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Videos Show Hurricane Fiona Battering a Powerless Puerto

  • Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico’s southwest coast on Sunday afternoon.
  • Videos from social media show flooding in parts of the island triggered by the fierce storm.
  • Rising global temperatures contribute to more intense storms, according to a growing body of research.

Four people have been killed due to the catastrophic flooding and high-speed winds from Hurricane Fiona.

Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico on Sunday, triggering an island-wide blackout and major flooding. The storm’s landfall coincides with the 5-year mark of 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria — from which the territory has yet to fully recover.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the Category 1 storm made landfall on Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast, around 3:20 p.m. ET local time on Sunday, with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour.

“The damages that we are seeing are catastrophic,” Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi said on

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US Customs Duplicates Phone and Laptop Contents of

  • US Customs preserves data from phones, laptops, and tablets seized from international travelers. 
  • The data is held for up to 15 years and can be viewed by thousands of CBP employees.
  • Some opponents of the practice, like Sen. Ron Wyden, believe it to be a violation of privacy.

Thousands of international travelers’ electronic data is quietly stored in a US Customs and Border Protection database, viewable by thousands of its workers, for up to 15 years, The Washington Post reported.

As one of the country’s largest law enforcement agencies, with a workforce of roughly 60,000 people, CBP is not required to have a warrant to search phones, tablets, or laptops — which opponents say is a constitutional violation of privacy.

“Innocent Americans should not be tricked into unlocking their phones and laptops,” Sen. Ron Wyden said in a Thursday letter to the agency.

It’s widely known

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‘Great Day to Not Be in Jackson’ Amid Water Crisis

  • More than 150,000 people in Jackson — Mississippi’s largest city and capital — went without clean running water for weeks.
  • Speaking in Hattiesburg on Friday, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said it was “a great day to not be in Jackson.”
  • Jackson lifted its boil-water notice, which had been in place since July, on Thursday.

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves called it “a great day to not be in Jackson” on Friday, referring to the state’s capital, which has been deprived of clean running water for weeks.

Reeves made the remarks while attending a groundbreaking ceremony in Hattiesburg, roughly 90 miles southeast of Jackson, according to local reports. 

“It is a great day to be in Hattiesburg. It’s also, as always, a great day to not be in Jackson,” he said, according to local television station 16 WAPT News. “I feel like I should take off my emergency

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What’s Next in the DOJ’s Trump Investigation Into Mar-a-Lago

  • The DOJ’s probe of the documents that Trump stashed at Mar-a-Lago has entered new legal territory.
  • The department is set to appeal a judge’s decision to allow a special master to review classified documents.
  • As the appeals are heard by higher courts, the case could wind up at the Supreme Court and take a year to conclude.

A Florida judge’s decision to appoint a special master to review documents that former President Donald Trump stashed at Mar-a-Lago may ignite a legal battle that could delay the probe for months and throw it to the Supreme Court, experts told Insider.

On Thursday, Judge Aileen Cannon appointed Raymond Dearie, a 78-year-old former chief judge of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to act as the special master, and denied the department’s request for at least 100 classified documents to be turned directly over

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DOJ’s Claim That Trump Has No ‘Possessory Interest’ in Docs

  • The DOJ’s appeal to continue to review classified documents for its probe was rejected on Thursday.
  • A federal judge was not convinced that Trump couldn’t have “possessory interest” in the documents.
  • The judge could not accept DOJ’s claim until a special master review was completed.

A federal judge said she could not accept the Justice Department’s claim that Donald Trump does not “have a possessory interest” in some documents that were seized from Mar-a-Lago just because they’re classified government records without further review by a third party.

On Thursday, Judge Aileen M. Cannon of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida appointed a special master to review more than 11,000 documents seized from Mar-a-Lago in August and rejected the DOJ’s appeal that would have allowed the department to continue to use a set of classified records as part of its criminal investigation during

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Ford Reveals 7th Generation of Iconic Mustang Sports Car

On Wednesday, the Blue Oval unveiled the seventh-generation Mustang.

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The new Mustang adheres to the same basic design language as it has for nearly 60 years.

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But Ford gave the next-generation model more modern, chiseled looks.

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That includes slimmer LED headlights …

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… and sharp, angled tail lights to match.

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The 2024 Mustang will be available with two updated engine options.

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There’s a beefy 5.0 liter V8 that Ford says is the most powerful of its kind ever offered in the Mustang.

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It’s offered with the option of a six-speed manual transmission, a dying breed these days.

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Buyers without as much of a need for speed can opt for the

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