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Wet weather tightens grip on eastern half of US this week
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
Wet weather tightens grip on eastern half of US this week
Rounds of rain and thunderstorms will target the Plains and Midwest to the East Coast for the coming week, bringing the threat for flooding but also the hope for a diminishing drought.
Strong 5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes North Carolina
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Strong 5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes North Carolina
Some residents in North Carolina were jolted awake early Sunday morning as the largest earthquake to hit the state since 1916 struck near Sparta, N.C.: magnitude 5.1.
Tropical Storm Elida forms in East Pacific
World News // 20 hours ago
Tropical Storm Elida forms in East Pacific
After more than 10 days since Douglas dissipated northwest of Hawaii, the East Pacific has come alive with the formation of a new tropical storm, Elida.
Mauritius declares state of emergency as wrecked ship leaks oil into ocean
World News // 1 day ago
Mauritius declares state of emergency as wrecked ship leaks oil into ocean
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The island nation of Mauritius declared a state of environmental emergency Friday after a wrecked ship offshore began breaking up, leaking into the ocean.
New Orleans authorities recover body of man trapped in collapsed hotel
U.S. News // 1 day ago
New Orleans authorities recover body of man trapped in collapsed hotel
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Authorities have recovered the remains of 36-year-old Quinnyon Wimberly, who was trapped in a New Orleans hotel when it collapsed 10 months ago.
Trump signs executive orders on unemployment, payroll tax, evictions
U.S. News // 1 day ago
Trump signs executive orders on unemployment, payroll tax, evictions
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump signed several executive orders Saturday, including an order to provide an extra $400 in weekly unemployment aid to those whose $600 weekly benefits expired in July as well as eviction protections
Venezuelan court sentences former Green Berets to 20 years in plot to oust Maduro
U.S. News // 1 day ago
Venezuelan court sentences former Green Berets to 20 years in plot to oust Maduro
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A Venezuelan attorney general announced Friday that two former members of U.S. Special Forces have been sentenced to 20 years in prison for taking part in a raid to oust President Nicolás Maduro.
Firefighters set controlled fires around 32,400-acre Apple Fire
U.S. News // 1 day ago
Firefighters set controlled fires around 32,400-acre Apple Fire
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Firefighters set controlled fires Saturday to clear vegetation around the Apple Fire, which has spread to more than 32,400 acres in Southern California.
Joe Arpaio loses Republican Maricopa County sheriff primary
U.S. News // 1 day ago
Joe Arpaio loses Republican Maricopa County sheriff primary
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Jerry Sheridan has secured the Republican nomination in the race for Maricopa County sheriff in Arizona, defeating Joe Arpaio in a bid to get his old job back.
COVID-19: Florida hospitalizations up, Georgia schools grapple with cases
U.S. News // 1 day ago
COVID-19: Florida hospitalizations up, Georgia schools grapple with cases
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Hospitalizations and deaths due to the novel coronavirus continued to increase in Florida this week while school districts in Georgia grappled with positive cases among students and staff.
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