Tavares talks new Maple Leafs linemates, ability of Matthews

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Man slain in Trenton talked to his killer, who executed him in his car

Eric Rue lived in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and was a regular at a city bear a block from where he was killed The slaying of a Pennsylvania man in Trenton on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend was caught on tape. And detectives later tracked down footage of the accused killer in a bar near the crime scene where the victim was a regular. Mycol Beckett is charged with murder and gun charges for the Sept. 1 shooting death of Eric Rue, 34 of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Mercer County authorities announced last week. Mycol Beckett (police photo) On Friday, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office made public the probable cause affidavit supporting… Read More

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After a month’s absence, Trump is returning to Jersey

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory forecasts a presidential visit to Bedminster the weekend of Sept. 21-23. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s month-long absence from the Garden State is expected to end next weekend. Trump, who last visited his Bedminster golf club over the weekend of Aug. 17-19, is expected to be there again Sept. 21-23. While the White House has not announced Trump’s schedule, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced a “VIP movement” for Newark and Bedminster, with airspace restrictions expected. Such FAA announcements have invariably predicted a presidential visit. Trump’s unexpected guest in Jersey Trump usually flies in and out of Morristown aboard a smaller Air Force One but… Read More

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Florence, now a tropical storm, still poses ‘catastrophic’ flood threat — has killed at least 5

WILMINGTON, N.C. — At least five people were killed after Hurricane Florence crashed ashore on North Carolina’s coast Friday morning, ripping apart roofs with extreme winds, threatening massive storm surges and requiring dozens of water rescues. A mother and her 8-month-old child died in Wilmington when a tree fell on their home, police said. Another woman died in Pender County after suffering a medical condition, and two deaths occurred in Lenoir County.The storm made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m. ET Friday. As of 5 p.m., Florence was about 50 miles west-southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina, and about 25 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and… Read More

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Why Do We Humanize Storms And Hurricanes By Giving Them Names?

Watch Video Storms and hurricanes have human names, but they didn’t always. The older, more complicated method was identifying them by latitude and longitude, but the numbers led to confusion, especially when two or more storms or hurricanes occurred at the same time. Names communicated better. It’s shorter and more distinct. Before we delve into names, we should point out the difference between storms and hurricanes: Storms have speeds of 39 miles per hour or more. Once it hits speeds of 74 miles per hour, it gets renamed as a hurricane. The earliest documentation of naming a storm was in 1825 when Hurricane Santa Ana hit Puerto Rico. At the… Read More

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