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The last major storm to hit the islands is Iniki back in 1992. It could be so devastating that authorities are urging residents to set aside two weeks' worth of food and water. Smith is not getting worked up over the coming storm. "It's not just providing food and water". Some were going for plywood to board their windows and for generators.
  • Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort guilty of tax, bank fraud

    Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort guilty of tax, bank fraud

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    Among the charges he was found guilty of includes five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. "That escalates the risks against President Trump", Dershowitz said. The government alleged Mr. Manafort stashed more than $60 million in 31 overseas accounts in a scheme to avoid paying taxes on money he made in the Ukraine.
  • Hurricane watch issued as Lane nears Hawaiian islands

    Hurricane watch issued as Lane nears Hawaiian islands

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    A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations hard or risky. While the storm is expected to weaken slightly as it makes its northward move, it will likely still be a powerful hurricane as it approaches the islands.
  • Trump's easing of coal rules could kill 1,400 people per year

    Trump's easing of coal rules could kill 1,400 people per year

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    The plan announced Tuesday gives the states more discretion in choosing how to regulate pollution from the plants. EPA's 236-page proposal is open for a public comment period, with a final rule expected later this year. "This is really a plan to prop up coal plants - or try to", said David Doniger, a climate expert at the Natural Resources Defence Council, an environmental group.
  • Amazingly preserved remains of a 99-million-year-old beetle

    Amazingly preserved remains of a 99-million-year-old beetle

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    The preserved remains of a 99-million-year-old beetle that crawled alongside T-Rex have been found encased in amber. Importantly, this exquisitely preserved beetle ( Cretoparacucujus cycadophilus ) exhibits physical characteristics consistent with pollination, namely mandibular cavities, which it likely used to transport cycad pollen.
  • Tropical Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic: NHC

    Tropical Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic: NHC

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    It is now far removed from land and is not expected to be a threat to the United Kingdom for at least the next few days. However, Sunderland and the North East looks set to escape the worst. Saturday will be a drier day for many areas, with just a scattering of showers, mainly in the west. Next week, however, hot weather is forecast to return throughout the United Kingdom, sending temperatures rising above average into the high 20 and 30Cs.
  • Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms, poses no threat to US

    Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms, poses no threat to US

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    With the developing sea breeze, expect isolated showers and storms to favor the inland areas by the afternoon and early evening hours. Lane is forecast to become a hurricane on Friday and could become a major hurricane on Saturday. Hurricane season peaks in September and does not end until November 30th. Airborne Saharan dust, which has been recorded as far away as Texas this season, is also keeping the atmosphere dry and unfavorable for tropical weather to form.
  • Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

    Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

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    Joint Special Operations Command and oversaw the raid the killed Osama bin Laden , is sure to get under his skin. Others who have earned their security clearance are also speaking out against the move. "Decisions on security clearances should be based on national security concerns and not political views". Trump later said that he stripped Brennan's clearance because of his role in investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Storm Ernesto Set To Unleash Heavy Rain And Strong Winds

    Storm Ernesto Set To Unleash Heavy Rain And Strong Winds

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    Storm Ernesto is now making its way over the Atlantic and is set to bring wet and windy weather conditions to Lancashire this weekend. "On the forecast track, Ernesto will approach Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday", the NHC said in its latest public advisory.
  • Flooding, wind damage possible as storms sweep through NC

    Flooding, wind damage possible as storms sweep through NC

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    That's because the more days it rains, there's less of a chance of the increasingly saturated ground being able to soak up that rain. Any roads that are already flooded will experience additional flooding. The cold front heads to the east and the weather is expected to dry out for Thursday . With the chance of rain of 60 to 70%, almost all of southeastern North Carolina will receive one or multiple rounds of rain.
  • State of emergency declared over Florida's red tide

    State of emergency declared over Florida's red tide

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    Ocean water is contaminated, the coast is littered with tons of dead fish, closure of many companies near the beaches. The declaration will provide money and resources to address a problem that's lingered since October in Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota Counties.
  • India will put man in space for seven days: ISRO Chairman

    India will put man in space for seven days: ISRO Chairman

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    V.R. Lalithambika, a specialist in advanced launcher technologies, will helm the project as Director of the Human Space Flight Project. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had proposed India's human space flight programme - Vyom - almost a decade ago.
  • NASA launches historic probe to 'touch Sun'

    NASA launches historic probe to 'touch Sun'

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    The Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the corona, or outer solar atmosphere, that was visible during last August's total solar eclipse. The Living with a Star program is managed by the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
  • Man hopes Monsanto verdict boosts other cases

    Man hopes Monsanto verdict boosts other cases

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    Bayer may have to shell out a hefty amount in damages for its recent purchase when other cases against Monsanto go to trial. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) - classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen, but Monsanto says its Roundup is safe, and that it plans on appealing.
  • NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

    NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

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    After being delayed on Saturday, the probe was launched from Cape Canaveral , Florida, on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, one of the world's most powerful rockets. But it's only been in the past few years that scientists and engineers could put together a space mission capable of going close enough to get the data to back up the theory.
  • Perseids 2018: Where And How To Watch The Dazzling Meteor Shower

    Perseids 2018: Where And How To Watch The Dazzling Meteor Shower

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    Once darkness falls, sky-watchers can expect to see one of the shooting stars every few minutes. Perseid peaks on a Moonless summer night from 4 p.m. EST on August 12 (today) until 4 a.m. Greg Scheiderer of the Seattle Astronomical Society recommends finding the darkest place possible for the best experience, although the show will likely still be visible from your front porch, deck, or city rooftop.
  • Team Gives Medication To Sick Killer Whale At Sea

    Team Gives Medication To Sick Killer Whale At Sea

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    It's unclear if the whale has been eating, and scientists told the outlet her vast swim could very well be depleting her energy reserves. Depending on the conditions, the team could gather samples and treat J50 with antibiotics on the same day, he said.
  • Australian teacher finds prehistoric shark teeth

    Australian teacher finds prehistoric shark teeth

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    Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil hotspot at Jan Juc , on the country's famous Great Ocean Road some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Melbourne, when he found the teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of a great white, AFP reported .
  • Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

    Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

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    Thousands of spectators turned up at the launch site on Sunday, including Eugene Parker , the 91-year-old astrophysicist the spacecraft is named after. "I have learnt a very important lesson of my professional scientific career from him: to be generous to the ideas of others, as long as they are not obviously wrong, and even if they contradict my own personal views", he said.
  • 'Touch the sun' mission: NASA delays launch of Parker Solar Probe

    'Touch the sun' mission: NASA delays launch of Parker Solar Probe

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    NASA initially aimed to launch the Parker Solar Probe on July 31, but the agency and ULA repeatedly pushed the liftoff back to allow time to resolve issues with the mission's Delta IV Heavy booster. NASA says a red pressure alarm for the gaseous helium system went off, prompting the launch controller to order, "Hold, hold, hold". "The Parker Solar Probe will help us do a much better job of predicting when a disturbance in the solar wind could hit Earth", said Justin Kasper, one of the ...
  • Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

    Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

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    Solar eclipse 2018 on August 11: The Earth, the Moon and the Sun will align over the day time on August 11. In 2018 so far there have been three partial solar eclipses and skywatchers have got an opportunity to watch it and get a lifetime experience.
  • In Australia were allowed to kill kangaroos

    In Australia were allowed to kill kangaroos

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    Under the new system, carcasses will no longer need to be tagged and left in the paddock and landholders will be able to use the carcass for a range of noncommercial purposes such as bait meat. "They are shooting their stock because they don't want them to suffer". The government would have been better off subsidising professional shooters to reduce kangaroo numbers more humanely, he said.
  • Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend

    Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend

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    A stunning, natural spectacle is set to light up night skies across the world this weekend, and those living in Dubois County should have a good seat to the show. The 2015 Perseid meteor shower. The meteor shower is formed from the debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet as the tiny debris enters the Earth's atmosphere.
  • Annual meteor shower to peak this weekend

    Annual meteor shower to peak this weekend

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    Remember it takes your eyes about 30 minutes to fully adjust to the dark, and don't worry about acquiring any fancy equipment - you'll be able to see everything easily with the naked eye, especially if you can get out of the city and away from the smog and light pollution.
  • Nasa prepares daring mission to 'touch the Sun'

    Nasa prepares daring mission to 'touch the Sun'

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    The $1.5-billion, car-sized spacecraft is created to provide a close look at the sun's atmosphere - what astronomers call the corona - to answer enduring questions about this ultra-hot region of our nearest star."We'll be going where no spacecraft has dared go before - within the corona of a star", project scientist Nicola Fox of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, said in a written statement .
  • French rescuers evacuate 750 campers amid flash floods

    French rescuers evacuate 750 campers amid flash floods

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    A top Gard official, Thierry Dousset, told BFM-TV about 750 people were evacuated from five campsites. In the Gard region, where strong rains poured down all day on Thursday, rivers quickly overflowed their banks and 119 children were rescued from their campsite at Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, the French interior minister said in a statement.