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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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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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Spring blizzard pounds Midwest; flights canceled, deaths reported

Colleen Streefland brushes snow and ice off her vehicle in Rochester, Minn., April 14, 2018.  (Associated Press) Amid a spring blizzard in the Midwest that prompted hundreds of flights to be canceled Saturday, one runway has reopened at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, officials said Sunday. A total of 469 flights had been canceled at the Minnesota airport alone, airport spokesman ...

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Star Wars: Should we care?

Star Wars is a guaranteed money-making film franchise for Disney. Like an enormous Star Destroyer looming over every other film or franchise it’s up against on any opening day, it’s as close to a sure thing you can get in entertainment investments. The question here, however – with Disney, and more specifically with Kathleen Kennedy’s steering and the evolving face ...

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British Airways flight held at Paris airport over security threat – VIDEO: Threat prompts plane evacuation in Paris

A British Airways plane was held at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris Sunday morning after a “direct security threat” sparked an evacuation — ultimately leading to a false alarm.  Dozens of armed officers and firefighters surrounded the plane headed to London’s Heathrow Airport Sunday after they received a “security alert,” a spokesman for France’s national gendarme service said. James ...

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Another Obama, Clinton donor joins Mueller's legal team investigating Trump campaign

The newest lawyer to join Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Trump campaign team collusion with Russia gained notoriety for her conduct in defending former President Obama’s immigration orders, Politico reported Saturday. Besides her work for Obama, Kyle Freeny, now the 16th member of Mueller’s legal team, Federal Election Commission records show she donated in each of the past ...

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California lawmakers approve 'sanctuary state' bill

Lawmakers in California on Saturday passed “sanctuary state” legislation even as President Trump and his administration have vowed to crack down on jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration agents. The bill approved early Saturday limits police cooperation with federal immigration authorities and is intended to bolster protections for illegal immigrants in the state. But the acting director of ...

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London subway attack: Armed officers searching home in suburb after blast – Nigel Farage: Terrorists are known to authorities in 'nearly every single case'

British police Saturday raided a home in a London suburb that belongs to an elderly couple honored for their work with child refugees as part of the fast-moving investigation into London’s subway bombing Friday that injured 30 people.  The property is registered to Ronald Jones, 88, and his 71-year-old wife, Penelope, who have been honored by the Queen after taking ...

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