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Storm Alberto prompts emergency declarations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi

Empty beaches and low-hanging clouds are seen on Friday at Fort Lauderdale Beach in southern Florida.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) The governors of Alabama, Florida and Mississippi have each declared a state of emergency in their states as Subtropical Storm Alberto spreads north and west. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey made the declaration for 40 counties. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a ...

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Civilians who shot restaurant gunman say they stopped threat

OKLAHOMA CITY –  The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally authorized to carry a firearm, authorities said. Investigators are trying to determine a motive behind the Thursday night attack that wounded four people, according to Oklahoma ...

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Powerful cyclone lashes into Arabian Peninsula, killing at least 5

Debris litter a beach after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines, officials said. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) SALALAH, Oman –  Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching ...

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Why it makes sense to invest in Treasury bonds

JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH, a quotable economist, observed that one of the deeper mysteries is why, in a falling market, there is still a buyer for every seller. It is a conundrum that bond investors must now contemplate. Since January the yield on a ten-year Treasury bond has risen (and thus bond prices have fallen) with scarcely a backward step. It ...

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California woman survives 700-foot plunge off highway

San Bernardino County firefighters went down the mountain to rescue a woman after her steep plunge.  (San Bernardino County Fire Department ) A California woman survived a perilous 700-foot plunge after her car went off a highway in the San Bernardino Mountains on Thursday night. California Highway Patrol Officer Juan Quintero told the San Bernardino County Sun that the unidentified ...

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The best way to grill corn? With the husks still on

There’s only a few weeks before summer ends: Don’t spend them grilling sub-par corn.  (iStock) When it comes to end-of-summer cooking, all we want to do is grill, grill, and grill some more. Which generally means corn with every meal, because you pretty much can’t have a cookout without grilled corn on the cob. But when it comes to making grilled corn, ...

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Dear oil helps some emerging economies and harms others

When they are not fretting about the American dollar or Chinese debt, policymakers in emerging economies keep a close eye on the oil market. The price of Brent crude has risen by nearly 50% in the past year to around $80 a barrel. It ranks as the 11th-biggest spike in the past 70 years (adjusted for inflation), according to UBS, ...

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