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Hurricane Michael set to be strongest storm to ever hit Florida Panhandle

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Emergency management officials in Franklin County said everyone should be where they need to be as of 5 p.m. Michael is forecast to become a category four hurricane before it reaches the coast of Florida. As Hurricane Michael barreled through the Gulf of Mexico toward northwest Florida on Wednesday, unsafe storm surges had already begun flooding the state's vulnerable coastal communities. Read More »

Hurricane Florence Shifts South as Carolinas Hunker Down

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The hurricane was centered about 975 miles east southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina . The National Hurricane Center's projected track had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast starting Thursday night before finally blowing ashore. Read More »

Florence's Death Toll Stands at 15 as It Weakens to a Depression

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Volunteer rescue groups such as the Cajun Navy and emergency workers are scrambling to save hundreds of people still trapped by rising floodwater. Some of the worst flooding from the monster storm was in the town of New Bern, North Carolina, where the Neuse River overflowed its banks, flooding streets and trapping many people in their homes. Read More »

Hurricane Florence Now Hovering Near Cape Fear

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Florence made landfall 10 miles east of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina , on Friday morning as a Category 1 hurricane with 90 mph winds . "North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned in a briefing Saturday morning that more people in the state are in danger now than when Florence made landfall there on Friday". Read More »

Dolphins swimming in flood water caused by Hurricane Florence

It was crawling west-southwest at 3 miles per hour, lifting huge amounts of ocean moisture and dumping it far from the coast. The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions. Rescue crews used boats to carry more than 360 people from rising water in the river town of New Bern, North Carolina, while many of their neighbours awaited help. Read More »

Hurricane Florence: Woman, baby die after tree falls on house

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A video of a USA weather reporter channel made rounds on the social media, showing him apparently exaggerating the force of Hurricane Florence , but the same live coverage showed it was not actually the case. For people living inland in the Carolinas, the moment of maximum peril from flash flooding could arrive days later, because it takes time for rainwater to drain into rivers and for those streams to crest. Read More »

NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall

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As the giant, 400-mile-wide hurricane pounded away, it unloaded heavy rain, flattened trees, chewed up roads and knocked out power to more than 600,000 homes and businesses. Cheryl Browning, who lives with her husband and son in North Carolina, said they chose to stay put despite the warnings as they also have three dogs and three parrots. Read More »

USA and Caribbean brace for arrival of Hurricane Florence

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The storm is so huge that SC won't be spared even if it escapes the eye of the hurricane. By 11am Eastern time (11pm HKT) on Monday, Florence was about 1,240 miles (2,000 kilometres) east-southwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and was a Category 4 , the second-strongest on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the NHC said . Read More »

Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head

In Wilmington, resident Michael Wilson fortified his home against the wind and rain, and anxious. But the biggest danger could be life-threatening storm surges. Body surfer Andrew Vanotteren, of Savannah, Georgia, crashes into waves in the surf bolstered by the incoming Hurricane Florence on the south beach of Tybee Island, Georgia. Read More »

Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet

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Storm -surge warning: South Santee River South Carolina to Duck North Carolina and Albemarle and Pamlico sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico rivers as of 2 a.m. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and SC, carrying winds up to 140 miles per hour (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. Read More »

UAE embassy issues weather warning to Emiratis in US

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The threat for life-threatening conditions from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina is increasing. The Center also warned that "Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday". I say "active" hurricanes because there are more storms out there that could mature into a hurricane. "We live paycheck to paycheck, being a military family, and it's four days until payday". Read More »

Protesters continue to interrupt Kavanaugh hearings

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Republicans had deemed that email , as well as almost 190,000 other documents from Kavanaugh's time in the Bush White House, "committee confidential", meaning they could only be viewed by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in private. Read More »

Tillis delivers opening statement at Supreme Court Hearing

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Fred Guttenberg (left), the father of Parkland shooting victim Jaime Guttenberg, attempts to shake hands with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Tuesday's hearing in a moment that was widely shared on social media. "I'm asking you a very direct question", she said, but she still couldn't get an answer. Grassley noted that despite his staff being available around the clock to help Democrats access records, not a single Democratic senator showed up. Read More »

Capitol Police arrest 70 on first day of Kavanaugh hearings

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But Republican Senator Orrin Hatch dismissed the concerns raised about the judge as "ridiculous". Barring a surprise, Republicans appear on track to confirm Kavanaugh's nomination, perhaps in time for the first day of the new term, October 1, which is little more than a month before congressional elections. Read More »

Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Dems Call for DELAY — COURT CHAOS

With impeachment on the minds of many Democrats, some have expressed concerns that Judge Kavanaugh would abuse his position on the Supreme Court to protect the president. Trump jumped into the fray late in the day, saying on Twitter that Democrats were "looking to inflict pain and embarrassment" on Kavanaugh. He also accused them of obstruction. Read More »

Trump's failures on McCain show his true self

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Rep. John Shadegg. In a statement posted by the Coyotes , Doan said in part, "Senator McCain was a shining example of what a modern leader should be". During the 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump mocked McCain's war service. Thursday's ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. ET at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix. Read More »

Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler

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And a new report by West Virginia University forecasts coal production in the state will level out during the next two years and decline sharply during the next two decades. Indiana Coal Council President Bruce Stevens says more efficient plants often run longer - and that could be a game-changer for Indiana utilities that are planning to shutter their coal plants . Read More »

Loesch Slams Dems for 'Shameless Fearmongering' About Trump SCOTUS Pick

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Collins said Kavanaugh is qualified for the job, "but there are other issues involving judicial temperament and his political, or rather, his judicial philosophy that also will play into my decision". Alaska is more for legal abortion than the U.S. as a whole, in the 2014 PRRI Atlas, with 56% of respondents saying they support legal abortions. Read More »

What happens at the Supreme Court after Kennedy retires?

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Kennedy's retirement is likely to elevate the issue of the Supreme Court in the November 6 midterm elections, in which Democrats are seeking to wrest the House and Senate from Republican control. The politics of the replacement of Kennedy began immediately . Jerry Johnson , president of National Religious Broadcasters, joined many in noting the importance of Kennedy's replacement. Read More »

4 reasons why Neymar will win with Brazil

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So who will deliver on those expectations, and who will go back to their home country completely empty handed? However, to nearly the entire rest of the planet, football means soccer and it's truly the world's game. It seems more of a stretch that Portugal's Rui Patricio will walk away with the Golden Glove. It was a high scoring game that produced six goals . Read More »

India to join Clean Sea Campaign: PM Narendra Modi

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The Congress also took to Twitter , pledging to protect and preserve the Environment, saying, "the Earth doesn't belong to us but, we belong to the Earth". In conjunction with the Day, UN Environment (UNEP), on Monday, launched the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), also known as the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report . Read More »

Someone put the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion on sale on Craigslist

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Canada's government said Tuesday it will take over a controversial pipeline expansion project to ensure it gets built over the fierce opposition of environmental activists and a regional government. Any money put toward construction would be converted into an equity stake in the federal project, she said. "Indeed, we question (parent company) Kinder Morgan Inc .'s willingness to retain Kinder Morgan Canada longer term as it only contributes about two per cent of EBITDA (earnings before ... Read More »

Canada Buys Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline, To Ensure It Gets Expanded

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Shopping for a buyer. Under the plan, revealed Tuesday by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Kinder Morgan will go ahead with its original plan to twin the pipeline this summer while the sale is finalized. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has repeatedly said that the pipeline will get built, and now it's entirely on him to get the job done. But the Liberal government has cash, jurisdictional sovereignty (probably), limited Crown immunity, buildings full of lawyers, and the benefit of a ... Read More »