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Seaweed invading Florida beaches likely to worsen, could become worst bloom in history

This summer's annual seaweed bloom is likely to worsen through fall and could become the worst in history, scientists said of the stuff piling up on Florida beaches and choking nearshore waters.<p>In June, the bloom was three times larger than the record bloom for that month, set in 2015, according to …

Florida

What Mueller Knows About the DNC Hack—And Trump Doesn’t

The president’s bizarre obsession with “the DNC server” defies logic or even a basic understanding of what actually happened.<p>In Helsinki on Monday, President Donald Trump stood feet away from Russian President Vladimir Putin and fielded a simple question from an AP reporter: Whose account of the …

Donald Trump

The White House Says America Has Defeated Poverty. That’s Absurd.

Last week, the Trump administration declared that poverty was no longer a serious problem in the United States. “Based on historical standards of …

Income Inequality

One of Trump’s judges just gave him a scary new power

Trump may have the power to ensure his own reelection.<p>Two Republican judges, including one who was just recently appointed by Donald Trump, held on …

Federal Reserve

Trump just offered one of the boldest lies of his presidency

Trump on Russia and the 2016 US election: You gonna believe me or your lying ears?<p>President Donald Trump just issued what was arguably the most bald-faced lie of his entire presidency — and that’s saying something.<p>Following massive bipartisan condemnation of Trump’s disastrous Monday press …

Donald Trump

NYPD gives the feds an ultimatum on Eric Garner: Charge the officer who choked him to death or we will

Exactly four years ago, Eric Garner, a black man, died in a police chokehold in Staten Island. His final words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry against police brutality and a slogan for the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement.<p>Four years later, New York City Police Officer Daniel …

Justice

Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray's death. A wave of killings followed.

BALTIMORE – Just before a wave of violence turned Baltimore into the nation’s deadliest big city, a curious thing happened to its police force: officers suddenly seemed to stop noticing crime.<p>Police officers reported seeing fewer drug dealers on street corners. They encountered fewer people who had …

Justice

Air Force exercise prepares for Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake

The one hundred seventy third fighter wing is hosting a Cascadia airlift exercise with three different squadrons from little rock air force base.<p>The …

Geology

New minor earthquake felt around the Sea of Galilee

A minor earthquake was felt in northern Israel Saturday morning, in a week of several such tremors.<p>The 5 a.m. temblor, measuring 3.4 on the Richter …

Natural Disasters

Israeli earthquake prediction system put into use worldwide - Xinhua

JERUSALEM, July 15 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake prediction system invented by an Israeli company will be put into use in several Asian and European …

Machine Learning

Fracking-Induced Earthquakes Generate Anxiety In The Public

A new Berkeley study shows that fracking-induced earthquakes can generate significant anxiety in the public.<p>Since 2010, when fracking for natural gas and oil in Oklahoma began in earnest, there has been a concomitant increase in seismicity, with many earthquakes induced by wastewater injection from …

Oil & Gas Industry

The last big one: The July 11, 1927 Jericho Earthquake

Israel sits on the Syrian-African Rift and has been experiencing large quakes every 80-100 years for centuries.<p>><br>• ><p>Damages from 1927 earthquake: A …

Israel

'It's been awfully strange': Earthquakes rattle tiny Nebraska town again

Stephanie Reed would be happy if she never feels another earthquake again.<p>She lives near the tiny Nebraska town of Arnold, which has been rattled …

Natural Disasters

Surrey earthquake mystery: Monitors installed near fossil fuel drilling sites amid ‘extreme concern’ from locals

Around midday on 1 April, the calm of an Easter Sunday in leafy Surrey was shattered when locals began reporting explosions. Houses shook and windows …

Oil & Gas Industry

'Earthquakes are a wake-up call from God'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar addressed the wave of earthquakes that struck Israel over the past two weeks, saying that these were messages - "so …

Israel

Earthquake in Mexico Cracked a Pyramid and Revealed an Ancient Temple

Earthquakes are known for their destructive power, but a recent quake in Mexico had a surprisingly positive outcome for archaeologists — it revealed …

Archaeology

Country’s residents worry about impending big earthquake

Several said the usual ‘yihiyeh beseder’ attitude needs to change.<p>><br>• ><p>SOLDIERS FROM the Home Front Command evacuate a mock victim during an earthquake …

Israel

Swarm of earthquakes hit Yakima

YAKIMA -- The city of Yakima is in the midst of an earthquake swarm.<p>At least nine small quakes have happened in the area of north Yakima since 2 a.m. …

Geology

Should Canterbury worry about more earthquakes to come?

Canterbury was struck by a magnitude 4 earthquake on Sunday night, which has raised anxieties about whether more could follow.<p>"That's always the big …

Geology

Island moves four to five millimetres away from mainland

Southern Vancouver Island shifts due to tiny tremorsThe post Island moves four to five millimetres away from mainland appeared first on Port Alberni …

Vancouver Island

Forget Impeachment — Here Are 7 Other Ways Donald Trump’s Presidency Might Go Down in Flames

There’s an ironclad rule with Republican presidents — the greater their authoritarianism and incompetence, the more spectacular the destruction they …

Donald Trump

Trump Finds a New Weapon for His War on Journalism — Leak Indictments Aimed at Smearing Reporters

The indictment had a TMZ vibe. It noted that Watkins and Wolfe “frequently met in person at a variety of locations.” Where? In stairwells at a Senate …

Surveillance

Stormy Daniels’ Arrest Was An ‘Error’ Says Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs

Her department also wants to review the individual officers' motivations for arresting the performer, who is suing Donald Trump.<p>Stormy Daniels’ …

Stormy Daniels

Florida Police Chief Told Cops To Arrest Random Black People To Boost Stats, ‘Miami Herald’ Reports

A former Florida police chief allegedly ordered some of his officers to frame random black people to boost the department’s arrest stats, according …

policechief

The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory<p>One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent …

Religion

Ex-Asheville Officer Charged In Beating Of Jaywalker

The city of Asheville has been roiled over the last week-and-a-half by police footage that shows an officer beating, choking, and using a Taser on a …

Law Enforcement

Why The Protestant Bible Has Fewer Books than the Catholic Bible

If a Protestant Christians gets into a discussion with a Roman Catholic and brings up the authority of the Bible, the Catholic will often come back …

Earthquake bill likely stalled

The outlook appears dim for earthquake-related legislation introduced Monday to create an injection well safety advisory task force.<p>The disposal of …

Saltwater

Scott Gave Tax Deal to Company Running Miami's Child-Migrant Center After Fraud Settlement

But just as Scott was negotiating that tax break, Comprehensive Health was hashing out a deal with the feds to pay a $3.8 million settlement to the …

Miami

Pastor Jeffress, Remember George Washington

‘The Government of the United State gives to bigotry no sanction.’<p>This week’s U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem included a dedication prayer by a …