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Over 2600 flights cancelled in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew

The company said emergency crews were on hand to restore power as soon as it is safe, but that an estimated 2.5 million customers may be impacted as the storm heads up the coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami is calling the storm "extremely unsafe". "I'm not anticipating that much damage", he said Wednesday. Many people in historic Savannah, Georgia, a city of handsome antebellum mansions that hasn't taken a direct hit from a major hurricane since 1898, heeded the order to leave.

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How does Hurricane Matthew stack up with other storms?

After severe, fatal impacts in Haiti and throughout the Caribbean, Hurricane Matthew's outer rain bands reached Florida in the early hours on Thursday. Georgia hasn't had a tropical storm evacuation since Hurricane Floyd in 1999, which wound up being a near-miss. Here in the USA, the governors of three states have ordered mandatory evacuations as Matthew now appears nearly certain to come ashore in Palm Beach County, Florida and slash up the coast to at least SC before heading out to sea.

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Ayotte says she 'misspoke' in saying Trump is role model

When asked by a moderator whether she saw Trump as a role model for children, Ayotte first said she would tell a child to aspire to be the best person they can be and seek to run for the presidency. The commercial features 36 unedited seconds of Ayotte answering the question about Trump. "I don't think that any Syrian refugees should come here unless we can guarantee that they are not associated with ISIS", said Ayotte.

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OR still deciding between Prukop, Herbert

The Huskies trailed by only a touchdown heading into the fourth quarter, but Mariota engineered a pair of scoring drives to put the game away. The timing of the possible move seems odd with OR averaging 40 points behind Prukop (1,173 yards, eight touchdowns) and junior running back Royce Freeman (463 rushing yards, seven touchdowns) and about to face the nation's sixth-ranked squad.

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Inmate who grabbed medical device as weapon shot by deputy

The deputy reportedly shot the suspect after he refused to drop that weapon. The suspect was wounded and is in surgery, according to HCSO. The suspect then pressed the object further into the woman's throat. "Ten minutes later, they said it was all good and we were ready to go". The 47-year-old-inmate was due to be released from the hospital later Thursday.

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Minnesota mall attack likely premeditated

Dahir Ahmed Adan, 20, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer who had been shopping at a Bath & Body Works as the September 17 incident unfolded. Authorities on Thursday didn't detail the nature of Adan's likely radicalization or who specifically might have influenced him. "They claimed responsibility", he said.

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No clowning around: Police dig through clown sightings for threats

Unified School Police Chief Steven Zipperman said in a statement. The latest advisory was issued by Fontana police on Wednesday after the agency received multiple reports of people dressed as clowns making threats against citizens on the heels of similar incidents nationwide.

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President Obama adds Cleveland rally to OH campaign swing

The Democratic nominee has largely praised the Affordable Care Act and attacked her Republican opponent, Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWeld: Americans watching a "scary movie" Seth Meyers: "Weariness setting in" on Trump barbs Millennials still lukewarm to Tim Kaine MORE, for his promises to repeal the law.

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Report faults top Pentagon aide's behavior — APNewsBreak

According to a report released by the Pentagon inspector general on Thursday, Maj. The report provides detailed insight into allegations that got Lewis fired from his high-ranking position previous year. The "Candy Bar" club was in a part of Seoul known as "Hooker Hill" where many establishments have been declared off limits to military personnel due to their ties to illicit activities such as prostitution.

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Friend: 'No hate' in Charlotte officer who shot black man

Moments later, he lies on the ground with five officers converging on him. The officer who shot Scott also was black - a fact that people on both sides are pointing to as they make their case. The State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the shooting. An independent investigation in the killing of Keith L. Scott and an investigation into the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department by the Department of Justice and a freeze on the almost $1.5 million awarded in federal grants annually to ...

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Clinton Holds Narrow Lead Over Trump in Third Post-Debate Florida Poll

The poll included 2,501 people who were considered likely voters due to their registration status, voting history and stated intention to vote in the election. The Reuters/Ipsos poll is conducted online in English in all 50 states. The WBUR poll was conducted by MassINC via live telephone interview from September 27-29 among 502 likely New Hampshire voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.

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Ted Cruz had the Worst Week in Washington

Kennedy assassination. The Texas senator announced in a Facebook post on Friday that he'd vote for Trump after declining to endorse his party's nominee in a speech at the Republican National Convention in which he encouraged voters to "vote your conscience".

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Fifth night of Charlotte protests remain peaceful

The videos, he added, proved that Scott was "absolutely not" holding a gun when he exited his white SUV. She also tells him, "Don't do it", but it's not clear exactly
what she means. Police also released a photo of a handgun they say Scott had on him as well as an ankle holster and a marijuana blunt. Charlotte police have claimed that Scott was armed with a gun, something that the family has denied.

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Charlotte police finally release last video

That encounter ended in Scott being shot and killed. Much of it shows officers assessing and then tending to Scott's wounds, securing the scene and talking to Scott as they knelt beside him. "My man, what's your name?" an officer asked. In the video, officers treat Scott in his final moments. The officer steps out from behind the auto in time to see Scott go down.

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Obama's Approval Rating Hits Highest Point of Second Term

A new CNN/ORC poll has Obama's approval rating at 55 percent, matching the high points of his second term. According to CNN , Obama's latest rating is one point higher than the previous, which was reached after a Democratic convention. Among whites, his approval rating remains in negative territory but has climbed from 32 percent a year ago to 47 percent now. Eighty-six percent of black Americans and 68 percent of Hispanic Americans approve of the president, the poll found.

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Matthew stronger, hurricane warning area expands

Schools in the area, and up along the Atlantic coast of SC, the state north of Florida, have already begun to close. In Georgia, Governor Nathan Deal expanded a state of emergency declaration to include 17 additional counties in the southeastern part of the state , bringing the total to 30 counties, his office said late on Wednesday.

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Reuters poll: Trump calls tax avoidance 'smart,' most Americans call it 'unpatriotic

Trump's best buddy, Chris Christie , had recently been elected governor. The Republican presidential nominee said that if Clinton won "religious liberty wouldn't be there" and the result would be "a different country". Donald Trump once called data "overrated" in politics. The NRA is launching a $6.5 million ad campaign, its largest of the year, hoping to boost Trump's candidacy.

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New Jersey Senate President not running for governor

More than a year before New Jerseyans choose a replacement for Republican Governor Chris Christie, former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Philip D. Sweeney, a Democrat who has been the chief negotiating partner to Governor Christie, said he intends to run for re-election in the Senate and seek another term as the chamber's Democratic leader.

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Paul Ryan: Trump Tax Story Not a Big Deal

The event, a 1st Congressional District Republicans annual Fall Fest fundraiser, comes the day before the second presidential debate as Trump is placing a renewed emphasis on Wisconsin . In June, he said Trump's comments about a federal judge not being able to preside fairly in a case regarding Trump University due to his Latino heritage was "the textbook definition of a racist comment".

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Cop killed in shooting in Missouri; suspect injured

Snyder, striking him, nearly immediately after he arrived at the scene. The shooting happened about 5:15 a.m.in the small municipality of Green Park in south St. The officer, Blake Snyder, 33 , was a four-year veteran of the force who was assigned to the Affton Southwest Precinct. Belmar said he was a "great guy", dedicated and a very good police officer.

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Bill Clinton lambastes Obamacare

Clinton said the healthcare law - which his wife, the Democratic presidential nominee, has defended - has done a "great job" insuring 25 million more people. Bill Clinton wasn't just being cruel when he invoked Bernie in OH, he was being irresponsible with Clinton's campaign. "Hillary was an enabler, and she attacked the women who Bill Clinton mistreated afterward".

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Police commission meeting after fatal shooting

The video does not show the actual shooting. The 45-second clip is the only surveillance footage connected to the shooting, though detectives are searching for more, according to Officer Sal Ramirez, a police spokesman. Beck later told reporters that he understands that Simpson "grieves, but Los Angeles police officers have a very unsafe job". The video shows him turning into an alleyway with a cop running behind him.

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Binghamton Police Chief Says "Creepy Clown" Reports Likely to Continue

Video from Twitter shows a group of UMass students in search of the clown. Officials have since said the photo is months old and wasn't actually taken on Kent State's campus. Police identified and spoke with that clown and determined there was no threat. Since then, there have been reports of clown sightings in the tri-state area and Southern California.

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CMPD Releases Video of Keith Scott Shooting

The Tuesday shooting of Keith Lamont Scott has caused several nights of unrest in the southern United States city where various residents have called for the police to hand over the footage. Officers can also be heard repeatedly saying, "Drop the gun". Police have said he was armed, but witnesses have said he held only a book. He better live.

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Troy police warn pranksters after creepy clown sightings

On Wednesday, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran put out a statement saying his department will take proactive measures against individuals acting disorderly while wearing costumes or dressed as clowns, a new trend known as "creepy clown". In the clown cases involving teens, almost all local police report that kids are making these posts as pranks, or as a way to tap into the hype of the country-wide clown fiasco.

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President Obama to campaign for Clinton in North Carolina

Donald Trump has a dramatically different plan to return much of the control of health care choices to the public. These are the voters Clinton won in 1992 and 1996, but who voted Republican in later years. The Democratic presidential nominee offered two thumbs up when she was asked a shouted question about Kaine's performance. "Wait, wait, wait, wait".

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Joe Biden appears alongside Adam Devine in campus rape PSA

The captain, he said, refused the medal because the person he'd risked his life to save had, nonetheless, died. "All the doom and gloom that we have and what the Trump people are talking about; I want to hear the opposite". "It could be a long day in that office over there", he said, pointing out the window to the White House, "if you don't agree with the president". 'This guy says things he has no idea about.

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Yahoo secretly scanned millions of emails for U.S. intelligence, report claims

Reuters claims that Yahoo used software to secretly scan millions of accounts , and was asked to do this by this USA government. Yahoo has called a Reuters article about a secret email scanning program " misleading ", and said no such system exists.

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Elaine Quijano: 5 Things To Know About The First Asian-American Moderator

Quijano, 42, is the youngest journalist to moderate a debate since 1988, according to Variety . Starting off as a correspondent at CNN Newsource in December 2000, Elaine worked her way up the corporate ladder, earning respect from her fellow media colleagues along the way.

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Hurricane Matthew hitting Bahamas as Haiti tries to dig out

Forecasters say strong winds, heavy rains and a risky storm surge are starting to spread over the Bahamas as Hurricane Matthew approaches. However, the recent weakening is likely to be short-lived, as Matthew is expected to intensify later tonight and Thursday.

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A look at some of the most deadly US hurricanes

Earlier this week Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the entire state. People stocked up on water, milk and canned goods, emptying grocery store shelves, footage from local media showed. "Some folks will be impacted by this storm and we have to accept that", GEMHSA director Jim Butterworth said. Florida can expect as much as 10 inches of rain in some isolated areas.

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Tim Kaine speaks with 6abc about VP debate

Regardless, if you're a Trump-Pence supporter who watched, you know what you're thinking: Boy, Pence sure seemed like the victor, but I bet the media will somehow to make the case that Kaine came out on top. But Pence's initial lack of response didn't stop Kaine . Said Republican strategist Rich Galen: "How did Pence win?' He was on defense the whole time, either couldn't, wouldn't answer, or lied about what we all know Trump has said".

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Typhoon Megi Hits Taiwan; 4 Killed, 300 Injured; Schools, Offices Closed

Typhoon Megi approached the island in the early hours of Tuesday with raging winds as fast as 162 kilometers per hour, making landfall in the less populated areas of eastern Taiwan at 1:30 p.m. A motorcyclist falls along a road as Typhoon Megi hits Hualien, eastern Taiwan, Sept. 27, 2016. Schools and offices were shut down and the north-south bullet train suspended its services as Typhoon Megi roared in from the Pacific Ocean at over 160 kph (100 mph).

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Shocking! Yahoo reportedly snooped on users' emails for United States intelligence agencies

In a statement, the company said: " Yahoo is a law-abiding company, and complies with the laws of the United States ". On Tuesday, the Reuters article claimed that Yahoo had created the custom software program after receiving a classified us government order.

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Presidential candidate calls tax avoidance "smart,"

Trump claimed a $916 million loss that could have allowed him to legally avoid paying federal income taxes for up to 18 years. Clinton's and Trump's running mates, Democrat Tim Kaine, a USA senator, and Republican Mike Pence, governor of IN, will meet IN a debate IN Farmville, Virginia (Wednesday morning AEDT).


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