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17 September 2017 8:07 AM Canberra records Cassini's last signal as 13-year Saturn mission ends

US space agency NASA received the final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as its groundbreaking 13-year Saturn mission ended with a meteor-like plunge into the planet's atmosphere. Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, ended its mission around 8.54pm AEST, shortly after it lost contact with Earth as it entered the gas giant's crushing 15

17 September 2017 1:22 AM Hurricane Jose staying off US East Coast

Hurricane Jose is expected to pass east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain off the US East Coast from Virginia to New England, while Tropical Storm Maria formed and is forecast to become a hurricane early next week, the US National Hurricane Center says. Maria could threaten several Caribbean islands, some of which were devastated by Hurricane 29

15 September 2017 1:18 PM Cassini ends 20-year journey

The Saturn probe Cassini has disintegrated in the planet's atmosphere, bringing its 20-year mission to the ringed planet to an end. Cassini had been investigating Saturn and its moons since 2004 as part of a $A4.2 billion project which has unearthed a treasure trove of discoveries. At 9:56 pm AEST time, radio contact with the 22ft-long nuclear-powered 8

15 September 2017 12:24 AM Republicans seethe as Trump flirts with Democrats on immigration

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump on Thursday infuriated some of his staunchest supporters by appearing to back away from vows to curb illegal immigration and embracing a deal with opposition Democrats. Longtime allies dubbed Trump "Amnesty Don" and warned he risked fracturing his political base, after the enigmatic president opened the door for hundreds 34

11 September 2017 8:30 PM Hurricane Irma turns Florida into a ‘war zone’

PHOTOS have emerged of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Florida, which left millions in the dark and unable to return home for weeks. Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday warned the path to recovery from Irma would be long and hard, particularly for the worst-hit Keys island chain that bore the brunt of the storm’s destructive force 42

11 September 2017 3:34 AM Hurricane Irma's force sucks shorelines bare, exposes sea beds

External Link: @Kaydi_K: I am in disbelief right now... This is Long Island, Bahamas and the ocean water is missing. External Link: @WeatherKait: #Bayshore Blvd in #Tampa -- water typically lapping up near the road. People should not be out there, water + additional surge will return. A vehicle drives along Ocean Drive in South Beach as Hurricane Irma arrives 16

11 September 2017 2:57 AM Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida, wreaking destruction

Video has emerged of police arresting looters in Miami, while NBC is also reporting that a 17-year-old male was also shot by an officer. The network is reporting that almost a dozen looters have been arrested, with many caught carrying sneakers after ransacking sports shops. "Going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad life choice," Fort Lauderdale 41

11 September 2017 1:48 AM Hurricane Irma takes aim at central Florida, leaves trail of destruction

Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic, came ashore on Florida on Sunday and battered towns up and down the state. It weakened to a Category 1 hurricane, carrying maximum sustained winds of about 85 miles per hour (135 km per hour) by 2 am ET on Monday. The storm was churning northwest in the center of the state 69

10 September 2017 11:18 PM Hurricane Irma live updates: Deaths as Tampa, Miami, Florida hit by storm surges, tornadoes

UPDATES: Hurricane Irma is pounding Florida, leaving cities on edge with a deadly weather threat looming as looters ransack shops. Irma has lost some strength as it travels north along Florida’s west coast, and is now a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 177km/h. But forecasts warn it will remain a powerful storm as it flooded Miami streets 41

10 September 2017 2:55 PM Hurricane Irma smashes Florida Keys bringing tornadoes, flooding and fierce winds

HURRICANE Irma has ploughed into the Florida Keys, with three confirmed deaths due to the Category 4 storm. Announcing itself with roaring winds, Hurricane Irma ploughed into the Florida Keys for the start of what could be a slow, ruinous march up the state’s west coast toward the heavily populated Tampa-St. Petersburg area. As winds pushed a wall of water 36