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The Insurgency Roared. But Cuomo Prevailed.

The Insurgency Roared. But Cuomo Prevailed.

“When he returns, he’s still gonna be on the chessboard, but he’s no longer gonna control the players like he did before,” said Bill Lipton, the state director the Working Families Party. Mr. Cuomo, like his aides, could scarcely mask his contempt for the social media tactics of his erstwhile opponent, dismissing on Friday the […]

'The threat becomes a reality': Hurricane Florence begins lashing North Carolina with punishing rain, wind

'The threat becomes a reality': Hurricane Florence begins lashing North Carolina with punishing rain, wind

Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to Category 1, continues barreling toward the southeastern United States. bringing with it lashing winds, powerful rains and the threat of “catastrophic” flooding. The large and dangerous storm is expected to crash into the coast of the Carolinas and could impact millions with rainfall measured in feet, not inches, warnings of […]

New York's big Thursday gubernatorial primary pits Andrew Cuomo against Cynthia Nixon

New York's big Thursday gubernatorial primary pits Andrew Cuomo against Cynthia Nixon

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing an unexpectedly serious primary challenge from Cynthia Nixon, an activist and actress who, if elected, would become the first state executive to have won Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards. Cuomo, the son of famed former New York governor and almost presidential candidate Mario Cuomo, is seeking his third […]

Hurricane Florence Updates: Catastrophic Rain Predicted as Storm's Path Shifts

Hurricane Florence Updates: Catastrophic Rain Predicted as Storm's Path Shifts

• In addition to powerful winds, a huge, “life-threatening storm surge” is highly likely on the low-lying coasts of North and South Carolina, the National Hurricane Center has predicted. • Once it is ashore, Florence’s drenching rains may cause “catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding” over a wide area of the Carolinas and the […]

Sometimes GoFundMe goes right, sometimes very wrong … and sometimes, way off the rails

Sometimes GoFundMe goes right, sometimes very wrong … and sometimes, way off the rails

In happier times: Homeless good Samaritan Johnny Bobbitt, left, with Mark D’Amico and Kate McClure, who set up a GoFundMe page for Bobbitt. The scandal over a New Jersey’s couple’s alleged mishandling of a $400,000 GoFundMe account they created for a homeless good Samaritan has brightened the spotlight on the wide range of ways the […]

Marine Corps sergeant's mysterious murder in California leaves wife 'speechless,' pleading for answers

Marine Corps sergeant's mysterious murder in California leaves wife 'speechless,' pleading for answers

Christopher Truax Jr., an active duty U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, was killed on Sept. 7, 2018.  (Courtesy Alexia Truax) The wife of Christopher Truax Jr., an active duty U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who was fatally shot in the head over the weekend in California, is speaking out about the “remarkable” 21-year-old in hopes of finding […]

Tennessee nighclub shooting leaves several wounded, report says

Tennessee nighclub shooting leaves several wounded, report says

Outside the Purple Haze nightclub in Memphis, Tenn.  (Google Street View) Five people were reportedly wounded in a Tennessee nightclub shooting early Monday. The shooting took place at Purple Haze in downtown Memphis at around 3:30 a.m., FOX13 Memphis reported. Memphis police detectives were on the scene, according to WREG-TV. Several ambulances were called to the […]

Florence strengthens to hurricane and poses extreme threat to Southeast and Mid-Atlantic

Florence strengthens to hurricane and poses extreme threat to Southeast and Mid-Atlantic

(tropicaltidbits.com) Florence is, again, a hurricane and is predicted to rapidly intensify to an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm by Tuesday as it starts to close in on the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic coast. It has become even less likely that the storm will turn out to sea and spare coastal and inland areas from serious, […]

Florence Forecast To Become A Major Hurricane; Risk To The East Coast Is Rising

Florence Forecast To Become A Major Hurricane; Risk To The East Coast Is Rising

Tropical Storm Florence is expected to approach the U.S. East Coast next week. Emergency officials have told residents to expect immediate threats of ocean swells, dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding. National Hurricane Center and NPR hide caption toggle caption National Hurricane Center and NPR Tropical Storm Florence is expected to approach the U.S. East […]

Maryland Flood Warnings Extended Plus Soggy Weekend Forecast

Maryland Flood Warnings Extended Plus Soggy Weekend Forecast

BALTIMORE, MD — Were there any weekends this summer when the sun was out and it was a great time to head to the beach? It doesn’t seem like it, and this weekend will be pretty soggy. The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning for the city of Baltimore, plus parts of Carroll, […]