• Tropical Storm Gordon expected to form Monday
Tropical Storm Gordon expected to form Monday

Weather experts say a tropical storm depression in the Caribbean is making its way up the coast and could end up hitting the Florida Keys as early as Labor Day . Additional strengthening is forecast within the next 48 hours. Gordon passed over the Upper Keys in South Florida on Monday morning as it slid into the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Astronauts patch air leak at International Space Station
Astronauts patch air leak at International Space Station

Relations have been strained between Russia and the United States over conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. "Overnight and in the morning, there was an abnormal situation - a pressure drop, an oxygen leak at the station", Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin was quoted by ...

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  • The Late Senator McCain Lies in State at the Capitol
The Late Senator McCain Lies in State at the Capitol

For approximately seven minutes, Fitzgerald recalled McCain's accomplishments in life and devotion to his family, the state of Arizona and service to the people of the U.S. Wife Cindy McCain and daughter, The View host Meghan McCain's reactions to seeing his casket at the capitol rotunda are heartbreaking. He made the trip, despite reco...

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  • Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm
Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm

After Florence, the next two names on this year's list of storms are Gordon and Helene. If this moves into the Gulf of Mexico, we may have to watch it for potential tropical development as well. "The deeper the system gets, the more likely it will be drawn into that stronger high over the Azores", Kottlowski said. Met Éireann, Ireland's nationa...

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  • French environment minister resigns in blow to Macron
French environment minister resigns in blow to Macron

While Macron's call for more European defense cooperation may resonate with Germany it is not clear whether newer members of the bloc in Eastern Europe will go along. Hulot, whose future in the government had been a subject of speculation for months, said he had not informed Macron or Prime Minister Edouard Philippe of his plans to resign.

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  • Police search for motive in Florida mass shooting
Police search for motive in Florida mass shooting

When it was over, the gunman had shot 12 people, killing two, before turning the gun on himself. Two others were injured in the rush to flee the gunfire, Williams said. "He was crying; he was in the bathroom of the tournament". There are no other suspects, and the shooting site has been secured, according to Williams.

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  • Smile! Goats prefer happy people, study finds
Smile! Goats prefer happy people, study finds

Be that as it may, this new investigation proposes that, regardless of living on the edges of human culture, goats have a remarkable capacity with respect to recognizing, at any rate, some essential human feelings. But dogs aren't the only domestic animals that can read our emotions. Farmyard animals can react to humans with fear, indifferenc...

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  • Peak Hurricane Season Here, Tropical Threats May Form in Atlantic During September
Peak Hurricane Season Here, Tropical Threats May Form in Atlantic During September

This is the system that may develop near Florida later this weekend. The National Hurricane Center has also confirmed that this feature has developed into a potential tropical cyclone. Highs will be in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees. Once this tropical wave passes Southwest Florida and moves into the Gulf of Mexico, the environment coul...

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  • SB 10: Reaction to California Bail Reform
SB 10: Reaction to California Bail Reform

Others felt the law would lead to job losses in the cash-bail industry. Opponents of the 100% renewable bill warned that electricity prices would go up if the state relied too heavily upon intermittent solar and wind before energy storage improves.

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  • Daintree 'asylum seekers' were on people smuggling boat: Dutton
Daintree 'asylum seekers' were on people smuggling boat: Dutton

They will have to avoid crocodiles, venomous snakes, ferocious sandflies and giant cassowaries - one of the world's deadliest and most aggressive birds - that all call the ancient Daintree rainforest home. Justin Ward and Barry Preston were waved down by the pair as they passed in their boat while crabbing. Australia has previously sent all asylu...

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  • Sen. Schumer wants Senate building named for McCain
Sen. Schumer wants Senate building named for McCain

John McCain (R-AZ), gave an emotional speech celebrating McCain on the Senate floor Tuesday. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will introduce a resolution to rename the Senate's Russell office building after the late Sen. Other names being floated as potential successors are state political stalwarts Jon Kyl, who was McCain's U.S. Senate pa...

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  • Cave girl was half Neanderthal, half Denisovan
Cave girl was half Neanderthal, half Denisovan

She died young, likely around age 13, and was laid to rest in a cave perched along the remote Altai Mountain range. The father of the girl was also part Neanderthal, they found . Denisova 11, as the newly discovered bone fragment is called, offers compelling clues into our own evolutionary history. But this is the first time a first-generation o...

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  • Popular YouTuber McSkillet, 2 others die in fiery head-on auto collision
Popular YouTuber McSkillet, 2 others die in fiery head-on auto collision

Trevor Heitmann , 18, was behind the wheel of the McLaren supercar during the collision near San Diego, according to ABC news and other news reports, citing California police. Heitmann, known simply as " McSkillet ", rose to prominence in the online community surrounding the popular video game " Counter Strike: Global Offensive ".

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  • Hawaii braces itself for Hurricane Lane
Hawaii braces itself for Hurricane Lane

How soon it turns and how sharp it turns will determine how close the center gets to the islands and how much damage it will cause. At 8 a.m., the center of the hurricane was about 170 miles (274 kilometers) south of Honolulu and spinning north at 2 mph.

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  • Powerful Hurricane Lane lumbers toward Hawaii as residents prepare
Powerful Hurricane Lane lumbers toward Hawaii as residents prepare

Lane, a Category 4 storm moving northwest at 7 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour, will have its center "move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands" Thursday through Friday, the National Weather Service said Wednesday night local time.

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  • Hawaii braces for Category 5 Hurricane Lane
Hawaii braces for Category 5 Hurricane Lane

Note that Note that Maui County and Hawaii County are under a hurricane watch. Ige granted administrative leave for non-essential state employees in Hawaii and Maui counties, as the state prepares for severe weather conditions resulting from Hurricane Lane.

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  • Paul Manafort trial verdict: Guilty on several counts
Paul Manafort trial verdict: Guilty on several counts

The judge in the trial reached an agreement to read the verdicts but allow a mistrial in the 10 charges that the jury could not decide on. The jury couldn't reach a verdict on 10 counts - three regarding his failing to file reports of foreign bank accounts and the rest of the bank fraud and bank fraud conspiracy charges.

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  • Hurricane watch posted as Lane approaches
Hurricane watch posted as Lane approaches

Lane, which is packing winds as high as 150 miles per hour, is churning west in the Pacific, but forecasters expect it to start turning toward the northwest, putting the Hawaiian islands in its probable path. The above map shows the tracks of storms that have reached Category 4 or 5 at some point in their lifespan, since 1950 - not including Hurr...

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  • EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule
EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

That's what happened on Tuesday, with a proposal called the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler said "would restore the rule of law and empower state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide modern, reliable and affordable energy for all Americans".

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  • Australian PM Turnbull survives leadership challenge
Australian PM Turnbull survives leadership challenge

Turnbull today confirmed reports that he had asked Dutton to stay on in the portfolio, but Dutton refused. Dutton, a conservative who has the support of the powerful right wing of the Liberal Party , resigned from the Cabinet after losing the vote, Turnbull said.

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