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Crowdfunding campaign tied to Collins' vote on Kavanaugh surpasses $1 million Crowdfunding campaign tied to Collins' vote on Kavanaugh surpasses $1 million
- September 12, 2018

The unusual fundraising effort by Maine People's Alliance , Mainers for Accountable Leadership and activist Ady Barkan on the platform Crowdpac had raised more than $1 million by Tuesday - a not insignificant amount for a political race in the small state. (more...)
North Carolina Issues First-of-Kind State Evacuation Order Due to Hurricane North Carolina Issues First-of-Kind State Evacuation Order Due to Hurricane
- September 12, 2018

The storm is moving west-northwest at 17 mph and is 785 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. A satellite image shows Hurricane Florence looming in the Atlantic Ocean as the sun rises over the U.S. Virginia Tech sits at No. 13 in the nation after wins over Florida State and William and Mary. "This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast", it said early Wednesday . (more...)
'Monster' Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast
- September 12, 2018

On Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center issues storm surge warnings for the areas around the Outer Banks in North Carolina and the South Santee River in SC. "This storm is going to be a direct hit". North Carolina has roughly 2,100 industrial-scale pork farms containing more than 9 million hogs - typically housed in long metal sheds with grated floors created to allow the animals' urine and feces to fall through and flow into nearby open-air pits containing millions of ... (more...)
Hurricane Florence cancels IMG-St. John's national showdown Hurricane Florence cancels IMG-St. John's national showdown
- September 12, 2018

As of Tuesday morning, close to 1.5 million people were under evacuation orders in South Carolina , North Carolina , and Virginia . North Carolina High School Athletic Association Commissioner Que Tucker issued a statement that said , per state policy, that the regular season schedule is governed by the member schools and conferences, but added that "Every decision should be made with the safety of all participants in mind". (more...)
SpaceX Launches New Communications Satellite, Sticks Rocket Landing
- September 12, 2018

The rocket blasted off from Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base at approximately 12:55 E.T. The name of that drone ship is " Of Course I Still Love You ", because of course it is. The satellite will operate from 138 degrees east in GEO, replacing the existing Telstar 18. The record was set by its companion Telstar 19 satellite, which weighed in at 15,600 pounds and which launched in late July aboard a different SpaceX Falcon 9. (more...)
Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence
- September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence is plowing toward the East Coast as a Category 4 storm with a 500-mile wing span, forcing dire warnings and mandatory evacuations - including the entire coastline of SC and parts of Virginia and North Carolina . In Holden Beach, North Carolina, in the storm's path, longtime residents were boarding up homes and securing possessions. "We are in the bull's-eye", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said at a news conference. (more...)
Major Hurricane Florence Barreling Towards The Carolinas Amidst A Busy Tropical Atlantic Major Hurricane Florence Barreling Towards The Carolinas Amidst A Busy Tropical Atlantic
- September 12, 2018

Over in the Pacific, this storm is still moving toward Hawaii, where tropical storm warnings and watches have been issued, the hurricane center said . The largest U.S. Marine Corps base on the East Coast, Camp Lejeune and its extensive beachfront northeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, lie within the NHC's forecast "cone" for possible landfall. (more...)
Ford to invoke Constitution's notwithstanding clause to override judge's city council decision Ford to invoke Constitution's notwithstanding clause to override judge's city council decision
- September 12, 2018

Ontario's use of the clause in relation to freedom of political expression is worrisome because it could open the door to "some bad places" such as limiting criticism of the government or the right to protest, Pal said. The clause can not be used on a number of other sections of the Charter, including those concerning democratic rights, mobility, and language rights. (more...)
'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane 'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane
- September 11, 2018

Since 1851, only 10 major hurricanes have done so, and the most recent was Fran in 1996, 22 years ago. On its current track, Florence is expected to slam the Carolinas and Virginia the hardest - and the three states issued emergency declarations to speed preparations. (more...)
Evacuations in North Carolina as hurricane Florence roars closer Evacuations in North Carolina as hurricane Florence roars closer
- September 11, 2018

The eight counties under evacuation are Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston , Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry. Eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 heading into Charleston and USA 501 heading into Myrtle Beach will be reversed when the order takes effect. (more...)
US stocks to watch as Hurricane Florence approaches US stocks to watch as Hurricane Florence approaches
- September 11, 2018

Isaac, previously a tropical storm, strengthened to become the fifth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, the NHC said. As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington encouraged its students to leave campus this week for a safer location. (more...)
Trains canceled, airlines waiving fees as East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence
- September 11, 2018

As of 5 a.m. ET Monday, Hurricane Florence's center was about 625 miles southeast of Bermuda and was moving west-northwest at a speed of 9 mph. Hurricane Florence is intensifying and expected to transform into a major hurricane as it barrels toward the southeastern US coast, where forecasters expect a life-threatening storm surge, major flooding and damaging winds this week. (more...)
Florence to grow into 'major hurricane' on path toward US East Coast Florence to grow into 'major hurricane' on path toward US East Coast
- September 11, 2018

On Monday, it quickly intensified to a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. "Let me be clear: North Carolina is taking Hurricane Florence seriously and you should too", Cooper said at a news conference. The hurricane center says "catastrophic" Category 4 storms generate sustained winds of at least 130 miles per hour. A Category 3 hurricane packs winds of between 111 and 129 miles per hour, the hurricane center said. (more...)
Remnants of 'Gordon' set to surge into the tri Remnants of 'Gordon' set to surge into the tri
- September 11, 2018

The hourly forecast for the day , as provided by Weather Underground, can be found here, and the 5-day forecast, also from Weather Underground, is below. Forecasts indicate a dry week ahead with cooler temperatures to start before gradually climbing into the mid-80s by week's end. A few showers are possible on Sunday too, but rain chances will be lower. (more...)
Zach Daniel provides update on potential Hurricane Florence impact in Virginia Zach Daniel provides update on potential Hurricane Florence impact in Virginia
- September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence has strengthened into a Category 4 storm with 130 miles per hour maximum-sustained winds as it swirls toward the U.S. East Coast. The storm became a hurricane Sunday morning. The US government has been criticized for its response to Maria in Puerto Rico, a US commonwealth in the Caribbean. (more...)
Satellites Track Category 5 Hurricane Lane As It Threatens Hawaii Satellites Track Category 5 Hurricane Lane As It Threatens Hawaii
- September 10, 2018

The storm is now southeast of the Hawaiian Islands and is expected to turn northwest and pass the south-southeastern part of the Big Island tonight (Aug. The National Weather Service says there are heavy bouts of rain on the east of the Big Island. Additionally, Dye reported that offshore buoys have started to detect high waves. (more...)
Who Drilled the Hole That Caused the ISS Air Leak? Who Drilled the Hole That Caused the ISS Air Leak?
- September 10, 2018

He has written hundreds of news and feature articles, annual reports, websites and blogs, as well as contributing to several books. Its cause, however, remains a mystery to officials. The Russian space agency, for their part, clearly believes their theory all the way enough to conduct an investigation. "Why would cosmonauts do it?" he asked. (more...)
Hurricane Hector returns to Category 4 as it nears Hawaii Hurricane Hector returns to Category 4 as it nears Hawaii
- September 10, 2018

Clouds and showers will favor windward and Mauka areas today, then shift over to the interior and leeward locations each afternoon starting Saturday. Olivia is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 miles per hour, and is expected to keep on this path until it makes a gradual turn toward the west is expected Saturday night or Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said. (more...)
Florence Expected To Be Category 4 Hurricane As It Nears Eastern Seaboard Florence Expected To Be Category 4 Hurricane As It Nears Eastern Seaboard
- September 10, 2018

The National Hurricane Center has high confidence that this system will strengthen rapidly Sunday and Monday, and approach the southeastern coast as a category 4 or 5 storm. The U.S. Navy is making preparations this weekend for its ships in the Hampton Roads area to leave port. State emergency management is working with counties across North Carolina along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state's Emergency Response Team to prepare. (more...)
Side of sea grass please: Scientists find omnivorous shark Side of sea grass please: Scientists find omnivorous shark
- September 09, 2018

However, the ecological implications of 4.9 million bonnethead sharks eating up on seagrass are not yet fully understood. She said she hopes the study "opens up the door for additional research " about seagrass communities and sharks in general. (more...)