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Tropical disturbance to drench Florida, and Florence may form in eastern Atlantic

Tropical disturbance to drench Florida, and Florence may form in eastern Atlantic Potential tropical cyclone number six is being monitored by the Hurricane Center and will most likely upgrade it to Tropical Storm Florence over the weekend. The National Hurricane Center is watching two separate systems, one of which is expected to make it a rainy weekend locally. This cluster of storms is given the designation Potential Tropical Cyclone because tropical storm or hurricane stor... [Full Article...]

France's environment minister suddenly quits live on air

France's environment minister suddenly quits live on air Macron did not announce any major shifts in foreign policy in the annual address to his ambassadors, but spoke forcefully about what he labeled the "crisis of multilateralism" and the need to make Europe more "sovereign". The two European leaders seem to agree that Europe must revise the alliances that were formed after the Cold War and change the "architecture" of its defense systems. [Full Article...]

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. "This is a section of the Soyuz that does not return to Earth". He said a 2 millimetere hole may have been caused by the impact of a micrometeorite. Flight controllers are working with the crew to develop a more comprehensive long-term fix. [Full Article...]

Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'

Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia' Steady weakening is expected to begin on Friday. Speaking to JOE, a representative for Met Éireann said that it's impossible to predict weather forecasts more than 10 days in advance, which is the very reason why Met Éireann don't release long-range forecasts, as it would decrease their accuracy. [Full Article...]

Pipeline limbo: Court halts Trans Mountain construction

Pipeline limbo: Court halts Trans Mountain construction The Federal Court of Appeal ruled that the National Energy Board (NEB) regulator wrongly narrowed its review of the project to exclude related tanker traffic. "This is a major victory for my community", said Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan. The whales, which are also threatened due to toxic contamination levels and low supplies of Chinook salmon, are designated under the Species At Risk Act, which ... [Full Article...]

California Ends Cash Bail

California Ends Cash Bail The bill gives officials 24 hours to determine whether other suspects should be released before trial. "Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly", Gov. By eliminating cash bail , we are saying that those with the least ability to pay should not be released or incarcerated exclusively on the basis of their wealth or poverty. [Full Article...]

First Smuggler Op to Australia in 1400 days, 15 Detained, 2 Missing

First Smuggler Op to Australia in 1400 days, 15 Detained, 2 Missing While numerous boats attempt the journey, it was the first successful "people-smuggling venture in 1,400 days", Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said on Monday. "Because the eye was off the ball last week and the news would have happened that Malcolm Turnbull is no longer Prime Minister and these people would have come on a boat to Australia". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane soaks Hawaii’s Big Island with foot of rain

Hurricane Lane soaks Hawaii’s Big Island with foot of rain First came an errant alert that a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii. Flooding on the Big Island began with the storm still hundreds of miles away. A powerful hurricane that threatened Hawaii for a week is weakening and is now a tropical storm. "The combination of a risky storm surge and large breaking waves will raise water levels by as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels along ... [Full Article...]

Ancient fossil's mom was a Neanderthal, but dad was Denisovan

Ancient fossil's mom was a Neanderthal, but dad was Denisovan But finding an actual offspring of the two groups - which are more different from each other than any two present-day human groups - seemed like a rare stroke of luck, Mr Paabo said. The more well-known Neanderthals were more present in the West, while the elusive Denisovans retreated to the East. Denisovans appeared later, and from the fossils alone it was hard for scientists to know if Denis... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5

Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 The NWS says a hurricane warning is in effect for Maui and Hawaii, which is also known as the Big Island, while the islands of Kauai and Oahu, where Honolulu is located, are under a hurricane watch. Public schools on the Big Island and in Maui County are closed Wednesday until further notice. All after-school activities statewide are canceled for the rest of the week. [Full Article...]

Dallas resident in Honolulu braces for Hurricane Lane to arrive

Dallas resident in Honolulu braces for Hurricane Lane to arrive The canal marks the northern boundary of the Waikiki tourist district. So far, about 1,500 people, mostly on Oahu , were in emergency shelters, said Brad Kieserman of the American Red Cross. The Marriott Resort Waikiki Beach in Honolulu designated a ballroom on the third floor as a shelter for guests and began removing lounge chairs from around the pool and bar area. [Full Article...]

YouTube star dies in high-speed vehicle crash in California

YouTube star dies in high-speed vehicle crash in California Sanchez said CHP believes Heitmann was involved in an incident earlier in the day at a local elementary school. Eighteen-year-old Heitmann made a fortune selling digital "skins" which are used to change the appearance of guns and knives in the video game Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). [Full Article...]

Hawaii Prepares for Rainfall ‘in Feet’ as Hurricane Lane Approaches

Hawaii Prepares for Rainfall ‘in Feet’ as Hurricane Lane Approaches Buses around Honolulu have been picking up residents in need and taking them to shelters. Government workers have been asked to stay home unless specifically needed. Where you going to go with a full tank of gas? Officials warned the limited shelter space should be a "last resort" and that the shelters are not created to withstand winds greater than about 64 kph. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii

Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) said he will allow nonessential state employees on the Big Island and Maui to go on administrative leave through Friday. Preparations there are now being rushed to completion as tropical-storm force winds are forecast to arrive in the warning area by late Wednesday or early Thursday. [Full Article...]

Jury announces partial verdict in Manafort trial, can not decide on several counts

Jury announces partial verdict in Manafort trial, can not decide on several counts Manafort was found guilty on 5 tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts and two counts of bank fraud. Judge T.S. Ellis III declared a mistrial on 10 counts on which jurors said they couldn't arrive at a consensus. Where is the collusion? In June 2017, when Manafort registered as a foreign agent after the fact, he reported making more than $17 million from the Party of Regi... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane, a dangerous Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii

Hurricane Lane, a dangerous Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii At 6:20 p.m. this evening, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center issued an update saying Lane has intensified yet again and is now an extremely unsafe Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 160 miles per hour. Unfortunately NOAA's "hurricane hunter" aircraft that flies through the center of the storm had to be grounded Tuesday morning, as it needed to be examined after "encoun... [Full Article...]

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 EPA's 236-page proposal is open for a public comment period, with a final rule expected later this year. The Trump Administration's rule is expected to face the same opposition that the Clean Power Plan faced: that rule was put on hold by the Supreme Court in February 2016, and when Trump took office he moved to do away with the plan entirely. [Full Article...]

Turnbull REFUSES to accept ministers' resignations as 8 offer to quit

Turnbull REFUSES to accept ministers' resignations as 8 offer to quit At a press conference with his re-elected deputy leader Julie Bishop , Mr Turnbull praised Mr Dutton for his "outstanding job" in home affairs, and said he bore no grudges over the leadership challenge. The PM won the vote 48-35, from 86 members of the Liberal partyroom. One lawmaker abstained and another was away on sick leave. Australia has gone through an extraordinary period of political in... [Full Article...]

Brace yourselves - Storm Ernesto is heading our way this weekend

Brace yourselves - Storm Ernesto is heading our way this weekend While it will become an ex-tropical storm as it approaches it will push temperature 25 degrees on Saturday because of its tropical origins. Harvey quickly swept into the Windward Islands on August 18, with peak sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, mainly north of islands, according to the NHC's final Harvey report. [Full Article...]

Weather Storm Ernesto set to bring lots of rain and heat

Weather Storm Ernesto set to bring lots of rain and heat MORE: When will Storm Ernesto hit the United Kingdom and what is the latest weather forecast for this weekend? Burnley will see similar weather conditions, with a mixture of light and heavy rain throughout the day on Friday , cloud on Saturday and heavy rain and wind throughout most of the day on Sunday. [Full Article...]


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