• China congratulates Jair Bolsonaro on election as Brazilian president

    China congratulates Jair Bolsonaro on election as Brazilian president

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    Brazil's democratic institutions have proven stable, many said, downplaying Mr. Bolsonaro's ability to undermine these institutions. The veteran politician, who paints himself as a political outsider, also refused to say he regretted saying the military regime that ruled Brazil from 1964 until 1985 should have killed 30,000 people.
  • A Mild Winter Is Headed Our Way, says NOAA

    A Mild Winter Is Headed Our Way, says NOAA

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    Meteorologists predict theres a 75 percent chance itll be around this winter. Another factor in the forecast, Halper said, is long-term warming from human-caused climate change. "Up in ME the forecast is actually what we call "equal chances", which means there's no tilt in those odds, so it's just as likely to be a wetter-than-normal winter as a drier-than-normal winter", says Halpert.
  • Air Force Doles Out $2.3B for Space Launch Contracts

    Air Force Doles Out $2.3B for Space Launch Contracts

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    Gen. John Thompson, SMC commander, said in a statement. Building on the capabilities of the company's current rockets, the Atlas V and Delta IV, the new ULA Vulcan will incorporate the best of both systems - with Vulcan deployment beginning with the first stage, based on the Delta IV's fuselage diameter and production process, expected to use two BE-4 engines.
  • These maps shed light on when and where Hurricane Michael will hit

    These maps shed light on when and where Hurricane Michael will hit

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    The storm's center and where it makes landfall with its destructive winds represent just one of several concerns. The storm is expected to unleash coastal storm surges of up to 12 feet (3.7 meters) along Florida's Panhandle and dump as much as a foot (30 cm) of rain across Florida, Georgia and SC, the National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) reported.
  • Spectacular SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights Up the Southern California Night Sky

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    The descent was heralded in dramatic fashion by loud sonic booms that rumbled across Southern California as the rocket homed in on its landing pad. Proving out a successful booster retrieval system on the West Coast marks another step in SpaceX's drive to increase rocket reusability and as a result drive down the cost of access to space.
  • Latest Updates on Tropical Storms Kirk, Leslie

    Latest Updates on Tropical Storms Kirk, Leslie

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    Northern Venezuela is also in the extended cone projection. Eleven already has lost some traction since the 5 a.m. advisory as its winds dropped from 35 to 30 miles per hour and its forward momentum slowed by 2 miles per hour. "Some isolated pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are still likely to affect Barbados as the remnants of this system move across the island chain late Monday into Tuesday." NHC: "the center of Tropical Depression Eleven was located ...
  • SpaceX BFR Lunar mission announcement (FULL)

    SpaceX BFR Lunar mission announcement (FULL)

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    Want more stories about spaceflight? SpaceX has said it will also reveal why the person is going . These artists will be asked to create something after they return to Earth, and these masterpieces will inspire the dreamer within all of us.
  • SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

    SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

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    He will ask them to create works based on their experience as part of a project called #dearMoon . "At the same time I thought about how I can give back to the world and how this can contribute to world peace". "There has been a lot of hype about what is going to happen in space, and then we see little change as time passes". He also mentioned that SpaceX spends less than five percent of its budget on the BFR, but it could increase.
  • 9 dead as Florence leaves heavy flooding in Carolinas

    9 dead as Florence leaves heavy flooding in Carolinas

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    The southeast part of the state is expected to get more than twice that amount in the days ahead, said Bryce Link, a meteorologist at DTN Marine Weather, a forecasting service. "And we had no belief it would be as significant an event as it was", he said. He said he didn't know the family well but that the couple had multiple young children.
  • Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations

    Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations

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    Evacuations were happening along the coast of North and South Carolina, and the projected landfall was expected between Charleston , South Carolina, and Norfolk, Virginia. The governors of Virginia, Maryland, and North and SC have declared states of emergency ahead of the storm. Cooper has already requested from President Donald Trump a federal disaster declaration to ensure North Carolina receives financial aid as soon as possible.
  • Angus King says he’ll vote against Trump high court pick Kavanaugh

    Angus King says he’ll vote against Trump high court pick Kavanaugh

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    Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee he assumed the man who approached him was a protester. If I had known who he was, I would have shaken his hand, talked to him, and expressed my sympathy. Judicial Watch said Booker admitted to the violation of Senate rules against disclosing "secret or confidential business or proceedings" in a September 7 tweet, and with a Facebook post September 9.
  • URGENT INFO: Lowndes County Prepares for Hurricane Florence

    URGENT INFO: Lowndes County Prepares for Hurricane Florence

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    Hurricane Florence has now been downgraded to a Category 2 force, but there are fears that could ramp up in strength once again as it moves over warmer waters. For statewide storm updates, North Carolina residents can download the Ready NC app. "While some weakening is expected on Thursday, Florence is forecast to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane as it approaches the USA coast".
  • As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, 1 million told to evacuate

    As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, 1 million told to evacuate

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    Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say Florence rapidly intensified Monday morning to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 130 miles per hour (195 kph). An Ohio Valley ridge is expected to form next week and that "pattern should steer Florence west-northwestward at a much faster forward speed by Tuesday".
  • Hawaii on edge again as Hurricane Olivia heads for the islands

    Hawaii on edge again as Hurricane Olivia heads for the islands

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    Four years ago, Tropical Storm Iselle caused about $80 million in crop damage on the Big Island and caused major problems for residents. Now a Category 1 storm, Olivia was about 825 miles east northeast of Hilo, Hawaii as of 11 p.m. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the eye and tropical storm-force winds extend up to 115 miles. "Olivia may get even closer than Lane did or directly across the chain, bringing localized damaging winds and possibly intense rain ...
  • Hurricane Florence threatens Bermuda

    Hurricane Florence threatens Bermuda

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    There is still a chance the storm could slow down as it nears the USA and meander offshore before turning back out to sea. It was about 2,000 miles from the USA coastline, still too far out for a confident landfall prediction. Even if Florence avoids a direct hit on the East Coast, it will likely come very close, resulting in risky surf, beach erosion, and the potential for coastal flooding.
  • Brett Kavanaugh to face Democrats' grilling in confirmation hearing

    Brett Kavanaugh to face Democrats' grilling in confirmation hearing

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    Kavanaugh, now a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will also praise his colleague Judge Merrick Garland , President Barack Obama's unsuccessful Supreme Court nominee . Kavanaugh also is likely to be questioned about his views on investigating sitting presidents and the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's 2016 ...