• MA gas explosions: Residents allowed to return to homes
MA gas explosions: Residents allowed to return to homes

Leonel Rondon, 18, was killed inside a auto in the town of Lawrence when a chimney fell on his vehicle from a house explosion, a spokeswoman with the Essex County District Attorney's office said. "I often say the people of the Commonwealth are resilient-and this devastating situation is no exception". Columbia Gas has released a statement - almos...

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  • Palestinians killed, 248 injured in Israel-Gaza border clashes: medics
Palestinians killed, 248 injured in Israel-Gaza border clashes: medics

Chadi Abdel Aal was mortally wounded east of Jabalia, in the northern Gaza strip, becoming one of the youngest victims in the almost six months of confrontations between Gazans and israeli soldiers. One Israeli soldier has been killed since then. Echoing deep scepticism among the Palestinians, Arab countries and analysts, Saeb Erekat, the Palesti...

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  • FEMA chief Brock Long says he won't resign over travel investigation
FEMA chief Brock Long says he won't resign over travel investigation

Nielsen confronted Long about her frustrations last month, according to Politico . The contingency aide program, meant for allowing Long to remain in contact with his agency, "was never intended for this objective", a former official told the news outlet.

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  • Kavanaugh accuser speaks to newspaper on record
Kavanaugh accuser speaks to newspaper on record

She claimed in the letter that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to hide the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. "Senator Schumer promised to 'oppose Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything I have, ' and it appears he is delive...

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  • Russian Federation really wants to convince you the Salisbury spies are gay lovers
Russian Federation really wants to convince you the Salisbury spies are gay lovers

Petrov and Boshirov also told Russian state-funded news channel RT they planned their trip to the "wonderful" city in Wiltshire after recommendations from friends. We don't work for military intelligence. "As they said - and this is their words not mine - that this is their first and last interview to the media ever".

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  • FEMA: Funding transferred to ICE won't harm hurricane response
FEMA: Funding transferred to ICE won't harm hurricane response

DHS also transferred $33 million from other ICE programs to pay for detention and removal, making the total amount of money transferred $202 million. The transfer occurred earlier this summer and such transfers between government agencies are not unusual. Former DHS and FEMA officials, however, disputed the spokesman's claim that the mone...

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  • Hurricane Florence 5 PM Wednesday Update
Hurricane Florence 5 PM Wednesday Update

Since then, Isaac has meandered in the Caribbean Sea and, as a depression , lashed the Lesser Antilles Friday morning with rain squalls and 35 miles per hour winds . Forecasters on Friday warned of flash flooding and wind gusts of 25 to 40 miles per hour. The Portuguese weather service said that wind gusts of up to 74 mph are possible b...

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  • Tracking Hurricane Florence as storm lands in North Carolina
Tracking Hurricane Florence as storm lands in North Carolina

Roy Cooper said . "Little change in strength is expected before the center reaches the coast, with weakening expected after the center moves inland", the National Hurricane Center said . "Promptly follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials..." "Do not focus on the wind speed category of #Hurricane #Florence! " the National H...

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  • Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin Marathon win
Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin Marathon win

Similarly astonishing is the speed at which Kipchoge ran the second-half of the race specifically. "The last pacesetter went out at 25km mark but that still inspired me to continue pushing alone", explained Kipchoge adding that he shall defend his title perhaps with another new record next year.

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  • Poland to not support European Union sanctions against Hungary
Poland to not support European Union sanctions against Hungary

Hungary said it would seek legal ways to challenge the 448-197 vote it described as "petty revenge". If also approved by national leaders, Hungary could face punitive measures . It added: "Each EU Member State has a sovereign right to carry out the internal reforms that it considers appropriate". The European Commission initiated similar proce...

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  • Sheriff: Border Patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women
Sheriff: Border Patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women

A border control agent in Texas has been arrested for killing four women . The county's district attorney, Isidro Alaniz , says authorities were led to Ortiz after a woman he tried to kidnap escaped from him. While it was not agency policy to comment on the details of an ongoing investigation, Meehan said, criminal conduct by CBP employees ...

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  • President Buhari Accepts Finance Minister, Adeosun’s Resignation
President Buhari Accepts Finance Minister, Adeosun’s Resignation

Ms Adeosun's resignation follows months of speculation in local media about whether her National Youth Service Corps certificate was genuine. "The President thanked the minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits", his office said, adding that deputy budget minister, Zainab Ahmed , would oversee her portfol...

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  • United States swimmer dies from suspected shark attack
United States swimmer dies from suspected shark attack

A 26-year-old boogie boarder had been enjoying the waves off of Cape Cod at Newcomb Hollow Beach with a friend when he was viciously attacked by a shark, according to the Daily Mail . "I saw a worst nightmare unfold here", Booth said. Eyewitness Joe Booth described horrifying scenes as the man was pulled from the looking like he was in "a worl...

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  • Trump Denies Revised Death Toll in Puerto Rico...Cue the Outrage
Trump Denies Revised Death Toll in Puerto Rico...Cue the Outrage

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says it has spent billions of dollars in Puerto Rico , restoring power and helping with property repairs and a massive cleanup. Trump's rhetoric on Maria has been persistent in the last two days. No one would use such a foolish methodology except for political reasons. He said it was "about human ...

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  • Typhoon Mangkhut Pummels Hong Kong, Southern China
Typhoon Mangkhut Pummels Hong Kong, Southern China

The typhoon struck at the start of the rice and corn harvesting season in the northern breadbasket, prompting farmers to scramble to save what they could of their crops, Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba said. "On normal days we can't see this", said Hao Chen, 28, who lives in the neighbourhood of Tin Hau, on Hong Kong Island . Buildings swayed as ...

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  • 'Time running out' for residents to escape Hurricane Florence
'Time running out' for residents to escape Hurricane Florence

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is Friday morning. "We've had a briefing from the governor's office from our emergency management experts down in Raleigh and we're as prepared as we can be", said Tillis. Philippines starts massive evacuations as huge typhoon nears Philippine authorities began evacuating thousands of p...

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  • Deadly Florence trudges inland in Carolinas with 'epic' rain, flooding
Deadly Florence trudges inland in Carolinas with 'epic' rain, flooding

The White House says President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for North Carolina and that will make federal money available to people in the counties of Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender.

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  • Hurricane Florence projected path: How to track Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence projected path: How to track Hurricane Florence

Landfall is expected late Thursday or early Friday , and the National Hurricane Center fears the storm "will slow considerably or stall, leading to a prolonged and exceptionally heavy and unsafe rainfall event Friday-Sunday". The images, captured from249 miles above the storm, captured Florence as it draws close to North Carolina's coast. "We'l...

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  • Pope Francis Authorizes Investigation of West Virginia Bishop Over Sexual Harassment Claims
Pope Francis Authorizes Investigation of West Virginia Bishop Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Separately, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said on its website that Mr Bransfield, 75, will be investigated over "allegations of sexual harassment of adults". Joe Akers, a Catholic in West Viriginia, said the allegations are "a little unsettling". Bishops , he said, should be men of prayer, and should know they were chosen by God and keep ...

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  • Erdogan to meet Putin again in bid to avert attack on Idlib
Erdogan to meet Putin again in bid to avert attack on Idlib

Cavusoglu on Friday said Turkey was ready to cooperate with anyone in the fight against terror groups in Syria, but criticised the Damascus regime for using the presence of jihadists groups to legitimise a possible operation in Idlib. Any attack on Syria's Idlib province is going to be "dealt with", United States ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley wa...

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