by | July 12, 2018 | 17:57

Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill, July 11, 2018. Democrats, sensing that protecting pre-existing condition provisions is a winning political issue, are sounding the alarm over a legal challenge from Texas and 19 other GOP-led states. That opinion is not shocking, it's held by many legal experts, Republican and Democrat, alike. In a Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll last month, 63 percent of Democrats rate their interest level as a "9 or 10" on a 10-point scale; only 47 percent of ...

by | July 12, 2018 | 13:44

The retirement of Kennedy, who will turn 82 on July 23, alerted progressives and liberals, who fear that Trump's appointee could swing the court rightward for decades to come. At Hatch's office in the Capitol, the senator told reporters he expects Kavanaugh's confirmation to go well. I do. That's not to say it won't be hard.

by | July 12, 2018 | 12:25

President Donald Trump has requested nearly $900 million in new funding for NASA moon missions. The lunar landing would make Israel the fourth country - after Russian Federation, the United States and China - to put a craft on the surface of the moon.

by | July 11, 2018 | 12:28

The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch for Puerto Rico, warning of thunderstorms and wind gusts. The National Hurricane Center's latest briefing said its maximum sustained winds have increased to almost 85 miles per hour with higher gusts.

by | July 09, 2018 | 21:27

The coffee giant says it uses 1 billion plastic straws a year as its cold beverage sales grow, but will replace them with " strawless " lids and alternative materials. Wes Knopp, the owner of Lone Light Coffee, said, "I think a majority of people would not get a plastic straw if they weren't provided with one automatically".

by | July 09, 2018 | 19:43

A tropical storm that formed off the North Carolina coast early on Sunday was forecast to become a hurricane on Monday, forecasters said, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl looked set to bring heavy rain to Puerto Rico . The hurricane center cautioned those along the coast to keep an eye on Chris but think its worst weather will stay offshore. But it will generate unsafe rip currents at area beaches, from Ocean City to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

by | July 09, 2018 | 05:10

Sunday, Chris remained stationary and was not expected to move in the next few days. The storm was centered about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras with maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour as of 11 a.m. Tropical storm watches were in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia and Dominica. It is said Beryl will "degenerate into a trough of low pressure" as it moves into the eastern caribbean sea by Monday.

by | July 08, 2018 | 11:12

Laurence Cook, chair of the Grand Manan Fishermen's Association, said on Facebook that a US border patrol launch out of ME attempted to stop a Canadian fishing vessel in Canadian waters. "Canada's sovereignty over the Machias Seal Island and the surrounding waters is long-standing and has a strong foundation in worldwide law", Babcock said in an email to CBC News .

by | July 08, 2018 | 05:31

Beryl weakened to a tropical storm Saturday morning and continued losing strength into the afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center . Hurricane Beryl's maximum sustained winds reached 80 miles per hour on Friday. Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, especially once Beryl reaches the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday. Tropical Storm Beryl has formed between West Africa and the Lesser Antilles.

by | July 07, 2018 | 06:50

Technology stem cells can transform these cells into eggs and sperm that can be used to create genetically different embryos, although it may take ten years. The resulting egg was fertilized by sperm, taken earlier from Sudan and stored frozen. An global team of researchers has successfully created NWR hybrid embryos in the lab, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications .

by | July 07, 2018 | 04:53

In addition, this law does not include products marketed or intended for use as a cosmetic, not does it include sunscreens prescribed by licensed healthcare providers. The prohibition takes effect in 2021. Jay Sirois , director of regulatory affairs for an association that represents sunscreen manufacturers, recently told NPR: "We're taking away a product, or products ...

by | July 06, 2018 | 21:27

As of Friday morning, Beryl has winds of up to 75 miles per hour and is continuing to move west. Tropical storm Beryl strengthened over-night into Hurricane Beryl in the Atlantic Ocean. "When it moves into the Caribbean, winds of tropical storm force winds will only extend about 35 miles north of the centre", it added. The storm became a Category 1 hurricane while heading towards Puerto Rico, so get all the vital details.

by | July 06, 2018 | 04:59

Pruitt had become a constant source of embarrassment to a president who had entered Washington promising to "Drain the Swamp". "Sadly, I am concerned that Andrew Wheeler's background means that he will never understand that saving coal is not the job of the EPA ", Market said .

by | July 04, 2018 | 22:16

The UK's Met Office said in a statement on its website that hot, dry and sunny weather would continue in the vast majority. Warm weather is set to continue this week, with temperatures up to 27 degrees forecast in Northern Ireland . The ban, which took effect today, will be in place until July 31. As well as reducing consumption, we are appealing to the public to report leaks on the public water network and to fix private side leaks in both homes and in businesses.

by | July 04, 2018 | 01:01

Kristin Mink's husband filmed her (watch below) calmly walking up to Pruitt at DC restaurant Teaism on July 2 with her baby in tow. A new round of negative headlines is putting the spotlight on Scott Pruitt , the ethically challenged Environmental Protection Agency chief whose ever-expanding list of controversies has been one of the most consistent themes of the Trump administration.

by | July 04, 2018 | 00:36

As a result, the City of Greater Sudbury extended the hours at municipal facilities and lifeguard supervision at municipal beaches throughout the long weekend. Thursday's outlook is mixed skies and a high of 34 C. There's a 60 per cent chance of overnight showers and a low of 22 C. Current indications suggest hot temperatures could persist well into next week.

by | July 03, 2018 | 05:18

During the candidate vetting the last time, the White House asked all the contenders whom they would pick instead of themselves - and they all said Gorsuch, said the person, who was not authorized to disclose private conversations. On Sunday, Leonard Leo, an outside adviser to Trump on judicial nominations, said he expected Trump to select a nominee who is mindful of precedent but who is also more "originalist and textualist".

by | July 03, 2018 | 01:59

European Southern Observatory teams used a powerful planet-hunting instrument called SPHERE on the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert, Chile, to produce the image. "The problem is that, until now, most of these planet candidates could just have been features in the disk". Without the mask, the light from planet would be overhwhelmed by PDS 70.

by | July 02, 2018 | 06:43

A multiday heat wave that brought a heat index reading of 112 degrees to Chicago on Saturday will reach its peak in the Northeast on Sunday . There will be a "slight" drop in the heat index Monday , but it will still feel like it is in the middle 90°s. FOX Futurecast has a few showers and thunderstorms moving into our western/northwestern counties after 7 PM.

by | July 01, 2018 | 22:21

It's still unclear how useful CIMON will be. And CIMON has trained some time on Earth with German astronaut Alexander Gerst , who is already on the ISS board. "It was helpful to train it to recognize him so that it will come to him when he speaks". Gerst can also ask CIMON questions about those experiments on which he will work.

by | July 01, 2018 | 05:00

The 81-year-old Kennedy announced his retirement on Wednesday, giving Trump his second seat on the court to fill since he took office in January 2017. "I like them all", he said. "I said, 'Mr. President, that's your choice'". She said the group spent $10 million supporting the Gorsuch confirmation.

by | July 01, 2018 | 04:45

The 81-year-old Kennedy, often a voice of moderation over three decades on the court, provided the key vote on such closely divided issues as affirmative action, guns, campaign finance and voting rights in addition to same-sex marriage and the right to abortion.

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:26

On Wednesday, following the revelation that his father would be able to appoint a Supreme Court justice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy , Trump Jr. Susan Collins of ME and Sen. But while the Kennedy seat might be lost to Democrats , there's a very different angle that Democrats can take - and already are - to prevent a further conservative tilt of the Supreme Court under Trump's term: politics.

by | June 27, 2018 | 22:41

I can safely say there is absolutely nothing to worry about when a total lunar eclipse occurs. The total lunar eclipse will follow the super blue blood moon of January 31, which too was a once-in-a-lifetime event when a supermoon, lunar eclipse and blue moon combine together at the same time.

by | June 27, 2018 | 21:58

It was named a Strawberry Moon, because Native Americans saw it as a signal for the ideal time for fruit picking, according to the National Weather Service. However, that is not the best time to look at it. Adding to the excitement will be a full moon in the early morning hours Thursday. In order to get the best view of Saturn in opposition, the Express suggested focusing toward the southern skies, about 10 degrees over the horizon.

by | June 22, 2018 | 21:39

Metzgar recently helped identify a patch of giant hogweed in Berryville, Va. This plant grows up to the height of 14 feet with thick leaves stretching 2 to 5 feet across and large clusters of white flowers in an UMBRELLA PATTERN. If hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water immediately, put on sunglasses, and contact your health care provider. Giant hogweed is native to Southwest Asia, he said, and was first seen in the United States in 1917, when it was brought in for ornamental ...

by | June 21, 2018 | 10:25

The giant hogweed plant itself ( Heracleum mantegazzianum ) is technically a biennial or perennial herb in the carrot family. And the invasive species, which can grow to 20 feet tall with leaves that are five feet across, has reportedly been found in Virginia for the first time.

by | June 17, 2018 | 21:06

Professor Hawking's first wife, Jane, read a prayer, as did his daughter Lucy - an alumna of Newnham College. Professor Stephen Hawking , one of the most famed and brilliant scientific minds of his generation passed away earlier this year on March 14 at his home in Cambridge.

by | June 17, 2018 | 19:30

About 200 people rallied in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, urging Pruitt to support federal ethanol mandates, the Argus Leader reported . They criticized him for granting waivers to oil producers allowing them to ignore ethanol-blending rules. Renew Kansas President and CEO Ron Seeber noted, "Administrator Pruitt learned, without a doubt, that the industry is frustrated". A spokeswoman for Inhofe later told Reuters that while the senator is not ready to call for resignation, "he has concerns ...

by | June 17, 2018 | 10:41

Scientists involved in the new study said people should be concerned by the findings, but there was still time to take action. Antarctica's ice sheets hold 60 to 90 percent of the planet's fresh water. In 2017, that number had risen to 0.6mm per year. Tom Wagner, cryosphere program manager at NASA Headquarters in Washington, hopes to welcome a new era of Antarctic science with the May 2018 launch of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on ( GRACE-FO ) mission and ...

by | June 16, 2018 | 11:01

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. If the volcanoes are active, they could erupt at any moment, melting vast amounts of ice and contributing to the already worrisome rising sea levels endangering large swathes of coastal populations around the globe.

by | June 16, 2018 | 05:14

Spirit and Opportunity found lots of such evidence, and they kept roving long after their warranties expired. "The project team is very concerned", Callas told reporters, adding that a "spacecraft emergency" has been declared. The storm has blocked out so much sunlight that it has effectively turned day into night for Opportunity , which is located near the centre of the storm, inside Mars' Perseverance Valley.

by | June 14, 2018 | 10:35

Fox Sports COO Eric Shanks told FOX Business it's a big win for soccer in North America. "Canada, Mexico, and the United States are ready to welcome the world to North America and serve as stewards of the largest FIFA World Cup ™ in history".

by | June 13, 2018 | 20:30

Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert on Monday denounced as " illegal " the farmers' blockades of oil refineries to oppose the government decision to allow Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant. The number of French farms decreased by 7 percent past year and their bankruptcies rose by the proportion in France as a whole despite economy growth, according to the national statistical institute INSEE.

by | June 11, 2018 | 16:26

The discovery was made by measuring the mass of the planet using the indigenously designed " PRL Advance Radial-velocity Abu-Sky Search" spectrograph integrated with a 1.2m telescope at PRL's Gurushikar Observatory in Rajasthan's Mount Abu.