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  • 2019’s Biggest Supermoon to Light Up the Sky

    February’s full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year. The supermoon occurs during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth. Technically, the supermoon will reach its peak on Tuesday morning at 10:54 a.m. ET, but it won’t be visible then. Instead, keep an eye out Monday and Tuesday night. Moonrise will be the best time for those interested in capturing dramatic supermoon photos because the moon will be closest to […]

  • Payless is Closing all its 2,100 U.S. Stores

    Payless is the latest retail chain to close up shop in the United States. The discount shoe store will close all 2,100 of its locations in the United States and Puerto Rico in the coming months, a spokesperson told CNN Business on Friday. Liquidation sales will begin on Sunday and stores will begin closing in March, though most will say open until May. Payless also plans to shut down its online store. The company could file for bankruptcy for a […]

  • Aurora Gunman Opened Fire on His Coworkers as Soon as he Lost His Job

      AURORA, Illinois — Illinois gunman Gary Martin brought a pistol to his termination meeting at the sprawling Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora. When he found out he’d been fired Friday, he started killing the people in the room, authorities said. After fatally shooting several people in the room at the manufacturing business he’d worked for 15 years, he stormed into the warehouse, witnesses said. There, he shot at more employees. In a rampage that lasted about 90 minutes before police […]

  • Police Kill Gunman in Workplace Shooting That Left Five Others Dead

      AURORA, Illinois — The workers at a manufacturing warehouse in the Illinois city of Aurora were beginning to wind down their week when a gunman opened fire Friday, beginning a chaotic rampage that ended with five victims dead, five police officers wounded and a shooter killed by cops. The first 911 calls came to Aurora police around 1:24 p.m. CT, with callers saying there was an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, which says it is one of the […]

  • Supreme Court Agrees to Take up 2020 Census Case

      WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court said Friday that it would take up a case this term to decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. A lower court had blocked the administration from adding the question, holding that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s decision to add the question was unlawful for a “multitude of independent reasons and must be set aside.” The justices will hear the case in April. Under normal circumstances, the court […]

  • Trump Declares National Emergency to Unlock Billions for Wall

    President Donald Trump said Friday he will sign a national emergency declaration to address the situation on the southern border, while claiming that his actions are consistent with those of his predecessors. “I’m going to be signing a national emergency, and it’s been signed many times before. It’s been signed by other presidents from 1977 or so. It gave the presidents the power,” Trump said. “There’s rarely been a problem. They sign it, nobody cares. I guess they weren’t very […]

  • Trump Set to Sign Compromise Bill and Declare National Emergency

    President Donald Trump is expected to sign a compromise border security bill and swiftly declare a national emergency on Friday to unlock billions more dollars in federal funds that Congress refused to authorize for the construction of a border wall. Through a combination of executive authorities — some of which require a national emergency declaration — Trump is aiming to redirect more than $6 billion in federal funds toward the construction of a wall or barrier on the US-Mexico border […]

  • Spending Bill Heading to President Trump’s Desk, Emergency Declaration Expected Next

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  —  With little more than a day left before funding expires for key parts of the government, the House and Senate both voted on Thursday to approve a spending deal to avert a shutdown, sending the legislation to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature. The House vote, which took place late Thursday evening, was 300 to 128. The Senate vote, which took place earlier in the day, was 83 to 16. After weeks of uncertainty over whether […]

  • President Trump to Declare National Emergency for Border Wall Funding

    WASHINGTON, DC  —  President Donald Trump plans to sign a compromise border security measure in conjunction with declaring a national emergency to secure funding for a border wall, ending for now a bitter standoff with Congress over his signature campaign promise but likely sparking a new constitutional dispute. The news of Trump’s decision came via Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said he would drop his opposition to the national emergency move in order to advance the government funding measure. Speaking on […]

  • Amazon Cancels Plans to Build New York Headquarters

    Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community. “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” Jodi Seth, an Amazon spokeswoman, said in a statement. In the statement, Amazon noted that “a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not […]

  • After 15 Years, the Mars Opportunity Rover’s Mission has Ended

    It’s time to say goodbye to Opportunity. The Mars rover’s team made its last attempt to contact Opportunity on Tuesday night, and it went unanswered. On Wednesday, NASA confirmed that the mission is over. The agency held a news conference to detail the results of recovery efforts since a dust storm encircled Mars last year. “For more than a decade, Opportunity has been an icon in the field of planetary exploration, teaching us about Mars’ ancient past as a wet, […]

  • African Black Leopard Photographed for the First Time in Over 100 Years, Scientist Says

    Turns out, the mythical African black leopard really does exist. Biologists shot rare footage of the sleek big cat walking majestically in Kenya – the first time the animal has been photographed in Africa since 1909, says Nick Pilfold, a global conservation scientist at the San Diego Zoo. Pilfold said they captured the footage after months of watching and waiting. His team of biologists had placed remote wildlife cameras to track the leopard population near a conservancy in Laikipia County […]

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