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Cassini Probe Dips Its Toes in Saturn’s Atmosphere

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s Cassini probe has been studying Saturn and its moons since 2005, and it’s almost time for the spacecraft to call it a day. The probe is running low on fuel, but scientists intend to get the most out of Cassini before it’s no longer capable of doing science. Earlier this year, mission managers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) kicked off the Grand Finale, which will eventually send Cassini spiraling into the clouds of ...

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Trump to China: Trade probe is coming Monday

How much damage can North Korea’s weapons do? President Trump on Friday night informed China’s leader that he’s preparing to order an investigation into Chinese trade practices next week, a senior administration official told CNN. Trump told President Xi Jinping that he plans to direct U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday to begin the probe into alleged Chinese violations of U.S. intellectual property rights, the official said. The move could lay the groundwork for Trump to impose tariffs against Chinese imports, which would mark a significant escalation in his ...

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Confusion, anger inside Fox News over lack of answers in network's Seth Rich probe

Lawsuit puts Seth Rich conspiracy inside the West Wing It has been more than two months since Fox News retracted its story about the death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, and the network still claims to be investigating what happened, leaving its employees perplexed and wondering why there has been no explanation and no action taken to put the issue to rest. “People are talking about it,” a Fox News employee told CNN. “Frankly, there’s confusion over it.” More than two months ago, on May 23, FoxNews.com deleted ...

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European officials probe claims of huge German car cartel

When will hybrids and electric cars really take over? Storm clouds are gathering again over Germany’s biggest industry. Antitrust officials confirmed Saturday that they are investigating claims that the country’s major carmakers may have been operating a cartel since the 1990s, colluding on everything from vehicle development and engines, to suppliers and diesel emissions systems. “The European Commission and the Bundeskartellamt [German cartel office] have received information on this matter, which is currently being assessed by the commission,” the European Commission said in a statement. “It is premature at this ...

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In a First, Juno Probe Will Fly Over the Great Red Spot of Jupiter

Jupiter’s defining feature is the Great Red Spot, a swirling vortex of gas about 10,250 miles (10,250) kilometers in diameter. We don’t know how long this giant storm has been active, but it may have been observed as early as 1664 by Robert Hooke. All these years later, we’re about to get our first up-close look at the Great Red Spot thanks to the Juno probe. It’s a good thing, too—the Great Red Spot is shrinking fast, and we don’t know why. The Juno probe arrived in Orbit of Jupiter ...

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Exxon calls New York attorney general's probe a 'political witch hunt'

5 stunning stats about Exxon ExxonMobil hit back at New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over his investigation into how the company portrayed the risks that carbon regulations pose to its business. The company says in a court document filed Friday that Schneiderman made “inflammatory, reckless and false allegations” against Exxon, and is leading a “politically based investigation.” Those charges come in response to a trove of documents Schneiderman filed in court last week, which investigators say contain substantial evidence that Exxon may have misled its investors about climate change. ...

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China won't release activists detained in probe of Ivanka Trump supplier

Activist probing Ivanka Trump shoe supplier detained The Chinese government is refusing to release three activists who were detained while investigating working conditions at a company that made shoes for the Ivanka Trump brand and other prominent retailers. The U.S. State Department had urged China to free the men immediately and give them “the judicial and fair trial protections to which they are entitled.” But China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that the matter didn’t concern other countries. “The judicial authorities of China can handle relevant cases according to ...

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Uber fires 20 employees over sexual harassment probe

Uber under fire over harassment allegations Uber is acting swiftly after an investigation substantiated many reports of sexual harassment at the company. Uber has fired more than 20 employees based on the investigation’s findings, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN Tech. At a staff meeting on Tuesday, employees were notified that 215 harassment claims had been investigated. 100 of which required no action, the source confirmed. Bloomberg was first to report the news on Tuesday. The 215 claims included discrimination, unprofessional behavior and bullying — as ...

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NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno

NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrived in orbit of Jupiter last summer, and it began its death-defying dives into Jupiter’s magnetic field earlier this year. It’s on a longer 53-day orbit than originally planned due to engine trouble, but NASA is still gathering lots of information. NASA has just published the first data from Juno, and it reveals some fascinating things about Jupiter. For one, it has cyclones the size of a planet. Juno is in a polar orbit, which allows it to see the entire surface of Jupiter, including the poles. ...

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Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Newcastle United and West Ham United’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. HMRC said it deployed 180 officers across the UK and France, and several men working within professional football had been held. It searched premises in the north east and south east of England. The BBC understands the suspected income tax and National Insurance fraud amounts to £5m. Business records, financial records, computers and mobile phones were also been seized in the raids. West Ham United said in a statement the club was ...

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