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May 28, 2015

Theft of copper cable causes major disruption on NYC subways

Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said. The theft of 500 feet (150 meters) of cable forced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to suspend train service entirely ...

May 28, 2015

English foxes safe for now as Cameron backs down

English foxes won a temporary respite after Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise to repeal a ban on hunting them failed to make it into his program outlined in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals voiced ...

More than four espressos a day can harm health: EU

May 28, 2015

More than four espressos a day can harm health: EU

Drinking the caffeine equivalent of more than four espressos a day is harmful to health, especially for minors and pregnant women, the EU food safety agency said on Wednesday. “It is the first time that the risks from caffeine from all dietary sources have ...

May 28, 2015

U.S. expands protection for streams, water supply

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled expanded safeguards Wednesday for streams and wetlands that supply drinking water to more than 100 million people. The EPA said it had finalized rules to better ensure that U.S. water protection is “precisely defined and predictably determined.” Approximately ...

Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19

May 28, 2015

Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19

Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing. More rain fell on the hard-hit Houston area, temporarily ...