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Voyager 1 probe fires long-dormant thrusters in interstellar space Voyager 1 probe fires long-dormant thrusters in interstellar space
- December 05, 2017

The team will use the thrusters until they can no longer use the heaters, and will then switch back to the attitude control thrusters that they've been relying on. Chris Jones, Robert Shotwell, Carl Guernsey and Todd Barber analyzed options and predicted how the spacecraft would respond in different scenarios. Launched in September 1977, the plutonium-powered probe encountered Jupiter and its moons in March 1979, then flew by Saturn in November 1980, before heading northward out of the ... (more...)
Korea tensions rise ahead of US-South Korea joint military drill Korea tensions rise ahead of US-South Korea joint military drill
- December 04, 2017

The air forces of South Korea and the United States are ready for another joint exercise, set to start on Monday. On Wednesday, 29 November, the North fired the long-range missile which flew about 950kms and touched an altitude of 4,475kms during the almost hour-long flight before hitting the sea waters off the Japan coast. (more...)
BJP on way to big victory in UP civic polls BJP on way to big victory in UP civic polls
- December 03, 2017

Yogi Adityanath delivered, making it a three on three for the BJP after its sweep of the 2014 general elections and this year's assembly elections. The CM attributed the victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision and BJP chief Amit Shah's able guidance. (more...)
Alfa Romeo Sauber confirms Leclerc and Ericsson Alfa Romeo Sauber confirms Leclerc and Ericsson
- December 03, 2017

The covers were then pulled off a showcar, revealing a red and white livery, with a large Alfa Romeo logo on the engine cover. The lineup leaves Pascal Wehrlein, Ericsson's German team mate, facing an uncertain future with former champions Williams the only remaining team with a vacancy but Poland's Robert Kubica favourite to fill it. (more...)
Iowa congressional delegation unhappy with EPA's final rule on RFS Iowa congressional delegation unhappy with EPA's final rule on RFS
- December 02, 2017

POET CEO Jeff Broin today responded to the EPA's final rule on the 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The amount of conventional renewable fuels, mostly ethanol, held steady at 15 billion gallons. The head of American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), meanwhile, called Thursday's announcement a win for the ethanol industry - and specifically for one of its key proponents in Congress. (more...)
Nine dead in Taliban attack on Pakistan school Nine dead in Taliban attack on Pakistan school
- December 02, 2017

According to military's public affairs wing, ISPR, all the four attackers have been killed in the security forces operation. A heavy contingent of police rushed to the spot and cordoned off. The police chief said six students, a security guard and two civilians were killed in the attack. Officials said the attack began at around 8am as loud expositions were heard and firing broke out at the institute's hostel opposite the Agricultural Directorate when at least three burqa-clad suspects ... (more...)
Rakitic Looking Forward To Facing Messi At World Cup Rakitic Looking Forward To Facing Messi At World Cup
- December 02, 2017

When asked about Maradona's remarks, Sampaoli said : "I hope we have the possibility during this time to train and play better". Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic is relishing a World Cup showdown with Barcelona team-mates Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano. (more...)
Russian Federation calls U.S. threat to destroy North Korea a 'bloodthirsty tirade' Russian Federation calls U.S. threat to destroy North Korea a 'bloodthirsty tirade'
- December 02, 2017

Lavrov's statements come two days after North Korea launched a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that is capable of striking the U.S. mainland. U.S. President Donald Trump said in October he would not certify that Tehran was complying with the 2015 deal and warned he might ultimately terminate it, accusing Iran of "not living up to the spirit" of the accord. (more...)
Rescue mission for Argentine submarine crew ends, search for sub continues Rescue mission for Argentine submarine crew ends, search for sub continues
- December 01, 2017

The search for a missing Argentinian submarine that has been lost for 15 days will continue but the rescue element of the mission for 44 crew members on board has ended, the country's navy says. The Argentine navy said it didn't know about the explosion-like sound until last week , when the United States and an global organization said they had uncovered the acoustic data. (more...)
National Christmas Tree Lighting is tonight; here's how to watch National Christmas Tree Lighting is tonight; here's how to watch
- December 01, 2017

The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is 'Time-Honored Traditions'. "On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season", said the first lady. The President said to the citizens that "every year during christmas time we recognise the spirit of christmas is not what we have, it's about who we are, each one of us is a child of god, that is the true source of joy, this time of the year, that is what makes every ... (more...)
Army strikes Gaza targets after Israelis come under fire on border Army strikes Gaza targets after Israelis come under fire on border
- December 01, 2017

No one was injured on the Israeli side. Following the mortar fire, Israeli jets targeted four military sites belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Conricus said. Most of the dead were members of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad, which threatened retaliation . The army generally holds Hamas responsible for all rocket-fire originating from the Gaza Strip. (more...)
White House Plans To Fire Tillerson, Replace Him With CIA's Pompeo White House Plans To Fire Tillerson, Replace Him With CIA's Pompeo
- December 01, 2017

Tom Cotton of Arkansas. Even so, an end-of-year exit would make his time in office the shortest of any secretary of state whose tenure was not ended by a change in presidents in almost 120 years. He shares the president's hardline stance against Iran. Sen. Cotton, meanwhile, is a staunch conservative and ally to the president, best known for hawkishness on both foreign policy and immigration issues. (more...)
4.4 magnitude DE quake shakes Philly, South Jersey region 4.4 magnitude DE quake shakes Philly, South Jersey region
- December 01, 2017

A 4.4 magnitude natural disaster is considered minor and usually causes minimal damage, if any. Keep checking abc7NY for the latest on this developing story. The station also writes that Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS, says there is potential for aftershocks. He said the quake was widely felt around the Mid-Atlantic region. (more...)
India welcomes Ivanka Trump at business summit India welcomes Ivanka Trump at business summit
- November 29, 2017

Ivanka said: "When it comes to equitable laws, while many developed and developing countries have made tremendous strides, there is still much work to be done". In a first for the event, women will represent 52 percent of the attendees. "Our administration is striving to promote greater opportunity for women around the world, both through our domestic reforms and our global initiatives", she said. (more...)
'Tis the season: Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decor 'Tis the season: Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decor
- November 29, 2017

And those opposite reactions to Trump's attempts to deck the presidential halls indicate just how divergent the narratives around the first lady have become. Donald Trump is President and Christmas is back! "Mrs. Trump's impeccable style is seen in the beautifully understated decorations and give a great nod to the First Families that came before them", Pickens said. (more...)
Woman Offering Dubious Claims About Moore Appears Linked To James O'Keefe Woman Offering Dubious Claims About Moore Appears Linked To James O'Keefe
- November 29, 2017

Earlier in the day, reporters from the newspaper saw Phillips walking into the NY offices of Project Veritas , a conservative group with a long track record of targeting Democratic groups and major media outlets, often by hiding their identities and using hidden cameras. (more...)
European Union finally grants last-minute, five-year license to glyphosate European Union finally grants last-minute, five-year license to glyphosate
- November 28, 2017

The European Commission says 18 countries backed its proposed five-year extension, with nine voting against and one abstaining. Although, Angela Merkel, the chancellor, has been unable to form a coalition government after the country's recent election, the caretaker government swung its support in favor of the weed killer. (more...)
Shoppers evacuated after reports of shots fired at NY mall Shoppers evacuated after reports of shots fired at NY mall
- November 28, 2017

Police say they are still searching for the suspect. At least two people were injured, New York State police were reported as saying. It was unclear if the shot fired was accidental or intentional, Hertman said. "Based on eye witnesses and other evidence we've obtained, it appears the individual discharged one round into the floor at the side of his leg. The investigation is still ongoing". (more...)
Team Field Announced For NIVC Tournament Team Field Announced For NIVC Tournament
- November 28, 2017

The other teams in the bracket are host UCLA, who received the No. 15 national seed, and Austin Peay. "They'll know a little bit about us". "We're going to play some good teams, but know that all the teams are going to be good", Minarick said. (more...)
After President Trump Slams CNN, James Comey Posts After President Trump Slams CNN, James Comey Posts "Freedom of Press"
- November 28, 2017

Donald Trump can't stop getting dunked on by news organizations. Trump did not specify how the contest would be carried out or who or what would determine the victor of the trophy. Our job is to report the news", adding " #FactsFirst ". "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarbrough on Monday went after President Trump for attacking CNN over the weekend and called on members of both major parties to speak out. (more...)