The remnants of Tropical Storm Erika continued to push toward Florida Monday, threatening to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the region, NBC News reported.
Though the storm weakened after wreaking havoc on the Caribbean over the weekend, flood warnings remained in effect through much of Florida Monday morning, while rip currents were expected all the way to the Carolinas.
Meanwhile, in the Pacific, Hawaii residents were preparing for high winds, heavy rain and ocean swells as Hurricane Ignacio, downgraded to a Category 3 storm, makes its way toward the islands. It is scheduled to pass about 200 miles northeast of the Big Island and Maui, Monday and Tuesday, sparing the state a direct hit.
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The mother of the suspect in the execution-style killing of Texas sheriff's deputy Darren H. Goforth said her son cannot be the gunman because he was out shopping with her at the time of the shooting.
Before Shannon Jaruay Miles, 30, was charged with capital murder, his mother told NBC station KPRC that the two had had trouble getting home from their shopping trip because police has surrounded their street.
Miles was brought in for questioning and arrested and charged after ballistics tests indicated that the weapon used in the gas station shooting matched a gun belonging to Miles, Sheriff Ron Hickman said Saturday.
Miles is being held without bond pending his arraignment Monday morning in Harris County District Clerk.
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Self-help guru Dr. Wayne Dyer died Saturday at the age of 75, his family and publisher said on Sunday. The cause of death was not immediately reported.
The media sensation was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2009 and controversially claimed that he was fighting the illness with positive thinking, daily exercise and "psychic surgery" performed remotely by a Brazilian medium.
Dyer's writing — including best-seller "Your Erroneous Zones," which built on ideas espoused by Krishna Rau, the founder of Siddha Yoga — made him a regular on the talk show circuit. Oprah Winfrey was one of the media giants to embrace Dyer, featuring the writer and spiritualist on her show numerous times.
Last year, spiritualist magazine Mind Body Spirit listed Dyer as the eighth most spiritually influential people in the world.
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A prisoner taken to a hospital after claiming she was pregnant escaped wearing a gown over the weekend, prompting police brass to say the "lapses" that led to her escape, and the escape of others in Manhattan over the last few months, are not unacceptable.
Tropical Storm Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fred's maximum sustained winds early Monday have increased to near 80 mph (130 kph) with some additional strengthening possible.
Hurricane Fred is centered about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Rabil in the Cape Verde Islands and is moving northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).
Fred is forecast to move Monday afternoon and night across the Cape Verde Islands, where a hurricane warning is in effect.
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Six inmates at San Quentin State Prison have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' Disease as of Sunday, officials said.
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Police in Maine issued a distracted driving summons to a man they say crashed into a tree while taking a "selfie" with his passengers, injuring several of them.
According to police, Jordan Toner, a 29-year-old from Hampden, Maine, was driving on Deering Lake Road in Orient when he leaned over to take a cellphone photo with some of his seven passengers. The vehicle then veered off the road and crashed into a tree.
The victory went to Tokyo, but members of Lewisberry's Red Land Little League team returned to their small community as hometown champions, escorted by police, firefighters and EMS crews.
Red Land lost 18-11 to the Kitasua Little League Sunday
in the final game of the 2015 Little League World Series championship in South Williamsport. But residents' pride and the thrill of being in the competition won out over their disappointment.
The team was welcomed home by sign-waving, cheering fans who lined the streets late Sunday night as the team made its way to Red Land High School, where it was greeted by local officials.
"This is the biggest thing that has happened in our little town," 2011 Red Land High School graduate Chelsea Covington of New Cumberland told The Patriot-News earlier in the day. "We were a little town that nobody even knew existed. Everybody around the world knows where we are now. It's crazy."
President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali.
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A memorial service was held at a Virginia church for two journalists who were slain on live TV this week.
WDBJ7, the station where Alison Parker and Adam Ward worked, said the interfaith service was being held at Roanoke's Jefferson Center, where station general manager Jeff Marks spoke.
"I've given many talks over the years, never with so heavy a heart," he said.
When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country — ever in his life.
The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, never followed the footsteps of so many fellow Roman Catholic leaders of his rank, who sought to raise their profiles, along with funds for missions back home, by networking within the deeply influential and well-resourced U.S. church.
The Atlanta Braves fan who died after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field during a game was doing what he loved when his life ended abruptly, his family said Sunday.
Gregory Murrey, 60, landed in an area of the stands behind home plate in the seventh inning of the Braves' game against the New York Yankees Saturday night.
"The night Greg passed away, he was doing one of his favorite things — watching the Braves," according to a family statement read by his son Jason to NBC affiliate WXIA.
Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose career ended with a corruption conviction, has died .
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A Manhattan man is no longer just taking a Citi Bike to work. Instead he’s riding it across the country.
On Aug. 6, Jeffrey Tanenhaus checked out a Citi Bike from one of New York’s Citibank-operated bike sharing stations and headed towards Los Angeles. The former corporate event planner told NBC 4 New York he turned in his day job for an adventure, stopping at historic places along the way.
Harris County Sheriff's Office
Hundreds gathered at a vigil Saturday to mourn the loss of the sheriff’s deputy ambushed at a Texas gas station while filling up his patrol car the previous evening, NBC News reported.
The crowd, gathered at the Houston Chevron station where Darren H. Goforth was gunned down, were led in prayer and observed a moment of silence for Goforth and the sheriff’s department.
Many said that they were there to support police. Some said that they were frustrated with what they said was an increased hostility against all police.
His wife, meanwhile, released a statement
Saturday calling her husband her best friend. "There are no words for this," she said.
Saturday, Shannon Miles, 30, was arrested and charged with capital murder in the shooting of Goforth, a 10-year veteran on the force.
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