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L.A. at risk

LOS ANGELES—A study by NASA and university researchers finds there’s a 99.9 percent probability of a magnitude 5.0 or greater earthquake within three years in an area of greater Los Angeles, where a moderate temblor occurred last year.

Kremlin-controlled TV airs ‘secret’ plans for new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said plans for a new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo shown on Kremlin-controlled television were secret and should never have been aired.

NTV and Channel One showed a large document ‚Äî filmed over a military officer’s shoulder during a meeting with Putin ‚Äî with drawings and details of a weapons system called Status-6.

Venus twin a real sizzler

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—There’s a new rocky Earth-size planet on our galactic block—and it’s a sizzler.

Astrophysicists yesterday revealed the newfound world, which is named GJ 1132b after the small nearby star that it orbits.

Even though the mercury can hit 450 degrees F on this planet, it’s cool enough to have a thick Venus-like atmosphere.

Diamond sets record

GENEVA—An exceptionally-large blue diamond sold yesterday for 48.6 million Swiss francs ($48.5 million)—a new record price for any jewel at auction, Sotheby’s said.

It culminated two Geneva auctions in which a convicted Hong Kong tycoon on both times bought a rare coloured diamond to honour his daughter.

OT turnover costly for Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif.—After Ryan Getzlaf inexplicably left the puck sitting at the Arizona blueline in overtime, Mikkel Boedker gratefully accepted the gift and exchanged it for a big road win for his Coyotes.

Boedker scored on a breakaway 1:18 into OT after an atrocious turnover by the Ducks’ captain as the Coyotes snapped Anaheim’s four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory last night.