Virginia rocket launch to light up N.J. sky Monday night

Orbital ATK is poised to launch an Antares rocket Monday for the first time since a massive explosion after liftoff two years ago en route to the International Space Station. The private company is under a lot of pressure since this is their first launch in two years after their rocket failed catastrophically, and the vehicle and payload were destroyed causing $15 million in damage. [Full Article...]

The Battle for Mosul Is Playing Out Live on Facebook

The Battle for Mosul Is Playing Out Live on Facebook The International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement released in July that the fight over Mosul could result in the displacement of more than a million people. Footage of the operation aired on Kurdish channel Rudaw showed peshmerga fighters shooting and stopping a suicide carbomb coming towards them.According to two Kurdish MPs, at least eight peshmerga fighters were killed in tod... [Full Article...]

Rosetta spacecraft set for smash landing

Confirmation will arrive 40 minutes later, the time it takes for a message to travel between Rosetta and Earth, when the spacecraft's signal fades from ground controllers' computer screens. Since comets are believed to be made from materials left behind after the formation of the Solar System, the data could reveal what the Universe was like some 4.5 billion years ago. [Full Article...]

US seeks momentum for new Syria peace push

US seeks momentum for new Syria peace push He said no one should be "lighting a fire" under a larger sectarian war in the Middle East or one drawing in superpowers against one another. -Russian bid to end the war collapsed in days as Syrian forces backed by Russian airpower launched an offensive on rebel-held parts of Aleppo. [Full Article...]

Experimental European space lander to begin descent to Mars

Experimental European space lander to begin descent to Mars Schiaparelli's main goal is to test entry and landing gear and technology for a subsequent rover which will mark the second phase and highlight of the ExoMars mission. It was finally spotted in a NASA photo in January 2015. Schiaparelli is landing in region called Meridiani Planum. The high-stakes operation comes almost 13 years after European ambitions were dealt a blow when its first scou... [Full Article...]

Warm and dry weather to return

Warm and dry weather to return Highs on Sunday will range from the upper 70s to around 80 with a small, small storm threat. Monday's high of 86 comes awfully close to a record of 87 set in 1950! The clouds will increase Thursday . It'll also be another breezy day. Today in the Knoxville area, expect partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s. These winds will actually kick up to 14-17 miles per hour during the da... [Full Article...]

Staff from James Packer's Crown Resorts reportedly detained in China

Staff from James Packer's Crown Resorts reportedly detained in China Sources said that O'Connor rarely travelled to China, and picking the timing of his visit looks like an attempt to maximise the impact of the raids which were simultaneously undertaken across Crown's offices in all Chinese locations. "This is something that has never happened before". Industry estimates suggest worldwide VIP profit makes up between one quarter and one-third of Crown's earnings p... [Full Article...]

Is Your iPhone 7 Home Button Broken? Apple Offers Odd Temporary Workaround

Is Your iPhone 7 Home Button Broken? Apple Offers Odd Temporary Workaround A small round Home button appeared on screen at the bottom of the display. What happens if the button is non-responsive - how do you use the phone? It makes sense to build in this safety measure to ensure the iPhone 7 stays functional, can still enter DFU mode, etc. [Full Article...]

China to Support Anti-Drug Campaign Launched by the Philippines

Last week, the White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the U.S. remained "deeply concerned by reports of widespread extrajudicial killings by or at the behest of government authorities in the Philippines". Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has promised he will " humiliate " UN, EU and American representatives after inviting them to investigate his drugs war. [Full Article...]

Sony Is Looking To Bring PlayStation Franchises To Mobile Devices

Sony Is Looking To Bring PlayStation Franchises To Mobile Devices At this point in time there are no details regarding which titles will make it onto mobile first. As it stands, the company's current goal is to release these initial games before March of 2018. Reports say that Sony Interactive Entertainment is gearing up to release five smartphone games as a minimum in late March of 2018, by targeting some regions in Asia and Japan. [Full Article...]

Global Greenhouse Gas Ban a Huge Step Against Climate Change

Countries meeting in Rwanda have agreed a "monumental" deal to phase out gases that are worsening global warming. "And bringing HFCs under the Montreal Protocol sends a clear signal to the global marketplace to start replacing these unsafe chemicals with a new generation of climate-friendly and energy-efficient alternatives", he said. [Full Article...]

Note 7 Southwest Airlines Incident: Smoke From Replacement Device Prompts FAA Investigation

The phone was packaged in a box that had a black square on it, indicating the device was a replacement one. Brian Green, owner of the phone said that he bought the phablet last September 21 in AT&T and that it is actually a replacement. "Once we have examined the device we will have more information to share", it said. "We are working with the authorities and Southwest to recover the device an... [Full Article...]

Study questions value of mammograms, breast cancer screening

Shannon Donnelly, a junior, said, "I think it is important to support breast cancer because so many women and loved ones are being affected by it". Early detection is everything. Please take care of your own body. Her goal is to make sure women are consistent and get checked every year. Seeing the survivors and receiving that support from the community, "it just does something for you". [Full Article...]

Galaxy count may now top 2 trillion across universe

Galaxy count may now top 2 trillion across universe Conselice and his team believe that future telescopes would help us detect more of these unseen galaxies, which are either too faint or too far away to be seen by Hubble. Just when some of us were beginning to adapt to the notion that the Universe is just this really enormous... everything, scientists make this everything even more incomprehensibly enormous. [Full Article...]

David Attenborough teases second series of Planet Earth in BBC trailer

David Attenborough teases second series of Planet Earth in BBC trailer While humanity might be making a mess of the planet, the rest of its beauty has been vividly captured in " Planet Earth II ". The original series, Planet Earth , really is as good as it gets in terms of nature documentaries and was well worth all the time, effort and expense that went into filming it over a five-year period. [Full Article...]

RCMP officer injured in shooting on Highway 1 near Golden, BC

RCMP officer injured in shooting on Highway 1 near Golden, BC One person in the home was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to hospital with serious injuries. "He is described as an aboriginal male, about 5'6" tall, 209 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. They have been in the area with police dogs, helicopter and more. Vermeulen says the suspect in the stopped vehicle would not listen to the officer, and stole a nearby vehicle, inj... [Full Article...]

Derrick Rose says he smelled 'rape' setup early

Derrick Rose says he smelled 'rape' setup early Rose's lawyers have asked U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald to declare a mistrial because they had not been given three text messages important to their case until Friday, the day in which Rose took the witness stand. His co-defendants, friend Ryan Allen and personal assistant Randall Hampton - who both deny the gang-rape claims - flushed their condoms away in her bathroom. [Full Article...]

Samsung slashes preliminary Q3 earnings after discontinuing Galaxy Note 7

Chung Chang Won, an analyst at Nomura Holdings, estimated in a research note before the company's announcement the worst-case scenario of Samsung terminating the Note 7 would cost the company about US$5 billion in operating profit through 2017. [Full Article...]

Some local Donald Trump supporters are standing by him

Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. They spoke out against Trump , pointing out the fact that " locker room talk " doesn't involve the degrading way the GOP nominee talks about women. Trump admitted and apologized for saying what he said . You do not respect women while you perpetuate the serious and violent rape culture that is so normalized in this world. [Full Article...]

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Be Charged With Criminal Contempt of Court

At a hearing in federal district court in Arizona on Tuesday, prosecutors with the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section told a judge that they intend to proceed to trial against the Maricopa County sheriff on criminal charges, a Justice Department spokesman said. [Full Article...]

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