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Jul 13 2018

Power outages, flooding hits Puerto Rico, USVI amid storms

Power outages also were reported Monday on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix, where officials ordered schools and government offices closed. "Definitely, we were spar...

Jul 12 2018

Judge Kavanaugh on the Confirmation Process - Volokh Conspiracy

According to the New York Times , McConnell fears that Democrats could use this material to delay confirmation hearings - you know, because Democrats would like to tho...

Jul 11 2018

Stationary Tropical Storm Chris forecast to become hurricane

Tropical storm watches were in place in Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba and St. Eustatius, according to the hurricane center . Satell...

Jul 08 2018

Scott Pruitt resigned. Twitter was ready

From a policy perspective, Pruitt was one of Trump's most effective Cabinet members. Yet the remarkable thing about Mr. Pruitt's story is his relentless petty corru...

Jul 07 2018

EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns After Months of High-Profile Scandals

Widespread disgust for Pruitt "should serve as a blaring red siren for the Trump administration", Udall said. "Within the Agency Scott has done an excellent job", Trump...

Jul 04 2018

Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

Anyone who's watched 2001: A Space Odyssey knows what happens when you install super-smart computers in a spaceship. German astronaut Alexander Gerst will introduce...

Jul 02 2018

Stay Safe: Excessive Heat Warning in Effect Sunday and Monday

Fortunately, a round of thunderstorms will mark an end to the extreme temperatures for the Midwest on Sunday , limiting the duration of this round of heat . The same, o...

Jul 01 2018

US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

This comes after the president revealed the date to reporters on Air Force One Friday, and also noted he is considering five people for the pending vacancy, which include...

Jun 05 2018

OTD in Space - June 4: Falcon 9 Rocket Reaches Orbit

The weather appears favorable, with a 70 percent chance of "go" conditions. Engineers and technicians with SpaceX are presently assessing the health and resiliency of t...

May 31 2018

European Union - Brussels proposes total ban of some plastic products

Consumers would save about $7.6 billion per year, 30,000 jobs would be created and about 3.7 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions would be avoided by 2030, the commis...

May 30 2018

Federal government spending $4.5B to buy Trans Mountain pipeline, BC terminal

Financing for this purchase will come from Export Development Canada. Finance Minister Bill Morneau believes Canada's authority to build the pipeline will be able to ov...

May 29 2018

Subtropical Storm Alberto expected to make landfall Monday along Florida Panhandle

National Hurricane Center said . Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for parts of Florida as the center of Subtropical Storm Alberto will likely reach the nor...

May 27 2018

Alberto remains disorganized, tropical storm watches continue

The storm was forecast to come closest to South Florida late Saturday night and early Sunday morning - although it will remain well out in the Gulf of Mexico. The forec...

May 26 2018

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms near Cozumel

The National Hurricane Center said Thursday a mass of low pressure in the western Caribbean is becoming better defined and will likely become a subtropical or tropical ...

May 26 2018

Rice will lose nutritional value as carbon dioxide levels rise

This is concerning to the 10 countries that rely heavily on rice as their main source of food and nutrition, and scientists don't know exactly why Carbon dioxide reduce...

May 25 2018

SpaceX is about to launch 2 NASA satellites into orbit

Iridium's Dnepr launch of two satellites was supposed to occur in 2015; GRACE-FO was to launch in 2017. Today's the day for SpaceX's launch of Iridium's NEXT communi...

May 18 2018

Google to Launch YouTube Music Next Week

If we convert American pricing to Canadian, it could cost about $15 or so per month (which includes YouTube Music ). "As part of ongoing enhancements to the member exper...

May 17 2018

Amazon introduces special Whole Foods discounts for Prime members

The app will also give customers exclusive deals and highlight the week's best offers. The highly anticipated loyalty program was first mentioned in August, shortly a...

May 15 2018

Best Evidence of water plume on Jupiter

Researchers believe that Europa contains a global salt water ocean under its crust. Europa is slightly smaller than Earth's moon in terms of size, but researchers h...

May 15 2018

Uber to end forced arbitration for victims of sexual assault, harassment

Later that month, Microsoft said it was ending forced arbitration agreements for employees making sexual harassment claims, and expressed support for the bipartisan...