|U.S. Drops Charges Against Turkish Security Accused Of Attacking American Demonstrators|
|Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:58:35 -0400|
|Solutions: Gun Violence, voters discuss Second Amendment divide|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:22:39 -0400|
|Austin Bomber Is A Terrorist Of Our Own Making|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:57:04 -0400|
|Roseanne Barr’s outburst on ‘Kimmel’ wins cheers|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:02:14 -0400|
“I’ve always liked Roseanne, she holds nothing back.” “Finally someone on a talk show with a dissenting opinion.” After her headline-making appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rosie’s got Newsroom commenters talking — and applauding. Things got a bit awkward during the Thursday appearance. Barr, who voted for President Trump (and makes no apologies), shut down the late-night host after he questioned her political views. A defiant Roseanne replied: “A lot of us, no matter who we voted for, we don’t want to see our president fail.” Then came the bleeps: “Because we don’t want [Mike] Pence! Are you f***ing kidding me? You want Pence? You want Pence for the freaking president? Well, then, zip that f***ing lip.” Newsroom has her back. See the video above for more responses. Kimmel and Barr’s little debate ended with some laughs, and the two agreeing to disagree. What do you think of Roseanne Barr’s outburst? Join the conversation in Newsroom.
|Roy Moore supporters tried to buy off his accuser’s lawyer using 10,000 dollars and Steve Bannon|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:07:58 -0400|
|The Climate Is Changing For Climate Skeptics|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:19:44 -0400|
|The Latest: Tribal court orders baby's return to parents|
|Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:40:22 -0400|
|Iowa family found dead in vacation condo in Mexico|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:59:20 -0400|
Kevin and Amy Sharp, along with their two children, were found dead in their vacation condo in Akumal, Mexico, one week after their family back in Iowa had last heard from them. A family member said there was no foul play and autopsy results are pending.
|In world first, Air India crosses Saudi airspace to Israel|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 02:04:53 -0400|
Air India launched on Thursday the first scheduled service to Israel to be allowed to cross Saudi airspace, a sign of a behind-the-scenes improvement in ties between the Arab kingdom and the Jewish state. "It is the first time that there is an official connection between the state of Israel and Saudi Arabia," he said in Hebrew. There will now be three flights weekly in each direction, ending a decades-long Saudi ban on the use of its airspace for commercial flights to Israel.
|Bolton expected to shake up Trump’s National Security Council|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:36:22 -0400|
Donald Trump is replacing H.R. McMaster with John Bolton as his national security adviser. Bolton will have plenty on his desk, including North Korea, Russia and Iran. He’s also expected to shake up Trump’s National Security Council.
|Surveillance video shows Vegas gunman methodically bringing suitcases of weapons to hotel room|
|Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:59:40 -0400|
|Former Mormon Missionary Center Leader Accused Of Sexual Assault|
|Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:07:37 -0400|
|If The Law Says Scott Walker Has To Call Early Elections, The GOP Will Rewrite It|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:21:26 -0400|
|Thirteen dead in Vietnam highrise apartment fire|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 03:42:48 -0400|
|The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is up to 16 times more massive than thought|
|Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:30:57 -0400|
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), a massive area of floating plastic debris that is more than twice the size of Texas, contains about 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic. This is between 4 and 16 times the mass of plastic that scientists previously estimated. What's worse is that the amount of plastic within this area is growing "exponentially," according to a comprehensive three-year-long study using 30 vessels and a high-tech reconnaissance aircraft. The study, published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, provides a detailed analysis of the size and types of plastic caught up in the Garbage Patch, which occupies about 1.6 million square kilometers, or 617,763 square miles, between Hawaii and California. SEE ALSO: A floating 'island of trash' has surfaced in the Caribbean The GPGP is just one of five ocean garbage patches that have developed around the world as people use more and more plastic, which is not biodegradable and is used for everything from water bottles to shipping crates. A fleet of 30 vessels, each dragging nets behind them to scoop up pieces of plastic, gathered 1.2 million samples. Scientists from The Ocean Cleanup Foundation in the Netherlands, as well as six universities and an aviation sensor company, used the samples they'd gathered to build a model of how plastic is transported in and out of the GPGP. The study estimates that the approximately1.8 trillion pieces of plastic within the GPGP weighs about 80,000 metric tons. Another unexpected finding: Most of this mass — 92 percent — is composed of large plastic debris, such as crates and bottles, while just 8 percent or so of the mass is made up of microplastics, pieces smaller than 5 millimeters in size. Modeled mass concentration of plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage PatchImage: THE OCEAN CLEANUP FOUNDATION/lebreton et. al. scientific reports."We were surprised by the amount of large plastic objects we encountered," said Julia Reisser, chief scientist of the expeditions, who works for The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, in a press release. At least 46 percent of the mass was composed of ghostnets, or fishing nets drifting at sea, unmoored from the ships that once towed them, the study found. “There’s a lot more plastic out there than thought,” said Boyan Slat, a co-author of the study and founder of The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, in an interview. Unlike earlier studies, which focused on collecting small pieces of plastic within a smaller area of the GPGP, this one attempted to capture the full range of debris floating in the GPGP. The armada of research ships used small nets to catch the small pieces, large ones to wrangle the medium-to-large pieces, and a C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped with LIDAR equipment in order to detect "these mega-pieces” of larger than 1 meter, Slat said. Using their transport model, the researchers pointed to Asia as a main source of plastic pollution for the GPGP, particularly Japan and China, though plastics from North America contribute to it as well. Plastics that get routed into the Garbage Patch by winds and ocean currents are likely to be permanently trapped there, in a zone of little wind and devoid of weather systems that would break up and disperse the debris. Eventually, some of the surface plastic does sink to the ocean bottom, where it can endanger marine life. A styrofoam buoy collected during the 2015 ocean surveyImage: the ocean Cleanup Foundation.The researchers used an "apples to apples" comparison of small plastic pieces, dating back to 1970, to analyze their mass estimates against previous studies, Slat said. The conclusion was inescapable: There is more and more plastic being added to the Garbage Patch each year, with far less plastic escaping, to the point where it's undergoing exponential growth. This May, scientists and engineers affiliated with The Ocean Project plan to test out technology to clean up plastic from the sea, using a vessel off the California coast. The eventual plan is for the group to reduce plastic pollution by cleaning up the GPGP and similar areas of plastics around the world. The nearly $40 million initiative relies on private funding; since 2013, they'd been raising funds using crowdfunding. Now, according to Slat, the group relies on a group of anonymous philanthropists, split about equally between Silicon Valley and Europe. One prominent investor is Marc Benioff, the founder and CEO of Salesforce, Slat said. “We need to understand how much plastic is out there so that we can clean it up,” Slat said. The goal is to have the first plastic from the Garbage Patch recovered and back in port before the end of this year, Slat said. On its website, the foundation says its goal is to clean up 50 percent of the GPGP recovered within five years of deployment. WATCH: 'Supercolony' of 1.5m penguins discovered in Antarctica
|Police: Officers shot 2, believing escaped inmate was in car|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:07:01 -0400|
DENVER (AP) — Denver police officers who opened fire killing one man and injuring another after a high-speed car chase erroneously believed an escaped inmate was a passenger, authorities said Thursday.
|Fort Standard's Terrazzo Planters and Other Top Picks from the AD Design Show|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:42:08 -0400|
|These Are The Biggest Marches In U.S. History|
|Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:04:53 -0400|
|House Republicans vote to release Russia report|
|Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:03:53 -0400|
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines on Thursday to adopt a Republican report on the panel's investigation of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, formally ending a probe marred for months by bitter partisan conflict. The Republican report found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian interference.
|What You Need To Know About John Bolton, Trump's New National Security Adviser|
|Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:31:23 -0400|