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Goats Want to See You Smile, Says Adorable New Study

Goats can differentiate between facial expressions and prefer to interact with happy people, according to research that could reshape perceptions of how livestock experience the world. "However, to date, there was no evidence that animals such as goats were capable of reading human facial expressions". The new study is the first to indicate that farm animals such as goats, which have not been bred specifically to interact with humans, can also understand human expressions.


California governor signs landmark bill to eliminate cash bail

California governor signs landmark bill to eliminate cash bail

California will no longer have a bail system for suspects awaiting trial beginning next year, after Democratic Gov. "This is bad, this is very bad for California", said Wendy Zamutt. "They took our rallying cry of ending money bail and used it against us to further threaten and criminalize and jail our loved ones". Brown's signature allows the state's Judicial Council board, which creates rules and procedures across the state, the authority to reshape pretrial detention policies.


High Heat, High Humidity

High Heat, High Humidity

There is also a slight chance of thunderstorms this week, particularly on Tuesday, the weather service said. That's when a cold front will come through. Wednesday will probably be the hottest, with records in jeopardy in southern New England. Heat-index forecast for Tuesday afternoon. Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings are in place for those high heat indicies both for today and tomorrow.


Republicans slow efforts to rename Senate building for McCain

Republicans slow efforts to rename Senate building for McCain

A group of current and former USA officials from across the political spectrum is set to take part in Saturday's memorial service for Senator John McCain , one of the last in a string of services honoring the longtime lawmaker who died Saturday at the age of 81.


Lane continues march toward Hawaii

Lane continues march toward Hawaii

Officials with the state's Department of Transportation had responded to at least 10 reports of landslides and fallen trees on Maui over the last several days, KHNL reported. An official says wildfires burned nine homes in Lahaina and forced 600 people to evacuate. Social media videos depicted parked cars filling up with flames after a nearby brush fire reached a residential area.


Vancouver Island family riding out tropical storm Lane in Hawaii

Vancouver Island family riding out tropical storm Lane in Hawaii

Winds were also calmer on Maui, which had seen about 30 centimetres of rain and wind gusts up to 80 kilometres an hour. "Localized storm total amounts well in excess of 40 inches have already been observed along the windward side of the Big Island", the center said.