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Source: CTV

Largest oil spill in N.L. history impossible to clean up: regulatory board

Today 19:07 GMT

It's now impossible to clean up Newfoundland's largest-ever oil spill that leaked into the ocean last week, according to the regulatory board that oversees the province's offshore activities.

Scott Tessier, chief executive of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, said no oil sheens were spotted on the water on Monday or Tuesday, meaning the oil has likely broken down to the point that it cannot be cleaned up.

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Source: Fox News

Paradise once had main road with 4 lanes of traffic, but reduced to 2 over safety fears: report

Today 19:06 GMT

The California wildfire, which ravaged the Sierra Nevada foothill town of Paradise, has prompted new scrutiny on evacuation efforts as thousands of residents fleeing the flames found themselves stuck in traffic – the same situation a decade ago that led officials to expand the main evacuation route, before eventually reducing the travel lanes, a report said.

Six years later the city reduced the lanes from four to two, citing safety concerns from residents and business who argued the road, dubbed the “expressway,” sent speeding cars through the town and posed a threat to pedestrians and commerce, the paper reported.

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Source: CBS News

NASA reportedly to probe SpaceX safety and drug-free policy after Elon Musk appears to smoke marijuana

Today 11:45 GMT

The review was "prompted by the recent behavior of SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk, according to three officials with knowledge of the probe, after he took a hit of marijuana and sipped whiskey on a podcast streamed on the Internet," said the Washington Post, which first reported on the story. NASA declined to comment on the allegations, but confirmed the review would start next year as the agency focuses "on safe and successful commercial crew missions" to the International Space Station.

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Source: Common Domain

Lion Air Crash Probe Eyes Sensor Hazards Stretching Back Years

Tuesday 08:04 GMT

Aviators around the globe have long recognized potential hazards of malfunctioning flight-control sensors similar to the one implicated in last month’s Lion Air jet crash.

Investigators have said publicly this is what they believe occurred on Lion Air Flight 610, because some apparent problem with the sensor system incorrectly indicated the plane was on an excessively steep climb at a relatively slow speed.

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Source: Fox News

Man finds engagement ring in rubble after California Camp Fire destroys home

Monday 20:00 GMT

Nick Maes was planning to propose to his girlfriend of two years, Shastina Hughes, before the deadly California Camp Fire devastated Butte County.

Though the wildfire completely destroyed Maes’ parents' Paradise home, the 26-year-old did not want to give up on the ring and decided to go back to the house to search through the debris for the safe he had stored it in. “I knew he was going up there and was probably going to be on the local news,” the 35-year-old Hughes said to Yahoo Lifestyle, “but I had no idea what he was really looking for.”


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