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Russia, China Secure Nearly Half-Trillion-Dollar Gas Deal

Russia, China Secure Nearly Half-Trillion-Dollar Gas DealIn an agreement reminiscent of the early days of the Cold War, Russia has agreed to supply China with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of natural gas via a pipeline from Siberia pipeline to begin pumping in four years.

Global Temperatures Tied Record High Last Month

Global Temperatures Tied Record High Last MonthWorldwide temperatures were once again above normal last month, tying the record for the hottest April set back in 2010.

In China, Anger At U.S. Hacking Charges — And Claims Of Hypocrisy

In China, Anger At U.S. Hacking Charges — And Claims Of HypocrisyChina says U.S. charges against five Chinese military officials for allegedly hacking into American computers amount to hypocrisy, citing U.S. surveillance and wiretapping.

Chipotle Tells Its Customers Not To Bring Guns To Its Restaurants

Chipotle Tells Its Customers Not To Bring Guns To Its RestaurantsChipotle Mexican Grill, the fast food chain, is asking its customers not to bring guns into its restaurants.

MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.

MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus appears to have jumped from one human to another for the first time in United States.

California Wildfires: Death Reported; More Evacuations Ordered

California Wildfires: Death Reported; More Evacuations OrderedWildfires have burned more than 10,000 acres of brush land and caused at least one death in San Diego County. Evacuations have continued in areas such as San Marcos, where thousands were told to leave their homes Thursday.

Tropical Storms Hitting Peak Strength Nearer Poles, Study Says

Tropical Storms Hitting Peak Strength Nearer Poles, Study SaysTropical storms are migrating out of the tropics, reaching their peak intensity in higher latitudes, where larger populations are concentrated, a new NOAA-led study published in the journal Nature says.

Death Toll Passes 200 In Turkish Coal Mine Explosion

Death Toll Passes 200 In Turkish Coal Mine ExplosionAt least 232 people were killed by an explosion in a coal mine in Turkey, and officials say hundreds more are still missing. Efforts to rescue any workers who survived far below the earth's surface are being complicated by a fire in the mine.

State Spots In Preschool Declining, Report Finds

State Spots In Preschool Declining, Report FindsPublic preschool enrollment fell slightly last year, according to a report released today by researchers at Rutgers University.

Christopher Columbus Ship The Santa Maria May Have Been Found

Christopher Columbus Ship The Santa Maria May Have Been FoundIt's been missing for more than 500 years. But now there are reports that the Santa Maria, the largest ship among the trio that made Christopher Columbus' first expedition to North America, may be found.