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Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question

Supreme Court. One woman was led out shouting, " Sham president, sham justice ". Their pleas were rejected by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). And that means he's been as...

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Chaos at start of Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Chaos at start of Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Republican Sen John Cornyn of Texas complained the hearing was being overtaken by "mob rule" His colleague Orrin Hatch from Utah demanded that a "loudmouth" protester who was drowning out his remarks ...

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Florence becomes 1st major hurricane of Atlantic season

Florence becomes 1st major hurricane of Atlantic season

The National Weather Service in Mobile cautioned that the Styx River near Elsanor, Alabama, could reach moderate, and possibly major, flood stage later Wednesday. A storm surge covered barrier islands...

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Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

Both tropical storms Debby and Ernesto formed well off-shore in early August, only affecting trade routes located within the north Atlantic. We are not anticipating any impacts for us, or the USA, but...

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Subtropical storm forms way out in Atlantic

Subtropical storm forms way out in Atlantic

Further intensification is likely over the next few days as Lane encounters a conducive large-scale environment consisting of low shear and fairly warm waters. Subtropical Storm Ernesto grew out of wh...

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Bevin defends Trump Administration's roll back of Obama's Clean Power Plan

Bevin defends Trump Administration's roll back of Obama's Clean Power Plan

Tuesday's EPA announcement opens a 60 day public-comment period before finalization. In talking points obtained by E&E News , the administration says the EPA's own analysis shows "the proposal ...

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Turnbull holds off Dutton challenge - for now - by 48-35

Turnbull holds off Dutton challenge - for now - by 48-35

Treasurer Scott Morrison insisted the leadership was "not an issue" and said Mr Dutton had told him in Question Time that his position had not changed and he was "fully supporting" Mr Turnbull. The un...

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Turnbull survives leadership contest but battle far from over

Turnbull survives leadership contest but battle far from over

Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne said earlier Mr Dutton had told him the prime minister has his absolute support. Would you prefer the Government to be led by another leader, or is Malcolm Turnbul...

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Local nutritionist reacts to report of weed killer in breakfast foods

Local nutritionist reacts to report of weed killer in breakfast foods

The study says that the herbicide was even found in a few organic products. While five of these contained glyphosate, none were above the group's health benchmark of 160 ppb. The World Health Organiza...

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Perseid meteor shower lights up the sky with spectacular displays

Perseid meteor shower lights up the sky with spectacular displays

Here is our guide to the must-see meteor showers of 2018 - including the spectacular Perseids shower which was at its peak overnight - as well as where and how to see them. Patience is key. It can t...

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Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower

With a "new moon" in place , the sky will extra dark for the astrological show. There's no need to worry about meteors raining down on you, though, as Sky and Telescope says the bright streaks ...

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SpaceX's Cargo Dragon is Back on Earth

SpaceX's Cargo Dragon is Back on Earth

Boeing's first test mission will send astronauts Eric Boe , Nicole Aunapu Mann , and Chris Ferguson aloft. USA astronauts now take Russian capsules to the space station, with NASA paying as muc...

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Trump Administration Looks To Roll Back Mileage Standards

In the draft proposal published today by the EPA and the Transportation Department, the Trump administration says that the amendments are being made because current standards are "no longer approp...

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Trump admin has plan to end California’s emissions standards power

Trump admin has plan to end California’s emissions standards power

California was also one of the states to publicly distance themselves from Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate agreement. And a long legal fight between the state and federal governments c...

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Cooler, more comfortable weather on the way

Cooler, more comfortable weather on the way

Flooding concerns are there but mainly in Manitou and the Waldo Canyon scar. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday evening. Monday still brings the chance for a few showers a...

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Countdown begins for the longest lunar eclipse of the century

Countdown begins for the longest lunar eclipse of the century

In fact, it won't be visible anywhere in North America. People in Africa and Asia will get the best views of the eclipse , and those in Europe, South America and Australia will see partial views, a...

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Jaguar escapes from enclosure at New Orleans zoo and kills 6 animals

Jaguar escapes from enclosure at New Orleans zoo and kills 6 animals

The jaguar was sedated and secured by the veterinary team and the situation was resolved by 8:15 a.m., but sadly, four alpaca, one emu, and one fox in nearby habitats were attacked and killed. The zoo...

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This Week: Strzok Grilled By Congress, Manafort Scrambles Before Trial

This Week: Strzok Grilled By Congress, Manafort Scrambles Before Trial

Republican members of the House judiciary and oversight committees grilled Strzok as they argued that text messages he exchanged with FBI lawyer Lisa Page colored the outcome of the Clinton investiga...

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Tropical Storm Chris expected to become hurricane soon: National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Chris expected to become hurricane soon: National Hurricane Center

Officials in Puerto Rico say more than 20,000 customers have lost power due to the remnants of Hurricane Beryl, which is hitting the island with rains and gusty winds. The U.S. National Hurricane Cen...

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Tropical depression becomes Tropical Storm Beryl

Tropical depression becomes Tropical Storm Beryl

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said , "At 1100 AM AST [1500 UTC], the center of Tropical Depression Two was located near latitude 10.2 North, longitude 41.4 West". ...

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Trump's Top 5 for Supreme Court

Trump's Top 5 for Supreme Court

Having graduated first in her class at the Northwestern University School of Law, Larsen moved on to a lightning legal career: Deputy assistant attorney general under George W. In the wise words of Ma...

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NASA Finds Concentrated Batch Of Organic Molecules On Mars

NASA Finds Concentrated Batch Of Organic Molecules On Mars

Still, this discovery is very encouraging in the context of what we know about Mars in the distant past. (2) report SAM data that provide conclusive evidence for the presence of organic compounds-...

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Kovind, Naidu, Modi urge people to beat plastic pollution

Kovind, Naidu, Modi urge people to beat plastic pollution

The choices that we make today, will define our collective future. The annual average per capita consumption of plastic in India is at 11 kg as against global average of 28 kg. He added that this ye...

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 Launches SES-12 Satellite Aboard Pre-Flown Rocket

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Launches SES-12 Satellite Aboard Pre-Flown Rocket

The SES-12 satellite will provide direct-to-home broadcasting, VSAT, Mobility and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) data connectivity services in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, including I...

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New Zealand to kill 150000 cows to end bacterial disease

New Zealand to kill 150000 cows to end bacterial disease

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is announcing the government's decision at Federated Farmers' headquarters in Wellington . The Government will meet 68 percent of the cost, while DairyNZ and Beef+La...

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Famed Astronaut Alan Bean Dies at 86

Famed Astronaut Alan Bean Dies at 86

Bean retired from the Navy in 1975 and from NASA six years later. He attended the Navy Test Pilot School and was one of 14 trainees selected by NASA for its third group of astronauts in October 1963. ...

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Notley to skip premiers conference so she can focus on pipeline deal

Notley to skip premiers conference so she can focus on pipeline deal

Notley said she could not comment on the status of negotiations with Kinder Morgan , other than saying they are getting closer to finding a way to move forward without delay by the pipeline company's...

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Storm Alberto Causes Beach Erosion in Longboat Key, Florida

Storm Alberto Causes Beach Erosion in Longboat Key, Florida

Steady weakening is expected after landfall and Alberto is forecast to become a tropical depression by Monday night or early Tuesday. Subtropical storms have cooler centers than tropical storms, bu...

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Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast

Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, but like this system, some develop outside of that period. Subtropical Storm Alberto remains disorganized near the Yucatan Peninsula,...

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How Retro, Samsung & Apple Back In Court Over Galaxy 2

How Retro, Samsung & Apple Back In Court Over Galaxy 2

Samsung has already shelled out $548 million, but it's the other $399 million that's being fought over. Now, Apple lawyer Bill Lee is much determined to find out how Apple can recover back or c...

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Asteroid bigger than a football field will skim past Earth tomorrow

Asteroid bigger than a football field will skim past Earth tomorrow

An asteroid of a similar size passed by our planet just in April. It was first discovered back on November 30, 2010 by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona , but disappeared soon after and its orb...

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Nasa prepares drone for 2020 Mars rover mission

Nasa prepares drone for 2020 Mars rover mission

That will change in 2020 once NASA sends an autonomous flying "rotorcraft" to Mars to go exploring where no rover can check out on foot (or on wheels), which is naturally named the Mars Helicop...

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SpaceX to test new rocket for astronauts

SpaceX to test new rocket for astronauts

For SpaceX to become cost-effective , as it has aimed to do since the company was first founded, it has to make as many components on its rockets as reusable as possible. The Dragon spacecraft are us...

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Apple wants official permission to test new drone program

Apple wants official permission to test new drone program

North Dakota has been chosen by federal transportation officials as one of 10 participants in a test program aimed at increasing government and commercial use of unmanned aircraft. "This is an importa...

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Why John Legend voicing the Google Assistant matters

Why John Legend voicing the Google Assistant matters

And while the retail giant might have been joking, Google is very serious about enlisting a celebrity voice for their automated assistant. The technology allows Google to turn popular voices fro...

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