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SC has been hit by three Category 4 storms: Hazel; Gracie, in 1959; and Hugo, in 1989. PETERSBURG — Two hurricanes are active in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center . Interests from SC through coastal Virginia should continue to pay close attention to future forecasts. As of noon EDT, Florence was centered about 575 miles (925 kilometers) south-southeast of Bermuda, moving west at 13 mph (20 kph).
  • Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 storm as it nears Hawaii

    Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 storm as it nears Hawaii

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    A swell generated by Lane could bring very large and rough surf and risky rip currents for south- and southeast-facing shores, the weather service said. The Category 4 storm was located about 410 miles south-southeast of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and 575 miles south-southeast of Honolulu as of the CPHC's 11 a.m.
  • How the Trump administration is rolling back plans for clean power

    How the Trump administration is rolling back plans for clean power

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    The new proposed rule, which the EPA calls the " Affordable Clean Energy " rule, would eliminate Obama-era standards that would have required power plants to reduce carbon emissions either by converting from coal to cleaner sources of energy or by building carbon-capture technologies.
  • Michael Hayden: 'Sense of Embarrassment' in Security Clearance Flap

    Michael Hayden: 'Sense of Embarrassment' in Security Clearance Flap

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    Ohr's wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS during the campaign - something Trump has tweeted about to highlight his assertions of political bias behind the Russian Federation investigation. Copies of any reports, memoranda or other materials provided to Senator Reid and/or members of his staff by the Central Intelligence Agency relating to alleged Russian "collusion" or cooperation between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia .
  • Scattered rain, storms today, drying out late week

    Scattered rain, storms today, drying out late week

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    Storms will continue into the plains tonight where additional heavy rains are possible through midnight, especially towards the Nebraska/Kansas border. PLAINS: High - 80s; Low - 60s. Across the region, Monday is forecast to be hot - with highs in the low 90s. Severe weather continues to intensify for millions of Americans from coast to coast.
  • NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

    NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

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    The probe will create history as it will become the first ever spacecraft to come closer in the orbit of the sun. Nasa hopes the findings will enable scientists to forecast changes in Earth's space environment. NASA's first mission to the sun - will expolore the sun's atmosphere and its outermost atmosphere, the corona. The probe's seven-year journey will bring it to within 6.16 million kilometers (3.83 million miles) of the sun's surface.
  • Solar Eclipse August 11: where to watch

    Solar Eclipse August 11: where to watch

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    The solar eclipse will be visible in Russian Federation, northern parts of China, Mongolia, Northern Europe and northern Canada as well as the Arctic Ocean. Dr. Baghel emphasises that there is no need for anyone to alter any of our dietary habits or schedules, due to any celestial event, including partial or complete solar eclipses.
  • 'Touch the sun': Nasa spacecraft hurtles towards our star

    'Touch the sun': Nasa spacecraft hurtles towards our star

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    The mission is named for Dr Eugene Parker , a physicist at the University of Chicago who proposed the existence of solar wind . The Parker Solar Probe is now racing through space on a path that will eventually bring it within 4 million miles of the sun's surface.
  • Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement

    Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement

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    Not only will the manned test flights be the first time astronauts fly to the space station aboard commercial spacecraft, but they will also be the first launch of "American astronauts on American-made spacecraft from American soil" since NASA retired its space shuttle program in 2011, the space agency said.
  • Mars set to appear brighter tonight

    Mars set to appear brighter tonight

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    Opposition to Mars is at its closest to the Sun every 15 to 17 years, when excellent views of the Red Planet from Earth can occur. NASA's Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope took this picture June 26, 2003 of Mars . The minimum distance from the Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles (54.6 million kilometers), and is rarely achieved. Using the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft (MAVEN), NASA was able to get a better understanding of what that atmosphere looks ...
  • How to Watch Today's Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

    How to Watch Today's Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

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    Bad news , though, for skygazers in Canada, the USA and Greenland - we won't be able to see a thing. The Weather Channel will be live streaming the lunar eclipse on its smartphone app beginning at 4 p.m. That's because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon's surface. On the same day as the eclipse , the planet Mars will be at its brightest as it travels close to Earth.
  • Blood moon and close approach of Mars will paint the sky red

    Blood moon and close approach of Mars will paint the sky red

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    During Friday's eclipse , the moon will be passing nearly directly through the middle of the shadow, maximising the time that moon spends in darkness. East Africa, the Middle East and a region of Central Asia stretching as far east as India and as far north as parts of southern Russian Federation should get a spectacular view of the so-called blood moon .
  • Heat warning extended before strong storms bring relief

    Heat warning extended before strong storms bring relief

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    An excessive heat warning , issued when the heat and humidity make it feel like it's 105 degrees or higher, will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Monday . TUESDAY | Partly cloudy with pop-up storms possible. Cities that could see severe weather Saturday include Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; and Minneapolis.
  • Blood Moon to bring the longest lunar eclipse in a century

    Blood Moon to bring the longest lunar eclipse in a century

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    The upcoming blood moon is not only of interest to astronomers and star-gazers, however. Europe and Africa will witness the eclipse during the evening hours. The eclipse will last almost 40 minutes longer than the January 31 Super Blue Blood Moon , which was the longest total lunar eclipse of the year until then, express.co.uk reported.
  • Trump reverses family separation policy after backlash

    Trump reverses family separation policy after backlash

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    The policy put in place by the Trump administration last month moved adults to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and sent many children to facilities run by HHS. Trump had tweeted earlier Wednesday, "It's the Democrats fault, they won't give us the votes needed to pass good immigration legislation ". Immigrant children outside a former Job Corps site that now houses them in Florida.
  • Trump says he 'worked hard' on WC bid

    Trump says he 'worked hard' on WC bid

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    Perhaps most crucially, Americans are no longer isolated from the world game and thousands of them watch Europe's Champions League and England's Premier League, developing a knowledge of the sport and its greatest talents. "When they help us fight against corruption, of course, we are pleased", Infantino said. The bribery scandal put the governing body on the brink, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told the congress ahead of Wednesday's vote.
  • The United States, Mexico And Canada Will Host The 2026 World Cup

    The United States, Mexico And Canada Will Host The 2026 World Cup

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    Host nation Russian Federation thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the World Cup to start their tournament in style in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro, citing voters in Scandinavia, western Europe, southeast Asia and South America. The joint North American bid was considered a heavy favorite from the outset and earned high marks from FIFA's bid evaluators because it will, in theory, require less construction and lower costs than the ...
  • Alabama doused with heavy rains from remnants of Alberto

    Alabama doused with heavy rains from remnants of Alberto

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    Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday . Minor power outages were reported in north Florida, and the state's emergency response team started closing shelters on Monday, citing a "lack of public sheltering need". The National Weather Service issued an alert warning that heavy rains could cause flash flooding across the western Florida panhandle and much of southwest and south-central Alabama.
  • Facebook's AI makes little headway in the fight against hate speech

    Facebook's AI makes little headway in the fight against hate speech

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    Facebook revealed Tuesday that it removed more than half a billion fake accounts and millions of pieces of violent or obscene content during the first three months of 2018, pledging more transparency while shielding its chief executive from new public questioning about the company's business practices.
  • Local sales of Galaxy S9 hit 1 mln units

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    The latest speculation, which arrives from Chosun , suggests that Samsung has completed core development on the technology , but requires more time to improve its accuracy. The release of the iPhone X spelled trouble for Samsung and it's looking like Huawei might beat Samsung in the race to bring a foldable smartphone to market.
  • 'Efail' exploit can expose old email content that was previously encrypted

    'Efail' exploit can expose old email content that was previously encrypted

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    Unfixed bugs in widely used e-mail programs make it possible for attackers to obtain the plaintext of messages that are encrypted using the PGP and S/MIME standards , researchers said early Monday morning. The attack, as explained by The Verge , allows "bad actors inject malicious code into intercepted emails, despite encryption protocols created to protect against code injection".