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Kshama Sawant responds to Jeff Bezos' $2 billion charitable fund

Kshama Sawant responds to Jeff Bezos' $2 billion charitable fund The second will operate a network of high-quality, full-scholarship Montessori-inspired preschools. To raise awareness about childhood cancer, which is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. As with most investment decisions by the Amazon founder, this one was likely grounded in data and science. "We will build an organisation to directly operate these schools". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence could produce extreme flooding to North Carolina

Hurricane Florence could produce extreme flooding to North Carolina Long-duration hurricane-force winds of 74 miles per hour or higher could cause tremendous damage and widespread power outages. The storm is expected to make landfall along the North Carolina coast, possibly as a Category 4 storm, overnight Thursday into Friday. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh didn't recognize father of Parkland shooting victim

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh didn't recognize father of Parkland shooting victim Susan Collins (R-ME) to vote against the nominee. "Senator Collins votes YES on Kavanaugh and your pledge will go to her opponent's campaign, once that opponent has been identified". Kavanaugh's testimony did not appear to have cost him any support among Republicans, nor has it prodded two moderates in the caucus to declare how they will vote. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly, expected to reach Carolinas as Cat 3

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly, expected to reach Carolinas as Cat 3 Current forecasts call for Florence to be at least a Category 3 storm when it arrives at the Carolinas. Stormhunters Jaclyn Whittal and Mark Robinson will be LIVE in the Carolinas with the latest. North and South Carolina's state governments said it is up to individually operated nursing homes outside of mandatory evacuation zones to decide whether to move their medically fragile patients. [Full Article...]

NASA reveals ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence pictures from space

NASA reveals ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence pictures from space On Wednesday, forecasters projected Florence - now a category 4 hurricane - will likely slow down and turn south after slamming the East Coast. Florence is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas early Friday, bringing with it 20-30 inches of rain to North Carolina, and almost 40 inches to SC, according to the National Hurricane Center . [Full Article...]

Mandatory evacuations issued for Outer Banks ahead of Florence

Mandatory evacuations issued for Outer Banks ahead of Florence Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Carolina has been hit by only one Category 4 hurricane: Hazel, with 130 miles per hour winds, in 1954. Last week, Florence became the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season. Rain from Hurricane Florence falling on this saturated ground will bring a widespread and severe flooding event. [Full Article...]

Hurricanes: Astronauts see Florence, Isaac, Helene storms from space

Hurricanes: Astronauts see Florence, Isaac, Helene storms from space By Friday night Florence will be down to a tropical storm. Virginia , North Carolina, and SC have all declared states of emergency. Just had calls with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam regarding the incoming storm. [Full Article...]

Cory Booker Says He’ll Violate Senate Rules to Release Kavanaugh Email

Cory Booker Says He’ll Violate Senate Rules to Release Kavanaugh Email One shouted: "Sham president, sham justice!" TRT World's North America Correspondent Jon Brain reports from Washington . After Cornyn read the Senate rules about the repercussions for disclosing confidential business of the Senate, which includes committees, which carries the punishment of expulsion from the chamber, Booker responded, "bring it". [Full Article...]

Heavy rain hits Florida as tropical storm Gordon approaches

Heavy rain hits Florida as tropical storm Gordon approaches It's expected to make landfall along the MS coast Tuesday night perhaps as a category one hurricane . Jim Cantore took a lovely sunset photo at the Gulfport Harbor on Labor Day after he landed in the Gulf Coast, but he's not the only Weather Channel meteorologist covering Tropical Storm Gordon from the Gulf Coast. [Full Article...]

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

Tropical Storm Gordon spaghetti models are showing a westward track as it moves across Florida, and we're expecting winds and rain in Sebastian and Vero Beach. "It's a relatively small storm, so you could go one or two counties away from you and it wouldn't be the same impacts". A storm surge warning has been issued from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast The peak wind forecast on the Mississippi Coast on Monday is 15 to 25 miles per hour with wind gusts of 35 miles per hour. Meanwhile Tropical Storm Florence continues to hold steady over the eastern Atlantic, about 790 miles (1271 kilometers) west-northwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. [Full Article...]

INTERNATIONAL - California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law

INTERNATIONAL - California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law The Trump FCC's repeal of the 2015 Open Internet order - which was approved past year and took effect this summer - has sparked efforts by many US states to enact their own rules to prohibit the blocking or throttling of internet traffic. [Full Article...]

Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts

Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts Also in the Eastern Pacific is Hurricane Norman, which was located more than 2,500 miles east-southeast of Hilo as of Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Norman is looking quite impressive. Hawaii was spared a direct hit from a major hurricane as Lane diminished to a tropical storm as it approached and then drifted west, further from land. [Full Article...]

Macron loses environment minister in surprise resignation

Macron loses environment minister in surprise resignation But Hulot balked at the government's decision to postpone the reduction of nuclear energy to 50% of the national energy mix, and he became frustrated at the slow pace of progress on his plan to bring France to carbon neutrality by 2050. On Monday, the cost of a hunting license was cut in half - a final bitter pill for the vegetarian and animal rights campaigner. Since his election a few week... [Full Article...]

Powerful Hurricane Lane lumbers toward Hawaii as residents prepare

Powerful Hurricane Lane lumbers toward Hawaii as residents prepare Unlike other parts of the USA where residents can get in their cars and evacuate, Hawaiians are confined to the islands and so sit waiting for the storm to hit. Federal officials have been working with Hawaiian utility managers to keep a close eye on the power grid, a major vulnerability in Puerto Rico past year when it was hit by Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm. [Full Article...]

Trump declares state of emergency in Hawaii ahead of hurricane

Trump declares state of emergency in Hawaii ahead of hurricane Thunderstorms associated with the storm are producing heavy rainfall and flash flooding on the Big Island. In anticipation of the storm, which is expected to hit Oahu Thursday afternoon, Hawaii's Gov. People have been rushing to stores for supplies and are stocking up on canned foods, ramen, water and toilet paper. "Filling up [the] tank and stuff". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane: Holiday hotspot braced for LIFE THREATENING conditions

Hurricane Lane: Holiday hotspot braced for LIFE THREATENING conditions Heavy rainfall associated with Lane is expected to affect portions of the Hawaiian Islands from Wednesday into the weekend, leading to flash flooding and landslides. The Big Island itself has only had 14 system on record pass within a one hundred mile radius. A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Hawaii Island. [Full Article...]

Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump

Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump Most recently, Ohr has come under scrutiny for his alleged dealings with the author of the anti-Trump dossier and potentially secret meetings with Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS. The letter alleges that Trump's revoking of Brennan's clearance "has nothing to do with who should and should not hold security clearances - and everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech". [Full Article...]

NASA begins countdown to launch of first spacecraft to ‘touch Sun’

NASA begins countdown to launch of first spacecraft to ‘touch Sun’ The Parker Solar Probe , humanity's first mission to explore a star, will also be the closest for a man-made object to approach the Sun. It was Parker who accurately theorized 60 years ago the existence of solar wind - the supersonic stream of charged particles blasting off the sun and coursing through space, sometimes wreaking havoc on electrical systems on Earth. [Full Article...]

Partial solar eclipse: All you need to know

Partial solar eclipse: All you need to know Southern Australia saw a partial solar eclipse on July 13, and Antarctica and South America witnessed one on February 15 of this year. 4 A partial eclipse of the setting Sun awed stargazers in China on Saturday night. India to witness a partial Surya Grahan on 11 August 2018. On the other hand, the whole divine occasion will last till 12.32 pm GMT or 5.02 pm IST. [Full Article...]


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