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US Military Gearing Up For Hurricane Florence

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More than one million Americans are set to flee their coastal homes as powerful Hurricane Florence rolls towards the East Coast. An hour later, at noon, the agency tweeted that Florence had grown again to a Category 4 , with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph. Read More »

Florence set to become major hurricane, aims at US Southeast

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East Coast at the end of the week. The storm now has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and gusts as high as 90 miles per hour. Maps of the storm's trajectory showed it most likely to hit the North Carolina shore near the SC border, making it the most powerful storm to threaten the US mainland this year and the first of its magnitude in 29 years to strike the Carolinas. Read More »

Hurricane Florence strengthens as residents warned to prepare

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Florence's maximum sustained winds jumped from 75 to 85 miles per hour as its speed increased from 7 to 8 miles per hour, the hurricane center said. A photo taken from the International Space Station by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Florence over the Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of September 6, 2018. Read More »

Weather Forecast For Sunday September 9

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The hourly forecast for the day , as provided by Weather Underground, can be found here, and the 5-day forecast, also from Weather Underground, is below. It will be cooler- with only a high of 69 expected. Some shower activity is possible throughout the day today , but forecasters say things should pick up overnight tonight , all-day Sunday and into Monday . Read More »

NASA Rover shares incredible 360-degree 'selfie' from the surface of Mars

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A NASA blog post describes the image as including "umber skies, darkened by a fading global dust storm ". It is not the only NASA rover on the planet - the Opportunity is on the other side of Mars, doing similar investigations. "The ridge isn't this monolithic thing - it has two distinct sections, each of which has a variety of colors", Vasavada said. "Some [colors] are visible to the eye and even more show up when we look in near-infrared", Vasavada explained, "just beyond what our ... Read More »

Hurricane strengthens to Category 4, on track to barrel into Carolinas

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Forecasters said Florence was expected to become an extremely unsafe major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days. "Although Isaac is forecast to begin weakening when it approaches the Lesser Antilles, as it is still expected to be at or near hurricane intensity when it reaches the islands". Read More »

Hawaii may take hit from Hurricane Lane - NHC

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The National Weather Service said Lane is expected to make a gradual turn toward the northwest Wednesday, followed by a more northward motion into the islands on Thursday. Maui County and Big Island schools will be closed starting Wednesday, the state Department of Education said. "(I'm) filling up my bathtub with some water, hoping to board up my main windows in time", a shopper on the Big Island, Shana Bartolome, told CNN affiliate KHON on Tuesday. Read More »

Hurricane Olivia's Forecasted Track Over Hawaii Holds

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It'll remain over open water as we roll through the next few days, but it's forecast to become a major hurricane by Monday night. By Wednesday evening, the storm's expected to have about 50 mph winds some 145 miles west of Kailua-Kona. At 11 a.m. today, the storm was 660 miles east-northeast of Hilo and 825 miles east of Honolulu. "Olivia may get even closer than Lane did or directly across the chain, bringing localized damaging winds and possibly intense rain fall, flooding, very high surf ... Read More »

Who Drilled the Hole That Caused the ISS Air Leak?

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Russian space agency director Dmitri Rogozin said it was caused by a drill, not a meteorite. Investigations into an air leak in a Soyuz return spacecraft docked to the International Space Station (ISS) have been stepped up as it was revealed this week that the hole was most likely a result of human error rather than a micro-meteorite impact. Read More »

Florence could threaten East Coast as a major hurricane this week

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The National Hurricane Center reclassified Florence as a hurricane in its 11 am report while also issuing advisories in the Atlantic for two other tropical storms expected to become hurricanes: Isaac and Helene . The Weather Channel said that "all interests along the U.S. East Coast from Florida to New England should monitor closely the forecast of Florence". Read More »

Florence expected to become 'major hurricane' by Monday

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The news release notes that plans could change if forecasts indicate a decrease in the strength or change in the track of the storm . Some forecast models showed Florence slamming into land by late next week, while others indicated the storm would curve away from shore. Read More »

Scientists Discovered the First Vegetarian Shark

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But Samantha Leigh , a graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, and lead author of the paper, and her colleagues wondered whether there was more to it. Researchers claim the small relative of the hammerhead is the first known omnivorous shark . At the moment, it is still unclear how the bonnetheads began their plant-based diet. Read More »

Democrats threaten to leak documents on Kavanaugh's hidden views

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Durbin has found Kavanaugh's name popping up in several instances of conversations about the program; Kavanaugh maintains he answered the question correctly as he understood it. Paul Callan is a CNN legal analyst, a former NY homicide prosecutor and of counsel to the NY law firm of Edelman & Edelman PC, focusing on wrongful conviction and civil rights cases. Read More »

French sports minister's resignation 'linked to tax inquiry'

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The French leader Emmanuel macron will replace Ministers who chose to leave the French government . Macron replaced Hulot with the parliament speaker, François de Rugy, a former Green party figure who jumped ship to Macron's party, La République En Marche, last year. Read More »

Japan to build SPACE ELEVATOR connected to Pacific Ocean platform

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By GCR Staff0 CommentsJapanese scientists will this month conduct the first test of a grand plan to ferry people and cargo into space using an "elevator" running between Earth and an orbiting geostationary structure. In 2014, Obayashi Corporation , a construction firm collaborating on the project, announced its capacity to build a $9-billion commercial space elevator by 2050. Read More »

Russia says space station leak could be deliberate sabotage

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According to Roscosmos , the hole that caused the ISS air pressure leak was not made by a micrometeorite, because the impact came from inside. More importantly, he also hints at the fact that the hole was made from the inside, possibly on goal, although it is unclear whether it was made on Earth or in space . Read More »

Democrat protesters interrupt Kavanaugh hearing

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Pressed by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin , Kavanaugh defended a ruling he took part in issuing an order preventing a 17-year-old illegal immigrant detained by United States authorities in Texas from immediately having an abortion . Much of Perabo's Twitter feed is made up of retweets from political activists, so it's clearly an issue she feels strongly enough about it. Barring surprises, he appears likely to win confirmation in time to take his place on the bench when the Supreme Court ... Read More »

Ducking queries on Trump, Supreme Court nominee resumes U.S. Senate test

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That last question is among the most important at Kavanaugh's hearing since Trump could face a subpoena in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) brought the hearing to order, he was interrupted by multiple protests. Which is why — heres hope for even the Democrats — not even presidents can be sure of what the judges they nominate will do once theyre seated for life. Read More »

87 elephants killed in one of Africa's largest ever mass killings

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Botswana boasts the world's largest elephant population in the world. According to the report, Elephants Without Borders , which provided National Public Radio, in the past several weeks have killed large numbers of elephants, and for the last three months in the same area, and three white Rhino have become victims of poachers. Read More »

Democrats demand delay of Supreme Court justice hearing

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He also stressed that while he ultimately sided with the Trump administration , he also "made clear [the transfer to a sponsor] had to happen very quickly", and "specifically said the government can not use this as a ruse to somehow prevent the abortion" entirely. Read More »

Hurricane warning as Tropical Storm Gordon aims at Gulf Coast

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A storm surge covered barrier islands as the storm blew through, and some inland roadways were flooded by the rain. Gordon could drop heavy rain - generally 4 to 8 inches, but as many as 12 - from Florida's western panhandle to southern Arkansas through Thursday , the National Hurricane Center said . Read More »

Tropical storms pose no threat to Cayman

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The city expected to feel the storm's impact through Wednesday , she said. Florence isn't now a threat to land and it's still unclear what impact the storm will have on Bermuda. Florence was moving toward the west-northwest near 16mph and maximum sustained winds of 50mph with higher gusts late on Sunday evening. About 2 million people are under a hurricane watch or warning. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question

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Kavanaugh continued today to refuse to answer direct questions about his stance on Roe v. Wade , instead repeating the same line about having supported the ruling as a lower court judge because it was "established law", which means absolutely nothing to a Supreme Court Justice, since they're in the position to set-or reset-what is established law. Read More »

Florence intensifies into a hurricane in the open Atlantic

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After making landfall, Gordon is likely to weaken substantially as it tracks into the mid-South, bringing stormy weather to areas of MS and Arkansas on Wednesday. The latest change in the warnings are Lafourche, Terrebonne and Assumption parishes have been dropped from the tropical storm warning. As what's left of Gordon heads into the Ohio Valley this weekend, it will bring another big surge of showers and storms with it. Read More »

Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

Until then, the tropical storm could cause unsafe storm surge, strong winds, and flash flooding along the Gulf Coast from the tip of Florida to eastern Texas. Tropical Storm Gordon formed Monday near Key Largo and lashed South Florida with gusty winds and heavy rain while moving into the Gulf of Mexico, where it was growing stronger. Read More »

Almost 90 Elephants Killed Close To Botswana Wildlife Sanctuary

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According to a report by the BBC , the slaughter comes right after the country's poaching unit had been disarmed. An aerial survey was conducted by conservationists Elephants Without Borders over an area near the protected Okavango Delta , and they have since confirmed it is the largest discovery of poaching seen in Africa to date. Read More »

Prime Minister says Ottawa still committed to build Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

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Trudeau said on Twitter he spoke with Notley on Thursday and "reassured her that the federal government stands by the TMX expansion project and will ensure it moves forward in the right way". When it was introduced a year ago, the carbon tax was pegged at $20 per tonne. Federal Tories plan to run aggressively against the plan in next year's federal election. Read More »

Astronaut uses finger to plug leak in the International Space Station

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In 2015, the crew of the International Space Station were forced to take shelter in one of the spacecraft docked at the time after NASA detected a large piece of incoming space debris. The Russian cosmonauts had plugged the hole with the sealant and restored pressure aboard the space station by Thursday evening, after which the Mission Control Center outside Moscow gave instructions to suspend works until morning. Read More »

Tropical Storm Gordon Develops Monday Morning

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A weather system becomes a tropical storm when winds reach 39 miles per hour. Louisiana, Mississippi and the Alabama-Florida border will be slammed with rain and heavy winds and are under a tropical storm watch. Another separate system is moving through the western Gulf Coast, bringing heavy ran to the Houston area. Regardless of the storm's track, heavy rain is the primary threat from this potential tropical system. Read More »

Air leak at World Residence Space temporarily plugged by a thumb

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The leak, which was detected Wednesday night by flight controllers as the Expedition 56 crew slept, resulted in a small loss of cabin pressure. They found it in the Russian Soyuz vehicle used to bring three crewmen to the station on 8 June, among them Europe's Alexander Gerst, who is set to take command of the outpost. Read More »

California looks to adopt Obama-style net neutrality rules

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Jerry Brown's desk for a signature. He said the new bill "undercuts California's long history as a vibrant catalyst for innovation and technology". Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat who wrote the bill. Almost three dozen states have introduced bills to replace the defunct regulations, and three states have already approved them. Organizations that oppose the bill argue that it only addresses one type of diversity and could be a violation of the state or federal constitution if, say, ... Read More »

Atlantic Cyclone Forming Off Africa As Rains Wash Territory Thursday

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The other area is off the coast of Africa where Tropical Depression Six has formed. The next named Atlantic storm would be Florence. "We don't expect another 2017, but that's not to say we won't get something". Forecasters say strong upper-level winds will prevent the system from developing over the next two to three days, but conditions could become more favorable for development as the system reaches the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week. Read More »