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by | September 07, 2018 | 14:28

ET. A storm spinning toward the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast is expected to turn into a tropical storm late Monday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds and unsafe tides, the National Hurricane Center said. A tropical storm warning is in effect for much of Louisiana's southeastern coast. The warning means there is danger of life-threatening inundation.

by | September 06, 2018 | 03:31

Democrats have been fiercely critical of the Trump administration for not providing sufficient documentation about Kavanaugh's time in Bush's White House, where he may have played key roles in terrorism-related decisions such as permitting the torture of detainees.

by | September 05, 2018 | 17:39

Put out my hand to introduce myself as Jaime Guttenberg's dad. "No security involved. He turned and walked away". As Kavanaugh turned, Guttenberg said "My daughter was murdered in Parkland" and then "have a good day". In each case, Kavanaugh said, he followed the law and did not let any personal or policy preferences get in his way. "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent", he said.

by | September 05, 2018 | 15:01

Here is the latest forecast track and timing for Gordon. Rapid weakening is expected after Gordon moves inland. But authorities issued a voluntary evacuation order for areas outside the citys levee protection system, including the Venetian Isles, Lake Saint Catherine and Irish Bayou areas.

by | August 24, 2018 | 04:57

The subtropical depression is expected to become Subtropical Storm Ernesto later Wednesday. So why is it considered subtropical and why are these types of storms given names? Dry air, cool water and high upper level winds have hindered pure tropical low pressure systems only to favor types of storms that resemble mid-latitude or extratropical storms.

by | August 24, 2018 | 03:40

It will also result in the release of more soot and smog-forming chemicals that will kill up to 1,400 Americans a year by 2030, EPA documents show. In November 2015, a coalition of 25 states, cities and counties intervened in defense of the Clean Power Plan against the challenge in the D.C.

by | August 21, 2018 | 14:52

Dutton, a conservative who has the support of the powerful right wing of the Liberal Party , resigned from the Cabinet after losing the vote, Turnbull said. "If the prime minister's own party does not want him, and almost half of his party voted against him remaining prime minister, why should the parliament put up with him?" "In politics you have to focus on what you can deliver", Mr Turnbull told reporters on Monday.

by | August 21, 2018 | 04:54

In the lead up to the vote, Turnbull's supporters believed the prime minister has a majority of the party room but Dutton's camp was adamant their candidate can secure at least 43 of the 85 members of the federal Liberal party room. "I think there might be a second phase strategy here". Such a situation occurred when Turnbull took the leadership from Abbott, with an "empty chair" challenge in February 2015 returning Abbott but a September 2015 challenge seeing Turnbull take the top job.

by | August 19, 2018 | 15:26

He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2014. Lowry says even organic products can contain pesticides. There are more than 5 000 similar plaintiffs across the US. Now there's another popular food product that people need to be concerned about, according to a new report released by the Environmental Working Group.

by | August 13, 2018 | 19:14

However, the meteors can appear anywhere in the sky. "The Perseids have been observed for around 2000 years, and are the result of Earth passing through a cloud of dust left behind Comet Swift-Tuttle". If you want to be a serious citizen scientist, you can report your meteor counts and statistics to the International Meteor Organization (based in Belgium), which will compile the observational records every year.

by | August 10, 2018 | 13:30

According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center , the center of the storm was located about 470 miles east-southeast of Hilo, or about 665 miles east-southeast of Honolulu. Hawaii County officials are urging residents to secure loose items and be prepared for changing conditions. It was moving northwest at 8 miles per hour (13 kph).

by | August 03, 2018 | 18:13

They said the average cost of a new automobile is $35,000 and attributed part of that to increasing fuel standards. Under the current standards, set in a deal with automakers in 2012 , cars were supposed to get significantly cleaner between 2022 and 2025, ending up at an average of around 54 miles per gallon and saving drivers gas costs and cutting pollution.

by | August 03, 2018 | 16:24

Congress ultimately boosted NASA's overall budget for the fiscal year that began on October 1 to almost $20.7 billion, part of a defense spending binge that also benefited nondefense projects. "Safely and reliably flying commercial crew missions for NASA remains the highest priority for SpaceX", said Benji Reed, Director of Crew Mission Management at SpaceX .

by | July 26, 2018 | 20:14

Trump named Wheeler, then the environmental agency's deputy administrator, as acting head after Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned this month amid unrelenting ethics scandals. However, California and environmentalists have previously criticized that analysis. Although the state initially used that power to regulate smog-causing pollutants, it has become a key weapon in the state's fight against climate change.

by | July 25, 2018 | 21:02

Any one of the individual storm cells could grow strong enough to produce some very gusty winds and perhaps some small hail. Rain looks moderate to light across the city and it should arrive anytime after 3pm. Sunday high temperatures will be in the lower 90s. Just like the last few days, it won't rain the entire day and night and in fact much of the time may remain dry.

by | July 24, 2018 | 22:12

The entire celestial event will last more than six hours, according to NASA . The lunar eclipse will begin about 3.15 am (AEST) Saturday, July 28. Dr Gregory Brown, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: "We miss a section of the eclipse due to the moon being below our horizon when it starts".

by | July 15, 2018 | 10:12

Peter Strzok's 10-hour showdown with congressional lawmakers, a made-for-TV spectacle that featured far more drama than substance, was an airing of the deep partisan divide surrounding the special counsel's investigation into whether associates of Donald Trump conspired with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

by | July 11, 2018 | 08:42

Thank you for signing up for the Sunrise Newsletter. Tropical Storm Beryl disintegrated after rushing over Dominica and into the eastern Caribbean overnight. Additional strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, and Chris is forecast to become a hurricane later tonight or Tuesday morning.

by | July 06, 2018 | 03:32

The storm however is not forecast to become anything more than an extremely weak tropical storm through the end of the weekend. Since small tropical cyclones like Beryl often have a tendency to strengthen quickly over a short period of time, continued intensification appears likely for the next day or so.

by | July 01, 2018 | 08:11

With only 99 senators now voting, the nominee can be approved by a 50-49 margin. The president originally said he was considering a list of 25 candidates. He added, "I think it's inappropriate to discuss". Asked about Barrett, he said, "She's an outstanding woman". Trump passed over Hardiman in favor of Neil Gorsuch , who has proven to be reliably conservative in his tenure so far and has been a key vote in numerous controversial 5-4 decisions, including the decision to uphold the ...

by | June 08, 2018 | 16:26

The Curiosity science team has also announced that it has found what are referred to as "organic molecules" in 3-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks near the surface. They thought mudstone rocks, formed from silt accumulated at the bottom of the ancient lake, might hold some clues and analyzed the powdered samples from Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument suite.

by | June 07, 2018 | 13:22

The plastic pollution can be beaten only when awareness is generated at a mass level, he said. While acknowledging that combating plastic waste is different for every country, the United Nations report suggested 10 universal steps that policymakers can follow, including use of more eco-friendly alternatives to plastics and the promotion of reusable products.

by | June 07, 2018 | 09:07

SES-12 is the latest satellite that SES has launched to that orbital position where it will operate under the authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. "We get a lot of performance from this vehicle", Martin Halliwell, chief technical officer of SES , said of the Falcon 9 . SpaceX estimates the Block 5's improved features will reduce launch costs from £45 million ($60 million) to £37 million ($50 million).

by | May 31, 2018 | 22:16

Politicians and industry leaders who announced the ambitious plan say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and, if successful, would be the first time an infected country has eliminated Mycoplasma bovis . "But industry has always, from the beginning of this, been committed to working with the government to eradicate, if the science said it was feasible", she says .

by | May 29, 2018 | 16:33

Mr Bean's wife Leslie remembered him as "the strongest and kindest man I ever knew", adding: "He was the love of my life and I miss him dearly". Other times, he wanted to discuss items in the description he was writing to go with a painting.

by | May 29, 2018 | 16:18

The NDP government in B.C. came to power a year ago - supported by the Green Party - after an election campaign in which it committed to working against the pipeline expansion owing to environmental concerns. "I understand Premier Notley's frustration, I share her frustrations", Moe said. Courts won't rule until they see regulations, Notley said. "They are still reserving the right to play legal rope-a-dope until the cows come home".

by | May 28, 2018 | 17:10

The National Weather Service's office in Tampa said in a briefing Saturday that winds from Alberto would increase late Saturday night, persisting during the day Sunday, then diminish later Sunday night. All 67 Florida counties were issued the emergency notice to give state and local governments enough time and resources to prepare, Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.

by | May 26, 2018 | 15:47

Alberto lost its tropical storm title soon thereafter but later became a powerful extratropical storm south of Nova Scotia, the hurricane center said. A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Alberto was located near latitude 19.7 North, longitude 86.8 West.

by | May 17, 2018 | 06:58

The dispute at hand concerns just how much money Samsung has to hand over to Apple . Finally, in the final round of the long-going Samsung patent fight, Apple has demanded a total of $1 Billion from Samsung for patent infringement at smartphone retrial.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:41

Finally able to track the space rock's path, astronomers quickly predicted the asteroid's path, finding it will pass by Earth at a close, but not catastrophic, distance. The chances of an impact from 2010 WG9 were, indeed, small, as they are with all of the objects listed there, but if it were to hit Earth at some point, the effects would be devastating.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:41

Instead, the ride-sharing company will allow victims - including passengers, drivers and employees - to choose the venue in which they want to resolve such claims. Giving victims of sexual assault or perceived sexual harassment more options sends an important message that Uber is taking the issue more seriously, said Kristen Houser, a spokeswoman for Raliance , a coalition of groups working with Uber to prevent sexual abuse on its service.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:38

Google says it is always focused on protecting user data and making its products better. The technology giant Google is being investigated in Australia for allegedly collecting data from millions of Android smartphone users. It falls back on using Google Play or Google Maps icon to ensure that it can evade detection. The allegations of Google tracking Android users surfaced after Oracle claimed that the search giant might be harvesting gigabytes of data from the smartphones.

by | May 12, 2018 | 21:30

In what appears to be a new tradition of sending pioneering technology demonstrations on its high-profile interplanetary missions, the agency has just unveiled its plans to extend the payload of the Mars 2020 mission and send a helicopter to the Red Planet .

by | May 11, 2018 | 04:43

House Democrats on Thursday released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that reveal the depth of the propaganda effort. The trove of ads released Thursday appears to back the assertion that the Russians wanted to hurt Clinton. But it offered one example of the extent to which Russian trolls sought to exploit both sides of major national debates - including football players who knelt during the national anthem to bring attention to issues of racism.

by | May 11, 2018 | 04:45

It is the country's first communications satellite . The satellite, which has cost the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission USD 250 million, was made by Thales Alenia. "I think the F9 boosters could be used nearly indefinitely, so long as there is scheduled maintenance and careful inspections", Musk said on Reddit in October 2016.

by | May 10, 2018 | 14:32

In the first three years of drone integration, it is predicted that more than 70,000 jobs will be created in the United States with an economic impact of more than $13.6 billion. The startup will have to hire more people, ramp up its testing and add more features to its drones - all of which will require more money, and Flirtey will complete another financing round this year, Siegel said.

by | May 10, 2018 | 14:33

No doubt new ways of monetising voice search are also being developed right now. One of the most lauded one of these was the addition of six new voices for Google Assistant. For parents concerned about their kids rudely bossing the Assistant around, the " Pretty Please " feature powered by Family Link being introduced later this year will offer positive reinforcement to children who ask for things nicely, and say "please" and "thank you", to encourage polite conversation.

by | May 09, 2018 | 01:15

First, there's a new tab in Maps called " For you " that shows a user new places opening nearby, what's trending in the area, as well as personal recommendations. Finally, Google is also launching new tools to help you get around in Navigation. Google Maps is also getting augmented reality support that will mix the traditional Street View interface of the mapping service with a live camera view.

by | May 09, 2018 | 01:02

As for Google Photos , a new feature called Suggested Actions helps give contextual shortcut actions to users based on their activity on the app. Smart Compose , with the help of machine learning, will try to predict what you're about to write in an email and suggest phrases accordingly.

by | May 08, 2018 | 02:19

Starting this month, Fitbit users who have identified themselves as female in their Fitbit profile will be able to opt in (or not). The five default quick replies are fairly basic responses like "yes", "no", and "sounds good", though Fitbit users will be able to customize those once the feature launches.