• Tropical Storm Michael could form late Sunday, hit the USA midweek
Tropical Storm Michael could form late Sunday, hit the USA midweek

The system is expected to become a tropical depression late Saturday or Sunday and become a tropical storm by Sunday night, the center said. Higher amounts of 3-6 inches are possible toward the Florida panhandle. While not now a significant threat to the United States, there is growing interest in what happens to this potential development when it ...

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  • Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize
Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize

Speaking by phone to the academy, a moved Strickland said she was thrilled to receive the Nobel prize that has been the least accessible for women. Take a short laser pulse , stretch it in time, amplify it and squeeze it together again. Most notably in 1987, Ashkin used the novel tweezers to capture living bacteria without causing harm to them...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk reemerges, strengthens in Atlantic, forecasters say
Tropical Storm Kirk reemerges, strengthens in Atlantic, forecasters say

However, sustained winds of between 25 and 35 miles per hour with higher gusts are expected to spread across the island from tonight and persisting into tomorrow. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the centre. "Although satellite data indicate that the system still lacks a closed circulation, this disturba...

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  • 10 days after Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina
10 days after Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina

Funeral services are being held for the two women who drowned while being driven to a mental health facility in SC through a flooded area. Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the SC coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.

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  • Tornadoes hit Ottawa area with top wind speed of 265 km/h
Tornadoes hit Ottawa area with top wind speed of 265 km/h

Environment Canada said that at nearly the same time a second, slightly less powerful, twister touched down in the south Ottawa neighbourhood of Arlington Woods. "A lot of us have never seen anything like it", he said of the destruction. "The worst, I think, is over, but there is the potential for more", Kimbell said.

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic
Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Leslie became the 12th named storm, but does not pose a threat to land at all. At 5 a.m., the center of the storm was located near 9.1 degrees north, 28.0 degrees west or about 465 miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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  • II1 robots sent to space by Japan's Hayabusa-2 reach asteroid
II1 robots sent to space by Japan's Hayabusa-2 reach asteroid

As JAXA notes, MINERVA-II1 "is the world's first rover (mobile exploration robot) to land on the surface of an asteroid". "The two rovers are in good condition and are transmitting images and data", a JAXA statement said after the rovers separated from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft and landed on the asteroid Ryugu.

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  • Enormous 1,000ft spider web mysteriously appears overnight in Greece
Enormous 1,000ft spider web mysteriously appears overnight in Greece

The webs are filled with Tetragnatha spiders - known as "stretch spiders " for their long bodies. But this webbing is a normal occurrence and is not unsafe. She noted that the phenomena had been seen before in the region in 2003, and that the spiders would soon die off, and the web would degrade naturally, leaving the vegetation undamaged.

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  • First Space X Private Customer Heading To The Moon
First Space X Private Customer Heading To The Moon

Intriguingly, he wants to take six-to-eight artists from different countries with him, with the plan to exhibit the works inspired by the journey at a later date. The flight would have used the company's Falcon Heavy rocket and Dragon crew capsule, taking the pair on a loop around the moon before returning home.

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  • After The Rains, Casualties Mount Amid Florence's Still-Rising Floodwaters
After The Rains, Casualties Mount Amid Florence's Still-Rising Floodwaters

When storms such as Harvey, which struck Texas last year, and Florence come to a virtual stall, a deluge of rain can fall in the matter of days, equal to what an area typically sees in a year, they said. At the same time, meteorologists can't please the residents of North Carolina and SC. "The rain and the water you see out there now is just the ...

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  • 5 a.m. update: Hurricane Florence continues to approach Southeast coast
5 a.m. update: Hurricane Florence continues to approach Southeast coast

Subtropical Storm Joyce is located 945 miles west-southwest of the Azores and is moving to the southwest at 6 mph (9 km/h). The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said that motion is expected over the next couple days, and Isaac is forecast to move over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea during the next few days.

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  • Hurricane Florence Leaves More Than 400,000 Without Power In North Carolina
Hurricane Florence Leaves More Than 400,000 Without Power In North Carolina

A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords while another man died when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said. North Carolina's governor's office said a third person was killed while plugging in a generator. Forecasters say "it can not be emphasized enough that the m...

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  • Florence strikes Carolina coast with life-threatening storm surge, flooding, power outages
Florence strikes Carolina coast with life-threatening storm surge, flooding, power outages

The victims were a mother and infant, police said on Twitter . According to the National Hurricane Center , the storm will travel through upstate SC, be downgraded to a tropical depression, then turn north toward the Ohio Valley. More ominously, forecasters said the onslaught would last for hours and hours because Florence was barely creeping...

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  • Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'
Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

The "threat of freshwater flooding will increase over the next several days" in the impacted areas. The storm is moving west-northwestward at 17 miles per hour. The Outer Banks of North Carolina took the initial brunt Thursday afternoon, with parts of Highway 12 - the main road that runs through Ocracoke and Hatteras islands - flooding and becomi...

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  • Hurricane hits Carolinas, governor warns 'it's going to get worse'
Hurricane hits Carolinas, governor warns 'it's going to get worse'

But forecasters said its extreme size meant it could batter the US East Coast with hurricane-force winds for almost a full day. According to CNN, the hurricane hit the east coast of the United States with 90-mph winds and relentless rain.

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  • Florence Makes Landfall as Category 1 Hurricane in North Carolina
Florence Makes Landfall as Category 1 Hurricane in North Carolina

The worst of the storm's fury had yet to reach coastal SC, where emergency managers said it was not too late for people to get out. The Army Corps of Engineers were preparing to start work restoring power, installing temporary roofing and removing debris.

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  • UA hurricane experts weigh in as Hurricane Florence draws near
UA hurricane experts weigh in as Hurricane Florence draws near

Florence is headed for a region with some of the most well-known military bases in the country, including Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island in SC. Be sure to charge cellphones and keep back-up batteries on hand in case of extended power outages. Storm surge is...

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  • People Have Spotted Something Hilariously NSFW About Hurricane Florence
People Have Spotted Something Hilariously NSFW About Hurricane Florence

Highways clogged with people fleeing North and SC early Wednesday as monstrous Category 4 Hurricane Florence rumbled toward the eastern United States as the biggest storm there in decades. Florence's winds weakened as it drew closer to land, dropping from a peak of 225 kph earlier in the week, and the hurricane was downgraded from a terrifying ...

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  • Ford fights back against ruling striking down council-cutting plan — NewsAlert
Ford fights back against ruling striking down council-cutting plan — NewsAlert

But in considering voters' rights, he concluded the 25-ward model could not provide "meaningful and effective representation" at the municipal level, despite the proposed wards being identical to provincial and federal ridings. "While the timing of the bill was not ideal. this bill was introduced almost three months before the election date, which ...

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  • Pressure Mounts On Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski To Block Brett Kavanaugh
Pressure Mounts On Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski To Block Brett Kavanaugh

Collins, provided The New York Times with copies of a letter and multiple voice mail messages addressed to the senator using vulgar language and outright threats". - Collins votes yes on Kavanaugh "and your pledge will go to her opponent's campaign, once that opponent has been identified". The group said it will return all funds to donors if Coll...

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  • Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas
Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas

The Category 4 weakened slightly to 130 miles per hour in the morning but was expected to re-intensify later Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center . A tropical storm watch was issued for north of the North Carolina-Virginia border to Cape Charles Light, Virginia, and the Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort.

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  • Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence
Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence

States of emergency were declared by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser for the nation's capital; requested by Virginia's governor; and approved by President Donald Trump for North and SC. Two other hurricanes - Isaac and Helene - have also formed in the Atlantic Ocean. "The use of those buildings can determine how quickly we can return to nor...

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  • Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast
Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

Florence is located approximately 750 miles southeast of Bermuda . It was heading west at nine km/h. People living well inland should prepare to lose power and endure flooding and other hazards, he warned. "The chances of it going out to sea are extremely slim at this point", she said. Each model individually is not a forecast, rather, you should...

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  • Hurricane Florence Projected Path: Maps to Track the Storm
Hurricane Florence Projected Path: Maps to Track the Storm

The massive hurricane poses a serious threat as it barrels toward a landfall somewhere along the East Coast on Thursday. The NHC says Florence will rapidly strengthen to become a major hurricane - meaning Category 3 or higher, with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour (178 km/h) - later this morning.

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  • Florence continues to intensify and East Coast landfall appears imminent (free access)
Florence continues to intensify and East Coast landfall appears imminent (free access)

Now traveling over warm water, the storm is expected to increase in speed and become a hurricane by the end of Saturday night according to the National Hurricane Center . Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, September 9, 2018 , due to the presence of Hurricane Florence over the Atlantic Ocean. Also on the move is a tropical wave that is forec...

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  • Flood warnings as heavy rain expected over much of Missouri
Flood warnings as heavy rain expected over much of Missouri

However, widespread clouds will keep temperatures below normal. Portions of central IL are under a flash flood watch starting at midnight Thursday through Sunday morning, according to an alert issued by the National Weather Service in Lincoln.

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  • Cory Booker releases confidential documents, GOP warns of consequences
Cory Booker releases confidential documents, GOP warns of consequences

During the confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Kavanaugh said: "As a general proposition I understand the importance of the precedent set forth in Roe v. "Norms are important. Historical practice is relevant to judicial decision-making", he said. K: I'm not going to rule anything out. Although the U.S.

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

Gordon is expected to continue on its current track or maybe a little more northwestward while continuing to strengthen, possibly near hurricane strength as it makes landfall. There will be very heavy rain which could lead to flood for parts of Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. If the tropical wave were to develop into a tropical storm, it would b...

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  • California lawmakers vote to pass toughest 'net neutrality' law
California lawmakers vote to pass toughest 'net neutrality' law

The California lawmakers are seeking to bar internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast from blocking or slowing down the transmission of web traffic to the state's broadband customers. After Pai was appointed by President Donald Trump previous year to head the FCC, one of his first acts was a plan to roll back the Obama-era regulations.

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  • Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today
Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today

Tropical Storm Norman's forecast track as of 5 a.m. Wednesday. Thursday morning the National Hurricane Center issued the first advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Six. An ominous satellite image has been released by the Joint Cyclone Centre in Florida, warning that a storm "as strong as Ophelia" could strike in mid-September, bringing wit...

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  • Space Station air leak temporarily patched
Space Station air leak temporarily patched

EDT (2300 GMT), while the six crewmembers of Expedition 56 were sleeping, NASA officials said in a statement today (Aug. 30). Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin said air was being sucked out of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, which is docked with the ISS.

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  • Search after asylum-seeker boat runs aground in croc-infested waters
Search after asylum-seeker boat runs aground in croc-infested waters

They are continuing the search for others on the vessel assisted by Queensland police and 10 State Emergency Service (SES) crews, while two boat crews searched the mouth of the river. Nine News reports the captured have since been treated by paramedics for fever and chills and transported to Cairns. "I understand that 15 people have been now de...

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  • Julie Bishop resigns as Australian foreign affairs minister
Julie Bishop resigns as Australian foreign affairs minister

Bishop announced she would move to the backbench and had not yet decided whether to contest the next election, which is due by May 2019. They are just two examples of the very public, and private, globetrotting work Ms Bishop did during her five years as foreign affairs minister.

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  • Hurricane Lane soaks up Hawaii's Big Island dumping 30cm of rain
Hurricane Lane soaks up Hawaii's Big Island dumping 30cm of rain

Hurricane conditions, including winds of at least 74 miles per hour, will start in parts of the Oahu , Maui, Lanai and Molokai islands Friday, the Hurricane Center said . Hawaii County firefighters, who were in touch with the home's owner, made a decision to evacuate the group before the water rose any higher. Brinson said many shops were close...

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  • Hurricane Lane's Path: Category 5 Storm Barrels Down on Hawaii
Hurricane Lane's Path: Category 5 Storm Barrels Down on Hawaii

Given the multiple hazards posed by the storm and the island chain's vulnerability, emergency management and local officials have pleaded with residents to prepare. A hurricane watch is in effect for the Big Island and Maui as islanders brace for potential effects from Hurricane Lane. Even close calls are somewhat rare, with Hawaii getting a named ...

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  • Hurricane Lane Forecast to Turn Toward Hawaii with Swell, Wind, Weather Impacts
Hurricane Lane Forecast to Turn Toward Hawaii with Swell, Wind, Weather Impacts

But Hurricane Lane looks poised to affect the Aloha State, and was about 480 miles southeast of Honolulu early Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, just above the Category 5 threshold. The spaghetti models , which meteorologists use to visualize potential storm paths, further underscore the uncertainty . There are now Hurrican...

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  • Trump to ease rules on coal plants
Trump to ease rules on coal plants

Announcing the regulation on Tuesday, Bill Wehrum, the EPA's assistant administrator for the office of air and radiation, told journalists that he had worked at the EPA under President George W. The policy could reduce incentives to shift away from coal power to cleaner sources of energy. Earlier in August, they announced plans to scale back fuel ...

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  • Trump fires back at Navy admiral asking for revoked security clearance
Trump fires back at Navy admiral asking for revoked security clearance

Bruce Ohr may be his next target. "As former senior intelligence officials, we feel compelled to respond in the wake of the ill-considered and unprecedented remarks and actions by the White House regarding the removal of John Brennan's security clearances".

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  • Small businesses affected by red tide can apply for loan from state
Small businesses affected by red tide can apply for loan from state

The red tide is a collection of microscopic algae that is often red when in high concentrations and it produces toxins than can harm, and sometimes kill, sea life. Myers in recent days, according to NBC News , in his quest to find any nitrogen-rich substances that might feed the red tide. "I called on the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and P...

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  • Look up: Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend
Look up: Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend

This year we can expect 60 to 70 meteors per hour with up to 100 meteors per hour at times. Sit back and watch the skies-or just sleep in and wait for hardier folks to post photos of the meteor showers on Instagram. The bugs have calmed down, weather is flawless, you'll have a meteor shower to watch and the fire ban has been lifted at Algonquin Par...

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