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Tropical Storm Imelda floods Texas

20th September 2019

A man wades out through floodwaters caused by heavy rain spawned by Tropical Depression Imelda inundated the area on Sept. 19, 2019, in Patton Village, Texas. (Photo: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP) By Thursday night, floodwaters had started receding in most of the Houston area, said the city’s mayor, Sylvester Turner. Law enforcement officers planned […]

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Russia criticises U.S. general over plan to destroy Kaliningrad air defences

20th September 2019

MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Russia on Friday accused the United States of brazenly threatening it after a senior U.S. general said Washington had drawn up a plan in case it needed to destroy air defences in Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave in Europe. U.S. General Jeffrey Harrigian said on Tuesday that “If we have to go […]

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Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

20th September 2019

CHINA, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews continued to pull motorists and others from high water Friday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda soaked the Houston area, leaving at least two people dead and prompting hundreds of rescues for people trapped during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Imelda’s […]

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Mexico’s Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

20th September 2019

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Hurricane Lorena bore down Friday on Mexico’s resort-studded Los Cabos area. Lorena was forecast to pass over or near the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula later […]

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‘How long have you been sitting on this?!’

20th September 2019

Hey, that wasn’t on the teleprompter! Carson Daly took his “Today” co-hosts by surprise on Friday morning as he shared live on-air that his wife. Siri, is pregnant with their fourth child. “Siri Daly, my incredible wife, she is gearing up for a big spring because that’s when she’s going to give birth to fourth […]

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Scenes of destruction at Saudi oil plant hit by attacks

20th September 2019

Khurais (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) – The dramatic weekend assault on two Saudi oil facilities saw one of the targets struck four times sparking fires that took five hours to extinguish, the national oil company said Friday. At the Khurais plant in eastern Saudi Arabia, a charred web of pipes and supports was flanked by cranes […]

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Brenda L. Jacobs has been missing since 2003. Philadelphia police may have found her remains

20th September 2019

Human remains found by Philadelphia police may close a 16-year-old missing person case, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Jade Gillette Babcock, 49, of Philadelphia was arrested on charges of abuse of corpse, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence, according to a news release from the DA’s office. He was arrested after a legless body […]

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Working Families Party Staffers Face Harassment After Warren Endorsement

20th September 2019

In the days since the Working Families Party endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren for President on Monday, staffers at the progressive group have received hundreds of furious messages, including several using racial slurs against black staffers and at least one celebrating a junior employee’s rape. Maurice Mitchell, the National Director of the Working Families Party (WFP) […]

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House Hearing Devolves into Shouting Match as Sharpton Questioned about Past Statements

20th September 2019

Sparks flew at a House Judiciary Committee on policing last Thursday as Representative Matt Gaetz (R., Flo.) questioned witness Al Sharpton regarding derogatory comments he allegedly made about Jews, whites and African Americans. Gaetz posted a shortened version of the exchange on YouTube, which nevertheless runs to almost a quarter of an hour. Gaetz, like […]

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Area 51 raid morphs into pre-dawn celebration outside secretive U.S. base

20th September 2019

By Lisa Richwine RACHEL, Nev. (Reuters) – A call to “storm” the secretive U.S. military base in the Nevada desert known as Area 51 attracted several dozen revelers to a heavily guarded entrance early Friday, but most did not attempt to enter the site, long rumored to house secrets about extraterrestrial life. A festive scene […]

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