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The magnitude-7.8 earthquake — and aftershocks — that have devastated Katmandu and other parts of Nepal is something that experts have long seen coming. Katmandu sits on one of the most seismically active areas of the world. Compounding the problem for the capital city are poor construction standards and a growing population. Saturday’s earthquake — which left more than 2,400 dead in Katmandu, as well as dozens more on Mount Everest and in nearby India, Pakistan and Tibet — the most devastating to hit Nepal in 80 years.
When your credit card is lost or stolen you want to shut it down right away to prevent fraudulent transactions but what about all those times when you simply misplaced the card? Discover Card has introduced a new security feature called, ‘Freeze It.” You just throw the switch to “off” using the mobile app, via the website or by calling – and in seconds it’s off. This prevents new purchases, cash advances and balance transfers until the card is turned back on. Positive Prep
Wind-powered vehicles approved for some Wash. ocean beaches ––State park officials are allowing wind-powered vehicles such as kite buggies on state-managed ocean beaches in southwest Washington. Park planner Randy Kline says the new rules were finalized on Thursday and will take effect May 25. Three-wheeled buggies pulled by a kite or a sail and other wind-powered vehicles will be able to use stretches of beaches in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties.
Joe Mauer hit a two-run triple with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins over the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Sunday.