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Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede

Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters RecedeFirefighters in North Carolina put their hoses to a different use over the




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 4:42 PM

McConnell calls allegations against Kavanaugh 'a shameful smear' to 'destroy' his reputation

McConnell calls allegations against Kavanaugh 'a shameful smear' to 'destroy' his reputationWith new allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh swirling, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of a “shameful smear campaign” intended to derail his confirmation to the high court.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 4:39 PM

Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224

Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa led "national funerals" on the island of Ukara, where the MV Nyerere had been coming in to dock on Thursday. The prime minister said a memorial would be built on Ukara.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 3:39 PM

Beto O'Rourke Went To Whataburger After Debating Ted Cruz, Air-Drummed A Who Song

Beto O'Rourke Went To Whataburger After Debating Ted Cruz, Air-Drummed A Who SongLikeability has never been Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's strong suit. Even his




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 7:01 PM

Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

Iran's president blames US after attack on military paradeTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Sunday accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 3:09 PM

Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroid

Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroidIt's just like the movie Armageddon, but without the apocalypse scenario. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reason to celebrate after successfully deploying a pair of robots on the surface of an asteroid. The mission, which played out on Friday, aims to gather photos and data from the asteroid called Ryugu. SEE ALSO: Astronaut captures photos of ominous-looking Hurricane Florence from space The mission's success — marking the end of a four-year journey — was confirmed in a tweet on Saturday from JAXA's account for the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer. We are sorry we have kept you waiting! MINERVA-II1 consists of two rovers, 1a & 1b. Both rovers are confirmed to have landed on the surface of Ryugu. They are in good condition and have transmitted photos & data. We also confirmed they are moving on the surface. #asteroidlanding — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 A flood of imagery followed as the two hopping rovers — yes, they get around by hopping — set about their important task.  This is a picture from MINERVA-II1. The color photo was captured by Rover-1A on September 21 around 13:08 JST, immediately after separation from the spacecraft. Hayabusa2 is top and Ryugu's surface is below. The image is blurred because the rover is spinning. #asteroidlanding pic.twitter.com/CeeI5ZjgmM — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 Photo taken by Rover-1B on Sept 21 at ~13:07 JST. It was captured just after separation from the spacecraft. Ryugu's surface is in the lower right. The misty top left region is due to the reflection of sunlight. 1B seems to rotate slowly after separation, minimising image blur. pic.twitter.com/P71gsC9VNI — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 This dynamic photo was captured by Rover-1A on September 22 at around 11:44 JST. It was taken on Ryugu's surface during a hop. The left-half is the surface of Ryugu, while the white region on the right is due to sunlight. (Hayabusa2 Project) pic.twitter.com/IQLsFd4gJu — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 You can keep up with the status of Hayabusa2's mission on JAXA's English-language website right here. There's also a post from JAXA discussing the mission here. As JAXA notes, MINERVA-II1 "is the world’s first rover (mobile exploration robot) to land on the surface of an asteroid. This is also the first time for autonomous movement and picture capture on an asteroid surface." WATCH: Elon Musk just unveiled images of SpaceX's ship that he hopes will be key to bringing people to Mars




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 2:24 PM

James Woods attacks Twitter for locking his account over retweet of hoax anti-Democrat meme

James Woods attacks Twitter for locking his account over retweet of hoax anti-Democrat memeActor James Woods has attacked Twitter after the social media giant locked him out of his account. The Casino and Salvador star was told by the company he had violated the platform’s rules with a tweet sent in July. The post in question featured a hoax meme claiming to come from the Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:30 AM

Eerie images showcase the hidden abandoned beauty of de facto republic

Eerie images showcase the hidden abandoned beauty of de facto republicThese images show eerily beautiful scenes of abandonment captured by British photographer James Kerwin in Abkhazia on the Black Sea.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 5:00 AM

Indonesian teenager survives for 49 days adrift at sea in a flimsy hut

Indonesian teenager survives for 49 days adrift at sea in a flimsy hutIn a tale of extraordinary human survival, an Indonesian teenager has managed to keep himself alive for 49 days while floating adrift in a flimsy hut for thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working lonely shifts as a lamp keeper for a floating fish trap, 80 miles off the coast of Indonesia’s North Sulawesi in July when strong winds broke the mooring and pushed him far out to sea.  He was eventually rescued in late August by a ship sailing under a Panama flag that picked him up in the waters near Guam and then dropped him off in Japan, reported the Jakarta Post.  Mr Aldi, who was finally reunited with his family in early September, had struggled to keep his spirits up when 10 passing ships failed to spot his plight, revealed an Indonesian consular official in the southern Japanese city of Osaka. “Aldi said he had been scared and often cried when adrift. Every time he saw a large ship, he said he was hopeful, but more than ten ships had passed him, none of them stopped,” said Fajar Firdaus, a diplomat.  Mr Aldi’s ordeal finally ended on August 31  Credit: Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka /Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka  Mirza Nurhidayat, the Indonesian consul general in Osaka, explained that Mr Aldi’s hut, known as a Rompong, did not have a paddle or an engine.  After his meagre food supplies ran out, he had to catch fish and drink sea water to survive. “After he ran out of cooking gas, he burned the rompong’s wooden fences to make fire for cooking. He drank by sipping water from his clothes,” he said.  Pacific Ocean fish trap rescue map Mr Aldi’s ordeal finally ended on August 31 when he saw the tanker ‘Arpeggio’ sailing nearby. After failing to attract attention by waving a cloth, he switched his radio to an emergency frequency and the ship’s captain picked it up.  The rescue was complicated by high waves and crew members threw a rope to help him as the ship circled his tiny craft. In desperation, Mr Aldi jumped into the water to reach it and was eventually pulled to safety.  Mr Aldi's ordeal has highlighted the perils faced by lamp keepers who take on the isolated job of looking after fish traps Credit: Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka  The captain contacted the coastguard of Guam, a tiny US territory, but was told to carry on his planned route to Japan, where Mr Aldi could be helped by his embassy.  Although his journey had a happy ending and Mr Aldi is now in good health, his story has also highlighted the perils faced by lamp keepers who take on the isolated job of looking after fish traps.  Mr Aldi's journey had a happy ending and he is now in good health Credit: Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka  Mr Aldi had been contracted to light lamps around the Rompong to attract and trap fish, and only had a walkie-talkie for company.  His only contact with another human being was once a week when someone would come to harvest the caught fish and give him a fresh batch of food, fuel and water.   




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:38 AM

Ambassador Haley: 'I've never heard' Cabinet consider invoking 25th Amendment

Ambassador Haley: 'I've never heard' Cabinet consider invoking 25th AmendmentU.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is interviewed on "This Week" ahead of the United Nations General Assembly.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 7:25 AM

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