On Mon., Aug. 21, at precisely 9:04 a.m. PST, the shadow of the moon will touch down in Lincoln City, Ore., beginning a total solar eclipse that will cross 14 states, all the way to the South Carolina shoreline. Some 12.2 million people live within the 70-mile-wide band where the eclipse will be total - and millions more are expected to travel to witness it firsthand. “If we have some good weather, it will absolutely be the most viewed total eclipse in human history,” said Fred Espenak, a retired NASA astrophysicist who has witnessed 20 total solar eclipses. From the ancients who feared eclipses as a sign of heavenly portent to the scientists who revel in the moon’s shadow, the celestial spectacle has always been universally astonishing and magnificent.
At last, Saudi Arabia seems to be doing what it takes to reduce the world's most visible oil glut: the one in the U.S. Unfortunately, its renewed vigor comes as OPEC's deal to reduce excess crude stockpiles starts to show signs of unraveling elsewhere, a subject that will be wrestled with by the group's oil ministers as they and other producer nations meet in St Petersburg on Monday. Weekly U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia have fallen sharply since early June Data published last week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration show that imports from Saudi Arabia in the week to July 14 fell to their lowest for seven years: just 524,000 barrels a day. For sure, one week's number doesn't
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Atlantic City was once New Jersey's largest tourist attraction. As the first city to provide gambling outside of Nevada, it provided those on the East Coast a place to vacation on the beach and gamble. But the city has seen hard times these past few years; five of the city's 12 casinos closed between 2013 and 2016, and Atlantic City's unemployment rate is 6.3% (well above the national rate of 4%). Just this May, the Trump Taj Mahal - which originally opened in 1990 - sold for four cents on the dollar. While its buyer, Hard Rock International, has plans to renovate the casino and hotel, it might not be worth the $375 million investment given a report that was recently released by the National
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am an American married to an Englishman who is a college professor, and who has lived in this country for about 35 years. I will be moving with him to England when we retire. My husband, who is from a lower middle-class background like myself, has been knighted! He still answers his office phone as “Pete Smith.” He never corrects people in the way they address him. The name on his business cards is “Peter Smith, Ph.D.,” plus a string of other letters including his knighthood, but of course most Americans can’t make heads or tails of that. I admire his modesty, yet, perversely, I want to be “Lady Smith.” Will Miss Manners allow me to get away with this? If so, how? GENTLE
Eight suspected migrants were found dead early Sunday inside an overheated truck in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and nearly 30 others were hospitalized, in what police said appeared to be a “horrific” human trafficking crime. Twenty of those taken to area hospitals after the discovery in San Antonio - about a two hour drive from the Mexican border - were in serious to “extremely critical” condition, suffering from heat stroke and dehydration, authorities said. City police chief William McManus said the truck driver had been arrested. (AFP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
The 20-year-old actor tweeted that he has 'outgrown' Disney Channel.