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Jul 15 2018

Tropical Storm Chris Reaches Hurricane Strength

The US National Hurricane Centre yesterday said the Chris was headed towards the northeast at about 2mph, with the storm forecast to pick up speed. The swells could c...

Jul 13 2018

Hurricane Chris quickly strengthens, generates unsafe surf on path to Canada

ExxonMobil removed some of its workers from offshore oil platforms Wednesday as hurricane Chris advanced toward Atlantic Canada. Hurricane Chris, the second of this...

Jul 13 2018

SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh on Gun Control & the 2nd Amendment

A partisan divide over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deepened Wednesday, with Republican senators extolling his judicial record while Democrats demanded t...

Jul 13 2018

Brett Kavanaugh and the Midterm Effect

In a press release , the White House said: "Judge Kavanaugh has earned a reputation as a brilliant jurist with impeccable legal credentials, and he is universally res...

Jul 12 2018

Instagram Model Katarina Zarutskie Savaged by Shark During Bahamas Vacation

She added the locals were "very encouraging" in telling her to try the activity. An Instagram model has been bitten by a shark during an impromptu photo shoot. "I've ...

Jul 12 2018

Mike Pence: 'I Do' Still Want Roe v. Wade Overturned

Trump , won his seat previous year by defeating Roy Moore, the Trump-supported Republican Senate candidate accused of engaging in inappropriate relationships with under...

Jul 11 2018

Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020

Its straws will be replaced by sippy cup-like lids that are also plastic, but more recyclable . Among the big names advocating for straw bans are actor Adrian Grenier, N...

Jul 11 2018

Tropical Storm Chris continues to strengthen

The storm still had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) late Sunday afternoon. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. As of 11:00 p.m. Su...

Jul 10 2018

Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws In Its Stores By 2020

Instead, its beverages will be capped with strawless lids - reminiscent of an " adult sippy cup " - or served with straws made from alternative materials "including paper...

Jul 10 2018

Starbucks Says It Will Phase Out Plastic Straws

On July 1, Seattle became the first USA city to ban plastic straws, spoons, forks and knives. "The strawless lid is made from polypropylene, a commonly-accepted recyc...

Jul 09 2018

EPA's new boss unlikely to change Trump environmental policy

Until his nomination by Trump last fall, Wheeler worked as a lobbyist with a client list that included Murray Energy, one of the nation's largest coal mining companies....

Jul 09 2018

Tiny Hurricane Beryl is the Atlantic’s first hurricane of the season

Hurricane Beryl , now southeast of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean , is considered a small storm, creating some uncertainty about the analysis, according...

Jul 08 2018

Tropical Depression Two: Where Is Storm Going and When Will It Hit?

So for the 5 days, the storm poses no threats to the First Coast. If the low becomes a tropical storm, it would be named Chris. The tropical depression is forecast to...

Jul 07 2018

Interim EPA chief called Trump a ‘bully’ during campaign

I'm not saying that he's blameless, but we'll see what happens", Trump said then, and didn't answer a reporter who asked if Trump was "tired' of Pruitt. Environmental gro...

Jul 06 2018

Donald Trump's embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns

Speaking to reporters traveling with Trump aboard Air Force One to West Virginia, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said Trump was looking into the many " troublesome...

Jul 03 2018

Supreme Court fight in the spotlight — Sunday shows preview

While Trump did not make rolling back abortion rights a central plank of his campaign, numerous conservative rank and file want Roe v. Wade overturned and Trump promis...

Jul 03 2018

President Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick On July 9

When the final gavel came down to end the Supreme Court term on Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court press corps scurried to their computers to begin writing stories ab...

Jul 02 2018

AI Robot Cimon Takes over ISS

Don't worry about AI running amok on the space station. Named Crew Interactive Mobile Companion (or CIMON for short), the floating orb is a little larger than a baske...

Jul 02 2018

Heat warning extended until Sunday evening as scorching temperatures persist

The threat increases throughout the day Saturday , when the Twin Cities are expected to see a high temperature in the upper 80s. Meteorologist Mike Cameron declared ...

Jul 02 2018

US Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

AMY CONEY BARRETT of Indiana, US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: Barrett is a relatively new appeals court judge in Chicago, confirmed past year after a bruising c...