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|Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Sues Colorado After Refusing To Bake Trans Woman's Cake
Months after winning a Supreme Court case over his refusal to make a wedding
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 3:10 PM
|Wisconsin flipped for Trump. Minnesota nearly did. What do their primaries predict for the midterms?
The results of Tuesday’s primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin were the latest in a series of revealing soundings from the region — tremors on the electoral Richter scale that help delineate the underlying forces shaping American politics.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 6:42 PM
|Bodies of missing Colorado girls allegedly killed by dad found in oil and gas tanks: report
The bodies of two missing Colorado girls who disappeared along with their
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 10:10 AM
|California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 8:14 PM
|Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warn
Tsunamis will become more common and more ferocious with global warming, scientists have warned after a study found that global sea level rises will increase the risk of coastal cities being wiped out. Smaller earthquakes that currently pose no serious tsunami threat could unleash waves capable of inundating coastal cities, researchers found in a study focusing on the city of Macau in China. Currently it is considered safe from tsunamis, despite lying within a major earthquake zone. At today's sea level, it would take a very powerful earthquake tipping past magnitude 8.8 to cause widespread tsunami flooding in Macau. But a half-metre rise in sea level - predicted to occur in the region by 2060 - could more than double the chances of a huge tsunami swamping the territory, according to the research. A three-foot sea level rise, expected by 2100, would increase the risk up to 4.7 times. The source of the earthquake danger is the Manila Trench, a massive crack in the floor of the South China Sea formed by the collision of two tectonic plates. It has generated numerous earthquakes, though none larger than magnitude 7.8 since the 1560s. A modest rise in sea levels would greatly amplify the tsunami threat from smaller earthquakes, the computer simulation study showed. Cities most prone to natural disaster Lead researcher Dr Robert Weiss, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the US, said: "Our research shows that sea-level rise can significantly increase the tsunami hazard, which means that smaller tsunamis in the future can have the same adverse impacts as big tsunamis would today. "The South China Sea is an excellent starting point for such a study because it is an ocean with rapid sea-level rise and also the location of many mega cities with significant worldwide consequences if impacted." The team's findings are reported in the journal Science Advances.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 1:00 AM
|Heroic Father Suffers Severe Injuries While Trying to Save Son From Balcony Fall
The father and son both fell over the railing.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 1:39 PM
|Is Ford's 10 Millionth Mustang Really Number 10 Million?
We get the lowdown on how the Blue Oval counts its cars.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 5:22 PM
|Senate Republicans weigh in on Brennan security revocation
Most defended Trump, blamed former CIA director's rhetoric for losing his clearance.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 3:51 PM
|Taiwan hotel axes Marriott contract over China naming row
The owner of a Starwood-branded hotel in Taiwan said Thursday it will terminate its contract with Marriott International, in protest over the US group caving in to Beijing pressure to list the island as part of China. Marriott was strongly criticised by Chinese authorities in January for listing Taiwan -- along with Tibet and Hong Kong -- as separate countries, all regions which Beijing claims under its authority.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 2:37 AM
|Catholics On Twitter Call For Drastic Reform After Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse Report
Pennsylvania's newly released grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 7:49 PM