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Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

In South Carolina , traffic along parts of Interstate 26 and USA 501 has been directed away from the coast. Combined, North and SC boast an economy bigger th...


'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel US Southeast for days

Forecasts hypothesize that Florence's center will arrive at the South and North Carolina border on Friday as either a Category 3 or 4 hurricane. Florence's wi...


Weakening Hurricane Florence nears N.C. coast, to produce ‘life-threatening’ conditions

Enough rain could fall to break North Carolina's record for a tropical storm - 24 inches - set near Wilmington during Hurricane Floyd in 1999, said Greg C...


Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Will Make a 'Grand Tour' of Southeastern States

The storm's maximum sustained winds were clocked late on Wednesday at 110 miles per hour (175 kph), down from a peak of 140 mph a day earlier, before it was dow...


Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’

The high resolution camera of the global space station took the approach of a powerful hurricane on the East coast US in the morning, September 12. Packing heav...


Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins

According to Collins, she is also facing a form of blackmail from a left-wing activist who raised $1 million in a crowd funding campaign . Sen. Susan Collins...


‘Staggering’ Hurricane Florence On Collision Course For Carolinas

Florence is located about 575 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. Enlarge / European ensemble forecast for Monday morning (left) and Tuesday nig...


'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pound US south-east for days

Almost 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate parts of the southeastern USA coast as the powerful hurricane barrels toward the shore. Some model r...


SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 with the satellite on Board

The reusable rocket, tailored for eventual crewed missions for NASA, returned to earth following stage separation and landed safely on a drone ship in the Atl...


Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike U.S. southeast

Almost all of the North Carolina and SC coasts are included in the cone of uncertainty for the storm and the latest model Saturday night showed the storm ma...


Tropical Storm Isaac nearing hurricane strength

None of these storms have ever hit the U.S. and therefore, if Florence does strike North or SC, it would be a historic moment. Isaac was about 1305 miles east...


TROPICS: Florence expected to produce damaging winds in Carolinas

The state of SC is preparing for some level of impact from Hurricane Florence , Gov. Henry McMaster announced Sunday. At 11 p.m. EDT, the storm's center was ...


Judge strikes down bill to reduce Toronto council size

The Progressive Conservative Government passed the Better Local Government Act late last month in what Premier Doug Ford described as a bid to save time and...


Hurricane Florence path tracker: Will Hurricane Florence hit SC?

Florence had maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 km/h), making it a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the National Hurricane Ce...


Residents prepare as hurricane near Hawaii strengthens

Even if the centre of Lane doesn't make landfall , the islands could be walloped with rain and wind. "The center of Lane will track dangerously close to the ...


Hurricane Olivia's Forecasted Track Over Hawaii Holds

The NHC said Olivia will weaken further over the weekend, and possibly downgrade to a tropical storm by Tuesday. With maximum sustained winds near 85 miles pe...


Strengthening Hurricane Florence blasts toward US East Coast

East Coast as a powerful hurricane next week. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency on Saturday. The Navy said all ships in Virginia...


Watching Florence off the East Coast

Loewenthal said the waters off the North Carolina coast are in the mid-to-upper 80s, which would allow the storm to maintain its strength. Florence's pr...


Side of sea grass please: Scientists find omnivorous shark

Smaller cousins of the hammerhead shark , bonnetheads had been spotted munching on seagrass in the past, in addition to crustaceans and other shellfish, but ma...


Governor declares state of emergency in NC as Tropical Storm Florence strengthens

The weakening should level off shortly if it hasn't already and then we expect Florence to start strengthening again over the weekend. Wind shear is forecas...


Senate concludes Kavanaugh hearing; confirmation likely

Utah's junior senator, Mike Lee, wrote in his weekly newsletter that Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, D.C., would be a Supreme Court ju...


Leak in Russian spacecraft caused by human-drilled hole

The Russians are overseeing the investigation-they built the module, after all-and, if they can identify the culprit, they say they will publicize their nam...


Susan Collins Downplays Brett Kavanaugh Email About Abortion Rights And 'Settled Law'

Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh in time for the first day of the new Supreme Court term, October 1. A lawyer for Bush previously turned over thousands...


A space elevator? Japan looks to conduct its first test this month

The test involves a miniature elevator that is 6 cm long, 3 cm wide, and 3 cm high. Two ultra-little cubic satellites measuring 10 centimeters on every aspect l...


Dozens of elephants massacred after anti-poaching unit disarmed

But, that trend could be changing, as Chase told the BBC "poachers are now turning their guns to Botswana ". Dr Mike Chase , from the group Elephants Wit...