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  • Supporters Raise Nearly $200,000 For Fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok

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    Supporters of fired FBI agent Peter Strzok rallied to his side on Monday and

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 02:59:53 -0400
  • Parkland students bring the March for Our Lives summer tour to an end in Newtown

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    The organizers of the Road to Change tour have visited over 50 cities in an effort to register and mobilize voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections — and to build a coalition of youth in communities affected by gun violence.

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:17:05 -0400
  • Puerto Ricans Seek To Rebuild A Shattered Health Care System After Hurricane Maria

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    For more than six months after the storms, Ingrid Morales settled down to

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 05:46:48 -0400
  • Local Fisherman And Tourist Killed In Kenya Hippo Attacks

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    A local fisherman and a Chinese tourist were killed in a single day by hippo

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:22:18 -0400
  • Meager Unite the Right 2 rally exposes limits of white supremacist movement

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    The Charlottesville anniversary event drew a handful of white supremacists, who were far outnumbered by counterprotesters.

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 22:34:56 -0400
  • Florida State House Candidate Admits She Faked College Diploma

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    A Republican candidate for office in Florida is admitting she lied about her

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:31:19 -0400
  • Tibbetts family thinks search is narrowing for Mollie

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    Mollie's father Rob Tibbetts and her boyfriend Dalton Jack believe she is still alive nearly a month after her disappearance.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:13:18 -0400
  • 200-million year old Pterosaur 'built for flying'

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    Scientists on Monday unveiled a previously unknown species of giant pterosaur, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power. Neither dino nor bird, pterosaurs -- more commonly known as pterodactyls -- emerged during the late Triassic period more than 200 million years ago and lorded over primeval skies until a massive space rock slammed into Earth, wiping out the dinosaurs and most other forms of life some 65 million years ago. "They are delicately framed animals that are built for flying," said Brooks Britt, a paleontologist at Brigham Young University in Utah and lead author of a study in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:42:59 -0400
  • Rare and Ridiculous eBay Cars You Have to See

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    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:57:00 -0400
  • Mollie Tibbetts Search: Website for Tips Announced, Residents Asked to Report Strange Behavior

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    Iowa authorities have interviewed more than 500 people in the search for Mollie Tibbetts.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:35:38 -0400
  • 3 missing men at the Manafort trial

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    The absence of three witnesses offers intriguing hints about potential ongoing investigations and additional prosecutions that could yet take place.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:20:20 -0400
  • Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison Allegations

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    All but a few prominent Democrats and progressive groups have stayed silent on

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:50:49 -0400
  • Giuliani Offers Latest Version Of Comey-Trump Conversation About Flynn

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    WASHINGTON -- Hoping to reconcile conflicting explanations about whether

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:14:34 -0400
  • Photo of White Supremacist Rally in Washington DC Goes Viral on Reddit

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    "A lot of things are louder on the internet when you factor in trolls."

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:27:00 -0400
  • The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic Sedan Marks the Return of a Classic Benz Badge

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    Echoes of the big Benz from days past.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:37:00 -0400
  • A10 Motorway Bridge Collapse In Italy Kills At Least 22

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    A span of the bridge in Genoa failed during a storm.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:48:10 -0400
  • Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: Report

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    Pennsylvania's attorney general released on Tuesday the long-awaited results

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:47:56 -0400
  • Many Among Us Can Relate to the Thirsty Bear Who Made a Liquor Store Pit Stop

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    He was denied access — and not just because he was lacking ID

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:54:05 -0400
  • Man Caught on Camera Spanking Hippo at California Zoo

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    Police said the intruder could face charges of trespassing.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:01:10 -0400
  • Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

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    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang's nuclear disarmament efforts and international sanctions.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:36:03 -0400
  • Guidance Counselor Fears She'll Be Fired After School Learns She's Married To Her Wife

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    Students at a Roman Catholic high school in Indiana have come to the defense

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:43:26 -0400
  • Trump Tweets Support For Harley-Davidson Boycott

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    President Donald Trump expressed support toward Harley-Davidson motorcycle

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 05:10:58 -0400
  • Erdogan says Turkey to 'boycott' US electronic goods

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    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkey would boycott US electronic goods in retaliation for punitive sanctions by Washington against Ankara over the detention of an American pastor. "We will boycott US electronic goods," Erdogan said in a televised speech, raising the stakes in a spat that has seen the Turkish lira plunge to record lows. "If (the United States) have the iPhone, there's Samsung on the other side," he said, referring to US giant Apple's iconic phone and the top South Korean brand.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 05:40:14 -0400
  • How a Baggage Handler Stole a Plane From One of America's Busiest Airports

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    Richard Russell may have learned to fly from videos online.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:58:48 -0400
  • Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California Wildfires

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    A sixth first responder has died battling this year's wildfires in California,

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:53:08 -0400
  • Off-the-grid dream becomes nightmare in New Mexico compound

    Relatives and neighbors say things began to go downhill for Lucas Morton, 39, shortly after he arrived in this vast alpine valley about 40 miles (64 km) north of Taos in a white moving van last December. The families set up home on a 10-acre plot of land that was near to one owned by Morton, a carpenter, but which actually belonged to U.S. Army veteran Jason Badger. The vet filed a court complaint but the Morton and Wahhaj families stayed on the land.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:56:22 -0400
  • Missing Hiker’s Mom Shares Message: ‘My Ears Ache To Hear Your Voice'

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    Nearly two weeks since Samantha "Sam" Sayers disappeared while hiking in

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:40:49 -0400
  • Puerto Rico revisited, nearly one year after Hurricane Maria

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    Now a year later, residents of Puerto Rico are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Maria. In this preview, Jonathan Petramala checks in with the victims of Hurricane Maria. Join us during the month of September to see what he found.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:55:11 -0400
  • Alaska's North Slope Hit by Strongest Quake Ever Recorded in the Region

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    Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:25:48 -0400
  • 7 Eco-Luxe Treehouses You Will Want to Stay In

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    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:52:46 -0400
  • Trump adviser Stephen Miller's uncle: My nephew is 'an immigration hypocrite'

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    Stephen Miller, the architect of some of Trump’s most controversial anti-immigration policies, has been assailed by critics who are quick to point out that Miller himself is a grandchild of refugees. Now Miller’s own uncle is joining the outcry.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:51:39 -0400
  • Government Agencies Coordinated To Arrest Migrants Seeking Legal Status, ACLU Says

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    Various branches of the federal government worked in tandem to time interviews

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:24:25 -0400
  • Endangered killer whale carries her dead calf for 'record' 17 days in 'tour of grief' captivating researchers

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    Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase a school of salmon in Haro Strait west of San Juan Island on Saturday afternoon. The whales have been struggling because of a lack of salmon, and J35's calf died soon after birth on July 24. The mother carried the baby on her head for at least 17 days, in an image of grief that struck an emotional chord worldwide. She finally abandoned the carcass as it decomposed. Center for Whale Research founder Ken Balcomb says he is immensely relieved to see J35 returning to typical behaviour.  Researchers say they are immensely relieved to see J35 returning to typical behaviour Credit: Center for Whale Research "Her tour of grief is now over and her behaviour is remarkably frisky," the Center for Whale Research said. It added: "The carcass has probably sunk to the bottom of these inland marine waters of the Salish Sea [between Canada and the US], and researchers may not get a chance to examine it for necropsy (autopsy of an animal)."

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:52:24 -0400
  • John Oliver Finds Himself In 'Pure Straight-Up Opposite World'

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    John Oliver of "Last Week Tonight" wants to make sure Americans aren't fooled

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:16:12 -0400
  • Florida shooting: Man arrested in 'stand your ground' case

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    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:36:03 -0400
  • Markets rattled as Turkish lira dives

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    New York (AFP) - Turkey's troubled lira tumbled Monday to fresh record lows against the euro and dollar, piling pressure on stock markets on fears the country's crisis could spill over into the world economy.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:37:35 -0400
  • 'Stand Your Ground' Shooter Charged After Fatal Altercation Over Parking Space

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    A Florida man who invoked the state's controversial "stand your ground" law

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:57:04 -0400
  • 21 New Ways To Make Jalapeño Poppers

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    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:16:00 -0400
  • It’s Official: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Is An Ostrich About Wildfires

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    At a conservative event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on Friday, Interior

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:04:38 -0400
  • Iran's Khamenei rejects Trump offer of talks, chides government over economy

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    Washington reimposed the sanctions last week after pulling out of a 2015 international deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program in return for an easing of economic sanctions. Trump has also threatened to penalize companies that continue to operate in Iran. "I ban holding any talks with America... America never remains loyal to its promises in talks," said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on policy in the Islamic Republic.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:19:54 -0400
  • Connecticut primary - LIVE: Polls wind to a close as voters seek candidates for wide-open governor election

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    The biggest race as Connecticut residents goes to the polls for Tuesday's primaries is for the governor's office. Republicans believe they have a good chance of winning it back after losing control in 2010. Control of the narrowly divided General Assembly is also in play, especially the state Senate, now equally split between Democrats and Republicans.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:04:00 -0400
  • At 21, Woman Is Youngest Ever to Undergo Face Transplant After Attempting Suicide as a Teen

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    Katie Stubblefield's story is the center of a new National Geographic documentary.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:33:34 -0400
  • The Economy Won't Save Republicans In The Midterms

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    Donald Trump keeps bragging about the economy -- an unemployment rate of just

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:03:14 -0400
  • What happened, what's next after airline worker stole plane

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    SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. investigators are working to find out how an airline employee stole an empty commercial airplane from the main airport serving Seattle and crashed into a small island after being chased by military jets.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:44:36 -0400
  • Turkey lira crisis highlights emerging currencies plight

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    Much of the Turkish lira's plight may be homegrown, but it shares some key vulnerabilities with other emerging countries whose currencies are now also plunging as fear of contagion spreads, analysts say. South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Russia have all seen their currencies slip over the past week because, like Turkey, they remain heavily dependent on foreign capital, especially the dollar. "This is a typical 'flight to quality' move from foreign investors out of emerging markets to safer, developed countries," Agathe Demarais, lead Turkey analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, told AFP.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:50:58 -0400
  • Victim in Possible Arkansas Murder-Suicide Was Pregnant, Police Say

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    Police in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas say a victim in a suspected murder-suicide was pregnant.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:56:25 -0400
  • Just Who Is Andy Chan, the Leader of Hong Kong's Independence Movement?

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    The head of the Hong Kong National Party has infuriated Beijing with his calls for independence, but is curiously short on specifics

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:04:37 -0400
  • Perseids meteor shower 2018: Everything you need to know about last night's peak

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    Every year our skies are lit up by returning meteor showers, from Perseids to Lyrids, Orionids to Geminids. If the weather conditions are in our favour and the moon isn't too bright, there's a chance you'll be able to see some spectacular shooting stars in action. Here is our guide to the must-see meteor showers of 2018 – including the spectacular Perseids shower which was at its peak overnight – as well as where and how to see them. What exactly is a meteor shower? A meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through the debris stream occupying the orbit of a comet - or, in simpler terms, when a number of meteors flash across the sky from roughly the same point. Meteors are sometimes called shooting stars, although they actually have nothing to do with stars. Perseids meteor shower 2018 - in pictures Perspective makes meteor showers appear to emanate from a single point in the sky known as the shower radiant. A typical meteor results from a particle the size of a grain of sand vaporising in Earth’s atmosphere when it enters at 134,000mph. Something larger than a grape will produce a fireball and this is often accompanied by a persistent afterglow known as a meteor train. This is a column of ionised gas slowly fading from view as it loses energy. Meteor, meteorid or meteroite? Let's get this straight. A meteor is a meteoroid – or a particle broken off an asteroid or comet orbiting the Sun – that burns up as it enters the Earth's atmosphere creating the effect of a "shooting star". Meteoroids that reach the Earth's surface without disintegrating are called meteorites. Meteors are mostly pieces of comet dust and ice no larger than a grain of rice. Meteorites are principally rocks broken off asteroids in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and can weigh as much as 60 tonnes. They can be "stony", made up of minerals rich in silicon and oxygen, "iron", consisting mainly of iron and nickel, or "stony-iron", a combination of the two. The Geminids meteor shower in Vladivostok, Russia in December 2017 Credit: Yuri Smityuk Scientists think about 1,000 tons to more than 10,000 tons of material from meteors falls on Earth each day, but it's mostly dust-like grains, according to Nasa, and they pose no threat to Earth. There are only two incidents recorded where people reported being injured by a meteorite, including one in 1954 when a woman was bruised by a meteorite weighing eight pounds after it fell through her roof.  When is the next meteor shower? The meteor shower currently gracing our skies is the Perseids, which began in the middle of July and grows in intensity before peaking in mid-August every year.  The shower appears to originate from within the star constellation Perseus – hence the shower's name. It occurs when Earth passes through the debris stream occupying the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle. The wonderfully named comet is the largest object known to repeatedly pass Earth (it's 16 miles wide). It orbits the sun ever 133 years and each time it passes through the inner solar system it warms up, releasing fresh comet material into its orbital stream. The last time it was closest to the sun was in December 1992. It will be back again in July 2126.  Perseid meteor radiant When can I see the Perseid meteor shower? The window for the current Perseid meteor shower is from July 17 to August 24 2018. Stargazers stand a chance of seeing the shower at any point in this window, however the peak will occur between August 12 and August 13.  The best time to take a look at the sky will be from about 1am BST in the Northern Hemisphere until the onset of dawn twilight. Peak rates of 150-200 meteors per hour were recorded in 2016, but typical rates are about 80 meteors an hour streaking across the night sky, each leaving a trail.   To see it, look at a height approximately two-thirds up the sky in any direction. If you want a recommendation, east through south offers some great background constellations in the early hours during August. Look for the shower's "radiant" from the north-east corner of Perseus. 2018 | Major meteor showers The best stargazing spots in the UK A dark night is best for a meteor shower, after midnight and before dawn.  Head somewhere away from the bright lights - into more rural areas if you can - and be prepared to wait a good hour if you want the best chance of seeing a shower. Look for a wide, open viewing area - perhaps a national park or large field on the side of a road - and make sure you concentrate your gaze towards the east. Meteor showers are unpredictable though, so prepare for the fact you might not see much. Choose a dark location away from stray lights and give yourself at least 20 minutes in total darkness to properly dark adapt.  Britain has some wonderful stargazing locations, including three "Dark Sky Reserves" (Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and Exmoor national parks) and Europe's largest "Dark Sky Park" (Northumberland National Park and the adjoining Kielder Water and Forest Park). best stargazing locations Galloway Forest Park: Galloway is a couple of hours from Glasgow and an hour from Carlisle. The park's most popular spot for stargazing is Loch Trool. Exmoor and around: Exmoor was granted International Dark-Sky Reserve status by the International Dark-Sky Association in 2011. Light pollution is managed to make the area more appealing to amateur astronomers. Romney Marsh: Night once provided cover for smugglers known as Owlers, but today Romney Marsh offers celestial bounty, arching over a landscape adorned with the spires of ancient churches. Kielder: Kielder Forest is officially the darkest place in England – 250 square miles of wooded beauty where Northumberland brushes against Scotland. It has its own fabulous, modern, wood-clad observatory on the slopes of Black Fell above Kielder Water. North York Moors: As well as stunning night skies, the North York Moors boast historic market towns such as Helmsley and Pickering, plus appealing coastal spots, including Scarborough and Whitby. The other major meteor showers to look out for in 2018 The Quadrantid meteor shower The Quadrantids was the first major meteor shower of 2018; it peaked at around 8pm on January 3 when between 10 and 60 meteors were shooting per hour.  It had a sharp peak, which means the best of the shower only lasted a few hours - although it remained active until January 12th. First spotted in 1825 by the Italian astronomer Antonio Brucalassi, astronomers suspect the shower originates from the comet C/1490 Y1, which was first observed 500 years ago by Japanese, Chinese and Korean astronomers. Why is it called Quadrantid? The Quadrantids appear to radiate from the extinct constellation Quadrans Muralis, which is now part of the Boötes constellation and not far from the Big Dipper. Because of the constellation's position in the sky, the shower is often impossible to see in the Southern Hemisphere - however there is a chance of spotting it up to 51 degrees south latitude. The best spots to see the display are in countries with high northern latitudes, like Norway, Sweden, Canada and Finland. The Lyrid meteor shower The Lyrid meteor shower takes places annually between April 16 and April 25. In 2018, it peaked on the morning of April 22, with the greatest number of meteors falling during the few hours before dawn. With no moon, stargazers might have been able to see between 10 and 20 Lyrid meteors per hour at the shower's peak.  Lyrid meteors are typically as bright as the stars in the Big Dipper, but some are much more intense, even brighter than Venus, the brightest object in the night sky after the moon. Called "Lyrid fireballs", these cast shadows for a split second and leave behind smokey debris trails that linger for minutes. Tim Peake space pictures What causes the Lyrid meteor shower? The ionised gas in the meteors' trail burns up as it enters the Earth's atmosphere, creates the glow which can be seen streaking across the night sky.  The shower occurs as the Earth passes through the dust left over from Comet Thatcher (C/186 G1), which makes a full orbit of the sun once every 415 years (which is why there are no photographs of it). Flakes of comet dust, most no bigger than grains of sand, strike Earth's atmosphere traveling 49 km/s (110,000 mph) and disintegrate as streaks of light. Comet Thatcher last visited the inner solar system in 1861 - before the widespread use of photography  - and isn’t expected to return until the year 2276. How did the Lyrids get its name? The shower radiates out from the direction of the star Vega, the brightest light in the constellation Lyra the Harp, from which it takes its name. Vega is a brilliant blue-white star about three times wider than our Sun and 25 light years away. The Lyrids radiating from the vicinity of the blue star Lyra Credit: earthsky.org You might remember Vega being mentioned in Carl Sagan's movie Contact - it was the source of alien radio transmissions to Earth. When were the Lyrids first observed and recorded? The earliest sightings of the Lyrid meteor shower go back 2,700 years and are among the oldest of known meteor showers. In the year 687 BC the ancient Chinese observed the meteors and recorded them in the ancient Zuo Zhan chronicles saying:  "On the 4th month in the summer in the year of xīn-mǎo (of year 7 of King Zhuang of Lu), at night, (the sky is so bright that some) fixed stars become invisible (because of the meteor shower); at midnight, stars fell like rain. That era of Chinese history corresponds with what is now called the Spring and Autumn Period (about 771 to 476 BC). Tradition associates this period with the Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius, one of the first to espouse the principle: “Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.”   American observers saw an outburst of nearly 100 Lyrid meteors per hour in 1982. Around 100 meteors per hour were seen in Greece in 1922 and from Japan in 1945. The Orionid meteor shower The Orionid meteors appear every year, with showers producing around 20 meteors every hour. The shower is active throughout October until November 7, but the best time to see it will be on October 20 between midnight and dawn, when the sky is darkest and the shower will be at its brightest. Tom Kerss, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich said:"If you can brave the cold, make a plan to stay out and enjoy the thrill of seeing tiny flecks of Halley's Comet disintegrate at hypersonic speeds above your head." He advises finding a secluded spot and allowing the eyes to adjust to the darkness. Orionid meteors streak across the sky over Kula town of Manisa, Turkey on October 21, 2017 Credit:  Anadolu Agency Mr Kerss said: "There's no advantage to using binoculars or a telescope, your eyes are the best tool available for spotting meteors, so relax and gaze up at the sky, and eventually your patience will be rewarded. "Meteors can appear anywhere in the sky, though if you have to pick a direction, you might fare slightly better looking east." The meteoroids from Halley's Comet strike Earth's atmosphere at a speed of 148,000mph, (238,000kph) burning up in streaking flashes of light that can be seen with the naked eye. Orionid meteors are known for their speed and brilliance, so if you persevere there's a good chance you'll see several bright 'shooting stars' zipping across the sky. The Orionid Meteor Shower is one of two meteor showers created by debris from Halley's Comet - the other is the Eta Aquarids, which occurs in May. Unfortunately, Halley's Comet itself has not been visible from Earth since 1986. Why is it called Orionid? It's named Orionid because it appears to radiate from the constellation Orion. Orion is one of the brightest and best known constellations and contains two of the 10 brightest stars in the sky Rigel and Betelgeuse, as well as the famous Orion's Belt.  Orion's Belt is made up of three bright stars quite close together almost in a straight line, and is about 1,500 light years from us on Earth.  Orion has been known since ancient times and is also referred to as Hunter thanks to Greek mythology. He is often seen in star maps facing Taurus, the bull. The Geminid meteor shower The Geminids are an annual meteor shower caused by the 3200 Phaethon asteroid. Its orbit brings it very close to the sun, causing its surface material to crumble and break off. The Earth passes through this space debris every December, which burns up as hits our atmosphere. These are the meteors visible in our sky. The Geminids were first observed relatively recently, in 1862, compared with the Perseids (36AD) and the Leonids (902AD). The meteor shower appears to come from a point in the constellation Gemini, hence its name. The Geminids meteor shower over Egersheld Cape on Russky Island in the Sea of Japan in December 2017 Credit:  Yuri Smityuk When can it be seen? The next Geminid meteor shower can be seen from around December 4th to 17th, with peak activity from about 10pm on December 13th and into the early hours of the 14th.  Sightings are possible around the world, but there's good news for Britons: the shower favours observers in the Northern Hemisphere over those in the Southern. If you're lucky you could see up to 100 meteors or 'shooting stars' every hour. You can spot the meteors anywhere, but they will appear to come from the Gemini constellation. Stars in the Milky Way over Kielder Forest Credit: Owen Humphreys During December, it begins the evening in the east and moves across the sky to the west during the night. Find Orion's Belt - three bright stars positioned in a row - and then look above it and a little to the left. They will appear as streaks of light, and will sometimes arrive in bursts of two or three. They vary in colour, depending on their composition. An average of 120 meteors an hour - or two a minute - can be expected, or more during the 2am peak.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 01:23:23 -0400
  • Top GOP Congressman's Son Gives Money To Democrat Running For Father's Seat

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    Bobby Goodlatte, son of retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), has announced his

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:27:07 -0400
  • Erdogan vows action against 'economic terrorists' over lira plunge

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    The lira currency, which has lost more than 40 percent against the U.S. dollar this year, pulled back from a record low of 7.24 earlier on Monday after the central bank pledged to provide liquidity, but it remained under selling pressure and its meltdown continued to rattle global markets. "There are economic terrorists on social media," Erdogan told a gathering of Turkish ambassadors at the presidential palace in Ankara, adding that the judiciary and financial authorities were taking action in response.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:15:01 -0400
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