Time runs out for Florida residents to leave ahead of Hurricane Michael

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Time runs out for Florida residents to leave ahead of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael grew into a potentially deadly Category 4 storm on Wednesday before it was due to smash into Florida's Gulf shore with towering waves and roof-shredding winds as 500,000 people were under evacuation orders and advisory's.

Missouri judge blocks parts of state's voter photo ID law

A Missouri state judge ordered on Tuesday that state election authorities could no longer tell voters that they are required to show a photo identification card in order to cast a ballot, blocking parts of Missouri's voter identification law.

Hurricane Michael gains strength as Floridians flee to higher ground

Hurricane Michael howled closer to Florida's Gulf shore on Tuesday as a major Category 3 storm, as half a million coastal residents were urged to seek higher ground on the eve of a landfall forecast to bring towering waves and roof-shredding winds.

Michael strengthens into extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane: NHC

Michael has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale and is expected to strengthen further before making landfall in the Florida Panhandle or the Florida Big Bend area, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

California man who sold stolen identities to be sentenced in Russia probe

A California man who was accused by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office of operating an online auction service that trafficked in stolen identities will be sentenced on Wednesday in a federal district court.

Trump seeks to use battle over Kavanaugh to spur Republican voter turnout

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday used the bitter Senate confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to try to boost Republican voter enthusiasm and prevent a Democratic takeover of Congress in the Nov. 6 elections.

Trump raises ethanol use in gasoline, appeases farmers ahead of elections

U.S. President Donald Trump launched an effort on Tuesday to increase ethanol use in the nation's gasoline pool, delivering a long-sought political victory to the country's Farm Belt and angering oil refiners ahead of November's congressional elections.

Taylor Swift drives voter sign-ups after turning political

Pop superstar Taylor Swift's decision to wade into electoral politics for the first time has driven a spike in online voter registration, particularly among young people, according to the website Vote.org.

New Jersey gaming regulator mea culpa for FanDuel sports bet glitch

New Jersey's head gaming regulator on Tuesday took responsibility for a sports betting glitch that cost FanDuel Group $82,000 on a wager, saying that new internal company controls have been put in place to prevent similar future problems.

Michael likely to be near Category 4 hurricane strength at Florida landfall: NHC

Hurricane Michael is expected to be near category 4 strength when it makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle or the Florida Big Bend Area, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

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