• Person Bridge above Cape Fear shut down amid flooding from Florence
Person Bridge above Cape Fear shut down amid flooding from Florence

After submerging North Carolina with almost 3 feet of rain, the storm dumped more than 6.5 inches of rain in the Northeast, where it caused flash flooding. Items have been brought into the city by big military trucks and helicopters, which also have been used to pluck hundreds of desperate people from atop homes and other structures.

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  • Trump to visit as North Carolina; Gov. Cooper pleads for patience
Trump to visit as North Carolina; Gov. Cooper pleads for patience

North Carolina is also known for its pork industry, with more than 2,100 hog farms in the state. While DiPaola has said he "came to North Carolina to cover a story, not become the story, for obvious ethical reasons", the dogs aren't the only lives he's helped saved; a feral kitten struggling with the flood waters was also, luckily, in DiPaola's...

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  • Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'
Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

SpaceX , which is under contract by NASA to fly its astronauts to the International Space Station, recently announced it had to delay that first flight to April of next year. "In order to minimize the development risk and cost, we chose to "commonize" the engine between the booster and ship", Musk said, adding that Raptor engines that are optimized...

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  • President Trump to visit Carolinas in hurricane’s aftermath
President Trump to visit Carolinas in hurricane’s aftermath

In North Carolina , transportation officials Tuesday continued advising motorists who ordinarily might take southbound I-95 from Virginia to SC that flooding has made long sections of I-95 in North Carolina impassable. First responders have rescued and evacuated more than 2,600 people as of Monday. Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Manag...

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  • Justice Department Investigating Elon Musk’s Comments About Taking Tesla Private
Justice Department Investigating Elon Musk’s Comments About Taking Tesla Private

The Justice Department asked Tesla for documents about Musk's announcement, Tesla said , describing it as a "voluntary request". The tweet sent stocks soaring almost 11 percent that day, as Musk elaborated , "I'm trying to accomplish an outcome where Tesla can operate at its best, free from as much distraction and short-term thinking as p...

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  • Donald Trump Predicts Democrats Will Lie About Hurricane Florence Response
Donald Trump Predicts Democrats Will Lie About Hurricane Florence Response

Reed Timmer reports as floodwaters inundate Wilmington , North Carolina, cutting off the city from the rest of the state. "We want you home , but you can't come yet". The National Weather Service is extending their flood advisory to include southwestern ME and parts of Rockingham county in southern New Hampshire.

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  • Kroger and Red Cross join forces for hurricane relief
Kroger and Red Cross join forces for hurricane relief

The relief assistance from the TD Charitable Foundation includes $50,000 to the American Red Cross of Cape Fear in North Carolina and $50,000 to the American Red Cross of Eastern South Carolina . More than 1,500 disaster workers from around the country - including more than four dozen from northwest OH - are in route to the region to help....

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  • Aerial Footage Shows The Damage Caused By Hurricane Florence in North Carolina
Aerial Footage Shows The Damage Caused By Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

More than a dozen rivers across North Carolina were at major flood stage on Monday or threatening to rise to critical levels. Fayetteville sits along the banks of the Cape Fear River, which is up to 53.95 feet at that location, according to the National Weather Service.

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  • Aerial Footage Shows The Damage Caused By Hurricane Florence in North Carolina
Aerial Footage Shows The Damage Caused By Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

More than a dozen rivers across North Carolina were at major flood stage on Monday or threatening to rise to critical levels. Fayetteville sits along the banks of the Cape Fear River, which is up to 53.95 feet at that location, according to the National Weather Service.

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  • What Happened When This Family Chose To Stay For Hurricane Florence (HBO)
What Happened When This Family Chose To Stay For Hurricane Florence (HBO)

Because President Trump declared Virginia a disaster area in advance of the storm, and because federal officials agreed with the decision to evacuate, up to 75 percent of Virginia's liability could be reimbursed by the federal government, Layne said.

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  • SpaceX reveals Yusaku Maezawa will fly 'around the Moon' in historic announcement
SpaceX reveals Yusaku Maezawa will fly 'around the Moon' in historic announcement

Elon Musk's SpaceX has been talking up its plans to shoot tourists around the moon since early 2017 . Musk would not say what the trip would cost, but did say that the design of the almost 400-foot tall rocket had evolved recently, with the first flights to orbit coming in two to three years.

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  • Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip
Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip

The amount Maezawa is paying for the trip was not disclosed, however, Musk said the businessman outlaid a significant deposit and will have a material impact on the cost of developing the BFR. The company has grown from its origins as a mail-order music album business, and now makes most of its money through its shopping website Zozotown, which i...

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  • Death toll rises to 11 as Florence continues battering US East Coast
Death toll rises to 11 as Florence continues battering US East Coast

It's a slow-moving storm , creeping westward at just 2 miles per hour on Saturday - not even as fast as the average person walks. A day after blowing ashore with 90 miles per hour winds, Florence practically parked itself over land all day long and poured on the rain.

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  • NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing Ice
NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing Ice

The agency's Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California early Saturday morning and headed over the Pacific Ocean. It measures height by precisely timing how long it takes individual photons of light from a Laser to leave the satellite, bounce off Earth and return to the satellite.

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  • 'The worst is yet to come,' officials warn as Florence batters America
'The worst is yet to come,' officials warn as Florence batters America

Rescue teams searched overnight for a one-year-old boy who was swept away outside Charlotte, North Carolina, after rushing water pushed his mother's vehicle off the road, the Union County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook . ► At least 500 ,000 customers are without power across the Carolinas . "We got thrown into mailboxes, houses, trees", said ...

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  • Hurricane Florence cuts off road access to N. Carolina city
Hurricane Florence cuts off road access to N. Carolina city

Flash flood watches are in place for southwest Virginia as the storm swerves inland again. Federal data show there were roughly 5.1 million active flood insurance policies in the U.S.as of July 31, up from 4.94 million a year earlier. As the United States dealt with Florence, a super typhoon made landfall in China's Guangdong on Sunday after barr...

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  • Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power
Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power

Hurricane-force winds, which stretch up to 80 miles from the storm's center, will be felt in North and SC by Thursday night. On Thursday morning, a tweet from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division brought this perspective on Florence's sheer size: It's "larger than SC and North Carolina combined".

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  • 2.4M people evacuated in southern China due to Typhoon Mangkhut
2.4M people evacuated in southern China due to Typhoon Mangkhut

Mangkhut arrived in China after making landfall Saturday morning on Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines . Authorities in southern China had issued a red alert, the most severe warning, as the national meteorological center said the densely populated region would face a "severe test caused by wind and rain".

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  • Five dead as Hurricane Florence downgraded to tropical storm
Five dead as Hurricane Florence downgraded to tropical storm

The Wilmington Police Department confirmed the deadly incident on Twitter , mentioning that the father is being hospitalized for injuries he suffered when the large tree fell on the home . Inland South Carolina likely has serious flooding to come, with waters already rising in communities such as Conway near Myrtle Beach - and some rivers may n...

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  • Paul Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?
Paul Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?

Facing another costly trial in Washington this month, with no sign of a presidential pardon on the horizon, Manafort's... But if nothing else, we should remind ourselves that Manafort is now the fifth former Trump aide to plead guilty to charges stemming from the Mueller investigation; the others are Michael Flynn, Rick Gates, George Papadopo...

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