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Paraglider slams into power lines, knocks out electricity to Florida neighborhood
A Florida paraglider is lucky to be alive after he slammed Tuesday morning into power lines carrying 7,200 volts of electricity, knocking out electricity in a St. Petersburg neighborhood The unidentified male paraglider told St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue officials that he experienced engine trouble
Transformers Explode as Hurricane Matthew Knocks Out Power to 225,000 in Florida
Eyewitness videos of Hurricane Matthew in Florida show transformers exploding in the wind and rain, sparking and popping like bursting fireworks in the storm. Power outages have created major headaches for residents in the the early hours of Friday morning, as the storm brought with it powerful
Suspect Arrested in Murder of Charlotte Protester
Charlotte police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a protester at a demonstration this week. The victim, Justin Carr, 26, was fatally shot by another civilian during Wednesday night's demonstrations over the police shooting on Tuesday of Keith Lamont Scott. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief
Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Brace for Hermine With its 70 mph Winds
New Jersey, Delaware and other mid-Atlantic and northeastern states are bracing for a severe storm as Hermine, which has turned into a post-tropical cyclone with winds up to 70 mph, moves up the coast after battering Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "This storm continues to be a major concern
Thunderbolt Jets Made 'Low Altitude Pass' Over Downtown Charlotte
The U.S. Air Force and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating an incident that startled many residents in Charlotte late Monday morning. Four A-10C Thunderbolt jets, typically used for low-altitude combat, made a "low altitude pass" over Bank of America Stadium in downtown
Everything You Need to Know About Deadly Snowstorm Bearing Down on East Coast
A weekend snowstorm that has left at least three dead is hitting the eastern United States as of Saturday morning, with the possibility of record snowfall. In North and South Carolina, 114,365 customers were without power, according to Duke Energy, and the Virginia State Police responded to 989
Elon Musk Unveils 'Tesla Energy'
Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, unveiled the company's latest product , batteries.
Airline Hiring Taking Off as Travel Zooms
Morning Money Memo… It’s getaway day for millions of Americans with the start of the Memorial Day weekend. The travel industry is set to enjoy its best summer since 2007, just before the recession hit. The airline industry is slowly adding jobs after shedding workers...
Toyota Settles, GM Apologizes
Morning Money Memo… A huge car safety settlement between the Justice Department and Toyota would be one of the largest payouts ever made by an auto maker. Toyota is said to have agreed to pay at least $1 billion to end a 4-year criminal investigation....