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California wildfires: Death toll rises to 31 with 200 missing

California wildfires: Death toll rises to 31 with 200 missing

The deadliest wildfire to hit the state, according to U.S. authorities, with 31 dead and 228 people unaccounted for. He also announced that 228 people remain unaccounted for since the fire began...

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US judge blocks construction of $10-billion Keystone XL pipeline

US judge blocks construction of $10-billion Keystone XL pipeline

Trump, a Republican, said the project would lower consumer fuel prices, create jobs and reduce USA dependence on foreign oil. The Indigenous Environmental Network, River Alliance and Northern Plai...

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Delhi's air quality oscillating between 'poor' and 'very poor' categories: Authorities

Delhi's air quality oscillating between 'poor' and 'very poor' categories: Authorities

Experts have warned of severe spike in pollution levels after Diwali even if "partial toxic crackers" are burnt compared to previous year. The smog and dust will continue to hover around the atmos...

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Bolsonaro's economic guru urges quick Brazil pension reform

Bolsonaro's economic guru urges quick Brazil pension reform

Others said that Bolsonaro and President Donald Trump shared similar positions which would lead to a mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries. "His reckless plans to industrial...

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Hurricane Michael is a storm to watch in Atlantic Canada

Hurricane Michael is a storm to watch in Atlantic Canada

The clockwise churn of an area of high pressure centered over DE is what's keeping Michael on a more northerly path toward the Panhandle and away from South Florida, said AccuWeather senior hurricane ...

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SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom

SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom

West Coast. At the time, the launch was scheduled to occur from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean where SpaceX launched the now retired Falcon 1. The rocket will carry the Argentinian SOACOM 1A...

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Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic; three other disturbances tracked

Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic; three other disturbances tracked

Tropical Storm Kirk was located 425 miles SSW of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. Data supplied by the US National Hurricane Center suggest that the point of landfall will be near 13.1 N, 59.2 ...

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Roy Cooper: 'Today, the threat becomes reality' as Hurricane Florence approaches coast

Roy Cooper: 'Today, the threat becomes reality' as Hurricane Florence approaches coast

Hurricane-force winds were blowing 80 miles (130 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds reached up to 195 miles (315 kilometers) from the eye. "You could see storm surge as high a...

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South Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding

South Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding

Parts of the main north-south route on the East coast, Interstate 95, and the main road to Wilmington, Interstate 40, remain flooded and will likely be closed at least until almost the end of Septembe...

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3,2,1: SpaceX counts down to reveal mystery Moon traveler

3,2,1: SpaceX counts down to reveal mystery Moon traveler

Yusaku Maezawa talks about his plans to travel to the moon during a SpaceX press briefing on September 17, 2018. The company considered the would-be trip an "important step toward enabling ac...

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Local groups start relief drive for victims of Hurricane Florence

Local groups start relief drive for victims of Hurricane Florence

Although the storm is long gone, river flooding still poses a danger to the area. Officials closed the Little River Bridge to traffic after water levels went over its projected forecast of 34.4 fe...

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Hurricane Florence death toll: Four dead as 'BIBLICAL’ storm batters North Carolina

Hurricane Florence death toll: Four dead as 'BIBLICAL’ storm batters North Carolina

Among the Superfund sites most at risk from Florence is Horton Iron and Metal, a former shipbreaking operation and fertilizer manufacturing site in a low-lying floodplain along the Cape Fear River o...

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Carolina coast braces for 'Mike Tyson punch' from hurricane

Carolina coast braces for 'Mike Tyson punch' from hurricane

Florence had maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour) and was on a trajectory that showed its center most likely to strike the southern coast of North Carolina by Friday, the ...

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Storm Helene wind warning issued

Storm Helene wind warning issued

The hurricane is now moving north at around 20km/h, and was expected to slow down today, becoming a tropical storm. "Gradual weakening is forecast over the next couple of days, and Helene is expec...

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Florence causes N Carolina schools to cancel classes, events

Florence causes N Carolina schools to cancel classes, events

Horry County will have two four-lane reversals along US 501 - from S.C. 544 to USA 378, and between S.C. 22 and S.C. 576 near Marion County. North Carolina State, University of North Carolina and UNC-...

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Susan Collins: Leftists Are Trying To Bribe Me To Vote Against Kavanaugh

Susan Collins: Leftists Are Trying To Bribe Me To Vote Against Kavanaugh

With no clear path forward to derail Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, liberal activists in ME have resorted to questionable tactics to urge moderate, pro-choice Republican ...

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Hurricane Florence latest warning: ‘DISASTER IS AT THE DOORSTEP’ Evacuations continue

Hurricane Florence latest warning: ‘DISASTER IS AT THE DOORSTEP’ Evacuations continue

A Category 4 on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, Florence was 750km south-southeast of Bermuda and the centre of the hurricane was forecast to pass between Bermuda and the Baham...

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Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

Florence will likely strike the East Coast with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds and massive inland rainfall flooding. But authorities warn Florence has an enormous wind field as it zer...

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Norman reduced to a tropical storm

Norman reduced to a tropical storm

PDT update. 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. Tropical storms have a h...

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Local officials keep eye on Tropical Storm Florence

Local officials keep eye on Tropical Storm Florence

To activate the transportation waiver, Gov. Cooper also signed Executive Order No. 51, declaring a State of Emergency for the State of North Carolina on Friday. The weakening nudged the storm on m...

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Tropical Storm Gordon lashes south Florida and heads toward Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Gordon lashes south Florida and heads toward Gulf Coast

The National Hurricane Center said Gordon's tight core was about 75 miles (125 kilometres) southeast of Biloxi, Mississippi, or about 70 miles (115 kilometres) south of Mobile, Alabama, where heavy ...

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Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question

Supreme Court. One woman was led out shouting, " Sham president, sham justice ". Their pleas were rejected by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). And that means he's been as...

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Chaos at start of Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Chaos at start of Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Republican Sen John Cornyn of Texas complained the hearing was being overtaken by "mob rule" His colleague Orrin Hatch from Utah demanded that a "loudmouth" protester who was drowning out his remarks ...

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Florence becomes 1st major hurricane of Atlantic season

Florence becomes 1st major hurricane of Atlantic season

The National Weather Service in Mobile cautioned that the Styx River near Elsanor, Alabama, could reach moderate, and possibly major, flood stage later Wednesday. A storm surge covered barrier islands...

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Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

Both tropical storms Debby and Ernesto formed well off-shore in early August, only affecting trade routes located within the north Atlantic. We are not anticipating any impacts for us, or the USA, but...

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Subtropical storm forms way out in Atlantic

Subtropical storm forms way out in Atlantic

Further intensification is likely over the next few days as Lane encounters a conducive large-scale environment consisting of low shear and fairly warm waters. Subtropical Storm Ernesto grew out of wh...

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Bevin defends Trump Administration's roll back of Obama's Clean Power Plan

Bevin defends Trump Administration's roll back of Obama's Clean Power Plan

Tuesday's EPA announcement opens a 60 day public-comment period before finalization. In talking points obtained by E&E News , the administration says the EPA's own analysis shows "the proposal ...

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Turnbull holds off Dutton challenge - for now - by 48-35

Turnbull holds off Dutton challenge - for now - by 48-35

Treasurer Scott Morrison insisted the leadership was "not an issue" and said Mr Dutton had told him in Question Time that his position had not changed and he was "fully supporting" Mr Turnbull. The un...

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Turnbull survives leadership contest but battle far from over

Turnbull survives leadership contest but battle far from over

Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne said earlier Mr Dutton had told him the prime minister has his absolute support. Would you prefer the Government to be led by another leader, or is Malcolm Turnbul...

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Local nutritionist reacts to report of weed killer in breakfast foods

Local nutritionist reacts to report of weed killer in breakfast foods

The study says that the herbicide was even found in a few organic products. While five of these contained glyphosate, none were above the group's health benchmark of 160 ppb. The World Health Organiza...

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Perseid meteor shower lights up the sky with spectacular displays

Perseid meteor shower lights up the sky with spectacular displays

Here is our guide to the must-see meteor showers of 2018 - including the spectacular Perseids shower which was at its peak overnight - as well as where and how to see them. Patience is key. It can t...

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Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower

Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower

With a "new moon" in place , the sky will extra dark for the astrological show. There's no need to worry about meteors raining down on you, though, as Sky and Telescope says the bright streaks ...

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SpaceX's Cargo Dragon is Back on Earth

SpaceX's Cargo Dragon is Back on Earth

Boeing's first test mission will send astronauts Eric Boe , Nicole Aunapu Mann , and Chris Ferguson aloft. USA astronauts now take Russian capsules to the space station, with NASA paying as muc...

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Trump Administration Looks To Roll Back Mileage Standards

In the draft proposal published today by the EPA and the Transportation Department, the Trump administration says that the amendments are being made because current standards are "no longer approp...

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Trump admin has plan to end California’s emissions standards power

Trump admin has plan to end California’s emissions standards power

California was also one of the states to publicly distance themselves from Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate agreement. And a long legal fight between the state and federal governments c...

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