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Michael Jordan makes two enormous donations to Hurricane Florence victims

Trump's peppy mood in the face of, well, a disaster wasn't just a one-off. Ever since the response to Hurricane Katrina crippled George W. Bush's administration...


Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become first moon space tourist

It was not clear how much Maezawa paid for the trip. The Japanese will contact first to the artists that he "loves". "I choose to invite artists from around the...


Florence's Wrath Spreads To The Northeast With Heavy Rain

More miles of northbound Interstate 95 in SC, just south of the North Carolina line, have been closed due to flooding from Hurricane Florence , the S.C. "We've...


SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon

The feed is supposed to start around 9 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. PDT). You can also watch the stream in this story. And earlier this month, a video of Musk smoking mar...


SpaceX's first private passenger is Japanese fashion magnate Maezawa

At the time, SpaceX said two people signed a deal with SpaceX to make a trip around the moon aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket. Before he introduced Maezawa, Mu...


Flooded city sets curfew; roads unpassable

It diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore, but forecasters said the 560km-wide storm's slow progress across North and SC could leave much of the regi...


ULA launches final Delta II rocket with NASA's ICESat-2

It revealed that sea ice was thinning, and ice cover was disappearing from coastal areas in Greenland and Antarctica. After a 30-year career and countless mem...


With "Angry Waters" Rising, Officials Warn Of Risk To Life From Florence

The flooding soon spread into SC, swamping places like North Myrtle Beach, in a resort area known for its white sands and multitude of golf courses. "Even tho...


More than 870,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland

Picture of Hurricane Florence taken by astronaut Ricky Arnold from the International Space Station. While Florence is, as of 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, no...


Flights cancelled in the US Southeast as Hurricane Florence approaches

Florence's top sustained wind speeds dropped from a high of 225kmh to 175kmh as its outer rain bands approached the North Carolina coast early on Thursday. Nort...


Death toll rise to 13, Florence continues to wreak havoc in US

Most of the fatalities occurred in North Carolina, where officials confirmed eight victims. 'And numerous rivers will see prolonged flooding, some not cresting ...


Hurricane Florence floods parts of the Carolinas with pounding wind and rain

Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Category 1 storm in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina , after stalking the Carolina coast for days. President Donal...


John Kerry blasts Pres. Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate pact

Outside the conference, hundreds of protesters said Brown could do more in California, and about a dozen briefly interrupted Bloomberg's speech with chants th...


Reporter mocked for 'Oscar-worthy' Hurricane Florence broadcast

The hurricane is massive: at 400 miles wide, its hurricane-force winds stretch across a 160-mile span, as ABC reported . On the forecast track, the center of F...


Over 722,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

Three of these - North Carolina's Brunswick Nuclear Plant, and South Carolina's Robinson and Vogtle Nuclear Stations - are located in areas that will likely s...


Storm toll 13 as Carolinas brace for river flooding

The NHC said hurricane-force winds extended outward 80 miles from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extended almost 195 miles out. "I'm not...


The Potential Reality Of Hurricane Florence Is Terrifying

Wilmington resident Julie Terrell said she was concerned after walking to breakfast past a row of shops fortified with boards, sandbags and hurricane shutters....


The Weather Channel Goes All In With Apocalyptic Hurricane Florence Graphics

The storm knocked out power to more than 890,000 homes and businesses, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the USA electrical grid. "One minute we're at...


First death during Hurricane Florence confirmed in Pender County

Wilmington Police have confirmed that a mother and infant were killed when a tree fell on their home. The father was also home, and he was taken to the New Ha...


Gov. McMaster cautions SC residents as Hurricane Florence moves toward state

Officials in North Myrtle Beach, where some flooding was occurring, did report some delays in their 911 emergency system, according to a news release, but the...


Maryland Task Force One heads south to help prepare for Hurricane Florence

One of the first major Atlantic hurricanes of 2018, Hurricane Florence is now under category 2 with max winds at 105 miles per hour. Florence is now a Cate...


Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

A man runs past a mandatory evacuation sign before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Most of the North and SC coastlines ...


Florence death toll rises to 5 amid massive deluge

NOAA NOAA / Reuters Hurricane Florence is shown from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) #GOESEast satellite shortly after the storm ma...


Florence, a wet and unwanted visitor, besieges Carolinas

The governor of North Carolina on Saturday, September 15 warned residents displaced by a killer storm against returning home because of the dangers posed by ris...


NASA revealed the extent of hurricane Florence from space

Hurricane Florence has reportedly been causing 80-plus feet waves. "Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category four hurricane?" Here she was captured ch...


Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina

Storm Florence may have weakened but the full extent of the damage it has wreaked may not become clear for days. According to the National Hurricane Center ,...


Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast

Duke Energy said Florence, a Category 2 storm , could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could la...


Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas

The administration said that as Florence, a Category 2 storm, is expected to make landfall in the USA southeast coast on Friday, the massive storm will obstruct...


FEMA faces Hurricane Florence with range of housing options from 2017 storms

Politico said Long began using a staff driver for those journeys when his term began previous year, and that aides also traveled with him at taxpayer expense. ...


'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

Sunday as the Florence's winds die down to tropical storm force (39 to 73 mph). Florence is expected to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday (Sept...


At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

About 809,000 of those customers are North Carolina , and about 155,000 are in SC. McMaster had ordered residents in most of the state's coastal counties to ...


Hurricane Florence Satellite Images Revealed Rare Phenomenon Over The Atlantic

Helene had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and was moving north-northeast at 22 miles per hour. The Wilmington airport had a wind gust clocked a...


Hurricane Florence: Woman, baby die after tree falls on house

The National Hurricane Center downgraded it to a tropical storm on Friday afternoon, but warned that life-threatening storm surges - in which water is pushe...


Carolina coast braces for 'Mike Tyson punch' from hurricane

As of 8am local time, it was centred about 170 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and about 220 miles east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South C...


Four killed as Hurricane Florence swamps Carolinas

More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm. There have been numerous calls for fallen trees, according to officia...