• 'Uninvited brute': 3 dead as Florence drenches the Carolinas
'Uninvited brute': 3 dead as Florence drenches the Carolinas

Marson said they'd lost power and the winds were howling outside, but they had enough food and water to last them for days. Rain and surging seas inundated coastal areas. The Miami-based center says the center of the eye moved ashore with top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, making Florence a Category 1 hurricane in terms of wind intensity.

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  • Prepare for ‘a strong hit’ from hurricane on SC, governor urges
Prepare for ‘a strong hit’ from hurricane on SC, governor urges

To the west, a tropical disturbance has developed over the northwest Caribbean Sea. Isaac is a small hurricane and its strongest winds extend out from the centre for only about 10 miles. Other areas along the East coast will likely be affected by winds and flooding. North Carolina has only been hit by around a dozen less severe Category 3 storms ...

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  • Florence approaches US, set to become 'extremely dangerous' storm
Florence approaches US, set to become 'extremely dangerous' storm

The Miami-based center said Florence is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday. The current forecast track brings Florence on approach to the southeast USA coast on Thursday as a major and powerful hurricane. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division tweeted Sunday that officials there are "preparing for the possibility of a large-sca...

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  • Governor Edwards Declares State Of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon
Governor Edwards Declares State Of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon

A hurricane watch was issued from the mouth of the Pearl River, in Mississippi, to the Alabama-Florida border, the NHC said, and a storm surge warning was issued from Shell Beach, Louisiana to the Mississippi-Alabama border, the NHC said.

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  • California lawyers seeks approval for
California lawyers seeks approval for "net neutrality" laws from governor

California's legislation restores net neutrality regulations first imposed by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015, during the Obama administration. We're already planning campaigns to get legislation like this passed in other states, and get the FCC order reversed. It passed the Assembly 46-20 August 28 and first passed the Senate...

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  • Federal appeal court sides with Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish in quashing pipeline approvals
Federal appeal court sides with Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish in quashing pipeline approvals

Members of several B.C. First Nations are basking in a major court victory against the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In response to today's Federal Court of Appeal decision to axe the federal government's previous approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline , the Alberta provincial government has retaliated by announcing late ...

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  • Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii
Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

Data from the aircraft indicate that as of 6:20 p.m., maximum sustained winds have increased to near 160 miles per hour with higher gusts, putting Lane at Category 5 intensity. Lane could become the first hurricane to directly make landfall in Honolulu since Hawaii became a state, Axios reported. Hawaii Gov. David Ige is allowing non-essentia...

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  • Tracking Lane: Major hurricane targets Hawaiian Islands
Tracking Lane: Major hurricane targets Hawaiian Islands

At the time of writing, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has classified Lane as a potent Category 5 hurricane . Hurricane Lane is due to make landfall on Thursday, with locals prepared for high winds to knock out power lines and damaging roofs.

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  • Grieving Orca Mother Still Carrying Her Dead Calf. It's Been 16 Days
Grieving Orca Mother Still Carrying Her Dead Calf. It's Been 16 Days

The team of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration biologists and vets was also able to take blow samples from J50 exhaling. By doing so, you will help ensure that there are plenty of fish in the sea for the animals who actually need to eat these aquatic creatures to survive (unlike us).

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  • NASA names astronauts for Boeing, SpaceX flights
NASA names astronauts for Boeing, SpaceX flights

The astronauts will fly Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon . Mr. Behnken, Mr. Boe, Mr. Hurley and Mr. Williams were named in 2015 as NASA's "commercial crew cadre" and have been working with Boeing and SpaceX on the development of the spacecraft and the simulators that will be used to train astronauts to fly.

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  • NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions
NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions

In a ceremony at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston , the space agency revealed nine astronauts assigned to the first four crewed flights of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsules. The Crew Dragon spacecraft will launch from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center . Boeing said only that it would fl...

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  • Lunar eclipse: Rare 'blood moon' will be visible in the United Kingdom tonight
Lunar eclipse: Rare 'blood moon' will be visible in the United Kingdom tonight

The period of complete eclipse - known as "totality", when the moon appears darkest - will last from 1930 to 2113 GMT. Friday night's lunar eclipse will be more than 20 minutes longer than the last one, which occurred earlier this year on January 31.

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  • US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north
US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency covering 40 counties beginning at 6am on Sunday. Florida and MS launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto , a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S.

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  • YouTube Music & Premium tidbits: Student pricing, Play Music plan, $7.99 grandfathering
YouTube Music & Premium tidbits: Student pricing, Play Music plan, $7.99 grandfathering

YouTube has officially announced their long-in-the-works YouTube Music service, after announcing expanded music credits yesterday . YouTube now enjoys a userbase of more than 1.5 billion people, but Google's various attempts to launch premium subscription versions and spin out a music streaming service have seen mixed success.

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  • Uber eliminates forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims
Uber eliminates forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims

Not long after he took the job late past year, he wrote his own blog post in which he proclaimed: "We do the right thing". The now-famous account Fowler published in February 2017 plunged Uber into an existential crisis that ultimately led the company's board to push out co-founder and then-chief executive Travis Kalanick in a messy power s...

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  • LG brings Google Assistant to its 2018 ThinQ TVs powered by webOS
LG brings Google Assistant to its 2018 ThinQ TVs powered by webOS

The feature acts as a personal assistant that can make calls and schedule appointments for you. "Will children be able to use these agents and receive calls from them?" Legend and the rest of these features should arrive later, but for now, immerse yourself in the insane cool abilities of Google Duplex helping Google Assistant to make i...

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  • Apple wants official permission to test new drone program
Apple wants official permission to test new drone program

Having partnerships with state and local governments means that there's a way to accommodate concerns like local restrictions on times for package delivery. This latter point is particularly crucial for drone-based deliveries. The data can be used to help develop future regulations allowing widespread and routine deliveries.

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  • Destiny 2: Warmind DLC out now
Destiny 2: Warmind DLC out now

She's a Guardian who was believed dead for some time, but she's returned to find a connection from her past - one hidden in the polar ice cap on Mars. In this mode, players fight through increasingly hard waves of Hive combatants. Included in the expansion and going live on Friday, May 11th is a new Raid Lair, a Destiny fan-favorite endgame activ...

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  • Amazon Alexa is ready for Star Wars Day, just ask her
Amazon Alexa is ready for Star Wars Day, just ask her

It's worth noting that some smartphones, such as the Huawei Mate 9 , did come with Alexa integration in the past. Microsoft's Megan Saunders, general manager of Cortana and Tom Taylor, SVP at Amazon showed off how it works. After that, a user can follow-up questions and commands such as "send an email", something which you wouldn't be able...

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  • WhatsApp Incorporates Facebook, Instagram Video Features Into Latest iOS Update
WhatsApp Incorporates Facebook, Instagram Video Features Into Latest iOS Update

Along with support for in-line video playback, there is also a Picture-in-picture mode which allows users to minimise the video while performing other functions within WhatsApp . Inclusion of YouTube within the framework makes sense considering that it happens to be the biggest repository of online videos in the world. I've been blessed to work ...

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