• Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane
Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane

In its 11 p.m. Sunday advisory, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Storm Isaac to a Category 1 hurricane , with winds of almost 75 miles per hour. The Atlantic hurricane's maximum sustained winds have increased to almost 130 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory issued at...

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  • Florence expected to become hurricane, heading to southeast US
Florence expected to become hurricane, heading to southeast US

The storm's center was 750 miles (1,200 km) southeast of Bermuda at 11 a.m. EDT on Sunday. Behind Isaac is Tropical Storm Helene , which was moving across the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands off West Africa on Sunday morning and will become a hurricane late on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said .

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  • Flood Watch for Parts of WNY, Leftover rain from Gordon
Flood Watch for Parts of WNY, Leftover rain from Gordon

Forecasters have issued a flash flood watch for the region starting Saturday afternoon through early Monday morning. Remnants of Gordon along the front just to the south is continues to make its way into our area. "Some locations will see upwards of 6-8" of rain total with this combination storm system. It is an active forecast as we head thr...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon Leaves At Least 30,000 People Without Power
Tropical Storm Gordon Leaves At Least 30,000 People Without Power

Meanwhile, Florence has strengthened into the third hurricane but continues to linger far out in the Atlantic, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour as it slowly moves west-northwest and not affecting land. If this happens, hurricane warnings and storm surge amounts may be shifted based on the new forecast track. Tornadoes also are...

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  • Booker releases Kavanaugh emails on racial profiling
Booker releases Kavanaugh emails on racial profiling

He made clear earlier Wednesday that he believes that " no one is above the law ". "I'm asking you a very direct question - yes or no?" "I have ruled sometimes for the prosecution and sometimes for criminal defendants, sometimes for workers and sometimes for businesses, sometimes for environmentalists and sometimes for coal miners".

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon: Where it's headed and the North Texas impact
Tropical Storm Gordon: Where it's headed and the North Texas impact

A storm surge warning was issued from the Shell Beach, Louisiana area to the Mississippi-Alabama border. The latest track from the National Hurricane Center continues this movement, and tracks Gordon generally towards New Orleans . Weather experts are also monitoring Tropical Storm Florence which is still way out in the Atlantic Ocean and won'...

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  • California approves net neutrality bill considered the strongest in the country
California approves net neutrality bill considered the strongest in the country

The bill's passage marks the second time in three months that the most populous state has sought to regulate companies on the internet. After a hard-fought battle, California's net neutrality bill is now all but certain to make it to the finish line that is Gov.

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  • Court quashes Canadian approval of Trans Mountain oil pipeline
Court quashes Canadian approval of Trans Mountain oil pipeline

The decision comes months after Trudeau agreed to buy the Trans Mountain expansion project in order to sell it to a new owner and rescue the project from its financial difficulties. "We had a pretty good understanding of what the courts meant when they said that governments need to consult and accommodate but that First Nations don't have a veto", ...

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  • Hurricane Lane Looks Absolutely Massive From Space
Hurricane Lane Looks Absolutely Massive From Space

National Weather Service meteorologist Melissa Dye said the hurricane is moving northwest at about 9 miles per hour. Longtime Hawaii residents were reminded of the destruction caused by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, which according to Hawaii News Now , made landfall on Kauai island in September of that year as a Category 4 storm with 145 miles ...

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  • Hurricane Lane, a Monster Category 5 Storm, Barrels Toward Hawaii
Hurricane Lane, a Monster Category 5 Storm, Barrels Toward Hawaii

The storm was traveling west-northwest at 9 miles per hour with 160 miles per hour maximum sustained winds . Dye says rain associated with the hurricane has started to show up on radar off the Big Island of Hawaii and offshore buoys are detecting higher than normal waves.

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  • Trump to Announce Massive Rollback of Obama-Era Coal Regulations
Trump to Announce Massive Rollback of Obama-Era Coal Regulations

It will recommend a set of technologies to increase power plant efficiency, which individual states will then use to come up with plans of their own choosing. The agency also forecasts a modest, potentially 0.5 per cent reduction in retail electricity prices. The proposal is projected to release 12 times the amount of carbon dioxide into the at...

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  • Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the central Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the central Atlantic

People living there, or in Portugal, Spain and the Democratic Republic of the Congo don't typically have to think about tropical weather systems - but Ernesto is closer to them than to South Florida. Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the storm's center. Debby was also classified as a Subtropical Storm. The National Oce...

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  • Donald Trump says Bruce Ohr next to lose security clearance
Donald Trump says Bruce Ohr next to lose security clearance

Bruce Ohr may be his next target. Lemon further accused Trump of revoking Brennan's security clearance as a way to "silence" a heavy critic. Experts have described Trump's move as an unprecedented effort to silence prominent detractors, with some likening it to Sen.

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  • Mote wildlife responders thank state for red tide aid
Mote wildlife responders thank state for red tide aid

How is red tide affecting Florida? The toxins are often fatal to marine life. The Florida Wildlife Research Institute says the number of dead and stranded sea turtles is almost three times higher than average. "I called on the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] to help with the algae & red tide crisis here in Florida", Nelson t...

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  • Nasa launches first ever solar probe to 'touch the sun'
Nasa launches first ever solar probe to 'touch the sun'

As gorgeous as the launch spectacle was, the real celebration happened just over an hour later. On board the Delta IV Heavy rocket is the Parker Solar Probe on its first mission to the sun . After all, the spacecraft is named in his honor. Mankind's first mission to "touch" the Sun may have panned out differently had it not been for Indian-A...

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  • Sick orca gets shot of antibiotics as rescuers prepare feeding attempt
Sick orca gets shot of antibiotics as rescuers prepare feeding attempt

Whale experts have been increasingly anxious about J50 after a researcher last month noticed an odor on the orca's breath, a smell detected on other orcas that later died. But they don't plan to intervene to help a mother orca in the same critically endangered pod that also has them anxious. "If it's determined that antibiotics would be useful, ...

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  • NASA's Mission To The Sun Cleared For Saturday Launch
NASA's Mission To The Sun Cleared For Saturday Launch

But the Parker Solar Probe was built to do just that. "This is a journey into never-never land, you might say, where it's too hot for any sensible spacecraft to function", Parker told Johns Hopkins' Fox in a recent interview. In order to reach an orbit around the sun, the Parker Solar Probe will take seven flybys of Venus that will essentiall...

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  • This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect
This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

According to Space .com, during peak hours people should see about 60-70 meteors per hour . Those tiny bits of debris, traveling at around 132,000 miles per hour, create vivid streaks of light when they collide with Earth's atmosphere. It can take up to 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness so that you can best see the faint, quick s...

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  • Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic

Hawaii emergency officials are keeping track of a hurricane that's expected to pass to the south of the islands this week. Beachgoers are warned of strong breaking waves and currents that will make swimming hard and risky, the news site said.

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  • SpaceX successfully launches newest reusable rocket
SpaceX successfully launches newest reusable rocket

Merah Putih translates into "red and white" and is a reference to the colors on Indonesia's national flag. The rocket carried the Merah Putih satellite into orbit, which will provide internet and phone services across Indonesia and Southeast Asia, according to SpaceX .

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  • Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches
Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches

The city is issuing a daily "fish kill clean-up" report because of the "unprecedented volume of dead sea life now washing up". According to the NWS, beach goers should watch out for the respiratory impacts of red tide including coughing, sneezing, and tearing eyes.

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  • NASA announces crew for the first American spacecraft launches since 2011
NASA announces crew for the first American spacecraft launches since 2011

Four of the five astronauts named to the first Crew Dragon and Starliner flights are spaceflight veterans. A white SpaceX launch suit and a blue Boeing launch suit stood on display behind the astronauts on stage. It is true, however, that SpaceX and Boeing are paying to use some facilities owned by NASA and the U.S. Air Force. While i...

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  • USA states to sue Trump administration over freezing fuel efficiency requirements
USA states to sue Trump administration over freezing fuel efficiency requirements

The affordability argument ignores thousands of dollars of saving in fuel costs for each driver over the life of a vehicle, opponents of the rollbacks said. Electric cars and trucks still account for a tiny fraction of those sold, and driver preference for SUVs, along with relatively low gas prices, have inhibited progress there.

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  • Louis-area native among astronauts picked for SpaceX launch
Louis-area native among astronauts picked for SpaceX launch

The new spaceflight capability provided by Boeing and SpaceX will allow NASA to maintain a crew of seven astronauts on the space station, thereby maximizing scientific research that leads to breakthroughs and also aids in understanding and mitigating the challenges of long-duration spaceflight.

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  • Possibility of moon life seen by WSU researcher
Possibility of moon life seen by WSU researcher

While the duration of lunar eclipse will be about an hour and 43 minutes, partial eclipse before and after the eclipse will last around an hour and six minutes, each- making it a almost four-hour long spectacle for the stargazers. During this event, it's not risky to look up at the moon. The eclipse will take place at 3:30 p.m. GMT and last until...

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  • Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter
Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

One of the new moons in the outer group is particularly unique, according to astronomer Scott Sheppard at the Carnegie Institution for Science , who led the team that first spotted the moons previous year. In the spring of 2017, Jupiter happened to be in an area of sky the team wanted to search for Planet Nine . Before Sheppard's team condu...

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  • Neutrino particle gives scientists new understanding of universe
Neutrino particle gives scientists new understanding of universe

Acting as "messengers", neutrinos directly carry astronomical information from the far reaches of the Universe. But neutrinos have little or no mass, travel at almost the speed of light, are not electrically charged and rarely interact with normal matter.

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Why She Opposes Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Why She Opposes Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

So don't be surprised if red-state Democrats who lack a robust lead in their own races decide their bosses the people admire Brett Kavanaugh's approach to constitutional law too much to turn him away. Democrats have had an advantage in enthusiasm over the past year, but a high court fight could offset that advantage, producing larger Republican S...

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  • Instagram model, 19, bitten by shark while taking photos in Bahamas
Instagram model, 19, bitten by shark while taking photos in Bahamas

Luckily, she's okay...but the photo of her bite is quite brutal. Katarina Zarutskie has permanent scarring from the shark attack. Seconds later, Zarutskie discovered why swimming with sharks on objective can be a risky idea. She claims she did not plan to post the photos to Instagram in the first place-and her account has, at the time o...

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  • Scott Pruitt Likens Trump’s Rule to ‘God’s Providence’ in Bizarre Resignation Letter
Scott Pruitt Likens Trump’s Rule to ‘God’s Providence’ in Bizarre Resignation Letter

Like Pruitt, this veteran coal lobbyist has shown only disdain for the EPA's vital mission to protect Americans' health and our environment. James Inhofe , an Oklahoma Republican who's a major climate change skeptic and who told CNN a year ago the EPA is "brainwashing our kids".

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  • Watch a Woman Confront EPA Chief Scott Pruitt at Lunch
Watch a Woman Confront EPA Chief Scott Pruitt at Lunch

Three days later, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked by the owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia because of her work for the Trump administration. "I think that Scott Pruitt should have to look at that next generation that he's impacting by how he's making a lot of selfish, stupid decisions on how to spend tax...

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  • Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9
Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

The nine-point difference could suggest an enthusiasm gap between the parties, as liberal groups sound the alarm that a newly configured court could outlaw abortion rights if a conservative nominee replaces Kennedy's swing vote . President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland was held up by McConnell, who cited the upcoming president...

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  • The Supreme Court Gets Trumpier
The Supreme Court Gets Trumpier

Mike Lee, a close ally and, like himself, a former Supreme Court law clerk. Ms. Perry, who got to know Justice Kennedy during a year studying the Supreme Court in the 1990s, said his moderation will be particularly missed. Wade , writes Scott Lemieux . McConnell changed rules for filibusters on Supreme Court justices a year ago to overcome...

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  • NASA lost the Mars Rover
NASA lost the Mars Rover

As Calla said, "It's like having a loved one in a coma in the hospital". You have doctors who tell you that "you just need to wait and she will Wake up". Opportunity, along with Spirit, its twin, landed on the planet in 2004. Opportunity's scientific findings include evidence that Mars may have had conditions favorable for sustaining microbial li...

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  • NASA’s Mars Rover Has Found Organic Matter On The Planet's Surface
NASA’s Mars Rover Has Found Organic Matter On The Planet's Surface

NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered ancient organic molecules on Mars, embedded within sedimentary rocks that are billions of years old. That may be because numerous compounds, such as thiophene , methanethiol and dimethyl sulfide, had sulfur atoms in their molecular structure - which would strengthen the relatively fragile organic mole...

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