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by | September 17, 2018 | 14:32

In Pender County, the third victim suffered a heart attack and died inside her Hampstead home. The enormous storm crept at a 6 miles per hour pace, making it clear that the trouble was just beginning. "It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave". The storm is so violent that it has caused storm surges of seawater, thrusting the water ashore as high as 10 feet.

by | September 16, 2018 | 00:31

More ominously, forecasters said the onslaught would last for hours and hours because Florence was barely creeping along at 6 mph (9 kph) and still drawing energy from the ocean. According to Roberts, citizen volunteers with their own boats had offered to help the city coordinate rescues. NEW BERN, NC - SEPTEMBER 13: Residents try to prepare for more floodwaters at the Trent Court public housing apartments after the Neuse River went over its banks during Hurricane Florence September 13, ...

by | September 16, 2018 | 00:10

At 11am local time on Wednesday (early Thursday AEST), the storm was located about 785km southeast of Wilmington , North Carolina. The National Weather Service's best guess was that the hurricane would blow ashore Saturday morning along the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then push its rainy way westward with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding.

by | September 16, 2018 | 00:04

The mother and her baby were killed in New Hanover County when a tree fell on their house, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told media Friday night. The National Hurricane Center said Florence is moving west at 2 mph (3.2 kph), with its center located about 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina .

by | September 15, 2018 | 23:33

The storms themselves - with a calm "eye" at their center - can measure up to 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) across. Though there now are no coastal watches or warnings , over the next couple days the disturbance could produce gusty winds and rain storms for Hispaniola and Jamaica.

by | September 14, 2018 | 23:29

The summit will take place during Xi's working visit to Russia's far-eastern port city of Vladivostok on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Chinese foreign ministry said Friday. Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that Russian Federation and China should work together to oppose trade protectionism and what he called unilateral approaches to worldwide problems, a veiled reference to USA foreign policy.

by | September 14, 2018 | 23:31

Chinese military vehicles through a field in Chita, Eastern Siberia, during the Vostok 2018 exercises, September 11, 2018. The huge week-long exercise, called Vostok 2018, is being held in eastern Siberia, and also includes the Chinese army.

by | September 14, 2018 | 22:36

SpaceX, the private space exploration company that tests its rocket motors at its facility in McGregor west of Waco, has signed up a traveler for a flight to the moon. In a recent question-and-answer session held in Madrid, SpaceX president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell said the company is targeting initial tests on the vehicle in late 2019 and launches as early as 2021.

by | September 14, 2018 | 21:36

The official track has Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast from Thursday night until landfall Saturday morning or so, then veering south through SC and Georgia into Monday. The ocean is moving inland ahead of Florence as storm surge begins to flood the Carolinas coast, according to the NHC. It said that the storm, which was located at 775 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.

by | September 14, 2018 | 19:10

The charges were filed in a criminal information, a document that suggests a deal has been reached. Manafort is admitting his guilt to those 10 remaining charges by pleading guilty on Friday, according to the plea agreement, but those charges will be dismissed at the time of Manafort's sentencing in Virginia, or at the time of the end of his cooperation, Weissman said.

by | September 12, 2018 | 17:39

The location of the exercises close to Japan, North and South Korea and China suggest that Russian Federation is keen to increase its influence in the region, and Mr Putin himself underlined this message with a visit to Vladivostok this week to meet with Chinese opposite number Xi Jinping.

by | September 12, 2018 | 17:42

Mr Putin said Moscow had identified the suspects and found that they were civilians. "Of course, we've looked into who these people are". Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the plenary session titled "The Far East: Expanding the Range of Possibilities" as part of the 2018 Eastern Economic Forum at the Far Eastern Federal University on Russky Island in Vladivostok , Sept.

by | September 12, 2018 | 15:30

Even without the ads, Russians took to the streets yesterday to protest the pension plan. Police on September 9 detained 839 people at the election-day protests, which were held in dozens of cities and towns across Russian Federation, according to OVD-Info.

by | September 12, 2018 | 14:33

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center have said Florence is expected to be an extremely unsafe storm by the time it nears the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday. A third storm, Tropical Depression Nine, is moving west-northwest at 5 miles per hour in the eastern Atlantic. Although it is quite a distance away, swells generated by Florence will begin to affect Bermuda Saturday, and Florida along with most of the East Coast of the US will see increasing waves and rip currents ...

by | September 11, 2018 | 19:19

While speaking at the University of Illinois, Obama criticized what American politics have become, specifically targeting U.S. President Donald Trump for perpetuating problems. Obama's speech at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California , a region traditionally held by Republicans , was a stump for Democrats Josh Harder, TJ Cox, Katie Hill, Gil Cisneros, Katie Porter, Harley Rouda and Mike Levin.

by | September 11, 2018 | 17:18

Monday. Coastal areas are likely to experience storm surges and the hurricane may dump heavy rains across the entire mid-Atlantic region, causing risky floods. Henry McMaster (R) on Monday ordered a mandatory evacuation of the state's coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence's expected arrival on Thursday. Florence could be only the second Category 4 storm to pummel the Carolinas since 1800, when record-keeping began.

by | September 11, 2018 | 09:42

Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches will be issued on Tuesday as the storm is expected to head toward the southeastern US, potentially making landfall, still as a category 4 hurricane, Thursday afternoon or night. - Both North and SC are under states of emergency as Hurricane Florence looks to strike the Carolina coast. It was picking up speed over the Atlantic's warm waters, causing concerns about landfall and flooding from heavy rains afterward, possibly late Thursday or Friday.

by | September 10, 2018 | 19:19

Hurricane Isaac strengthened overnight to become the fifth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season and the third now swirling towards the United States , joining Hurricanes Florence and Helene . Florence was producing large swells expected to reach from the northern Caribbean to the southern coasts of Canada´s Maritime provinces. Its maximum sustained winds are at 105 miles per hour (165 kmh).

by | September 10, 2018 | 18:45

Trump's impulsive, paranoid decision-making. "Just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources", Trump said. Stephens, a regular critic of the president, said that he doesn't think that the passages in the book, which hits shelves on Tuesday, will sway Trump's base, but he said he thinks it could convince voters who were unsure about voting for Trump or his 2016 Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ...

by | September 10, 2018 | 18:32

Mr Xi also reaffirmed China's commitment to reinforcing relations with North Korea . The parade was more low key than a parade staged in April 2017 that featured an array of ballistic missiles , exacerbating tensions with the United States.

by | September 09, 2018 | 15:17

The rate of leaks was seven times higher compared to the same period in the presidencies of Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Meanwhile, a number of senior officials have denied being the anonymous writer , including vice president Mike Pence, secretary of state Mike Pompeo, defence secretary Jim Mattis and director of national intelligence Dan Coats.

by | September 09, 2018 | 14:49

He, along with two others, Luis Felipe Calderon, 48, and Richard Newcomer, 64, were shot dead by the gunman identified as Omar Perez, 29. "This is a horrific incident and we really are grateful to the quick and decisive actions of the officers and fire personnel who responded", said Isaac.

by | September 09, 2018 | 14:37

Bobbitt, 35, captured national headlines past year after giving McClure, 28, his last $20 to buy gas when her vehicle broke down on Interstate 95 near Philadelphia, where he was living under a bridge. Neither they nor Bobbit was in court Wednesday. Lawyers for Bobbitt and the couple have disagreed on how much of the $400,000 that was raised has already been spent on Bobbitt's behalf.

by | September 09, 2018 | 14:35

Lula appealed the electoral court decision that denied his candidacy, but on Thursday, Brazil's Supreme Court rejected it, effectively putting an end to the former president's hopes. During an event later in the nation's capital, Brazil's President Michel Temer said that "the intolerance that there's been in Brazilian society is unacceptable".

by | September 09, 2018 | 14:24

California's insurance commissioner said Thursday that victims of that fire and one in the Mendocino area - the two largest blazes in the state so far this year - have filed more than 10,000 claims so far totaling $845 million. As of Friday night, the fire is estimated to be 31,325 acres. Fire officials feared that once the inversion layer sitting over the fire cleared, the blaze would once again explode through the mountainous forest region, heading farther north toward Gibson, east toward ...