• Kavanaugh Cruises Toward Confirmation
Kavanaugh Cruises Toward Confirmation

In this case, that senator is Maine's Susan Collins , a centrist who is seen by many as something of a swing vote in highly partisan congressional fights, including the Kavanaugh nomination . She said the money campaign detracts from Ms. Collins' ability to make a judgment on the nomination based on his record, his testimony and other relevant fa...

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  • SpaceX Rocket Sends Up Canadian Satellite
SpaceX Rocket Sends Up Canadian Satellite

Unfortunately for us mere mortals watching it unfold at home, the video feed onboard the first stage cut out just as it landed. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the Telstar 18 Vantage communications satellite into orbit early Monday morning (Sept.

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  • Will Hurricane Florence hit Charlotte later this week?
Will Hurricane Florence hit Charlotte later this week?

With sustained winds howling at almost 130 miles per hour, Florence was upgraded by the National Hurricane Center in a noon update, as the tempest churned about 600 miles southeast of Bermuda . A third Atlantic storm, Hurricane Helene , is not expected to impact any land in the coming days as it moves north over open water. "Make your plans n...

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  • Major Hurricane Florence continues to barrel toward the Carolinas
Major Hurricane Florence continues to barrel toward the Carolinas

North Carolina , South Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency as a result of possible impacts from the storm. Florence, now a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to regain major hurricane status (Category 3 or higher) as it continues to track westward and enters a favorable environment for intensification early this week.

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  • Hurricane Florence Is Now a Category 3 Storm
Hurricane Florence Is Now a Category 3 Storm

SC coastal areas can expect tropical storm force winds by Thursday morning on the storm's latest track, according to John Quagliariello from the National Weather Service in Columbia. The storm is moving slowly towards the west at 9 miles per hour with winds of 65 miles per hour. At this statistical height of the Atlantic hurricane season , Fl...

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  • People flee U.S. coast as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas
People flee U.S. coast as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

The Center also warned that "Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday". Hurricane watches extend from Edisto Beach, South Carolina , northward to the North Carolina-Virginia border, including the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.

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  • Russian Federation probes sabotage on space station
Russian Federation probes sabotage on space station

The leak was discovered last Wednesday (29 August) evening when sensors aboard the ISS detected a slow loss of cabin air pressure. The discovery was alarming since Soyuz is the only option astronauts have of traveling back to earth, with the United States ending its space shuttle program back in 2011.

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  • Tropical Storm Florence takes aim at SC or Georgia coastline
Tropical Storm Florence takes aim at SC or Georgia coastline

The storm is expected to approach the south-east USA coast on Thursday. Late Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency . At least 67 named storms have passed within 200 nautical miles of where Florence has been travelling since 1851. Florence, now in the Atlantic about 1,500 miles from the coast and 765 miles from...

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  • Florence to rapidly intensify, target Southeast as major hurricane
Florence to rapidly intensify, target Southeast as major hurricane

The latest projection for the path of Tropical Storm Florence is centered on Wilmington, North Carolina , adding more urgency to the State of Emergency declared in the two Carolinas. Florence is projected to make landfall early Friday morning somewhere in the Carolinas, according to the latest reports from the National Hurricane Center .

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  • Gov. Cooper issues emergency orders in advance of storm to help farmers
Gov. Cooper issues emergency orders in advance of storm to help farmers

It's too early to tell if the storm will make landfall somewhere on the East Coast, or if it will turn harmlessly back to sea. Large uncertainty in model forecasts make it too soon to determine the location, magnitude and timing of the storm's impacts next week.

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  • Scientists identify first known 'vegetarian' shark
Scientists identify first known 'vegetarian' shark

The bonnethead shark , a diminutive species that reaches up to 3 feet in length, lives in the shallow sea grass meadows off both coasts of the Americas. But, as has been shown by autopsy, sometimes in the stomachs of these sharks have found up to 60% of plant foods. The researchers able to confirm that the bonnethead sharks possessed the enz...

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  • Senator Kamala Harris Stumped Brett Kavanaugh With a Question About Abortion
Senator Kamala Harris Stumped Brett Kavanaugh With a Question About Abortion

But he said he didn't see semi-automatic rifles as "unusual". Senate Democrats have suggested that Kavanaugh could be biased in favor of the President. Richard Blumenthal of CT to pledge to step aside from any Supreme Court cases dealing with Trump and Mueller's investigation. He cited historic cases, including the Brown v.

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  • Protesters interrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing for second day
Protesters interrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing for second day

The judge left unanswered questions over how he would handle investigations of the executive branch and whether he would recuse himself if cases involving Trump under special counsel Robert Mueller's probe end up at the court. Under George W Bush, he served as deputy White House counsel and, from 2003-06, as Mr Bush's staff secretary. "I don't ...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane watch to US Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane watch to US Gulf Coast

It has also issued a tropical storm watch for the New Orleans area and a flash flood watch for large parts of the Louisiana coast into the Houston area. As of 11 a.m. ET, Gordon had winds of 45 miles per hour and was moving to the west-northwest at 16 miles per hour. According to a press release from New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell, resid...

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  • Gordon dumps heavy rains, Hurricane Florence barrels toward Bermuda
Gordon dumps heavy rains, Hurricane Florence barrels toward Bermuda

The National Weather Service now has most of Santa Rosa County and parts of Okaloosa County listed under a flash flood warning. At 10:52 Eastern Standard Time, a tornado was confirmed over Galt City, Florida, near Milton, moving northwest at 35 miles per hour.

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  • Tropical storm: Gordon expected to hit MS with hurricane force
Tropical storm: Gordon expected to hit MS with hurricane force

Tropical Storm Gordon barreled on Tuesday toward the US Gulf Coast, where it was expected to become a hurricane and shake parts of the South with high winds and heavy rain, the National Hurricane Center said. The latest change in the warnings are Lafourche, Terrebonne and Assumption parishes have been dropped from the tropical storm warning. ...

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  • Gordon isn’t the only tropical storm in the Atlantic. Here’s what’s brewing
Gordon isn’t the only tropical storm in the Atlantic. Here’s what’s brewing

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm is expected to move away from the southwestern Florida coast and reach coastal MS and Louisiana by late Tuesday . Another seven floodgates and the Caernarvon Sector Gate were set to be closed Tuesday . Levee overtopping and breaches at these locations in 2005 led to devastating flooding from H...

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  • Bodies of 87 elephants found in Botswana after being poached for tusks
Bodies of 87 elephants found in Botswana after being poached for tusks

Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, in what is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. The wide variety of classification and age of the dead elephants indicated a "poaching frenzy" that "has been ongoing in the same area for a long time".

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  • Notley prepared to fight Ottawa's climate plan over pipeline stall
Notley prepared to fight Ottawa's climate plan over pipeline stall

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled against the expansion Thursday morning. She has trouble understanding the lengthy appeals and court challenges that have dogged the project for nearly two years, calling them a waste of resources. Alberta's current climate plan already includes a price on carbon of $30 per tonne. This plan increases the carbo...

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  • Leak repaired on International Space Station
Leak repaired on International Space Station

Gerst's actions make one thing abundantly clear: If there's a hole in your spaceship, a good rule of thumb when fixing it is to. well, use your thumb. The ISS' cabin pressure is now " holding steady " after ISS Expedition 56 crew members hunted down a breach in the spacecraft's hull. The leak - which NASA characterized as "tiny" in a mission upda...

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