Evacuations Ordered on Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Nears

A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi — the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will strain the levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly walloped New Orleans on Wednesday.

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Inslee Breaks With State Officials, Opposes Removing Protections for Gray Wolf

Washington Governor Jay Inslee revealed his opposition Wednesday to the Trump administration’s plan to remove gray wolves from the federal Endangered Species List – contradicting the position of the state’s Fish & Wildlife director, who also Wednesday announced the state will kill two federally protected wolves because they hunted cattle grazing on public land.

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Former NY Senate Hopeful Sues Over Jail Strip Search

A former Republican candidate for the New York Senate who was sentenced to prison two years ago in an apartment-rental scam claims in a lawsuit filed Friday that he was forced to strip naked and undergo a body-cavity search as punishment for complaining about inadequate medical treatment.

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