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Apple Event Set For Today

The new iPhone launches today.  Apple is set to hold an event in California to unveil what various leaks say will be called the "iPhone X."  That's the new premium phone, while the cheaper models are expected to be called "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 8 Plus."  The iPhone X is said to include wireless charging,…

Scott Says Irma Could Impact Both Coasts

Florida Governor Rick Scott says the state's top priority right now is getting fuel to residents so they can get out Hurricane Irma's way. Irma remains a dangerous life-threatening Category 5 storm as it heads toward Florida from the Caribbean. Speaking in Hialeah, Florida this morning, Scott says he's working to get federal rules and…

Red Cross: 90 Percent Goes To Relief Efforts

The American Red Cross Chief Public Affairs Officer says 91 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to relief efforts.  Suzy Defrancis made that statement to MSNBC one day after a Red Cross executive made headlines for saying he wasn't sure what percent of donations actually went to those in need.  The Red Cross has…

FEMA: Shelter Mission Biggest Battle Right Now

FEMA Administrator Brock Long says the shelter mission for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas is one of their biggest battles right now. During a briefing this morning, Long admitted that shelters are never an ideal situation but they are throwing everything they can at them. He says this mission is going to continue for several…

Help Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey

The flooding in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey is unprecedented. If you'd like to help, here are a few places to make a donation. You can make donation through American Red Cross. Text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation the the Red Cross or click here. Links to make donations to other organizations:…

Harvey Nears Category 3 Strength

Over eight-million people are under Hurricane Warnings as Harvey churns about 140 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas.  Forecasters say Harvey should make landfall as a Category Three just east of Corpus Christi near Rockport late tonight or early Saturday and it could bring "life-threatening" amounts of rain.  Harvey has strengthened to a Category Two…

Man Charged With Driving Into Crowd Has First Court Appearance

The man charged with killing a woman protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and injuring 19 has made his first court appearance.  James Fields of Ohio was charged with one count of second-degree murder and three counts of malicious wounding.  The judge set no bond in the case today. Fields made his appearance…

Congressman, Several Others Shot

The U.S. Capitol Police Officers injured during a shootout with a suspect who opened fire at a Congressional baseball practice are in good condition.  Chief Matthew Verderosa says the two Capitol officers suffered non-life threatening injuries and are being treated at a local hospital. Police said five people were transported to the hospital following the…

Comey Stunned By Trump's Request On Flynn

(Washington, DC) -- Former FBI Director James Comey says he was stunned by President Trump's request to let the Michael Flynn investigation go.  In a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey was asked by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida why he didn't tell Trump that it's inappropriate to ask for that. Comey said that…

CDC Says Crypto Outbreaks Linked To Swimming Pools Have Doubled

Swimming is America's most popular summertime activity but it can cause health issues if pool water isn't kept safe and clean.  The number one issue is a parasite called cryptosporidium which can be spread in water contaminated by fecal matter.  The CDC says the number of outbreaks linked to swimming pools has doubled in just…