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Kavanaugh faces more questioning

Kavanaugh faces more questioning Citing the precedent dating back to the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg two and a half decades ago, Kavanaugh said he was unable provide give a response. Nixon , were correct. The committee considering Kavanaugh's nomination will hear from outside witnesses on Friday before the hearing wraps up. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to check spacecraft to find ISS air leak reason

Russian Federation to check spacecraft to find ISS air leak reason A commission has now been set up to look at the cause, with the goal of identifying the person responsible by name. A pressure drop in the ISS last week was traced to the hole. The hole was in a section of the Soyuz ship that which won't return to Earth. For one thing, a saboteur might have made a bigger hole; at the maximum rate of leakage, the crew aboard the ISS had " weeks of air left ... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Returns To Senate For A Third Day Of Hearings

Brett Kavanaugh Returns To Senate For A Third Day Of Hearings Board, the highlight, the number one case, the most important moment in Supreme Court history, is the reversal of a precedence on precedence, Plessy, which was itself wrongly decided 58 years after it was wrongly decided. "The fact that tens of thousands of documents revealing a Supreme Court nominee's views on key issues were deemed Committee Confidential and not available to the public refle... [Full Article...]

Ancient Torah scroll's lucky escape from Rio museum fire

Ancient Torah scroll's lucky escape from Rio museum fire For others, it means an immeasurable blow to Brazil's cultural memory. "This fire is what Brazilian politicians are doing to the people", said Rosana Hollanda, a 35-year-old high school history teacher, who was crying. The pieces ended up in Rio because they were sent all over the world as part of exchanges, including ones between the Berlin Museum and Rio that took place during the 1870s and ... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon moves into the Gulf

Tropical Storm Gordon moves into the Gulf Cantrell urged residents within the levee protection area to stock up on supplies and shelter in place. It is incredibly unlikely we will feel winds that strong here in Kentuckiana. The storm left many businesses on Florida's Gulf Coast feeling shortchanged by the holiday weekend. Police advised beach-goers to stay indoors. As of late Tuesday morning, Gordon's outer rainbands were already be... [Full Article...]

Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon nears

Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon nears As of 5 p.m., the storm had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph — with higher gusts — and was located about 95 miles south-southeast of Mobile, Ala., and about 90 miles southeast of Beloxi, Miss. Grand Isle Mayor David Campardelle called for a voluntary evacuation of the barrier island. The governors of Louisiana and MS have declared states of emergency, and emergency operations centers have been ... [Full Article...]

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

Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues Bush . Pressed by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin , Kavanaugh defended a ruling he took part in issuing an order preventing a 17-year-old illegal immigrant detained by U.S. Clearly, in the senator's eyes, Congress isn't doing what the public has elected them to do, and this failure of the body to do its job has led directly to the divided, heated hearings we see every time a potential Supreme... [Full Article...]

Here’s where Jim Cantore, Weather Channel staff will be as Gordon approaches

Here’s where Jim Cantore, Weather Channel staff will be as Gordon approaches Santa Rosa County Schools Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick announced Monday evening that schools will be dismissed early Tuesday due to the impending approach of Tropical Storm Gordon, which is expected to become a hurricane before making landfall late Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon could strengthen into a weak hurricane

Tropical Storm Gordon could strengthen into a weak hurricane I literally had to grab his hand and help him. Meanwhile, no coastal watches or warnings are in effect for Tropical Storm Florence . "It's been a good summer, and hopefully this won't do too much damage". Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared states of emergency. Airlines including Delta, Southwest and Frontier warned that delays and flight cancellations ar... [Full Article...]

Alberta projects $1B deficit drop, says pipeline ruling won't derail budget

Alberta projects $1B deficit drop, says pipeline ruling won't derail budget A Federal Court of Appeal decision Thursday overturned the approval of construction permits for the Trans Mountain pipeline , from Alberta to the B.C. After the two decisions were reached, Trudeau told reporters that he was looking forward to proceeding in the "right way" to complete the expansion project, which is expected to raise oil tanker traffic off British Columbia's coast from five ... [Full Article...]

Astronauts repairing air leak on International Space Station

Astronauts repairing air leak on International Space Station Nasa confirmed the tear had led to a "minute pressure leak" and that the crew were containing the issue. The simplest solutions are often the smartest, as it's been proven by Russian cosmonauts, who used a toothbrush and an endoscope to examine and patch a micro-crack that was leaking oxygen at the International Space Station . [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys

Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys The system is forecast to become Tropical Storm Gordon by 8 p.m. Monday as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center predicts. Parts of the northern Gulf Coast could see 3 to 6 inches rainfall Tuesday into Wednesday, from southeast Louisiana into far southern MS and far southern Alabama, according to the Weather Channel . [Full Article...]

Astronauts deal with air leak on Worldwide Area Station

Astronauts deal with air leak on Worldwide Area Station The hole in question was only two millimetres in diameter, but could have caused serious consequences for the crew if left unfixed. Mission Control outside Moscow told the astronauts to let the sealant dry overnight and that more leak checks would be conducted today. [Full Article...]

California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law in the nation

California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law in the nation Jerry Brown's desk for a signature. "California just took a huge step toward restoring protections that prevent companies like AT&T and Comcast from screwing us all over more than they already do", Evan Greer, the deputy director of Fight for the Future, said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Tropical disturbance to drench Florida, and Florence may form in eastern Atlantic

Tropical disturbance to drench Florida, and Florence may form in eastern Atlantic Potential tropical cyclone number six is being monitored by the Hurricane Center and will most likely upgrade it to Tropical Storm Florence over the weekend. The National Hurricane Center is watching two separate systems, one of which is expected to make it a rainy weekend locally. This cluster of storms is given the designation Potential Tropical Cyclone because tropical storm or hurricane stor... [Full Article...]

France's environment minister suddenly quits live on air

France's environment minister suddenly quits live on air Macron did not announce any major shifts in foreign policy in the annual address to his ambassadors, but spoke forcefully about what he labeled the "crisis of multilateralism" and the need to make Europe more "sovereign". The two European leaders seem to agree that Europe must revise the alliances that were formed after the Cold War and change the "architecture" of its defense systems. [Full Article...]

Astronauts fix air leak on the International Space Station

He said the fracture was found on the Soyuz ship that brought astronauts to the ISS in June for a six-month mission and is now docked with the space station. "This is a section of the Soyuz that does not return to Earth". He said a 2 millimetere hole may have been caused by the impact of a micrometeorite. Flight controllers are working with the crew to develop a more comprehensive long-term fix. [Full Article...]

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

Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia' Steady weakening is expected to begin on Friday. Speaking to JOE, a representative for Met Éireann said that it's impossible to predict weather forecasts more than 10 days in advance, which is the very reason why Met Éireann don't release long-range forecasts, as it would decrease their accuracy. [Full Article...]

Pipeline limbo: Court halts Trans Mountain construction

Pipeline limbo: Court halts Trans Mountain construction The Federal Court of Appeal ruled that the National Energy Board (NEB) regulator wrongly narrowed its review of the project to exclude related tanker traffic. "This is a major victory for my community", said Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan. The whales, which are also threatened due to toxic contamination levels and low supplies of Chinook salmon, are designated under the Species At Risk Act, which ... [Full Article...]

California Ends Cash Bail

California Ends Cash Bail The bill gives officials 24 hours to determine whether other suspects should be released before trial. "Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly", Gov. By eliminating cash bail , we are saying that those with the least ability to pay should not be released or incarcerated exclusively on the basis of their wealth or poverty. [Full Article...]


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