• These History-Making Photos Of Rovers Landing On An Asteroid Are Stunning
These History-Making Photos Of Rovers Landing On An Asteroid Are Stunning

The Japanese space agency JAXA has successfully landed two space rovers on a far-flung asteroid in the deep void of space. One of the pictures was captured right after separation of the rover from the spacecraft. It differs from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission which landed on a comet in 2016, as that probe was only online briefly and ...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk speeds up as it moves west across the Atlantic
Tropical Storm Kirk speeds up as it moves west across the Atlantic

A westward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to continue through tonight. Leslie, which has 40 mph winds, has changed little in strength over the past 24 hours, according to the NHC in its 5 a.m. But forecasters said Kirk could degenerate into a trough of low pressure as it moves quickly across the tropical central Atlantic over the...

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  • Japan successfully lands robot rovers on an asteroid’s surface
Japan successfully lands robot rovers on an asteroid’s surface

Taking advantage of the asteroid's low gravity, the rovers will jump around on the surface - soaring as high as 15 metres and staying in the air for as long as 15 minutes - to survey the asteroid's physical features. A series of specially designed cameras - four on the first rover and three on the second - will take stereo images of the asteroid's ...

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  • 44 dead as Florence-weary Carolinas face more flooding and rising rivers
44 dead as Florence-weary Carolinas face more flooding and rising rivers

Sprayberry said the state's eastern counties are continuing to see major flooding , including certain locations along the Black, Lumber, Neuse and Cape Fear rivers. An economic research firm estimated that Hurricane Florence has caused around $44 billion in damage and lost output, which would make it one of the top 10 costliest US hurricanes.

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  • Over 62,000 still without power in the Carolinas after Florence
Over 62,000 still without power in the Carolinas after Florence

To those who lost loved ones, Trump said, "America grieves with you. we're with you all the way". President Donad Trump's caravan left Cherry Point air station at 11:20 Am and traveled 20 miles to New Bern, with miles of traffic stopped in the eastbound lane, with s.cores of drivers leaving their cars to view and wave.

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  • Florence Continues to Punish the Carolinas a Week After Landfall
Florence Continues to Punish the Carolinas a Week After Landfall

Some 2,600 people had been rescued by boat or helicopter in North Carolina alone since the storm made landfall, and about 10,000 people remain in shelters, according to state officials. Disaster Recover Office Program Management director Jeffrey Sanderson wrote in a letter to McMaster. North Carolina's Cape Fear River is expected to crest at ...

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  • Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face
Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face

He has been criticized for his handling of Hurricane Maria, which devastate Puerto Rico a year ago, and more recently for disputing the official death toll of 3,000. An abandoned car's hazard lights continue to flash as it sits submerged in a rising flood waters during pre-dawn hours after Hurricane Florence struck in Wilmington , N.C., on Septemb...

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  • Death toll rises to 13 as Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc
Death toll rises to 13 as Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc

A third person, a woman, died in Hampstead, NC, in Pender County. With flood waters advancing rapidly in many communities, around 50 stranded people had been airlifted out by helicopter in North Carolina, said Petty Officer Michael Himes of the US Coast Guard.

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  • Storm Florence: The impact in numbers
Storm Florence: The impact in numbers

Forecasters predicted severe flooding for parts of southeastern North Carolina and northeastern SC starting Sunday. "This is a monumental disaster for our state". "It's worrying to watch the water slowly rising", said Denise Harper, a resident of Grifton, another small North Carolina town threatened by rising water in a nearby creek and the Neuse R...

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  • Philippine miners dead in typhoon-triggered landslides
Philippine miners dead in typhoon-triggered landslides

Most shops and public services have been closed. The South China Morning Post said Hong Kong's hospitals had to use backup power due to outages caused by the storm. The Hainan provincial tourist department has ordered all scenic areas, schools and outdoor businesses to close on Sunday and Monday morning. The victims had sought refuge in a c...

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  • Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Fayetteville city officials, meanwhile, got help from the Nebraska Task Force One search and rescue team to evacuate 140 residents of an assisted-living facility to a safer location at a church. The county had been conducting water rescues since Thursday, Parker said. The problem was water, and lots of it, in Wilmington . About 12,000 customer...

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  • Florence plows inland, leaving 5 dead, states flooded
Florence plows inland, leaving 5 dead, states flooded

Storm surges - the bulge of ocean water pushed ashore by the hurricane - were as high as 10 feet. "I couldn't even imagine", he said. More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire.

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  • Clashing with Trump, California governor says to launch climate satellite
Clashing with Trump, California governor says to launch climate satellite

Trump said the global agreement was unfair to the United States and would hurt the economy. The mayor of Paris and other top officials who were instrumental in securing the 2015 U.N. "With Governor Brown's order, California establishes the most ambitious carbon neutrality commitment of any major economic jurisdiction in the world - of more than 2...

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

About 756,000 homes and businesses were without power on Sunday in North and SC and surrounding states, down from a peak of almost 1 million.Five people were arrested for breaking into a Dollar General Store, said the police department in Wilmington, which has imposed a nighttime curfew.

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  • Hurricane Helene could bring severe weather to the United Kingdom next week
Hurricane Helene could bring severe weather to the United Kingdom next week

The storm is moving at 17 miles per hour to the west and has 60 miles per hour winds. In addition to wind impacts, there's going to be a unsafe storm surge ("wall of water" that arrives) and then persistent rainfall. Kitts and Nevis. Some slight strengthening is possible during the next couple of days. The Portuguese weather service said th...

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  • These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely unsafe
These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely unsafe

It could potentially become the "Harvey of the East Coast". However, with the Florence making landfall in the the Carolinas, it is expected to cause prices to increase and fluctuate. "So this is not just going to be a coastal threat". In a statement, NC State said it worked with officials from West Virginia University, the ACC and emergen...

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  • Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence
Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence

The effects of Hurricane Florence have already arrived on the East Coast of the U.S., where massive floods have already begun and as much asthe National Hurricane Center forecasts 40 inches of rain and 11 feet of flooding from the storm surge .

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  • Watch a livestream of Hurricane Florence bearing down on North Carolina
Watch a livestream of Hurricane Florence bearing down on North Carolina

NASA via AP In this September 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the US east coast as seen from the International Space Station. Today the threat becomes a reality, " he said. Hurricane Florence has decreased in speed and is now a Category 2 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center ...

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  • Ted Cruz Bashes 'Harassment' of Sen. Collins' Kavanaugh Vote
Ted Cruz Bashes 'Harassment' of Sen. Collins' Kavanaugh Vote

Here's the catch: money pledged to the effort will be refunded if Collins votes against Kanavaugh. Sen. Orrin Hatch , R-Utah, came to Collins' defense on Wednesday, tweeting through his office account that "every Democrat should be condemning these antics in ME - attempting to bribe Senator Collins to vote against Judge Kavanaugh and threatening...

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  • 'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days
'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days

The storm is also expected to trigger "life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding & significant river flooding over portions of the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states from late this week into early next week", forecasters wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

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

As of 5 p.m. ET Monday, the center of Florence was located about 1,170 miles from Cape Fear, North Carolina, and was moving to the west-northwest at 13 mph. The office forecasts for the western Carolinas including Charlotte. McMaster also said in a news conference on Monday that officials will reverse the lanes on four big roads going away from t...

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  • Gov. McMaster declares state of emergency ahead of storm arrival
Gov. McMaster declares state of emergency ahead of storm arrival

East Coast. The governor held a press conference Sunday afternoon alongside state emergency response officials to update the state on the potential impacts Hurricane Florence can have on SC. "I'm telling them to go inland, but I'm anxious about the rain and tornadoes too", Roberts said. The hurricane center said it was still too early to predic...

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  • NASA reveals ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence pictures from space
NASA reveals ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence pictures from space

The storm weakened slightly and has 130 miles per hour winds, but it is still a major Category 4 hurricane, according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. "It's not just the coast", Mr Graham said . We here in North Carolina are bracing for a hard hit. "They cancelled school for the rest of the week here, so we'll probably head out late...

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  • Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast
Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

The governor's office said the order was meant to mobilize resources in preparation for the storm. The biggest threats include flooding and damaging winds. Forecasters predicted it would become a unsafe Category 4 storm before a possible landfall Friday. Last week Florence was a Category 4 hurricane before it weakened to a tropical storm, then ...

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  • Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast
Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast

The Miami-based center defines a major hurricane as one with wind speed greater than 110 miles per hour. The US-based National Hurricane Centre said: “Florence is forecast to rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday, and is expected to remain an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday.

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  • Kavanaugh Denies Calling Roe v. Wade Unsettled in 2003 Email
Kavanaugh Denies Calling Roe v. Wade Unsettled in 2003 Email

Kavanaugh said he was referring not to his own views but to the "views of legal scholars". He says, "the signs and signals are plain". "We see on an all-too-common basis that racism still exists in the United States of America", Kavanaugh said.

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  • Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing
Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing

The West Virginia Democrat, who is facing a tough re-election fight in November, was spotted at Kavanaugh's hearing earlier on Wednesday, even though he does not serve on the judiciary committee where it is being held. Kavanaugh said he had known nothing about the allegations until they were disclosed previous year. We were especially troubled to...

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  • Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida
Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida

A tropical storm warning was also in effect from the Okaloosa-Walton County border west to Morgan City, Louisiana. A hurricane warning was raised late Monday morning for the area between the mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida border.

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  • California Net Neutrality Bill Passes Legislature
California Net Neutrality Bill Passes Legislature

Now it heads to the governor's desk, where Jerry Brown has until the end of September to sign it into law. The California lawmakers are seeking to bar internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast from blocking or slowing down the transmission of web traffic to the state's broadband customers.

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  • Small air leak detected aboard International Space Station
Small air leak detected aboard International Space Station

Astronauts scrambled on Thursday to patch a tiny hole in a Russian capsule that was allowing air to leak from the International Space Station. The leak - possibly caused by a micro-meteorite strike - was detected on Wednesday night, resulting in a small loss of cabin pressure.

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