San Leandro: Attempted armed robbery suspect evades police after shooting

SAN LEANDRO — A man who tried to rob a convenience store with a gun fired a single shot at officers trying to arrest him and briefly threatened to commit suicide before managing to evade a perimeter Monday, authorities said. In a statement, police said officers responded to a call around 3:45 a.m. reporting the robbery attempt at 7-Eleven, 333 E. 14th St., and spoke to two people who said a man pointed a gun at them and demanding their belongings, but fled the store without taking anything. As officers spoke to the victims, they noticed the man, still holding a handgun with an extended magazine, across East 14th Street. Officers… Read More

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Fla. scrambles to prepare as Hurricane Ian churns toward coast

By Shannon Stapleton and Brendan O’Brien    TAMPA (Reuters) -Residents across Florida scrambled to place sandbags around their homes and stockpile emergency supplies on Monday, emptying store shelves as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge.    Ian’s path toward Florida forced the U.S. space agency NASA to roll its giant Artemis 1 moon rocket off its Cape Canaveral lauchpad after postponing the much-anticipated mission a third time.    Ian was a Category 2 hurricane as of Monday evening, packing winds over 100 miles per hour and expected to intensify before making landfall in Cuba. Forecasters said that once Ian left Cuba, the storm… Read More

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Russian Orthodox leader said Russian soldiers who die in the Ukraine war are committing a ‘sacrifice’ that ‘washes away all the sins’ as many citizens leave the country to avoid the draft

Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill I conducts Easter service at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on April 24, 2022. Sergei Vlasov/Russian Orthodox Church Press Service via AP Patriarch Kirill I said Russian soldiers who die in the war will be absolved of “sins.” The Sunday sermin came days after Russia announced the mobilization of 300,000 troops. Kirill is known to support Russian President Vladimir Putin and the invasion of Ukraine. The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church compared dying in the war against Ukraine to an act of “sacrifice” and that doing so absolved soldiers of their “sins.” Patriarch Kirill I made his remarks on Sunday, days… Read More

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Excellent CX requires proper organizational structure and team setup

Sometimes companies can get in their own way of delivering great customer experience (CX). Many companies organized in a product- or channel-centric way, hampering their ability to foster good CX. Do you work in the Marketing, Media & Advertising industry? Get business insights on the latest tech innovations, market trends, and your competitors with data-driven research. The following is a preview of one Media, Advertising, and Marketing report, Customer Experience 2021. You can purchase this report here. Critical as it is, customer experience (CX) wouldn’t offer competitive differentiation if every brand was successful at delivering strong CX—and sometimes companies can get in their own way. For one, many are organized… Read More

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NASA crashes DART spacecraft into an asteroid, testing a tactic to bump space rocks away from Earth

An illustration of the DART spacecraft firing its NEXT–C ion engine. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL NASA deliberately crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday. It’s a test, in case NASA has to deflect a dangerous asteroid headed toward Earth in the future. There is no risk of that happening anytime soon, but experts say we need to be prepared.  NASA purposefully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday, in a first-of-its-kind test to learn how to defend the planet against rogue space rocks. The experiment should tell us whether hurtling a spacecraft at high speeds into an asteroid is a viable strategy to deflect it. There are no asteroids… Read More

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NASA just crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid to see what would happen

The surface of Dimorphos moments before the DART spacecraft slammed into it. | NASA A NASA spacecraft slammed into the surface of a distant asteroid at 7:14PM ET on Monday night, the climax of the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). An hour before impact, the target asteroid, Dimorphos, wasn’t even visible in the images from the spacecraft. In some of the early images sent back to Earth, even Dimorphos’ larger companion Didymos, looked like a single speck against a sea of black. The DART spacecraft was moving at 14,000 miles per hour, and details quickly came into view. Viewers on Earth saw the rough surface of Didymos zip by… Read More

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BYU football: Cougars’ injury update Monday includes good news, bad news

BYU receiver Gunner Romney fights to get away form UAB safety Dy’jonn Turner in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. Romney is hopeful of playing in Thursday’s game against Utah State. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News When he got a question about his team’s health issues Monday during his weekly press briefing, BYU coach Kalani Sitake jokingly said he needed to take out his stethoscope and channel his inner doctor. A few hours later, the mother of one of his players delivered the news a lot of BYU fans have been waiting to hear after Sitake and offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick hinted at it earlier… Read More

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What are the anti-government and pro-government protests in Iran?

Demonstrators hold placards outside the Iranian Embassy in London, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. They were protesting against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in Iran while in police custody, who was arrested by Iran’s morality police for allegedly violating its strictly-enforced dress code. Alastair Grant, Associated Press Protests supporting Iran erupted in more than 80 cities worldwide. Iranians are protesting the end to the Islamic Republic’s rule after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was taken into “morality police” custody for allegedly wearing a loose hijab, breaking strict morality rules. She died while in custody, and witnesses of the incident claim the police killed her. At least 41… Read More

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Maybe We Won’t End Up Like the Dinosaurs

The space probe came barreling in at thousands of miles per hour, its mechanical eyes locked on its target—an asteroid named Dimorphos. About an hour out, the asteroid looked to the probe’s cameras like nothing more than a faint speck in the darkness of space, slightly larger than a single pixel on your screen. A few minutes out, it began to look distinctly asteroid-like, lumpy and gray. Three seconds out, the asteroid filled the whole view—bright and beautiful, the landscape so rich with texture that you could almost feel the craggy rock against your fingertips. And then, nothing. The spacecraft crashed into the asteroid, its fancy cameras and all the… Read More

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