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40 inches of rain 'worse than Harvey': Hundreds rescued from floods as Imelda drenches Texas 40 inches of rain 'worse than Harvey': Hundreds rescued from floods as Imelda drenches Texas
First responders were overwhelmed by 911 calls for high water rescues Thursday as Tropical Depression Imelda drenched East Texas with unrelenting rain measured in feet. Authorities in Jefferson County, east of Houston, said some localized areas have seen more than 40 inches of rain in the last three days. More was coming. "The Flash Flood Emergency has been continued and expanded," the Natio...
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Tropical Depression Imelda could dump 2 feet of rain on parts of Texas Tropical Depression Imelda could dump 2 feet of rain on parts of Texas
East Texas was facing days of heavy rains and flash flooding Wednesday as Tropical Depression Imelda, downgraded from a tropical storm, still packed a dangerous punch for millions of residents. Some areas could see up to 25 inches of rain before the storm rolls away at week's end, the National Weather Service warned. More than 20 inches of rain already had been reported Wednesday in St. Bernard...
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Triple threat: Tropical Storm Imelda to swamp Texas, Humberto nears Bermuda and TD 10 forms in Atlantic Triple threat: Tropical Storm Imelda to swamp Texas, Humberto nears Bermuda and TD 10 forms in Atlantic
A trio of tropical threats has emerged in the Atlantic basin, forecasters warned. Newly named Tropical Storm Imelda is threatening to swamp portions of southeastern Texas with up to a foot of rain this week, possibly leading to dangerous, life-threatening flash floods. Enough rain is forecast to fall to cause significant street, highway and low-lying area flooding along the Gulf Coast of Te...
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A man survived cancer twice, then he won a $4.6 million lottery jackpot A man survived cancer twice, then he won a $4.6 million lottery jackpot
A man in Oregon won the state lottery jackpot Friday, defying the odds yet again after surviving cancer twice. Stu MacDonald, a resident of Bend, Oregon, buys his Oregon's Game Megabucks ticket every week, gently reminded by his wife, Claudia, to "get the winning ticket," according to a statement from the Oregon Lottery. He bought the quick pick ticket at Ashley's Cafe in Bend on Sept. 7, p...
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Tropical Storm Humberto likely to become a hurricane after skirting Bahamas Tropical Storm Humberto likely to become a hurricane after skirting Bahamas
Tropical Storm Humberto, churning westward in the Atlantic on Saturday, was heading just north of the storm-ravaged islands of northwest Bahamas but was not expected to strengthen into a hurricane until moving back out to sea Sunday night. The National Hurricane Center said the storm was expected to take a sharp turn to the northeast on Monday and move well off the east coast of Florida. Kwa...
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California's controversial labor bill has passed the Senate. Experts forecast more worker rights, higher prices for services California's controversial labor bill has passed the Senate. Experts forecast more worker rights, higher prices for services
A controversial piece of legislation passed the California Senate late Tuesday evening, codifying and clarify a landmark state Supreme Court decision that limits whether companies can classify their workers as independent contractors. Expected to have wide-reaching implications that resonate across the country including posing an existential crisis for businesses built with independent, on-de...
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Coast Guard issues warning on charging phone batteries after California boat fire Coast Guard issues warning on charging phone batteries after California boat fire
The Coast Guard has issued a safety bulletin following the California boat fire that killed 34 people, recommending commercial boat operators limit unsupervised charging of cellphones and other electronic devices. A brief, preliminary report on the Labor Day fire that destroyed the dive ship Conception near Santa Cruz Island was issued Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board, but i...
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Time hasn't 'lessened our loss': US marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attack with silence, tolling bells Time hasn't 'lessened our loss': US marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attack with silence, tolling bells
Bells tolled across New York City, President Donald Trump spoke at the Pentagon, and moments of silence were observed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and across the nation Wednesday as America commemorated the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Politics also took center stage as Trump targeted the Taliban and a Ground Zero family member took aim at comments made by a Muslim congress...
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'Paradise has been turned to hell': Residents, aid workers in Bahamas deal with Dorian devastation 'Paradise has been turned to hell': Residents, aid workers in Bahamas deal with Dorian devastation
TREASURE CAY, Bahamas Food, water and other humanitarian aid began pouring onto Abaco Island on Saturday as private pilots and charter companies ferried in supplies and carried out hurricane survivors. Hurricane Dorian destroyed or heavily damaged what appears to be the majority of homes on Abaco, from Marsh Harbor to the Treasure Cay marina area, leveling entire neighborhoods and leaving tho...
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California boat fire: Authorities identify 18 victims, release 9 names California boat fire: Authorities identify 18 victims, release 9 names
Four days after the tragic dive boat fire that left 34 people dead, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office released the names of nine victims. Authorities said Friday they had identified 18 victims and contacted the next of kin for nine of them. They released the names of those nine: Raymond Scott Chan, 59, of Los Altos Justin Carroll Dignum, 58, of Anaheim Daniel Garcia, 46...
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