One of the most powerful hurricanes ever to menace Bermuda regained strength as it swirled toward the Atlantic island on Thursday, forecasters said, sending residents scrambling to prepare for the second major storm in a week.
Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power in a swipe at North Carolina`s dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea.
In 1961, the US escaped a disaster worse than the devastation wrought in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki when a B-52 air force bomber broke in half mid-air and two nuclear bombs hit the ground in North Carolina, declassified documents show.
Jason Millard has been disqualified from next week`s U.S. Open at Pinehurst, North Carolina after informing organisers that he should have incurred a penalty stroke during sectional qualifying for the year`s second major.
The television viewing figures for next month`s U.S. Open can expect quite a bump after China`s Liang Wenchong ensured he would make his debut at the year`s second major by topping sectional qualifying in Japan.
A US atom bomb nearly exploded in 1961 over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima, according to a declassified document published in a British newspaper on Friday.