Oregon man arrested in 1978 death of Alaska teenager
Sep03

Oregon man arrested in 1978 death of Alaska teenager

A 62-year-old Oregon man is under arrest in connection with the 1978 rape and death of teenage Anchorage girl, Alaska State Troopers announced Tuesday. Gresham, Oregon, police assisted in the arrest Friday of Donald F. McQuade in connection with the death of 16-year-old Shelley Connolly, troopers said at a news conference. Genetic DNA testing linked McQuade to the girl’s death, and he was never a suspect before that match. The...

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Investigation: Urban poor hit hardest as the planet heats up
Sep03

Investigation: Urban poor hit hardest as the planet heats up

Heat radiates from the asphalt and concrete that cover the streets, the sidewalks, the alleys, even the tiny yards behind the homes in the East Baltimore neighborhood of McElderry Park. Trees are scarce. And air doesn’t move much when it comes up against block after block of rowhouses. So as a dangerous 11-day heat wave tormented the city in July, the hottest month ever recorded on the planet, fewer and fewer residents were...

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Upper atmosphere gridlock stalled Dorian
Sep03

Upper atmosphere gridlock stalled Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is finally moving. But for a day-and-half it just sat on and pounded Grand Bahama Island because nothing high up in the atmosphere was making it budge. That meteorological gridlock, which slows or stalls storms, is happening more often in a warming world, studies show. Before Dorian picked up speed Tuesday morning, the upper atmosphere had been too calm. While this had been horrible for the Bahamas, where the...

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The Latest: UN: More than 60K will need food in Bahamas
Sep03

The Latest: UN: More than 60K will need food in Bahamas

The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 9:20 a.m. United Nations officials estimate more than 60,000 people in the northwest Bahamas will need food following the devastation left by Hurricane Dorian . A spokesman for the U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday that a team is ready to help the Bahamian government assess storm damage and prioritize needs. Herve Verhoosel says preliminary calculations show that 45,700 people in...

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The Latest: Dorian weakens to Category 3 hurricane
Sep03

The Latest: Dorian weakens to Category 3 hurricane

The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 2:00 a.m. Dorian has weakened to a Category 3 hurricane but continues to batter the Bahamas as it remains almost at a standstill. At 2:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, the ferocious storm’s center was about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Freeport Grand Bahama Island. It has barely budged from that position since Monday afternoon. But its wind speeds lessened slightly to 120 mph (193...

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