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McMaster on Thursday estimated damage from the flood in his state at $1.2 billion U.S., characterizing it in a letter to state congress members as the worst disaster in the state's modern history. In Bladen County, North Carolina, about 100 people and 33 animals were rescued "in a risky operation in the middle of the night" after a dam burst, Cooper said in another post.
  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos to start $2 billion charitable fund

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    Philanthropy experts called Bezos' approach direct and pragmatic, but said its success would depend largely on how the money was allocated and how willing the billionaire was to make changes along the way. The Washington Posts top editor has said that Mr. Bezos has no involvement in its news coverage. Launched in 1994 as an online bookseller, Amazon has become a retail powerhouse operating globally, and has expanded into streaming video, music, cloud computing and other segments, and past ...
  • Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING

    Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING

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    As of Thursday at 5 a.m., forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said wind speeds have dropped from a high of 140 miles per hour (225 kph) to 110 miles per hour (175 kph), reducing it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2. Florence could do more than $170bn (£130bn) of damage and affect almost 759,000 homes and businesses, says analytics firm CoreLogic. "We have a duty to everybody here in the city and we take that very seriously", Vest said.
  • Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

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    Hurricane Florence , the monster Category 3 storm taking aim at the North and SC coastline, is expected to make landfall by the end of this week and bring with it devastating wind, rain and storm surge. The storm's maximum sustained winds were clocked on Wednesday at 185 km per hour, down from a peak of 225 km per hour a day earlier before Florence was downgraded from a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of wind strength.
  • HURRICANE CENTER: Florence may become threat to US East Coast

    HURRICANE CENTER: Florence may become threat to US East Coast

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    As Tropical Storm Florence continued making its way toward the East Coast, North Carolina's governor issued a state of emergency . Forecasters in the Baltimore region say any impacts here remain unclear. A more pressing concern locally this weekend will be potential coastal flooding in Flagler and St. Johns counties, the National Weather Service said.
  • Florida child killed by falling tree as Gordon strikes land

    Florida child killed by falling tree as Gordon strikes land

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    The storm made landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said , with a maximum sustained wind speed of 70 miles per hour. Rain was still falling but the lights were on at a Waffle House restaurant in Mobile, where factory worker Jerome Richardson said he lost power at 9 p.m.as the storm passed overhead.
  • Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon nears

    Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon nears

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    Forecasters say they still expect Tropical Storm Gordon to become a hurricane before making landfall somewhere along or near the MS coast. Also, it warns that coastal flooding may be an issue later this week. According to Micheal Brennan, chief of the National Hurricane Centre's hurricane specialist unit, the dry air over the gulf and wind shear have kept Gordon from picking up more strength.
  • Tropical Storm Gordon will bring minor impacts to Northwest Florida Tuesday

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    Tropical Storm Gordon whipped the southern tip of Florida with high winds and rain on Monday Sep. Voluntary evacuation orders were issued on Monday for parts of Louisiana for residents in areas outside the levee protection system. "There's not a lot of difference between a strong tropical storm and a minimal hurricane", he said. There was a storm surge warning in effect for Shell Beach to Dauphin Island, and a storm surge watch west of Shell Beach to the mouth of the Mississippi River and ...
  • California becomes second USA state to commit to clean energy

    California becomes second USA state to commit to clean energy

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    News 8 reached out to San Diego democratic assemblyman Todd Gloria who just came off the floor in Sacramento to talk about his support of the reform. New Mexico voters approved an overhaul of the pre-trial release system in 2016. But in the last few weeks, as this final compromise bill was revealed, the ACLU and some other groups who have really pushed for this reform said they are going to oppose it.
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Wins Leadership Challenge

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Wins Leadership Challenge

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    The government has trailed the centre-left opposition Labor Party in most opinion polls since the last election in 2016. Conservatives, led by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott , argue reducing emissions puts Australia at an economic disadvantage after the United States withdrew from the Paris accord in 2017.
  • EPA Proposes New Rule To Replace Clean Power Plan

    EPA Proposes New Rule To Replace Clean Power Plan

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    The projection is contained in a 289-page technical document accompanying the agency's proposal to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan that was released Tuesday. When the president asked him to become acting EPA administrator, Wheeler said the goal has always been to fight for clean air and water while protecting U.S.jobs as Acting EPA Administrator.
  • Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull Survives Party Leadership Challenge

    Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull Survives Party Leadership Challenge

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    Coincidentally, Turnbull as opposition leader in November 2009 faced a spill motion. 35 Liberal MPs - a significant chunk - voted for Peter Dutton in a surprise vote Turnbull called. The Prime Minister has seen his support crumble in recent days, forcing him to completely ditch his National Energy Guarantee (NEG) in an attempt to appease nervous MPs in his party who want him gone.
  • Roundup ingredient found in Cheerios, Quaker Oats, and other cereals

    Roundup ingredient found in Cheerios, Quaker Oats, and other cereals

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    Glyphosate is classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization and was listed past year as a chemical known to cause cancer by California. They did a lab test involving "45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats", he said, CBS News reported. "In this large, prospective cohort study, no association was apparent between glyphosate and any solid tumors or lymphoid malignancies overall", they wrote.
  • Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

    Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

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    Otherwise, I'm expecting a mostly clear sky, with lows in the 70s. As Earth makes its yearly journey around the sun, it moves through these clouds of comet debris, introducing many meteors at once into the atmosphere, resulting in what we know as a meteor shower.
  • Partial Solar Eclipse 2018

    Partial Solar Eclipse 2018

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    According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, previously two solar eclipse and two lunar eclipse have been witnessed in 2018. Doctors warn of a solar Eclipse might have a negative impact on health of even healthy people. As mentioned previously, an eclipse is a phenomenon in which the Earth, Sun and Moon are aligned in a manner, which results in one body being blocked from getting sunlight.
  • Trump EPA Rolls Back Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards

    Trump EPA Rolls Back Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards

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    That ignores the fact that more fuel-efficient vehicles are cheaper to operate since drivers have to buy less gas. California and 16 other states already have filed suit to block any change in the fuel efficiency rules. "There are compelling reasons for a new rulemaking on fuel economy standards for 2021-2026", said DOT Secretary Elaine Chao in a press release on Thursday.
  • Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019

    Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019

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    Although the first crewed flight of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft was supposed to take place either at the end of 2018 or early next year, Boeing won't be ready to fly the first passengers on its state-of-the-art "space taxi" until mid-2019.