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‘Clear-sky’ flooding worsens across U.S. as sea levels rise, report says ‘Clear-sky’ flooding worsens across U.S. as sea levels rise, report says
Got flippers? High-tide flooding is happening across the USA at twice the rate it was just 30 years ago, according to a new report released Wednesday. And this flooding isn't necessarily caused by a storm, but by rising seas: As ocean levels rise because of global warming, flooding can now occur with high tides in many locations. Also known as "sunny-day," "clear-sky" or "nuisance" flood...
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Kate Spade: Fashion designer found dead in New York home Kate Spade: Fashion designer found dead in New York home
Fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her New York apartment. Police are investigating her death as an apparent suicide. She was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment in Manhattan at 10:20 local time (14:20 GMT) by her housekeeper, a law enforcement official said. Spade - who once edited fashion magazine Mademoiselle - was well known as a designer of clothes, shoes, and jew...
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Heavy rain, floods swamp Mid-Atlantic Heavy rain, floods swamp Mid-Atlantic
Driving rain led to dangerous floods in the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, adding to the weather misery across the sodden region. Flood warnings were in effect Sunday in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., snarling traffic and causing streams to surge out of their banks. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency Sunday in eight counties because of flooding fro...
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'You don't look like a legislator': Security stops black, female lawmaker going to work in Ohio 'You don't look like a legislator': Security stops black, female lawmaker going to work in Ohio
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Emilia Sykes was walking to work in the Ohio Statehouse last year with a fellow lawmaker when she was stopped by security. Officers needed to search her bag, she was told. Sykes is serving her third year as a Democratic state representative from Akron. She is also a 32-year-old black woman. Her colleague, who was not searched, is a 65-year-old white man who has served in t...
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Lava flow from spewing fissure threatens key escape route on Hawaii's Big Island Lava flow from spewing fissure threatens key escape route on Hawaii's Big Island
Authorities on Hawaii's Big Island warn that a new eruption of molten rock from a 220-foot high fountain of lava is channeling its way within 100 yards of a key escape-route intersection on the most threatened part of the island. The Big Island, also known as the island of Hawaii, is about 200 miles southeast of Oahu, where the capital, Honolulu is located. The U.S. Geological Survey reporte...
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Body cam video shows what happened before a cop punched a woman during beach arrest in New Jersey Body cam video shows what happened before a cop punched a woman during beach arrest in New Jersey
WILDWOOD, N.J. – Video footage from a camera attached to the uniform of a city police officer involved in the violent arrest of a beachgoer over the Memorial Day weekend reveals what happened in the moments leading up to the confrontation. The incident Saturday previously made international headlines when smartphone video surfaced showing an officer punching a 20-year-old woman in the head twi...
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Kim-Trump summit: Top officials meet to salvage summit Kim-Trump summit: Top officials meet to salvage summit
The right-hand man to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have concluded two days of talks in New York. Gen Kim Yong-chol flew from China on Wednesday to discuss a historic summit between the two nation's leaders. He is the most senior North Korean to visit the US in nearly 20 years. US President Donald Trump has told reporters he expects Gen Kim to come ...
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Televangelist says God told him he needs 4th private plane Televangelist says God told him he needs 4th private plane
Jesse Duplantis, a televangelist with viewers across the globe, says God told him he needs a new jet. Specifically, God told Duplantis he needs a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine private jet capable of carrying 12 to 16 passengers at speeds up to 700 miles per hour. The Falcon 7X, which would be the fourth plane owned by Jesse Duplantis Ministries, has a range of almost 6,000 miles and cost...
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Alberto makes landfall; three states brace for storm emergency Alberto makes landfall; three states brace for storm emergency
Three states rolled out emergency plans Monday as subtropical Storm Alberto made landfall with driving rain and high winds that ended Memorial Day festivities early and sent National Guardsmen into waterlogged communities. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared emergencies for all 67 counties in his state and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant authorized the use of the National Guard, his office said. T...
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Meet Jason Seaman, the Noblesville, Indiana, teacher who helped stop a school shooter Meet Jason Seaman, the Noblesville, Indiana, teacher who helped stop a school shooter
NOBLESVILLE, Indiana — An Indiana middle school science teacher being hailed as a hero after students and parents say he intervened as a student opened fire in his classroom has been released from the hospital. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., said in a video posted to YouTube Saturday afternoon that Jason Seaman had been released from the hospital and she had met him at the middle school earlier in...
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