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Top forecaster: ‘Nothing’ about Irma was expected

Daylight revealed the scope of destruction Hurricane Irma caused across Florida. FORT MYERS, Fla. — Hurricane Irma was an unpredictable, powerful Category 3 storm that kept forecasters guessing, even after landfall. One of the nation’s top meteorologists says the storm could have easily been a Category 5 with 15-foot storm surge …

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Hurricane Jose a potential threat to U.S. East Coast next week

Hurricane Irma may have weakened, but it’s still a big storm with clouds stretching from West Virginia to the Florida Keys. And it’s not the only hurricane worth following right now. With Irma diminishing to a tropical storm, a hurricane-battered nation could soon shift its attention to Hurricane Jose, now …

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U.S. Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin cottage owners

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, agreed that the Wisconsin courts correctly analyzed the issue as one concerning a single parcel. Justice Neil Gorsuch, who was not on the court during arguments in the case, did not participate. John Groen, executive vice president and general counsel of the Pacific …

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At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 62 people, the government said on Sunday, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever forest blaze in the Atlantic coastal country, used to the woods burning almost every summer. “The dimension of this fire was such that …

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Cuba to Trump: US in no ‘condition to lecture us’ on human rights

Responding to President Donald Trump’s announcement Friday that he is reversing the Obama administration’s steps to normalize relations with Cuba, the Castro government said the US is in no “condition to lecture us.” Trump’s speech in Miami to announce the rollback was “full of hostile rhetoric,” Havana’s statement said, adding that the …

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