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Hurricane Matthew lashes Florida; emergencies declared in three states – Washington Post

[ad_1] As Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida, strong winds are already knocking over street signs and swaying trees to and fro. Here’s what it looks like on the ground as Floridians wait for the Category 3 storm to make landfall. (Dalton Bennett/The Washington Post) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Packing winds of 120 mph, Hurricane Matthew lashed Florida’s coast Friday after mass evacuations ...

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Hurricane Matthew, now a Category 4 storm, approaches Florida; emergencies declared in three states – Washington Post

[ad_1] The city Melbourne in southeast Florida is expected to be one of the hardest hit areas when Hurricane Matthew makes landfall. (Dalton Bennett/The Washington Post) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The strongest storm system to threaten the United States in a decade roared toward Florida on Thursday, forcing thousands from their homes and prompting dire warnings from forecasters and public officials alike. Floridians hunkered ...

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Snap is working on an IPO for March that would value the company at $25 billion – Business Insider

[ad_1] Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Snap Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, is working on an initial public offering for March that would value the company at $25 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. A source familiar with the matter confirmed the company’s IPO ambitions, but told Business Insider that the situation is ...

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St. Louis County officer killed in line of duty – KMOV.com – KMOV.com

[ad_1] BREAKING St. Louis County officer killed in line of duty St. Louis County officer killed in line of duty Updated: Thursday, October 6 2016 11:58 AM EDT2016-10-06 15:58:23 GMT The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating after an officer was injured Thursday morning. More > The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating after an officer was ...

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Israel's New Settlement Slammed by U.S. as Betrayal of Shimon Peres Legacy – Forward

[ad_1] The Obama administration cast Israel’s plan to build 300 units deep inside the West Bank as a betrayal of U.S. friendship and of Shimon Peres’ legacy. The statement Wednesday by Mark Toner, the deputy State Department spokesman, was unusually lengthy and emotional in tone. Toner cited a $38 billion defense assistance agreement with Israel reached last month and President ...

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United States Castigates Israel Over Settlement Plan – New York Times

[ad_1] Photo The Obama administration has condemned the Israeli government for approving plans to create a new Jewish settlement on the West Bank. The Eli settlement (foreground), pictured in 2015, overlooks Palestinian villages in the West Bank. Credit Tomas Munita for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday castigated the Israeli government for approving plans to ...

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Tiny machines win chemistry Nobel prize – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Artwork: The scientists are rewarded for their ability to control at the molecular level The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded for the development of the world’s smallest machines. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa will share the 8m kronor (£727,000) prize for the design and ...

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Americas|Colombia and Rebels Want Peace, but How Has Never Been Less Clear. – New York Times

[ad_1] Rebels seemed stunned by the announcement. “Juan Manuel Santos announced that the cease-fire with the FARC lasts until Oct. 31,” wrote Rodrigo Londoño, the top commander of the rebels. “From then on will the war continue?” Continue reading the main story Both sides have said they are committed to preventing the conflict from resuming, and Mr. Santos has the ...

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Taliban resist Afghan forces' counterattack in northern city of Kunduz – Reuters

[ad_1] KABUL Pockets of Taliban fighters held out overnight against Afghan government forces in the northern city of Kunduz, a police official said on Tuesday, a day after the militants pushed deep into the city center. Taliban militants slipped past government defenses early on Monday and occupied or attacked central areas of Kunduz, almost exactly a year after they briefly ...

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Taliban launches major assault on Afghan city of Kunduz – CNN

[ad_1] “This time, the Taliban won’t be able to capture any part of Kunduz,” said Mahfoz Akbari, spokesman for the police in Kunduz, speaking to CNN by telephone. A Taliban spokesman and Afghan government officials gave similar descriptions of how militants launched a pre-dawn attack on the city from four different directions. “Our Mujahideen are advancing rapidly inside Kunduz,” Taliban ...

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Police involved in Los Angeles shooting – WTSP.com

[ad_1] Elizabeth Weise, USA Today , WTSP 8:53 AM. EST October 02, 2016 California Promo Art (Photo: : Shane Music) SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting Saturday that came after a chase involving a stolen car. The incident in South Los Angeles began around 12:58 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison. ...

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