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Track Radar of Tropical Storm

Track Radar of Tropical Storm A storm surge watch spread west to the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, and east to Navarre, Florida. After making landfall somewhere near Louisiana or Mississippi, Gordon will weaken but continue to move northwest. A Tropical Storm Gordon Twitter account even cropped up on Monday , personifying the terror so many people felt. A number of schools across Louisiana, Alabama, Flori... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court nominee dodges questions on Trump's presidential power

Supreme Court nominee dodges questions on Trump's presidential power Kavanaugh at the time was involved in the judicial confirmation process for the White House, and on Wednesday Leahy zeroed in on testimony Kavanaugh later gave during his confirmation to a lower court judgeship. Democrats have demanded in vain to see documents relating to the three years Kavanaugh, nominated by President Donald Trump for a lifetime job on the top US court, spent as staff se... [Full Article...]

Democrats demand delay of Supreme Court justice hearing

Mike Lee, R-Utah, hold a news conference to refute Senate Democrats who are intensifying their fight over documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's stint as staff secretary at the White House, on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, Aug. [Full Article...]

TROPICS: Florence becomes hurricane with 75 miles per hour winds

TROPICS: Florence becomes hurricane with 75 miles per hour winds A forecast track by the NHC shows the storm eventually heading into the central Atlantic by Sunday. As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, Tropical Storm Gordon was located in the Gulf of Mexico and moving northwest at 15 miles per hour. Others did their familiar pre-storm preparation rituals, including the staff at The Hotel Whiskey in Pass Christian, Mississippi, only about a block away from the Gulf of... [Full Article...]

Gulf Coast prepares for Gordon's expected arrival as hurricane

A tropical storm warning is in effect along the southern Florida coast from Miami to Naples, and along the Gulf Coast from Pensacola, Florida to Morgan City, Louisiana. UPDATE 10:11 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for Palm Beach County as gust showers move through areas including Boca Raton. [Full Article...]

Poachers turning to Botswana, a long-time rare elephant refuge

Three white rhinoceroses were also killed in the same area over the past three months, according to the report. The uptick in poaching follows a controversial decision made by the government to disarm the country's anti-poaching unit in May, just one month after President Mokgweetsi Masisi was sworn into office, according to the BBC . [Full Article...]

FSIN 'celebrating' Trans Mountain expansion court ruling

FSIN 'celebrating' Trans Mountain expansion court ruling Users detoxing: A unique approach to fighting the opioid crisis is taking root in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. When it was introduced a year ago, the carbon tax was pegged at $20 per tonne. "The federal government continues to take direction from the courts and interpret it through a lens of, 'What is the least we can do?'". "It's a really frustrating day", he said. [Full Article...]

Small leak detected aboard ISS

Small leak detected aboard ISS In the morning, the crew woke up and went on a search to find the leak, which was traced to the Soyuz capsule on the Russian side of the station. According to Dmitry Rogozin , a member of the Russian crew: "The crew safety is not in danger. [Full Article...]

Tropical system getting better organized.likely to form into storm

Tropical system getting better organized.likely to form into storm The National Hurricane Center predicts that Tropical Storm Gordon will form off the coast of Southwest Florida on Monday. Tropical Storm Gordon formed over the Florida Keys, the National Hurricane Center said Monday morning. - Regardless of eventual development, lack of development or final location, it will increase rain chances for much of the Gulf Coast states from Florida to Texas. [Full Article...]

What made the hole in the International Space Station?

What made the hole in the International Space Station? The United States Space Agency worked with their Russian counterparts to do the repairs. The hole is located in the upper, spherical section of the Soyuz, which does not return to Earth, according to NASA . "A micro fracture was found, most likely it is damage from the outside". Although the patch work seems to have been effective, since the cabin pressure was reported stable, the space sta... [Full Article...]

California Sends FCC-Defying Net Neutrality Law To Governor's Desk

California Sends FCC-Defying Net Neutrality Law To Governor's Desk Brown has not said whether he'll sign the bill, which would likely draw a lawsuit from the industry. For example, AT&T zero-rates the DirecTV Now streaming service for its cellular customers, meaning consumers can watch programming on a mobile phone without it counting against their data caps. [Full Article...]

Congress bids farewell to Sen. John McCain

Congress bids farewell to Sen. John McCain Sen. John McCain will be honored at the National Cathedral in Washington , D.C., Saturday in a memorial that will include speeches from two former presidents. Hundreds of visitors lined up outside the Capitol Visitor Center for a glimpse of Sen. "This is kind of like the death of an era". Fitzgerald said he and McCain spent a lot of time together over the years, sometimes seeing each other ... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today

Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today Officials will resume debris removal operations on the highway today, with residents asked to make authorities aware of any damage to properties following the hurricane conditions. But rain was still pounding the island chain, touching off flooding on Oahu and Kauai. Miriam is forecast to become a hurricane this evening and into Thursday. [Full Article...]

Tropical depression no threat to Florida, but rain still in forecast

Tropical depression no threat to Florida, but rain still in forecast NHC officials said Friday morning that the weather system has a 90 percent chance of tropical development over the next two days. 6 is located a couple of hundred miles east-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands. The MJO is a global player in the tropics - an eastward moving grouping of clouds, showers and winds that traverses the planet and returns to its starting point in 30 to 60 days. [Full Article...]

International Space Station air pressure restored after leak, all crew members safe

Astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station learned of the leak, which is not life-threatening, early this morning. "The crew are healthy and safe with weeks of air left in the International Space Station reserves", European Space Agency officials said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Federal appeal court sides with Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish in quashing pipeline approvals

Federal appeal court sides with Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish in quashing pipeline approvals Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the project - then in May nationalized it in an attempt to ensure the pipeline expansion would be built, despite extensive controversy on both sides of the border . In its ruling, the court instructed Ottawa to remedy the two problems its decision was based on - including restarting the consultation process with Indigenous people - and come to a "fr... [Full Article...]

Kid you not: Goats can read your face

Kid you not: Goats can read your face It is thought to be one of the first indications that the ability to glean a human's mood is not limited to species such as dogs or horses , which have a long history of working closely alongside people . That's smiling faces, to you and me. The researchers think this is because the goats are using one side of their brain to process the information - something that's seen in other animals. [Full Article...]

French President Calls for Increased Defense, Less Reliance on US

French President Calls for Increased Defense, Less Reliance on US Hulot, a former TV presenter and environment activist, was third in the government hierarchy. But Hulot balked at the government's decision to postpone the reduction of nuclear energy to 50% of the national energy mix, and he became frustrated at the slow pace of progress on his plan to bring France to carbon neutrality by 2050. [Full Article...]

California Becomes First State To End Cash Bail After 40-Year Fight

California Becomes First State To End Cash Bail After 40-Year Fight The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched its Campaign for Smart Justice last December to abolish money bail, which it considers a predatory system that allows people to sit in jail awaiting trial simply because they are too poor to afford the cost of their release. [Full Article...]

Support builds for plan to rename Senate building for John McCain

Support builds for plan to rename Senate building for John McCain US President Donald Trump has said he respects the senator's "service to our country" and has signed a proclamation to fly the US flag at half-staff until his burial. The Arizona senator had indeed "peeled the paint off the wall behind me with a fiery stream of profanity-laced invective, " Coons recalled, describing the McCain experience of several senators, but he nearly always apologized. [Full Article...]


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