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Jaguar escapes zoo, killing trapped animals

Jaguar escapes zoo, killing trapped animals No humans were hurt. Zoo officials said keeper error was not a factor in the escape. The zoo is expected to reopen to the public on Sunday. An "after action review" is taking place to determine how the killer cat got free. "Today is a hard day for the Audubon family", a statement from the Audobon Nature Institute said. As well as grief counselors being on-site this morning for staff, we ... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's Trump texts sparked by 'horrible, disgusting behaviour'

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's Trump texts sparked by 'horrible, disgusting behaviour' In his opening statement, Strzok acknowledged that while his text message criticism was "blunt", it wasn't directed at one person or party and included jabs not only at Trump but also at Clinton and Sen. "My presumption, based on that frightful, disgusting behavior that the American population would not elect somebody demonstrating that behavior to be President of the United States", Strzok said. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh nomination is 'war against working people' say progressive Jews

Kavanaugh nomination is 'war against working people' say progressive Jews There are two Republican senators, Susan Collins of ME, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who are being watched closely because of their pro-abortion rights stances and their votes against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act - "Obamacare". [Full Article...]

'Surprising' Beryl Ramps Up to Tropical Storm Level

'Surprising' Beryl Ramps Up to Tropical Storm Level Tropical Depression Two, which could become Tropical Storm Beryl, was located about 1,385 east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and is moving west at 35 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center gives the system a 70% chance of development (short-term) as of Thursday morning. But the NHC predicts the storm will not strengthen because of strong wind shear. [Full Article...]

Scott Pruitt Is Out At The EPA, But His Policy Legacy Remains

Scott Pruitt Is Out At The EPA, But His Policy Legacy Remains A former coal lobbyist is set to take over the helm at the Environmental Protection Agency after EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid questions of unethical behavior. The EPA administrator's resignation comes days after a teacher confronted him at a Washington D.C. restaurant to express her disapproval of his policies and urged him to resign . [Full Article...]

Artificial intelligence robot launched to ISS from US

Artificial intelligence robot launched to ISS from US No mutinous takeovers like HAL from the 1968 film classic " 2001: A Space Odyssey ". A SpaceX rocket that flew just two months ago with a Nasa satellite has roared back into action, launching the first orbiting robot with artificial intelligence and other station supplies. [Full Article...]

The coldest temperature on Earth has been updated - and it’s ungodly low

The coldest temperature on Earth has been updated - and it’s ungodly low Vostok, Antarctica, now holds the world record for the coldest temperature ever recorded by a land-based weather station. Weather stations can log conditions exactly as they are, but satellites can cover much greater areas around the clock. [Full Article...]

Sheriff Asks Public to Stay Clear of Iowa Train Derailment Site

Sheriff Asks Public to Stay Clear of Iowa Train Derailment Site BNSF spokesman Andy Williams confirmed the details Saturday. Almost half the spill - an estimated 100,000 gallons (378,530 liters) - had been contained with booms near the derailment site and an additional boom placed approximately 5 miles (8.05 kilometers) downstream, Williams said. [Full Article...]

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before But in the period between 2012 to 2017, the figure jumps to a staggering 219 billion tonnes per year. Antarctica has lost about three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992 and scientists say the window of opportunity to prevent major meltdown of the icesheets is narrowing. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Aletta grows stronger in Pacific

Tropical Storm Aletta grows stronger in Pacific The unusually slow-moving Hurricane Harvey was a recent example. The western North Pacific basin, where the strongest systems are referred to as typhoons and super typhoons, sees the most storms annually and has seen the most slowing, at 20%. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches SES-12 communications satellite

SpaceX launches SES-12 communications satellite The launch of SES-10 in March 2017 was a big milestone for SpaceX, which has been working toward reusable rockets for 15 years before successfully launching a recovered first-stage rocket. This satellite will provide video, data, and other communications services across the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East. The plan was for the tourists to fly on a Dragon Crew spacecraft launched from Ear... [Full Article...]

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: A mistake to nationalize Trans Mountain pipeline

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: A mistake to nationalize Trans Mountain pipeline The Globe and Mail quoted B.C. Attorney General David Ebby as saying "The province is fully living up to its commitments under the agreement, and we expect that any future owner of the project would live up to theirs", noting that the original agreement between the province and Kinder Morgan included no condition that the provincial government can not change its mind about the Trans Mountain expan... [Full Article...]

Horgan, Weaver and Notley respond to federal government's Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

Horgan, Weaver and Notley respond to federal government's Trans Mountain pipeline purchase The Government of Canada has reached a deal with Kinder Morgan to buy the highly contested Trans Mountain Pipeline. That said, if it takes federal ownership to construct a project that Kinder Morgan was unable to do, that may be sign of a broader failure in Canada - not a win. [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Alberto Closes In On Florida; Warnings Of Floods, Tornadoes

Subtropical Storm Alberto Closes In On Florida; Warnings Of Floods, Tornadoes Everett said the heavy rains will likely mean higher than normal summertime lake levels on some of TVA's biggest storage reservoirs, including Fontana, Appalachia, Douglas, Hiwassee, Chatuge and Blue Ridge lakes. said about 20,000 homes and businesses were without electricity Tuesday , most in the Birmingham area. Meteorologists are predicting a warm and muggy Memorial Day, with a chance of sho... [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms over the northwestern Caribbean Sea

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms over the northwestern Caribbean Sea ET Sunday, the National Hurricane Centre said Alberto was about 210 kilometres west-southwest of Tampa, Fla., and moving north at 22 km/h. A storm surge watch is in effect along the US gulf coast, from Crystal River to the mouth of the Mississippi River. [Full Article...]

Google will soon require OEMs to roll out 'regular' Android security patches

Google will soon require OEMs to roll out 'regular' Android security patches The new voices are also just some of the changes that Google is making to Assistant. At I/O 2018, the company announced support for Digital Subscriptions through the Google Assistant's voice apps, 'Actions' . Until now, users have had to say "Hey Google" each time they asked a question or wanted help. Also, the time is now displayed on the left side if the notch instead of the regular r... [Full Article...]

Uber Announces Research Partnership with NASA on Flying Urban Taxis

Uber Announces Research Partnership with NASA on Flying Urban Taxis Uber's holding a big conference today in Los Angeles, Uber Elevate , to share more about its ambitions to launch a flying taxi service. Uber and NASA promise to develop a flight management system to keep thousands of planes flying orderly. [Full Article...]

28Chinese Court Sentences Ex-Top Communist Official to Life Term for Graft

28Chinese Court Sentences Ex-Top Communist Official to Life Term for Graft The former Communist Party Secretary was convicted of illegally accepting more than 170 million yuan (US $ 26.7 million) in bribes, according to the First Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin . Sun's case mirrors the downfall of another former Chongqing chief, Bo Xilai , whose arrest shook the previous party shuffle in 2012. Xi has presided over a popular anti-graft drive since coming to p... [Full Article...]

Former senior Chinese official given life sentence

Former senior Chinese official given life sentence Sun pleaded guilty at an open court hearing held on April 12th. Sun fell from grace just months before the Communist Party met for its twice-a-decade conference in October, and a generational transfer of power was made in key decision-making bodies. [Full Article...]

Fitbit's female health tracking goes live as its wearables get smarter

Fitbit's female health tracking goes live as its wearables get smarter But that's changing today - Fitbit is rolling out quick replies to the Versa and Ionic . It's probably not too late, though, and besides, both female health tracking capabilities and quick replies are coming to the affordable Versa, as well as the costlier Fitbit Ionic smartwatch , available right now at $250 after a nationwide $50 markdown. [Full Article...]


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