Decades of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania will come under public scrutiny for the first time on Tuesday with the release of a long-delayed report on a grand jury investigation led by the state's attorney general.
New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands.
A West Virginia Supreme Court justice retired on Tuesday, the day after state lawmakers voted to start impeachment proceedings against the full court, accusing four judges of lavish spending that included a total of more than $1 million in office renovations.
New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes.
Nebraska carried out its first execution in 21 years on Tuesday by administering a lethal injection to its longest-serving death row inmate, a man who was convicted of killing two taxi drivers in 1979.
Southwest Airlines Co would limit emotional support animals to only dogs and cats on its flights and will allow one per passenger, the U.S. airline said on Tuesday as it updated its service animal policies.
An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida's election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organizers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes.
A 3-year-old boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to "cast out demonic spirits," but his extended family believed he would "return as Jesus" to identify "corrupt" targets for them to attack, prosecutors said in court on Monday.
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China's ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL].
Sumo Group has acquired “Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture” developer The Chinese Room. Sumo Group is the owner of “Team Sonic Racing” and “Crackdown 3” developer Sumo Digital, both of which are still forthcoming titles. GamesIndustry.biz reports that the studio purchase, according to Sumo Digital managing director, will offer the current team a way to […] […]
Tessa Thompson is in negotiations to voice the title role in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Lady and the Tramp.” Justin Theroux will voice the Tramp. Kiersey Clemons is also on board. Majority of the cast will play CGI characters, similar to Disney’s wildly successful adaptations of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Jungle Book.” “Lady and […] […]
HQ Trivia is taking a leap to bigger screens: The mobile quiz show startup has launched an app for Apple TV. The company announced the new app on Twitter Tuesday. The new app makes it possible to both watch the daily quiz show as well as vote with the help of the Apple TV’s remote […]
Will Smith next month is going to bungee-jump out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon — and he’s launched a contest to let one fan (and a guest) be there in person with him on the day of the event. “Will Smith: The Jump” will take place on Sept. 25, the actor’s 50th birthday, and […]
WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault Newman, in the midst of a promotional tour for her new book, “Unhinged,” has revived a topic that was pervasive during President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign: His behavior on the set of “The Apprentice.” On Monday, she told MSNBC’s “Hardball” that she heard Trump using a racial slur on tape, in […]
Michael Canter and Jeff Krask have signed a production and development deal with Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Media Group. The veteran unscripted producers will be based in Pilgrim’s office in North Hollywood. They will work closely with the company’s chief creative officer Johnny Gould and vice president and head of development Nicole Silveira on new projects [ […]
It’s about to get crazy at the domestic box office. Earlier tracking showed “Crazy Rich Asians” on pace for a $20 million debut, but updated estimates now indicate that a $26 million-plus five-day total is likely when Warner Bros. launches the romantic comedy nationwide on Wednesday. Mark Wahlberg’s “Mile 22” and Sony Pictures Releasing-Studio 8’s “Alpha” [… […]
Adam Carolla is motoring into streaming TV. Next week, Chassy Media — the production and distribution company founded by Carolla and Nathan Adams dedicated to all things motor sports — will launch a channel exclusively on Pluto TV, the free, ad-supported TV-like streaming service. The Chassy channel will feature a rotating lineup of documentaries, feature [… […]
Nvidia is holding a special GeForce Gaming event on Monday, Aug. 20 in Cologne, Germany — the day before Gamescom 2018 starts — and it will likely unveil a new gaming graphics card called the GeForce RTX 2080, according to a teaser video. The video is apparently full of cryptic hints about the RTX 2080. […]
Fall movie season is fast approaching, with blockbusters and awards-season contenders alike planning their big debuts. Summer may have boasted blockbusters like “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” but fall has plenty of high-profile offerings as well. On Oct. 5, Bradley Cooper will introduce his directorial debut “A Star Is […]
Twenty-four people were injured after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook Tonghai County in the city of Yuxi, southwest China's Yunnan Province Monday morning, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
Dangerous flooding that is already occurring across portions of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts will worsen over the coming days as rounds of heavy rain inundate the northeastern United States.
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The 10th International Conference on Urban Climate and 14th Symposium on the Urban Environment, co-hosted by AMS at City College of New York, kicked off Monday with a number of comments not only about recent extreme weather events but also the appropriateness of meeting in the Big Apple. From the opening sessions, here are remarks […]
by Perry Samson, Climate and Space Science and Engineering, University of Michigan On July 4th last year, in an attempt to entertain my two grandchildren, I set off what I felt was a modest display of fireworks in our front yard. A monitor that measures the concentration of particles (PM2.5) in the air was mounted […]
Two tragedies last week were reminders of a continuing and underrated weather hazard: people continue to leave children in their parked automobiles, where the heat is ever escalating. The victims in the separate incidents in Oregon and California on June 20 and 21 were both under two years of age. An average of 37 children each year die from […]
Thanks to Markeya Thomas of Climate Signals and Climate Nexus for posting about her video on Twitter for Juneteenth yesterday. Her interview is with two of “Weather’s Hidden Figures,” the still disturbingly small number of African-American meteorologists—barely 2% of the AMS membership. Professors Greg Jenkins of Penn State University and Deanna Hence of the University of Illinois speak eloquently on what […]
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, […]