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BOSTON — The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Odette, located a couple of hundred miles south-southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Meanwhile, the NHC also is monitoring a disturbance in the tropical Atlantic which could become Tropical Storm Peter and approach the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

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MIAMI — It’s just past the peak of hurricane season, and the tropics are teeming with activity. Two disturbances in the Atlantic are expected to become tropical depressions or tropical storms within days, one of which is forecast to bring high surf and, potentially, tropical-storm-force winds, forecasters said. The first

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MIAMI —The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two systems in the Atlantic, with chances increasing for development into tropical depressions later in the week.  The next names in the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will be Odette and Peter.  1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a low pressure area located a few hundred miles

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — The investigation into the assassination of the Haitian president Jovenel Moïse has taken a sensational turn after the country’s chief prosecutor asked a judge to charge Haiti’s prime minister in connection with the crime. Ariel Henry, a 71-year-old neurosurgeon, became Haiti’s principal leader in July, two weeks after Moïse was

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HOUSTON —Tropical Storm Nicholas hit the Texas coast early this morning as a hurricane and dumped more than a foot of rain along the same area swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, drenching storm-battered Louisiana, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people and bringing the potential for life-threatening flash

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Be careful what you wish for … you might just get it. In April of 2019, Governor Albert Bryan said that the U.S. Virgin Islands would “position” itself as the number one tourist destination in the Caribbean. At the time, Bryan’s “projection” seemed almost laughable because the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —Four Santo Domingo men face federal drug smuggling charges after the U.S. Coast Guard seized 1,146 pounds of cocaine and two go-fast vessels off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic late last month. Carlos De La Rosa, 33, Alexis Sanchez Garcia, 32, Rafael Martinez, 29, and Elvis

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BASSE-TERRE — The German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in Guadeloupe near Abymes. The earthquake hit in the evening on Thursday, September 9th, 2021, at 8:43 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 46 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the

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MIAMI — A weather system located over Honduras and the western Caribbean Sea has a 40 percent chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said this morning. “A tropical depression is likely to form Sunday or Monday before the system moves onshore

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HONOLULU — Researchers have completed a comprehensive online map of the world’s coral reefs by using at least two million satellite images from across the globe. The Allen Coral Atlas, named after late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, will act as a reference for reef conservation, marine planning and coral science

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