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WASHINGTON – Residents in the Southeastern United States affected by Hurricane Irma are trying to return to some normalcy but are challenged by power...
Irma, now downgraded to a tropical storm, threatens northern Florida, the Carolinas and Georgia with heavy rain and wind as well as storm surges of up to six feet in coastal areas.
“This is a catastrophic storm like our state has never seen. Do not believe you can ride this out," Gov. Rick Scott said sternly.
The Category Five hurricane devastated St. Martin and Barbuda, but Puerto Rico dodged the worst of the record storm’s wrath. At least eight deaths have been reported.
Areas in Texas are expected to receive an additional 15-25 inches of rain this week. President Donald Trump on Monday morning issued a federal emergency declaration for five parishes in Louisiana as heavy rains from Harvey sparked fears of flooding.
At 6 p.m. EDT, Asay was given three injections, beginning with etomidate, an anesthetic that had never been used in a U.S. execution. He did not show any signs of pain, a prison spokesperson said,
Mavis Wanczyk, 53, of Chicopee, Mass., said she has told the hospital where she has worked in patient care for 32 years that she won't be back. She will receive $336 million after taxes.
The execution, scheduled for after 6 p.m. EDT, also would mark the first time an untested triple-drug lethal injection procedure is used in the United States.
Dan Keller, 75, and Fran Keller, 67, were found guilty in 1992 of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl after children in day care at the couple's Austin home told investigators about dismembered babies, tortured pets, bloody Kool-Aid and other bizarre stories.