysteryThe mystery of the sexual assault and murder of a US teenager in Washington state has been resolved 32 years after the crime thanks to a discarded napkin, DNA tests and genetic genealogy. Gary Hartman, 66, has been arrested and is scheduled to appear in court Monday on rape and murder charges in the case, which has long shocked the city of Tacoma, in the northwestern US state. It began on March 26, 1986, when 12-year-old Michella Welch disappeared while playing with her two young sisters at a park.



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Calls to crack down on Russian elites accused of laundering money through London real estate

Calls to crack down on Russian elites accused of laundering money through London real estateAfter a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in England, officials are looking to get tough on Russian elites close to President Vladimir Putin who are buying up posh London properties.



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