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|Capitol Hill protests mark rising wave of Kavanaugh opposition
Three days after Mitch McConnell vowed to “plow right through” the opposition to Brett Kavanaugh and install him on the Supreme Court, the halls of Congress filled with protesters invigorated by the latest allegations against the nominee.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 5:18 PM
|Facebook Content Moderator Says Job Gave Her PTSD, Sues Company
Imagine the worst, most traumatic content the internet has to offer. Now
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 4:42 PM
|Twitter Freaks Over Chaotic Day Of Rod Rosenstein News And It's Only Monday
The Twitterati were foaming at the mouth Monday morning when multiple outlets
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 4:53 PM
|Pope honours victims of Holocaust, Soviet terror in Lithuania
Pope Francis on Sunday paid homage to Holocaust victims who perished in the Vilnius ghetto, 75 years to the day after the Nazis liquidated it, and remembered those who risked and lost their lives to challenge the Soviet regime in Lithuania. Pre-war Lithuania was home to a thriving Jewish community of more than 200,000 people known as "Litvaks", with its capital Vilnius a hub of learning known as the "Jerusalem of the North".
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 1:03 PM
|Iran's President Blames U.S. for Attack on Military Parade That Killed 25
Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire at an annual parade Saturday
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 9:17 AM
|Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede
Firefighters in North Carolina put their hoses to a different use over the
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 4:42 PM
|Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroid
It'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
|Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 9:48 AM
|James Woods attacks Twitter for locking his account over retweet of hoax anti-Democrat meme
Actor 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
|Pompeo to meet Russia's Lavrov amid U.S. concern on missile sale to Syria
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York as Washington expressed concern at Moscow's plans to supply the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria. "I'm sure Sergei and I will have our time together," Pompeo said of plans to meet Lavrov on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. "We are trying to find every place we can where there is common ground, where we can work with the Russians," adding that there were many areas where Moscow was working against the United States and "we will hold them accountable." Russia announced on Monday it will supply a S-300 missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 12:28 PM