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Pensacola child killed as Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall

While Tropical Storm Gordon has come and gone, it's leaving behind a soggy legacy in northwest Florida and south Alabama for the next few days. With memorie...


Brett Kavanaugh sidesteps Senate questions on Roe v Wade

President Donald Trump speaks with Brett Kavanaugh and family. "I'm not going to answer hypothetical questions of that sort", Kavanaugh said , responding...


Gordon now a tropical depression, flash flooding possible into the heartland

The system may potentially move ashore anywhere from East Louisiana to East Texas Wednesday or Thursday as a tropical depression or tropical storm. UPDATE 1...


Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court

Quarreling and confusion marked the start of the Senate's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, with Democrats trying ...


Watch Brett Kavanaugh’s Surpreme Court Confirmation Hearing Live

If confirmed as the Supreme Court's ninth justice, he is likely to tilt an already conservative high court even more reliably to the right. At least another...


Bruce: Tropical Storm Gordon getting closer to the coast

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, Tropical Storm Gordon was located in the Gulf of Mexico and moving northwest at 15 miles per hour. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effec...


Tropical Storm Gordon should strike Gulf Coast as hurricane, forecasters predict

Gordon was generating winds of 50 miles per hour (80 km per hour) on Monday as it steamed west-northwest at 16 mph (27 kph), the National Hurricane Center said....


Nearly 100 elephants killed in Botswana

Mike Chase with the group told the BBC . "When I compare this to figures and data from the Great Elephant Census , which I conducted in 2015, we are recor...


Small Oxygen Leak Detected On The International Space Station

In a statement, they said: "Throughout the day the crew was never in any danger, and was told no further action was contemplated for the remainder of the da...


Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida

Winds up to 45-50 miles per hour, heavy rainfall, and rip currents will be likely along the Gulf Coast from Northern Florida all the way to Louisiana Tuesday ...


Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

Flight controllers at NASA Mission Control Center in Houston worked with their Russian counterparts to enable the repairs. After some debate, Russian contro...


California Sends FCC-Defying Net Neutrality Law To Governor's Desk

In a major victory for the open internet that could have ripple effects throughout the United States, the California Senate on Friday thwarted aggressive lobbyi...


Tropical wave could rain on your Labor Day holiday; Florence forming?

Right now, current trends bring deeper, tropical moisture into the Gulf of Mexico for the Labor Day weekend as this tropical wave continues to move in from the ...


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

Overnight, expect partial clearing with muggy conditions. Skies will become partly cloudy as we head toward daybreak with temperatures dropping into the mid-70s...


Alberta leaving federal climate plan over Trans Mountain decision

The cases brought to the court were from more than a dozen First Nations, municipal governments and environmental organizations looking to overturn the federal...


Goats Prefer Happy, Smiling Humans, Study Finds

The animals were led into an enclosure and, in order to train them to move from one side of the pen to the other, an experimenter would stand opposite the goats...


Emmanuel Macron Says Europe 'Can No Longer Rely' on the U.S

In line with France's position, Macron said he wants the European Union to reach an agreement with Britain on the terms of its departure from the bloc and...


SB 10: Reaction to California Bail Reform

The law will allow for defendants to be released after being arrested if they are deemed likely to appear for court hearings and pose little danger to the publi...


High Heat, High Humidity

Temperatures will reach the mid-90s on Tuesday, with the heat index feeling like up to 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service . 'With the sch...


Luis Gonzalez 'Blessed and Honored' to Be Pallbearer for John McCain

The White House flag was lowered after McCain's death on Saturday - but it was once again at the top of the flagpole on Monday morning. It also would have call...


Wind-whipped fires burns in Maui ahead of hurricane

The turn of events was welcomed by residents who had spent much of the past few days stocking up on food, water, gasoline and batteries and boarding up their wi...


DNA reveals first-known child of Neanderthal and Denisovan

This is the first proof that both groups had intermingled and had children before they went extinct. Most modern non-African humans have traces of Neanderthal...


International Space Station satellite releases stunning images of Hurricane Lane

Governor David Ige urged residents to prepare for the worst by setting aside a 14-day supply of water, food and medicines. Officials were anticipating that La...


Economy, Not EPA Proposed Coal Rules, To Drive Electricity Production In Kansas

Coal stocks have risen since the Trump administration announced Monday that it plans to roll back Obama-era regulations on emissions from coal-fired power...


Malcolm Turnbull wins Liberal leadership vote

Today Defence Minsiter Chris Pyne told ABC radio Mr Turnbull's announcements on energy policy would leave his colleagues "extremely impressed with the directi...


Disposable contact lenses contribute to growing ocean pollution, researchers say

The three scientist had been exploring plastic pollution research and couldn't find any studies on what happens to contact lenses after they are used and disc...


Contact Lenses Are a Surprising Source of Pollution

According to a new study led by the Arizona State University (ASU), there are now over 45 million people in the United States alone using contact lenses ...


Hurricane weakens but still expected to hit Hawaii hard

Officials also said that regardless of Lane's track, the latest forecast models indicate an extremely moist tropical airmass will move over the islands starting...


Hurricane Lane: Category 4 storm targets Hawaii

The National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning Tuesday evening for the Big Island ( Hawaii island). Roofs and walls will collapse. The powerful C...


Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

Hurricane Lane is now about 450 miles south-southeast of Kaliua Kona, which is on the west side of the Big Island, or about 620 miles southeast of Honolulu , a...


How the Trump administration is rolling back plans for clean power

His boss, Andrew Wheeler, is a former coal lobbyist . The transforming energy market - cheap , abundant natural gas is displacing more carbon-heavy coal -...


Turnbull Dutton Leadership Vote

On Friday, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton was forced to hose down speculation he was prepared to make a tilt at the top job. With both leadership positi...


Another tropical system in the Atlantic, poses no USA threat

Ernesto is the fifth named storm of 2018 and the fourth storm to be called subtropical at some point this year. Whether a storm is tropical depends on the way...


Ancient beetle discovery gives clue to gymnosperm pollination

Cai is a research fellow at England's University of Bristol. Additionally, its large mandibles suggest the bettle likely pollinated cycads, according to D...


Weedkiller found in wide range of breakfast foods aimed at children

Oats are the basis of many favorite children's snacks, including Cheerios and other baby finger-food cereals. In 2015, the EPA said that glyphosate has a ...