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This image provided by NOAA taken Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 at 2 a.m. EDT shows Hurricane Iselle, left and Hurricane Julio. Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific.

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This image provided by NOAA taken Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 at 2 a.m. EDT shows Hurricane Iselle, left and Hurricane Julio. Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific.

Hawaiian Election: Eye of the Storm

Hurricane Iselle is supposed to hit Hawaii Thursday. Hurricane Julio is tracking for Sunday. In the middle of that: Election Day, Saturday. And, as of now, it’s still on. “There’s no Plan B,” Rex Quidilla, spokesman for the Hawaii Office...

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Jennifer Maier, Union Beach Borough Administrator, walks past debris from Hurricane Sandy on Nov. 3, 2012 in New Jersey.

Photograph by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Jennifer Maier, Union Beach Borough Administrator, walks past debris from Hurricane Sandy on Nov. 3, 2012 in New Jersey.

Robots Respond First with Aid — From (the Real) Internet Inventors

Victims of future Hurricane Sandys may someday be rescued by the “articulated, sensate hands” of Atlas, a Boston Dynamics-designed robot in “humanoid” form, according to the company’s  Web-site. The U.S. government is paying researchers to create software that will enable...

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Putting up a security fence around the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 23, 2012 as they wait for Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Putting up a security fence around the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 23, 2012 as they wait for Tropical Storm Isaac.

Republican Convention Starting? — Must be a Hurricane (Isaac, Gustav)

It’s worth taking note of Isaac’s veering course. Yet it’s worth remembering what Isaac and Gustav have in common: Ominous beads on the northern Gulf of Mexico coast at the opening of a Republican National Convention. The opening of the...

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