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Hurricane Dorian: Over One Million People Under Evacuation Orders In South Carolina, Georgia, Florida; Bahamas Confirms Five Fatalities

The governors of South Carolina and Georgia ordered over one million residents to evacuate their coasts beginning Monday, this coming after Hurricane Dorian left devastation in the northwest Bahamas and heads for the U.S. East Coast.  As of press time, Hurricane Dorian has killed at least 5 in the Bahamas.... [Read Full Story]

Case Against Jeffrey Epstein Dismissed Following His Death

A federal judge on Thursday formally dismissed the criminal sex trafficking case against financier Jeffrey Epstein in light of his death in jail earlier this month. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said at a hearing earlier this week that he was legally bound to dismiss the case. Prosecutors said at that hearing that an investigation into Epstein’s alleged crimes would continue, and that the dismissal would not prevent them from charging possible co-conspirators in the future.... [Read Full Story]

Hong Kong Protestors And Police Clash At Airport

On Tuesday, protesters clashed with police in riot gear in Hong Kong’s main airport terminal leaving at least one person injured. Officers attempted to clear out the crowd at the Hong Kong International Airport as the protesters chanted. Several demonstrators were arrested during the confrontation. The Hong Kong Police Force said in a tweet that at least one person was injured and required immediate medical attention but that protesters were blocking ambulance access.... [Read Full Story]

Two Guard Put On Leave And Warden Reassigned As Epstein’s Death Is Investigated

On Tuesday, the Justice Department said that two guards who were assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein the night he apparently killed himself have been placed on administrative leave and the warden has been reassigned to an office post. The announcement comes as both the FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general are investigating Epstein’s death. The Justice Department also said the warden of another facility in upstate New York has been named the acting warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Epstein was being held. ... [Read Full Story]

Concern Mounts Over Plan By Trump Administration To Weaken Laws Protecting Endangered Species

President Donald Trump’s administration has finalized rollbacks to key provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The changes include removing a rule that automatically conveys the same protection to threatened species and endangered species, and allowing information on economic impact to be gathered when making determinations on how wildlife is listed.... [Read Full Story]

Federal Charges Filed Against Friend Of Dayton Gunman

Federal charges have been filed against the friend of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, last week. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the friend – identified as Ethan Kollie — told federal agents he bought him body armor, a gun accessory and a 100-round magazine earlier this year. The charging document says Kollie bought the items for suspect Connor Betts and kept them at his apartment so his friend’s parents would not find them.... [Read Full Story]