The Daily Populous

Thursday February 9th, 2023 evening edition

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WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has charged a neo-Nazi leader and his associate with plotting to attack Baltimore's power grid, a plan the FBI thwarted with the help of a confidential informant.

At the time of his arrest, he was still on supervised release, according to the FBI.

The FBI on Monday alleged the plot was racially motivated but did not provide details.

During his interview with the FBI, Arthurs said his fellow roommates were plotting to attack U.S. infrastructure, including power lines in Florida.

Thomas Sobocinski, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Baltimore office, said the FBI was not aware of any links between the two people arrested in the alleged Baltimore plot and attacks elsewhere on electrical infrastructure.

Duke Energy Corp (DUK.N), which provided power to the area, said at the time a total of 45,000 people had lost power.

The FBI also investigated shots fired near a power facility in South Carolina days later. »

American Cars Are Getting Too Big For Parking Spaces

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This approach to designing parking spaces has historically served the parking industry well, ensuring space sizes accommodate the vast majority of American cars and leaving about 20 inches of space for people to open their doors and maneuver on either side.

Increasingly, cars are too big for parking spaces, especially in parking garages and other paid parking lots where developers pay close attention to space size.

While there is no uniform law covering all of the U.S.’s parking spaces, there are design standards that are relatively consistent across the country. »

Russian diplomats in EU: unpaid wages, low morale

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But the bigger morale drain is because the Russian foreign ministry no longer does foreign policy, making diplomats feel irrelevant, EFIS said.

"Russian diplomats were also kept in the dark about [Russian president Vladimir] Putin's plans to attack Ukraine," its report said.

But Russian influence operations in Europe go beyond its flagging diplomacy, EFIS noted in its report, referring to Russian espionage and to Russian Orthodox Church outreach activities. »

Ex-Ubisoft devs lead Krafton's new AAA studio in Montreal

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PUBG developer and publisher Krafton has opened its first Canadian studio, can reveal, with the unveiling of Krafton Montreal.

Currently employing 12 staff, the team hopes to grow to 150 people within the next three years, adding another AAA studio to the already competitive Montreal development scene.

After a meeting with management in South Korea, he became the first member of the Krafton Montreal team and work on recruiting more experienced developers began. »