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Man sentenced to nearly 25 years for arson of Texas mosque

Oct 17 2018

AUSTIN, Texas A man convicted of a hate crime in setting fire to a mosque in Texas was sentenced to almost 25 years in prison on Wednesday, U.S. authorities said, adding he acted with hatred and malice.

Supreme Court with Kavanaugh clears way for Tennessee execution

Oct 12 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court with new Justice Brett Kavanaugh issued two decisions on Thursday that helped clear the way for Tennessee to execute an inmate convicted of murdering two men in 1983.

Washington state's top court bans death penalty as biased, arbitrary

Oct 12 2018

Washington became the 20th U.S. state to abolish capital punishment when its Supreme Court struck down the death penalty on Thursday, saying in a unanimous decision that its application was arbitrary and racially biased.

Warm Gulf waters spawned Hurricane Michael's intensity: scientists

Oct 10 2018

When Hurricane Michael barreled into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with 155-mph (249-kph) sustained winds, it defied forecasts made just two days beforehand, its wind speeds doubling since Monday and coming in just short of the highest category of intensity.

Warm Gulf waters spawned Hurricane Michael's intensity -scientists

Oct 10 2018

Oct 10 When Hurricane Michael barreled into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with 155-mph (249-kph) sustained winds, it defied forecasts made just two days beforehand, its wind speeds doubling since Monday and coming in just short of the highest category of intensity.

Hurricane Michael to deal fresh blow to storm-ravaged Carolinas

Oct 09 2018

After making landfall in Florida on Wednesday, Hurricane Michael is forecast to sweep across the Carolinas, delivering a fresh blow to an area still trying to recover from the ravages of Hurricane Florence last month.

Hurricane Michael to deal fresh blow to storm-ravaged Carolinas

Oct 09 2018

After making landfall in Florida on Wednesday, Hurricane Michael is forecast to sweep across the Carolinas, delivering a fresh blow to an area still trying to recover from the ravages of Hurricane Florence last month.

Storm Michael expected to hit Florida as a hurricane midweek

Oct 08 2018

Oct 8 Tropical Storm Michael is on track to hit the Florida Panhandle midweek as a Category 2 hurricane packing 100 miles per hour (161 km/h) or stronger winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said early Monday in an advisory.

Storm Michael strengthens in Caribbean, threatens U.S. Gulf coast

Oct 07 2018

Tropical Storm Michael battered parts of Mexico and Cuba with powerful winds and drenching rains on Sunday as it strengthened in the Caribbean on a path that could see it slam into the U.S. Gulf Coast later this week with hurricane force, officials said. | Video

Peggy Sue, namesake of Buddy Holly rock classic, dies in Texas

Oct 03 2018

AUSTIN, Texas Peggy Sue Gerron, whose name has echoed in the annals of rock 'n' roll for six decades as the crush in the Buddy Holly classic song "Peggy Sue," has died at the age of 78 in Lubbock, Texas, where she and Holly went to high school, officials said.

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