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  • Christmas holiday travel disruptions may unfold for central, eastern US 0 CommentsPosted by Nancy Gay on December 20, 2017 under Tennis

    As frigid air plunges into and builds over the central United States, a stormy pattern with snow, ice and rain may unfold from Texas to Maine for Christmas holiday travelers.

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  • U.S. airman killed in Texas plane crash 0 CommentsPosted by Yahoo! Sports - NHL News on November 21, 2017 under Soccer

    Nov 20 (Reuters) – A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed Monday near Lake Amistad, Texas, killing the pilot and injuring another, according to officials at Laughlin Air Force Base.

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  • Updated WWE Survivor Series PPV Match Card Following This Week’s Episode Of Smackdown Live 0 CommentsPosted by Matt Steinmetz on November 15, 2017 under Wrestling

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    The following matches have been confirmed for this Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view in Houston, Texas:

    Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match (RAW vs Smackdown)
    RAW – Kurt Angle (Captain), Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Triple H
    SD – Shane McMahon (Captain), Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode, John Cena

    Jason Jordan Removed From The RAW Survivor Series Team; Triple H Announced As His Replacement

    Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match (RAW vs Smackdown)
    RAW – Alicia Fox (Captain), Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks, Bayley
    SD – Becky Lynch (Captain), Carmella, Tamina Snuka, Naomi & TBD

    Brock Lesnar vs AJ Styles

    The Miz vs Baron Corbin

    Alexa Bliss vs Charlotte Flair

    Sheamus and Cesaro vs The Usos

    The Shield vs The New Day

    Survivor Series Kickoff 
    WWE Cruiserweight Championship

    Enzo Amore (c) vs Kalisto

    Charlotte Flair Wins The Women’s Championship On WWE Smackdown Live, Ric Flair Makes His Return To WWE TV (Photos / Video)

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  • Warren Jeffs’ daughter speaks out for the first time about what she endured in his polygamist cult 0 CommentsPosted by David Steele on November 11, 2017 under NBA

    • Rachel Jeffs, the daughter of polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs, spoke out on “Megyn Kelly Today” about the sexual abuse she endured at her father’s hands when she was a child.
    • Warren Jeffs is the self-described “prophet” of the FLDS Church, a Mormon fundamentalist cult that has been disavowed by mainstream Mormons.
    • He was convicted in 2011 of child sexual assault and is serving a life sentence, though he continues to control the church to this day.
    • Rachel Jeffs, who escaped the church in 2015, said her father began sexually abusing her when she was eight years old.

    The daughter of the polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs spoke out on “Megyn Kelly Today” about her upbringing as a member of the FLDS Church and the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father when she was a child.

    Warren Jeffs still runs the church from his prison cell

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  • Pastor may demolish Texas church where massacre took place 0 CommentsPosted by Michelle Smith on November 9, 2017 under NBA

    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The pastor of a rural Texas church sprayed with gunfire in a shooting rampage that killed 26 people is considering demolishing the building and putting a memorial in its place, a Southern Baptist Convention official said on Thursday.

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  • Hoaxes and false information proliferated after Texas church shooting 0 CommentsPosted by Bethlehem Shoals on November 7, 2017 under Soccer

    No, the man who?killed 26 people at a Texas church on Sunday?was not identified as Sam Hyde.

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  • Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ star, dies at 91 0 CommentsPosted by John Hickey on September 15, 2017 under Soccer

    Harry Dean Stanton, the?actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91.

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  • Hurricane Irma roars into Florida Keys, brings deadly storm surge 0 CommentsPosted by Bruce Ciskie on September 10, 2017 under NBA

    FORT MYERS, Fla (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma’s northern edge crashed into the Florida Keys on Sunday, bringing a double barrel threat of destructive winds and life-threatening storm surges that sparked one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history.

    The storm, which hammered Cuba’s northern coast a day earlier, was a Category 4 hurricane about 15 miles (25 km) south-southeast of Key West, Florida, as of 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT) with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (210 kph), the National Hurricane Center said.

    It was on a path that would take it along the state’s Gulf of Mexico coast near population centers including Tampa and St. Petersburg, the NHC said. Hundreds of thousands of people spent the night in emergency shelters.

    Storm surges pushed by a high tide were forecast to be as high as 15 feet (4.6 meters) for low-lying area along the state’s southwest coast on Sunday, which could produce catastrophic flooding for thousands of homes.

    RELATED: Irma’s wrath from above

    “Take action now to protect your life,” the National Weather Service in Key West advised. “This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation.”

    Officials in Florida have ordered a total of 6.3 million people, or about a third of the state’s population, to evacuate, creating massive traffic jams on highways and overcrowding shelters.

    Irma, which killed at least 22 people in the Caribbean, was likely to cause billions of dollars in damage to the third-most-populous U.S. state.

    Wind gusts near hurricane force began to batter the Florida Keys late on Saturday, the NHC said, with Key West seeing gusts of more than 80 mph on Sunday morning and water levels about 2 feet (61 cms) above normal.


    The NHC has put out a hurricane warning and a tropical storm warning stretching through almost all of Florida into Georgia and South Carolina – an area where more than 20 million people live.

    Florida Power & Light said more than 430,000 customers in Florida were without power as of Sunday morning.

    Irma comes just days after Hurricane Harvey dumped record-setting rain in Texas, causing unprecedented flooding, killing at least 60 people and leaving an estimated $180 billion in property damage in its wake. Almost three months remain in the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through November.

    Tracking models showed Irma would make landfall on the Keys and head along Florida’s west coast, slamming the state that is a major tourism hub, with an economy comprising about 5 percent of U.S. gross domestic product.

    Amid urgent warnings from state officials to evacuate before it was too late, downtown Miami was all but abandoned on Saturday.

    On Florida’s west coast, resident Charley Ball said he expected a storm surge to completely engulf the island of Sanibel where he lives.

    “Just left the island and said goodbye to everything I own,” said Ball, 62.

    In Cuba, the destruction along the north central coast was similar to that suffered by other Caribbean islands over the last week as Irma plowed into Ciego de Avila province.

    It was the first time the eye of a Category 5 storm had made landfall in Cuba since 1932, state media said, and the island’s Communist government ordered the evacuation of more than a million people from its path.

    (For a graphic on how Irma compares to other major hurricanes, click?tmsnrt.rs/2wP8csY)

    Additional reporting by Sarah Marsh in Remedios, Marc Frank in Havana, Bernie Woodall, Ben Gruber and Andy Sullivan in Miami, Jeff Mason in Washington, Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles and Scott DiSavino in New York; Writing by Scott Malone and Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Keith Weir and Ross Colvin

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  • Irma powers toward Florida, leaving behind path of death, destruction 0 CommentsPosted by Matt Steinmetz on September 8, 2017 under MMA

    PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, drove toward Florida on Friday as it lashed the Caribbean with devastating winds and torrential rain, leaving behind 14 deaths and a swathe of catastrophic destruction.

    Irma was about 55 miles (85 km) south of Great Inagua Island early on Friday, after soaking the northern coasts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and pummeling the Turks and Caicos Islands.

    A Category 5 hurricane, the highest designation by the National Hurricane Center, the storm has grown as large and France and packed winds as strong as 185 miles per hour (290 km per hour).

    It was heading for the Bahamas, where it was expected to bring 20-foot (six-meter) storm surges before moving to Cuba and then slamming into southern Florida as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday.

    In Miami, hundreds lined up for bottled water and cars looped around city blocks to get gas on Thursday. Gasoline shortages in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area worsened on Thursday, with sales up to five times the norm.

    In Palm Beach, the waterfront Mar-a-Lago estate owned by U.S. President Donald Trump was ordered evacuated, media said. Trump also owns property on the French side of Saint Martin, an island devastated by the storm.

    A mandatory evacuation on Georgia’s Atlantic coast was due to begin on Saturday, Governor Nathan Deal said.

    Irma has ravaged a series of small islands in the northeast Caribbean, including Barbuda, Saint Martin and the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, ripping down trees and flattening homes and hospitals.

    A Reuters witness described the roof and walls of a well-built house shaking hard as the storm rocked the island of Providenciales and caused a drop in pressure that could be felt in people’s chests.

    Throughout the islands in its wake, shocked locals tried to comprehend the extent of the devastation – and simultaneously got ready for another major hurricane, Jose, now a Category 3 and due in the northeastern Caribbean on Saturday.


    Four people died in the U.S. Virgin islands, a government spokesman said, and a major hospital was badly damaged by the wind. A U.S. amphibious assault ship arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday and sent helicopters for medical evacuations from the destroyed hospital.

    A man was reported missing after trying to cross a river in Cerca La Source in Haiti’s Central Plateau region.

    Barbuda, where one person died, was reduced “to rubble”, Prime Minister Gaston Browne said. In the British overseas territory of Anguilla, another person was killed and the hospital, airport and power and phone services were damaged, emergency service officials said.

    French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said four bodies were recovered on the French-Dutch island of Saint Martin, which was hit hard.

    Three people were killed in Puerto Rico and around two-thirds of the population lost electricity, Governor Ricardo Rossello said after the storm rolled by the U.S. territory’s northern coast. A surfer was also reported killed in Barbados.

    The storm passed just to the north of the island of Hispaniola, shared by Dominican Republic and Haiti, causing some damage to roofs, flooding and power outages as it approached the impoverished Haitian side, which is particularly vulnerable to hurricanes and rain, although it did not make landfall.

    Cuba started evacuating some of the 51,000 tourists visiting the island, particularly 36,000 people at resorts on the northern coast. In Caibarien, a coastal town in the hurricane’s predicted path, residents were heading farther inland.

    Irma was the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean and one of the five most forceful storms to hit the Atlantic basin in 82 years, according to the NHC.

    The storm activity comes after Hurricane Harvey claimed about 60 lives and caused property damage estimated at as much as $180 billion in Texas and Louisiana.

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  • Pizza Hut workers deliver free food by kayak to Harvey victims 0 CommentsPosted by Greg Couch on August 31, 2017 under Tennis

    Pizza Hut is making a special delivery to Texas residents trapped in their homes by Hurricane Harvey.

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