• Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing
Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing

If no Democrat ultimately supports the nomination, the Republicans have no margin for error in a Senate they control by 50-49. Irked by a protester who interrupted him, Sen. Liberals worry that Kavanaugh could provide a decisive fifth vote on the nine-justice court to overturn or weaken the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized aborti...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2
Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2

There is, to begin with, the broadest context - the fact that justices who are confirmed receive lifetime appointments to a court that readily engages in intrepid acts of overturning its own precedents and democratically enacted laws. Feinstein followed up by asking about his work in the White House under former President George W. Bush . In 2...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon, moving fast, aims to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane
Tropical Storm Gordon, moving fast, aims to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

For now, Tropical Storm Gordon has winds blowing at 65 mph (100 km/hour), and its eye (the center of the storm) is located about 145 miles (235 kilometers) from the mouth of the Mississippi River, the NHC said. A surge of 2-4 feet is possible in this area. No flooding just yet and not expecting strong winds. At 5 p.m., the center of the syste...

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  • Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast
Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

We got out of it barely alive."Jeff Collier, mayor of Dauphin Island, Alabama, in the Gulf, said the storm was approaching just as the island was finishing up recovery from Hurricane Nate previous year."We've just about got things cleaned up", Collier told WPMI ".

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  • Dozens of elephants killed near Botswana wildlife sanctuary
Dozens of elephants killed near Botswana wildlife sanctuary

Chase said elephants in Zambia and Angola, north of Botswana , "have been poached to the verge of local extinction, and poachers have now turned to Botswana ". According to tracking collar data gathered by scientists, elephants tend to stay within Botswana's boarders for its assumed safety and despite not having fences along the country's board...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon forms near upper Florida Keys
Tropical Storm Gordon forms near upper Florida Keys

We'll continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Gordon . The rip current risk is high for Labor Day, and will likely stay that way Tuesday. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for South Florida , and from the Florida-Alabama border west to near Morgan City, La.

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  • Trans Mountain suspending expansion construction activities
Trans Mountain suspending expansion construction activities

University of Victoria law professor Chris Tollefson says the energy board should first launch its new review, which involves receiving written submissions, consulting with Indigenous groups and holding hearings. The federal government announced it would buy Kinder Morgan's core Canadian assets for $4.5 billion to take ownership of the existing pip...

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  • Leak repaired on International Space Station
Leak repaired on International Space Station

The minute tear, measuring about two millimeters (0.08 inch) in diameter, was discovered in the capsule's orbital compartment and was readily fixed by German astronaut Alexander Gerst and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, reports CNET .

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  • Gauze and sealant a temporary fix to leak at International Space Station
Gauze and sealant a temporary fix to leak at International Space Station

The International Space Station , centre, passes in front of the Moon in its Earth orbit as photographed from Salgotarjan, Hungary. "This is a section of the Soyuz that does not return to Earth". An astronaut who had undergone rigorous training for years and scientific study used one of his thumbs to block the hole in the International Space Sta...

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  • California looks to adopt Obama-style net neutrality rules
California looks to adopt Obama-style net neutrality rules

If Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill, California would become the fourth state to create a net neutrality law. California legislators signed off on Senate Bill 905, which will now head to Governor Jerry Brown for final approval . While California would be the first state in the nation to adopt such a measure, other countries, including Norwa...

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  • Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic
Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

Thomas and St. John were under a flood advisory for much of Thursday, and some weather systems raise flags for upcoming weeks as the hurricane season enters its most risky month. The system is expected to gradually strengthen into a tropical storm later Friday. The most likely scenario is this tropical wave floats toward Florida Tuesday and Wedne...

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  • Astronauts work to fix International Space Station leak
Astronauts work to fix International Space Station leak

Early this morning, the flight controllers informed the crew about the leak. Roscosmos has "convened a commission to conduct further analysis of the possible cause of the leak" but there's no danger to any Russian astronauts returning to Earth in the Soyuz spacecraft.

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  • Tropical disturbance will bring increased rain chances closer to Labor Day
Tropical disturbance will bring increased rain chances closer to Labor Day

The National Hurricane Center forecasts it will nearly certainly become a cyclone but will not affect the USVI. 6 is located a couple of hundred miles east-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands. The chance of this developing into a tropical system looks pretty slim at this point thanks to strong wind shear in this part of the Atlantic, but it's som...

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  • Russia: Space station air pressure restored after leak
Russia: Space station air pressure restored after leak

The crew carried out the inspection the next morning and discovered the 2mm hole in the station's orbital compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, attached to the Russian segment. The space station crew is conducting troubleshooting and fix work on the leak, NASA explained in a blog post Thursday morning. The International Space Station, ce...

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  • More than 300 vulnerable sea turtles found dead in Mexico
More than 300 vulnerable sea turtles found dead in Mexico

Mexico has imposed criminal penalties for anyone found guilty of killing sea turtles, and the government's special prosecutorial office for crimes against the environment was leading the probe. The decline of the species is mainly due to human activities, including the incidental capture in commercial fisheries. The office said in a statement T...

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  • NASA works to contain pressure leak on International Space Station
NASA works to contain pressure leak on International Space Station

A leak has been found on the Russian side of the International Space Station , according to NASA on Thursday morning. Pressure sensors detected a depressurization in the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday night. The space station is heated and pressurized with an air mixture so that the astronauts can breathe normally, and it requi...

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  • Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today
Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today

Given the high chances that this system could bring tropical storm conditions to a portion of the southern Cabo Verde Islands, advisories have been initiated on Potential Tropical Cyclone Six. "The system is moving toward the west near 12 miles per hour, and this general motion with a gradual turn toward the west-northwest is expected to continue d...

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  • International Space Station leak:
International Space Station leak: "Minute pressure leak" detected Wednesday evening

It was found in the most recent Soyuz capsule, which is one of two docked at the space station and is home to three Americans, two Russians and a German. On Twitter, it confirmed "all systems are stable" despite the "tiny leak". Program officials and flight controllers for the International Space Station are monitoring a small leak detected on th...

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  • Goats prefer happy people
Goats prefer happy people

It is thought to be one of the first indications that the ability to glean a human's mood is not limited to species such as dogs or horses , which have a long history of working closely alongside people. Goats have been found to prefer people who are grinning rather than scowling when shown pictures of both. Goats can differentiate between fac...

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  • Goats Like It When You Smile at Them, Extremely Heartwarming Study Says
Goats Like It When You Smile at Them, Extremely Heartwarming Study Says

The study, which provides the first evidence of how goats read human emotional expressions, implies that the ability of animals to perceive human facial cues is not limited to those with a long history of domestication as companions, such as dogs and horses .

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