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  1. Sazerac considering Tennessee site for new distillery

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Sazerac is eyeing a Tennessee site for a new distillery. The Daily News Journal reports that the property under consideration by the Louisiana-based company is near an old rock quarry in Murfreesboro, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Nashville. Sazerac spokeswoman Amy Preske says the growing city provides an attractive location for the company. She also cited the Middle Tennessee State University's fermentation science program. State Sen. Bill Ketron, a…
  2. Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to revive health care talks, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he had spoken to the Senate's Democratic leader to gauge whether the minority party was interested in helping pass "great" health legislation. The answer back: Democrats are willing to hear his ideas, but scrapping the Obama health law is a nonstarter. Trump's latest overture to Democrats follows GOP failures so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care A…
  3. EPA tries to cut risk of pollution from storm in Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Environmental officials are releasing 40 million gallons (150 million liters) of partially treated wastewater in Mississippi in advance of Hurricane Nate, trying to prevent a worse spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is treating wastewater from a closed fertilizer plant to cut acidity, saying it needs to free up storage in case Nate brings heavy rain to two giant mounds of gypsum. The material is left over from when the Mississippi Phosphates plant in P…
  4. Judge orders $180K payout for wrongfully convicted man

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge has ordered Louisiana to pay $180,000 to a New Orleans man who spent almost a decade behind bars wrongfully on a murder charge. Criminal District Judge Arthur Hunter ruled the state must compensate Kia Stewart, whose conviction was tossed two years ago. Several witnesses came forward to offer alibis for Stewart and to pin the shooting on another man. Stewart spent most of his sentence in Louisiana's maximum-security prison at Angola. The New Orleans Advocate r…
  5. Debates, protests increase over universities' slavery ties

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The national debate over removing Confederate symbols from U.S. college campuses is spurring wider questions about university benefactors whose ties to slavery or white supremacy flew under the radar in decades past. Students and alumni are no longer simply opposing overt Confederate memorials, but also lesser-known founders and donors with troubling racial legacies. And the discussions have intensified after deadly white nationalist protests in August in C…
  6. TX Marine Warning and Forecast

    TX Marine Warnings and Forecast for Saturday, October 7, 2017 _____ SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX 447 AM CDT SAT OCT 7 2017 ...SWELLS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TODAY... .HIGHER SWELLS BEING GENERATED FROM NOW HURRICANE NATE WILL BE APPROACHING THE COASTAL WATERS THIS MORNING AND INCREASING THROUGH THE DAY. SWELLS PEAK THIS EVENING BEFORE SUBSIDING LATE TONIGHT AS NATE MOVES INLAND ALONG THE LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI COAST. ...SMALL…
  7. The Latest: Hurricane Nate moving fast over Gulf of Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Nate (all times local): 4:18 a.m. The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Nate continues rapidly moving over the central Gulf of Mexico. The Miami-based center says in its 4 a.m. CDT update that the storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (128.74 kph). The storm was located about 345 miles (555.2 kilometers) south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and was moving north-northwest at 22 mph (35 kph). Forecasters say Nate l…
  8. The Nation's Weather

    The Nation's Weather for Saturday, October 7, 2017 _____ NATIONAL SUMMARY Nate will accelerate northward over the central Gulf of Mexico today. Its projected path and speed will cause rain, winds, seas and coastal water levels to increase over the United States central Gulf coast. Nate is forecast to make landfall as a hurricane tonight between southeastern Louisiana and the western tip of the Florida Peninsula. A non-tropical storm will spread rain and thunderstorms over the Midwest,…
  9. US Gulf Coast swings into hurricane prep mode ahead of Nate

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Nate sent U.S. Gulf Coast residents scrambling to prepare as hurricane warnings covered the region. Louisiana's governor urged his state's residents to take Nate seriously, saying the storm "has the potential to do a lot of damage." "No one should take this storm lightly. It has already claimed the lives of at least 20 people," Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday. "We do want people to be very, very cautious and to not take this storm for granted." The National H…
  10. Hurricane Nate forms, heads to central Gulf of Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Nate gained force as it headed toward the central Gulf of Mexico early Saturday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths. Forecasters said it was likely to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast over the weekend. Louisiana and Mississippi officials declared states of state of emergency and Louisiana ordered some people to evacuate coastal areas and barrier islands ahead of its expected landfall Saturday night or early Sunday. E…
  11. US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Nate gained force as it sped past Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula late Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths. Forecasters said it was likely to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. Louisiana and Mississippi officials declared states of state of emergency and Louisiana ordered some people to evacuate coastal areas and barrier islands ahead of its expected landfall Saturday night or early S…
  12. Gulf Coast braces for fast-moving blast of tropical weather

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Gulf Coast braced Friday for a fast-moving blast of wind, heavy rain and rising water as deadly Tropical Storm Nate threatened to reach hurricane strength before a weekend landfall. The National Hurricane Center in Miami issued hurricane and storm surge warnings for southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi and Alabama coasts. A hurricane warning was also issued for metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. States of emergency were declared in all three s…