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BREAKING: IPS Buys Tampa Armature Works

Here's what we're reading this week.

In breaking news, IPS (Integrated Power Services) announced today that it is buying Tampa Armature Works. Members of the electromechanical industry will recognize both names as staples over the years. IPS continues its streak of acquisitions, this time adding one of the most prestigious names in the industry. With so much breaking news going on globally, here's our latest edition of What We're Reading:

Renewable novelties in big places. Delhi, India is the world's most polluted capital city. Here's how a novel fungi-based treatment might improve conditions. By Kamala Thiagarajan for BBC's Future Planet series (4/4)

Defense Against the Dark Carts. The Transformers and Harry Potter rides at Universal Studios Hollywood were halted by a power outage April 8. Officials cited a "brief power dip" associated with utility So Cal Edison. From TravelMole (4/8)

Trouble at Hogwarts: A Harry Potter-themed ride at Universal Orlando was stalled due to a mechanical issue.—FOX59 Orlando photo

Life During Wartime. The U.S. government pledged $800 million in heavier artillery to Ukraine, citing manufacturers BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Huntington Ingalls, L3Harris, Boeing, Raytheon, and Northropp Grumman. By Patricia Zengerle, Idrees Ali, and Mike Stone for Reuters (4/13)

Meanwhile, two major tactical developments occurred this week as the Russian flagship Moskva was reportedly scuttled in the Black Sea, but Russia also claimed full control over the city of Mariupol.

Classiest dumpster dive ever? A Connecticut auto mechanic discovered millions of dollars worth of art in a dumpster behind a barn (from AP):

Subway shooting suspect arrested in Manhattan. The New York Police Department says it has apprehended a man believed to be responsible for the subway shooting in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Frank R. James, 62, "is accused of carrying out the attack that left at least 29 people injured, including 10 with gunshot wounds, after he donned a gas mask, threw smoke grenades and opened fire on a Manhattan-bound N train around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, authorities say," by Ryan W. Miller, Christine Fernando, and Kevin McCoy for USA Today.

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