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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp NEW YORK – Gov. Kenneth Mapp left the territory on September 3 and went to New York for a culture fest in the park and a parade in the city — and he apparently made quite an impression — because he was still making news long after he left the Big

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                             Jimmy Buffett PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — There’s an alpaca farm in Idaho where baby alpacas roam about with names such as “Son of a Sailor” and “Hula Girl.” When the city of Pascagoula announced it would honor native Pascagoulan Jimmy Buffett by dedicating a bridge in his name and giving

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MIAMI – Tropical Storm Ida remains very far away in the Central Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Depression 9, meanwhile, has dissipated to a remnant low. Ida may strengthen a bit through the next few days as it moves a little. We’re also watching a low off the coast of the Carolinas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The temporary ban on burning for the St. Thomas-St. John district will end on Monday, according to the Virgin Islands Fire Service. The Fire Service said people who need permission to burn are urged to contact their area fire station so that fire personnel can conduct a

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Powerball lottery jackpot has climbed to $208 million for Saturday night’s drawing. That’s because nobody matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing. The winning numbers drawn on Wednesday were: 5, 7, 24, 31, 39, Powerball 7. Powerball is a combined large jackpot game which is played in 42

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MIAMI — After emerging the eastern Atlantic on Friday morning, Tropical Storm 10 grew into Tropical Storm Ida on Friday night. It poses no immediate threat to land. Ida is expected to turn west-northwest with an increase in forward speed in the next few days. Westerly shear and an upper-level trough extending

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice advising taxpayers that the Treasury Department and the IRS intend to propose regulations providing that health insurance issuers must report coverage in catastrophic health insurance plans. Notice 2015-68 also allows electronic delivery of statements reporting coverage under expatriate health

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bank of America said Tuesday a series of improvements to mobile and online banking to better meet customers’ changing needs will make it easier for users to manage their finances digitally. The new updates include the introduction of fingerprint and Touch ID sign-in, in addition to the

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               Carlos Latour MIAMI – For General Motors, the company’s South Florida zone covers a lot of real estate, roughly along the state’s eastern coast from Gainesville south to the Keys. This geographical area, one of two GM zones in Florida, also represents a huge regional market for the Detroit-based

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“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky The ACLU calls the U.S. the largest jailer in the world, holding roughly 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite the fact that national population represents only 5 percent of the world’s.

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