Moderate earthquake widely felt throughout central Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A moderate earthquake Thursday was widely felt throughout the central portion of Alaska, including the state’s largest city, nearly 200 miles (322 kilometers) away from the epicenter.
The Alaska Earthquake Center says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, and was located at a depth of about 48 miles (78 kilometers).
The quake, which was recorded at 9:10 a.m. AKDT, was centered about 25 miles (41 kilometers) southeast of Denali National Park and Preserve. The park entrance is about 240 miles north of Anchorage.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The National Tsunami Warning Center says a tsunami was not expected.
Breaking down Phillip Adams’ NFL career: ‘I think the football messed him up,’ says Adams’ father
Former NFL player Phillip Adams is suspected of killing five people Wednesday in Rock Hill, South Carolina, before later taking his life, according to the Associated Press.
In an interview Thursday morning with Charlotte, North Carolina, TV station WCNC, Alonzo Adams, whom WCNC identified as Phillip Adams' father, told a reporter that his son "was a good kid. I think the football messed him up."
The York County Sheriff's office said the victims had been shot. The county coroner's office identified the victims as Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, Barbara Lesslie, 69, and grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5. Police said James Lewis, 38, who was working at the family's home, was found dead outside. In a news conference, a sheriff's spokesperson said a sixth person was hurt and hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
During his interview with WCNC, Alonzo Adams added that they were praying for the family. He added about his son, "He didn't talk much and he didn't bother nobody."
The U.S. is facing a lithium-ion battery shortage as electric vehicle production ramps up
As automakers continue to grapple with a semiconductor shortage, some experts say the next supply chain crisis for the U.S. could involve lithium-ion batteries.
As companies like GM, Ford and a slew of start-ups ramp up their electric vehicle ambitions, current battery production in the U.S. won't be able to keep up with demand.
Though the U.S. has a handful of large-scale battery manufacturing facilities, including Tesla's Gigafactory that operates in partnership with Panasonic, a trade dispute between two Korean battery makers, LG Chem and SK Innovation, threatens the future of a new battery factory in Georgia.
Watch the video to learn why the U.S. has fallen behind China and Europe, and what needs to happen in order to avoid a bottleneck in EV production.
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The White House is putting a big focus on the semiconductor chip shortage
- The ongoing semiconductor shortage is being closely followed by the White House.
- National security adviser Jake Sullivan and National Economic Council director Brian Deese will lead a meeting on the issue next week.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration has put a big focus on addressing an ongoing shortage of semiconductors that are used in a range of devices from cars to computers, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday.
She said national security adviser Jake Sullivan and National Economic Council director Brian Deese would lead a meeting on the issue next week as part of the ongoing efforts.
“I wouldn’t say I’m predicting an outcome or an announcement immediately coming out of it,” Psaki said, referring to the April 12 meeting.
(Reporting by Steve Holland and Andrea Shalal, Editing by Franklin Paul)
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Police evacuating downtown Boulder following reported bomb threats – The Denver Post
Boulder police have evacuated Pearl Street and are ordering nearby businesses to shelter in place due to reports of a bomb threat, according to police radio traffic.
Police are working on evacuating pedestrians off of the Pearl Street Mall and are closing roads surrounding the downtown area.
According to police radio traffic, the bomb squad has been called to the scene.
This story will be updated.
George Floyd showed signs of a brain injury 4 minutes before Derek Chauvin lifted his knee, a doctor testifies.
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