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Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast

Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast It's now a 40-mph storm located about 60 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, according to the hurricane center's 2 p.m. Friday update . The National Hurricane Center predicts that Alberto could have sustained winds of 65 miles per hour - not far from hurricane-force - by Monday when it is approaching the coast near Mobile, Ala., and Biloxi, Miss. [Full Article...]

Tropical depression development now expected with low heading toward Gulf of Mexico

Tropical depression development now expected with low heading toward Gulf of Mexico Last hurricane season - which produced the immensely destructive hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria - was exceptionally active, said Bell, who doesn't now expect this season to produce such intense activity. The tropical disturbance in the northwestern Caribbean became better organized and the National Hurricane Center has categorized it as Subtropical Storm Alberto . [Full Article...]

What should you be doing now to prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto?

What should you be doing now to prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto? As Alberto lifts slowly north northwest though the east central Gulf of Mexico, widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts will be possible over the watch area through the holiday weekend. Rain chances are at 70 to 80 percent throughout the Memorial Day weekend and not expected to let up until mid-week, at 40 percent. The National Weather Service said a flas... [Full Article...]

Doug Ford says he'll release fully costed platform before the election

Doug Ford says he'll release fully costed platform before the election Party rules say members must pay the $10 fee to join the party themselves. A Ford spokeswoman said yesterday the allegations are old and that the party's appeals committee has since reviewed them and found them to be unsubstantiated. He made no mention of the allegations. Thanks to the Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne we also have a carbon tax in Ontario called cap and trade which sou... [Full Article...]

How to watch the Earth-observing NASA satellites blast off

How to watch the Earth-observing NASA satellites blast off The Iridium Next communications satellites that SpaceX is launching with GRACE-FO are the latest in a series for Iridium Communications to build up that company's satellite constellation. Chaplain said a successful May 11 test launch "is good news for GPS III, but more detailed assessments of that flight and subsequent flights will need to be made to assure the Air Force that the vehicle is re... [Full Article...]

Amazon device alarms Northwest families after recording private conversation

Amazon device alarms Northwest families after recording private conversation All of this was done without the family reportedly issuing any command for Alexa . In March, Alexa was caught in a laughing controversy when it happened to pick words from background conversation and seemed to start laughing without being prompted to wake. [Full Article...]

Astana's Sanchez keeps on attacking at Stage 17 of Giro d'Italia

Astana's Sanchez keeps on attacking at Stage 17 of Giro d'Italia But France's Thibaut Pinot lost more than three minutes on the stage victor to drop to fifth overall, 1min 8sec off Italy's Domenico Pozzovivo who occupies the final podium position. However, as he had done three times before, Viviani showed that he's the best sprinter at the Giro by roaring past to edge out Sam Bennett for stage honours. [Full Article...]

Six Flags Adding Five More US Parks

Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 2,438 shares of the company's stock valued at $152,000 after purchasing an additional 927 shares in the last quarter. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $65.0 target in Monday, October 23 report. Shares of Six Flags stock opened at $64.11 on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Cohen distances himself from business associate who struck plea deal

Cohen distances himself from business associate who struck plea deal This is the latest bad development for Cohen . After the fee was paid to Cohen, he had a substantial meeting with Trump, followed by a photo op. The lawyer faces an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe over paying off Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, $130,000 11 days before the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

Venezuela boots top US envoys for "conspiring"

Venezuela boots top US envoys for The US has been piling on punitive measures against the Venezuelan government while claiming to be looking out for the people of that Latin American country. "The people of Venezuela have made their pronouncement and we ask everyone, nationally and worldwide, to respect the results", she said. And the 14-nation "Lima Group" of countries in the Americas, from Canada to Brazil, said in a sting... [Full Article...]

2 more die of Ebola in Congo; 7 new cases confirmed

2 more die of Ebola in Congo; 7 new cases confirmed Each carries "a medical certificate attesting that they've recovered and can no longer transmit the disease because they have developed antibodies against Ebola", he said. Karsten Voigt of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has been training volunteers specifically on how to handle bodies during burials. [Full Article...]

Texas mulls school safety days after mass shooting

Texas mulls school safety days after mass shooting They said they are co-operating with authorities. The pastor of a church where one of its member families lost a child in the Texas school shooting says the victims never will be forgotten. Gun control activists had complained about the picture of Abbot with the shotgun following the shooting and pressed the governor over the weekend to delete if from the webpage. [Full Article...]

Protests against Vedanta plant turns violent, 1 killed in

Protests against Vedanta plant turns violent, 1 killed in They started hurling stones at the police and also overturned a vehicle after which the police lobbed teargas shells to disperse them, they said . The participants of the procession, which marched towards the Collectorate, toppled a police vehicle, torched many vehicles parked on the two-wheeler parking space and damaged as many as six four-wheelers belonging to the Revenue Department. [Full Article...]

Palestinians press ICC to probe Israel for war crimes

Palestinians press ICC to probe Israel for war crimes Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki arrived on Tuesday at the independent court, based in The Hague, Netherlands, to meet with Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Following Oslo agreements of 1993, Palestinian Authority maintains a oretical exclusive control over so-called Area A - big cities and ir environment - which represents 18% of West Bank . [Full Article...]

Pop Band BTS Spoke Korean On Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet

Pop Band BTS Spoke Korean On Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Hailey Baldwin hit the Billboard Music Awards red carpet in Las Vegas last night in a sparkling nude number courtesy of Alexandre Vauthier's fall '18 collection. "Thank you, guys, so much for embracing a mostly Spanish song", he said. As the blonde went for the first step, her dress parted and put her knickers on full show to onlookers. [Full Article...]

US Adds to Venezuela Pressure With Sanctions Days Before Vote

US Adds to Venezuela Pressure With Sanctions Days Before Vote The Trump administration renewed its efforts to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro by sanctioning former National Assembly Speaker Diosdado Cabello Rondon and three other Venezuelans, accusing them of involvement in drug trafficking, money laundering, and embezzlement. [Full Article...]

Amazon's global smart speaker share drops below 50 percent in first quarter

Amazon's global smart speaker share drops below 50 percent in first quarter That doubled the 2 million devices it shipped during last year's first quarter. Apple is off to a slow start in the smart speaker wars, according to newly released data from research firm Strategy Analytics . Beyond the top two, no maker managed to break a 10 percent share of the market. Google and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba appeared on second and third ranks with (26.5 percent mark... [Full Article...]

Scientists have found a ghostly ninth planet of the Solar system?

Scientists have found a ghostly ninth planet of the Solar system? The possibility for this mysterious planet hinges on the movements of other objects further than Neptune. The discovery of a Trans Neptunian object with an orbit potentially altered by a ninth planet has baffled experts. Observations of the orbit of the object showed that it was strongly inclined to the axis of the Solar system. Researchers might have simply discovered important proof in the dis... [Full Article...]

Steam Link public beta now available on Android

Steam Link public beta now available on Android Valve has released the previously announced Steam Link app as an open beta. I was stunned at how well the stream held up when playing games like Far Cry 5, Doom, and Rocket League on my iPad. While Android devices can connect to PS4 controllers, iOS options are more limited. . Thankfully, the Steam Link app has built in support for the Steam Controller, but support is otherwise inconsistent. [Full Article...]

Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 lineup once again

Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 lineup once again It's going to do just that with the Galaxy J6 , although India Today Tech has learned there may be at least one more Galaxy J phone coming along with Samsung's hallmark Infinity display in the days to come. On the front is a 24-megapixel selfie camera with an f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash. It will also likely to be released with 32GB and 64GB storage options. [Full Article...]


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