More fallout is expected from the international community todayfollowing U.S. cruise missile strikes against Syria in retaliation for the chemical weapons attack that killed 86 people earlier this week. Fired from the destroyers USS Porter and Ross in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the 59 missiles were the first conventional assault on another country ordered by President Trump and targeted the airfield where Syria based the warplanes used in the chemical attack. Iran and Russia — two of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s strongest supporters — condemned the airstrikes.
The long fight over who will take the seat on the Supreme Court that opened up when Justice Antonin Scalia died could be over. The Senate will likely confirm President Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch today.
Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth, appearing brighter tonight than at any other time this year. The massive planet will be visible with the naked eye as it rises in the east at sunset and climbs high through the sky all night, before setting in the west as the sun rises Saturday morning. Using binoculars, you’ll be able to spot four bright moons on both sides of Jupiter.
RECALL ALERT: Almost 600,000 inhalers are being recalled due to a defective delivery system. Share with your friends! For inhalers produced by GlaxoSmithKline, LLC, also known as GSK.
Work zone deaths increase 27 percent on Texas roads. TxDOT says the price of progress can mean 2,500 active work zones at any given time in the state. Almost all of the deaths are drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, not roadside workers, as many people think.
If you are wondering what happened on Mopac yesterday afternoon, a downed wire caused a grass fire along North Mopac and Braker Lane. Mopac was closed for about 30 minutes.