Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Major quake rocks southern Alaska

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/30/18, 02:14 pm

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Anchorage, Alaska, Friday morning, triggering a brief tsunami warning that was quickly canceled. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was centered about 7 miles north of Alaska’s largest city. The quake caused lamp posts and trees to sway in downtown Anchorage, prompting people to run out of offices or seek shelter under their desks. The full extent of damages or possible injuries is unknown, but photographs posted to social media sites showed collapsed ceiling tiles at an Anchorage high school and buckled pavement on some roads.

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Northern California suffers flooding after fires

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/30/18, 11:58 am

Flash floods Thursday in a Northern California county scorched by a wildfire earlier this month added to the misery of residents who still have not been able to return to their homes. Rain carried a sticky mess of ash and debris through neighborhoods in Chico, Calif., where emergency workers conducted three swift water rescues Thursday, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Department.

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Cohen says he lied about doing business with Russia

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/29/18, 11:57 am

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress in 2017 about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election. Cohen admitted to misleading the Senate Intelligence Committee to believe that work on the project ended before the Iowa caucuses and first Republican presidential primary in 2016. It actually continued until the end of June that year, well into the campaign season.

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