Oil Futures Settle Nearly 4% Higher

Rockies vs. Dodgers live blog: Real-time updates from Colorado’s opening day game at Coors Field – The Denver Post

Live updates, tweets, photos, analysis and more from the Colorado Rockies game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field in Denver on April 1, 2021.

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Myanmar junta orders shutdown of wireless Internet services, says telecoms company

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s military junta has ordered Internet service providers to shut down the country’s wireless services, telecommunications company Ooredoo said.

“Only fibre line will be working starting from tomorrow,” the company told AFP.

“We got instructions from the authorities recently.”

Few people in Myanmar have access to such hard-line Internet services.

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Man facing murder charge after serious assault in Taupō

A 34-year-old has been charged with murder after a man was seriously assaulted and died in Taupō.

Police said they were called to the attack on the man at Arthur Cr just after 11pm yesterday.

He subsequently died, police said.

A homicide investigation has been launched with police speaking to witnesses and examining the scene.

“A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder,” police said.

“He will appear in the Rotorua District Court on Saturday April 3, 2021.”

The DOJ is investigating if Matt Gaetz misused campaign money to fund travel

  • The DOJ is reportedly investigating if Matt Gaetz used campaign funds to pay for travel.
  • The scrutiny is part of a broader investigation into whether Gaetz broke federal sex trafficking laws.
  • Gaetz denies the allegations and said they’re part of an elaborate scheme to extort his family.
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The Justice Department is investigating whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz misused campaign funds to pay for travel and other expenses, CNN’s Evan Perez reported on Thursday.

The scrutiny comes as part of a broader investigation into if Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old in 2019 and paid for her travel, which would violate federal sex trafficking laws.

News of the inquiry first broke on Tuesday, when The New York Times reported that the Justice Department has been looking into Gaetz for months. Federal prosecutors are said to have launched the investigation late last summer, during the Trump administration and while Attorney General Bill Barr led the department. Barr and other senior Trump appointees were briefed on the probe and greenlit it, The Times reported.

After the story broke, Gaetz went on a Twitter and media blitz, alleging that the investigation into him was part of an elaborate plot to extort his family for $25 million.

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Oil Futures Settle Nearly 4% Higher

Crude oil prices moved sharply higher on Thursday, supported by news that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and their allies, including Russia and Kazakhstan, have agreed to incremental increases in crude production for three months starting in May.

West Texas Intermediate Crude oil futures for May ended higher by $2.29 or about 3.9% at $61.45 a barrel. Brent crude futures were up $1.93 or 3.1% at $64.67 a barrel.

Investors were also reacting to the EIA inventory data and the announcement of U.S. President Joe Biden’s vast infrastructure plan that includes investments in roads, railways, broadband, clean energy and semiconductor manufacturing.

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said in a press conference that OPEC+ will raise daily oil production by 350,000 barrels in May, 350,000 barrels in June and by 441,000 barrels in July.

Traders were also weighing the data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration that said domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 14 billion cubic feet for the week ended March 26. That compares with an average increase of 19 billion cubic feet forecast by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts.