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Author: 0 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Announces $2 Billion Fund to Help Homeless Families

The new "Bezos Day One Fund" is the result; it'll work to issue "awards" to existing nonprofits that provide shelter and food to homeless young families. Many Twitter users agreed with that reasoning. "If billionaires like Bezos were properly taxed then we wouldn't need billionaires like Bezos to sweep in and "rescue" people failed by our underfunded systems," one wrote .

Research Florence now major hurricane, landfall expected for the Carolinas
Author: 0 Florence now major hurricane, landfall expected for the Carolinas

All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but other hurricanes and tropical storms are brewing as well. Jones urged Chatham County residents to continue to monitor Florence and be generally prepared for hurricanes with a hurricane kit, shelter-in-place supplies and an evacuation plan.

Research California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045: governor
Author: 0 California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045: governor

Finally, Brown signed an executive order to spur the state toward "carbon neutrality" by 2045, meaning it will remove as much carbon dioxide from the air as it emits. Last year, California joined Washington state and NY to form the U.S. Climate Alliance, which now includes 17 U.S. states committed to achieving the goals of the Paris climate agreement and meeting or exceeding the targets of the Clean Power Plan crafted by the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency.

Research Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC
Author: 0 Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC

At 2:20 a.m. EDT (0230 UTC) on September 13, Moderate Resolution Imagine Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Hurricane Florence in infrared light. In Myrtle Beach, S.C., and nearby areas, the surge could hit 6-9 feet. In Wilmington, Richard King, 64, said Wednesday that he, his wife and perhaps 60 of their neighbors planned to stay.

Research USA beach town braces for powerful Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 USA beach town braces for powerful Hurricane Florence

Florence is forecast to remain a category 4 hurricane Wednesday and Thursday as it moves closer to the southeast coast of North Carolina. Emergency managers and mayors have warned residents about the danger the Category 4 storm poses. Hurricane warnings are issued 36 hours before tropical storm force winds hit the areas. Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean as it threatens the US East Coast.

Research Senate Judiciary Committee delays vote on Brett Kavanaugh confirmation
Author: 0 Senate Judiciary Committee delays vote on Brett Kavanaugh confirmation

They have set up a fundraising website to support Collins' still-undetermined opponent in the 2020 election - assuming that Collins votes to confirm Kavanaugh and plans to run for re-election. The White House said Kavanaugh was just buying baseball tickets , but "who spends that much money on baseball tickets?" The two activist groups did not respond to a request for comment.

Research 'Extremely dangerous' Florence strengthening on approach to USA coast
Author: 0 'Extremely dangerous' Florence strengthening on approach to USA coast

By Saturday evening, Florence was located 810 miles southeast of Bermuda, and had winds of 70 mph. The storm was centered about 835 miles (1340 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 7 mph (11 kph). Helene is forecast to strengthen, with tropical storm conditions reaching the Cabo Verde Islands Saturday. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, "Florence is moving toward the west near 9 miles per hour (14 km/h), and this general motion is expected to ...

Research Hurricane Florence is coming to the East Coast. Here's what to expect
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence is coming to the East Coast. Here's what to expect

The storm has 115 mph winds and is located 580 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and is moving west at 13 mph. Hurricane Florence , a unsafe Category 4 hurricane, continued it's slow slog toward the N.C. Thousands have also been ordered to evacuate the outer banks of North Carolina, the Charlotte Observer reports : "A State of Emergency was declared Monday on North Carolina's Hatteras Island, with islanders and tourists leading what is expected to be a complete evacuation of ...

Research Evacuations Ordered as Hurricane Florence Aims at US East Coast
Author: 0 Evacuations Ordered as Hurricane Florence Aims at US East Coast

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for the coasts of South Carolina , North Carolina and Virginia , and states of emergency have been declared there as well as Maryland and the District of Columbia. Hurricane Florence has the potential to bring catastrophic flooding to areas of the eastern U.S. already soaked by heavy rain. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the federal government would spare no expense in responding to the likely damage from Hurricane Florence , which ...

Research Three Hurricanes Currently In Atlantic Ocean
Author: 0 Three Hurricanes Currently In Atlantic Ocean

As astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) saw first-hand on Monday morning, hurricanes Isaac and Helene are trailing behind Florence , making for a trio of powerful storms. The state's emergency management agency said it is "preparing for the possibility of a large-scale disaster". Hurricane Isaac was expected to lose strength as it reaches the Caribbean, and Helene , much farther out to sea, may veer northward into the open ocean as the 2018 hurricane season ...

Research South Carolina Coast Ordered To Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 South Carolina Coast Ordered To Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

An average hurricane season includes at least 12 named storms - which may be less powerful than full-fledged hurricanes - and six hurricanes, with three of those being major storms. It was centered about 1,230 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving west at 13 mph. The hurricane center warned that the swells are likely to cause "life-threatening" surf and current conditions.

Research Hurricane Olivia weakens as it tracks toward Hawaii
Author: 0 Hurricane Olivia weakens as it tracks toward Hawaii

Olivia has weakened to a Category 1 (74-95 mph) hurricane with sustained winds near 85 miles per hour, and the system is moving toward the west near 15 miles per hour. According to the NHC, "Olivia is forecast to approach the main Hawaiian Islands from the east on Tuesday, and pass close to or over the Islands on Wednesday".

Research Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast
Author: 0 Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

As of Saturday afternoon, Florence had winds of 70 miles per hour and was crawling to the west at 5 miles per hour. Forecasters said the storm will rapidly intensify beginning Sunday evening and become a major hurricane by Monday. On the other hand, Hurricane Helene is moving toward the west near 20 km/h, and a turn toward the west-northwest is expected on Monday, with a continued west-northwestward motion through Tuesday.

Research Watch Protesters Swarm Sen. Grassley’s Office Before Kavanaugh Hearing: ‘These Are Fascists’
Author: 0 Watch Protesters Swarm Sen. Grassley’s Office Before Kavanaugh Hearing: ‘These Are Fascists’

Red flags abound. And with 102,000 documents withheld by the Trump WH, mostly about judicial noms, we can bet there's more. The document had been held by the committee as confidential, but was made public Thursday. She said she planned to review it as well as other matters before coming to a decision on the nomination, but she did not voice concern about its content.

Research Brett Kavanaugh hearings: Supreme Court nominee faces more grilling
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh hearings: Supreme Court nominee faces more grilling

Booker says he will violate a committee rule and release an email from Kavanaugh on the subject of racial profiling. Leahy said that the Senate Judiciary had other documents that provide even more proof that the nominee misled senators about internal Democratic documents he received, but those records are now "committee confidential", meaning they can only be viewed by members.

Research Tropical Storm Gordon hits Gulf Coast
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Gordon hits Gulf Coast

They did not release the age of the child. The next two systems we are watching could be more in line with the typical long track systems that are born off the west coast of Africa as we monitor the unfolding hurricane season. Crews were already restoring electricity early Wednesday . There were no reports of any injuries or deaths or any damage to buildings, said Alberto Moscoso, a spokesman for the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

Research Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh vows independence, sidesteps questions
Author: 0 Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh vows independence, sidesteps questions

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) whose remarks were most profound . "Judicial nominees have figured out all sorts of ways to avoid answering that question ". But with Wednesday offering the first opportunity for lawmakers to question Kavanaugh, it is unclear what disruptions, if any, will emerge. Democrats have voiced concern about the nominee's views on the scope of presidential power.