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Deadly N.H. motorcycle crash leads Mass. governor to push tougher driver's license regulations Deadly N.H. motorcycle crash leads Mass. governor to push tougher driver's license regulations
BOSTON Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker filed legislation Friday to create new tougher standards to obtain and keep commercial driver's licenses in the commonwealth, a move inspired by last month's devastating crash in neighboring New Hampshire that killed seven motorcyclists. Baker, a Republican, unveiled the legislation in a letter to members of the Massachusetts state legislature, saying ...
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Searing heat across nation, reaching 100 degrees in some spots, takes its toll on events and roads Searing heat across nation, reaching 100 degrees in some spots, takes its toll on events and roads
A relentless heat wave gripped the country from the central states to the East Coast Saturday, prompting cancellation of the New York City Triathlon and producing cracked and buckled roads in some Plains states. Some East Coast cities braced for temperatures in the triple digits. As the stifling heat expected to affect 200 million people settled in for at least a fifth day, the National Wea...
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Summer swelter: Earth just had its hottest June on record Summer swelter: Earth just had its hottest June on record
Last month was the Earth's hottest June ever record, federal climate scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. It beat out 2016 for the hottest June with records going back to 1880. The warmth was most pronounced in Europe, where a record-shattering heat wave baked much of the continent for several days at the end of the month. France set its al...
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Triple-digit temperatures could bring blackouts in New York City, DC and Chicago Triple-digit temperatures could bring blackouts in New York City, DC and Chicago
An upcoming heat wave could lead to power outages in the central and eastern U.S., including the major metropolitan areas of New York City, Washington and Chicago, experts say. As temperatures rise and more people turn to their air conditioners for relief, the demand for power can become overwhelming. Power companies are preparing for the worst and asking customers to be mindful of their electr...
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'Dangerous' heat wave to scorch central, eastern US this week 'Dangerous' heat wave to scorch central, eastern US this week
The hottest weather of the summer is poised to spread across much of the central and then eastern U.S. over the next several days. Several cities are likely to see their highest temperatures of the summer so far, including Chicago, Detroit, New York City and Washington, D.C., according to the Weather Channel. Many spots are forecast to approach 100 degrees over the next few days. Factoring...
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Short-lived Hurricane Barry weakens to tropical storm, risk of 'life-threatening' floods Short-lived Hurricane Barry weakens to tropical storm, risk of 'life-threatening' floods
Hurricane Barry pushed ashore along the Louisiana coast west of New Orleans on Saturday and quickly weakened to a tropical storm. But its torrential downpours still promise the risk of "life-threatening" inland floods in Louisiana and Mississippi, the National Weather Service said. The storm moved farther inland across the north-central Gulf Coast Saturday evening and forecasters warned of floo...
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Northern California town of Paradise lost 90% of its population after Camp Fire, data shows Northern California town of Paradise lost 90% of its population after Camp Fire, data shows
A northern California town has lost over 90% of its population since the nation's deadliest wildfire in nearly a century last year, new figures show. Door-to-door surveyors counted 2,034 residents in Paradise as of April, according to data released Thursday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The retirement community in the Sierra Nevada foothills was home to about 26,800 people in 2010. Also ...
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Catholic school fires teacher for same-sex marriage, reaches settlement Catholic school fires teacher for same-sex marriage, reaches settlement
INDIANAPOLIS A Catholic high school in Indiana has reached a confidential settlement with a gay teacher who was recently fired because he is in a same-sex marriage, according to an attorney representing the teacher. Attorney Kathleen Delaney issued a joint statement on behalf of the teacher, who has remained anonymous, and the school Tuesday afternoon. According to the statement, the teacher ...
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Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein pleads not guilty to sex-trafficking claims that 'shock the conscience' Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein pleads not guilty to sex-trafficking claims that 'shock the conscience'
NEW YORK Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financier, philanthropist and registered sex offender who eluded lengthy prison time in the past, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14. A federal indictment unsealed Monday charged that Epstein "sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes" in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, along with other...
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Florida mall explosion injures roughly 20; Plantation authorities investigating Florida mall explosion injures roughly 20; Plantation authorities investigating
Around 20 people were injured, including two seriously, when a significant explosion Saturday morning erupted at an LA Fitness and several other stores of a Plantation, Florida, strip mall west of Fort Lauderdale, according to law enforcement officials. Authorities believe it was a gas explosion. The impact sent large pieces of debris about 100 yards across the street. Joel Gordon, deputy ...
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