• Hurricane Florence claims first victims as tree kills mum and baby
Hurricane Florence claims first victims as tree kills mum and baby

A gust of 105 miles per hour was recorded at Wilmington airport, surpassing the power of Hurricane Fran two decades ago. The National Hurricane Center said a gauge north of Wilmington in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, reported 1.92 metres of inundation.

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  • Florence grows into major hurricane as it approaches East Coast
Florence grows into major hurricane as it approaches East Coast

Rapidly intensifying hurricane expected to remain a category 4 storm until landfall along the Carolinas; Adam Klotz reports from the Fox Extreme Weather Center. No doubt evacuation orders will continue over the next few days for cities and town up and down the Coastline in those areas. However, the entire east coast is warned to be on high alert ...

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  • Florence regains hurricane strength as it aims towards the Carolinas
Florence regains hurricane strength as it aims towards the Carolinas

North Carolina's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the U.S. East Coast . "While we don't yet know what the path of this storm will be, it is never too early to prepare yourself, your family, and your home".

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon lashes south FL, warnings for central Gulf updated
Tropical Storm Gordon lashes south FL, warnings for central Gulf updated

Officials have issued a hurricane warning for a broad area stretching from the mouth of the MS to the Alabama-Florida border. Storm Gordon is now battering South Florida with powerful gusts and heavy rain and it is expected to reach hurricane strength before making landfall just east of Louisiana.

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  • Roe v. Wade has ‘been reaffirmed many times,’ Kavanaugh says
Roe v. Wade has ‘been reaffirmed many times,’ Kavanaugh says

In Meyer v. Nebraska, the Court struck down a Nebraska law that prohibited teaching foreign languages in public schools to young students, finding that it violated the right to liberty, which includes the right to "establish a home and bring up children".

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  • Countering FCC, Calif. Lawmakers Pass Net Neutrality Law
Countering FCC, Calif. Lawmakers Pass Net Neutrality Law

But the current FCC , led by Republican Chairman Ajit Pai, repealed those regulations in June , with Pai calling them "heavy-handed". Supporters of the legislation believe that if the California bill becomes law, other states may follow suit and pass their own net neutrality bills .

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  • Cotton Applauds Trump Administration’s Rollback of Obama Climate Rule
Cotton Applauds Trump Administration’s Rollback of Obama Climate Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled Tuesday the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE ), giving states broad authority to determine how to restrict their own emissions. The CPP required states to come up with plans to reduce carbon dioxide from existing power plants, aiming to cut emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

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  • Hurricane Lane Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm
Hurricane Lane Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm

The weather service said tropical-storm-force winds could begin as early as Wednesday afternoon or evening on the Big Island. Hurricane Lane now a strong Category 4 with an increasing chance of affecting Hawaii . " Tropical storm conditions are possible within the Hurricane Watch area beginning Thursday into Thursday night, with hurricane...

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  • Ailing young orca J-50 gets novel medical treatment at sea
Ailing young orca J-50 gets novel medical treatment at sea

Teams of whale experts are racing out to sea to help an ailing young killer whale spotted between the US and Canada . An ailing and emaciated orca named Scarlet may get food and antibiotics soon - if biologists can find her before it's too late.

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  • NASA set to launch Sun probe on Saturday
NASA set to launch Sun probe on Saturday

At that moment, NASA's Parker Solar Probe , the agency's historic mission to touch the Sun, will have its first opportunity to lift off. On Board facilities are a high-quality camera, so soon, scientists will enjoy interesting images. Guarding the spacecraft and its four instruments against temperatures, reaching 2,500 degrees, is a 4.5-inch th...

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  • LIFT OFF: Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success
LIFT OFF: Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success

The first pass by the sun, at a distance of about 15 million miles - three times closer than any previous spacecraft - is expected in November . "The spacecraft will provide unprecedented information about our sun, where changing conditions can spread out into the solar system to affect Earth and other worlds", explained Nasa in a statement.

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  • Hawaii's Big Island readies as Hurricane Hector approaches
Hawaii's Big Island readies as Hurricane Hector approaches

On Aug. 6 at 4:40 a.m. EDT (0840 UTC) NASA's Aqua satellite found coldest temperatures of strongest thunderstorms (yellow) in Tropical Storm John were as cold as or colder than. The center of Hector will pass about 200 miles south of the Big Island on Wednesday, according to the latest forecast from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolul...

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  • Red tide, algae kill Florida wildlife
Red tide, algae kill Florida wildlife

Scott directed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to "mobilize all available resources" to address impacts in Southwest Florida. Also this week, a manatee in distress from exposure to red tide in southwest Florida was taken to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation. But t...

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  • News Just now U.S. government proposes more lenient fuel economy targets
News Just now U.S. government proposes more lenient fuel economy targets

Soon after taking office, President Donald Trump called for a rollback, urging "common sense changes" if the mileage requirements threatened auto industry jobs. and get more clean and safe cars on the road", EPA assistant administrator Bill Wehrum said. The proposal outlined Thursday would eliminate the sharp increase in fuel-economy requiremen...

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  • Explained: The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century
Explained: The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century

Partial eclipse , where the moon will be partly covered, will last for 3 hours and 54 minutes. The main event will include both the longest total eclipse of the moon for a century but also put Mars the closest it will be to Earth for the next 270 years, a double treat for anyone looking at the sky.

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  • Apollo astronaut: Colonization is ‘certainly feasible’ on the moon
Apollo astronaut: Colonization is ‘certainly feasible’ on the moon

Nearly 50 years ago, NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Consisting of over 2,000 items, the collection will go on sale in a series of three auctions with the first in November 2018 and another two in May and November 2019, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said...

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

And these new moons point to a violent and destructive past. Two of them go round in a prograde motion, in the same direction to Jupiter's spin. Valetudo might be a shattered remnant of one such prograde collider. To get the clearest, crispest, most sweeping views from Earth, it helps to get far, far away from other man-made creations, such...

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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

Justice Kennedy, who turns 82 in July and is the second-oldest justice on the nine-member court, has become one of the most consequential U.S. jurists since joining the court in 1988 as an appointee of Republican President Ronald Reagan. The party's long-term strategy to focus on the Supreme Court - highlighted by an audacious decision not to all...

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  • Cleanup of oil from derailment in Iowa begins
Cleanup of oil from derailment in Iowa begins

More than 30 tanker cars have derailed in northwestern Iowa and at least some are leaking crude oil into a nearby river. The nearby Little Rock River rose rapidly after heavy rain Wednesday and Thursday. The train derailed early Friday near Doon, north of Sioux City. The train was carrying tar sands oil from Canada to Oklahoma for ConocoPhillips....

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  • SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket lands $130 million military launch contract
SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket lands $130 million military launch contract

The military also awarded SpaceX a launch service contract amounting to $130 million. At the time, Musk claimed that an average ULA launch cost $225 million while SpaceX could do the job for less than $100 million. As reported by the Inquisitr , the Falcon Heavy is 230 feet tall and 40 feet wide, and its first stage basically incorporates ...

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  • Subtropical Depression Alberto bringing plenty of rain to the Carolinas
Subtropical Depression Alberto bringing plenty of rain to the Carolinas

And through the end of the work week, that daytime heating is what we'll go back to relying on to get our afternoon sea breeze storms flaring up. Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to remain well west of North Carolina, but the storm is helping to steer heavy rain to the Triangle on Memorial Day.

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  • Uber strikes out confidentiality deal for s3xual assault victims
Uber strikes out confidentiality deal for s3xual assault victims

Giving victims of sexual assault or perceived sexual harassment more options sends an important message that Uber is taking the issue more seriously, said Kristen Houser, a spokeswoman for Raliance , a coalition of groups working with Uber to prevent sexual abuse on its service.

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  • Google might have just made Google Duplex less creepy
Google might have just made Google Duplex less creepy

Whether you're a fan of Amazon's Alexa , Apple's Siri or the Google Assistant , it's hard to ignore the rise of the AI voice helper. However, allowing native integration support for third-party developers with Google will make it easier for you to give voice commands.

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  • NASA announces 'Mars Helicopter' will be taken to red planet in 2020
NASA announces 'Mars Helicopter' will be taken to red planet in 2020

What started as a technology development project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in August 2013, has become The Mars Helicopter , a small, autonomous rotorcraft which will travel with the agency's Mars 2020 rover mission, now scheduled to launch in July 2020 and be the first heavier-than-air craft on another world.

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  • Resolved: Google's phone-call-making AI must identify itself
Resolved: Google's phone-call-making AI must identify itself

In the near future, Google Assistant will be able to make calls for you, eliminating the need to deal with pesky humans ever again. According to a deep dive on Duplex published on Google's AI blog, in testing the system is handing off to human operators when conversations become too complex for it to handle on its own - though Google says it ...

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