Sept. 20, 2018 - Monarch butterflies in the United States are on the move. The important pollinator is migrating south to spend the winter in central Mexico and southern California before returning north next spring. The annual migration is watched carefully by scientists to assess the health of the species.
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Week of September 17hunker: verb; prepare for a period of adverse conditions;
Cardinals, Orioles, and Blue Jays closing out summer
imbued: verb; contained, saturated;
Stamp is a treat for philatelists
resembles: verb; looks like;
CDC: Do not eat Honey Smacks cereal
Today In History
1878: Upton Sinclair, American novelist and politician, was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
1853: Library of Congress: Elisah Graves Otis sold his first "hoist machines," or elevators, featuring an automatic safety brake that he had recently patented. His seemingly simple invention - guaranteed to stop a rising platform from falling if the ropes that held it broke - not only launched Otis' business, but made possible the development of passenger elevators and, with them, the modern high-rise building. While before 1850 most buildings were no more than six stories tall, today's skyscrapers range from fifty to more than one hundred stories in height.
Thousands rescued during Hurricane Florence
Sept. 19, 2018 - Thousands of people have been rescued by thousands of first responders.Read More
NASA names new chief flight director
Sept. 18, 2018 - Yesterday NASA named Holly Ridings as its new chief flight director, the first woman to be named to that position.Read More
Sept. 17, 1787: US Constitution adopted
Sept.17, 2018 - On this day in 1787, the US Constitution was adopted.Read More
Florence producing catastrophic flooding
Sept 15, 2018 - Hurricane Florence has been downgraded but is producing torrential rain.Read More
Hurricane Florence makes landfall
Sept. 14, 2018 - Hurricane Florence made landfall this morning near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.Read More
Florence weakens but still life-threatening
Sept. 13, 2018 - Hurricane Florence has weakened to a Category 2 hurricane.Read More