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by | September 12, 2018 | 04:54

According to the noon-time update from the NHC, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ), Florence now has sustained winds of almost 130 miles per hour and has no become what the agency considers "a major hurricane ".

by | September 11, 2018 | 13:25

In its 11 p.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said "a rapid phase of intensification" was expected to begin Sunday. Forecasters say the hurricane's strength is expected to fluctuate but it still will be a risky storm by the time it reaches the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday.

by | September 11, 2018 | 01:04

The National Hurricane Center has issued advisories for the Atlantic on Hurricane Florence , and two tropical storms, Helene and Isaac. Isaac was on a path that could take it to the Leeward or Windward islands, many of which are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria.

by | September 10, 2018 | 17:45

The Carolina coast needs to brace for impact Thursday and Friday. On North Carolina's Outer Banks, Dare County emergency officials warned that rough seas and strong rip currents are already creating risky conditions. Its maximum sustained winds are at 105 miles per hour (165 kmh). September 10 is the peak of hurricane season. In the Eastern Atlantic the disturbance east of the Cabo Verde Islands has strengthened into Tropical Storm Helene , the eighth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic ...

by | September 10, 2018 | 11:44

Hurricane Olivia , a storm with sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, is churning toward Hawaii and could affect the island chain as early as Tuesday evening. The storm's current motion is expected to continue with some slowing in forward speed through Monday. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds , conditions that make outside preparations hard or unsafe.

by | September 09, 2018 | 18:01

Florence was southeast of Bermuda , with tropical-storm strength winds of 70 miles per hour, up from 65 miles per hour earlier, the National Hurricane Center said in an 11 p.m. Dave Loewenthal of the National Weather Service's Wilmington office told the Wilmington Star Sunday that it could take another two days before experts know exactly where the storm will hit land .

by | September 06, 2018 | 21:14

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington , Sept. Other Democrats on the committee, though, stood behind Mr. Booker . Making a scene at a high-profile confirmation hearing can only boost his profile and improve his chances of one day winning the Democratic nomination.

by | September 06, 2018 | 19:07

The possible impact of those two storms is not yet known. "The widespread wind gusts for [Gordon] were a little bit higher than what we experienced previous year with [Hurricane] Nate, just because this system was still strengthening as it was coming in", said Cullen.

by | September 06, 2018 | 13:45

Republicans have released some but not all of the existing documents concerning Kavanaugh's two years as a lawyer in the White House Counsel's Office prior to become staff secretary. Nixon, the unanimous decision that limited the scope of presidential power by ordering then-President Richard Nixon to hand over tape recordings from his White House that ultimately led to his resignation.

by | September 06, 2018 | 03:34

Mueller III for an interview. Many reports claimed that Judge Kavanaugh thought the president was above the law. Lawyers who had argued cases in front of Kavanaugh recalled him as an active questioner from the bench, and a very well prepared jurist who would fit in on a Supreme Court whose justices are largely not shy in oral arguments with advocates.

by | September 05, 2018 | 17:40

The Yale law school graduate has spent 12 years on the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., where he's authored hundreds of opinions. Left-wing protesters heckled loudly throughout the hearings, held on Tuesday US time, and within an hour police had arrested over 20 demonstrators and ejected them from the committee room.

by | September 05, 2018 | 09:27

The National Hurricane Center predicted a "life-threatening" storm surge of 3 to 5 feet along parts of the central Gulf Coast. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... Heavy rainfall from Gordon likely will affect an area from the Louisiana coast through the Florida Panhandle and inland along the storm's track, according to the hurricane center.

by | September 05, 2018 | 06:01

A tropical storm dumped heavy rain on South Florida and the Florida Keys on Monday, prompting a hurricane watch along the storm's projected path in the central Gulf Coast. A voluntary evacuation order has been issued for Grand Isle, Louisiana and schools have also closed for September 4th in Grand Isle. This will mean some flooding possibilities for Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and the Mobile area.

by | September 03, 2018 | 23:00

Maximum sustained winds of the unnamed system have been clocked at 30 miles per hour (45 kph) and the system is moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour (24 kph). As much as 3 to 6 inches of rain is forecast across coastal MS and southeast Louisiana over the next few days, and higher amounts could occur, the weather service said in a news bulletin Monday morning.

by | September 02, 2018 | 23:13

The International Space Station , centre, passes in front of the Moon in its Earth orbit as photographed from Salgotarjan, Hungary. Officials and flight controllers were continuing to monitor the situation, and the crew and the flight controllers will search for any more possible leaks.

by | September 01, 2018 | 08:15

The eye of the hurricane is located about 940 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Hurricanes are rated according to intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. October 2 - Weakens to a tropical depression. At least one man is killed during the storm when he is struck by a tree in Marion County. It is expected turn toward the northwest and north through Friday night, when it will weaken, the CPHC said.

by | September 01, 2018 | 07:05

Forecasters expect the system will remain out at sea and will not threaten Florida. One-week rainfall forecast valid from Friday morning through next Friday morning. Florence would be the season's sixth named storm. Rain over the USVI and a storm forming near Africa. It's been a quiet hurricane season, and so far the threat of a major hurricane hitting Florida has been downgraded.

by | September 01, 2018 | 05:41

The makeshift repairs seem to have stabilized the situation, at least for now, officials said. The 0.08-inch-wide (2 millimeters) hole is in the orbital module, the upper portion of the spacecraft where the crew sits during flights to and from the space station.

by | September 01, 2018 | 04:10

The Trudeau government planned to sell the pipeline. The Canadian Federal Court of Appeals ruled the review of the US$9.3 billion expansion plan submitted by the National Energy Board was inadequate and energy officials had also failed to consult with members of the First Nations.

by | August 30, 2018 | 16:27

It was a notable catch for the newly elected leader, after several previous French presidents had been unable to persuade Hulot, a free-spirited activist, to join the government. So on Tuesday, he quit his post in dramatic fashion, dealing a blow to President Emmanuel Macron's green credentials. Since his election a few weeks earlier, Macron has put environmental issues at the centre of his claim for European Union leadership, along with eurozone integration, migration, and the digital ...

by | August 30, 2018 | 13:16

These appearance and public-safety numbers are both higher than the national average. "Senate Bill 10 creates a byzantine maze of court hearings that will ultimately result in greater pretrial incarceration, and at a minimum, new opportunities to incarcerate someone before he/she is determined to have actually committed a crime", says a statement from the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

by | August 29, 2018 | 04:15

Though McCain's death has sparked bipartisan mourning on Capitol Hill, where the 81-year-old senator was deeply respected by both parties, senators have yet to rally around the best way to remember him. In 2008, Marc Ambinder, writing for the Atlantic , asked Beatty whether it was true that McCain had voted for Kerry instead of the Republican incumbent.

by | August 24, 2018 | 05:01

After that, cooler waters and higher wind shear will likely force it to become post tropical. Ernesto is not expected to impact any land areas over through the weekend. The late summer and early fall is considered the better time-frame for tropical storms to develop. 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.

by | August 24, 2018 | 02:11

Torrential downpours from Hurricane Lane are soaking Hawaii's Big Island as the storm approaches the island. When it reaches those islands, projected to be Friday afternoon, the hurricane is expected to have weakened to Category 1 or 2, with sustained winds of 74 to 110 miles per hour.

by | August 23, 2018 | 17:02

Company officials at Rocky Mountain Power were still reviewing the Affordable Clean Energy rule on Tuesday, spokesman Spencer Hall said . The Obama-proposed Clean Power Plan , which ACE replaces, was a dramatic federal overreach with rules so restrictive that building a new coal-fired power plant would have been impossible and retrofitting an existing plant would have been prohibitively expensive.