• Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US
Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US

The National Hurricane Center says Florence could make landfall by Friday in the Southeast U.S. and that residents from SC to the mid-Atlantic need to get ready. Some forecast models have shown Florence slamming into land by late next week, while others indicated the storm would curve away from shore. At 11 a.m.

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon hits southern US
Tropical Storm Gordon hits southern US

Hurricane Florence has strengthened into a major Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 130 miles per hour with higher gusts as of 5 p.m. The name and age were not released. Others did their familiar pre-storm preparation rituals, including the staff at The Hotel Whiskey in Pass Christian, Mississippi, only about a block from the co...

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  • Tillis delivers opening statement at Supreme Court Hearing
Tillis delivers opening statement at Supreme Court Hearing

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey said they would have had to read 7,000 pages an hour overnight just to review the files shared on Monday evening. Grassley argued the panel has already received more than 400,000 pages of Kavanaugh-related documents.

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  • Gordon brings hurricane warning for parts of Gulf Coast
Gordon brings hurricane warning for parts of Gulf Coast

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening water inundation. Packing winds of 65 miles per hour, the storm is just 9 miles per hour from hurricane-strength, which it is predicted to attain before coming ashore. The National Weather Service said conditions were "possible" for tornadoes in the affected parts of South Flo...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida
Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida

Gordon is expected to produce rain accumulations of 4 to 6 inches over southern Alabama, southern MS and Louisiana, with some isolated areas receiving up to 8 inches, through early Thursday. "We're a beach coffee shop, and if people can't go to the beach, then we won't get any customers". In addition to Florence, forecasters also were watching a ...

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  • California lawmakers send strict ‘net neutrality’ laws to governor
California lawmakers send strict ‘net neutrality’ laws to governor

Though Governor Brown has not yet signed the legislation, many in the state government approve of the bill, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. The group, the Legislature specified, should include the state CIO or a designee; the state director of finance or a designee; three other state agency CIOs; one member each from the Sen...

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  • 'We're winning': First Nations react to court's Trans Mountain decision
'We're winning': First Nations react to court's Trans Mountain decision

A Canadian court sided unanimously with environmentalist and indigenous groups on Thursday in a decision that indefinitely halts the construction of the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project. The Index's 2018 report described Canada "as one of the largest producers of absolute greenhouse gases as well as per capita emissions". ...

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  • Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill
Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill

Brown said in a statement that the bill "preserves the rights of the accused, while prioritizing public safety". " SB 10 is not the model for pretrial justice and racial equity that California should strive for". The bill, known as the California Money Bail Reform act, was approved by the legislature on August 21, FOX 5's sister station KTXL...

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  • Hurricane Lane: Monster Storm Targeting Hawaii
Hurricane Lane: Monster Storm Targeting Hawaii

More hurricane watches were expected to be issued for other Hawaiian islands , said the Honolulu-based hurricane center. Roofs and walls will collapse. - The National Weather Service says that Hurricane Lane headed toward Hawaii has been is now a Category 4 hurricane and that some weakening of the storm is forecast over the next two days.

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  • How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's
How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

The plan was halted by the U.S. supreme court in 2016 and has never come into force. All 11 Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee wrote to former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in January asking him to eliminate the rule.

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  • Hurricane Lane, a unsafe Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii
Hurricane Lane, a unsafe Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii

Hurricane lane is passing to the South-Southeast of the Big Island tonight and is expected to begin a turn Northwest toward the islands later today. It must be ready for winds of more than 100 miles per hour, rain between 10 to 16 inches and high surf on the south shore.

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  • Hurricane Lane: Holiday hotspot braced for LIFE THREATENING conditions
Hurricane Lane: Holiday hotspot braced for LIFE THREATENING conditions

At 8 p.m. HST on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, the eye of Hurricane Lane was located by Air Force Reserve aircraft 365 miles S of Hilo; 385 miles SSE of Kailua-Kona; 320 miles SSE of South Point; 450 miles SSE of Hāna; 465 miles SSE of Kahului; 495 miles SSE of Kaunakakai; 475 miles SSE of Lānaʻi City; 535 miles SSE of Honolulu (near latitude 14.5 Nort...

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  • Subtropical Storm Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

Starting late Thursday, into Friday, the cyclone will be moving over much colder water which should cause it to become post-tropical by the weekend. Dvorak estimates range from 30 to 40 kt, and with the increased organization since the last advisory, the initial wind speed is set to 35 kt.

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  • Former CIA Directors Issue Statement Slamming Trump's Brennan Move
Former CIA Directors Issue Statement Slamming Trump's Brennan Move

Bruce Ohr may be his next target. "There's no silence", Trump said. And, while many intelligence officials-like former FBI Director James Comey , former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok , and Department of Justice attorney Bruce Ohr-have all had some of their Trump-Russia communications exposed, thus far, Brennan has been spared.

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  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully
NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully

Parker Solar Probe has begun its mission to "touch" the Sun", NASA said in a blog post, about two hours after the lift off. Initially, the probe is planned to launch on 11 August, right before the launch the launch was postponed. A special component of SWEAP is a small instrument that will look around the protective heat shield of the spacecra...

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  • Biologists racing to find endangered, sick, starving orca
Biologists racing to find endangered, sick, starving orca

The rescue team has approval in both USA and Canadian waters to give J50 medication, but there is no such plan for another member of the population of southern resident killer whales that has scientists anxious. The earliest the weather is forecasted to clear up is Sunday, Hanson said, and the plan will be easier if the whales move closer to the ...

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  • Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend
Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend

Best of all, the slender waxing crescent moon will set at early evening, providing deliciously dark skies for this year's Perseid meteors. The Perseids started at the end of July, but the peak is on 12-13 August - which makes it a flawless weekend! He said: "The moon is very favourable for the Perseids this year, and that'll make the Persei...

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  • NASA is going closer to the Sun than anyone has gone before
NASA is going closer to the Sun than anyone has gone before

NASA hopes the probe will successfully travel through the sun's atmosphere , closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it. The Parker probe will be able to identify how these solar winds are formed, and perhaps explain the mechanism that allows the particles to escape.

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  • NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch Sun’
NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

The other great mystery is the behaviour of 'solar wind , ' a stream of charged particles emitted by the sun to release energy. Among the puzzlers: Why is the corona hundreds of times hotter than the surface of the sun and why is the sun's atmosphere continually expanding and accelerating, as Parker accurately predicted in 1958? The car-size...

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  • Annual Perseids Show peaks this weekend
Annual Perseids Show peaks this weekend

But living in the Northwest means that many local elements are potentially conspiring against our view, including overcast skies, a bright moon, and smoke from surrounding wildfires. Hamilton in San Jose, the Chabot Space Center in the Berkeley Hills (which has free telescope stargazing events on most Fridays and Saturdays) and many others.

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  • Vermont to fight Trump fuel standards rollback
Vermont to fight Trump fuel standards rollback

Under Thursday's proposal, the EPA also confirmed plans to strip California of its authority to set its own fuel economy levels for vehicles, citing a 50-state solution in the proposal . The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) formally unveiled plans [text, PDF] Thursday to rol...

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  • NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions
NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions

The test flights and missions aboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, slated for as early as April 2019, will "begin a new era in America spaceflight", the USA space agency said. "Our commitment has always been to provide NASA and those crews the highest level of mission assurance", he said in the statement ...

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  • Scientists Want To Be Sure There's An Underground Lake On Mars
Scientists Want To Be Sure There's An Underground Lake On Mars

Such radar reflects brightly where ice and water meet, a method scientist have used to detect sub-glacial lakes on Earth. "In light blue you can see where the reflections from the bottom are stronger than surface reflection". The tool is called the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding ( MARSIS ), and was created to find subs...

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  • Plastic Straw Ban Sent Back for Further Revision
Plastic Straw Ban Sent Back for Further Revision

You know you're a misguided environmentalist if you support banning plastic straws - the latest enviro craze sweeping the nation - while still consuming trendy Frappuccino-like drinks contained in big ol' plastic cups. In the first place, most of the plastic in the oceans comes from Asian countries with inadequate waste-disposal systems; the United...

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  • Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse
Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

The moon, closest to the centre of the shadow , will showcase the maximum eclipse at 1:51 am. As the total lunar eclipse occurred at midnight in Dubai, residents stepped outside to witness the celestial event in all its glory. Combined with the red tinge of the Moon, the two will make for an incredibly rare spectacle in the night sky. It i...

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  • French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse
French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse

The moon appears red (rather than in complete darkness) due to blue light from the earth's atmosphere refracting sunlight onto the surface of the moon. It was revealed, however, that not all regions will be able to fully witness the event. You can watch it online with The Virtual Telescope Project or Slooh .

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  • Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says
Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says

Today, a team of Italian scientists announced evidence that Mars has lakes of liquid water under its polar ice caps. According to Orosei, who led the team that made this discovery, they detected the lake using a ground-penetrating radar instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter , known as the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsur...

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  • Blue Origin tests new rocket in launch
Blue Origin tests new rocket in launch

ET. The spacecraft reached an altitude of 350,000 feet (106,680 meters), which was about five percent higher than previous New Shepard test flights. Today's launch should be pretty routine for the space startup, but nothing is ever guaranteed when you're working with rockets. The New Glenn could launch on its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral by ...

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  • Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter - one may collide with the others
Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter - one may collide with the others

The twelve moons have been broadly clustered into three groups. In terms of what it should be called, one of the leading suggestions has been Valetudo, the goddess of health and hygiene, and the great-granddaughter of the Roman god Jupiter .

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  • Rep. Mark Walker: Strzok's Texts to Mistress Were Despicable in Nature
Rep. Mark Walker: Strzok's Texts to Mistress Were Despicable in Nature

An embattled Federal Bureau of Investigation agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias launched a vigorous defence Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger pointing and veiled references to sexual transgressions.

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  • Tropical Storm Chris forms off the Carolinas, generating unsafe surf
Tropical Storm Chris forms off the Carolinas, generating unsafe surf

Dominica's government had said it would shut down the water system during the storm's pass as a precautionary measure to lessen possible damage. By Tuesday, the storm is forecast to degenerate but could still produce some gusty winds and heavy rain over Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

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  • Democrats battle long odds in opposing Brett Kavanaugh
Democrats battle long odds in opposing Brett Kavanaugh

If confirmed by the Senate, Kavanaugh would help cement a rightward tilt on America's top court, potentially shaping many aspects of United States society for decades to come, including women's access to abortions . The groups sent Palin to Alabama previous year to support Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Kavanaugh sided with a religio...

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  • 'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder
'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy, Saba and St. Eustatius and St. Maarten. The hurricane centre said there was a possibility that the remnants of Beryl could regenerate into a tropical cyclone in a few days while moving across the Bahamas.

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  • Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns
Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns

The president added that he has "no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda". Pruitt quit the EPA after months of ethics-related scandals related to his behavior and spending practices, CBS News reports . The headline of the article reads "Who is Andrew Wheeler (And Why You Should Be Afraid Of Him)". "He came to ...

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  • Michael Fish's NBC26 Storm Shield weather forecast
Michael Fish's NBC26 Storm Shield weather forecast

Temperatures will be a touch cooler in the Midwest, but heat index levels will still hover around 100 degrees from Texas to MI. Additional heat advisories are possible for Sunday . When you factor in the humidity, we're again expecting our heat index between 100°-105°F. TOMORROW - Sunny, Hot and Humid. The heat index for each day is ex...

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  • With Kennedy's retirement, the Supreme Court loses its center
With Kennedy's retirement, the Supreme Court loses its center

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to consider President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, citing the coming presidential election later that year. Trump asked Manchin, the senator recalled. It doesn't matter if he asks them about their opinions on abortion rights because by the time a candidate interviews with him, they would have al...

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  • Celebs dramatically react to Trump picking a new Supreme Court justice
Celebs dramatically react to Trump picking a new Supreme Court justice

As one of only two pro-choice Republicans in the Senate, Collins is likely to become a pivotal player in the looming battle to confirm Kennedy's replacement. Wade . But Senate Democrats still harbor a retributive impulse toward McConnell and the Republicans, who blocked the nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Ob...

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  • Crude Oil Leaking Into Iowa River After Alberta Train Derails
Crude Oil Leaking Into Iowa River After Alberta Train Derails

Officials say they don't know what caused the train to go off the rails, although a local, Jacob Faber, told the Des Moines Register that there was water on the train tracks. Williams said he was unsure how much oil leaked and how numerous cars were leaking. It's not yet clear how many tankers are leaking or how much oil has escaped.

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  • Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before
Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

Prior to 2012 the continent was losing ice at a rate of around 76 billion tonnes per year. The melting is happening so fast that it could cause sea levels to rise 6 inches by the end of the century, the study projects. This uncertainty persists because global sea level estimates for the Pliocene have large uncertainties and can not be used to rule ...

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  • Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific
Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific

Local tropical cyclone rainfall totals would be expected to increase by the same percentage due to the slowing alone. Previous research has shown that a warmer climate can hold more water moisture, so when it rains, it rains more . "At least not yet". That means that storms farther from land in the earlier part of the study may not have ha...

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  • Ottawa throws your money at its pipeline problem
Ottawa throws your money at its pipeline problem

Premier Dwight Ball is happy to see the federal government step in and buy the Kinder Morgan pipeline, but tossed cold water on any notion of the federal government taking Muskrat Falls off the provincial government's hands. The government was out of options. McMillan said if a pipeline that meets a high regulatory standard, has all the approvals...

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  • Alberto makes landfall in Florida; flash flooding reported
Alberto makes landfall in Florida; flash flooding reported

The subtropical storm, the first named storm of the season, is expected to spread tropical storm conditions along the west coast of Florida Sunday . "A flash flood watch is in effect until early Wednesday for the Upstate/NE GA and until early Thursday for the mountains as at least 2-4" total of rain are expected to fall in our area, with loc...

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  • Canada To Buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project
Canada To Buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Kinder Morgan last month gave Ottawa an ultimatum: Chairman Steve Kean said the company would suspend all work on the expansion project entirely if the legal issues surrounding it can not be resolved by May 31, adding that it would not continue risking shareholder funds on the project unless the clouds over it clear.

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  • Alberto helping bring potentially flooding rain to the Triangle on Memorial Day
Alberto helping bring potentially flooding rain to the Triangle on Memorial Day

The storm prompted Florida, Alabama and MS to launch emergency preparations over the weekend. In Panama City, Assistant Fire Chief Gary Swearingen said the rain and wind knocked down trees but did not require any rescues. The Florida Keys and Florida peninsula could receive up to 5 inches of rain in some areas. US forecasters said rain could st...

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  • Alberto: Heavy rains expected for Central Florida
Alberto: Heavy rains expected for Central Florida

National Hurricane Center (NHC). Although the center of Alberto is expected to pass to the West of the Suncoast we may experience low end tropical storm force winds beginning on Sunday morning. If you are vacationing along the coast at area beaches, you need to be aware of the potential for flooding rain Monday and Tuesday along with a thr...

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto forms; expected to soak Florida
Subtropical Storm Alberto forms; expected to soak Florida

Hurricane season officially begins June 1, but a tropical storm does occasionally form before then, including the past three hurricane seasons. At 11 a.m. It's called a "subtropical storm" because it's something of a hybrid between a nontropical low-pressure area and a classic tropical storm. Atlantic tropical storms have formed in May several ...

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  • Higher Levels of Carbon Dioxide Make Rice Less Nutritious
Higher Levels of Carbon Dioxide Make Rice Less Nutritious

The expected concentration of carbon dioxide by the second half of the century may reduce the nutritional value of rice. Not all varieties of rice responded in the same way, so future research projects may examine the possibility of finding varieties of rice that can remain nutritious despite the change in the atmosphere.

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  • SpaceX launches for two customers, misses a fairing recovery
SpaceX launches for two customers, misses a fairing recovery

The Iridium Next communications satellites that SpaceX is launching with GRACE-FO are the latest in a series for Iridium Communications to build up that company's satellite constellation. Chaplain said a successful May 11 test launch "is good news for GPS III, but more detailed assessments of that flight and subsequent flights will need to be m...

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  • 4 teen suspects arrested in Baltimore County police officer's death, officials announce
4 teen suspects arrested in Baltimore County police officer's death, officials announce

Harris will be held in an adult detention center. Harris also told the detective that he "drove at the officer", the statement said. A Baltimore County police officer was fatally shot in Perry Hall Monday afternoon during a traffic stop.

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  • YouTube Introduces YouTube Music with Premium Subscription Options
YouTube Introduces YouTube Music with Premium Subscription Options

YouTube also plans to introduce YouTube Premium , the new name for the YouTube Red subscription service. However, YouTube Premium will be charged at $11.99 for every new part, the organization said. So you still get background playback, the ability to store videos for offline viewing and an ad-free viewing experience as well. YouTube R...

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