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by | September 14, 2018 | 20:37

But when one of Musk's fans asked him who would be taking part in the mission, the billionaire tweeted out an emoji of the Japanese flag, sparking speculation that a Japanese billionaire was planning to make the flight. SpaceX spokespeople told the Wall Street Journal that the mission as still going to happen but remained tight-lipped about more details. The names and identities of those two tourists - and how much they meant to pay - were never revealed.

by | September 14, 2018 | 20:15

The 8 a.m. forecast on Hurricane Florence reinforces projections that the storm's path will shift slightly to the southeast as it closes in on the Carolinas. Meanwhile, what could be the world's most unsafe storm at the moment is Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which now has winds of 165 miles per hour (with 200 miles per hour gusts) and is taking aim on the Philippines, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center .

by | September 14, 2018 | 18:35

The powerful storm already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say that "catastrophic" freshwater flooding is expected along waterways far from the coast of the Carolinas.

by | September 14, 2018 | 06:43

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, just made a long-awaited announcement about what philanthropic causes would benefit from his enormous fortune - which has doubled in one year and is now estimated at more than $160 billion. He has not signed on to the Giving Pledge, and the Bezos Family Foundation is reportedly run by his parents; Bezos does not play an active role. The staggering fortunes of the likes of Bezos, Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have created a second ...

by | September 14, 2018 | 06:05

Residents scrambled to flee en masse as the menacing Category 4 storm packing winds of 220 kilometers per hour bore down on the East Coast of the United States. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 140 miles per hour (220 kph) as it moved west-northwest at 13 miles per hour (20 kph). Hurricane Florence underwent a rapid intensification Monday morning, strengthening to category 4 intensity with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.

by | September 14, 2018 | 00:00

Officials say Hurricane Florence could bring not only flooding but also landslides to SC. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses could be flooded in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper warned. There will be some rain but at the moment it doesn't look as though that's going to be the issue". - The outer bands of Hurricane Florence , which has downgraded to a Category 2 storm , have reached the Carolina coastline as of Thursday morning.

by | September 13, 2018 | 23:57

The legislation requires retail electricity suppliers within the state to secure 100 percent of their power from renewables or zero-emissions sources by 2045 and updates the state's existing renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The renewable energy measure would require California's utilities to generate 60 percent of their energy from wind, solar and other specific renewable sources by 2030.

by | September 13, 2018 | 23:11

Carol Trojniar, 69, a longtime Wilmington resident and retired estate agent who had never experienced a Category 4 hurricane said: "I'm scared we'll get 30 inches or more of rain". "We are sparing no expense", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office after meeting with Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Administration officials.

by | September 13, 2018 | 22:58

Flooding could prove devastating. This is when Hurricane Florence is expected to be closest to us. National Guard soldiers from the state, North Carolina and Virginia are mobilizing to prepare for hurricane recovery efforts. As Florence closed in, some residents weighed whether to ride it out. Forecasts show those currents giving Florence no sense of direction in a day or so.

by | September 13, 2018 | 15:43

The footage was captured on Monday , September 10, as the storm bears down on mainland U.S., first heading towards North Carolina but now possibly veering slightly more towards SC. Roy Cooper at the state's emergency operations center. Masters said there's a tug-of-war between two clear skies high pressure systems - one off the coast and one over MI - and the more the Great Lakes one wins, the more southerly Florence will be.

by | September 13, 2018 | 09:58

Hurricane Florence is blasting toward the Carolinas, carrying sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour and the threat of "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall", the National Hurricane Center says . Forecasters worry the storm's damage will be worse if it lingers on the coast. The storm has pretty much followed the forecast track through now, but the issue will be Thursday or Friday as it nears the coast and the steering currents collapse.

by | September 13, 2018 | 04:10

In fact, Gerst wrote on Twitter that Hurricane Florence is "so enormous" it could only fit in the frame of a wide-angle camera. From his orbiting perch, Gerst offered Earthlings yet another warning about the hurricane's dangers: "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

by | September 13, 2018 | 02:16

He added: "The waves and the wind this storm may bring is nothing like you've ever seen". The latest GFS Model shows the storm approaching North Carolina, covering the state in precipitation over a fairly short amount of time. "The Charleston area now is expected to see at least 1-2 inches of rain over the next several days". He said the government is prepared for the storm.

by | September 12, 2018 | 22:39

In North Carolina, officials already had ordered some 250,000 residents and visitors to begin evacuating the Outer Banks barrier islands. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, concerned the storm would bring its devastation south, issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in the state .

by | September 12, 2018 | 19:27

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are being targeted as possible "no" votes because they are both pro-choice Republicans in a Senate that has a slim 51-49 Republican majority. Collins is one of the two Republican senators representing blue states, and most likely to "flip" against Kavanaugh. "Your swing vote could decide whether a rubber stamp for Trump's anti-healthcare, anti-woman, anti-labor agenda gets confirmed to the Supreme Court-costing millions of Americans their healthcare, their right to ...

by | September 12, 2018 | 09:17

Its maximum sustained winds are at 105 miles per hour (165 kph). Drawing energy from the warm water, the now Category 2 storm could be a fearsome Category 4 with winds of 130 miles per hour or more by Tuesday. Gov. Roy Cooper urged residents to prepare for lengthy power outages after the hurricane arrives and learn evacuation routes they may need to take.

by | September 12, 2018 | 04:15

The governors of Virginia , Maryland, and North and SC have declared states of emergency ahead of the storm. "We are taking Hurricane Florence seriously". Storm-force winds could begin buffeting the Carolina coast by Wednesday night, NHC forecasts showed. Troops have received ready to deploy orders for Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina .

by | September 12, 2018 | 03:18

Florence is expected to continue strengthening be an "extremely dangerous" major hurricane through Thursday. The storm is moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour (20 kph), the NHC said. As of 11 p.m. Saturday, Florence had maximum sustained winds of 70 mp and was located about 790 miles southeast of Bermuda. Florence is now projecting hurricane-force winds (74 mph and higher) up to 30 miles from its center.

by | September 11, 2018 | 14:43

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. "Let me be clear: North Carolina is taking Hurricane Florence seriously and you should too", Mr Cooper said at a news conference. In Holden Beach, North Carolina, in the storm's path, longtime residents were boarding up homes and securing possessions.

by | September 11, 2018 | 13:29

It warned the storm would be "an extremely risky major hurricane" by the time it made landfall, forecast in the Carolinas on Thursday. USA landfall could come Friday between Charleston, South Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia, the Hurricane Center said.