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Hurricane Florence: Pentagon plans to fight back with Guard troops, rescue helicopters Hurricane Florence: Pentagon plans to fight back with Guard troops, rescue helicopters
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon deployed forces Wednesday night along the East Coast and at sea to respond to Hurricane Florence's expected landfall in North Carolina. Rescue personnel with helicopters and swift-water boats were staging to dash to people caught in floodwaters expected from Florence's deluges. Trucks capable of maneuvering through deep water also being dispatched throughout the southe...
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Trump honors 9/11 victims in Pennsylvania in rare role as consoler-in-chief Trump honors 9/11 victims in Pennsylvania in rare role as consoler-in-chief
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump paid tribute Tuesday to the people lost on 9/11, giving special honor to passengers who charged the cockpit of their plane to stop hijackers from attacking Washington, D.C. "They attacked the enemy," Trump said on the Pennsylvania field where United Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. "They fought until the very end. And they stopped the forces of terror an...
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Hurricane Florence strengthens to potentially 'catastrophic' Category 4 storm Hurricane Florence strengthens to potentially 'catastrophic' Category 4 storm
Mandatory evacuations were underway Monday in North Carolina and more are scheduled for Tuesday – including the entire coastline of South Carolina – as Hurricane Florence strengthened to a Category 4 storm and continued its slow but angry dance toward the East Coast. The National Hurricane Center said Florence is expected to slam into the coast around North and South Carolina as a Category 3 o...
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Michael Cohen wants to tear up hush-money deal with Stormy Daniels, have $130,000 repaid Michael Cohen wants to tear up hush-money deal with Stormy Daniels, have $130,000 repaid
The shell company former Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen used to pay Stormy Daniels agreed to throw out its hush-money agreement with the adult film star, a lawyer for Essential Consultants said in a Friday court filing. Cohen's company asked Daniels' to give back the $130,000 she was paid to stay silent about an alleged affair she says she had with Donald Trump in 2006. The president denies the af...
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Florence forecast to restrengthen to major hurricane as it approaches East Coast next week Florence forecast to restrengthen to major hurricane as it approaches East Coast next week
Florence, which weakened to a tropical storm Thursday night, is forecast to restrengthen into a major hurricane as it approaches the East Coast next week. Where and when it might strike remains a mystery. The storm is almost 1,600 miles from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and is still as much as a week away from a potential U.S. landfall, according to the latest forecast from the National...
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Hurricane Florence expected to strengthen as it nears the East Coast Hurricane Florence expected to strengthen as it nears the East Coast
Hurricane Florence continues to creep closer to the United States – but whether, where and when it might strike remains a mystery. Still almost 1,800 miles from the East Coast, the Category 1 storm remains a week away, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. "It is far too soon to speculate what, if any, impacts Florence may have on the U.S. East Coast next week,...
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GOP leaders to Trump: Don't shut down government over wall funding right before midterm elections GOP leaders to Trump: Don't shut down government over wall funding right before midterm elections
WASHINGTON – GOP congressional leaders will head to the White House Wednesday afternoon to persuade President Donald Trump not to shut down the government over funding for his border wall right before the midterm elections. While Trump has threatened to force a shutdown if the budget does not include sufficient wall funding, he has also sent mixed signals on the subject. "I don’t like the id...
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Marine Corps widow faces nearly $10K bill after husband's suicide Marine Corps widow faces nearly $10K bill after husband's suicide
PHOENIX – When Kalin and Stefani Case married by his hospital bed at the U.S. Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2013, they hoped to spend a lifetime together once he recovered. But the young couple's dream shattered when the Marine Corps discharged Kalin Case because of his illness. He spiraled into depression and, six months later, ended his life with a gun in front of his wife in their Mes...
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8 dead, dozens injured after Greyhound bus and truck collide in New Mexico 8 dead, dozens injured after Greyhound bus and truck collide in New Mexico
A horrific collision between a Greyhound bus and a semi-truck on an interstate in New Mexico killed at least eight passengers and sent dozens of others to area hospitals, authorities reported Friday. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator said that seven bodies were recovered from the scene of Thursday afternoon's accident and that another person died after being taken to a hospital ...
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Trump freezes federal worker pay, citing 'serious economic conditions' Trump freezes federal worker pay, citing 'serious economic conditions'
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he would freeze the pay of federal workers next year, saying the nation can't afford the 2.1% raises that would have gone into effect without presidential action. In a notice to Congress Thursday, Trump cited "serious economic conditions" in cutting pay to civilian workers. "We must maintain efforts to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and...
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