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Five ex-US presidents join forces to support Harvey victims

AOL HOUSTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Five former U.S. presidents joined forces on Thursday to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey, aiming to help rebuild some of the thousands of homes and businesses destroyed from Texas to Louisiana. The … Continue reading

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Mexican authorities report an 8.4 earthquake off southern coast

LA Times A massive earthquake struck off the southern coast of Mexico late Thursday and was felt as far away as Mexico City, where residents fled violently swaying buildings and electrical transformers exploded. The Mexican Seismological Institute said the earthquake … Continue reading

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Marijuana taxes partially fund new elementary school in small town

KDVR 31 Denver – by Tammy Vigil HUDSON, Colo. — The tiny town of Hudson in northeastern Colorado is building its first elementary school since 1962. And some of that money is coming from potheads. The new Hudson Academy of … Continue reading

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Man with knife shot by police at Miami International Airport as travelers scramble to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma

New York Daily News A man armed with a knife was shot at Miami international Airport following a confrontation with a Miami-Dade police officer, according to authorities. The conflict unfolded Thursday night and prompted the evacuation of Terminal J, CBS Miami reported. The airport confirmed there … Continue reading

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Capital Weather Gang Tropical triple threat: Hurricanes Jose and Katia could join Irma striking land this weekend

Washington Post Hurricane Irma is not the only show in town. Two other menacing hurricanes, Jose and Katia, were swirling in the Atlantic Ocean basin and forecast to strengthen and impact land areas late Friday into the weekend. Hurricane Jose … Continue reading

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NYPD cops capture shooting on body cams for the first time

New York Post A fatal, police-involved shooting in the Bronx on Wednesday marked the very first time cops captured someone being shot on official NYPD body cams, authorities said. Officers from the 47th Precinct, where the incident took place, were issued the … Continue reading

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Predicting Irma’s path is giving supercomputers a challenge

AOL When it comes to hurricane prediction, the consensus is on the need for consensus among forecasters. No single computer model should be relied on. And no forecast remains static. So as Hurricane Irma roars through the Caribbean, forecasters are looking … Continue reading

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JetBlue is selling $99 tickets so people can escape Hurricane Irma

Business Insider JetBlue is taking measures to make evacuating from Hurricane Irma affordable for as many people as possible. On Wednesday, the New York-based airline announced it had discounted the price of nonstop flights out of Florida to $99 including tax. Connecting flights … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Own Health-Boosting Apple Cider Vinegar At Home

Organic Life – by Nick Bernard Apple cider vinegar deserves to be a staple in every home. It is a life-enhancing elixir, full of nutrients and enzymes, which act as a restorer of well-being. It has a host of uses … Continue reading

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Irma Prompts Mandatory Evacuation Orders in Miami, Florida Keys: ‘The Sooner People Leave, the Better’

Weather Channel Officials in the Florida Keys are set to begin mandatory evacuations for visitors on Wednesday morning ahead of rapidly approaching Hurricane Irma. The storm, which has undergone rapid intensification in the past several days is now the strongest … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma Strengthens Into a Category 5 as it Bears Down on the Leeward Islands; Dangerous Threat for Florida, Southeast

Weather Channel Hurricane Irma has strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 hurricane as it bears down on the Leeward Islands, and will rake through the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispañola, the Bahamas and Cuba before posing a serious threat to Florida and … Continue reading

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Dave Hlubek, founding member of Jacksonville band Molly Hatchet, dead at 66

Jacksonville.com Dave Hlubek, a founding member of Jacksonville-based rock band Molly Hatchet, has died. The band announced the news via its Facebook page: “It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of our beloved friend and band member Dave … Continue reading

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Rescued pooch had a wild ride

The Eagle – by Rebecca Fielder When a young heeler mix came into the A&M Small Animal Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital’s emergency clinic early Wednesday, he’d clearly had quite a journey. The dog, who came to be known as Grits, … Continue reading

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Harris County burns down last 6 of Arkema’s chemical containers in Crosby

Chron Harris County Fire Marshal’s office set fire to the remaining six containers of chemicals at Arkema’s Crosby plant, Sunday afternoon. Spokeswoman Rachel Moreno refused to provide any details about what was done to set the material on fire, citing “safety and … Continue reading

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Homemade Tick Repellent Recipe

eHow – by Mel Frank How to keep troublesome ticks at bay? This simple natural repellent can be made with a few inexpensive household ingredients. Easy, inexpensive, and chemical-free.

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Swooping owl attacks have Brookside neighbors on alert, experts scratching their heads

Fox 4 KC KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At least three families in the Brookside neighborhood have had encounters with swooping owls while walking or jogging the street. It’s the reason Janice Allen looks up into the trees while working out … Continue reading

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DA: ‘No evidence’ reporter investigating JFK assassination was murdered

New York Post – by Susan Edelman The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office says it has “found no evidence” that newspaper reporter and TV star Dorothy Kilgallen was murdered as she dug deep into the JFK assassination. After announcing last January … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil Beaumont refinery reports oil spill

Chron Oil from the Exxon Mobil Beaumont refinery has spilled outside the facility onto a nearby county road, the company reported. “We are monitoring a sheen. There is not a reported oil spill,” spokeswoman Charlotte Huffaker said by email. She said … Continue reading

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Arkema backtracks, refuses to provide chemical inventory to the public

Chron Arkema, the company that owns the chemical plant in Crosby on the verge of more explosions, is refusing to provide a chemical inventory and facility map to the public, one day after promising to provide the information. Speaking to … Continue reading

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Houston Mayor Strongly Encouraging Evacuations Near Reservoirs

Weather Channel Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is strongly encouraging anyone living east side of Houston’s flood control reservoirs with water still inside their home to evacuate. “Second story housing and above will not be safe,” the mayor said in a … Continue reading

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