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NOAA Predicts Above-Normal 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Fenton, Jr. In September, Hurricane Matthew killed at least 585 people, majority on Haiti, making it the deadliest storm since Wilma. Of the hurricanes, two to four could be major, with wind speeds of 111 miles per hour or higher and rated as Category 3, 4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale of Hurricane Intensity.

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Governor Reynolds names Adam Gregg 'acting' lieutenant governor (AUDIO)

Miller's opinion angered Reynolds, who had indicated she might appoint a new lieutenant even if it risked a legal challenge. Gregg's salary will be $103,212, the amount set by statute for the lieutenant governor and that salary will continue to be paid out of the Governor's Office budget based upon the existing appropriation, the governor's office said.

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Severe thunderstorms tear through Henry County

More flooding, damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward, Palm Beach, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties until 11 p.m.

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Teens in Wisconsin plane crash identified

Emergency services converged on the area, including Barron County Sheriff's Department deputies, Chetek police officers, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens, Chetek Ambulance Service, Bloomer Ambulance, Chetek Fire Department, Sand Creek Fire Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and LifeLink Helicopter.

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The seven most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

But, on a trip to the Sistine Chapel the Trumps were photographed hand-in-hand in these casual and not set up in any way candid images. "I've heard its one of the toughest deals of all", Trump said of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, "but I have a feeling we will get there eventually, I hope".

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Manchester terror attack: Police investigating 'network' over concert bombing

The pictures were apparently taken by police investigators and, according to British government ministry sources, leaked by U.S. counterparts they had been shared with. "These leaks are awful and, again let me just say in the strongest possible terms, that we condemn them and we are determined to investigate and to bring appropriate action".

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EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban

Passengers could be hit by delayed flights and higher costs. US officials have declined to give reasons for expanding the ban . "The impact could be significant ". Discussions over keeping laptops and large electronics out of more US-bound flight cabins ended yesterday without an agreement to widen the ban .

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Senate panel threatens Flynn with criminal contempt over subpoenas

Now that Michael Flynn's lawyers said that he planned to plead the Fifth in response to a subpoena, the Senate Intelligence Committee will issue two new ones. Former CIA director John Brennan says he had noticed contacts between associates of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path".

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Hillary Clinton: Trump budget has 'unimaginable level of cruelty'

If only Trump had been forthright about his plans to team with Russian Federation in combating terrorism should he become president, his weird behavior would make more sense. After the election in November 2016, Clinton kept her silence for much of the transition, but since Trump took office in January, she has slowly ramped up her attacks on his administration.

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Trump plays up Middle East peace prospects after talks with Abbas

If Israel and the Palestinians can forge an agreement, it could "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East", Mr Trump said . But Trump, on his second stop of a three-country tour highlighting the world's three largest monotheistic religions, is continuing to ramp up expectations, expressing optimism that a peace deal can finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and even suggesting a resolution may not be so hard to obtain after all.

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Marquette to host Purdue in Gavitt Games in November

Last year, the Gophers hosted St. John's of NY and earned a 92-86 victory. Gophers coach Richard Pitino was a boy when his father Rick coached at Providence from 1985-87. IL will be playing in one of its first games under new head coach Brad Underwood, hired this spring to replace John Groce, who was sacked after a largely unsuccessful five-year tenure in Champaign.

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Landslide buries California's scenic highway near Big Sur

Efforts to restore other sections damaged from earlier landslides were also called off while Caltrans officials wait for the ground stabilize, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune . "We didn't think it would be anything like this". "If it's not the biggest, it's certainly right up there", the 55-year-old said. Narrow, windy Highway 1 through Big Sur is a major tourist draw, attracting visitors to serene groves of redwoods, beaches and the highway's dramatic oceanside scenery.

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1 killed in reported Wisconsin tornado; 25 hurt

The weather service says the twister packed winds of 120 to 130 miles per hour, or even slightly stronger, when it hit the park near Chetek. Earlier Tuesday, severe weather moved through parts of the Twin Cities metro earlier in the day. Jeff Martin , Chetek Mayor told KSTP-TV that several emergency vehicles have gone to trailer park. In western Oklahoma , a twister ripped through Beckham County and killed one person.

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New York City mayor still won't cheer for hometown Yankees

As part of the crackdown, the mayor is hiring 100 additional traffic agents to go after placard abusers, adding more tow trucks and creating a new $100 parking fine for placard misuse. In fact, according to the New York Daily News , de Blasio believes that if Trump's budget proposal is passed, its effects would be more damaging to New Yorkers than if a terrorist struck the city.

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The House Intel Committee Is Planning to Subpoena Mike Flynn

In a letter to the Senate committee on Monday, Mr Flynn invoked his Fifth Amendment protection from self-incrimination in deflecting the panel's subpoena for a wide array of documents and information related to his contacts with Russians. Coats told senators at a Senate hearing that it would be inappropriate to discuss private conversations he'd had with the president. Burr's statement came after the ranking Democrat on the committee, Sen.

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West Virginia Senate passes amended tax bill

The Republican-led House on May 4 narrowly approved its own legislation to overhaul the USA healthcare system and dismantle major parts of the Obamacare law that was Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement.

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Melania Trump's hand swat of President Trump goes viral

With the rather disrespectful behavior that the President has exuded towards his wife in the past, namely the comments that Trump made to Access Hollywood's Billy Bush about grabbing women by the "p*ssy", it's hard to blame Melania for not having a warm and fuzzy feeling towards the President.

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Bill Cosby jury selected

Judge Steven O'Neill seated the 12th and final juror on Wednesday, along with six alternates, after three days of jury selection in Pittsburgh ahead of what will be the biggest celebrity trial in years. Cliff Huxtable on " The Cosby Show ", is charged with drugging and molesting a Temple University women's basketball team manager at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

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How Jeff Sessions' Drug Sentencing Guidelines Could Restart War On Drugs

Former U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey, who was the top federal prosecutor for the eastern half of Kentucky, said he was concerned that a multifaceted approach emphasizing prevention and treatment was being abandoned by the Trump administration.

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Montana newspapers pull support after alleged assault

Greg Gianforte was cited for grabbing a reporter by the throat and throwing him to the ground in his campaign office Wednesday night. Ben Jacobs , a political reporter for the Guardian , says that Gianforte attacked him and broke his glasses at his campaign headquarters on Wednesday.

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What the CBO does and how it gets its numbers

But significant changes were made to the original bill to help push it through the House. Democrats also blasted the bill and said the CBO report proved it would be catastrophic for millions of people who would lose health insurance .

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Playboy Model Who Shot Nude of Unwitting Woman Due in Court

She'd included comments that Feuer said were "body". As part of her plea deal, she will be placed on three years of probation and is banned from using a mobile phone "in any place where persons are in a state of undress or have an expectation of privacy", said judge Gustavo Sztraicher.

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Former Spy Chief confirms Russian interference in U.S. elections

A Justice Department spokeswoman told CNN that Sessions initially listed a year's worth of meetings with foreign officials on the security clearance form but was told by an Federal Bureau of Investigation employee who assisted in filling out the form that he didn't need to list meetings with foreign ambassadors that happened in his capacity as a senator.

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Kaine on TrumpCare CBO score

An earlier analysis of the bill released by the nonpartisan CBO in March projected a $150 billion cut in the deficit and estimated that 24 million Americans would be uninsured by 2026 . The previous bill was found to likely save $337 billion in federal budget deficits. "I hope my Republican colleagues in the Senate will drop their backroom efforts to pass a bill without input from patients and providers, and instead bring Democrats to the table so we can make bipartisan improvements to ...

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Zinke to visit Grand Staircase monument

Yet backers of the San Juan Islands monument, a tourism magnet in the Salish Sea, hardly feel safe. Why this is still bad news: With the executive order , Trump hopes to open up more federal land to resource extraction like drilling, mining, and timber harvesting.

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Republican candidate Greg Gianforte 'body-slams' journalist

What came next was loud noise in the background. It's not entirely clear what the effect of the Gianforte incident will be on the election tomorrow. Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs appears in a video for The Young Turks a year ago. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said Jacobs was examined at a hospital and released.

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Manchester bomber's father arrested mid-interview in Libya

The decision to stop sharing police information with USA agencies was an extraordinary step as Britain sees the United States as its closest ally on security and intelligence. Armed troops are taking on duties for guarding high profile buildings and embassies, freeing up armed police officers to join counter-terrorism duties.

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Bill Cosby arrives for Day 2 of jury selection

Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sex assault case is getting underway. After that, each side can strike seven people during jury selection and three more when they choose alternates. Cosby became the first black actor to star in a network TV show in 1965 but has alienated some younger blacks by criticizing their clothes, music and lifestyle.

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Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

Severe erosion led highway officials to shut down a bridge in Pfeiffer Canyon in February, and a March landslide closed a stretch of the road near Lime Kiln State Park. Authorities removed work crews from the area last week after realizing that saturated soil in that area was increasingly unstable, Jones said. Last year, a wildfire burned for almost three months in the Los Padres National Forest and on private land, sparked by an illegal campfire.

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Russians Looked to Sway Trump Through Advisers

The Senate panel on Tuesday chose to issue two additional subpoenas to Flynn's businesses and sent the letter to his lawyer asking about the legal basis for his invoking his Fifth Amendment right over documents as opposed to testimony . Brennan said he believed he was the first US official to raise the matter of election interference with the Russians, citing an August 4, 2016 phone call he had with the head of Russia's FSB, Alexander Bortnikov.

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Trump, Pope Francis meet after trading barbs

The president also wore a yarmulke at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, where it is not required. "I think that the climate (of the meeting) will be quite good". Trump gave the pope a boxed set of five first-edition books by murdered US civil rights leader Martin Luther King.As Trump and the pope said goodbye at the door of the study, Trump told him: "Thank you, thank you".

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Cheese blamed in botulism outbreak that kills 1 man, sickens 9 others

Karen Smith of the California Department of Public Health in a statement Monday. Here are some things to know about botulism: _ A RARE DISEASE The National Organization for Rare Disorders says there were 199 confirmed and 14 probable cases of botulism reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2015, the previous year for which statistics were available.

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CBO: GOP health care bill would leave 23M more people uninsured

The choice by Republican leadership in the House to pass the updated American Health Care Act ( AHCA ) before the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was controversial at best. CBO estimates one-sixth of the population will be in states that use AHCA waivers to substantially alter benefits and community rating. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, accompanied by Sen.

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Tyronn Lue Says Celtics Offense Harder Than Warriors to Defend for Cavaliers

The Cavaliers and Celtics will go back to Boston for Game 5 on Thursday, May 25 at TD Garden. He shot 15 of 27 from the field Tuesday and closed the game with 15 points in the fourth, including a 3-pointer with 3:52 remaining for a 106-97 lead.

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Memorial Day remembers men, women who died serving our country

By the end of the 19th century, Decoration Day had given way to Memorial Day, but the South didn't acknowledge the national holiday until after World War I, when Memorial Day became a day to honor Americans who died in any USA war. 108 Post of the G.A.R was organized in Rifle by 16 former Union soldiers and in March of 1917 the Ladies Auxiliary of the G.A.R raised money from the Rifle community to purchase the memorial to be installed in Heinze Park for $450.


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