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This isn't an ordinary spider web, not even a very large one - it covers green landscape in a think blanket of webbing, giving a creepy wake-like appearance. The web that spans 1,000 feet is thought to be the product of spiders that belong to the Tetragnatha family, also known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies.
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    SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

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    SpaceX reminded us only 24 humans have been to the moon and no one has visited since NASA's final 1972 Apollo mission. While looking at one of Basquiat's paintings, Maezawa said, he came upon the idea to inspire other top artists to bring a space view down to Earth.
  • SpaceX to announce 1st private moon flight passenger

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    Musk says the moon mission will take four or five days and will go through uncrewed tests prior to sending a person out. Whoever the mystery passenger is will be among the first space tourists to fly with a commercial company. It was unclear whether SpaceX plans a lunar orbit mission or a loop around the moon. Twelve walked on the lunar surface. He had said that the trip would happen this year and would not involve a landing, but rather a long loop around the moon.
  • As Florence moves west, North Carolina prepares for recovery

    As Florence moves west, North Carolina prepares for recovery

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    Henry McMaster (R) said, according to the Charleston Post and Courier . North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told reporters that five deaths have been officially confirmed in his state, with several more under investigation. Port Condition Zulu remains in effect for the ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, N.C., and Georgetown, S.C. In Port Condition Zulu the port is closed, and all port operations are suspended.
  • DEMA Sends 42 Firefighters To Assist As Florence Stalls Over Carolinas

    DEMA Sends 42 Firefighters To Assist As Florence Stalls Over Carolinas

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    A fourth victim was killed in Lenoir County while plugging in a generator, according to the governor's office. Evacuation orders have been lifted in several coastal SC counties as Florence continues to dump rain on the state. At 8 a.m. Saturday, Florence stalled about 35 miles (55 kilometers) west of Myrtle Beach, moving forward at just 2 mph, with top sustained winds of 50 mph.
  • Tropical Depression Florence Kills 17 & Smashes Rainfall Records in Carolinas

    Tropical Depression Florence Kills 17 & Smashes Rainfall Records in Carolinas

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    Numerous highways, including sections of I-95 and I-40, are closed , and road flooding has virtually cut off the coastal city of Wilmington . But it's not for residents to use to return. "WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU", the city tweeted around 2 a.m. Friday. " BRING YOUR PETS WITH YOU! " he wrote. Crews have conducted about 700 rescues in New Hanover County, where more than 60 percent of homes and businesses were without power, authorities said.
  • Florence hovers over coastal states, raising fears of epic flooding

    Florence hovers over coastal states, raising fears of epic flooding

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    But one meteorologist said, "This is still a catastrophic, life-threatening storm ". The US's highest emergency official said other states were in the path of Florence . James Berthold checks on his van stuck in floodwaters in Newport, N.C. Looting broke out in Wilmington , the coastal city that bore the brunt of Florence for three days, with two budget supermarkets targeted by residents.
  • 7 dead as Tropical Storm Florence drenches Carolinas

    7 dead as Tropical Storm Florence drenches Carolinas

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    A mother and her eight-month-old infant son died on Friday in the port city of Wilmington when a tree came crashing down onto their home, as CNN , the New York Post , and other outlets reported. "We're deeply concerned for whole communities which could be wiped away". As rivers swelled toward record levels, state regulators and environmental groups were monitoring the threat from enormous hog and poultry farms located in low-lying, flood-prone areas.
  • North Carolina Feels First Bite Of Hurricane Florence

    North Carolina Feels First Bite Of Hurricane Florence

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long said storm surge warnings have not changed despite the weakening intensity of the winds. More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm approached, and more than 12,000 were in shelters.
  • Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China

    Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China

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    In Macau, badly hit by a super typhoon previous year, authorities were much more prepared this time , ordering casinos to close late on Saturday night as the storm approached. In Fujian province and other parts of southern China, tens of thousands of fishing boats returned to port and construction work came to a stop. Pedestrians in Guangzhou city shield themselves with an umbrella against strong wind and heavy rain caused by Typhoon Mangkhut .
  • Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina

    Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina

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    Authorities have confirmed those storm-related deaths, including a mother and her infant child who died after a tree fell on their home in New Hanover County, where the storm hit Friday morning with a 105 miles per hour wind gust, the strongest wind in the city since 1958.
  • Donald Trump Will Not ‘Survive’ Paul Manafort’s Testimony, Obama Ethics Chief Says

    Donald Trump Will Not ‘Survive’ Paul Manafort’s Testimony, Obama Ethics Chief Says

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    Four of those pleas are part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. "Don Jr. ... potentially the president himself". Memos written by House Republicans and Democrats, now declassified, show that information about Papadopoulos' contacts with Russian intermediaries triggered the FBI's counterintelligence investigation in July 2016 into potential coordination between ...
  • Stop fossil fuel extraction, activists cry at San Francisco climate summit

    Stop fossil fuel extraction, activists cry at San Francisco climate summit

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    The CEO of one of the world's largest online business software companies is urging fellow technology leaders to help fight climate change . Here is a roundup of some of the highlights. "They just like us to go a little faster and we would like to go a little faster ourselves". "While Donald Trump may have pulled out of the climate agreement, the American people have not", former Secretary of State John Kerry said opening the second day of the Global Climate Action Summit.
  • 'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

    'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

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    In Virginia , where about 245,000 residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying areas, officials urged people to remain away from home despite forecast changes showing Florence's path largely missing the state. In Columbia, South Carolina, Barry Sparks, a 66-year-old retiree, was thinking of getting out after the path of the storm shifted somewhat to the south.
  • Hurricane Florence leaves death and destruction in its wake

    Hurricane Florence leaves death and destruction in its wake

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    Storm surge , the rising mound of water that builds up and comes ashore during a hurricane , is often the deadliest and most destructive threat from the storms. “This is a 500- or 1,000-year event. ”Eudy´s family has lived in New Bern since the 1850s, he said". The enormous storm crept at a 6 miles per hour pace, making it clear that the trouble was just beginning.
  • Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers

    Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers

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    At 5 p.m. Tuesday, the center of the tropical storm was located approximately 916 miles east-southeast of St. Croix near 14.6 degrees North, 51.3 west. Expect winds to increase on Saturday to 15-30mph across the entire CSRA, with the 30mph more likely in the northern/eastern areas. Across Puerto Rico and the southern U.S.
  • In the U.S. there were the first victims of the hurricane

    In the U.S. there were the first victims of the hurricane "Florence"

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    The NHC said hurricane-force winds extended outward 35 miles (55 kms) from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extended almost 170 miles (280 kms) out. The American Red Cross is now accepting donations to help those affected by Florence. Two people died in Lenoir County. Hurricane Florence on Friday morning made landfall in North Carolina coast as Category 1 storm, with gales and rains.
  • Florence downgraded to tropical storm

    Florence downgraded to tropical storm

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    The Duplin County Sheriff's Office confirmed the three people died in separate cars and incidents. Storm surges , punishing winds and rain are turning some towns into rushing rivers - and the storm is expected to crawl over parts of the Carolinas into the weekend, pounding some of the same areas over and over.
  • Florence forecast to be major hurricane when strikes USA coast

    Florence forecast to be major hurricane when strikes USA coast

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    At 2300 EDT (0300 GMT), the NHC said Florence had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km), and was slowly drifting westward over SC. Now, while the US East Coast gets prepared for the Category 3 storm (earlier downgraded from four), Hurricane Florence satellite images revealed that two more storms are swirling above the Atlantic Ocean, forming a rare phenomenon.
  • NHC downgrades Florence to still risky Category 3 hurricane

    NHC downgrades Florence to still risky Category 3 hurricane

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    With the change in the forecast, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued an emergency declaration for the entire state to ease regulations on trucks hauling gasoline and relief supplies, and asked people to pray for those in Florence's path. Florence is stronger, so you should at least be prepared for some power outages and tree damage even if the storm does not come near us. North Carolina Emergency Management will be running a 24-hour schedule and will add more swift water rescue teams and ...
  • NASA releases footage showing massive Hurricane Florence from space

    NASA releases footage showing massive Hurricane Florence from space

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    Terrifying as the situation is (I am regularly checking on my folks, who abandoned Charleston for the highlands of North Carolina), there is a silver lining. NASA astronauts used a super wide-angle lens to capture the footage of Hurricane Florence , due to the massive size of it. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite, meanwhile, snapped a truly awesome photo of the whirlwind, creeping closer to the American south.
  • Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean

    Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean

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    What is Vertical Wind Shear? Here's what should you know about the path of the Category 1 storm. It's what may happen in the next five days though that is keeping the attention of forecasters with the NHC on this area of the globe. No tropical storm/hurricane watches or warnings are in effect for Barbados. "Storm surge and hurricane watches could be issued for portions of these areas by Tuesday morning", the NHC said, adding that at 11:00 a.m.
  • Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas

    Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas

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    The National Hurricane Center said Florence was forecast to keep moving farther inland across the Carolinas through the weekend before turning toward the central Appalachian Mountains early next week. For more on Hurricane Florence, visit the FOX 46 Resource Center . Tropical Storm Florence is still posing life-threatening surges in portions of North and SC.
  • FEMA's Brock Long under investigation for misuse of government cars

    FEMA's Brock Long under investigation for misuse of government cars

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    FEMA did not respond to a Fortune request for comment on the investigation. He is now overseeing the preparations for Hurricane Florence , which is expected to hit the Southeast hard. Long said FEMA is used to the blame game because disasters are frustrating and FEMA is always the end of the line. Long said the inspector general was looking into vehicle usage, but he didn't confirm that the review concerned his use of an official vehicle.