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Hurricane Irma Blasts Past Puerto Rico With 180-MPH Winds; Risk Rises For Florida

NPR News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:06am

Irma has slightly weakened — its sustained winds are now 180 mph instead of 185 mph — but it's likely to remain a Category 5 storm for the next two days.

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Pastor: Dead NY Kayaker Was Member Of Pennsylvania Church

WIBX News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:05am

The pastor at a Pennsylvania church says a member of his congregation was the young man whose body was found off New York's Lake Ontario shore after a kayaking trip with his twin brother and a friend.

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Weekend weather dries out, but remains cool across Central New York

News from The Post-Standard - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 7:16am
After a morning shower Saturday, the remainder of the weekend will be increasingly sunny. Drew Montreuil http://connect.syracuse.com/user/FingerLakesWeather/index.html

Charles Manson Follower, Leslie Van Houten, Recommended For Parole

NPR News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:59am

It was the 21st time that she has appeared before a parole board, and the second time commissioners found her suitable for release. Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown reversed another panel's ruling last year.

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Keeler Show Notes for Thursday, September 7th, 2017

WIBX News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:20am

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

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Did you miss the northern lights in Upstate NY? You'll get two more chances

News from The Post-Standard - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:20am
NASA has issued a northern lights alert through Saturday Glenn Coin | gcoin@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/gcoin/index.html

'Boomer And Carton' Radio Host Craig Carton Arrested

WIBX News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:17am

Federal officials say New York sports radio host Craig Carton is in custody.

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Ala. cops find woman's body after man admits 'mama's under the front porch,' police say

News from The Post-Standard - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:14am
The son of an Alabama woman missing since June 17 was charged with murder and abuse of a corpse Wednesday after a woman's body was found buried in a 55-gallon drum beneath a porch. Prescotte Stokes III | pstokes@al.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/prstokesiii/index.html

States Sue To Block DACA Termination, Citing Trump's 'Racial Animus'

NPR News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:09am

State attorneys general also argue that the Trump administration's decision to phase out the Obama-era program violates due process rights of the immigrants by failing to protect their personal data.

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GOP, Democrat senators seek bipartisan compromise on Obamacare marketplaces

News from The Post-Standard - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 10:11pm
"I think we did a pretty good job today of not blaming each other," panel Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said. The Associated Press http://connect.syracuse.com/user/syrapnews/index.html

Russian, South Korean leaders condemn N. Korea nuclear test, strongly disagree on sanctions

News from The Post-Standard - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 9:30pm
While both condemned North Korea over its latest nuclear test, the leaders of Russia and South Korea seemed far apart on stepping up sanctions against the country. Associated Press http://connect.syracuse.com/user/apnationaldesk/index.html

Gary Thibodeau, given 6 months to live, has chance at release from prison

News from The Post-Standard - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 7:27pm
Gary Thibodeau, who's still trying to overturn his conviction in the 1994 Heidi Allen kidnapping, might see the outside of a prison before he dies. Julie McMahon | jmcmahon@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/jmcmahon-syr/index.html

It Was A 'Terrible Accident,' Inventor Says Of Journalist's Death Aboard His Sub

NPR News - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:27pm

In his first court appearance since his arrest, Peter Madsen said Kim Wall died when a hatch fell on her head. He also denied mutilating her body, which washed ashore later as a naked, headless torso.

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Early Bear Season Begins In Part Of New York This Week

WIBX News - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:14pm

Early bear season begins in parts of New York later this week.

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Charge Dropped Against W.Va. Reporter Arrested After Questioning HHS Secretary

NPR News - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:49pm

The county prosecutor said while Dan Heyman's conduct "may have been aggressive journalism" it "was not unlawful."

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Hurricane Irma: Florida braces for Category 5 'buzz saw' storm

News from The Post-Standard - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:17pm
The most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic destroyed homes and flooded streets as it roared through the northern Caribbean. The Associated Press http://connect.syracuse.com/user/syrapnews/index.html

EU Court Rejects Bid By Hungary And Slovakia To Avoid Taking Migrants

NPR News - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:15pm

The countries challenged a quota system adopted by the EU to help Italy and Greece during the 2015 migration crisis. Hungary's foreign minister vowed to fight any imposed relocation of refugees.

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NFL's Michael Bennett Says Las Vegas Cop Threatened To Shoot Him In The Head

NPR News - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 4:56pm

The Seahawks star says he felt helpless, lying handcuffed on the ground "facing the real-life threat of being killed. All I could think of was 'I'm going to die for no other reason than I am black.'"

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Exhumation Shows Spanish Woman Not Salvador Dalí's Daughter, Says Foundation

NPR News - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 4:32pm

María Pilar Abel Martínez has long claimed that the surrealist painter is her biological father — a claim that led to Dalí's remains being unearthed in July.

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Lawyer: Whitesboro school bus driver, cleared of DUIs, left out of work, banned from schools

News from The Post-Standard - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 4:16pm
The school district it is continuing its internal investigation, and while that is being completed bus driver Michele Daly will remain on paid administrative leave, according to Whitesboro Superintendent Brian Bellair. Elizabeth Doran | edoran@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/edoran/index.html