For residents living next to the naval testing range on Russia's White Sea coast, weapons tests come with the territory: you get used to them. People near the Nyonoksa site, and residents of the nearby shipbuilding city of Severodvinsk, say they're used to getting reasonable information from civilian and military authorities about when tests are happening and whether people must leave the village closest to the site. One week after an explosion killed at least five people and sent locals scrambling for Geiger counters, there is still no definitive explanation about what happened at the range where Russia's Northern Fleet has tested weaponry for decades. Conflicting statements from the Defense Ministry, regional authorities, emergency situations officials, and meteorologists have left a vacuum of reliable information -- and rumor, speculation, and suspicion have filled the void. An evacuation order for Nyonoksa's residents issued early in the morning of August 13 -- in connection with "planned military activities" -- that was called off several hours later added to the doubts. Officials "weren't looking out for our interests. There was no sort of warning from law enforcement, emergency officials. For days, social-media sites and chat rooms have been flooded with complaints and discussions from people in Nyonoksa, Severodvinsk, and Arkhangelsk. Some have posted photographs of their Geiger counters' readings from the day of the mishap and after. Close all windows and doors today.
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This is difficult. Click to download the MyTeams App for the latest Cubs news and analysis. The Cubs traveled to Cincinnati Monday morning for their first road trip of the game season, a rare day-of-game travel schedule meant to reduce the length of their hotel stay and generally limit exposure risk. He also said the team discussed taking even greater safety steps for games in the wake of Monday's news, including wearing masks on the bases and in the field. Case in point: Kris Bryant immediately put on a mask when he reached first after being hit by a pitch leading off the game. After taking ground balls and batting practice in pregame Saturday, Kris Bryant is back in the starting lineup, leading off and playing third base. All good," manager David Ross said Saturday. Seems to be ready to go.
Facebook riles tiny Oregon coast town with plan for undersea cable. Locals in coastal Tierra del Mar are trying to stop Facebook from using property in their quiet community to build a landing spot for an ultra high-speed, undersea cable connecting America with Asia. Representatives of the social media giant say Tierra del Mar is one of the few places on the U. West Coast suitable for the cable, which will feature the latest fiber optic technologies. It will link multiple U. But locals say vibrations from drilling to bring the submarine cable ashore in this village of some houses might damage home foundations and septic systems. They also point out that Tierra del Mar, arrayed along a pristine beach, is zoned residential.