Moon trolls sun on Twitter in solar cyber spat

Moon trolls sun on Twitter in solar cyber spat(Reuters) - As if a solar eclipse was not enough, the moon threw some virtual shade at the sun on Twitter on Monday, as millions of people watched the first total eclipse in the United States in nearly a century. "HA HA HA I've blocked the Sun!" wrote NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) on its verified Twitter account, which was created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. #SolarEclipse2017." The tweet was accompanied with a screenshot photo showing that the moon had blocked the verified Twitter profile of NASA Sun & Space (@NASASun).



Americans cheer as rare total solar eclipse marches across country

Americans cheer as rare total solar eclipse marches across countryBy Lee van der Voo and Harriet McLeod SHERIDAN, Oregon/CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The moon blacked out the sun on Monday as the first total solar eclipse in a century marched from the U.S. Pacific Northwest to the Atlantic Coast, while millions of Americans looked skyward in wonder through protective glasses, telescopes and cameras. The eclipse drew whoops and cheers from onlookers in Depoe Bay, Oregon, near where "totality" - the shadow created by the sun's disappearance - started. "It just kind of tickled you all over - it was wonderful - and I wish I could do it again," said Stormy Shreves, 57, a fish gutter who lives in Depoe Bay.



Wisconsin teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slenderman attack

Wisconsin teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slenderman attackAnissa Weier, 15, appeared in a Waukesha court on Monday to plead guilty to attempted second-degree homicide as a party to a crime with use of a deadly weapon, as part of a plea agreement, court records show. Under the plea agreement, she will then spend 10 years either in prison or in a state mental hospital, depending on the outcome of the September trial, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper. Weier and her friend, Morgan Geyser, were charged with attempted first-degree homicide in the May 2014 stabbing of their classmate in Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb.



Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near SingaporeBy Fathin Ungku and David Brunnstrom SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten U.S. sailors were missing after a collision between a destroyer and a tanker near Singapore on Monday, the second involving a U.S. warship and a merchant ship in Asia in about two months, triggering a fleet-wide probe of operations and training. The guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC collided while the warship was heading to Singapore for a routine port call.



Texas university removes 'white supremacy' statues from campus

Texas university removes 'white supremacy' statues from campusThe University of Texas at Austin removed four statues tied to the Confederacy from its campus on Monday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy at a time of protests and fierce debate about race and the legacy of America's Civil War. White nationalists rallied earlier this month against proposals to take down a similar statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, and one woman was killed when a man crashed his car into a crowd of anti-racism counterprotesters. The violence triggered the biggest domestic crisis yet for President Donald Trump, who provoked anger across the political spectrum for not immediately condemning white nationalists and for praising "very fine people" on both sides of the fight.





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