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'Catastrophic' storm surge from Florence prompts hundreds of water rescues in New Bern, North Carolina

'Catastrophic' storm surge from Florence prompts hundreds of water rescues in New Bern, North CarolinaEmergency responders have reported an influx of calls from residents pleading to be rescued from the rapidly rising floodwaters.



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Theft and crash of Seattle airplane prompts FBI investigation

Theft and crash of Seattle airplane prompts FBI investigationThe family of an airline employee who stole and later crashed a plane near Seattle have said they are “stunned and heartbroken”, as authorities investigate how the major security breach happened. The family of Richard Russell – who was a ground services employee with Horizon Air, part of Alaska Airlines – said the actions of “Beebo”, as he was known to them, had come as “a complete shock to us”.



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The Latest: New lava fissure prompts more evacuations

The Latest: New lava fissure prompts more evacuationsPAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii (all times local):



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Threat of explosive Kīlauea eruption prompts closure of Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park

Threat of explosive Kīlauea eruption prompts closure of Hawaii's Volcanoes National ParkMost of Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park closed on Friday due to the ongoing threat of an explosion at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano.



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Major quake hits Hawaii, prompts further volcano eruptions

Major quake hits Hawaii, prompts further volcano eruptionsLos Angeles (AFP) – A magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook Hawaii's Big Island on Friday, prompting fresh eruptions of a volcano that has been spewing lava near residential areas, forcing hundreds of people to flee.



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Eye Opener: Volanic eruption in Hawaii prompts evacuations

Eye Opener: Volanic eruption in Hawaii prompts evacuationsA Hawaiian volcano erupts overnight on the Big Island, forcing nearly 2,000 from their homes. Also, the White House tries to control the damage after attorney Rudy Giuliani revealed President Trump repaid the lawyer who bought the silence of an adult film star. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Get the Eye Opener delivered straight to your inbox.



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Alton Sterling shooting: lack of charges prompts sadness but not surprise

Alton Sterling shooting: lack of charges prompts sadness but not surpriseSterling was shot six times. At the Triple S mart in northern Baton Rouge, where in July 2016 Alton Sterling was killed by police officers, it was mostly business as usual on Tuesday. Out front, Travis Hicks sold CDs under a portrait of Sterling while folks filtered in and out for lottery scratch tickets, Gatorade and chips.



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Anti-Semitic slaying of 85-year-old prompts outcry in France

Anti-Semitic slaying of 85-year-old prompts outcry in FrancePARIS (AP) — Like many who survived Nazi horrors, Mireille Knoll embraced life, eating out and going to the theater despite limited means. Even as age and Parkinson's disease took their toll, she delighted in receiving guests — until one of them allegedly stabbed the 85-year-old to death because she was Jewish.



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Death of puppy on United flight prompts U.S. agency probe

Death of puppy on United flight prompts U.S. agency probeU.S. Senator John Kennedy, who earlier on Wednesday sent a letter to United Airlines President Scott Kirby demanding information on the high number of animals that have died in the carrier’s care, wrote on Twitter that he planned to file a bill on Thursday that would prohibit airlines from putting animals in overhead bins. Kennedy, in his letter, said United’s “pattern of animal deaths and injuries is simply inexcusable.” He cited figures from the Transportation Department that of the 24 animals that died on U.S. carriers last year, 18 were on United flights.



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Mudslide threat prompts mandatory-evacuation order for 30,000 in Southern California

Mudslide threat prompts mandatory-evacuation order for 30,000 in Southern CaliforniaThe threat of deadly mudslides from an impending Pacific storm prompted authorities on Thursday to order mandatory evacuations for some 30,000 people living adjacent to fire-scarred foothills and mountain slopes along California’s Santa Barbara coast. The evacuation was put into effect in the same general area where torrential rains on Jan. 9 unleashed cascades of mud, boulders and other debris that killed 21 people, injured dozens of others and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. The bulk of the devastation occurred in the affluent hillside community of Montecito, 85 miles (137 km) northwest of Los Angeles, in a region where vast swaths of the coastal landscape were stripped of vegetation by huge wildfires in December.



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