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Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Racked Up Huge Debt Buying Nationals Tickets

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Racked Up Huge Debt Buying Nationals Tickets McCaskill's campaign spokesman Eric Mee in a statement to The Associated Press said instead of attacking her, Pence should explain why tax changes gave pharmaceutical companies a "massive windfall". Durbin of IL, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said this week. Senate Democratic women are planning a Thursday event at the Capitol with Planned Parenthood and NARAL to argue to Repub... [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Chris to track south of Nova Scotia, make Newfoundland landfall

Tropical storm Chris to track south of Nova Scotia, make Newfoundland landfall Tropical Storm Chris strengthened in the mid-Atlantic and was expected to become a hurricane on Monday evening or Tuesday, while the former Hurricane Beryl dwindled into a heavy rainstorm threatening to bring flooding to Puerto Rico, forecasters said. [Full Article...]

Graham Warns Dems Against Personal Attacks on Kavanaugh

Graham Warns Dems Against Personal Attacks on Kavanaugh It is likely to be one of the more important decisions of his presidency. Susan Collins , of ME, a supporter of abortion rights who represents a mostly blue state - ME is able to split its electoral college votes, with one district consistently blue and the second a battleground. [Full Article...]

Beryl Degenerates But Could Reform; Dominica Government Lifts State Of Emergency

Beryl Degenerates But Could Reform; Dominica Government Lifts State Of Emergency Mainers can expect rip currents and high seas from Tropical Storm Chris this week, according to the National Weather Service . As Chris strengthens into a hurricane Monday or Tuesday, the upper-level winds are also expected to steer the storm to the northeast, where it is likely to accelerate away from land and become extra-tropical by the end of the week. [Full Article...]

Starbucks is removing plastic straws from all stores

Starbucks is removing plastic straws from all stores The strawless lid for Starbucks's iced beverages is not unlike the standard hot coffee cup lid caffeine drinkers are already familiar with. "Starbucks taught the world how to drink coffee, and I believe that this commitment will help teach the world how to embrace sustainable business practices - starting with the plastic straw ", said Grenier. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Chris to strengthen; Beryl weakens to remnants

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris is likely to strengthen to a hurricane by Monday but will remain well away from the US coast for the next two or three days. "Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic should monitor the progress of Beryl ". 'Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, especially once Beryl ... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Beryl forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Beryl forms in the Atlantic The National Hurricane Center said the depression could become a tropical storm later on Thursday or Friday. Five to nine of those would become hurricanes , while only one to four could be major storms with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Embattled Pruitt Out as EPA Chief

Embattled Pruitt Out as EPA Chief The president said Pruitt's deputy, Andrew Wheeler, will now lead the agency. Pruitt, a former Oklahoma attorney general, made a name for himself by suing the very agency he would end up leading, urging the EPA to roll back regulations. [Full Article...]

Kristin Mink Encourages Scott Pruitt to Resign in DC Restaurant

Kristin Mink Encourages Scott Pruitt to Resign in DC Restaurant In his resignation letter he said, "The unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us". Mink told ABC News that she felt compelled to speak up, in part, because Pruitt's push for corporate deregulation felt "personal". Many of the EPA regulations Pruitt scraped or delayed had not yet taken effect, and the tens of thousands of lost c... [Full Article...]

SpaceX sends AI robot ‘crew member’ to join astronauts on space station

SpaceX sends AI robot ‘crew member’ to join astronauts on space station Cimon , pronounced Simon, looks like a basketball and will become the world's first AI-based, flying space robot. CIMON will help the geophysicist and volcanologist study crystals on the space station, solve a Rubik's cube using video data and play the role of an " intelligent camera " to document a medical experiment on-board. [Full Article...]

Heat rages on, MLHU prolongs extended heat warning

Heat rages on, MLHU prolongs extended heat warning The adopted criteria includes a daytime temperature of 29 degrees Celsius or higher and nighttime temperature of 16 degrees or higher or a humidex of 36 degrees Celsius or higher. It says "a very warm and humid airmass" will settle over eastern Quebec and the Maritime provinces this weekend, and will last into next week. The national weather agency says humidex values will climb back up to 40 C ... [Full Article...]

Big week: Trump, ahead of United States top court judge pick

Big week: Trump, ahead of United States top court judge pick Trump tweeted on Saturday he would make the decision on July 9, and the White House has said his choice will come from the shortlist of 25 candidates he had compiled during his campaign and added to a year ago. Earlier Friday, Trump made similar comments in an interview with Fox News and said he was looking for a nominee who closely models Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump nominated in Jan... [Full Article...]

Ohio County Heat Advisory extended to Sunday

Ohio County Heat Advisory extended to Sunday The Heat Advisory is in effect through noon today . Between 3 to 4 p.m. the high is expected to hit 96 degrees, said Charles Mott, National Weather Service meteorologist, with the low at 81 degrees Sunday morning. For many communities, the heat index is forecast to reach as high as 110 degrees. Never leave children, pets or disabled adults in a parked vehicle. [Full Article...]

Should the Senate postpone a Supreme Court pick until next year?

Should the Senate postpone a Supreme Court pick until next year? But somehow the word reached places it was never meant to go, and, well, the general consensus seems to be that we must let go of it once and for all. Gore and Citizens United, you never had one!" Under the ban, nationals from five majority Muslim countries, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen, can not travel to the United States. [Full Article...]

SpaceX wins US Air Force contract for Falcon Heavy launch

SpaceX wins US Air Force contract for Falcon Heavy launch The certification happened on June 21, while Falcon Heavy's second flight with the Air Force's Space Test Program Flight 2 was scheduled in October. Falcon Heavy clears the top of the strongback in a spectacular fashion. Falcon Heavy garnered widespread public attention during its maiden launch in February. [Full Article...]

Toxic Giant Hogweed Plant Has Spread to Virginia

Toxic Giant Hogweed Plant Has Spread to Virginia The plant grows very tall - as high as 14-feet. But Sutphin adds that more noticeable than the height is the effect the plant's sap can have on you. A towel or compress soaked in aluminum acetate, which you can purchase from pharmacies, provides temporary relief for skin irritations. Contact with the eyes can cause temporary or permanent blindness. [Full Article...]

Antarctic Ice Sheet is Melting Three Times as Fast as Before

Antarctic Ice Sheet is Melting Three Times as Fast as Before They also highlight the existential threat facing low-lying coastal cities and communities home to hundreds of millions of people. "The continent is causing sea levels to rise faster today than at any time in the past 25 years". These changes are happening so quickly because of the Antarctic's two largest glaciers, Pine Island and Thwaites. "If you start removing mass from there, you can hav... [Full Article...]

Mercedes bid to bridge power gap at Canada GP

Mercedes bid to bridge power gap at Canada GP However, a "quality issue" forced the team to abandon its debut until the French Grand Prix later this month, despite this, Bottas believes it won't hinder Mercedes' performance. "It's a great track and a real test for the driver and the vehicle". "There's 21 circuits and it's impossible to be ideal on every single one". "I've always enjoyed racing in Montreal ". [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Aletta grows stronger in Pacific

Tropical Storm Aletta grows stronger in Pacific But he says there's good evidence that the warming planet could weaken the global winds that push storms around. In the last 70 years the storms have slowed by ten per cent. Kossin said the findings were of great importance to society. By plugging storm data into computer models representing a future with temperatures that are up to five degrees warmer, they found that these cyclones moved 9... [Full Article...]

Life on Mars? Rover’s Latest Discovery Puts It ‘On the Table’

Life on Mars? Rover’s Latest Discovery Puts It ‘On the Table’ Today, scientists are announcing they've discovered conclusive evidence that several organic compounds are indeed found on the Red Planet. This diagram shows how methane beneath the Martian ground might find its way to the surface, where its uptake and release could produce the large seasonal variation in the atmosphere that was observed by the Curiosity rover. [Full Article...]


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