New technique can efficiently convert CO2 from gas into solid particles of carbon.
Scientists have harnessed liquid metals to turn carbon dioxide back into solid coal, in research that offers an alternative pathway for safely and permanently removing the greenhouse gas from our atmosphere. The new technique can convert CO2 back into carbon at room temperature, a process that's efficient and scalable. A side benefit is that the carbon can hold electrical charge, becoming a supercapacitor, so it could potentially be used as a component in future vehicles.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a landmark bill to provide free abortions for all, including illegal immigrants, by requiring insurance companies to cover the procedures and putting taxpayers on the hook for the tab.
Tuesday’s long-awaited signing of House Bill 3391, approved by the State Legislature July 5 with no Republican votes, triggered a torrent of criticism from conservatives along with praise from the pro-choice movement.
The investigation started in November 2018 when Buckley logged into a social media application and initiated a conversation with a Pinal County Sheriff’s undercover detective, who was posing as a minor. The undercover detective was upfront about being underage. Buckley quickly began having inappropriate conversations and sending lewd pictures and videos of himself to the detective. The suspect offered to exchange money for nude pictures and sexual acts and indicated he was willing to purchase a bus ticket from Phoenix to Las Vegas to engage in sexual acts. Buckley admitted this was not the first time he had reached out to minors on social media and disclosed to having sex with a 16-year-old when he used to live in Phoenix.
“Given this individual’s predatorial nature and the allegations in this case, we believe there are additional unidentified juvenile victims,” said Scott Brown, special agent in charge for HSI Arizona. “We encourage anyone in the Phoenix area who may have information that could be relevant to the case to come forward.”
On Feb. 14, Martin arranged to meet the undercover detective at a location in Utah County. During this contact, detectives interviewed Martin and he admitted the information he discussed in the two previous social media contacts regarding his desired actions with the 12- and 6-year-old girls.
“During their investigation detectives found that Martin was in possession of video recordings of extremely graphic child pornography involving very young children and infants,” the news release said. “Because of the quantity and nature of this material, detectives will refer portions of their investigation for possible federal charges.”
Martin has a previous arrest for similar charges in Kentucky in 2009.
The House voted on Tuesday to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the Mexican border, with more than a dozen Republicans joining Democrats to try to block his effort to divert funding to a border wall without congressional approval.
The resolution of disapproval, approved 245-182, must now be taken up by the Senate, where three Republicans have already declared their support, only one short of the number needed for Congress to ratify a stinging rebuke of Mr. Trump’s efforts.
The “red flag” law, as it’s called, takes effect in 180 days.
The Legislature overwhelmingly passed the measure, along with other gun control initiatives, in late January. The other bills – including changes to the gun purchase background check process, bans on bump stock devices and from teachers being able to possess weapons on school grounds – have not yet been acted upon by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
Cuomo was joined at a signing ceremony for the red flag bill by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as various gun control advocates, including Linda Beigel Schulman, a Long Island woman whose son, slain schoolteacher Scott Beigel, was among the students and staff killed last year at Florida’s Parkland school mass shooting.
Rosiane Santos, 41, who was charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct after police say she lashed out against 23-year-old Bryton Turner on Feb. 15, is an “unlawfully present citizen of Brazil,” ICE spokesman John Mohan said in a statement to Boston.com.
Santos was arrested Tuesday near Falmouth by deportation officers with ICE’s Fugitive Operations Team, he said.
“She is presently in ICE custody and has been entered into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” Mohan said in the statement.
YouTube last week deplatformed a YouTube channel that specialized in exposing Stolen Valor cases. "Stolen Valor," of course, refers to cases where dishonorable pretenders are caught making fraudulent claims of military honors they didn't earn. Retired Navy Seal Don Shipley has made it his life's mission to expose these shameless charlatans. His channel had 232,806 subscribers at the time it was taken down and had been in operation since around 2008.
He told PJ Media that he thinks his channel was taken down because he had "outed Nathan Phillips," who had "masqueraded as a Vietnam Vet."
The conservative student organization Turning Point USA hosted the Young Latino Leadership Summit over the weekend in Phoenix, Arizona, promoting the values of free-market capitalism, American exceptionalism, and national sovereignty.
Turning Point USA founder and president Charlie Kirk told The Western Journal that the event was the group’s largest gathering of its type to date (it has previously hosted four such summits) and, to his knowledge, represented the largest gathering of conservative Latino students ever.
At approximately 8:40 a.m. agents conducting routine patrol operations in Quemado, encountered a group of 90 people who had recently crossed the Rio Grande River. All of the people in the group were Honduran nationals, many of whom were women and children ranging from 1 to 17 years of age. The group surrendered to the arresting agents without incident. A transport bus and several support units responded to the area to assist in transporting the group to the Eagle Pass South Station for processing.
U.S. Western District Judge Brian Wimes ruled last Friday that the state's restriction for clinics giving abortions were not an “undue” burden for women seeking them, according to The Associated Press.
The ruling came just months after Planned Parenthood Great Plains, which manages a facility in Columbia, Mo., filed an injunction in an attempt to begin offering abortions again, The Columbia Missourian reported. The facility has operated without those privileges because it doesn't meet state mandates requiring clinics to have physicians with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
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