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'Nowhere for the water to go': Tornadoes, rescues, flooding swamp Central US day after 19 tornadoes 'Nowhere for the water to go': Tornadoes, rescues, flooding swamp Central US day after 19 tornadoes
Emergency officials conducted high-water rescues and a tornado roared near Tulsa International Airport on Tuesday as a powerful storm system battered Oklahoma and threatened at least five states. "Luckily no damage and flights should be resuming soon," airport officials tweeted Tuesday morning. Travelers were briefly moved to shelters and some flights were canceled. In Stillwater, Oklahoma S...
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At least 2M people in the path of 'potentially violent' tornadoes At least 2M people in the path of 'potentially violent' tornadoes
A dangerous day for weather was forecast Monday in portions of Texas and Oklahoma with at least 2 million people in the path of possible tornadoes. "An outbreak of tornadoes, some potentially long-track and violent, is expected today into this evening," the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) warned. The prediction center placed parts of the eastern Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma under a "h...
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Bikers bring 30,000 meals to feed migrants at facility in New Mexico Bikers bring 30,000 meals to feed migrants at facility in New Mexico
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The arrival of about 25 motorcycles announced the donation of 30,000 non-perishable meals for migrants being processed at a facility in New Mexico. Las Cruces Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Daniels, the emergency operations commander on scene, said the donation was a welcome surprise. The bikers arrived Friday ready to unload five or six pallets' worth of meals fr...
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Is California ready to ban gas-powered cars? Not yet. But they're thinking about it Is California ready to ban gas-powered cars? Not yet. But they're thinking about it
LOS ANGELES — California without gasoline-burning cars? The idea is starting to be floated. A top regulator came close Thursday, but ultimately backed away from directly raising the notion of giving the boot to exhaust-belching automobiles, a staple of life in the freeway-happy Golden State for more than a century. Speaking at an air-quality workshop in San Diego, Mary Nichols, chair of the ...
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Violent weather: Hail, damaging winds, tornadoes expected to hammer swath from Texas to Nebraska Violent weather: Hail, damaging winds, tornadoes expected to hammer swath from Texas to Nebraska
Severe storms, with large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes, are expected to hammer major parts of Tornado Alley from Texas to South Dakota Friday in the first round of violent, unsettled weather that's expected to last into next week. The National Weather Service said damaging hail and a few tornadoes are likely in the northern end of the region, straddling Nebraska and South Dakota, and also...
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'Water is what's killing people': Hurricanes could cause catastrophic flooding in Florida 'Water is what's killing people': Hurricanes could cause catastrophic flooding in Florida
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Could portions of the Florida peninsula get drenched by catastrophic flooding like Hurricanes Harvey and Florence unleashed the last two years in Texas and the Carolinas? Yes – and not in the ways you might expect, National Weather Service meteorologists warn. “We all know the flooding that resulted from Harvey. We've seen the pictures. But it's a tale that could be t...
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Alabama's governor defends near-total abortion ban bill, but doesn't commit to signing Alabama's governor defends near-total abortion ban bill, but doesn't commit to signing
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey told reporters Wednesday that her office hadn’t gotten a bill that would criminalize abortion in nearly all cases, and that she’d have to review it before making a decision. She then defended some of the bill’s most contentious points. The Alabama Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make it a Class A felony, punishable by life or 10 to 99 years in...
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71% of young people are ineligible for the military — and most careers, too 71% of young people are ineligible for the military — and most careers, too
YORK, Pa. — The numbers are staggering: Seventy-one percent of young people are ineligible to join the military, according to 2017 Pentagon data. The reasons: obesity, no high school diploma, or a criminal record. The problem isn't just a military one, though: It's an issue for businesses as well because the vast majority of that age group isn't eligible for many jobs either, said retired Rear ...
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A toxic gasoline product leaked into Texas waterway after multiple vessels collide A toxic gasoline product leaked into Texas waterway after multiple vessels collide
BAYPORT, Texas — A busy commercial waterway near Houston remains partially closed following a collision involving four vessels that caused a toxic gasoline product to leak into the water. Authorities said at a news conference Saturday that the hull of a 755-foot tanker punctured storage tanks on a tug boat that was pushing two barges along the Houston Ship Channel. One barge capsized Friday....
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Principal of Parkland, Florida school where 17 were slain announces he will resign Principal of Parkland, Florida school where 17 were slain announces he will resign
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The principal of a Florida school where 17 people were fatally shot last year is resigning. The Sun Sentinel reports that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School principal Ty Thompson announced Friday that he will step down at the end of the school year. He cited his health and family as reasons for leaving. Thompson was principal in February 2018 when authorities say a ...
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