• CITY OF NORTHLAKE: Chicago bracing for dangerous heat wave
CITY OF NORTHLAKE: Chicago bracing for dangerous heat wave

Indianapolis and the majority of central IN is under a Heat Advisory through 8 PM. The heat wave could last as long as Thursday with highs in the mid to low 90s Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday, and Thursday . The peak of the heat will occur today , but the next few days won't exactly be cool days. Monday night - Partly cloudy, with a...

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  • Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee
Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee

Trump's statement that two women are included in his shortlist for the position may be meant to neutralize any plans by Democrats to stage an all-out war in the Senate. "We have great people. highly talented, brilliant, mostly conservative judges", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to New Jersey.

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  • Jeff Merkley, Democrat senator, 'worried about Roe v. Wade'
Jeff Merkley, Democrat senator, 'worried about Roe v. Wade'

The Supreme Court is the ultimate check on the president and Congress, putting it squarely in the crosshairs of USA politics and America's culture wars. Last year, Gorsuch was formally nominated on February 1 and confirmed on April 7, a span of 65 days. "Can he get it right twice in a row?" "Our Republican colleagues in the Senate should follow t...

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  • Supreme Court justice's retirement is a gift for Donald Trump
Supreme Court justice's retirement is a gift for Donald Trump

But here's the most important thing to note: Constitutionally, the Senate can consider a president's Supreme Court nominee whenever it wants. Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bob Young, Jr. Thomas, nominated by George H.W. Bush, was confirmed by only 52 senators, 41 Republicans and 11 Democrats. In 2007, Thapar was the first American of ...

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  • Around 30 noxious Hogweed have been found in Virginia
Around 30 noxious Hogweed have been found in Virginia

The giant hogweed poses a serious human health hazard because it exudes a clear watery sap containing photosensitizing agents. What's more , during winter months, the soil under the giant hogweed becomes bare and erodes more readily. If you or someone you know brushes against one of these plants, experts recommend immediately washing the affec...

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  • Antarctica losing ice twice as fast as six years ago
Antarctica losing ice twice as fast as six years ago

Lead author Andrew Shepherd of the University of Leeds told NPR that prior to 2012, Antarctica's ice losses had been contributing a "relatively small proportion" to global sea level rise . That is pushing up global sea levels by 0.6mm annually, a three-fold increase since the last assessment in 2012. That exact location matters, as the com...

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  • United States, Canada and Mexico to jointly host 2026 World Cup
United States, Canada and Mexico to jointly host 2026 World Cup

It's not all that popular to spend all that money to try to woo an event, then you have to spend even more to actually host the thing. The 1994 World Cup in the USA set surviving records for attendance figures thanks to the large, mostly National Football League, stadiums that were used, but those who traveled to the tournament noted that the...

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  • Hurricane Bud intensifying off Mexico's Pacific Coast
Hurricane Bud intensifying off Mexico's Pacific Coast

While Bud was initially expected to make landfall in Mexico as a Category 3 hurricane , new forecasts on Monday afternoon began predicting that Bud will hit Baja California or Cabo San Lucas as a weak tropical storm with winds reaching only about 40 miles per hour.

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  • Cosmic Rival? Astronomers Spot Enigmatic System with Three Earth-Size Planets
Cosmic Rival? Astronomers Spot Enigmatic System with Three Earth-Size Planets

The Indian team from the PRL employed their "PRL Advance Radial-velocity Abu-sky Search" ( PARAS ) spectrograph with which they measured the mass of the new exoplanet. The total mass of these elements was calculated at about 60 to 70 percent of planet EPIC's total mass. According to SciTech Daily , John Grunsfeld, from NASA's Science Mission D...

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  • Scientists say cost of sucking carbon from thin air could tumble
Scientists say cost of sucking carbon from thin air could tumble

A new application of old technology may be the answer. Canada-based clean engineering company Carbon Engineering outlined the design for a large industrial facility that said it could collect carbon dioxide from the air at a cost of United States dollars 94 to USD 232 per tonne.

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  • Hurricanes Are Slowing Down and Leaving More Damage When They Hit Land
Hurricanes Are Slowing Down and Leaving More Damage When They Hit Land

And that was before slowpoke Harvey hit a year ago. For Atlantic hurricanes , the slowdown was 6%. In some regions, the pace of those storms slowed even more as they hit land. He said beyond the changes in regularity and intensity of cyclones, their very "behaviour" was being affected by climate change . For instance, it is expected that hu...

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  • SpaceX postpones the Falcon 9 rocket launch to June 4
SpaceX postpones the Falcon 9 rocket launch to June 4

This mission was aimed at transferring the communications satellite SES-12 into its "geostationary transfer orbit". SpaceX readied a Falcon 9 rocket for launch early Monday to boost a powerful SES communications satellite into orbit, providing direct-to-home video, high-speed data relay, broadband, maritime and aircraft connectivity acr...

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  • Trump directs 'instant motion' to stop coal, nuclear energy vegetation from closing
Trump directs 'instant motion' to stop coal, nuclear energy vegetation from closing

The Energy Department would also establish a "Strategic Electric Generation Reserve". The US energy watchdog found the proposals neither justified nor reasonable But on Friday, the White House said it was working on a new plan. According to data from the Energy Information Administration, coal consumption has fallen about 20 percent compared to...

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  • If you're buying Trans Mountain, where's your backing for Energy East: Raitt
If you're buying Trans Mountain, where's your backing for Energy East: Raitt

The federal government announced a plan Tuesday to spend $4.5 billion on buying the Trans Mountain pipeline and most of current owner Kinder Morgan Canada's other assets in order to ensure a plan to twin the pipeline is allowed to proceed.

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  • Alberto brings little rain to Volusia/Flagler area as it approaches the coast
Alberto brings little rain to Volusia/Flagler area as it approaches the coast

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from the Suwannee River to Navarre Florida, and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Suwannee River to the Mississippi/Alabama border. The U.S. Golf Association canceled a practice round of the U.S. Women's Open Championship, being played at Shoal Creek, because of the weather and Alabama Power Co.

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  • Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built
Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built

The announcement was made by Canada's finance minister, Bill Morneau, who called the proposed purchase "an investment in Canada's future". Kinder Morgan last month gave Ottawa an ultimatum: Chairman Steve Kean said the company would suspend all work on the expansion project entirely if the legal issues surrounding it can not be resolved by May ...

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  • Flash flooding likely as Alberto brings heavy afternoon rain
Flash flooding likely as Alberto brings heavy afternoon rain

One to four hurricanes could be "major" with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour (178 kph).(backslash)(backslash) If that forecast holds, it would make for a near-normal or above-normal season. It could deliver up to 6 inches of rain in some areas as it moves toward lower MI by Wednesday evening, officials said. More than an inch of ra...

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  • Alberto approaches Panhandle, as more rain expected in Central Florida
Alberto approaches Panhandle, as more rain expected in Central Florida

Panama City recently reportedly a sustained wind fo 40 miles per hour and a gust of 59 miles per hour. She said "strong squalls off and on" had kept her inside. Through Monday, it is expected to slowly migrate toward land, so the odds of rain with gusty winds will increase by Monday afternoon and evening. Flash flooding is possible.

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  • Florida, Alabama In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches
Florida, Alabama In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches

Rain moving north off the Atlantic Ocean was expected to arrive in the Triangle about 11 a.m. on Memorial Day and continue on and off through the evening and overnight hours. Hurricane season doesn't officially begin until June 1, but Alberto apparently missed the memo. Here in the Bay State, meteorologist Matt Doody with the National Weather...

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  • How Did Dino-Era Birds Survive the Asteroid 'Apocalypse'?
How Did Dino-Era Birds Survive the Asteroid 'Apocalypse'?

The event was called the Cretaceous-Paleogenic Extinction Event and only after the discovery of the Chicxulub Crater in 1978 scientists started to research. Additional co-authors of the study are Antoine Bercovici of the Smithsonian Institution, Jacob Berv of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Regan Dunn of the Field Museum of Natural History, Tyl...

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