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$90M worth of liquid meth found in semi-truck fuel tank in Harnett County

$  90M worth of liquid meth found in semi-truck fuel tank in Harnett CountyInvestigators seized a semi-truck truck on Saturday that had $ 90.8 million worth of liquid methamphetamine in the driver's side fuel tank.



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How to Get the Best Fuel Economy Now

How to Get the Best Fuel Economy NowMotorists face rising gasoline prices as the summer travel season gets underway, so fuel efficiency is as important as ever. CR has gathered its best test-based tips and techniques for getting th…



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EPA and California set to clash over federal fuel standards

EPA and California set to clash over federal fuel standardsThe Environmental Protection Agency is expected to roll back fuel efficiency standards, but California, which sets the toughest standards in the country, has pledged to defend the current guidelines.



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Emergency fuel shutoff was tripped before NY helicopter fatal crash: pilot

Emergency fuel shutoff was tripped before NY helicopter fatal crash: pilotAn emergency fuel shut-off switch had been accidentally tripped moments before a fatal crash of a helicopter in New York’s East River on March 11, a pilot told the National Transportation Safety Board in a preliminary report released Monday. The Eurocopter AS350 chartered by Liberty Helicopters of New Jersey crashed, killing all five passengers after a private photo shoot trip over New York City. The pilot, who escaped, also told the NTSB that the engine trouble started shortly after a passenger slid across the seat and leaned back to take a picture.



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New York helicopter crash: Five killed in East River accident reportedly due to accidental fuel shut off

New York helicopter crash: Five killed in East River accident reportedly due to accidental fuel shut offFive people are dead after a chartered helicopter crashed into New York’s East River, and federal agencies are investigating the incident. The helicopter’s pilot – the only survivor after the helicopter crashed into the chilly waters that separate Manhattan and Brooklyn – told investigators that the incident may have been caused by a passenger’s piece of luggage. The helicopter is owned by Liberty Helicopters, and was chartered for a private photo shoot when it went down.



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AP source: Bag may have hit fuel switch before chopper crash

AP source: Bag may have hit fuel switch before chopper crashNEW YORK (AP) — A pilot who survived a helicopter crash that killed his five passengers told authorities he believed a passenger's bag might have hit an emergency fuel shutoff switch in the moments before the chopper went down, a federal official told The Associated Press on Monday.



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Trump tariffs fuel sell-off in steel and aluminium firms

Trump tariffs fuel sell-off in steel and aluminium firmsSteel and aluminium producers across Asia sank Friday on news of Donald Trump’s controversial tariffs, though some analysts said the long-term effects on the sector might not be as bad as thought. The president said Thursday he would slap levies of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports, delivering an election campaign promise to put “America First” and protect US jobs from what he claims are unfair trade practices. The announcement has been met with fury across the world — even from those in his own Republican Party — with warnings it could spark a painful global trade war, sparking a sell-off on equity markets already on edge over fears of rising US interest rates.



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From paper to fuel, North Koreans endure widespread shortages as sanctions take their toll 

From paper to fuel, North Koreans endure widespread shortages as sanctions take their toll There are growing indications that international sanctions are taking a toll in North Korea, with even paper for the country's main publication running short. In additional to the problems facing the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper that serves as the mouthpiece of the regime, Pyongyang’s hard currency reserves are expected to dry up by October, the trade deficit is continuing to widen, and food and fuel are in increasingly short supply.  The head of South Korea’s parliamentary intelligence committee briefed politicians this week on the state of the North’s finances, which have been seriously affected by the freezing of the regime’s accounts overseas and a ban on virtually all exports. Kang Seok-ho, a politician of the opposition Liberty Korea Party, later told Yonhap news that it is clear that the sanctions are having an effect and that Pyongyang’s new-found desire for détente with the South is a direct result of the hardships it faces. Reports from the North are already describing the shortages facing ordinary people as the new “arduous march”, a reference to the famine in the mid-1990s that claimed as many as 3.5 million lives. What is Junche? | North Koreas official state ideology The Chosun Ilbo newspaper has reported that two of the main energy plants that provide power to Pyongyang have been shut down for 10 days so far this year, resulting in shortages and blackouts in parts of the capital.   Coal mines are unable to operate at full capacity due to the shortage of fuel, while any coal that is mined cannot be transported. Imports of coke from China have also been halted, meaning that even the elite of North Korean society are having to put up with no power or heating. Food rations have been cut by half and there is virtually no white rice available and the price of cooking oil has also soared. The print run of the Rodong Sinmun has been cut from 600,000 copies a day to just 200,000 newspapers and home deliveries have been cancelled, the Chosun Ilbo reported. North Korea Imports exports The recent visit to South Korea by a delegation from Pyongyang to the opening of the Winter Olympic Games also inadvertently revealed that North Korean has been cut off from the global satellite communications network for air traffic controllers after it defaulted on payments eight months ago.   Air traffic controllers at Pyongyang’s Sunan International Airport were forced to use a conventional telephone line to inform their counterparts at Incheon International Airport that the flight had departed. Still resisting the international community’s pressure to get rid of its nuclear arsenal and intercontinental ballistic missiles, however, North Korea is going to ever-greater lengths to obtain the money and materiel that it needs to survive. North Korea war puff Chinese and Japanese authorities are cracking down on reports of vessels carrying out illegal ship-to-ship transfers of goods and fuel in the East China Sea, while defectors in South Korea are suddenly receiving messages to send money to the North if they want their relatives they left behind to remain safe.   One defector has said a video was posted on a North Korean propaganda website criticising his escape and threatening his family. In a subsequent phone call, he was told his family was “begging” him to send them 10 million won (£6,650). Others have used middlemen in China to buy rice and send to their relatives in the North, although it is assumed that the money or food does not reach its intended destination.



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Rising exports, Turkish tanks fuel German arms sales debate

Rising exports, Turkish tanks fuel German arms sales debateBERLIN (AP) — The German government fired back Wednesday at critics of its arms export policies, insisting that it takes great care not to approve the sale of weapons to countries that abuse human rights.



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Study: Young male migrants fuel rise in violence in Germany

Study: Young male migrants fuel rise in violence in GermanyBERLIN (AP) — The recent influx of mostly young, male migrants into Germany has led to an increase in violent crime in the country, according to a government-funded study published Wednesday.



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