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Hubble Space Telescope Gyroscope Fails, All Observations On Hold

NASA said if they are unable to recover the malfunctioning gyro Hubble will resume science operations using just one device. Scientists are now performing analyses and tests to determine what options are available to recover the gyro to operational performance. [Full Article...]

Limousine company offers warning and tips following deadly NY accident

Limousine company offers warning and tips following deadly NY accident Mr Cuomo also told a news conference that the driver did not have the appropriate licence for it. Details are just beginning to emerge from the horrific limousine crash in upstate NY which claimed 20 lives. The federal agency doesn't' know the limo's speed at this point at the time of the crash, Sumwalt said. Other victims include Robert and Mary Dyson, who were married in 2009 and have one ... [Full Article...]

China Says US Actions Hurting Relationship

China Says US Actions Hurting Relationship The exchange came as Pompeo arrived in the Chinese capital during an Asia trip focused on securing a disarmament deal with North Korea and maintaining worldwide pressure against Kim Jong Un . Although the meeting only last two hours, Secretary Pompeo tweeted afterward, "Had a good trip to #Pyongyang to meet with Chairman Kim", noting the leaders "continue to make progress on agreements made at ... [Full Article...]

Turkey believes missing Saudi journalist was murdered at Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Turkey believes missing Saudi journalist was murdered at Saudi consulate in Istanbul Saudi Arabia's consul-general in Istanbul gave local staff the day off last Tuesday, when Mr Khashoggi vanished, according to Turkish media. Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Sept. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu, Putin to meet after plane downing incident in Syria

Netanyahu, Putin to meet after plane downing incident in Syria Sara Netanyahu appeared before the Jerusalem Magistrates Court on Sunday. Netanyahu is suspected of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in "Case 1000", also known as the "Gifts Case", regarding his relationship with Israeli businessman Arnon Milchan and Australian businessman James Packer. [Full Article...]

Sulawesi quake: French rescuers search for bodies amid debris

Sulawesi quake: French rescuers search for bodies amid debris A team of French rescue experts began hunting through a huge expanse of debris on the outskirts of the Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, looking for hands, feet or any body parts of quake victims sticking out of the mud. Multinational companies such as Google and Apple have also pledged monetary assistance, in addition to £11.6 million from the United Nations and millions more from other countr... [Full Article...]

SpaceX satellite launch lights up the night sky and social media

SpaceX satellite launch lights up the night sky and social media Residents in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties may hear sonic booms. SpaceX on Sunday successfully launched its first West Coast satellite. Pacific time. The launch was delayed one day for "pre-flight vehicle checkouts", SpaceX tweeted last week. The rocket lifted off at about 7:21 p.m. [Full Article...]

IMF cuts forecast for global growth as trade war takes toll

IMF cuts forecast for global growth as trade war takes toll This is the country's fifth currency devaluation since December a year ago. "China and a number of Asian economies are also projected to experience somewhat weaker growth in 2019 in the aftermath of the recently announced trade measures", it said . [Full Article...]

Explosion and fire at Canada's largest oil refinery

Explosion and fire at Canada's largest oil refinery Health and environmental authorities, along with the refinery itself, were opposed, but city council approved the development in 2016. Nick Hynes says he was not long off of the night shift when the blast occurred. Nate Guimond, 36, told the AP he was doing house repairs when he saw smoke. Nearby streets have also been closed. Mark Melanson and Jocelyn Legassie were sitting at the Tim Hortons ... [Full Article...]

Second Suspect in Skripal Poisoning Identified as Russian Intelligence Doctor, Says Report

Second Suspect in Skripal Poisoning Identified as Russian Intelligence Doctor, Says Report Last month, Bellingcat named the first suspect in the poisoning scandal as Anatoliy Chepiga . In another report , Bellingcat established that "Petrov" was specifically working for Russia's military intelligence, the GRU. Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov give an interview to the RT news channel. However, based on the known rank as of graduation from the Military Medical Academy (Russian m... [Full Article...]

Pro-Russia party in driving seat after Latvian elections

Pro-Russia party in driving seat after Latvian elections The Russian minority accounts for about 25 percent of Latvia's almost 2 million people, a legacy of almost 50 years of Soviet occupation that ended in 1991. Voters are choosing from a field of more than 1,400 candidates and 16 parties Saturday to fill Latvia's 100-seat parliament, or Saeima. The National Alliance would have thirteen and the Unit, renamed the New Unit, could not cross the eligibili... [Full Article...]

United Nations report warns of possible climate disaster by 2040

United Nations report warns of possible climate disaster by 2040 This would mean replacing petrol and diesel cars with electric vehicles or other clean alternatives and scrapping the use of gas boilers in homes in just a few decades. "This report gives policymakers and practitioners the information they need to make decisions that tackle climate change while considering local context and people's needs". [Full Article...]

Susan Collins says she’s getting positive response from Mainers after vote

Susan Collins says she’s getting positive response from Mainers after vote The senator told the Associated Press that the local response has been "overwhelmingly positive", claiming, "Many people have thanked me for my vote and have said that they were very pleased that I did the right thing". Trump wants Justice Kavanaugh on the court to shield him from legal jeopardy in the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation, Ms. Collins pointed to three cases in wh... [Full Article...]

Driver in deadly limo crash reportedly had prior drug busts

Driver in deadly limo crash reportedly had prior drug busts The King family hopes to hold one funeral at St. Stanislaus Church for all four daughters and three sons-in-law, a family member told CBS2. After Comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously injured in a truck-limo van crash in New Jersey in 2014, the NTSB recommended the limousine industry encourage seat belt use in stretch limos, among other suggestions. [Full Article...]

Explosion reported at Irving Oil refinery in Saint John

Saint John resident Doug Bruce said he was about five or six kilometres away from the refinery at the time of the explosion. Geoffrey Downey, spokesperson with the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, said there were only "couple minor injuries at this point, but nothing serious". [Full Article...]

Brazil’s right-wing Bolsonaro narrowly misses first round win in presidential election

Brazil’s right-wing Bolsonaro narrowly misses first round win in presidential election Fernando Haddad, from the leftist Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores: PT), came second with 29%, setting the stage for a runoff on 28 October 2018. Mr da Silva led initial polls by a wide margin, but was banned from running after a corruption conviction. Workers' Party stalwarts are still fuming about the 2016 impeachment and removal from office of President Dilma Rousseff , da Silva's pre... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh confirmed, quickly sworn in; major Trump victory

Kavanaugh confirmed, quickly sworn in; major Trump victory On Friday, Sen. Jerry Moran shared on Twitter why he plans to vote to confirm Kavanaugh. The upper house is split 51-49 in favour of the Republicans and the vote was largely along party lines. In the end, Collins said she found Ford's allegation of sexual assault "sincere, painful and compelling" but said that absent any corroborating evidence she could not allow that to be the basis for votin... [Full Article...]

More Cities Deciding Not To Celebrate Columbus Day

More Cities Deciding Not To Celebrate Columbus Day Instead, city officials have chosen instead to celebrate another federal holiday, Veteran's Day on November 12, a day during which the city normally remains open because it would require a paid holiday for all city employees. So what did Columbus really do? President Donald Trump is marking Columbus Day with no mention of the Native Americans who were present when explorer Christopher Colum... [Full Article...]

Joe Manchin, a Democrat, to Vote Yes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

Joe Manchin, a Democrat, to Vote Yes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh , to the United States Supreme Court ". Collins' speech was immediately interrupted by protesters in the Senate gallery, who chanted "vote no", indicative of the enormous pressure she faced to oppose Kavanaugh's nomination. [Full Article...]

Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh ‘hoax’

Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh ‘hoax’ Democrats had called on McConnell not to advance Kavanaugh's nomination, which Trump announced on July 9, because it came during an election year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is leaving the door open to taking up a nomination to the Supreme Court if a seat becomes vacant in the 2020 presidential election season. [Full Article...]


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