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  • Potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Willa nearing Mexico’s Pacific coast

    Hurricane Willa is nearing the Pacific coast of Mexico as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm, after experiencing what the National Hurricane Center called “explosive” strengthening over the past 48 hours. Willa’s maximum sustained winds, as of Monday morning, were 160 mph, making it a top-of-the-scale hurricane. Its current intensity is slightly more than Hurricane Michael’s when it made landfall in Florida’s Panhandle less than two weeks ago. The storm has supercharged at an incredible rate since it formed over the weekend. From […]

  • Man launches into racist rant on Ryanair plane – but gets to keep his seat

    A spokesperson for Theresa May said the British Prime Minister condemns “abhorrent” racial abuse after a passenger on a European airline made racist remarks about another passenger that were caught on video. The man had threatened to “push” an elderly black woman onto another seat. A crew member of the Ryanair flight from Barcelona, Spain, to London intervened, but the flight took off on Friday with at least one passenger wanting the unidentified man who made the remarks to be […]

  • Former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth released from prison

    CLINTON, North Carolina — Rae Carruth, a former NFL star who was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murder of his girlfriend and attempting to destroy their unborn child almost 20 years ago, was released from prison Monday morning. Carruth, 44, walked out of the Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina, as a free man shortly after 8 am ET. He got into a white Chevrolet Tahoe that was waiting for him, which quickly pulled away. A former […]

  • Ready to be Powerball or Mega Millions winner? But are you really?

    NEW YORK — So you’re ready to win the Powerball and Mega Millions? You have a better chance of being struck by lightning and bitten by a shark simultaneously, but reality’s a bummer. It’s more fun to fancy oneself doing the Scrooge McDuck in a vault full of gold coins. Fortunately, there’s time to prepare yourself for this historic windfall. After both the major lotteries rolled over, the kitties now stand at $1.6 b-b-b-billion, with a B, for Mega Millions and […]

  • 30 injured when floor collapses at Clemson frat party

    As a crowded group of Clemson University students and local residents danced and jumped around at an apartment clubhouse late Saturday night, Jeremy Tester felt something strange beneath his feet. “You could hear the floor about to go through, kind of,” he said, “but nobody thought it was going to happen. They just kept going.” But suddenly the floor gave way. Dozens of partiers dropped into free fall and landed in a mass of sprawling bodies in the basement. Police […]

  • Surveillance footage shows Saudi operative in Khashoggi’s clothes after he was killed, Turkish source says

    ISTANBUL, Turkey — One member of the 15-man team suspected in the death of Jamal Khashoggi dressed up in his clothes and was captured on surveillance cameras around Istanbul on the day the journalist was killed, a senior Turkish official has told CNN. CNN has obtained exclusive law enforcement surveillance footage, part of the Turkish government’s investigation, that appears to show the man leaving the consulate by the back door, wearing Khashoggi’s clothes, a fake beard, and glasses. The same […]

  • At least 18 dead and 178 injured in Taiwan train derailment

    YILAN COUNTY, Taiwan — At least 18 people were killed and 178 others injured when a train derailed in Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan, according to an update from the island’s transport ministry. Initially, the ministry said 22 people died, but it later revised the number. The train was traveling between the cities of Shulin and Taitung when it derailed Sunday on a coastal line reportedly popular with tourists. The train was carrying 366 passengers when the accident occurred just […]

  • US general wounded in Afghanistan attack

    AFGHANISTAN — US Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley, who oversees the NATO military advisory mission in southern Afghanistan, was wounded in the Thursday insider attack that took place in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. “I can confirm that he is recovering from a gunshot wound he received during the attack in Kandahar,” Navy Cdr. Grant Neeley, a spokesman for the NATO Resolute Support mission, told CNN Sunday. Smiley, the commander of Train, Advise, Assist and Command — South, is based in Kandahar. […]

  • Pharmacist refused to give woman drug to treat miscarriage, said it was against his religion

    PETOSKEY, Mich. — Rachel Peterson was already having a tough time of it when she called a supermarket chain’s pharmacy to get a prescription filled. Then the pharmacist made things worse. Peterson says back in July a pharmacist at a Meijer pharmacy in Petoskey, Michigan, refused to fill her prescription for a drug to treat her miscarriage because of his religious beliefs. She’s working with the American Civil Liberties Union to change Meijer’s policy and is willing to go to […]

  • Things are bad at Sears — they’re worse at Kmart

    Sears is going to have a hard time surviving its bankruptcy. Kmart faces even longer odds. Traditional department stores, including Sears, face heavy competition from big box retailers and online competitors, namely Amazon (AMZN). Still, some department store chains — Macy’s (M) and Kohl’s (KSS), to name two — are profitable. But the discount retail space is even tougher for Kmart. It faces competition from Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT) at one end of the market, and Dollar Tree (DLTR) […]

  • Video shows Florida officer hitting 14-year-old twice during arrest

    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — A viral video of a police officer hitting a 14-year-old girl during an arrest has caused outrage in a Florida community. The video — posted to Instagram on Friday — shows a girl being held down by two officers, one man and one woman. The male officer hits the girl in the side twice as he holds her shorts. “Why you hitting her?” someone in the video yells. “She can’t do that, her hands underneath her, […]

  • 911 call traced to phone of missing Wisconsin girl’s mother, authorities say

    BARRON COUNTY — A sheriff’s department dispatch log reveals new information about the night that missing Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs’ parents were found dead — including that a 911 call appeared to have come from her mother’s cell phone and that the door to the family’s home had been kicked in. Authorities have been searching for Jayme Closs, 13, since early Monday, when a mysterious 911 call led deputies to discover that her parents had been shot dead at the […]