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Storm threatens Mexico; triple threat seen as hurricane season nears peak

While attention has been focused on Hurricane Dorian as it ravages the Bahamas and menaces the Southeast coast of the U.S., another tropical system may be threatening Mexico this week as hurricane season nears its peak.

The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday morning that a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has become a tropical depression, and is forecast to strengthen to a tropical storm by Wednesday.

The system currently has sustained winds of 35 mph and is located about 185 east of La Pesca, Mexico and moving west at 7 mph.

HURRICANE DORIAN DOWNGRADED TO CATEGORY 2 STORM, CONTINUES ITS ASSAULT ON THE BAHAMAS

A tropical storm warning has been issued in Mexico from La Pesca to Barra El Mezquital. If the system strengthens into a tropical storm it will have the name “Fernand” and be the sixth named storm of the season.

Satellite photos from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show the area of disturbed weather in the Gulf of Mexico as Dorian spins off Florida.

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This image, taken on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, shows a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico off northeast Mexico as Hurricane Dorian can be seen spinning just off the coast of Florida. (NOAA/GOES-East)

“Interests elsewhere along the northeastern coast of Mexico and the lower Texas coast should monitor the progress of this system,” the NHC said.

The development of this latest tropical system comes as Hurricane Dorian lurks off Florida, and the entire tropical Atlantic basin has become “quite active” in recent days.

“There are currently 3 disturbances being monitored for potential development, with another tropical wave expected to move off the African coast later this week,” the National Weather Service said on Twitter Monday.

2019 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON NOW FAVORS ‘ABOVE-NORMAL’ ACTIVITY, WITH 10-17 NAMED STORMS, NOAA SAYS

Colorado State University hurricane scientist Phil Klotzbach noted on Twitter the “whopping” four areas of potential development over the Atlantic over the next 5 days.

“The climatological peak of Atlantic hurricane season is around September 10,” Klotzbach said.

On the other side of Mexico, a major hurricane is well off-shore in the Pacific. The NHC said Hurricane Juliette is packing 125 mph winds as it moves northwest at 8mph about 455 southwest off the southern tip of Baja California. Hurricane Juliette, while well off the coast, is expected to send elevated surf with strong rip currents to San Diego County in California on Wednesday and Thursday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

A satellite photo from NOAA shows the scale of tropical activity in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at the moment.

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This image, taken on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, shows tropical activity in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Hurricane Juliette can be seen to the left far southwest off Mexico. A new system can be seen in between Juliette and Hurricane Dorian, currently swirling off Florida. (NOAA/GOES-East)

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In the Gulf of Mexico, officials warn that tropical storm conditions will affect the northeast coast of Mexico during the day on Wednesday.

“Squalls with gusts to tropical-storm-force are likely north of the warning area along portions of the northeastern coast of Mexico and the lower Texas coast,” the NHC said.

The system is also expected to bring 6 to 12 inches of rain across northeast Mexico, and two to four inches of rain for south Texas and the lower Texas coast.

NOAA forecasters have called for 10-17 named storms in the Atlantic, of which five to nine could strengthen into hurricanes. Of those storms, there will be two to four major hurricanes, which are classified as Category 3, 4, and 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher.

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and this year includes the names: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy.

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Singapore police arrest man at Changi Airport for buying boarding pass just to say bye to his wife

A man was arrested at Changi Airport in Singapore last week for buying a boarding pass — with no intention to board the plane.

The 27-year-old had purchased a boarding pass just so he could enter the transit area — a “protected place” — to say goodbye to his wife, the Singapore Police Force said.

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“Investigations revealed that the man had entered the transit area to send off his wife,” authorities wrote in a Facebook post. “He had no intention to depart Singapore.”

The man was arrested on Aug. 25 for “misusing his boarding pass.” In total, 33 people have been arrested this year for similar infractions, police said.

The transit area of the Changi Airport falls under the category of “protected places” — areas where “special measures are needed to control the movement and conduct of persons for public safety and security reasons.”

<img src="https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2019/09/640/320/Changi-Airport-1-iStock.jpg?ve=1&tl=1" alt="The Changi Airport is one of the busiest — and most famous — airports in the world with a record 65.6 million passengers in 2018.”>

The <a data-cke-saved-href=”https://www.foxnews.com/category/travel” href=”https://www.foxnews.com/category/travel”>Changi Airport</a> is one of the busiest — and most famous — airports in the world with a record 65.6 million passengers in 2018. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Other protected places in Singapore include Singapore military bases, security headquarters and water treatment plants, according to the police force’s website.

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Those who enter Changi’s transit area “with no intention to proceed to their next destinations” can be prosecuted and fined up to $20,000 and imprisoned for up to two years, officials said.

The Changi Airport is one of the busiest — and most famous — airports in the world with a record 65.6 million passengers in 2018. According to Travel + Leisure, it has a butterfly garden, movie theater, swimming pool and even includes the world’s biggest indoor waterfall.

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Girl, 4, reels in ‘monster’ 33-pound fish with mini ‘Frozen’ fishing pole

She didn’t “let it go.”

A four-year-old girl from Illinois is a bona fide angler after catching a 33-pound flathead catfish while fishing with a miniature, “Frozen”-themed fishing pole.

Little Josie was fishing with her cousins and parents, Steve and Ashley, in the Delavan area on Aug. 28 when she made the impressive “monster” catch, according to a ViralHog video.

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With some help from her father and a child-sized Disney “Frozen” Shakespeare pole rigged with a 50 lb. line, the fearless girl – who only weighs 30 lbs. herself – was able to pull in the beast.

“Hang on, hold it up like this,” Steve can be heard coaching his daughter in video footage viewed over 136,000 times on YouTube.

Josie, ready for the big moment in purple floaties and an oversized hair bow, shrieked with joy as they reeled in the fish during a windy day on the lake.

“Go, Josie, go!” someone cheered in the background.

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A stock image of a large catfish jumping out of a lake. One four-year-old girl from Illinois is a bona fide angler after catching a 33-pound flathead catfish while fishing with a miniature, “Frozen”-themed fishing pole. (iStock)

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With the scoop of a large net, the family pulled the catfish onto the dock, as Josie celebrated the big moment.

“I want to touch him!” the girl yelled, before getting disgusted, and then delighted, by the big fish she described as “slimy.” Sizing up her find, she even stretched herself out next to the creature for comparison, and appeared to be pleased to report that she was “taller” than it was.

Congratulated by her family, the youngster was totally in awe of her impressive catch.

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“I can’t believe it,” Josie exclaimed.

“Now we can go catch sharks,” her dad joked in reply.

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Biden claims ‘details are irrelevant’ after getting caught telling inaccurate war story

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is downplaying the inaccuracies he has repeatedly told in a story about an American military service member during the war in Afghanistan, saying the “details are irrelevant” after being called out by a newspaper last week.

“That has nothing to do with judgment of whether or not you send troops to war, the judgment of whether you bring someone home, the judgment of whether you decide on a health care policy,” Biden said in comments aired Tuesday by the NPR Politics Podcast and Iowa Public Radio. “The details are irrelevant in terms of decision-making.”

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While speaking to crowds, in the past few weeks Biden has told a story about a Navy captain in Afghanistan. According to Biden, that captain rappelled down a ravine under enemy fire to recover a fallen soldier’s body and later refused a Silver Star from Biden, telling him, “Do not pin it on me, Sir! Please, Sir. Do not do that! He died. He died!”

But according to a Washington Post piece last week, the story as told by Biden never happened. The Democratic presidential candidate, the paper determined, seemed to have combined elements of various stories into one.

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The Post interviewed U.S. troops, commanders and Biden campaign officials in determining what events may have inspired the story.

Biden did visit the Konar province – the setting of his story – when he was a senator in 2008. A recovery like the one he described did take place, but the man who pulled it off, Kyle J. White, was a young Army specialist, not a Navy Captain, and never received a Silver Star from Biden. He did accept a Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in 2014.

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There was also an incident, the Post reported, where Biden did bestow an honor upon a reluctant recipient who felt he did not deserve it. That was Army Staff Sgt. Chad Workman. Biden later suggested to a Washington Post opinion writer that it was Workman whom he was talking about when he told the story, asking, “I don’t know what the problem is. What is it that I said wrong?”

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This was the latest in a string of eyebrow-raising gaffes from Biden.

In August, he said that “poor kids” were just as talented as “white kids.” Days later, he incorrectly said he was vice president at the time of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, which took place in February 2018, more than a year after he left office.

Also last month, he said that Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated in the 1970s instead of the 1960s.

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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Woman arrested in toddler’s kidnapping said father ‘sold’ girl for $10G, officials say

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Pennsylvania cops have filed kidnapping charges against a woman they say drove off with a toddler over the weekend, triggering an Amber Alert.

Nalani Johnson, who turns 2 this month, was reported kidnapped in Penn Hills on Saturday, police said.

The Amber Alert said Nalani was abducted by 25-year-old Sharena Nancy.

The child’s father, Paul Johnson, told cops Nancy, described as a jitney driver, took his daughter after she gave them a ride, according to reports. He said Nancy sped away with Nalani and Nalani’s car seat, leaving him and a friend behind.

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Nancy was arrested later Saturday, police said.

“When Ms. Nancy was stopped by the Penn Hills Police on Saturday evening following the abduction of Nalani, the car seat was not located within the vehicle,” Allegheny County police said Monday.

Nalani remains missing and the FBI is assisting in the search.

The Pocono Record quoted a criminal complaint as saying that Nancy alleged during an interview with cops that Johnson sold his daughter for $10,000.

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The complaint said Nancy told her interviewers that Johnson instructed her to drive Nalani to a woman who would take her.

Johnson on Monday denied the allegations and declined to comment further, the paper reported.

Nancy is being held on charges of kidnapping of a minor, custodial interference and concealment of the whereabouts of a child.

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No attorney was listed in court documents for Nancy, and a listed number for her could not be found, the Associated Press reported.

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Woman arrested in toddler’s kidnapping said father ‘sold’ girl for $10G, officials say

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Pennsylvania cops have filed kidnapping charges against a woman they say drove off with a toddler over the weekend, triggering an Amber Alert.

Nalani Johnson, who turns 2 this month, was reported kidnapped in Penn Hills on Saturday, police said.

The Amber Alert said Nalani was abducted by 25-year-old Sharena Nancy.

The child’s father, Paul Johnson, told cops Nancy, described as a jitney driver, took his daughter after she gave them a ride, according to reports. He said Nancy sped away with Nalani and Nalani’s car seat, leaving him and a friend behind.

AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR ABDUCTED PENNSYLVANIA GIRL, 2, STATE POLICE SAY

Nancy was arrested later Saturday, police said.

“When Ms. Nancy was stopped by the Penn Hills Police on Saturday evening following the abduction of Nalani, the car seat was not located within the vehicle,” Allegheny County police said Monday.

Nalani remains missing and the FBI is assisting in the search.

The Pocono Record quoted a criminal complaint as saying that Nancy alleged during an interview with cops that Johnson sold his daughter for $10,000.

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The complaint said Nancy told her interviewers that Johnson instructed her to drive Nalani to a woman who would take her.

Johnson on Monday denied the allegations and declined to comment further, the paper reported.

Nancy is being held on charges of kidnapping of a minor, custodial interference and concealment of the whereabouts of a child.

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No attorney was listed in court documents for Nancy, and a listed number for her could not be found, the Associated Press reported.

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Hurricane Dorian spurs Florida authorities to warn against looting, 2 arrested for allegedly stealing sandbags

As Hurricane Dorian churns “dangerously close” to Florida’s east coast and hundreds of thousands of people in the Sunshine State face evacuation orders, authorities are warning they’re out in “full force” to deter potential criminal activity.

As of Tuesday morning, there already were three looting-related arrests in Florida, including one involving two men who allegedly were caught stealing sandbags from a construction site.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that the two men–identified as Thaylon A, Lewis, 43, and Joseph Colombo Jr., 45–were charged with theft during a declared state of emergency. Colombo was also charged for an injunction violation for possessing a firearm.

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“A Volusia Sheriff’s sergeant was driving southbound on Tomoka Farms Road in Daytona Beach just before 5 p.m. Monday when he noticed a red Chevrolet pickup with one man loading sandbags into it and another acting as a lookout,” the sheriff’s office stated. “The site was at the Tomoka Farms Road/Interstate 4 overpass.”

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Thaylon A. Lewis and Joseph Colombo Jr. were arrested after allegedly stealing sandbags from a construction site. (Volusia County Jail)

More than 100,000 free sandbags have been distributed in Volusia County in recent days in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, not including those distributed by many cities in Volusia County, according to the sheriff’s office.

“Sheriff Mike Chitwood has issued several warnings that enhanced penalties are in effect during the state of emergency declared in advance of the storm, and will be pursued against anyone caught committing crimes during this period,” the sheriff’s office said.

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In the seaside town of Daytona Beach Shores, officials said a man was arrested on Monday after he allegedly tried to break into more than a dozen hotel rooms and condos ahead of Dorian’s arrival.

The Daytona Beach Shores police department said on Facebook that 32-year-old Jeremy Crouter was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, burglary and possession of methamphetamine.

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Jeremy Crouter was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, burglary and possession of methamphetamine. (Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety)

Crouter was caught by a security officer at the Hawaiian Inn jiggling the handles of the rooms, trying to get inside, FOX35 reported.

The 32-year-old then resisted arrest during the incident that was captured on body camera video. He is now at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

The Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety had a stern warning to anyone else who may partake in any criminal activity during the state of emergency.

“Daytona Beach Shores officers are out in FULL FORCE. We are in a State of Emergency and under mandatory evacuation. ! DO NOT COME HERE TO LOOT,” the department said. “WE ARE NOT PLAYING WITH YOU!”

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In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Major Eric Flowers with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said that officers were out patrolling “all night long” on evacuated barrier islands.

“If someone thinks they are going to commit a crime during this state of emergency, they are wrong,” Flowers said. “We will take them to jail and they will spend the entire storm in our jail.”

Flowers added that the judicial system is currently enforcing no bond for those types of crimes during the state of emergency.

“We’re definitely going to continue to enforce the law here,” he added.

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Chinese man kills 8 children in attack on first day of school: police

A man — who recently served time for attempted murder — allegedly killed eight children and injured two others who were attending their first day of school in China, police said.

The 40-year-old man, only identified by the surname Yu, was taken into custody late Monday after he supposedly attacked the kids at an elementary school in Chaoyangpo village of Enshi city in Hubei province.

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It was not immediately clear how the children were attacked.

The man was released from Hubei prison last June after serving a sentence for attempted murder, according to local media. A possible motive was also not immediately clear.

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Students at an elementary school in Beijing were also attacked earlier this year. (AFP/Greg Baker)

The attack is the latest in a string of similar incidents.

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In January, 20 children were injured after a man attacked them inside an elementary school in Beijing — and in June 2018, two children were stabbed to death by a man outside an elementary school in Shanghai.

In April of last year, nine were killed and more than a dozen injured outside a middle school in northwestern Shaanxi province by an attacker who allegedly was a former pupil seeking revenge for having been bullied.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Joe Manchin to stay in Senate, will not run for West Virginia governor

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., announced Tuesday that he will stay in the Senate, opting not to challenge Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

Manchin was recently re-elected to another six-year term in the Senate. He previously served as governor from 2005 to 2010.

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“I have always said that ‘public service is not self-service.’ So, when considering whether to run for Governor, I couldn’t focus just on which job I enjoyed the most, but on where I could be the most effective for the Mountain State,” Manchin said in a statement, ending speculation about his future political plans.

“Ultimately, I believe my role as U.S. Senator allows me to position our state for success for the rest of this century.”

Justice, who first ran as a Democrat and was endorsed by Manchin, is already facing multiple primary challengers amid criticism for not spending enough time in the state’s capital and for allegedly being a “part-time” governor.

Manchin has called out Justice for this in the past, saying Justice “just won’t work.” His statement Tuesday may have included a subtle critique as well.

“Those who know me know how much I loved being the Governor of West Virginia. I worked the daylights out of that job. I couldn’t wait to wake up in the Governor’s Mansion in the morning, and I didn’t want to go to bed at night, because there was always more that I could do for our state. And that is what it takes to be an effective Governor: relentless effort,” he said.

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A recent poll has Justice leading his primary opponents, former Commerce Department Secretary Woody Thrasher and former Berkeley County delegate Mike Folk. That same poll, however, indicated that if Manchin ran, 49 percent would choose him, compared with 39 percent for Justice and 12 percent undecided.

Fox News’ Mike Emanuel, Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Back to school: The CDC wants you to put this in your kid’s backpack this year

Back to school season is officially here, and federal health officials are recommending parents and caregivers to take an extra step to ensure their child’s safety.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends placing a “backpack emergency card” in your child’s backpack. The card should include the child’s name, date of birth and contact information for their parent or guardian. Additionally, it should provide an out-of-town contact and detail any of the child’s special needs or medical conditions – such as allergies – in case of an emergency situation.

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Parents and caregivers can write their contact information and detail any of their child’s medical conditions on the card. (iStock)

“You know how easily books and papers get lost or destroyed in your child’s backpack, so make sure that their emergency card can withstand the wear and tear. Consider laminating their emergency card and picking a secure place in their backpack where their card can be quickly and easily located,” the CDC recommends.

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Speaking of back to school, 63 percent of moms feel extra stress at the beginning of the school year, according to a recent survey. This is especially true for those who have young children, surveyors found.

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