rubycodez writes: Seismic activity has been detected in North Korea, with the signature of a man-made underground nuclear explosion at a depth of one kilometer. South Korea estimate the yield at six to seven kilotons TNT equivalent.
WolfeCanada writes: North Korea apparently conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, strongly indicated by an "explosion-like" earthquake that monitoring agencies around the globe said appeared to be unnatural.
WolfeCanada writes: NBC has reportedly pulled the plug on its longrunning legal series, 'Law & Order,' Deadline is reporting. Sources for the online news site claim the decision was made due to NBC's upcoming development slate and 'Law & Order''s sagging ratings, which have been weak all season. According to an updated report from the NY Times' Media Decoder blog, producer Dick Wolf's production company broke the news to castmembers and crew via telephone this afternoon. If confirmed, 'Law & Order' would end after 20 seasons on NBC, thus preventing it from breaking the record set by 'Gunsmoke' as the longest-running drama in television history.
NBC declined to comment on the story, though insider sources claim the network and Wolf are "still having conversations" about the show's future. As previously reported, the fate of 'Law & Order' was called into question in March over contract disputes with its cable partner, TNT. On the bright side, Deadline is also reporting that the latest 'L&O' spinoff, 'Law & Order: Los Angeles,' will premiere next season, though, again, no official word has been made.