Child killed as tropical storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

EDT, maximum sustained winds had decreased to 50 miles per hour (80 kph), with higher gusts. The storm made landfall Tuesday night near Pascagoula, Mississippi, just west of the Alabama border. Airlines including Delta , Southwest and Frontie... More..

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Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging senators to reject the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court . A lawyer for former president George W. President Donald Trump say...More..

Tracking the tropics: Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Tracking the tropics: Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

Tropical Storm Gordon appeared to be gathering strength as it emerged into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Monday afternoon, and the National Hurricane Center's forecast track takes the core of the storm ...More..

Brett Kavanaugh sidesteps Senate questions on Roe v Wade
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh sidesteps Senate questions on Roe v Wade

Brett Kavanaugh , President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee , embraced the importance of judicial independence on Wednesday during his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing but sidestepped questions from D...More..

Remnants of Gordon could bring heavy rain here by week’s end
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Remnants of Gordon could bring heavy rain here by week’s end

Conditions will begin to deteriorate later this afternoon with the majority of the impacts this evening with landfall. A hurricane warning was in effect for the entire MS and Alabama coasts with the possibi...More..

Gordon likely to make landfall as category 1 hurricane
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Gordon likely to make landfall as category 1 hurricane

Hurricane warnings are now in effect until further notice for coastal MS and tropical storm warnings remain in effect for the rest of the viewing area. High shear prevents a storm from organizing or can even te...More..

2 named storms now in the Atlantic; should we be anxious?
by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

2 named storms now in the Atlantic; should we be anxious?

Storm surges from 3 to 5 feet are expected from Shell Beach to the Mississippi-Alabama border, and from 2 to 4 feet from Navarre, Fla., to the Mississippi-Alabama border, and from Shell Beach to the mouth of M...More..

What made the hole in the International Space Station?
by | Sunday, September 02, 2018

What made the hole in the International Space Station?

In September 2014, NASA awarded Boeing and Elon Musk's SpaceX a combined $6.8 billion to revive the U.S.'s capability to fly to the ISS station. "Cabin pressure on the space station is holding steady afte...More..

Tropical Wave Could Mean A Wet & Windy Holiday Weekend For South Florida
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

Tropical Wave Could Mean A Wet & Windy Holiday Weekend For South Florida

Right now, current trends bring deeper, tropical moisture into the Gulf of Mexico for the Labor Day weekend as this tropical wave continues to move in from the southeast. The system that requires a closer look ...More..

Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'

The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical wave off the coast of Africa that is forecast to strengthen into a tropical depression by the weekend. The odds strongly favor nothing more than a moisture...More..

California scraps cash bail in move touted as economic fairness
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

California scraps cash bail in move touted as economic fairness

In a statement , the executive directors of the ACLU's three California affiliates said they were disappointed Brown had signed SB 10 into law. SB 10 authors Hertzberg and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alamed...More..

'Major' Hurricane Lane Reaches Category 4; Warnings Issued
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

'Major' Hurricane Lane Reaches Category 4; Warnings Issued

Roofs and walls will collapse. The hurricane, which is forecast to begin pummeling the islands later today (Aug. 22), has already prompted the governor of Hawaii to declare a state of emergency. Wave height...More..

New storms form over Atlantic, Pacific
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

New storms form over Atlantic, Pacific

The cyclone is now packing maximum sustained winds at 110 miles per hour winds, making it a Category 2 storm. A faster northeastward motion is forecast for Thursday and Friday, meteorologists said. Whereas a ...More..

Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance

Defenders of Brennan have been arguing President Trump is infringing on the former director's free speech. Trump has repeatedly targeted Ohr as a source for Mueller and his investigation. "There's no sile...More..

NASA’s flight to sun delayed due to technical problem
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NASA’s flight to sun delayed due to technical problem

The spacecraft will fly straight through the edges of the outer solar atmosphere, or cornea, making it the first spacecraft to fly that close to the sun. INDEED there is. The European Space Agency is now finali...More..

Trump administration wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Trump administration wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

According to the Washington Post , the EPA, under former President Barack Obama , put forward a plan to require cars to have 51.4 miles per gallon by 2025 in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and im...More..

by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

NASA names astronauts for first manned U.S. space launches since 2011

NASA is about to name the first astronauts ever to fly commercial spaceships. "For the first time since 2011, we are on the brink of launching American astronauts on American rockets from American soil, " ...More..

Total lunar eclipse around the world
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Total lunar eclipse around the world

According to some Hindu beliefs, celestial bodies such as the sun and moon emit negative energy during an eclipse and so some temples in India were closed to minimise any disturbance. In Britain , for examp...More..

Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers

A total lunar eclipse happens when Earth takes position in a straight line between the moon and sun , blotting out the direct sunlight that normally makes our satellite glow whitish-yellow. The eclipse i...More..

See the dark side of the moon
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

See the dark side of the moon

This happens only when the sun, Earth and moon are aligned, with Earth in the middle. Because of how Earth's atmosphere filters blue light, the moon appears red during a lunar eclipse . He warns that solar ...More..

Sullivan meets Supreme Court nominee and says he’ll vote to confirm him
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Sullivan meets Supreme Court nominee and says he’ll vote to confirm him

A simple majority is required. It is noteworthy that the nominee once served as a law clerk to Kennedy, who was a swing vote on the nine-member court on key issues, including abortion and gay rights. The ...More..

Beryl weakens to Tropical Storm
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Beryl weakens to Tropical Storm

On Saturday, a hurricane watch was discontinued for Dominica, which endured Hurricane Maria's Category 5 winds in September. However, the storm lost strength throughout the day Saturday and will continue to w...More..

Tropical Depression Two forms in the eastern Atlantic
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tropical Depression Two forms in the eastern Atlantic

The hurricane center said there was a possibility that Beryl's remnants could regenerate into a tropical cyclone in a few days while moving across the Bahamas. It wasn't projected to directly threaten land ov...More..

by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores

Today, July 9, Starbucks has announced plans to eliminate all single-use plastic straws globally by 2020. Other companies have been ditching plastic straws as bans on the item have gone into place. "With ei...More..

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick on July 9
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick on July 9

They include judges Amy Coney Barrett, 46, the most talked-about woman on the list; Thomas Hardiman, 52, the runner-up to Gorsuch a year ago; Raymond Kethledge, 51, another former Kennedy clerk; and Amul Thap...More..