'This Is A War Zone': Hurricane Michael Leaves Deadly Trail Through Southeast

Updated at 2:20 p.m. ET At least 11 people have died from Hurricane Michael, which slammed into Florida's Panhandle with 155-mph winds on Wednesday. The storm hacked a trail of catastrophic destruction in Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia before finally heading back out over water. Five deaths were reported in Virginia, in addition to four in Florida, one in Georgia and one in North Carolina. More than 1 million people are without electricity, and areas along the Gulf Coast and elsewhere...

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Saudi Economic Summit Suffers Exodus Of Guests After Journalist's Disappearance

At this time last year Riyadh was gearing up to host a raft of leading figures from the world of business and banking at its inaugural Future Investment Initiative . Dubbed "Davos in the Desert" — in a nod to the yearly global economic forum and the kingdom's own lofty ambitions — the conference in the Saudi capital suggested a new era of openness and innovation under the young crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The event is set to return in just a week and a half, but this time around, it...

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Same-Sex Penguin Couple Fosters An Egg In Sydney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zXVi0TgQko In the penguin habitat at an aquarium in Sydney, love is in the air. The newest penguin couple here are named Sphen and Magic, and the two males are about to take the leap into parenthood. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium said they became inseparable before breeding season, "constantly seen waddling around and going for swims together." There's a reason gentoo penguins have been called "one of the more romantic seabirds in the animal kingdom," as Oceana...

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This week, Connecticut homeowners can start applying for loans from the federal Small Business Administration to help repair $13 million in damage from extreme weather in May.

LI Library Considers Buying Convent To Expand

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Homeowners in the Bayport-Blue Point Library district on Long Island will soon decide whether to buy the Ursuline Convent and turn it into a new library facility.

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A couple of Connecticut political scientists are not surprised by speculation in Washington that former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is on the White House short list to replace U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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A former local politician in Connecticut went to jail this week for abusing two small dogs. Ray Neuberger was on Fairfield’s town council and ran as a Republican for Connecticut’s 133rd congressional district in 2016.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the MTA is facing its greatest challenge in decades. In a report released today, DiNapoli says the MTA has been slow to reverse the deterioration of the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and the city subway system.

Lamont Lends His Campaign $8 Million In September

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Democratic Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont donated $8.2 million to his own campaign last month. That’s according to campaign finance reports.

The remains of Matthew Shepard, whose death became an important symbol in the fight against homophobia — and whose name is on a key U.S. hate-crime law — will be interred at Washington National Cathedral later this month.

Shepard's parents say they're "proud and relieved to have a final resting place for Matthew's ashes."

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The Republican candidate for attorney general in New York, Keith Wofford, says if he wins, he’d go after the head of his party – President Trump – and his policies, but only if there’s a good reason.

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It was surreal moment even for a White House accustomed to surreal moments.

During a meeting with President Trump, Kanye West delivered animated and wide-ranging remarks on issues from the 13th Amendment to U.S. manufacturing.

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In the race for Connecticut governor, women are helping Democratic candidate Ned Lamont stay 8 percentage points ahead of his Republican rival, Bob Stefanowski. That’s the finding of the latest Quinnipiac University poll. This is down from the 13-point lead Lamont had in the last Quinnipiac poll in late August.

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