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MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

MIAMI — How do you measure a disaster like Florence? In sum, the storm is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, hundreds of thousands of power outages and a handful of deaths. The economic toll … Continue reading MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

MIAMI — It’s about the water, not the wind, with Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast. Forecasters say “it cannot be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard posed by the slow-moving storm is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland.” Officials also have confirmed … Continue reading MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

LEADING OFF: Acuna and Braves face Greinke in Arizona

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: BRAVE NEW WORLD Rookie phenom Ronald Acuna Jr. will try to get the first-place Atlanta Braves off to another fast start when they visit Arizona in a matchup of NL playoff contenders. Acuna hit his eighth leadoff homer Wednesday, setting a club single-season record, but the … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Acuna and Braves face Greinke in Arizona

LEADING OFF: Bregman streaking, Angels hopeful about Ohtani

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ASCENDING ASTRO Alex Bregman has homered in three straight games for Houston, part of his surge since making the All-Star team. The third baseman has reached base safely in 31 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the majors, and looks to extend the string at … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Bregman streaking, Angels hopeful about Ohtani

WASHINGTON | Trump suggests US close to ‘big’ trade agreement with Mexico

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump says the United States is close to a “big Trade Agreement” with Mexico and he’s citing improving ties between the two countries. Trump says on Twitter the U.S.-Mexico relationship with Mexico “is getting closer by the hour” and he says a trade deal “could be happening soon!” He’s spoken of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump suggests US close to ‘big’ trade agreement with Mexico

NEW YORK | MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

NEW YORK — MTV is launching its first-ever drive to encourage young people to register and vote during a midterm election year. The youth-centric network will unveil the effort at Monday’s Video Music Awards in New York. The drive is aimed at urging fans to make voting a communal effort with their friends. It hearkens … Continue reading NEW YORK | MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

LEADING OFF: Mets-Phils in Little League game, Urena starts

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: BIG-N-LITTLE Todd Frazier, Michael Conforto and Scott Kingery will be back in familiar territory when the Mets and Phillies play under the lights in the Little League Classic at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game will be held at Bowman Field, which seats about 2,500 fans as the … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Mets-Phils in Little League game, Urena starts