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New Orleans zoo to reopen after loose jaguar incident

New Orleans zoo to reopen after loose jaguar incident In cases like this, a zoo may consider putting down the animal in question, but Valerio will not be. The zoo had not yet opened for the day. By 8:15 it had been spotted, tranquillised and returned to its enclosure by veterinary surgeons. "We appreciate the overwhelming support and the many condolences from the community on social media", the zoo said in a press release. Zookeepers say losing t... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is a BIG baseball fan

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is a BIG baseball fan Hatch also said Tuesday that Democrats' concern that Kavanaugh's appointment to the court would endanger abortion rights was overblown and labeled it "pathetic" as a rallying cry against him. "He's absolutely honest and straight forward, and I think he'll make an excellent Justice on the United States Supreme Court", said Orrin Hatch of Utah, a long-serving Senate Judiciary Committee member. [Full Article...]

Russian spacecraft completes fastest-ever orbital rendezvous with International Space Station

EDT succeeding a finish a mere two orbits of Earth. At 9:31 p.m. ET, the spacecraft was ready to dock at the space station. The of late concluded flight was made to display accelerated capacity that may be utilized on subsequent Russian cargo and crew launches wrote NASA officials. [Full Article...]

EPA Administrator Pruitt Resigns

EPA Administrator Pruitt Resigns Andrew Wheeler , a former coal lobbyist who has been the Environmental Protection Agency's deputy director, will temporarily step into the top role following Scott Pruitt's resignation . That time can be extended longer depending on when Trump decides to nominate a replacement. "I think he's a very smart and careful student of environmental law - there's no two ways about that". [Full Article...]

Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9 Trump himself took the unusual step of publicly releasing a list of Supreme Court candidates, most of whom were traditional jurists that many Republicans believed would uphold conservative values. He plans to begin interviewing possible candidates Monday but may meet with some this weekend in New Jersey. Iowa's "heartbeat" law prohibits doctors from performing an abortion if a fetal heartb... [Full Article...]

Officials Extend NYC Excessive Heat Warning Until Monday

Officials Extend NYC Excessive Heat Warning Until Monday Overnight low temperatures are expected to dip only into the upper 70s, which does not allow buildings (and their occupants) much of a chance to cool off. Hot weather, especially long duration heat waves, is surprisingly high on the list of most unsafe types of weather in terms of injuries or deaths each year. [Full Article...]

'Flying brain' created to follow German astronaut launches Friday

'Flying brain' created to follow German astronaut launches Friday To prepare CIMON for its trip to space, researchers trained the robot using photos and voice samples of German astronaut Alexander Gerst as well as ISS procedures and plans. EDT. SpaceX will discard B1045 after liftoff, so don't expect a landing at the Cape or on a drone ship. "Right now, our main mission is to support the astronauts with their daily tasks to save time, because time is t... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court pick will illuminate political divide

Supreme Court pick will illuminate political divide The president said he would review an existing list of 25 candidates for the opening. Supreme Court vacancies have become a key voting issue in the US presidential elections. Kennedy's departure will allow Trump to shift the court decisively to the right, possibly for a generation, and opens the door to a rollback of access to abortion, gay rights and protections for minorities. [Full Article...]

Trump says will announce Supreme Court pick on July 9

Trump says will announce Supreme Court pick on July 9 Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate, and it's even close because of the absence of ailing Sen. Senator John McCain of Arizona is not a guaranteed vote, as he has been absent all year owing to health reasons. Somebody has the last word and here it is the Supreme Court and Roe V. Wade is doomed. While there's no evidence that Justin Kennedy's business relationship with Trump... [Full Article...]

As Kennedy Retires, Senate Gears Up for a Supreme Court Brawl

As Kennedy Retires, Senate Gears Up for a Supreme Court Brawl McConnell changed rules for filibusters on Supreme Court justices previous year to overcome Democratic opposition and confirm Trump's first appointment, Justice Neil Gorsuch . "I expect the nominee to be like Justice Gorsuch, to demonstrate excellence in every respect, and to earn widespread support from the American people, and bipartisan support for confirmation in the Senate", Leo said. [Full Article...]

Where are the best places to see the upcoming 'blood moon'?

Where are the best places to see the upcoming 'blood moon'? UTC (2.24 p.m. ET) and 10.19 p.m. UTC (6.24 p.m. ET). Therefore, only red light, having the longest wavelength in the visible spectrum, travels to the Moon, and results in the Moon appearing blood red. The longest that a lunar eclipse could ever occur is one hour and 47 minutes. The Book of Revelations also contains a similar passage which reads: 'And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal... [Full Article...]

BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment Some of the cars soon began leaking crude oil into the Little Rock River floodwaters, prompting an evacuation of nearby houses and sparking fears of drinking water contamination. Cleanup of an oil spill caused by the derailment of almost three dozen oil tankers in northwestern Iowa has begun. Metropolitan Utilities District, which provides the Omaha metro area's drinking water, said it was monit... [Full Article...]

Second Hurricane of the Season Hurricane Bud Nears Western Mexico

Second Hurricane of the Season Hurricane Bud Nears Western Mexico A graphic provided by the National Hurricane Center shows the location of Cat 3 Hurricane Bud. "A weakening trend is expected to begin later today and continue through Thursday while Bud approaches southern Baja California Sur", the NHC said. [Full Article...]

NASA reveals new discoveries suggesting there was once life on Mars

The new organic molecule findings are 100 times greater than those previously found on Mars' surface, according to the agency. And the seasonal methane pulse is perhaps, maybe, possibly - but far, far from certainly - the sort of signal Curiosity might detect if life did form back then and was still around somewhere, ten Kate said. [Full Article...]

EU moves to ban single-use plastics

EU moves to ban single-use plastics Katainen stated: "Single-use plastics are not a smart economic or environmental choice, and today's proposals will help business and consumers to move towards sustainable alternatives". Producers will also , along with governments, need to contribute to awareness-raising campaigns created to better educate consumers about the reuse and recycling options available, as well as the negative impact... [Full Article...]

Alberto now a depression, but still poses threats to Middle Georgia

Alberto now a depression, but still poses threats to Middle Georgia Danny Gant, lead meteorologist at the NWS in Morristown said it'll be a busy 8 to 12 hours Tuesday morning when all of East Tennessee is hit with rain from Alberto . Earlier Monday , Alberto rolled up big waves and tides along beaches of the northern Gulf Coast. The storm was expected to make landfall later Monday . [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Alberto: Alabama declares emergecy

Subtropical Storm Alberto: Alabama declares emergecy Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties on Saturday in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto . By declaring a State of Emergency , Governor Ivey is directing the appropriate state agencies to exercise their statutory authority to assist the communities and entities impacted by Subtropical Storm Alberto . [Full Article...]

Henrikh Mkhitaryan tells Unai Emery what he expects from him at Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan tells Unai Emery what he expects from him at Arsenal Emery, who won three Europa Leagues in a row with Sevilla, also referenced his poor record against fellow managers Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola , saying that "in terms of my past experience, it has made me stronger today". When we don't have the ball, I want a squad to play with intensive pressure. "Arsenal is a club with fantastic personality and identity and I believe and the club has show... [Full Article...]

Venezuela announces the expulsion of two top US diplomats

Venezuela announces the expulsion of two top US diplomats The timing is also not fortuitous for the Trump administration to target Venezuela's oil sector. The Organization of American States and creditor nations have used negotiations of Venezuela's debt to insist that Mr. US-led global sanctions on Venezuela have become the object of growing criticism over the past year, with UN Independent Human Rights Expert Alfred de Zayas calling the mea... [Full Article...]

Scientist spot Kilauea Volcano erupt from Space Station

Scientist spot Kilauea Volcano erupt from Space Station Hawaii County Civil Defense warned residents that air quality in the area poses an immediate threat to health. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports from Pahoa that people who live in the area are sleeping at night with gas masks beside the bed just in case the wind shifts direction and toxic fumes start blowing their way. [Full Article...]