Isaias moves north after making landfall in NC, downgraded to tropical storm
Hurricane Isaias was downgraded to a tropical storm early Tuesday after it made landfall late Monday night in North Carolina after mostly dodging Florida and gaining strength throughout the day, hammering the state’s coast with heavy rain and strong winds. Isaias, which prompted evacuation orders in the Tar Heel State over the weekend, brought maximum sustained winds of 85 mph to southern North Carolina, the National Hurricane Center wrote. Isaias began Monday as a tropical storm before strengthening into a hurricane hours before hitting the North Carolina coast. Nearly 270,000 customers were without power in North Carolina as of 2:05 a.m. Tuesday, according to poweroutage.us.
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Tuesday marks one year since mass shooting in Dayton
Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, that left nine dead and dozens more injured. Early in the morning on Aug. 4, 2019, a gunman opened fire in a popular entertainment neighborhood known as the Oregon District before being killed by officers. According to local reports, several events are scheduled to remember those lost and many businesses in the district will close out of respect for the victims' loved ones. The Columbus Dispatch, part of the USA TODAY Network, notes guns are just as accessible to people experiencing mental health crises on Aug. 4, 2020, as they were on Aug. 4, 2019. Also, no law has been passed to encourage or require background checks for the private sale of firearms. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday he believes a deal still is possible. "We owe it to the victims. We owe to the families and to all Ohioans to finish the job and get this done," he said.
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Tlaib, her state of Michigan, in the spotlight ahead of Tuesday's primaries
Michigan holds its primary Tuesday amid an unprecedented pandemic and changes in Michigan law that have brought a deluge of requests for absentee ballots. Every registered voter in the state was allowed to request an absentee ballot for any reason – a move blasted by President Donald Trump, who has railed against vote-by-mail. In Michigan, 1.8 million voters requested mail ballots for Tuesday’s state primary and more than 600,000 have returned their ballots, though the data isn't broken down by party. The state will also play host to one of the most-watched races of the day as first-term congresswoman – and member of the "Squad" – Rashida Tlaib is again locked in a tight primary race against Brenda Jones, the Detroit City Council president, to represent Michigan's 13th congressional district. During the 2018 midterms, Tlaib won the six-way primary race by less than 1,000 votes, with Jones finishing a close second. .
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Hearing for Chad Daybell continues after Lori Vallow's children found dead
Chad Daybell's court hearing will continue Tuesday, nearly two months after his wife Lori Vallow's children Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan were found dead on his property. Daybell is facing evidence destruction charges as well as charges alleging he was part of a conspiracy to destroy evidence. No one has yet been charged in the deaths of the children, whose disappearances sparked a high-profile, months-long search. The complex case, which spans multiple states and involves several suspicious deaths, has attracted national attention, in part because of the alleged doomsday beliefs of the couple.
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New 'Twilight' book 'Midnight Sun' hits shelves
Coronavirus lockdown is about to get a whole lot sparklier for "Twilight" fans: "Midnight Sun," the newest book in Stephenie Meyer's series, finally hits shelves Tuesday. Teased for over a decade, the fifth book in the young-adult series is a long-anticipated retelling of the original "Twilight" love story from vampire Edward Cullen’s perspective. “It’s definitely darker, and I would say more desperate,” Meyer said of the new book in an interview with USA TODAY. The original "Twilight" saga, four books published between 2005 and 2008, told the sprawling supernatural love story between teenage every girl Bella Swan and her century-old heartthrob vampire paramour from the girl’s vantage point. Now, readers will get to experience the story from the other side.
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