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Researchers had forecast a "very poor" air quality index , or AQI, of 306 for Wednesday, considering pollution from firecrackers . The police admitted that violations were observed and it would take serious legal action against the people violating the apex court order.
  • Florence weakens to tropical storm, leaves at least five dead

    Florence weakens to tropical storm, leaves at least five dead

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    The father was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment, where no update was provided on his condition. The Duplin County Sheriff's Office confirmed the three people died in separate cars and incidents. At least 12,000 people have taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Cooper said, with more facilities being opened. Winds bent trees toward the ground and raindrops flew sideways as Florence moved in for an extended stay, with enough of its killer winds swirling ...
  • Hurricane Florence projected path: When will Florence track hit Carolinas?

    Hurricane Florence projected path: When will Florence track hit Carolinas?

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    Hurricane Florence would deliver a "direct hit" to the US East Coast, emergency officials warned on Tuesday, urging residents to heed evacuation orders and seek shelter from the potentially catastrophic storm. "With time, the wind pushes the water into every nook and cranny you can think of", Graham said. "First and foremost, our thoughts are with everyone who may be affected by this storm", UCF athletic director Danny White said in a statement .
  • Trump urges precautions ahead of 'very bad' Hurricane Florence

    Trump urges precautions ahead of 'very bad' Hurricane Florence

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    Forecasters say Florence will pass between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and start its approach to the USA on Thursday morning. "We are taking Hurricane Florence seriously". Mandatory evacuations have begun along North Carolina's coast. It warned the storm would be "an extremely risky major hurricane" by the time it made landfall, forecast in the Carolinas on Thursday.
  • Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say

    Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say

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    North Carolina's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the U.S. East Coast . The hurricane center said it was still too early to predict its exact path. Tropical storm force winds could be felt in Charlotte from this system. A slew of risky storms - hurricanes, tropical storms and a typhoon - are now traveling over both the Atlantic and Pacific.
  • Heavy rain expected for Toronto starting Sunday night

    Heavy rain expected for Toronto starting Sunday night

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    Showers and storms are likely with locally heavy rain possible in some areas. We start to clear out Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the mid 70s. It may prevent that tropical moisture from heading too far north and could potentially limit rainfall totals further north and over the Niagara Frontier.
  • Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

    Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

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    After pounding South Florida with heavy rain and strong winds Monday, Tropical Storm Gordon is gaining strength and taking aim at the Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, Florence has been upgraded to hurricane status, packing 75-mph winds as it moves west-northwest at 12 miles per hour.
  • More protesters disrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

    More protesters disrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

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    Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. As protesters in the audience screamed while being dragged out of the hearing room, Kavanaugh sat fingers intertwined, quietly staring ahead. Kavanaugh signaled respect for the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, calling it an important legal precedent that had been reaffirmed by the justices over the decades.
  • California Sends FCC-Defying Net Neutrality Law To Governor's Desk

    California Sends FCC-Defying Net Neutrality Law To Governor's Desk

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    Jerry Brown that would prevent broadband and wireless companies from favoring some web sites over others by charging for faster speeds and from blocking, throttling or otherwise hindering access to content. The bill was passed in the state Senate yesterday with a vote of 23-11, reports the Verge . Many fear the "cabelisation of the internet" that would occur under the absence of net neutrality .
  • Hurricane Lane Strengthens To Category Five, Updated Closures

    Hurricane Lane Strengthens To Category Five, Updated Closures

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    After hitting the Big Island, the storm is expected to churn north over the islands of Maui, Lanai and Moloka'i, which were all under hurricane and flash flood watches . Camera IconThis NASA image obtained on August 20, 2018 shows Hurricane Lane when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead in mid-August 2018.Picture: AFP, NASA.
  • Hawaii Braces For Hurricane Lane, Now A Category 5

    Hawaii Braces For Hurricane Lane, Now A Category 5

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    And prevailing winds in the tropics flow west. But forecast models are indicating that Lane will turn in a more northerly direction by late Tuesday and Wednesday, which could put it on track to bring significant impacts to the islands. Hurricane Lane is poised to give Hawaii an unusually major encounter with a major cyclone - and could batter the Big Island with rain and tropical storm force winds as early as Wednesday night .
  • Florida Governor Declares Emergency Over Red Tide For 7 Counties

    Florida Governor Declares Emergency Over Red Tide For 7 Counties

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    This year's red tide crisis has attracted national attention. The Governor of Florida issued a state of emergency in response to this year's excessive red tide, the toxic algae bloom spreading across the West Coast of the Sunshine State and leaving beaches covered with piles of dead marine wildlife.
  • Subtropical storm Debby forms in the deep Atlantic

    Subtropical storm Debby forms in the deep Atlantic

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    Debby is forecast to dissipate in a couple of days. Hurricane Hector is tracking for a close call with Hawaii's Big Island, parts of which are still coping with destruction from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano. Hurricane Hector, with 130 mph winds , is about 540 miles east-southeast of Hilo. Subtropical storms usually have winds that are spread out farther from the center, and they are often asymmetric.
  • The toxic red tide that’s decimating Florida’s marine life

    The toxic red tide that’s decimating Florida’s marine life

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    With red tide, the water might be a little discolored with a hint of red or brown but it's not always visible. Red tide, which refers to higher than normal algae blooms of the organism Karenia brevis, happens nearly annually and has been a natural occurrence for centuries.
  • NASA names new crews for space travel

    NASA names new crews for space travel

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    Nine astronauts were named to ride the SpaceX Dragon and Boeing Starliner capsules _ five on the first crew flights and four on the second round of missions to the International Space Station . NASA has spent billions developing the Space Launch System and its first flight, scheduled for 2020, will send an uncrewed capsule around the moon and back.
  • Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

    Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

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    Mars will shine bright and look bigger between now and Tuesday. Mars will rise in the southeast around sunset and slowly track across the sky throughout the night before setting to the southwest around sunrise, local time. This means you can see it with the naked eye. Mars can be seen near Capricornus. A massive dust storm that has engulfed the planet will make viewing surface details more hard than it typically would be for those using a telescope, but the dust also reflects the sun's ...
  • Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

    Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

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    It has astronomers across the nation excited. Stardome Observatory astronomy educator Josh Kirkley said New Zealanders wanting to see the blood moon should get a clear view of the western horizon and keep their eyes peeled from 6.25am until the moon sets at 7.20am.
  • Latest Blue Origin Launch Tests Space Exploration Technologies

    Latest Blue Origin Launch Tests Space Exploration Technologies

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    The New Shepard reusable rocket lifted off from the Washington-based company's suborbital facility in Van Horn, Texas , about 10 a.m. During that test, the spacecraft's emergency motor was sacked 45 seconds into the flight, at an altitude of 16,000 feet (4,876 meters), slamming the rocket booster with 70,000 pounds of thrust and forceful exhaust.
  • First Atlantic hurricane puts Dominica on alert

    First Atlantic hurricane puts Dominica on alert

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    National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory . It was predicted to pass south of Puerto Rico on Monday as a tropical depression, but forecasters warned that the storm-wracked USA territory could see up to 30 miles per hour winds and heavy rains that could cause flooding and mudslides.
  • Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

    Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

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    BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams said workers have unloaded oil from 10 of the oil tank cars that didn't leak after Friday's derailment about 15 miles south of the Minnesota border. The train was carrying tar sands oil from Canada to Oklahoma for ConocoPhillips. The derailment of 32 oil tanker cars Friday just south of Doon has caused concern for towns and cities downstream, as far south as Omaha, Nebraska, about 150 miles from the derailment site.
  • U.S. states declare emergency ahead of subtropical storm

    U.S. states declare emergency ahead of subtropical storm

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    The hurricane center said a tropical storm warning was in effect from the Suwannee River in Florida to the Alabama-Florida state line. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm conditions are expected with winds sustained at 39 miles per hour or greater.
  • OnePlus 6 unboxing and first look

    OnePlus 6 unboxing and first look

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    What helps trim those bezels down is the notch , a cutout at the top of the phone housing the camera and the earpiece. Another Apple inspiration for OnePlus would be iPhone X-like gestures on OnePlus 6 . After clicking, you can speak commands for playing music, getting weather info and things like that. The device is powered by Android 8 .1 Oreo with the latest Oxygen OS on top of it.
  • Jupiter's Moon Europa Shoots Water Into Space, New Research Suggests

    Jupiter's Moon Europa Shoots Water Into Space, New Research Suggests

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    Galileo recorded tons of data in the seven plus years it orbiting Jupiter . But the probe never directly encountered any of that water - or so scientists thought at the time. Today, NASA unveiled the salty plumes of Jupiter's moon Europa , but Texas Representative John Culberson beat them to it last week. They analyzed and modeled the data to explain this discrepancy.
  • Xiaomi planning separate camera division for its smartphones

    Xiaomi planning separate camera division for its smartphones

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    After launching the Redmi S2 smartphone in China , Xiaomi looks all set to introduce the handset in the Indian market. The device is expected to launch in May and we can expect the teaser in the next few days. It may be recalled that the Redmi S2 was launched in China this month. According to some earlier reports, the company to call the device as Xiaomi Mi 8, as it comes out as the 8th-anniversary edition smartphone of Xiaomi.
  • Google I/O : Don't miss the impressive new features arriving to Google Assistant

    Google I/O : Don't miss the impressive new features arriving to Google Assistant

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    Next, tap on the menu icon in the top left corner of the display, locate the Google Assistant subheading, and then select More settings . Owners of Google's own Pixel phones will get the updates most quickly. "It's made us even more reflective of our responsibilities", Pichai said at the annual Google I/O developers conference in California . Android phones constitute round about 85 percent of the world's phones according to IDC which means Google's adjustment to its operating ...
  • Opp attacks CM Manohar Lal over foreign visit

    Opp attacks CM Manohar Lal over foreign visit

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    People in our country have been praying in public for centuries so why is this being brought up now? Jalaluddin, a Haryana Waqf Board officer, told PTI, "Waqf Board has written a letter to Gurgaon district administration with the lists of encroached land near mosques and asked the officers concerned to remove encroachment so that the Muslim people can use it for offering namaz (prayer)".
  • Nintendo Hiring Level Designer for The Legend of Zelda Game Series

    Nintendo Hiring Level Designer for The Legend of Zelda Game Series

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    You'll be expected to communicate in Japanese, so that could be a stumbling block for many of us. According to the information contained in the job announcement, the level designer in question should deal with dungeons, scenarios, management of events and enemies, obviously with a view to a new project dedicated to the series of The Legend of Zelda .