Dozens of people in the Southeast U.S. were treated to a special cosmic show in the wee hours of Friday morning.
An exceedingly bright fireball meteor streaked above that part of the country at about 1:19 a.m. ET on Friday, and it was caught in the act by NASA’s all sky cameras in Alabama.
“Early results indicate the fireball, which was at least 40 times as bright as the Full Moon, was caused by a small asteroid 6 feet (2 meters) in diameter,” NASA said in a Facebook post.
It’s possible that some small pieces of the meteor made it to the ground — where they’re known as meteorites — but it’s unclear whether any small chunks made it all the way through the atmosphere, NASA added.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Sunday said he would support a ban on semiautomatic weapons — the strongest stance the Democratic governor has taken on gun control as he weighs a possible run for the 2020 presidential election.
Bullock told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” that firearm owners and those who want more gun control have the same goal: keeping their families safe.
“If we really step back for a minute, I think most folks that live in Montana and elsewhere that are firearm owners want to keep themselves and their families safe. It’s not unlike folks who say that all these school tragedies and everything that’s been happening,” he said.
One of the world’s biggest religious events got underway at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia
CHICAGO – Kenwon Parker would have turned 16 on Saturday. But instead of celebrating an important milestone in a young person’s life, his friends and family are mourning his death.
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament.
Salih Khater, 29, from Birmingham, is alleged to have swerved his car into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST on 14 August.
The case is being treated as terrorism, a spokesperson for the Met Police added.
He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday 20 August.
Three people were injured in the incident which is being treated by prosecutors as terrorism due to the location, methodology and alleged targeting of civilians and police officers.