• Florence to become major hurricane by Monday
Florence to become major hurricane by Monday

As Florence gathered strength far out in the Atlantic, Wall Street was trying to pick winners and losers from any havoc it might cause. As of 5 p.m., hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the storm's center, while tropical storm-force winds extend out 150 miles.

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  • Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at U.S. Southeast
Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at U.S. Southeast

Helene's expected to turn north well ahead of threatening the U.S. East Coast . The storm was expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents along the US east coast this weekend. It is expected to approach the Hawaiian Islands as a tropical storm by early next week, becoming the third tropical weather system to affect the islands t...

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  • STORM ALERT | Areas of heavy rain develop through Saturday
STORM ALERT | Areas of heavy rain develop through Saturday

EARLIER: A Flash Flood Warning is in effect through 11:00 a.m. this Friday morning due to rains that have accumulated 2-3 inches in just a short period of time. In addition to widespread heavier rainfall locally, excessive rain to our north has resulted in higher river levels. The track and timing of the low at this time suggests rather high rai...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh on Mueller's Russian Federation investigation Kamala Harris
Brett Kavanaugh on Mueller's Russian Federation investigation Kamala Harris

After a question about Roe , Harris asked, "As a factual matter, can five Supreme Court Justices overturn any precedent at any time if a case comes before them on that issue?" The left has questioned Kavanaugh's views on abortion and whether he'd protect a woman's right to choose as part of their campaign to block his nomination to the highe...

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  • INTERNATIONAL - California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law
INTERNATIONAL - California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law

The bill needs only Senate concurrence, or agreement with Assembly revisions, before heading to Brown's desk too - but that must happen by midnight on August 31, the final day of the legislative session. California's state Assembly is attempting to turn back time on net neutrality by voting yesterday to approve a controversial bill that brings th...

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  • Federal Court of Appeal quashes of approval of Trans Mountain
Federal Court of Appeal quashes of approval of Trans Mountain

A demonstrator holds a flag with an image of Earth during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on June 2. The Squamish Nation welcomed the ruling in favour of Indigenous rights. One of the key reasons the courts have quashed the government's approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project i...

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  • Tropical Storm Miriam Forecast to Miss Hawai'i
Tropical Storm Miriam Forecast to Miss Hawai'i

Tropical Storm Norman has formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean and forecasters say it could become a hurricane on Wednesday. Tropical Storm BonnieMay 28, 2016 - Tropical Storm Bonnie develops about 120 miles southeast of South Carolina.May 29, 2016 - Downgraded to a tropical depression before making landfall near Charleston, South Carolina.

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  • NASA discovers leak on International Space Station
NASA discovers leak on International Space Station

NASA said that flight controllers in Houston and Moscow spotted "a minute pressure leak" around 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday. NASA's Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) successfully located a small leak of ammonia from the space station's coolant loop in September 2017.

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  • Search for missing illegal fishers in the Daintree
Search for missing illegal fishers in the Daintree

While numerous boats attempt the journey, it was the first successful "people-smuggling venture in 1,400 days", Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said on Monday. Asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat are either turned back or sent to remote Pacific camps where conditions have been widely criticised.

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  • New Australian PM selects cabinet, foreign affairs minister resigns
New Australian PM selects cabinet, foreign affairs minister resigns

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has restored Peter Dutton to his first cabinet, moving quickly to heal wounds from the Liberal Party's civil war. The new Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, attends a swearing-in ceremony in Canberra on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Dutton will return to Home Affairs, but his former super-portfolio will b...

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  • Updated 1:15 pm: Hurricane watch posted for Maui County
Updated 1:15 pm: Hurricane watch posted for Maui County

Six people died as a result of the storm , and more than 100 were injured, according to a CPHC report on the 1992 hurricane season . "Lane is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches over the Hawaiian Islands", the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said.

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  • Hurricane Lane strengthens to Cat 5 as it heads toward Hawaii: NHC
Hurricane Lane strengthens to Cat 5 as it heads toward Hawaii: NHC

But "Lane is forecast to remain a unsafe hurricane as it draws closer to the Hawaiian Islands", the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, based in Honolulu, said. Rainfall accumulations are expected to be around 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts, he said. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the...

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  • EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant rule
EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant rule

The EPA's proposal is open for a public comment period, with a final rule expected later this year. Environmental groups were quick to criticize the move. "Today's proposal provides the states and regulated community the certainty they need to continue environmental progress while fulfilling President Trump's goal of energy dominance".

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  • Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance
Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance

Sanders said Trump is also reviewing the clearances of James Clapper , James Comey , Michael Hayden , Sally Yates, Susan Rice , Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok , Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr . Asked about Ohr's security clearance, Trump said: "I suspect I'll be taking it away very quickly". Brennan accused Trump of committing treason, which Tucker ...

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  • NASA, ULA launch Parker Solar Probe on historic journey to touch sun
NASA, ULA launch Parker Solar Probe on historic journey to touch sun

Of her work, she said: "The most satisfying thing about being a scientist is that you are always trying to discover something new, and every now and then, you actually succeed in this". "That lovely atmosphere that we saw during the total solar eclipse past year is about 300 times hotter than the surface of the sun, and that just doesn't make any...

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  • Antibiotic delivered to wild killer whale in international rescue operation
Antibiotic delivered to wild killer whale in international rescue operation

Whale experts have been increasingly anxious about J50 after a researcher last month noticed an odor on the orca's breath, a smell detected on other orcas that later died. 'You could see the shape of her skull through her blubber, ' said Dr Giles. "Obviously the connection they've formed with this calf is substantial and it's something that we d...

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  • What you need to know about NASA's mission to touch the sun
What you need to know about NASA's mission to touch the sun

NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither. And what powers the solar wind , the stream of charged particles that flows outward from the corona at speeds on the order of a million miles per hour? Giacolene says that advancements in technology will...

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  • Brad's Astro Extra: Best way to watch the Perseid meteor shower
Brad's Astro Extra: Best way to watch the Perseid meteor shower

Because the moon reaches its new phase on August 11 - it will be just an early waxing crescent - and the shower's peak is in the early hours of August 13, the moonlight "shouldn't cause us any problems at all", said Chris Vessey, co-founder of Sidewalk Astronomers of Charlottetown .

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  • Subtropical Storm Debby forms in the Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Debby forms in the Atlantic

Cloud top temperatures that cold indicate strong storms that have the capability to create heavy rain . Tropical Storm John has strengthened into a hurricane in the Pacific off Mexico's western coast, though forecasters say it poses no immediate threat to land.

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  • Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX
Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX

It will now attempt to land on the Of Course I Still Love You barge - if successful, the company will most likely be planning for its third launch. But Tuesday's launch of an Indonesian communications satellite was the first to re-fly an upgraded Falcon 9, known as Block 5 , that is created to launch 10 or more times.

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  • NASA announces astronauts for first commercial spaceflights from U.S.
NASA announces astronauts for first commercial spaceflights from U.S.

The program's core goals are to get an American-made ships able reach the International Space Station (ISS), plus reduce or eliminate USA reliance on Russia's ever-more-expensive Soyuz spaceships to get there. NASA picked Crew Dragon and Starliner to replace the space shuttle for ISS transportation back in 2014. The Boeing and SpaceX crewed t...

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  • Trump EPA Rolls Back Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards
Trump EPA Rolls Back Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards

Those standards target a doubling of the fuel economy standards to 50 miles per gallon . At the moment, the state standard and the national one are the same-but if they diverged, automakers could end up making multiple versions of each auto to sell in different parts of the U.S.

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  • NASA announces new astronaut class
NASA announces new astronaut class

Today, NASA moved another inch closer. "For the first time since 2011, we are on the brink of launching American astronauts on American rockets from American soil", said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the event attended by several members of Congress and other NASA and industry officials.

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  • Dolphin-whale hybrid spotted near Hawaii
Dolphin-whale hybrid spotted near Hawaii

Whales and dolphins both belong to the same taxonomic order, and are closely enough related that offspring between them can be fertile and have been recorded although they are extremely rare. "And to know she has cousins out there in the ocean is an awesome thing to know". "It increases their ability to understand not only how species are using t...

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  • Nigeria witnesses longest lunar eclipse of the century
Nigeria witnesses longest lunar eclipse of the century

The moon will also be at the farthest point on its orbit from Earth , making its movement across the sky slower from our perspective, thus spending longer in the dark. "The moon is not always in flawless alignment with the sun and the Earth, so that is why we do not get a lunar eclipse every lunar cycle", Brad Tucker, an astronomer with the Austra...

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  • Blood Moon 2018: How to view the total lunar eclipse in Australia
Blood Moon 2018: How to view the total lunar eclipse in Australia

We'll be treated to the cosmic display for nearly two hours; experts reckon the Blood Moon will last approximately one hour and 43 minutes in total. The moon will appear slightly smaller because it is farther from the Earth. For the second phase, as the moon continues on its orbit, there will be another partial lunar eclipse, which will be visi...

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  • Beryl Degenerates But Could Reform; Dominica Government Lifts State Of Emergency
Beryl Degenerates But Could Reform; Dominica Government Lifts State Of Emergency

As of 4 a.m. CDT Monday, Tropical Storm Chris was located about 200 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and was drifting south at 1 mph. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) to the north of the center. A tropical storm warning is up on Guadeloupe and Dominica, while a tropical storm watch has been issued ...

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  • Beryl becomes first named Atlantic hurricane of 2018
Beryl becomes first named Atlantic hurricane of 2018

No no watches or warning are now in effect for the U.S. Mainland, but Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the deep offshore waters. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles.

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  • Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA
Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA

Despite President Trump's promises that he defends the Renewable Fuel Standard, Pruitt acted repeatedly to undercut the biofuel law. Mr. Pruitt joins the ranks of former Trump administration officials forced to resign in disgrace, raising questions about why Mr.

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  • ACLU 'disappointed' in travel ban ruling; Trump calls it 'profound vindication'
ACLU 'disappointed' in travel ban ruling; Trump calls it 'profound vindication'

Hawaii court as standing for the proposition that the " President could establish a naval blockade to prevent illegal migrants from entering the United States ". The majority made a point of noting that the decision deals with the powers of the president under the law, not the soundness of the travel ban itself.

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