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by | September 25, 2018 | 05:45

Kirk is moving "quickly westward" at 24 miles per hour, according to the NHC at 5 a.m. on Sept 24, and it has 35 miles per hour winds. A subtropical storms means the system has characteristics of both tropical and nontropical systems.

by | September 22, 2018 | 16:59

The storm is huge, the National Hurricane Center says, and its worst effects will reach "a large area regardless of exactly where the center of Florence moves". Other areas, including the cities of Darlington, S.C., to Greenville, N.C., imposed their own curfews, set to begin Thursday night. Carolina Beach lies on a narrow strip of land in the southern part of North Carolina.

by | September 22, 2018 | 16:39

As floodwaters continued to rise, concerns grew about environmental and health dangers. President Donald Trump met with first responders in Conway, South Carolina on Wednesday and warned them of the danger of rising rivers. Cooper's office said Thursday evening that he would issue a proclamation calling the General Assembly into session October 9. White and Lloyd, who live in the North Carolina town of Kelly, were given little time Thursday night to evacuate when the Cape Fear River came ...

by | September 20, 2018 | 11:31

The CEO of SpaceX , Musk is also the CEO of Tesla, and has recently been the subject of controversy after alleging that a cave diver who rescued stranded boys was a "pedo". It's unclear what kind of training Maezawa will go through before touring the moon. After people responded with questions, Musk weighed in and confirmed that the render of the Big Falcon Rocket, which is still in development , is new and " intentionally " created to resemble one seen in a classic Tintin comic .

by | September 19, 2018 | 20:41

Several rivers in North Carolina are still rising, causing a new flooding. As of Tuesday evening, the storm had been blamed for at least 35 deaths. Supplies have been brought into the city by big military trucks and helicopters, which also were used to pluck hundreds of desperate people from homes and other structures.

by | September 18, 2018 | 10:17

Musk outlined a somewhat different SpaceX mission previous year. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has posted new photos and comments teasing the company's imminent BFR and lunar tourism update, showing off a few more angles of the spaceship upper stage's new design ahead of a dedicated event later today.

by | September 18, 2018 | 09:14

Thousands of the 20,000 people staying in more than 150 shelters this weekend and others waiting it out elsewhere won't be able to return to their homes for good any time soon. "We're going to get through this". "We just know we're getting out of here". That should spell some relief for the inundated areas of Onslow County, but unfortunately puts the city of Wilmington , southeast coastal communities of North Carolina and northeast areas of SC in the line of fire instead.

by | September 15, 2018 | 16:30

Tropical storm-force winds extended 175 miles from Florence's center, and hurricane-force winds reached out 70 miles. More than 415,000 homes and businesses were without power on Friday morning, according to poweroutage.us which tracks the nation's electrical grid.

by | September 15, 2018 | 14:03

The storm was about 100 miles southeast of Wilmington and had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, which is slightly weaker than earlier Thursday, the briefing said. The National Weather Service says more than 10 million residents in three states are under a storm watch or warning because of Hurricane Florence .

by | September 14, 2018 | 19:02

UPDATE 5 p.m.: Hurricane Florence's forward speed has slowed to 5 miles per hour as it approaches the Carolinas as a Category 2 hurricane with 105 miles per hour winds . Duke Energy, the nations No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks.

by | September 14, 2018 | 14:08

And Virginia's governor ordered a mandatory evacuation for some residents of low-lying coastal areas. The storm "is too powerful and its path is too uncertain to take any chances", SC governor Henry McMaster said, issuing his state's emergency declaration.

by | September 13, 2018 | 16:25

The first rains and strong winds from Hurricane Florence began hitting North Carolina early Thursday, leading the way for a storm packing 110-mph winds. "We hope to have something left when we get home", she said. Tropical Storm "Isaac" was spotted east of the Lesser Antilles and expected to pass south of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba, while Hurricane "Helene" was moving northward away from land.

by | September 13, 2018 | 13:46

The National Hurricane Center's latest predictions Wednesday had Florence hovering off Southeast shores for more than two days before making landfall near the North Carolina/South Carolina border, perhaps not until Saturday . As of Tuesday, about 1.7 million people in North and SC and Virginia were under warnings to evacuate the coast, and hurricane watches and warnings extended across an area with about 5.4 million residents.

by | September 10, 2018 | 11:42

In today's area synopsis, the National Weather Service says, "Light and variable winds will continue through Monday as Tropical Storm Norman tracks northward and away from the state". Hurricane Isaac is now located 1,305 miles west of the Windward Islands with sustained wind speeds of 75 mph. Large swells generated by Olivia are expected to continue to increase near the main Hawaiian Islands, and surf will to build as Olivia approaches, and may become damaging on some exposed east facing ...

by | September 08, 2018 | 17:11

However Florence has still maintained a solid core overnight and upper air winds are forecast to begin relaxing today. As the cyclone headed toward the U.S. The weakening nudged the storm on more of a westerly course toward the U.S. Weaker storms are steered by different layers of the atmosphere than stronger storms.

by | September 07, 2018 | 14:28

ET. A storm spinning toward the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast is expected to turn into a tropical storm late Monday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds and unsafe tides, the National Hurricane Center said. A tropical storm warning is in effect for much of Louisiana's southeastern coast. The warning means there is danger of life-threatening inundation.

by | September 06, 2018 | 03:31

Democrats have been fiercely critical of the Trump administration for not providing sufficient documentation about Kavanaugh's time in Bush's White House, where he may have played key roles in terrorism-related decisions such as permitting the torture of detainees.

by | September 05, 2018 | 17:39

Put out my hand to introduce myself as Jaime Guttenberg's dad. "No security involved. He turned and walked away". As Kavanaugh turned, Guttenberg said "My daughter was murdered in Parkland" and then "have a good day". In each case, Kavanaugh said, he followed the law and did not let any personal or policy preferences get in his way. "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent", he said.

by | September 05, 2018 | 15:01

Here is the latest forecast track and timing for Gordon. Rapid weakening is expected after Gordon moves inland. But authorities issued a voluntary evacuation order for areas outside the citys levee protection system, including the Venetian Isles, Lake Saint Catherine and Irish Bayou areas.

by | August 24, 2018 | 04:57

The subtropical depression is expected to become Subtropical Storm Ernesto later Wednesday. So why is it considered subtropical and why are these types of storms given names? Dry air, cool water and high upper level winds have hindered pure tropical low pressure systems only to favor types of storms that resemble mid-latitude or extratropical storms.

by | August 24, 2018 | 03:40

It will also result in the release of more soot and smog-forming chemicals that will kill up to 1,400 Americans a year by 2030, EPA documents show. In November 2015, a coalition of 25 states, cities and counties intervened in defense of the Clean Power Plan against the challenge in the D.C.

by | August 21, 2018 | 14:52

Dutton, a conservative who has the support of the powerful right wing of the Liberal Party , resigned from the Cabinet after losing the vote, Turnbull said. "If the prime minister's own party does not want him, and almost half of his party voted against him remaining prime minister, why should the parliament put up with him?" "In politics you have to focus on what you can deliver", Mr Turnbull told reporters on Monday.

by | August 21, 2018 | 04:54

In the lead up to the vote, Turnbull's supporters believed the prime minister has a majority of the party room but Dutton's camp was adamant their candidate can secure at least 43 of the 85 members of the federal Liberal party room. "I think there might be a second phase strategy here". Such a situation occurred when Turnbull took the leadership from Abbott, with an "empty chair" challenge in February 2015 returning Abbott but a September 2015 challenge seeing Turnbull take the top job.

by | August 19, 2018 | 15:26

He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2014. Lowry says even organic products can contain pesticides. There are more than 5 000 similar plaintiffs across the US. Now there's another popular food product that people need to be concerned about, according to a new report released by the Environmental Working Group.

by | August 13, 2018 | 19:14

However, the meteors can appear anywhere in the sky. "The Perseids have been observed for around 2000 years, and are the result of Earth passing through a cloud of dust left behind Comet Swift-Tuttle". If you want to be a serious citizen scientist, you can report your meteor counts and statistics to the International Meteor Organization (based in Belgium), which will compile the observational records every year.

by | August 10, 2018 | 13:30

According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center , the center of the storm was located about 470 miles east-southeast of Hilo, or about 665 miles east-southeast of Honolulu. Hawaii County officials are urging residents to secure loose items and be prepared for changing conditions. It was moving northwest at 8 miles per hour (13 kph).

by | August 03, 2018 | 18:13

They said the average cost of a new automobile is $35,000 and attributed part of that to increasing fuel standards. Under the current standards, set in a deal with automakers in 2012 , cars were supposed to get significantly cleaner between 2022 and 2025, ending up at an average of around 54 miles per gallon and saving drivers gas costs and cutting pollution.

by | August 03, 2018 | 16:24

Congress ultimately boosted NASA's overall budget for the fiscal year that began on October 1 to almost $20.7 billion, part of a defense spending binge that also benefited nondefense projects. "Safely and reliably flying commercial crew missions for NASA remains the highest priority for SpaceX", said Benji Reed, Director of Crew Mission Management at SpaceX .

by | July 26, 2018 | 20:14

Trump named Wheeler, then the environmental agency's deputy administrator, as acting head after Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned this month amid unrelenting ethics scandals. However, California and environmentalists have previously criticized that analysis. Although the state initially used that power to regulate smog-causing pollutants, it has become a key weapon in the state's fight against climate change.

by | July 25, 2018 | 21:02

Any one of the individual storm cells could grow strong enough to produce some very gusty winds and perhaps some small hail. Rain looks moderate to light across the city and it should arrive anytime after 3pm. Sunday high temperatures will be in the lower 90s. Just like the last few days, it won't rain the entire day and night and in fact much of the time may remain dry.

by | July 24, 2018 | 22:12

The entire celestial event will last more than six hours, according to NASA . The lunar eclipse will begin about 3.15 am (AEST) Saturday, July 28. Dr Gregory Brown, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: "We miss a section of the eclipse due to the moon being below our horizon when it starts".

by | July 15, 2018 | 10:12

Peter Strzok's 10-hour showdown with congressional lawmakers, a made-for-TV spectacle that featured far more drama than substance, was an airing of the deep partisan divide surrounding the special counsel's investigation into whether associates of Donald Trump conspired with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

by | July 11, 2018 | 08:42

Thank you for signing up for the Sunrise Newsletter. Tropical Storm Beryl disintegrated after rushing over Dominica and into the eastern Caribbean overnight. Additional strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, and Chris is forecast to become a hurricane later tonight or Tuesday morning.

by | July 06, 2018 | 03:32

The storm however is not forecast to become anything more than an extremely weak tropical storm through the end of the weekend. Since small tropical cyclones like Beryl often have a tendency to strengthen quickly over a short period of time, continued intensification appears likely for the next day or so.

by | July 01, 2018 | 08:11

With only 99 senators now voting, the nominee can be approved by a 50-49 margin. The president originally said he was considering a list of 25 candidates. He added, "I think it's inappropriate to discuss". Asked about Barrett, he said, "She's an outstanding woman". Trump passed over Hardiman in favor of Neil Gorsuch , who has proven to be reliably conservative in his tenure so far and has been a key vote in numerous controversial 5-4 decisions, including the decision to uphold the ...

by | June 08, 2018 | 16:26

The Curiosity science team has also announced that it has found what are referred to as "organic molecules" in 3-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks near the surface. They thought mudstone rocks, formed from silt accumulated at the bottom of the ancient lake, might hold some clues and analyzed the powdered samples from Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument suite.

by | June 07, 2018 | 13:22

The plastic pollution can be beaten only when awareness is generated at a mass level, he said. While acknowledging that combating plastic waste is different for every country, the United Nations report suggested 10 universal steps that policymakers can follow, including use of more eco-friendly alternatives to plastics and the promotion of reusable products.

by | June 07, 2018 | 09:07

SES-12 is the latest satellite that SES has launched to that orbital position where it will operate under the authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. "We get a lot of performance from this vehicle", Martin Halliwell, chief technical officer of SES , said of the Falcon 9 . SpaceX estimates the Block 5's improved features will reduce launch costs from £45 million ($60 million) to £37 million ($50 million).

by | May 31, 2018 | 22:16

Politicians and industry leaders who announced the ambitious plan say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and, if successful, would be the first time an infected country has eliminated Mycoplasma bovis . "But industry has always, from the beginning of this, been committed to working with the government to eradicate, if the science said it was feasible", she says .

by | May 29, 2018 | 16:33

Mr Bean's wife Leslie remembered him as "the strongest and kindest man I ever knew", adding: "He was the love of my life and I miss him dearly". Other times, he wanted to discuss items in the description he was writing to go with a painting.