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Sunday September 4th, 2022 night edition

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The logo of Mexican petroleum company Pemex is seen at a gas station in Mexico City August 28, 2014.

MEXICO CITY, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Satellites recorded another large methane leak at an offshore platform belonging to Mexico's Pemex in August, according to exclusive data shared with Reuters, even as pressure mounts on the state oil company to reduce these emissions.

Three satellites recorded images of methane plumes at the Ku-Maloob-Zaap oil field cluster in the Gulf of Mexico during six days between Aug 5 and Aug 29, said Itziar Irakulis-Loitxate, a scientist from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

During these days, some 44,064 tons of methane were released into the atmosphere from the Zaap oil field in another "ultraemission", Irakulis-Loitxate estimated.

Reuters was unable to determine the cause of the leak but experts have expressed concern over ailing infrastructure.

It comes after a peer-reviewed research paper in June, on which Irakulis-Loitxate was the lead author, uncovered a massive methane leak last December at the same oil field cluster, Mexico's largest by production volume.

The work is part of a wider study funded by the European Space Agency, in which scientists are working to detect and quantify human-made emissions from space. »

Man who stole plane in Mississippi charged with making terroristic threats

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A man who stole a plane and flew it over northern Mississippi after threatening to crash it into a Walmart faces charges of grand larceny and terroristic threats, authorities said Saturday.

Patterson did not have the experience to land and another pilot attempted to coach him through it.

The airplane drama unfolded as tens of thousands of college football fans were headed to north Mississippi for Saturday football games at the University of Mississippi in Oxford and Mississippi State University in Starkville. »

Parents & audience members stand up to protester trying to disrupt a drag story event

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During the protest, a man walked into the family-friendly children’s event at the Books Inc. store on Wednesday, chanting, “Shame on you!

It has become common for right-wingers to try and disrupt family-friendly drag events and accuse drag performers of “grooming” their children for molestation.

The children often enjoy the performers’ colorful costumes, and queer parents can feel accepted without fear of harassment from other audience members. »

Donald Trump has repeatedly called for lengthy jail sentences for those who he claimed mishandled classified information

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(CNN) Former President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for the lengthy jailing of opponents of his who he claimed mishandled classified materials.

"Any government employee who engaged in this kind of behavior would be barred from handling classified information," Trump said.

"Here's what he did: He released classified information, highly classified information and confidential information, all different categories," Trump said . »

The Callisto Protocol will get “full year of support” — update

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The Callisto Protocol might get new modes and DLC post-launch, with developer Striking Distance Studios planning to invest in the title as the beginning of a major, "expandable" franchise.

Will the Callisto Protocol be getting post-launch DLC?.

Let us know in the comments if you're more likely to check out The Callisto Protocol now that it has some longevity planned. »