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Hurricane Irene safety tips on Twitter

A Twitter account with the handle @irene is pouring out a stream of tips on how to stay safe as Hurricane Irene batters the United States east coast. The @irene account, which has more than 8,600 followers, is also forwarding messages from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New…

Hurricane Irene hits New York

Hurricane Irene hit New York late Saturday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said as rain and stronger winds began to lash the city. “The edge of the hurricane is finally upon us,” he told a press conference. Bloomberg said that with mandatory evacuation orders handed to some 370,000 people in low-lying neighborhoods…

Tea Party Express bus tour gets Pat Boone, Sharon Angle send off

NAPA, California (Reuters) – With the Republican campaign for the White House taking shape, hundreds of Tea Party activists kicked off a national bus tour on Saturday, aiming to rally their base and new recruits to the conservative political cause. As supporters waved American flags and carried signs that read,…

Obama visits response center as Irene moves up east coast

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama visited Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters on Saturday to keep a close eye on preparations for Hurricane Irene as it charged north along the U.S. East Coast. Obama, who cut short his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, by a day because of the hurricane,…

Fear and defiance as New Yorkers face Irene

New Yorker Igor Katamadze says he isn’t too worried about the oncoming Hurricane Irene — but that’s only because he’s an immigrant from a country that has been plagued by war. “As long as no one is shooting at each other, I’m the happiest man in the world,” said Katamadze,…

Facebook shutting down online Deals program

Facebook is ending a Deals program launched in April which offered online bargains like Groupon, LivingSocial and other companies. “After testing Deals for four months, we’ve decided to end our Deals product in the coming weeks,” the Palo Alto, California-based social network said in a statement. “We think there is…

GOP Rep. receives pension, supports unions

Despite being a Republican in the House of Representatives, Minnesota Rep. Chip Cravaack is a supporter of unions. In fact, Cravaack gladly receives a nice pension from his days of being a part of one. According to public records released to Minnesota public radio, the freshman congressman received a pension…

Al Qaeda number two killed in Pakistan: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number two leader of al Qaeda, Atiyah abd al-Rahman, was killed on August 22 in Pakistan, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday. Powered by Mochila…

Raw Video: NC Fishing Pier Partially Collapses

Hurricane Irene’s force is felt in North Carolina, as a pier almost collapses after getting hit by strong winds. WATCH: Video from the Associated Press, from August 27, 2011.…

Raw Video: NC Fishing Pier Partially Collapses

Hurricane Irene’s force is felt in North Carolina, as a pier almost collapses after getting hit by strong winds. WATCH: Video from the Associated Press, from August 27, 2011.…

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