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October 22, 2018 12:57 AM Hurricane Willa a Category 4 storm in Pacific off Mexico

MEXICO CITY—Newly formed Hurricane Willa rapidly gained force and grew into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm in the Pacific off Mexico on Sunday, with a potential to make landfall on a western stretch of coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in the coming days. The U.N. National Hurricane centre said in an evening bulletin that the storm 5

October 19, 2018 8:49 PM Officials: 35 lives, $1.3 billion in timber lost to Hurricane Michael

Fire co-ordinator Brad Price, 49, of Wewahitchka was on his tractor when he was killed Thursday, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office said on its official Facebook page. “We love you, grieve with you, and are praying for all of you,” Gulf County firefighters said on their Facebook page. That brought the storm’s death toll in Florida to 25, and 35 overall 9

September 29, 2018 1:20 PM Risk of Ebola’s spread from Congo ‘very high’, WHO says

JOHANNESBURG—The risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now “very high” after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border, the World Health Organization says. The outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in northeastern Congo is now larger than the previous one in the northwest and more complicated to contain because of a dense 15

September 22, 2018 11:16 PM Wedding with a twist: Tornado throws wrench in couple's plans

As a tornado tore through Ottawa's Dunrobin neighbourhood uprooting trees, tearing off roofs and downing power lines, McEvoy, who lives in the Centretown West part of Ottawa, said he started to get more nervous. Though the PhD student at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., was spared the worst of the storm at about 6 p.m. on Friday, he lost power 13

September 15, 2018 4:33 PM Florida officials respond to Trump’s claim, without evidence, that Puerto Rico deaths are made up

In a Tuesday press update on Florence, he called his administration’s response to Maria an “unsung success,” while also falsely claiming Puerto Rico “had no electricity essentially before the storm.” As Florence approached the Carolinas on Thursday morning, Trump’s frustrations over persistent Maria criticism boiled over on Twitter, where he floated 23

September 13, 2018 2:19 PM Trump tweets rejection of Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday falsely accused Democrats of inflating the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year, rejecting a government assessment that the storm had claimed nearly 3,000 lives. Trump inaccurately stated that only six to 18 people died “after” the storm hit the island and said Democrats padded the death toll by including 19

September 4, 2018 1:04 PM Two dead, 3,000 stranded at airport as typhoon Jebi slams west Japan

TOKYO—A powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Tuesday, causing heavy rain to flood the region’s main international airport and strong winds to blow a tanker into a bridge, disrupting land and air travel and leaving thousands stranded. The storm left at least two people dead. Jebi, reportedly the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 14

August 23, 2018 11:35 PM Canadian star Shapovalov heading into second U.S. Open calm, cool and collected

While the 2017 Rogers Cup endeared Shapovalov to Canadian tennis fans, he feels the U.S. Open helped put him on the map in a more global sense. It also proved he could continue the success he’d enjoyed in Montreal. “It was one thing to play well one week at the Rogers Cup and make the semifinals but the U.S. Open was really a chance to back it up and show it wasn’t 14

August 22, 2018 11:41 AM Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens

HONOLULU—Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a strengthening hurricane continued to churn toward the state. On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service announced that Hurricane Lane had become a Category 5 hurricane 18

July 29, 2018 11:35 PM Dustin Johnson captures Canadian Open

A Canadian has not won the national title since Victoria’s Pat Fletcher accomplished the feat in 1954. Johnson entered the day in a four-way tie for the lead with Kim, Hun An and Kevin Tway but had seven birdies and a bogey to pull away from the group. A nearby lightning storm delayed play for an hour and 45 minutes and shrunk the massive crowd that usually 18