'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 a 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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A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged restrictions on Connecticut charter and magnet schools.

9 Connecticut Residents Make Forbes 400 List

Oct 11, 2018
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Forbes’ 2018 list of America’s 400 Richest People includes nine Connecticut residents. That’s two more than last year.

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Tropical Storm Michael rampaged through South Carolina, North Carolina and finally southeastern Virginia on Thursday, before heading for the Atlantic Ocean.

Federal fishery regulators are taking back their claim that newer lobster fishing gear is harmful to North Atlantic right whales.

Right whales are one of the most endangered of all the large whales, with only 450 remaining in the wild. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently published a report on the whales’ mortality.

CVS has cleared the biggest hurdle in its plan to acquire Hartford-based health insurer Aetna. The deal was given the green light Wednesday by federal anti-trust regulators.

President Trump warned at his rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night that if his party loses in November's midterm elections, the "radical Democrat mob" will take away everything he has achieved since his election, while encouraging crime and socialism.

It was an echo of something he's been saying a lot lately, including at rallies in Iowa and Kansas in recent days and on Twitter — a line that Republicans have been quick to seize upon as they try to sustain a newly-enthused GOP base in the wake of the divisive confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Until recently, most classical music videos have been humdrum affairs. Musicians, in concert attire, earnestly produce their notes with eyes closed and heads tilted in a beatific expression, somewhere between a migraine and an attempt to channel Bach from the heavens.

A Soyuz rocket booster failed during the launch of a capsule carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin on Thursday, forcing officials to abort their mission. The capsule made a "ballistic landing" and rescue teams recovered the pair, who are reportedly in "good condition," NASA says.

Hague and Ovchinin launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. ET, heading to join the crew of the International Space Station. But more than a minute after launch, their Soyuz MS-10's booster failed.

"You're bouncing off the atmosphere."

Early in director Damien Chazelle's First Man, this is one of the cautions given to Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) during his pilot training, years before he walked on the moon. That idea of the barrier between Earth and space, the violence of making the journey through it and the almost mystical experience of being on the other side of it forms the spine of the film.

Jokes aside about flying squirrels, nuts served on planes and bushy-tailed passengers, squirrels and planes do not actually mix. At least not on Tuesday at Orlando International Airport, where an unidentified passenger hadn't gotten the memo.

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