New species of whale discovered on the Japanese coast

Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of beaked whale in the waters off the Japanese coast. Local whalers had long discussed the whales, which have now been identified as a new species, according to experts from Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science and Hokkaido University. Researchers studied the remains of six beached whales that had become stranded on the coasts of the Okhotsk Sea. Although the cetaceans shared some characteristics with Baird’s beaked whale species or Berardius bairdii, experts realized that they had a new species on their hands. — Fox News

US hiring slows; economy added 130,000 jobs in August

The U.S. economy is showing signs of cracking, but the U.S. jobs market remains solid. Employers added 130,000 jobs in August. The unemployment rate remained steady at 3.7%. The economy has gained jobs for 107 consecutive months, but the pace of hiring has slowed recently. The United States has added a monthly average of 158,000 jobs this year, compared to 223,000 in 2018. Hiring got a big boost in advance of next year's U.S. census, as the government hired 25,000 temporary employees to help with the nationwide project. — CNN Business

Owner explains why Jeep was left on beach during Hurricane Dorian

A red Jeep captured the attention of the nation Thursday while Hurricane Dorian’s heavy rains and gusty winds battered the Grand Strand coastline. Police came across the abandoned SUV near the shoreline around 38th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. People watched as the tide rose and waves continued to pull the Jeep closer into the ocean, having many wonder if it would end up in the ocean and also what happened to the owner. The owner of the Jeep, who does not want to be identified, reached out to WMBF News and explained what happened and why it was abandoned while a hurricane hit the coast. “My cousin has been around, he rides a motorcycle so I thought I’d let him borrow my jeep because the weather has been so bad. This morning he thought it would be cool to go on the beach and take a quick video of the sunrise before the storm came,” the Jeep’s owner said. But the ride on the beach took a turn for the worst. — WMBF

Jury selection set to begin in case of ex-Dallas cop who killed black neighbor

Jury selection was set to begin Friday for the white former Dallas police officer who shot and killed her unarmed black neighbor in his apartment last year. Amber Guyger said she entered the apartment by mistake and thought 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean was a burglar. Guyger, a four-year police veteran who was fired last year, was originally charged with manslaughter after the Sept. 6, 2018, slaying of Jean, a Dallas accountant and native of St. Lucia. In November, a grand jury handed up an indictment for murder. Jean, an up-and-coming associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, was a leader in his local church who hoped to someday return to St. Lucia and enter public service. — NPR

React to this story:

0
0
0
0
0

Recommended for you