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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered rain expected for next several days

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered rain expected for next several days The severe weather forecast issued 7:30 a.m. Wednesday , August 7, 2019 shows the western U.P.in the highest risk of severe weather for MI. Heat and humidity will continue for the end of the work week. Lows are near 70. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram for the latest updates. Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend . [Full Article...]

Greek police seeking missing Briton on Ikaria find body

Greek police seeking missing Briton on Ikaria find body Police efforts have intensified 24 hours after she was first reported missing with a special helicopter dispatched to join the search operation. A helicopter used in the search is equipped with thermal cameras. On Sunday, hours before she went missing, Christopher posted images on Facebook of her holiday on the island. Dr Christopher is an Oxford-educated Anglo-Cypriot astrophysicist lecturi... [Full Article...]

Evidence of 'Herculean' parrot found in New Zealand

Evidence of 'Herculean' parrot found in New Zealand Scientists discovered the parrot leg bones in 2008; for years, they hunted for more fossils of the animal, but further evidence remained frustratingly elusive, said lead study author Trevor Worthy, an associate professor with the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University in Australia. [Full Article...]

Iconic Belfast shipyard: Titanic shipyard to go into administration

Iconic Belfast shipyard: Titanic shipyard to go into administration Harland & Wolff was unavailable for comment at press time. According to the Guardian , two potential buyers of the company have emerged but they are thought to be focused on a sale after an administration, MJM Group, a Newry-based company specialising in boat fit-outs, and Flacks Group, a U.S. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires two more missiles, South says

North Korea fires two more missiles, South says A spokesman in Washington said the US Department of Defense would monitor updates and lease with South Korea and Japan . Many experts believe Pyongyang is trying to raise the pressure on Washington to gain leverage in any new negotiations. [Full Article...]

High Court rules bureaucrats can be sacked for political social media posts

The High Court has ruled against a federal public servant fired over critical tweets, saying rules for bureaucrats do not breach an implied freedom of speech. In reasons written by a majority, the court said it was unfortunate the AAT appeal was framed in terms that suggested the implied freedom of political communication was a personal right such as US First Amendment or those included in the Can... [Full Article...]

French inventor crosses English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard

French inventor crosses English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard Flanked by three helicopters, he reached Britain after a stop on a boat halfway through the 35-km crossing to refuel, waving to onlookers before landing safely in Saint Margaret's Bay, close to Dover on Britain's southern coast. He said on arrival it was not yet clear what the hoverboard might be used for, adding that it was a complex craft that the average person was unlikely to be able to navi... [Full Article...]

Garlic festival shooting: FBI opens 'domestic terrorism' investigation

Garlic festival shooting: FBI opens 'domestic terrorism' investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent-in-charge John Bennett said no final conclusion reached but evidence shows the shooter, Santino William Legan , 19, was "exploring violent ideologies". This announcement about a domestic terrorism probe in California comes amid renewed scrutiny of how the federal government is treating cases of domestic terror and violent ideologues, particularly in... [Full Article...]


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