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The NHC projects the storm to remain at tropical storm status as it approaches the Lesser Antilles at the end of the workweek. The storm will continue a westward path and could strengthen a little by Tuesday. First, a non- tropical low pressure system now located about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Azores is producing gale-force winds with some associated showers and thunderstorms.
  • Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

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

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    SC ordered the mandatory evacuation of 1 million coastal residents while North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination. Despite the drop in maximum sustained winds, forecasters stress that this hurricane is not to be taken lightly. Thousands of Marines and their families evacuated from Camp Lejeune, leaving the rest to dig in ahead of what could be a direct hit.
  • Hurricane watch issued for Lowcountry coast; Florence maintains Category 4 strength

    Hurricane watch issued for Lowcountry coast; Florence maintains Category 4 strength

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    East Coast. In the Pacific, Hurricane Olivia is now a Category 1 storm with winds of 75 mph, and is approximately 595 miles east-northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, as of 5 p.m. Farther north into the Delmarva Peninsula, residents of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and NY and coastal and inland areas should also monitor the storm and prepare in case the forecast shifts to the north and east.
  • Could Florence threaten Cape Cod as a hurricane?

    Could Florence threaten Cape Cod as a hurricane?

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    The Hurricane Center is forecasting a turn toward the west-northwest with a further decrease in forward speed expected later Thursday, followed by a turn toward the west by the weekend. East Coast next week has increased", according to the 11 a.m. NHC forecast discussion. Some forecast models showed Florence slamming into land by late next week, while others indicated the storm would curve away from shore.
  • Gordon makes landfall on Gulf Coast

    Gordon makes landfall on Gulf Coast

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    The then-tropical storm made landfall around 10 p.m. and brought with it heavy rains and strong winds. The storm was expected to reach coastal Mississippi and Louisiana by late Tuesday and move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday.
  • Piper Perabo Arrested at Brett Kavanaugh Senate Hearing

    Piper Perabo Arrested at Brett Kavanaugh Senate Hearing

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    That would allow Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell , Republican of Kentucky, to tee up votes on the floor confirming Kavanaugh during the last week of September. On Wednesday, Durbin challenged Kavanaugh on the grounds that the girl had satisfied all of Texas's prerequisites to obtaining an abortion, including an ultrasound and securing a judicial bypass to parental consent requirements.
  • Chaos mars hearing for Trump Supreme Court pick

    Chaos mars hearing for Trump Supreme Court pick

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    Kavanaugh is likely to be questioned about his views on investigating sitting presidents and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign.
  • Peak Hurricane Season Here, Tropical Threats May Form in Atlantic During September

    Peak Hurricane Season Here, Tropical Threats May Form in Atlantic During September

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    The tropical wave that would become Hurricane Irma left Africa a year ago on Monday. Coupled with less wind shear, this makes for a flawless scenario for a tropical storm. In the intervening time, Tropical Storm Miriam churned over the jap Pacific with maximum winds of 60 miles per hour. Additional development is anticipated, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend while the system moves west-northwestward near the Cabo Verde Islands.
  • Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler

    Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler

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    The implementation of those rules were halted by the Supreme Court in 2016, to give the courts time to consider the arguments over whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had exceeded its legal authority. "The Obama administration and their plan were really engaged in social engineering and that is not the role of the US E.P.A.", said Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the EPA.
  • JUST IN: Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms

    JUST IN: Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms

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    In some ways it's a distinction without a difference for everyone but meteorologists. The National Hurricane Center said Lane was centered about 1,135 east-southeast of Hilo and was moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour. With the dust contributing drier air into parts of the atmosphere, that's not a good thing when it comes to a tropical wave looking to develop. Another subtropical cyclone formed today marking the fourth time this season a tropical system acquired hybrid structures.
  • Monsanto: 'The jury got it wrong' in cancer lawsuit

    Monsanto: 'The jury got it wrong' in cancer lawsuit

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    Nearly three-fourths of the samples tested had glyphosate levels higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children's health with an adequate margin of safety. The France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate as a "probable human carcinogen" in 2015.
  • NASA launches world's first mission to 'touch' the Sun

    NASA launches world's first mission to 'touch' the Sun

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    The findings will also make critical contributions to our ability to forecast changes in Earth's space environment that affect life and technology on Earth. With a communication lag time of 16 minutes, the spacecraft must fend for itself at the sun. Its maximum velocity around the sun will reach 430,000 miles per hour, making it the fastest human-made object to orbit a celestial body.
  • Meteor shower lights up skies over Europe

    Meteor shower lights up skies over Europe

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    This picture, taking in the Milky Way, was taken in Tannourine, LebanonJOSEPH EID/AFP/GETTY IMAGESA girl in Kozjak settles in for the long haul. The meteors are called Perseids because they seem to dart out of the constellation Perseus. The showers appear directly overhead, and on a clear night sky, you could expect to see about 60 meteors per hour . The days after the peak will also provide nice, dark skies as well! You can see both faint and bright meteors with the naked eye, making for ...
  • Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

    Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

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    This year is an excellent one for the Perseids , because they will reach their maximum on a new moon weekend; without any bright moonlight, skywatchers will be able to see many fainter streaks. This year it will be at its peak on the evenings of August 11 and 12. The best viewing conditions this weekend will likely be over the northern and central Great Plains as well as parts of the Midwest, where skies are expected to be generally clear.
  • Philly-Born Space Explorer Set to Become First

    Philly-Born Space Explorer Set to Become First "Corporate Astronaut"

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    Following SpaceX's first demonstration mission without humans aboard Crew Dragon targeted for November 2018, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first two NASA astronauts to fly in the Dragon spacecraft. It was back in September 2014 when NASA first announced that SpaceX and Boeing would fly NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
  • U.S. EPA aims to roll back car-mileage standards

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    The Trump administration on Thursday proposed weakening Obama-era mileage standards created to make cars more fuel efficient and less polluting, a major rollback already being challenged in the courts by California and other states. The Obama administration and the automakers reached an agreement on the emissions and fuel-efficiency standards in 2012. "The fundamental question associated with this mandate is clear: who should decide what types of cars consumers should buy, consumers ...
  • July’s ‘blood moon’ will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century

    July’s ‘blood moon’ will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century

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    During total lunar eclipses , the moon turns a deep red color when it enters the depths of Earth's shadow. A "super blue blood moon " rises over Canberra on January 31. The team of astronomers behind the Virtual Telescope will stream the Blood Moon from the Roman Forum on Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy. Though the United States won't see a lunar eclipse, the moon will still be full and appear reddish/orange Friday evening.
  • First Alert Weather Day Monday: A few severe storms possible

    First Alert Weather Day Monday: A few severe storms possible

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    We'll see more off and on rain and storm chances pass through Kansas Thursday , Friday and Saturday nights. Some sunshine is expected early, followed by a cloudier sky and scattered rain and storms in the early afternoon. Most of the rain is expected during the afternoon hours. The additional rain and clouds will at least keep temperatures down for this time of the year.
  • Jupiter has 12 new moons, 79 total in orbit: Scientists

    Jupiter has 12 new moons, 79 total in orbit: Scientists

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    They were first spotted past year by a team of astronomers originally on the hunt for the elusive Planet Nine , a hypothetical body speculated to exist beyond Neptune. "Head-on collisions would quickly break apart and grind the objects down to dust."Some of Jupiter's moons and moon groupings, including the " oddball ", could have formed from collisions like this, according to the statement".
  • Jaguar escapes from zoo, goes on animal killing spree

    Jaguar escapes from zoo, goes on animal killing spree

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    Saturday morning. Animals in several nearby habitats were mauled, including several alpaca, one emu, and several foxes before the jaguar was sedated by zoo veterinary staff around 8:15 a.m. "We are certainly not going to euthanize the animal over this", said Joel Hamilton, vice president and general curator for the zoo. Despite sympathy for the lost animals, many online couldn't blame Valerio for doing what jaguars do.
  • Canada probing U.S. immigration patrols near northern border

    Canada probing U.S. immigration patrols near northern border

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    A Canadian fishermen's group said this week that over the last two weeks at least 10 fishing boats from New Brunswick have been intercepted by USA patrol agents while fishing around Machias Seal Island . The ACLU has sued Department of Homeland Security to obtain records relating to Border Patrol operations in northern New England, including bus station and highway checkpoints.