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7th animal dies after jaguar escaped habitat at New Orleans zoo

7th animal dies after jaguar escaped habitat at New Orleans zoo No people were hurt in the incident. Zoo vet Frank Burks later told media that Valerio would not be killed. The zoo announced it would be closed for the rest of the day Saturday and will reopen to the public Sunday at 10 a.m. "We are still investigating how this happened". 'Unfortunately, it was doing what jaguars do '. We are taking this incident very seriously and working to investigate wha... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Chris forms; not expected to make US landfall

Hurricane Chris forms; not expected to make US landfall Tropical storm Chris , a compact system that came together off the Carolinas, was expected to gain hurricane strength Tuesday and set off on a northeastward course away from the East Coast. Its center will be near southeastern Newfoundland Thursday night . The "intense" Category 2 storm will have weakened by the time it reaches Britain but will bring an end the longest hot spell for five years. [Full Article...]

Senate veteran returns to action as Supreme Court Sherpa

Senate veteran returns to action as Supreme Court Sherpa A simple majority is required. Most importantly.I intend to hear from West Virginians. So, moving the median to the right will shift the ideological position of the majority coalition on many cases. "For the time being, we have to trust President Trump's judgment - a benefit of the doubt that, based on his previous nominees, he's earned". They say Trump might be accused of a crime. [Full Article...]

Russian cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

EDT succeeding a finish a mere two orbits of Earth. That would be the fastest trip yet for a mission to the space station. This time around, the Russian Progress freighter travelled from Earth to the ISS in three hours and 40 minutes. GMT and arrived at the space station just a few hours later. Progress spacecraft are disposable vehicles that are packed with trash and unneeded items and in... [Full Article...]

Israel plans to launch moon mission on SpaceX rocket this year

South African-Israeli billionaire Morris Kahn, president of SpaceIL, who has donated $27 million to the enterprise, was extremely excited: "The launch of the first Israeli spacecraft will fill Israel, in its 70th year, with pride". SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries have raised $88 million (£$66 million, AU$118 million) primarily from private donors to fund the project over the past eight yea... [Full Article...]

Suspected rhino poachers killed by lions in South Africa

Suspected rhino poachers killed by lions in South Africa Fox said all six of the lions had to be tranquilized before the poachers' remains could be recovered. Fox says rhino poaching has become "a massive problem" because the "rhino horn has now become more valuable than gold per gram". South Africa's Sibuya Game Reserve shared a press release on Thursday regarding the mauling death of a group of poachers. A gang of poachers have been eaten b... [Full Article...]

Formed in the Atlantic tropical storm "beryl"

Formed in the Atlantic tropical storm The newly formed tropical storm is now over 1 200 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands, moving west-northwest. The hurricane center anticipates it will strengthen and become Tropical Storm Beryl later today or on Friday. Beryl is the first mid-Atlantic storm to develop in July since 2014, while Alberto marked the fourth season in a row with a tropical system developing before the "offi... [Full Article...]

Scientistscreate embryos to ‘bring back near-extinct rhino

Scientistscreate embryos to ‘bring back near-extinct rhino Researchers have created embryos from frozen white rhino sperm and eggs from their cousins the southern white rhino, another sub-species that has had its own remarkable bounce-back from the brink of extinction. "Our goal is to have a northern white rhino calf on the ground in three years", he said . Collecting unfertilized eggs is a harrowing business. He added: "This is the first step in a lon... [Full Article...]

Key Trump ally Scott Pruitt forced to resign

Key Trump ally Scott Pruitt forced to resign White House officials had been urging Trump for months to fire Pruitt, after a wave of scandals threatened to embarrass the administration even further. "Pruitt was not only destroying the EPA, he was taking advantage of his position", McKinny said. Democrats accused him of endless misconduct. Both deny climate change and seem to view the EPA as an arm of industry. [Full Article...]

Scott Pruitt Was 'Devastated' that Trump Finally Wanted Him Out

Scott Pruitt Was 'Devastated' that Trump Finally Wanted Him Out Trump later told reporters, " Scott Pruitt did an outstanding job inside of the EPA". Pruitt's deputy, Andrew Wheeler , will start as acting administrator of the EPA on Monday. He faced more than a dozen federal probes over such controversies, according to The Hill . Pruitt quit following a series of revelations involving pricey trips with first-class airline seats and unusual security sp... [Full Article...]

Tropical Depression Two: Where Is Storm Going and When Will It Hit?

Tropical Depression Two: Where Is Storm Going and When Will It Hit? Tropical Storm Beryl is forecast to have maximum sustained winds of 40 to 65 miles per hour. The storm was on Thursday morning the weakest type of cyclone, a tropical depression called Tropical Depression Two. It formed in May, just before June 1, the official start of hurricane season. This image shows the system's path over the next few days. Keep tabs of our updates on the storm on ... [Full Article...]

Dawn Reveals Dramatic New Views of Occator Crater

Dawn Reveals Dramatic New Views of Occator Crater Here is a more zoomed-in view, highlighting the central deposits of sodium carbonate. The latest pictures show a patch of bright salt on an elevated surface, resembling a mesa or butte. Carol Raymond, Dawn's principal investigator, said: "The first views of Ceres obtained by Dawn beckoned us with a single, blinding bright spot". Between 2011 and 2012 the space probe orbited the giant asteroid ... [Full Article...]

‘Generally conservative’ candidates on Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist, nomination coming soon

‘Generally conservative’ candidates on Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist, nomination coming soon The president said he is considering two women among a group of at least five potential candidates for the nation's high court. A onetime supporter of abortion rights, Trump attracted support from social conservatives during the presidential campaign in large part because of his strong opposition to abortion. [Full Article...]

Enbridge says Line 3 work may start in November | AP business

Enbridge says Line 3 work may start in November | AP business Replacing the pipeline along the current route would have required Enbridge to shut it down for nine to 12 months and consult with two Minnesota Ojibwe bands that generally haven't supported the project. "We will be out on this line, and we will stop this in the regulatory process, we will stop this in the legal process, and we will stop this with our bodies", she said. [Full Article...]

Takeaways from a momentous Supreme Court term

Takeaways from a momentous Supreme Court term CBS News has learned that the two leading contenders are D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, both women. Though Trump is known for frequently breaking with tradition, making decisions on impulse, and ignoring the guidance of his advisors, he is reportedly listening closely to the advice of the White House counsel Don McG... [Full Article...]

AI heads to space on SpaceX Dragon

AI heads to space on SpaceX Dragon It will be the final launch of Falcon 9 block 4 of SpaceX on the old version of Mission Rocket, which is facing the company. "An observational pilot study with the [CIMON] aims to provide first insights into the effects of crew support from an artificial intelligence in terms of efficiency and acceptance during long-term missions in space", NASA said in a statement Friday after the success... [Full Article...]

Saturday expected to be the hottest of the weekend

Saturday expected to be the hottest of the weekend The Weather Channel added that strong upper-level ridges of high pressures - or " heat domes" - contribute to the hot temperatures. Surging heat and humidity, which is forecast to be at its peak this weekend, could lead to a heat wave across parts of the Tri-State area. [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy retiring, giving Trump a second pick

US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy retiring, giving Trump a second pick His departure will leave four justices appointed by Democrat presidents and four by Republicans. " Mike Lee , he's an outstanding talent", Trump said. JUSTICE Anthony Kennedy's announcement Wednesday of his retirement comes with the ink barely dry on several crucial decisions enabled by President Trump's choice of the conservative Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. [Full Article...]

Chris Matthews: Mitch McConnell has 'no right' to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Chris Matthews: Mitch McConnell has 'no right' to fill Supreme Court vacancy Trump is expected to replace the 81-year-old Kennedy with a young, more rigidly conservative, justice and lock in a 5-4 conservative majority on the court, a prospect that sent instant waves of panic throughout progressive America. If the Senate divides 50-50, Vice President Mike Pence could break a tie to confirm the nominee. "I look forward to Wolf Blitzer in 2021, 'In the end, this Supreme Co... [Full Article...]

Strawberry Moon 2018: Will June’s full moon affect your sleep?

Strawberry Moon 2018: Will June’s full moon affect your sleep? The total eclipse will last from 3:30 p.m.to 5:13 p.m. EDT (1930 to 2113 GMT). The atmosphere filters out green and violet light and shows the Moon in a deep red, hence " Blood Moon ". On July 27, 2018, a total lunar eclipse will be visible from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Whether you believe an event like a blood moon has prophetic significance, or is simply part of the... [Full Article...]


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