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Rain, landslides, flooding: Hurricane Lane's impact on Hawaii, in photos

Rain, landslides, flooding: Hurricane Lane's impact on Hawaii, in photos

The storm has gained a little more strength and is expected to move into the Central Pacific Basin (crossing 140 W) later today. To recap, Hurricane Lane was approaching Hawaii last week until strong wind shear and trade winds steadily weakened it from a category 5 hurricane to a tropical storm over a three-day period before finally pushing it away from the islands last Friday. Read More

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Lindsey Graham Honors John McCain In Emotional Senate Speech

Lindsey Graham Honors John McCain In Emotional Senate Speech

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are working on a bill that would rename the "problematic" Russell Senate Office Building after the late Sen. It gave the nation something to talk about at a time when we can't agree on anything. "I don't know where that came from", Bidwill said when asked if he could be a replacement. Read More

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Arizona volunteers travel to Hawaii to help residents prepare for hurricane

Arizona volunteers travel to Hawaii to help residents prepare for hurricane

The National Weather Service said Lane is expected to make a gradual turn toward the northwest Wednesday, followed by a more northward motion into the islands on Thursday. He also announced that all public schools, University of Hawaii campuses and non-essential government offices on the islands of Oahu and Kauai would be closed for at least two days starting on Thursday. Read More

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Hawaii braces for 'life threatening' hit from Hurricane Lane

Hawaii braces for 'life threatening' hit from Hurricane Lane

The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding the public to stay off the water when hurricane or tropical storm force winds are present, and to stay clear of beaches. There is still considerable uncertainty on Lane's expect track beyond 48 hours but those in the Hawaiian Islands should keep a vigilant eye on Lane and follow the Central Pacific Hurricane Center for the latest details on the protection of life and property. Read More

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Trump seeks to roll back Obama-era coal emissions standards

Trump seeks to roll back Obama-era coal emissions standards

Trump, who has scheduled a rally on Tuesday in coal-producing state West Virginia, has vowed to end what he termed "the war on coal" and boost domestic fossil fuels production. The EPA says should all states adopt these new efficiencies - it's unlikely all will - emissions will go down by around 1% by 2030. Andrew Wheeler, the current acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is a former coal industry lobbyist. Read More

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Trump vows to yank security clearance for DOJ's Bruce Ohr

Trump vows to yank security clearance for DOJ's Bruce Ohr

Ohr has come under Republican scrutiny for his contacts to Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS. In the statement , the officials call the move "unprecedented" and caution against using security clearances as a political tool. The letter , released Thursday, defends Brennan , whose security clearance was revoked in what critics say was retribution for speaking out against Trump. Read More

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Friday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 85 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Bouts of heavy rain on saturated ground may cause lowland and poor-drainage flooding issues, so please stay alert and remember: never drive through water-covered roads! In fact, for the third straight day, flash flood warnings have been issued for parts of the area especially hard hit by repeated heavy rain. Read More

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Partial Solar eclipse today; few things to keep in mind

Partial Solar eclipse today; few things to keep in mind

Doctors warn of a solar Eclipse might have a negative impact on health of even healthy people. The Greeks believed that a solar eclipse was a sign of angry gods and could portend natural disasters. "Like the partial solar eclipse of Saturday, two more solar eclipses were also not visible in India", says Director and Founder, Planetary Society of India, N Sri Raghunandan Kumar. Read More

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NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

Altogether, the Parker probe will make 24 close approaches to our star during the seven-year, $1.5 billion journey. The probe, about the size of a auto, will fly through the Sun's atmosphere and will come as close as 3.8 million miles to the star's surface, well within the orbit of Mercury and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before (Earth's average distance to the Sun is 93 million miles), according to NASA. Read More

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Our Favourite Photos of the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse

Our Favourite Photos of the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse

In fact, you will not be able to see it in North America at all unless you are in a specific part of Newfoundland, Canada, according to Vox. Check this page closer to 3 p.m. In Britain , for example, the lunar eclipse lasted throughout the evening, beginning when the moon rose at 8:50 p.m. During this total eclipse , the Moon - earth's natural satellite - will turn striking shade of red. Read More

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Heat wave will continue for central Pa. on Monday

Heat wave will continue for central Pa. on Monday

More advisories and warnings are likely after that if the heat wave persists. "Drink plenty of water, use air conditioning or go to an air-conditioned place, and avoid strenuous outdoor activity during the periods of intense heat". The strong ridge of high pressure at the surface and aloft should finally start to break down by the latter half of next week allowing the heat to ease somewhat. Read More

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Obama Blasts Trump For 'Ripping Children From Their Parents' Arms'

Obama Blasts Trump For 'Ripping Children From Their Parents' Arms'

A new report by BuzzFeed News revealed how foreign nationals are now having second thoughts before traveling to the U.S. -Mexico border and crossing illegally with their children thanks to Trump's immigration crackdown. "We will be going through Congress". Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the family separation crisis Wednesday, calling on Americans to "find a way to welcome the refugee and the immigrant". Read More

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We may not be hosts soon but we can take notes

We may not be hosts soon but we can take notes

Germany will be 90 minutes away from their second straight World Cup , while France will be 90 minutes away from getting redemption from the 2016 Euros final loss. "We sat there for eight hours in Houston and walked through each portion of our bid hour after hour, so I'm sure we'll do that again", Nelson says . Read More

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Morocco to bid for 2030 World Cup after losing 2026 bid

Morocco to bid for 2030 World Cup after losing 2026 bid

Where Morocco needed to spend billions of dollars building or renovating all 14 proposed stadiums, North America could host the World Cup nearly immediately if needed. 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 Moroccan bid, which carried an estimated price tag above $15 billion . Read More

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Two journalists killed as storm drenches US South

Two journalists killed as storm drenches US South

Alberto's winds slowed down throughout Monday as it made landfall in Laguna Beach, west of Panama City on the northern Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Centre. They stocked up on groceries and settled in for card games. Forecasters say the center of what's left of Alberto is over northwest Alabama , posing a continued threat for heavy rain and flash flooding in several states even though it's no longer a subtropical storm. Read More

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Storm Alberto maintains strength as it approaches Gulf Coast

Storm Alberto maintains strength as it approaches Gulf Coast

Storm Alberto is not expected to strengthen into a hurricane but will still pose dangers to residents and holidaymakers across the south-east. As of 5pm Sunday evening. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 5 a.m. EDT Monday that Alberto was maintaining its strength as it approached the Florida panhandle and was centered about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Destin. Read More

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Nokia X6 with display notch, dual cameras launched: Price and features

Nokia X6 with display notch, dual cameras launched: Price and features

Looks like Android P is coming to few more Nokia phones as well - the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 (2017). On the whole, the Nokia X6 is a sleek piece of handset that buyers no doubt will like to hold on their hands. To the front, there's a 16 MP F/2.0 selfie shooter, which comes with AI selfies for background blur & stickers. The smartphone also has 3.5mm headphone jack slot, and comes with a single microphone. Read More

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The new Google News app is now widely available

The new Google News app is now widely available

We gave the new app a spin to find out if it has a shot at being the most effective way to read the news. Unlike the considerably more limited availability of Apple News, which remains available only in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, Google has rolled out its new Google News app to 127 countries worldwide, replacing both the Google Play Newsstand and Google News & Weather apps with a single, unified app. Read More

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Microsoft Making Cheaper Surface Tablet To Compete With Apple's iPad

Microsoft Making Cheaper Surface Tablet To Compete With Apple's iPad

The new tablets will also supposedly be the first Surface devices to sport USB Type-C port, and those universal connectors will be used for charging instead of the proprietary Surface Pro power connector. Why is Microsoft trying again, after its failure and subsequent $900 million write-down with Surface RT devices , to attack the low-end PC/tablet market? Peter Wootton, a spokesman for Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft, declined to comment. Read More

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Metro Exodus delayed, won't see light of day until Q1 2019

Metro Exodus delayed, won't see light of day until Q1 2019

The rest of the announcement reports some pretty bullish results for THQ Nordic , including an increase in net sales of 673%. Both games are developed by InXile, a California-based studio founded by the industry legend Brian Fargo. Metro Exodus was revealed on Microsoft's E3 stage previous year with a full gameplay trailer, which you can view below. Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom's story in the greatest Metro adventure yet. Read More

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Facebook says it took down 2 million terrorism posts in 2018

Facebook says it took down 2 million terrorism posts in 2018

The report details Facebook's enforcement efforts from October to March and covers hate speech, fake accounts and spam, terrorist propaganda, graphic violence, adult nudity and sexual activity . presidency bid. Facebook is struggling to block hate speech posts, conceding its detection technology "still doesn't work that well" and it needs to be checked by human moderators. Read More

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FCC Says Net Neutrality Rules to Cease on Jun 11

FCC Says Net Neutrality Rules to Cease on Jun 11

Pai could have allowed the primary portions of the repeal to take effect earlier, but he chose to wait for the OMB to sign off on a new version of the transparency rules that require ISPs to publicly disclose network management practices. Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel called the decision "profoundly disappointing". The U.S. Senate is set to vote as early as next week on whether to reject the FCC repeal of the net neutrality rules, but that effort faces an uphill battle. Read More

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God of War PS4 is getting a photo mode today

God of War PS4 is getting a photo mode today

God of War's photo mode can be accessed through the game's option menu or by enabling touchpad quick access via the settings menu. So, that could happen at some point. With photo mode you can freeze the action during the game to get that ideal image. You can also selectively toggle the visibility of all characters in the scene to highlight some and subdue others. Read More

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The Avengers May Continue Assembling Beyond 'Avengers 4'

The Avengers May Continue Assembling Beyond 'Avengers 4'

But what awaits Marvel fans after The Avengers have run their course? While, they've been tight lipped about their future they've also said they have 20 movies already on the docket and that they "are completely different from anything we've done before - intentionally." Feige has also said that "If the Avengers survive [ Infinity War ], we will see more films with them in space". Read More

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Jio Effect: Vodafone Launches Rs

Jio Effect: Vodafone Launches Rs

Airtel prepaid of Rs. 199 offers 39.2 GB of 3G/4G data having a daily limit of 1.4 GB with validity for 28 days along with local, STD and roaming voice calls and 100 SMS. It is now available in Assam, Mumbai, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh West/East circles. It has Rs. 549 pack that offers 3.5GB 4G data per day along with Unlimited Local, STD+Roaming calls and 100 SMSes per day for a validity period of 28 days. Read More

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