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Research Brett Kavanaugh: Top takeaways from Day 2 of hearing
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh: Top takeaways from Day 2 of hearing

This was the second day of hearings on the confirmation of Kavanaugh . Joe Donnelly, who is another endangered senator and voted past year to confirm Trump's other Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch. He defined such a sponsor as "a family member or friend who she would not be forced to talk to, but she could consult with if she wanted about the decision facing her".

Research Hurricane Gordon: Storm set to smash into USA within hours
Author: 0 Hurricane Gordon: Storm set to smash into USA within hours

The 2 a.m. ET update from the National Hurricane Center said the storm had maximum-sustained winds of 50 miles per hour as it moved northwest at 14 miles per hour. The storm struck along the border of Alabama and MS with winds blowing at up to 70 miles per hour (112 kph), which later eased somewhat. Workers on at least 54 oil and gas production platforms were evacuated.

Research Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast
Author: 0 Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

As Tropical Storm Gordon makes a beeline toward the central Gulf coast, hurricane development isn't out of the question. Up to 8 inches of rain was expected to have covered parts of south Florida by Tuesday , with 1 to 2 inches projected around Tampa Bay, according to Norman, the National Weather Service meteorologist.

Research Trump's Supreme Court pick vows independence, sidesteps questions
Author: 0 Trump's Supreme Court pick vows independence, sidesteps questions

It's not just what a law review article says. So sad to see!" Democrats raised objections from the moment Chairman Chuck Grassley gaveled the committee to order. "Are you saying you can not answer that simple question?" "Judge Kavanaugh had more papers submitted to our Judiciary Committee than the last five judicial nominees to the Supreme Court combined", he said.

Research Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon strikes
Author: 0 Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon strikes

Louis, Mississippi, U.S., September 4, 2018. When Gordon makes landfall, a storm surge of 3-5 feet is possible for all of coastal MS and from Shell Beach in eastern Louisiana to Dauphin Island, Ala ., the hurricane center says. Across the Gulf Coast, others are bracing for the storm, where punishing surf and rain has begun. "Nobody should panic but everybody should take this seriously", Louisiana Gov.

Research Gordon likely to make landfall as category 1 hurricane
Author: 0 Gordon likely to make landfall as category 1 hurricane

Tropical storm-force winds battered south Florida and the upper Keys on Monday as Gordon formed. New Orleans director of emergency preparedness Collin Arnold says the storm has the potential to turn into a "low-level hurricane" with potential winds of up to 70 miles per hour (113 kph).

Research Almost 100 Elephants Killed For Ivory In Botswana
Author: 0 Almost 100 Elephants Killed For Ivory In Botswana

Five white rhinos were also killed over the past few months. The Botswana poaching occurred just months after former president Ian Khama, deeply passionate about protecting wildlife, stepped down, handing power to his chosen successor Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Research Do you agree with the Trans Mountain pipeline ruling?
Author: 0 Do you agree with the Trans Mountain pipeline ruling?

Earlier this year, in an escalating dispute with the B.C. government over Trans Mountain, Notley's government passed sweeping legislation allowing it to intervene in the marketplace and restrict oil flows if necessary to maximize prices while also sending a sharp message to Canadian regions reliant on Alberta's oil.

Research International Space Station leak is stable, Russian space agency says
Author: 0 International Space Station leak is stable, Russian space agency says

For the six astronauts on the 250-mile-high ISS, now home to three Americans, two Russians and one German, things like orbital debris is always constant threat, even the tiny 2mm pieces. Astronauts applied Kapton tape to the leak site, effectively slowing the air leak. On Twitter , it confirmed "all systems are stable" despite the "tiny leak".

Research Tropical depression likely to form near SWFL
Author: 0 Tropical depression likely to form near SWFL

Rain is the main concern as South Florida is expected to get 2-4 inches Monday with 4-6 inches on the Gulf Coast. The current wind pattern is expected to gradually change and lead the storm over the eastern and central Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Research Astronauts deal with air leak on Worldwide Area Station
Author: 0 Astronauts deal with air leak on Worldwide Area Station

Flight controllers noticed a drop in air pressure overnight on Wednesday, and alerted the crew. After monitoring the situation for the better part of an hour, the space station crew pressed a sealant-laden wipe into the leak site to firm up the temporary patch.

Research California Net Neutrality Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk
Author: 0 California Net Neutrality Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

Kevin de Leon is close to being shelved in the state Assembly. And it worked! Passing this bill in California is a massive victory for the whole Internet, and it was no easy task. The new measure is headed for the governor, Jerry Brown's, desk. A coalition of business groups, including the California Chamber of Commerce, say in a joint statement that they're all for gender equality but this isn't the way to go about it.

Research Tropical disturbance to drench Florida, and Florence may form in eastern Atlantic
Author: 0 Tropical disturbance to drench Florida, and Florence may form in eastern Atlantic

To be named, a cyclone must have sustained winds of at least 39 miles per hour. This will lead to an increase in rip currents along with posing a hazard to small craft. The National Hurricane Center is watching two separate systems, one of which is expected to make it a rainy weekend locally. One-week rainfall forecast valid from Friday morning through next Friday morning.

Research 300 endangered turtles found dead on Mexico beach
Author: 0 300 endangered turtles found dead on Mexico beach

Video footage shows numerous corpses were partially decomposed and some already had fragmented shells. They had been trapped in a 393-foot (120-meter) long net that is not approved for fishing. The office of the federal attorney for environmental protection (PROFEPA) said it would investigate the case. On August 17, authorities said they had found 122 sea turtles dead on a beach in the neighbouring state of Chiapas, mostly from the same species.

Author: 0 Small Meteorite Hits Space Station

Today, NASA astronauts are working on repairing the damage caused by a small meteorite which is thought to have struck the station this week, causing an oxygen leak and sparking alarms to sound aboard the ship. None at all - the ground controllers actually found the leak about 7pm space time and made a decision to let the crew sleep first. As they searched for a solution, Dr Gerst, from the European Space Agency , is said to have plugged...

Research New study finds goats prefer happy human faces
Author: 0 New study finds goats prefer happy human faces

Conclusively, the goats spent more time looking at, sniffing, or otherwise engaging with the happy images. "The ability may be far more widespread than previously believed". Goats can't see red so the pictures were in a format called "grey scale" that removes the colour. Don't get bleat - we mean bleak - around a goat .

Research Federal court ruling leaves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in doubt
Author: 0 Federal court ruling leaves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in doubt

The consultations with First Nations must be re-done before the project can be considered for approval again. Canadian Chamber of Commerce president Perrin Beatty said the ruling "sends a profoundly negative message to investors both here at home and around the world about Canada's regulatory system and our ability to get things done even after the federal government has declared them to be in the national interest".

Research Atlantic Coming Alive: tracking two tropical waves
Author: 0 Atlantic Coming Alive: tracking two tropical waves

This system is expected to bring rains and gusty winds to those islands in two or three days, and interests in that region should monitor the progress of this disturbance. The storm has gained a little more strength and is expected to move into the Central Pacific Basin (crossing 140 W) later today. The system has winds of 25kts and is moving W around 10kts.

Author: 0 NASA discovers leak on International Space Station

In a status update , NASA said the leak was isolated to a hole that's about 2 millimeters (0.07 inches) in diameter in the orbital compartment of Russia's Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, which is attached to the Russian-built Rassvet module on the station.

Research California Ends Cash Bail
Author: 0 California Ends Cash Bail

But high-risk evaluations - those having previously violated conditions of release; having been arrested for a violent felony, or sex crime; having a third DUI within 10 years; or being already on probation - would not be eligible for pre-trial release.

Research Hazy, hot, and humid weather on the way
Author: 0 Hazy, hot, and humid weather on the way

Environment Canada issued the heat warning on Sunday , and it is expected to remain in place until Wednesday . The high humidity will continue, with dew points around or over 70 degrees for much of the day. Changes come Wednesday with a strong cold front. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. We'll have two days of this summer heat and likely add to our tally of 14 days of 90 or above for the year.

Research News Larry Fitzgerald to speak at John McCain memorial service
Author: 0 News Larry Fitzgerald to speak at John McCain memorial service

John McCain by creating an official group to vet a variety of memorial options. John McCain , R-Ariz., left, as they watch practice at the NFL football team's training camp Tuesday, Aug. "Americans never quit. We never surrender". Instead, Graham mentioned his mentor's failed attempts at immigration reform, his belief in climate change and compromise.

Research Wind-whipped wildfire burns in Maui ahead of hurricane
Author: 0 Wind-whipped wildfire burns in Maui ahead of hurricane

Paradise looks different when a fierce hurricane is raging along its shores. Some were going for plywood to board their windows and for generators. Brinson, a native of the United Kingdom now living in Denver, said many shops were closed, and those still open were frantic with people buying food, beer and water to take back to their rooms.

Research Cave Girl's Mom and Dad Were From Different Human Species
Author: 0 Cave Girl's Mom and Dad Were From Different Human Species

However, recent studies show that the history of human evolution is much more complicated. But this is the first time someone actually found a fossil of the offspring. But the new study, published on Wednesday in the journal Nature , offers clear evidence. An analysis of the woman's genome, continues Gretchen Vogel in Science , indicates her mother was Neanderthal and her father was Denisovan, the mysterious group of ancient humans discovered in the same Siberian cave in 2011.

Research Space Station captures images of hurricane approaching Hawaii
Author: 0 Space Station captures images of hurricane approaching Hawaii

Magnum P.I., which began production in Hawaii in June with a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony , has reportedly already stopped production for the day, while Hawaii Five-0 will halt production after a morning shoot. "Filling up [the] tank and stuff". President Trump's declaration secures federal emergency response funding as well as Homeland Security and FEMA assistance.

Research EPA cancels three hearings on new vehicle emissions rule
Author: 0 EPA cancels three hearings on new vehicle emissions rule

The proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule returns regulation of power-plant emissions to a legal framework following unprecedented overreach. The models for the Trump plan also project tens of thousands of additional major asthma attacks and hundreds more heart attacks compared with the Obama plan , which has been hung up in the courts.

Research Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership vote
Author: 0 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership vote

Judging by social media, there's not a whole lot of sympathy flying Mr Dutton's way following his crack at leading the Liberal Party . "It's over for him, give it two weeks", a Dutton supporter told the Australian Financial Review . And yes, the Kevin Andrews who got that wrecking ball rolling back then is the same Kevin Andrews who, as part of the core group of self-styled conservative rebels - Tony Abbott , Eric Abetz and Andrew Hastie are the others - so enthusiastically undermined ...

Research Stop flushing your contact lenses down the drain
Author: 0 Stop flushing your contact lenses down the drain

Even if the whole lens does not escape through waste water filters, the fragments of them can be risky, too, contaminating the environment. "But I started to wonder, has anyone done research on what happens to these plastic lenses after their useful lifespan is over?" Owing to the wastewater treatment design, there is an increasing level of micro-plastic pollution in the waterways, which ultimately reaches the food chain.

Research Don't Flush Your Contacts, New Study Warns
Author: 0 Don't Flush Your Contacts, New Study Warns

This is the first study that shows the movement of contact lenses through waste water and back into the surface water. The ASU study, that was formally presented Sunday at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston, found that used contact lenses are prevalent in wastewater sludge after sewage treatment.

Research Hurricane Lane is the risky Category 5 storm that's headed toward Hawaii
Author: 0 Hurricane Lane is the risky Category 5 storm that's headed toward Hawaii

The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Ernesto had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) and its center was about 695 miles (1,120 kilometers) north-northwest of the Azores. Residents along the affected shores should be alert for high and risky surf conditions. Forecasters at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said that residents and visitors on all islands should continue to closely monitor the progress of Lane this week.

Research Hurricane brings rare watches, warnings to Hawaii
Author: 0 Hurricane brings rare watches, warnings to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane could make landfall on any or multiple islands, and may bring strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, high surf and storm surges. Longtime Hawaii residents were reminded of the destruction caused by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, which according to Hawaii News Now , made landfall on Kauai island in September of that year as a Category 4 storm with 145 miles per hour winds.

Author: 0 Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii

Hurricane Watches have been issued for Hawaii and Maui counties, in the eastern part of the islands. Beyond its wind strength, the storm was also expected to be a rainmaker through the weekend, bringing the risk of flooding and landslides.

Research EPA moves to dramatically cut regulation of coal power
Author: 0 EPA moves to dramatically cut regulation of coal power

President Trump's plan broadly increases the leeway given states to decide how and how much to regulate coal power plants. This is "one of the Trump administration's most egregious attacks on clean air, public health, and our fragile climate", declared Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, and it "subjects the EPA to the very coal industry executives who used to sign Wheeler's paychecks and want to pollute with impunity".

Research U-turns leave Malcolm Turnbull on the ropes and facing coup
Author: 0 U-turns leave Malcolm Turnbull on the ropes and facing coup

After his abortive attempt to snatch the leadership of the Liberal Party , it was pretty clear that Peter Dutton's position in Malcolm Turnbull's cabinet was, shall we say, untenable. However, those who didn't support it threatened to "cross the floor" - that is, vote against it in Parliament. Mr Dutton resigned from Cabinet after the vote and will move to the backbench, triggering a ministerial reshuffle.

Research Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the central Atlantic
Author: 0 Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the central Atlantic

However, unlike a tropical system, a subtropical storm isn't well-organized. Subtropical Storm Debby formed in the north Atlantic Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Before then they were simply given numbers for identification. You can stay on top of the latest tropical information with the WLOX Weather App anywhere and anytime.

Research 99-million-year-old beetle discovered trapped in amber
Author: 0 99-million-year-old beetle discovered trapped in amber

Researchers found an ancient boganiid beetle preserved in Burmese amber for an estimated 99 million years along with grains of cycad pollen . After that Liqin Li from the Chinese Academy of Sciences concluded the pollen actually belonged to an ancient cycad.

Research Roundup found in popular oatmeal, granola & kids' cereals
Author: 0 Roundup found in popular oatmeal, granola & kids' cereals

A leading research group claims harmful levels of a weed killer linked to cancer are showing up in foods and cereals marketed to children. Careful about giving your child Cheerios or Quaker Oats cereals. "The government must take steps to protect our most vulnerable populations", said Alexis Temkin, Ph.D, a toxicologist at the organization. "The draft human health risk assessment concludes that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans", the EPA said in a 2017 draft risk ...

Research Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance
Author: 0 Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance

After Trump yanked Brennan's security clearance, Brennan said Trump's "claims of no collusion" are " hogwash ". Of those on the list, only Ohr is still employed in government service, but maintaining a security clearance is useful for finding documents if any of them are called to testify before special counsel Robert Mueller investigation.