• TS Helene becomes hurricane; TS Isaac could become hurricane soon
TS Helene becomes hurricane; TS Isaac could become hurricane soon

The state's emergency management agency said it is "preparing for the possibility of a large-scale disaster". "Accordingly, I am declaring a state of emergency so that we can begin to prepare state assets, and I encourage Virginians to monitor forecasts and make their own preparations now", Northam said.

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  • ‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h
‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h

EDT (1100 GMT) on Tuesday, Dare County Emergency Management said in a statement. And with little wind shear to pull the storm apart, Florence's hurricane wind field was expected to expand over the coming days, increasing its storm surge and inland wind threats.

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  • Florence set to become major hurricane, aims at US Southeast
Florence set to become major hurricane, aims at US Southeast

Forecasters said it is too early to know the exact path the storm will take but warned that it could roll ashore in the Carolinas by Thursday. "Florence is forecast to rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday, and is expected to remain an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday", the advisory says.

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  • TROPICS: Florence expected to produce damaging winds in Carolinas
TROPICS: Florence expected to produce damaging winds in Carolinas

As of early Monday, the storm was getting stronger, with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. Florence strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane on Monday. According to USA Today , the National Hurricane Centre has said Florence is set to hit the US East Coast later this week, possibly as early as Wednesday.

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  • Hurricane Florence targets US East Coast
Hurricane Florence targets US East Coast

The storm's sustained winds reached 75 mph, just over the threshold for a hurricane, as it made its way across the Atlantic, about 750 miles southeast of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said . Florence is officially a hurricane churning off the Eastern U.S. and the latest tracks have shifted to a bit north, but South Carolinians should cont...

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  • Tropical storm's remnants to bring heavy rains
Tropical storm's remnants to bring heavy rains

The weather in Hamilton will also get cooler this weekend. A Flood Watch is in effect for Cattaraugus and Allegany counties from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning. "It will rain pretty consistently until Monday afternoon ... but it does look like Tuesday will bring some relief from the rain", he said. The back part of next week i...

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  • Hurricane Florence causing 85-mph winds, will become major hurricane Monday
Hurricane Florence causing 85-mph winds, will become major hurricane Monday

A BWS spokesman said: “Bermuda should remain outside the radius of tropical storm force winds and the only significant impact is expected to be rough to very rough southeasterly swells, which could create hazardous rip currents, especially along the South Shore.”.

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  • Hawaii on edge again as Hurricane Olivia heads for the islands
Hawaii on edge again as Hurricane Olivia heads for the islands

Hurricane Olivia , now a strong Category 2 storm with 110 miles per hour winds , likely will make landfall as a tropical storm on either the Big Island or Maui on Wednesday, CBS News weather producer David Parkinson said. That's because Florence will reach areas that have already experienced a lot of rain in recent weeks - and it won't take much f...

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  • North, South Carolina declare state of emergency ahead of tropical storm Florence
North, South Carolina declare state of emergency ahead of tropical storm Florence

Florence's precise path remained uncertain on Sunday, but the NHC said the "risk of direct impact" somewhere between Florida and North Carolina was increasing. Please consult your local National Weather Service office at weather.gov for the latest information on any tropical or storms or hurricanes that could be a threat to your area.

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  • These First-Known Omnivore Sharks Eat Seagrass
These First-Known Omnivore Sharks Eat Seagrass

Scientists at the University of California in Irvine, and Florida International University in Miami, chose to investigate the sharks' dietary habits after reading reports of the fish chomping on seagrass , the flowering marine plant that forms subsea meadows in some coastal waters.

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  • Susan Collins Downplays Brett Kavanaugh Email About Abortion Rights And 'Settled Law'
Susan Collins Downplays Brett Kavanaugh Email About Abortion Rights And 'Settled Law'

Democratic senators have fought for access to documents from his three years as staff secretary, saying those could shed light on his views about policies from that era, including the detention and interrogation of terror suspects. Pressed by Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley , a Republican, on whether he would be independent from the ...

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  • France's nuclear power goals will be known by end of October: Minister
France's nuclear power goals will be known by end of October: Minister

Despite keeping a low profile, Flessel had some of the highest poll ratings among President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet after taking office previous year, four months before Paris won its bid to host the 2024 Olympics. She said she made the decision after meeting with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, and that she still supports Macron. Hulot, a lon...

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  • Japan Is Launching a Mini Space Elevator Into Orbit This Month
Japan Is Launching a Mini Space Elevator Into Orbit This Month

Now, Shizuoka University's Faculty of Engineering is preparing to conduct its first test in space, with the help of construction giant, the Obayashi Corporation . The satellites will be released from the ISS and a motorised container - acting as an elevator vehicle - will travel back and forth along the cable.

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  • Poaching: Almost 90 elephants dead in ‘biggest ever’ slaughter in Africa
Poaching: Almost 90 elephants dead in ‘biggest ever’ slaughter in Africa

According to him, most of the elephants were killed a few weeks ago because of the tusks . The spike coincides with Botswana's anti-poaching unit being disarmed. Data from elephant tracking collars shows elephants enter Botswana from neighboring Angola, Namibia and Zambia where they were at more risk of being poached.

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  • Russia: Hole in space station was likely act of sabotage
Russia: Hole in space station was likely act of sabotage

Astronauts had initially put tape over the hole and then cosmonauts eventually plugged it using epoxy and gauze to stabilize the air pressure inside the station. "There were several attempts at drilling", Rogozin said, adding: "We are checking the Earth version". It is said that the damage was caused due to an impact of a high-speed rocky fragm...

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  • Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues
Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues

Should a single Republican oppose Kavanaugh , it could throw his confirmation into jeopardy, although there has been little sign that any GOP senator was prepared to buck the president. It's also believed that Kavanaugh will likely overturn Roe V. Wade, the legal precedent that has ensured access to abortion for women across the United States ...

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  • Protesters interrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing for second day
Protesters interrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing for second day

Guttenberg attempted to shake Kavanaugh's hand during a break in Tuesday's hearing, but Kavanaugh appeared to decline to do so . Security personnel removed dozens of demonstrators from the room. In response to the exchange and the accusations levied against Kavanaugh by Leahy, several progressive watchdog groups-namely Demand Justice, MoveOn, an...

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  • Hillary Clinton fights Brett Kavanaugh confirmation on Twitter
Hillary Clinton fights Brett Kavanaugh confirmation on Twitter

Trump picked Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement on June 27. Republicans also past year reduced the margin for advancing Supreme Court nominations from 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate to a simple majority in order to force through the confirmation of Trump's first high court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

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  • Gordon, never a hurricane, killed child in Florida mobile home
Gordon, never a hurricane, killed child in Florida mobile home

In the Atlantic Ocean, the NHC on Wednesday upgraded Hurricane Florence to a Category 4 storm on a five-step scale with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (210 kph). Gordon won't be considered a tropical storm at that point. "You don't know what the intensity of the storm is going to be". A storm surge warning was in effect for the...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon has formed. The Mississippi Coast is in its path.
Tropical Storm Gordon has formed. The Mississippi Coast is in its path.

Tropical Storm Gordon is forecast to make landfall Tuesday night somewhere between eastern Louisiana and southern Alabama as a formidable tropical storm. Florence's sustained winds have reached almost 65 miles per hour and the storm is expected to grow stronger later today, according to the National Hurricane Center .

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