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MEMA press conference on Tropical Storm Cindy

MEMA press conference on Tropical Storm Cindy As of now, the main impacts to Southwest Louisiana will be the heavy rain threat that could lead to flash flooding Wednesday through Friday , and the secondary threat will be the gusty winds associated with the land falling storm Wednesday night through Thursday morning. [Full Article...]

Polestar becomes standalone brand for high-performance electrified cars

Polestar becomes standalone brand for high-performance electrified cars To run the "new" Polestar, Volvo has enlisted two people who have been central to the brand's renaissance, design boss Thomas Ingenlath and communications boss Jonathan Goodman. The sub-brand will target the likes of Tesla with high-performance electric cars . This means we should see Polestar cars sold in the United States. [Full Article...]

Pro-Syrian regime drone shot down by U.S. fighter jet

The Air Force F-15 first intercepted the Iranian-made drone and shot it down as it continued to advance, the coalition said . The U.S. said it had downed the Syrian jet a day earlier after it dropped bombs near the U.S. The area around At-Tanf has become a flashpoint between US forces and militias, some of them backed by Iran, loyal to Assad. The unmanned aircraft allegedly displayed hostile ... [Full Article...]

Wedbush Reaffirms "Neutral" Rating for Lennar Corporation (LEN)

Wedbush Reaffirms Revenues rose 18.8% from a year ago to $3.26 billion, also easily topping analysts' view for $2.9 billion. It is now trading at $53.87 which is marginally over the 50 day moving average of $51.68 and marginally over the 200 day moving average of $48.66. [Full Article...]

Whoa: NASA's Kepler Mission Has Discovered 10 "Near-Earth Size" Planets

When they examined the distribution of planet sizes, they found a surprise: a striking gap between the groups of rocky Earths and mini-Neptunes . But researchers don't know much more than that. "It feels like a bit like the end of an era, but actually, I see it as a new beginning", Thompson said. "This carefully measured catalog is the foundation for directly answering one of astronomy's most... [Full Article...]

Sony can't compete with the Xbox One X

Spencer went on to tout the Xbox One X's features, including its fast processor and higher-end graphics chip, which he says, should deliver better graphical quality in video games. If your main objective is to get to 4K resolution and a stable framerate it's certainly a less expensive alternative to a gaming PC which could cost nearly double the $499 price tag. [Full Article...]

Spicer says he's never spoken with Trump about Russian interference

Spicer says he's never spoken with Trump about Russian interference Are the White House press briefings becoming so brief that they're actually disappearing? In the course of reporting, The Atlantic apparently reached out to Bannon, Trump's controversial chief strategist , to ask why some of the press briefings had been moved off-camera. [Full Article...]

International Yoga Day celebrated in Pakistan too

Prime Minister Modi will participate in third Edition of International Yoga Day Function at Ramabai Ambedkar Ground in Lucknow . Prime Minister Narendra Modi did yogic exercises amid rains for some 15 minutes here on Wednesday as he underlined the importance of yoga in connecting the global community and creating jobs. [Full Article...]

Meet NASA's newest Astronaut recruits

A Williamsburg woman and former Naval Air Station Oceana pilot are among the newest members of NASA's 2017 astronaut candidate class. Originally from Texas, O'Hara earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from KU in 2005 and later earned a master's degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University in 2009. [Full Article...]

Early Flooding at Dauphin Island from Tropical Disturbance in Gulf

Early Flooding at Dauphin Island from Tropical Disturbance in Gulf Cindy is moving toward the northwest near 7 miles per hour (11 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue today. Bret now has sustained winds clocked at 40 miles per hour and is on a north by northwest track. Storm surge hasn't been a major concern of this storm, that being said, tides will be running 1-4 ft above average so some coastal flooding may start to occur late Wednesday and early Thu... [Full Article...]

Warmbier 'should have been brought home a long time ago'

A coroner hasn't reached a conclusion about the cause of death for a 22-year-old American college student who died in Cincinnati less than a week after he was released from North Korea in a coma. Asked about potential travel restrictions, the State Department's Nauert said, "we're contemplating that right now". "I think the president is signalling some frustration", Christopher Hill, a forme... [Full Article...]

Coroner: Otto Warmbier's family objected to autopsy, no internal examination performed

They said Mr Warmbier's condition was probably caused by cardiopulmonary arrest cutting the blood supply to the brain. He said in an interview on "CBS This Morning" broadcast Tuesday that while it's not clear exactly what happened, there can be speculation that North Korea made "unjust and cruel treatments" to Warmbier. [Full Article...]

U.S. student's death reminder of North Korea's barbaric regime: Nikki Haley

U.S. student's death reminder of North Korea's barbaric regime: Nikki Haley Lakshmi Sammarco said the office accepted the case of Otto Warmbier , who died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital. It said his medical records from an air ambulance service that brought him to OH and from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was hospitalized until his death Monday, have been reviewed, and the treating physicians have been interviewed extensively. [Full Article...]

How to watch the OnePlus 5 launch live

OnePlus is confirmed to launch the 2017 flagship OnePlus 5 on June 22 in India exclusively on Amazon . The OnePlus 3T cost $439, so the 5 will no doubt be around the $500 mark. The price of the mobile phone has leaked in some markets but smartphone fans in the United States will have to wait for the confirmed prices of the device slightly longer. [Full Article...]

DUP talks not going as 'expected' and deal 'not imminent'

DUP talks not going as 'expected' and deal 'not imminent' A "confidence and supply" deal with the DUP would prop up May's party, just taking it over the 326-line to give it a slight working majority. But she insisted there would be no going back on Brexit , pointing out that more than 80% of voters on June 8 backed parties promising to honour the referendum result. [Full Article...]

1 tropical storm churns in Gulf, 2nd disbands in Caribbean

1 tropical storm churns in Gulf, 2nd disbands in Caribbean Tropical Storm Cindy was last recorded producing winds around 60 mph with gusts around 70 mph indicating some slightly strengthening, and a drift to the northwest around 7 mph. all the way to Florida . Forecasts said the system could dump from a few inches to more than 12 inches (a few centimeters to more than 25 cm), depending on Cindy's development and path. [Full Article...]

President Trump Calls American Student's Death A 'Total Disgrace'

President Trump Calls American Student's Death A 'Total Disgrace' Almost all Americans who have gone to North Korea have left without incident. The U.N. expert said his crime of stealing an item bearing a propaganda slogan seemed "disproportionate" to the 15-year prison term. The organizers of Warmbier's trip say they will no longer take USA citizens to the country. Like student Otto Warmbier, he visited North Korea with a tour group and was taken into custody... [Full Article...]

Anger over Warmbier death grows amid calls for travel ban

In a White House meeting with visiting Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, Trump criticized the way Warmbier's case was handled in the year since his arrest, appearing to assail both North Korea and his predecessor, President Barack Obama. Last month, California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and his Republican colleague Rep. Joe Wilson of SC introduced the North Korea Travel Control Act. [Full Article...]

Early returns: Tight Georgia House race as nation watches

Early returns: Tight Georgia House race as nation watches Last week's assassination attempt at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game happened at the height of the campaign, and was used against Democratic candidate Jon Ossof, despite bipartisan calls not to politicize it. Her win marked an impressive rebound from polling that showed her narrowly trailing her rival in the run up to the vote, and signalled that Republican disillusionment about T... [Full Article...]

McCain: Americans 'Stupid' To Still Want To Travel To N Korea

Twenty-two-year-old Otto Warmbier died on Monday . The United States and its allies would like to see an oil embargo and bans on the North Korean airline and guest workers among other moves, steps diplomats say have been resisted by China and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]


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