WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yum Brand Inc's Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthier food practices.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - As a boy growing up in Kansas, Nick Hague looked up at the stars and wanted to explore the unknown. In October, his dream will come true when he blasts off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.
(Reuters) - A federal judge struck down a Kansas law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in a decision on Monday that could make voter registration easier in the state in the run-up to November mid-term elections.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to election reformers by declining to use high-profile cases from Wisconsin and Maryland to curb the ability of state lawmakers to draw electoral districts purely for partisan advantage.
(Reuters) - Mehmet Kanter, the father of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, has been indicted by a Turkish court on charges he was "a member of a terrorist organization," Turkish state media reported on Monday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman was rescued after she was trapped in rubble when a vacant seven-story building partially collapsed onto smaller buildings in Poughkeepsie, New York, during a brief thunderstorm on Monday, the city's mayor said.
President Trump’s homeland security secretary said the number of immigrants fraudulently posing as families has tripled. That’s true per government data. But those cases make up less than 1 percent of families apprehended at the border.
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It’s been more than 8 months. Since Maria. Irma before. And Harvey before that. For many who endured them, it was yesterday. And here we are at the start of another hurricane season. What can we expect? It is nearly indisputable that there will be hurricanes. NOAA’s forecast issued last week calls for 5-9 of […]
In a “post-truth” world of contemporary politics and culture, “it’s easy to assume that science is really in trouble and everything is bad,” said Jane Lubchenco in her James R. Mahoney Memorial Lecture in Washington, D.C., last month. In fact, science does have its image problems: most people don’t interact with science and don’t know scientists. A recent study […]
by Jordan Stillman, AMS Community Coordinator After a successful soft launch to AMS board and committee members this past winter, the AMS will be opening up our new online platform, AMS Community, to all AMS members as a new member benefit this May. The goal of the AMS Community is to enhance communication and improve […]
Severe but highly variable wind damage to homes & infrastructure is a hallmark of intense tropical cyclones. Until recently there was only speculation that such damage, which appears in short swaths, was the work of tornadoes. Now, there’s first-ever proof that tornadoes and other small-scale phenomena did indeed enhance the winds and damage in Hurricane […]
by Tanja Fransen, AMS Councilor and Mentoring Program Ad-Hoc Committee Chair AMS has a wealth of talent and we’d love to see more of our members signed up for the Mentoring 365 program as mentees, mentors–maybe both! We should never stop learning. When I started in college and early in my career, I hadn’t even heard […]
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16, now GOES-East, became operational in December and this eye in the sky is capturing stunning color weather imagery daily. Today, it’s the third nor’easter in two weeks explosively developing into a blizzard off the Northeast Coast. Following on the heels of the deadly and damaging storm of March 2, […]
It’s like the word du jour. Or, more accurately, THE word du storm. It seemed like every time this winter that a big East Coast storm—a significant nor’easter—looked impending in computer models, the media hype machine cranked out the word “Bomb.” Or “bomb cyclone.” And here it is again: “Destructive Nor’easter Emerging; Expected to ‘Bomb […]
By Chris Cappella, AMS It began with a whisper. And ended in smothered silence for millions. I’ll never forget seeing tiny snowflakes blowing down Ocean Avenue in our small sea-side suburb of New Haven. In my hometown of West Haven, on the south shore of central Connecticut overlooking Long Island Sound, when snow […]
AMS Executive Director Keith Seitter sent a letter today to President Trump. It begins, In an interview with Piers Morgan on Britain’s ITV News that aired Sunday, 28 January, you stated, among other comments: “There is a cooling, and there’s a heating. I mean, look, it used to not be climate change, it used to […]
The path from good science to good societal decisions is the central paradigm not only of the scientist’s perspective on how to impact the world, but also to the public’s faith in science itself. It also turns out to be a path of personal growth as well. There’s a whole genre of attempts to depict these connections between science and its usage. One […]