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Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Fearing they could be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that’s home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to team resources with neighboring counties and the state ahead of events next month tied to the “Storm Area 51” internet drive.
News >  Crime/Public Safety

Crash on S.R. 27 closes road, railway

A one-car crash and downed power lines on State Route 27 south of Spokane shut down the highway on Tuesday. No one was injured. The crash, near the intersection of SR 27 and Jackson Road about 30 miles south of Spokane, caused a car to land near railroad tracks at about 11:25 a.m., according to a tweet from Spokane County Fire District 8.

News >  World

UK, EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy Tuesday by entrenching themselves deeper in their irreconcilable positions.
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Police kill man who held bus passengers hostage in Rio

Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff broadcast live on television.
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Russia restarts sharing radiation data, big questions linger

Russia has resumed sharing data from radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, an nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday, while an American expert said the fact that more than one Russian site went offline at the same time suggests it was not the work of Mother Nature.

Earth’s future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

This is where Earth’s refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what’s happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it “the end of the planet.”
News >  Nation

New York, 2 other states sue over Trump immigration rule

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont sued the federal government Tuesday over new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, SNAP and housing vouchers.