Thu. Aug 22nd, 2019

White House Watch

Judge allows Trump to appeal Democrats’ emoluments lawsuit | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: ‘Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics’ Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE can appeal a lawsuit filed by more than 200 congressional Democrats accusing him of violating the Emoluments…

Trump orders elimination of student loan debt for thousands of disabled veterans | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: ‘Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics’ Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE on Wednesday signed a memorandum directing the Department of Education to eliminate all federal student loan debt…

Trump reverses, says he’s not looking at any tax cuts | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: ‘Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics’ Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE on Wednesday backtracked on his interest in a set of tax cuts he had just one day earlier…

Schumer says Trump encouraging anti-Semites | TheHill

Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSaagar Enjeti: Biden’s latest blunder; Krystal Ball: Did Schumer blow our chance to beat McConnell? Johnson eyes Irish border in Brexit negotiations Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, ‘I’m going to win’ MORE (D-N.Y.), the highest-ranking Jewish member of Congress, on Wednesday blasted President TrumpDonald…

Spending deal to add $1.7 trillion to deficit: CBO | TheHill

A sweeping budget deal passed earlier this month to raise spending caps in 2020 and 2021 will add $1.7 trillion to the U.S. deficit over a decade, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).The CBO estimates that while the bipartisan deal increased spending for next year by about 3 percent over current…

International

Area the size of the UK ablaze in Amazon as forest fire numbers soar

The world’s largest, and arguably most important, rainforest is on fire – and has been for weeks. An 84% increase in forest fires has been reported, compared to the same period last year. In total, more than 74,000 blazes continue to burn. Thousands of a…

Trafalgar square stabbing: Man knifed in central London hotspot

A man has been stabbed in one of central Londons busiest hotspots, as police scramble to Trafalgar Square. The force said emergency services were called at 9.10pm and found a man injured.  Photos from the scene showed a very heavy police presence, as multip…

Nigel Farage must be prepared to stand down his victorious Brexit army

It will soon be obvious to all that Boris is the real thing and the main threat is from the Remainers If you want peace, prepare for war, as Vegetius explained in Epitoma rei militaris, the only Roman military manual of its kind to have survived intact. Nige…

FARC entregan datos de casi 300 desaparecidos en el marco del conflicto armado, pero para ubicarlos aún hay un largo camino

(CNN Español) — La Unidad de Búsqueda de Personas dadas por Desaparecidas de Colombia (UBPD) recibió información por parte de la FARC, ahora partido político tras ser un grupo guerrillero por más de 50 años, de 276 casos para la búsqueda, localización e ident…

Pudo haber existido vida en Marte cuando era cálido y lluvioso, antes de que llegara el invierno

(CNN) — Aunque Marte parece frío e inhóspito hoy, era diferente hace 3.000 o 4.000 millones de años. Un nuevo estudio sugiere que el Planeta Rojo alguna vez fue lo suficientemente cálido como para albergar tormentas de lluvia y agua corriente, lo que habría c…

Travel

The world’s biggest conference on wildlife trade is happening. Get the details.

The world’s biggest conference on wildlife trade is happening. Get the details.

Everything to know about Bryce Canyon National Park

Everything to know about Bryce Canyon National Park

Some animals can adapt to climate change—just not fast enough

Some animals can adapt to climate change—just not fast enough

See the complicated landscape of plastic bans in the U.S.

See the complicated landscape of plastic bans in the U.S.

7 great places to see music instruments being made

7 great places to see music instruments being made

Science

Mathematical framework turns any sheet of material into any shape using kirigami cuts – Phys.org

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a mathematical framework that can turn any sheet of material into any prescribed shape, inspired by the paper craft termed kirigami (from the Japanes…

Astronomers Trained AI to find Ancient Galaxy Collisions from the Early Universe – Livescience.com

There are bright lights all over the universe where galaxies are smashing together. And there are bright spots all over the universe — particularly the very-distant universe — where galaxies are churning out stars at unusual rates. Now a team of astronomers h…

A nuclear war between the US and Russia would devastate the climate, simulation shows – ZME Science

On the backdrop of growing tensions between Russia and the US, following the latter’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, researchers have devised a simulation of a nuclear conflict between the two countries. And the …

Brazil’s budget cuts threaten more than 80000 science scholarships – Nature.com

Students in Brazil’s capital protest the government’s move to slash funding for education and science earlier this year.Credit: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Brazils main science-funding agency will have to suspend more than 80,000 scholarships to postdoctoral resea…

This rocky ‘super-Earth’ may be a hard place for life to get a foothold – Science Magazine

By Daniel CleryAug. 19, 2019 , 12:00 PM When scientists go looking for life on distant exoplanets, they generally focus on rocky worlds the size of Earth. But most of these so-called super-Earths orbit, not yellow dwarfs like our sun, but red dwarfswhich are…

Where will evolution take us in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? – Phys.Org

The study of evolution allows us to reconstruct the past and to understand how life evolved from simple to complex organisms. Evolutionary reasoning can help us make sense of the biggest questions in science, from the origin of the universe to the inner worki…

Sports

College Football

College Football

Which Old Center Is the Best Fit for the Lakers? – The Ringer

What could have been the dawn of a new era for the Lakers became a summer of almosts. They almost signed Kawhi Leonard, but he joined the Clippers instead. They almost picked up their first choice for head coach, Ty Lue, but negotiations fell apart and he joi…

Key ‘Miracle on Ice’ team member arrested in pipe assault on neighbor – Fox News

A key member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team was arrested August 15 after allegedly assaulting his Minnesota neighbor with a metal pipe after the two had gone fishing, police said. Mark Pavelich, 61, was arrested on charges of second- and th…

Gators ready to prove why they have high expectations – Gatorsports.com

Forget about all the offseason issues that potentially could have stalled momentum. Never mind all the youth and inexperience on the offensive line, or the lack of depth at linebacker, defensive tackle and cornerback, or the demanding schedule that includes …

The Sliver of Hope for Jay-Z’s NFL Ambitions – Sports Illustrated

You could see the wheels turning in Eric Reids head Friday night as he learned of TMZs report that Jay-Z will have a significant ownership interest in an unnamed NFL team. The Panthers safety, speaking in front of his locker after a preseason loss to the Bil…