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Willa rains on Mexico, heads for Texas

by Kent Covington
Posted 10/24/18, 10:34 am

Hurricane Willa crashed into Mexico’s Pacific mainland Tuesday night with 120 mph winds, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages, and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The Category 3 storm passed about 50 miles southeast of the resort city of Mazatlán, swamping streets and buildings along the coast with its storm surge. Mexican officials evacuated more than 4,000 people from coastal areas ahead of the storm. Willa also brought 6 to 18 inches of rain to several states in Mexico.

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Red Sox and Dodgers face off in World Series

by Kent Covington
Posted 10/23/18, 10:36 am

Baseball’s World Series begins Tuesday night with the Boston Red Sox hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers at historic Fenway Park. The Dodgers lost to the Houston Astros in last year’s World Series in seven games and fought their way back to the Fall Classic this year despite posting a losing record through the first third of the season. “So proud of our guys for enduring this roller coaster of a season,” Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts told reporters.

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First-of-its-kind federal probe into Catholic sex abuse

by Kent Covington
Posted 10/19/18, 11:34 am

Federal prosecutors have opened a new investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania. Multiple dioceses in the state have confirmed they received subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Justice demanding secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims’ advocates say is the first such probe ever launched at that level of government. The subpoenas, served last week, follow a scathing state grand jury report over the summer.

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