Tropical Depression Cindy Made Landfall Along the Gulf Coast Early Thursday Morning; Life-Threatening Flash Flooding Possible as Storm Moves Inland

Moisture and energy from Tropical Depression Cindy will spread north and east ahead of a cold front Thursday into Friday, which will result in heavy rain and possible flooding from the South to as far north as the Ohio Valley.

Source: Tropical Depression Cindy Made Landfall Along the Gulf Coast Early Thursday Morning; Life-Threatening Flash Flooding Possible as Storm Moves Inland

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How Does Growing Apostasy Prove That Christians Are Getting Closer to the Truth?

There’s a bizarre argument I’m hearing these days which basically goes like this. “Look at how many churches are embracing homosexual practice. This proves we’re getting closer to the truth.” To the contrary, all it proves is that more and more churches are apostasizing. The logic behind this argument is as wrongheaded as it is unbiblical.

First, to argue that greater acceptance of homosexuality by churches is proof of spiritual growth is like arguing that greater acceptance of obesity by doctors is a proof of medical progress. The reverse is actually true.

Source: How Does Growing Apostasy Prove That Christians Are Getting Closer to the Truth?

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US Navy ballistic missile intercept test fails

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy conducted a failed ballistic missile intercept Wednesday with its SM-3 Block IIA off the coast of Hawaii.

The destroyer John Paul Jones, running the Navy’s top-of-the-line Aegis Baseline 9.C2 combat system, failed to intercept a medium-range ballistic missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii.

The destroyer detected and tracked the target on the AN/SPY-1 phased array radar but was unable to intercept it. It was the second test of this latest iteration of the SM-3. The John Paul Jones successfully shot down a target in February with it. That test was the first intercept using Baseline 9.2C.

Source: US Navy ballistic missile intercept test fails

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Specialists Think North Korea Poses Nuclear Threat to Hawaii

Nuclear arms experts think North Korea already has, or soon will have, the ability to target Hawaii with a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile with possibly about the same destructive force as the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Warnings are mounting apace with that growing threat.

“North Korea’s unprecedented level of nuclear testing and ballistic missile development offers a sobering reminder that the United States must remain vigilant against rogue nation-states that are able to threaten the homeland,” Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, who heads the North American Aerospace Defense Command, told a congressional committee Thursday.

Source: Specialists Think North Korea Poses Nuclear Threat to Hawaii

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False alarm: Caltech staffer accidentally sends alert for large 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake

A staffer at Caltech mistakenly sent out an alert for a large magnitude 6.8 earthquake off the Santa Barbara coast — from 1925.

The error happened when someone tried to correct the exact location of the Prohibition-era Santa Barbara earthquake, which happened 92 years ago.

Source: False alarm: Caltech staffer accidentally sends alert for large 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake

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Earth set for an ‘asteroid encounter’ THIS WEEK and 230m space rock could be ‘potentially hazardous’

An asteroid is set to flash past Earth at the end of the month

If it did, it could potentially wipe out life as we know it.

So Nasa is keeping an eye on it just in case.

The asteroid – named 441987 (2010 NY65) – is marked as a concern because it’s 230 metres in diameter and travelling just 7.9 lunar distances (that’s about three million km) from us.

Source: Earth set for an ‘asteroid encounter’ THIS WEEK and 230m space rock could be ‘potentially hazardous’

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