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Research Florence to become a hurricane later today
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As of 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the storm was 840 miles southeast of Bermuda while heading west at 9 mph with maximum winds of 65 mph. Forecasters say it's too soon to tell where the storm will go because there's still a lot of uncertainty in its long-term track.

Research Florence expected to become major hurricane, risk to East Coast increasing
Author: 0 Florence expected to become major hurricane, risk to East Coast increasing

Over the course of the past few days, social media posts showed snapshots of forecast models showing doom and gloom forecasts of showing Florence making landfall at one spot or another. A tropical wave was also expected to move off the west coast of Africa Friday, potentially forming a tropical depression over the weekend or early next week.

Research Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question

This is a relevant topic because Judge Kavanaugh was part of the Special Counsel team which investigated President Bill Clinton, who was impeached, but has since changed his mind. "It is about Democratic senators re-litigating the 2016 election". Kavanaugh also said he was unaware of the domestic violence allegations against Rob Porter, who was Trump's staff secretary.

Research SC nominee evasive on scope of Trump's presidential power
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Kavanaugh was also non-committal when asked about a President's pardon power and also asked about hot-button issues like abortion and gun control . Pressured by Democrats with Trump on their minds during Wednesday's grueling session, the judge insisted that he fully embraced the importance of judicial independence.

Research Kavanaugh Sidesteps Presidential Powers Questions At Hearing
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Shrieking protesters also disrupted the hearing. Trump himself loomed large over the hearings, with senators raising questions about Kavanaugh's views of executive power . "We shouldn't have to put up with this kind of stuff". But the Democratic frustrations that boiled over on September 4 had been simmering for more than two years.

Research Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys

Tropical Storm Gordon , now off the coast of South Florida, will move northwest over the next three days. Gordon could drop heavy rain - generally 4 to 8 inches, but as many as 12 - from Florida's western panhandle to southern Arkansas through Thursday , the National Hurricane Center said.

Research Brett Kavanaugh turns down handshake from father of Parkland school shooting victim
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh turns down handshake from father of Parkland school shooting victim

Protesters took turns yelling as senators spoke, shouting "This is a travesty of justice", "Our democracy is broken" and "Vote no on Kavanaugh ". This is a travesty of justice! As members of Congress weighed his suitability for America's top judicial bench Kavanaugh said he understood "the significance" of Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 supreme court decision that legalized abortion in the US.

Research Gordon Forecast to Hit US on Tuesday Night
Author: 0 Gordon Forecast to Hit US on Tuesday Night

The storm was due to come ashore late Tuesday near the border between Louisiana and MS, and drop as much as 8 inches of rain in areas still recovering from last year's hurricanes . "We're not expecting any severe weather", he said. Gordon's eye was heading to around Gulfport, Mississippi, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) in a 10 a.m.

Author: 0 U.S. Gulf Coast Bracing for Hurricane Gordon as Storm Nears

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from the Okaloosa-Walton County Line and stretches from Golden Beach to Bonita Beach and from Craig Key to Ocean Reef, including Florida Bay. The Naples Daily News reports that Naples beachfront stores were getting hardly any foot traffic Monday as the storm approached. Trees sway as Storm Gordon descends on Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., September 3, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media.

Author: 0 Bodies Of Almost 90 Elephants Found Dead In Botswana

According to the South African , Chase reported that there were 55 poached elephant carcasses discovered as of the first week of August, including 33 that were killed in the three months prior, and 22 that were "fresh and thought to have been killed within days of each other".

Research Astronauts are repairing a hole on wall of International Space Station
Author: 0 Astronauts are repairing a hole on wall of International Space Station

Remember on The Simpsons when Homer used Bart's earring to plug up a hole in a submarine? After the Russian crew taped over the hole, a sealant on a cloth was stuck over the area. Flight controllers in Moscow and at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston continue to monitor pressure levels, NASA added. NASA has three members now aboard the station, Europe has one, and Russian Federation two.

Research Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida
Author: 0 Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for portions of the central Gulf Coast from the Alabama-Florida border westward to east of Morgan City, LA. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 50 miles per hour (85 kph). A rip current risk warning is in effect from 8am Sunday through Monday evening. Tropical Storm Gordon has formed off the southern tip of the Florida coast Monday morning.

Research Trans Mountain suspending expansion construction activities
Author: 0 Trans Mountain suspending expansion construction activities

The prime minister said Friday the government is still committed to the project. "Albertans are angry. I am angry", Notley said in a televised speech several hours after the ruling. Her message was blunt: Alberta wouldn't absorb the costs of a carbon tax and yet not get a pipeline in return. "We're going to see how things unfold over the next little while, and we look at the degree of attention that this receives from the federal government", she said.

Research California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law
Author: 0 California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law

It's expected that numerous largest ISP will file lawsuits, while California has also technically violated nationwide FCC rules put in place under current chairman Ajit Pai that say states can't make their own net neutrality laws. "This bill would set a tremendous precedent, with the power to shape the internet market not just in California, but across the country, for the betterment of consumers".

Research Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm
Author: 0 Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm

A flood advisory for St. Thomas and St. John ended at 3:45 p.m. but moderate to locally heavy rainfall will continue to affect the northern Virgin Islands. The weather system, which has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, is moving west-northwest at 12 miles per hour. Given how far north this wave will be when it pushes off the African coast, there is certainty that it will curve safely into open Atlantic waters.

Author: 0 Astronauts fix air leak on the International Space Station

He said the fracture was found on the Soyuz ship that brought astronauts to the ISS in June for a six-month mission and is now docked with the space station. According to a statement from the European Space Agency , the crew still has "weeks of air left in the International Space Station reserves", so there doesn't seem to be much to worry about.

Research Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'
Author: 0 Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'

Ahead of the approaching storm, the government of the Cabo Verde Islands has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southern islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava. The 8 a.m. forecast Thursday from the National Hurricane Center is giving the bundle of showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure off the cost of Senegal an 80 percent chance of becoming an organized tropical system over the next two days.

Research Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment underway
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment underway

Hurricane Lane left east Hawaii with more than 4 feet of rain - the third largest amount from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950, forecasters said. On Sunday, state Sen. At one point over the weekend, the entire state was placed under a flash flood watch, Hawaii Public Radio reported . Six classrooms for preschool, special education and kindergarten students flooded and the smell of mildew was settling in, he said.

Research France's environment minister abruptly resigns
Author: 0 France's environment minister abruptly resigns

The long-time environmental advocate told France Inter radio on Tuesday that he no longer wants to give the impression "that we're up to standard on these issues and so I am deciding to quit the government". "The most basic of courtesies would have been to warn the president of the republic and the prime minister", government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told the BFM news channel.

Author: 0 Goats Prefer Happy, Smiling Humans, Study Finds

The research showed that goats were not only able to distinguish between these expressions, but that they also prefer to interact with happy ones, said Nawroth. They can climb near verticle mountains to reach salt at the summit that they love to snack on, and are said to be among the cleverest of animals. The researchers tested goats by placing two images on a wall-one happy/positive, one angry/negative-and observing the behaviour of goats released from the opposite side of the arena.

Research 30 migrants missing in crocodile-infested Australian rainforest after boat sinks
Author: 0 30 migrants missing in crocodile-infested Australian rainforest after boat sinks

Some of the boat arrivals were found by police in Queensland. "We need to make sure firstly that the people are safe in place, and then we can start the process of deportation as quickly as possible". If true, the boat is believed to be the first asylum seeker vessel to reach the Australian mainland in four years. Paramedics in Mossman treated two people in custody for fever and chills.

Research Kid You Not: Goats Can Read Your Face
Author: 0 Kid You Not: Goats Can Read Your Face

The humble goat can recognise when humans are smiling. just like dogs and horses , according to new research. The results suggest that goats - who have traditionally been domesticated for the objective of food production and not companionship - have the ability to read human facial expressions.

Author: 0 Playful, rutting dolphin leads French mayor to close beaches to protect swimmers

Officials in Landevennec, Brittany, have outlawed bathing and diving from the district's beaches and told swimmers to keep their distance whenever the animal is spotted in local waters. The mayor's decision to ban swimming has been welcomed by experts at marine wildlife centre Océanopolis , who warned that bathers should " never get too close to a marine mammal at full sexual maturity ".

Research California governor signs landmark bill to eliminate cash bail
Author: 0 California governor signs landmark bill to eliminate cash bail

Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, third from right, and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, right, makes California the first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial. Key provisions under the new law require most suspects arrested for nonviolent misdemeanors will be released within 12 hours of being booked. Raj Jayadev, co-founder of advocacy organization Silicon Valley De-Bug, said like the ACLU, his group is a former supporter of the bill.

Research Hawaii warnings dropped as tropical storm Lane weakens and leaves
Author: 0 Hawaii warnings dropped as tropical storm Lane weakens and leaves

Strong winds have died down but officials warn torrential rains remain a big threat to Hawaii after once-powerful Hurricane Lane was downgraded to a tropical storm. But upper-level winds known as shear swiftly tore the storm apart. Hawaii's Big Island, properly called the island of Hawaii, was hard hit on Friday and much of it remained vulnerable to flash floods, the weather service said.

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