• Carolina residents rush for gas as powerful hurricane advances
Carolina residents rush for gas as powerful hurricane advances

Hurricane Isaac, churning in the mid-Atlantic Ocean with wind speeds of around 75 miles per hour (120 kilometres per hour), is following closely behind Florence. In Virginia , home to the world's largest sea base, the USA navy has ordered all ships to sea in preparation for the storm, where they can more safely ride out the violent wind and w...

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  • 'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane
'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane

Florence may make landfall anywhere from New England to the Carolinas as soon as Thursday as a Category 3 or higher hurricane. The storm's center was 750 miles southeast of Bermuda at 11 a.m. Florence is moving toward the west near 6 miles per hour (9 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today. Elsewhere in the tropics, ...

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  • Governor declares State of Emergency ahead of Florence
Governor declares State of Emergency ahead of Florence

At this point, its exact landfall location is very hard to determine as Florence will eventually make a NW and then north turn. The NHC encouraged residents along the east coast to review their hurricane plans. If it does brush up against the coast, Cumberland County could see winds and rain, Morrow said. The storm is moving west at 13 miles ...

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  • 'Mob rule' rocks US Senate hearing for judge
'Mob rule' rocks US Senate hearing for judge

Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Sen. If all goes according to Republicans' plans, the committee will vote later this month - nearly surely along straight party lines - to send his nomination to the full Senate in hopes of getting him on the court by the October 1 start of the 2018 term.

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  • 'Mob rule' and chaos in the Senate at hearing of Trump's choice
'Mob rule' and chaos in the Senate at hearing of Trump's choice

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. ET. After the hearing this week, lawmakers will vote on whether to approve Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. "There are battles worth fighting, regardless of the outcome", Sen. When the father of a school shooting victim held out his hand to Donald Trump's nominee for the supreme court on Tuesday,...

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  • Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change
Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change

A tropical disturbance and its associated area of thunderstorms was located near the Dominican Republic on Friday morning, moving in the direction of South Florida . Labor Day weekend looking increasingly like a washout in Panama City Beach. Hurricane season ends November 30, but September 10 is historically the "peak" day for storm activity in ...

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  • Hawaii prepares for powerful Hurricane Lane
Hawaii prepares for powerful Hurricane Lane

Storm surge is also likely to be an issue, but which locations see surge, and how high it is, will depend on the exact track of the storm. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months, and most of an area hit by a Category 5 hurricane will be uninhabitable for weeks or months, the weather service added.

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  • Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump
Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump

At a summit in Finland last month, Trump drew criticism and outrage when he told reporters he accepted Putin's denial that Russian Federation had intervened in the 2016 presidential election - a stance in direct conflict with the US intelligence community's position.

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On Brilliant Show This Weekend
Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On Brilliant Show This Weekend

Discovered in 1862, Swift-Tuttle is considered a large comet. The shooting stars will appear to come from a single point, or "radiant", situated in the constellation Perseus, that climbs higher as the night progresses. The Perseid meteors are smaller pieces, or debris, of the Swift-Tuttle comet, which was named after the astronomers who discove...

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  • Tips to watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend
Tips to watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

One of the best annual astronomical events will light up the sky this weekend and celestial bodies have aligned to produce an excellent late-night show. The Perseids are named after their radiant point of origin in the constellation Perseus. The Perseid shower is famous for bright, fast meteors that leave a long wake behind them, NASA says .

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  • NASA set to launch 'touch the Sun' spacecraft
NASA set to launch 'touch the Sun' spacecraft

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will lift off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 3:33 a.m. EDT. "It was just a matter of sitting out the deniers for 4 years until the Venus Mariner 2 spacecraft showed that, by golly, there was a solar wind ", Parker said earlier this week.

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Sunday night
Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Sunday night

Some experts consider this to be the best meteor show of the year. The shooting stars will appear to come from a single point, or "radiant", situated in the constellation Perseus, that climbs higher as the night progresses. He added that it takes at least 30 minutes for human eyes to adjust, so be patient and that you can expect to be outdoors ...

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  • NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft
NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

NASA introduced to the world on Friday the first USA astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station - an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to US soil for the first time since the space shuttle's retirement in 2011.

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  • The convergence of Mars with the Earth
The convergence of Mars with the Earth

The Earth moves between the sun and Mars every other year. "Carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O) are the only greenhouse gases that are likely to be present on Mars in sufficient abundance to provide any significant greenhouse warming", said Bruce Jakosky of the University of Colorado, Boulder , lead author of the study appearing ...

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  • Blood moon across world United Kingdom left disappointed
Blood moon across world United Kingdom left disappointed

The eclipse will be visible from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East between sunset and midnight on July 27 and then between midnight and sunrise on July 28 in much of Asia and Australia. "This eclipse is special because just by chance it happens that the moon will cross the shadow of the Earth nearly along its diameter, which makes the eclipse a...

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  • Astronomers Discover Twelve New Jovian Moons | Astronomy
Astronomers Discover Twelve New Jovian Moons | Astronomy

The moons were discovered with telescopes made in Chile, Hawaii and Arizona. And he realized that Jupiter was right near the part of the sky he wanted to search . This means, unlike the closer in moons, it crosses the outer retrograde moons. The lost moons were initially sighted in 2003, but scientists could not define their exact orbits and...

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  • Tropical storm Chris is third named storm of 2018 Hurricane season
Tropical storm Chris is third named storm of 2018 Hurricane season

Increased swells were expected for the coasts of North Carolina and mid-Atlantic states, with the warning: “These swells could case life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.”. It wasn't projected to directly threaten land over the next few days, though forecasters said it could kick up unsafe surf and rip tides. Chris is expected to strengt...

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  • Beryl weakens to Tropical Storm
Beryl weakens to Tropical Storm

It is forecast that the center of Beryl will approach the Lesser Antilles over the weekend, cross the island chain late Sunday or Monday, and move south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday and Monday night. "Confidence in the official intensity forecast is also much lower than normal", the National Hurricane Center warned early Frid...

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  • Scott Pruitt OUT at EPA
Scott Pruitt OUT at EPA

Pruitt also reportedly lived for about six months in a Capitol Hill condo owned by a health care lobbyist whose husband has lobbied the EPA and payed below the market rate. Some of the ethics accusations involved jobs for Pruitt's wife. Many of the EPA regulations Pruitt scraped or delayed had not yet taken effect, and the tens of thousands of ...

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  • Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires as Last Unanimous Supreme Court Pick
Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires as Last Unanimous Supreme Court Pick

Larsen is a former law professor and special counsel to the dean at the University of MI who also clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia . John Robbins, head of the MA chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said that allowing the travel ban to stand impacts the state's education and health care sectors since many ...

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