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Spiders build 1,000-foot web shrouding entire lagoon in silk

A Greek beach has been turned into an arachnophobe's worst nightmare, as spiders have covered it in a web some 300 metres long. A soft, white blanket of webbing formed near a lagoon in western Gr...

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When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

With the remnants of Florence finally out to sea and skies bright over rivers still swelling with muddy water, President Donald Trump visited the disaster zone, riding through soggy neighborhoods ...

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Donald Trump Predicts Democrats Will Lie About Hurricane Florence Response

Donald Trump Predicts Democrats Will Lie About Hurricane Florence Response

North Carolina had deployed around 2,000 boats and 36 helicopters to help people stranded in floods, Michael Sprayberry, the state's director of emergency management, told ABC's "This Week" program on...

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Joyce becomes a tropical storm in central Atlantic

Joyce becomes a tropical storm in central Atlantic

Meanwhile, Isaac is a tropical storm that will eventually die out as it moves closer to the Yucatán Peninsula, according to Bridges. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... Philippine autho...

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Four killed as Hurricane Florence swamps Carolinas

Four killed as Hurricane Florence swamps Carolinas

We know how to manage expectations. "But I think we're ready". Its storm surge and the prospect of 1 to 3½ feet of rain were considered a bigger threat than its winds, which dropped way down from a ...

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Florence makes landfall near Wilmington; how often does that happen?

UPDATE (12:15 p.m.) - A mother and infant in North Carolina died after a tree fell on their home as a result of Hurricane Florence . The father sustained injuries and was transported to New Hanover ...

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'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Southeast

'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Southeast

Landfall is expected late Thursday or early Friday, and the National Hurricane Center fears the storm "will slow considerably or stall, leading to a prolonged and exceptionally heavy and risky rainfal...

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Hurricane Florence Storm Surge: The Craziest Videos & Photos

Hurricane Florence Storm Surge: The Craziest Videos & Photos

Across the Carolinas at least 188,000 people were without power early on Friday. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday said that Hurricane Florence is likely to affect energ...

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Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

The National Hurricane Center said in its 11 p.m. Thursday update that Florence had weakened to a Category 1 storm. In New Bern , at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers in North Carolina...

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Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence

Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence

Parker says that while she's holding up OK so far, she worries about her friends and others in the community, and about how Florence might impact her home. "A storm surge of 10 feet above normal lev...

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FEMA launches 'Hurricane Florence Rumor Control' as storm makes landfall

FEMA launches 'Hurricane Florence Rumor Control' as storm makes landfall

That's about half the amount Hurricane Harvey - the largest rainfall event in USA history - dropped on the greater Houston area a year ago. In addition to inundating the coast with wind-driven sto...

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'Life-Threatening\' Hurricane Florence Now Forecast to Bring \'Catastrophic\' Flooding

'Life-Threatening\' Hurricane Florence Now Forecast to Bring \'Catastrophic\' Flooding

Hurricane Florence , a Category 4 storm, "is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday night" and has triggered a hurricane watch for all of North Carolina and part of SC,...

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DIANNE'S CURVEBALL: Sen. Feinstein Sends 'SECRET LETTER' to FBI About Kavanaugh's Confirmation

DIANNE'S CURVEBALL: Sen. Feinstein Sends 'SECRET LETTER' to FBI About Kavanaugh's Confirmation

Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, during a Senate Judiciary Committee markup meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Washington. The existence of the document was first reported by online ...

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States Prepare for ‘Storm of a Lifetime’ as Hurricane Florence Looms

States Prepare for ‘Storm of a Lifetime’ as Hurricane Florence Looms

As of 11am local time (3am NZT), Florence, a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm, was centred 785 kilometres southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving at 24kmh. Another commenter said: 'Th...

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North Carolina Man Plans To Ride Out Hurricane Florence On His Boat

Life-threatening storm surges of up to 13 feet have been forecast in some areas when the monster storm eventually makes landfall in North and SC. So, the winds will be winding down much quicker near...

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Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

Hurricane Florence , on its way across the Atlantic Ocean toward North Carolina, dominates photos and video from the International Space Station , where astronauts are using wide-angle lenses b...

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Hurricane Helene strengthens off coast of Africa, churns in Atlantic

Hurricane Helene strengthens off coast of Africa, churns in Atlantic

Issac became the fifth hurricane of this season on Sunday night when it was around 1,300 miles east of the Windward Islands. WILMINGTON - Hurricane Florence's track takes dead aim at the Wilming...

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Hurricane Florence: What To Know - Will It Hit Your State & When?

Hurricane Florence: What To Know - Will It Hit Your State & When?

Isaac is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles on Thursday as a strong tropical storm or a Category 1 hurricane. While a statement from Ralph Northam, Virginia Governor, added that it could be th...

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Flash Flood Warnings in effect for North Texas

Flash Flood Warnings in effect for North Texas

A widespread soaking rain is forecast for our part of Missouri and IL for the start of the weekend with scattered thunderstorms continuing to move in this afternoon. Clouds will gradually decrease dur...

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Powerful hurricane could be headed to US

Powerful hurricane could be headed to US

Advisories warning of unsafe beach conditions or coastal flooding were in effect for parts of New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia , North Carolina , South Carolina , Georgia, and Florida. Hennen said co...

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Gordon makes landfall in Mississippi, Florence becomes hurricane

Gordon makes landfall in Mississippi, Florence becomes hurricane

The flash flood warning will be in effect until 4 p.m. The National Hurricane Center says that a "few tornadoes are possible" near the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. Jo...

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Kavanaugh Denies Calling Roe v. Wade Unsettled in 2003 Email

Kavanaugh Denies Calling Roe v. Wade Unsettled in 2003 Email

The document had been among many held by the Senate Judiciary Committee as confidential, over the objections of Democrats, who have argued throughout this week's hearing that Republicans have sh...

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Tropical storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

Tropical storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

BOOKMARK The Palm Beach Post's storm tracking map here . Now we must say first that this isn't a huge Hurricane "yet" but is still very unsafe indeed which should not be taken likely. There were a...

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Judge Kavanaugh vows to be a ‘neutral and impartial arbiter’

Judge Kavanaugh vows to be a ‘neutral and impartial arbiter’

It is a question that I've not written about. Trump has often criticized the federal judiciary. The interruptions, combined with shouting and screaming from hecklers in the audience, created a lev...

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[H]ardOCP: California Lawmakers Pass Nation's Toughest Net Neutrality Law

[H]ardOCP: California Lawmakers Pass Nation's Toughest Net Neutrality Law

It would bar providers from collecting new fees from apps and sites as a condition of reaching internet users. After a hard-fought battle, California's net neutrality bill is now all but certain...

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Trans Mountain: Court quashes approval of contentious pipeline

Trans Mountain: Court quashes approval of contentious pipeline

The Index's 2018 report described Canada "as one of the largest producers of absolute greenhouse gases as well as per capita emissions". He says it isn't just because of the increased potential of...

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Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms

Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms

Also in the Eastern Pacific is Hurricane Norman, which was located more than 2,500 miles east-southeast of Hilo as of Wednesday morning. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles fr...

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Air Leaking From Russian Side Of International Space Station

Air Leaking From Russian Side Of International Space Station

Program officials and flight controllers for the International Space Station are monitoring a small leak detected on the ISS Wednesday night . When the crew awoke this morning, mission controllers ...

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Hurricane Lane now at Category 4, continues towards Hawaii

Hurricane Lane now at Category 4, continues towards Hawaii

Lane is one of the strongest storms to ever move over the Hawaiian Islands.The Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasts continue to show that all islands are at risk from direct effects from the...

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Bringing back coal will kill thousands of people per year

Bringing back coal will kill thousands of people per year

The change of plans announced in the Federal Register on Tuesday came as the EPA announced another proposed change to an Obama carbon pollution rule. The new plan provides states with "candida...

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