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Average U.S. Gas Price Drops 7 Cents as Refineries Bounce Back

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline fell 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.62.(Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg) Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the drop comes as flooded refineries continue to come back online after devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Lundberg says she expects prices will continue to fall in …

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Tourism recovery could take time in Florida Keys

Tourism recovery, Gov. Rick Scott would like to see storm-battered Key West “open for business” within two weeks, but tourism officials marketing the southern end of U.S. 1 indicate it could take longer. Some tourism hot spots have started to reopen in the Lower Keys, as electricity is back for more than 90 percent of Monroe County. However, the Keys’ …

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Physical Activity: A Key Ingredient to Keeping Kids at a Healthy Weight

About one in five (21 percent) Delaware children, ages 2-17, were obese in 2014, according to the most recent Delaware Survey of Children’s Health (DSCH) sponsored by Nemours Children’s Health System. The rate of obesity in 2014 is similar to the rate observed in 2011, when Nemours conducted the previous DSCH. Physical activity and sedentary time are two of many …

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Puerto Ricans vow to rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastation

After leaving a deadly trail of destruction on a string of smaller Caribbean islands,  Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico’s southeast coast around daybreak, packing winds of around 150mph (240kph).(Photo: Hector Retamel, AFP/Getty Images) Stunned Puerto Ricans vowed to rebuild Thursday, after Hurricane Maria slammed into their island, knocking out all power, toppling cellphone towers, causing landslides and ripping off roofs during …

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Perez donates to Mexico City earthquake fund

Force India driver Sergio Perez has donated three million pesos (£124,500) to victims of the earthquake in his native Mexico. Tuesday’s earthquake killed more than 200 people, toppled many buildings in Mexico City and caused major damage in neighbouring states. The Mexican GP is set to take place in the capital from 27-29 October. “I’m deeply concerned for what my …

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Study: Fewer pregnancies, more fetal deaths in Flint after lead levels rose in water

Flint saw fewer pregnancies, and a higher number of fetal deaths, during the period Michigan women and their unborn children were exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, according to a new research study that reviewed health records from Flint and the state. Fertility rates decreased by 12% among Flint women, and fetal death rates increased by 58%, after April 2014, …

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Hurricane Maria ‘potentially catastrophic’ as it approaches Puerto Rico

Already slammed by Hurricane Irma last week, Hurricane Maria is rolling toward Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm. The National Hurricane Center called it a “potentially catastrophic” storm with 160 mph sustained winds and higher gusts as of 8 a.m. Tuesday. So far, Maria does not pose a threat to Florida as the track …

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Criminology student lied she was raped by a taxi driver

Acriminology student, who lied she was raped by a taxi driver after he refused to accept a kebab-soaked £10, has been jailed for 16 months. Sophie Poniton, 22, told police officers that she had been sexually assaulted in the back of the cab she had been picked up in after a night out in Leeds city centre. Pointon rang 999 …

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Hurricane Maria grows to Category-3 major hurricane, 'promises to be catastrophic'

Hurricane Maria, after being hit by Hurricane Irma, U.S. Virgin Island residents in St. John are now trying to leave the island before Hurricane Maria strikes the area. A satellite image from Monday Sept. 18, 2017, shows Hurricane Maria spinning toward the Caribbean.(Photo: NOAA) Warnings and watches lit up across the Caribbean on Monday as Hurricane Maria gained strength and roared …

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Owners Who Abandoned Pets During Hurricane Irma Will Face Prosecution

Owners Who Abandoned Pets During Hurricane Irma: in the days and hours leading up to Hurricane Irma‘s landfall in Florida, thousands of residents moved quickly to evacuate. Unfortunately, during the evacuation, people had to figure out what to do with their pets.(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) For some residents, their pets simply couldn’t come to the storm shelters. So, owners surrendered their …

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