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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officials said Carnival Cruise Lines is flying 770 passengers to Puerto Rico after their ship caught in fire in St. Thomas Monday morning. The president of the company that manages the dock where the ship is berthed says six chartered flights were headed Wednesday to Puerto Rico. Joseph

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              Head Judge Vanessa Williams ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss South Carolina won the swimsuit competition and Miss Iowa won the talent portion of the first night of preliminaries in the Miss America pageant on Tuesday. Daja Dial of South Carolina won the swimsuit contest, while Taylor Wiebers of Iowa won

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SAN ANTONIO – Tiny hurricane-tracking satellites that are being assembled in a “clean room” at Southwest Research Institute and are the size of carry-on suitcases soon could help scientists better understand dangerous storms and aid forecasters in assessing their destructive threat. Unlike other weather instruments, the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite

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NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought. The company recalled 335,000 cases Thursday because a thin strip of packaging film may stick to the slice after the

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MIAMI – A federal grand jury indicted a Guatemalan on charges of conspiring with others in six Latin American countries to smuggle cocaine to the United States in April. Just your typical drug case from the mean streets of South Florida – except in this case – instead of the

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  FREDERIKSTED – With this week’s arrival of Tropical Storm Erika, the folks at NOAA saw an opportunity to put the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft into action to improve information gathering on severe weather. Scientists and pilots are now ready to start the NOAA-led mission to improve hurricane forecasts

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MIAMI – After struggling to puff out a thunderstorm yesterday, Tropical Storm Erika is becoming better organized and stronger and its forward speed has slowed down slightly as it moves towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Some of the effects of the storm might be felt in the Virgin Islands by 8 a.m. as

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MIAMI – Tropical Storm warnings have been issued for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A tropical storm warning means the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico could feel the effects of Erika within 24 hours. As of 5 p.m. AST, the storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving

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MIAMI — A tropical storm watch was issued for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as of 8 p.m. Sunday. A tropical storm watch means that the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico face a threat from Tropical Storm Danny within 48 hours. The first hurricane of 2015 in the Atlantic

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  MIAMI — Hurricane Danny is losing steam do to shearing effects from a dry upper atmosphere but was still considered a powerful storm today. The first hurricane of 2015 in the Atlantic continued its westward march towards the Virgin Islands while losing some of the intensity that made it a Category

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