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U.S. service member becomes 15th to be killed in Afghanistan this year

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A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, bringing the total number of combat deaths there this year to 15 – and making this the deadliest year since the Pentagon announced the end of combat operations in 2014.

The 2019 death toll in Afghanistan has already surpassed the 13 troops killed there last year.

The service member killed Thursday was not immediately identified, in keeping with U.S. Department of Defense policy withholding the names until 24 hours after notification of next of kin.

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The death is also the third in about a week after two Special Forces soldiers died in the country’s Faryab province on Aug. 21.

The Trump administration has set a Sept. 1 deadline on U.S.-led peace talks with the Taliban.

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New Mexico preparing to seize land at Epstein ranch, officials tell Fox News

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New Mexico officials are in the process of canceling state land leases for the Zorro Ranch owned by accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, the state’s land commissioner told Fox News on Friday.

The ranch, which is nearly 10,000 acres, is a mix of private and state-owned lands. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas found Epstein, who killed himself while in federal custody awaiting trial on sex crimes charges, improperly leased the land from the state. A cancellation on that sale is in the works, Fox News has learned.

Taking back parcels of state-owned land could make it easier to search the estate – which is one of the only Epstein properties that have not yet been raided by authorities. Some of Epstein’s accusers have said they were assaulted at the ranch.

“Our desire to cancel these leases is because we don’t want to conduct business with Epstein or his companies,” a statement from the New Mexico State Land Office said. “The existence of these leases wouldn’t prevent law enforcement agency from raiding the house.”

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As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, Instagram hashtag being used to promote products

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With Hurricane Dorian looming, have you checked your survival kit to make sure it has enough CBD oils, IV water and honey to sustain you and your dog?

As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was urging residents Friday to gear up for a potential Category 4 life-threatening storm, businesses across the Sunshine State are using the #HurricaneDorian hashtag on Instagram as a way to hawk everything from liquid IV’s to children’s dolls.

“Worried about pet anxiety with the #HurricaneDorian on the way? #CBD is a great option to help your #furbabies keep calm,” reads one post.

“Here’s a way to avoid the madness over bottled water during Hurricane prep, get a Hydration IV,” says another.

The posts are appearing amongst warnings about the coming storm, memes and, of course, pictures of dogs with forlorn looks on their faces.

Two of the posts are from businesses based in Florida that sell honey.

“Due to the healing abilities and nutritional value of raw honey it’s a must have in our hurricane kit!” one says.

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Another post by a business that sells children’s toys shows a doll with a glum look on its face in front of a screen indicating Dorian’s current location – and sustained wind speeds of 110 mph.

DeSantis says Florida residents looking for specific information regarding ongoing preparations for the storm in their communities should visit floridadisaster.org/info.

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Hurricane Dorian nears Category 3 status as forecasters warn Florida of ‘hazardous conditions’ ahead

Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane Friday as forecasters are warning Florida residents that there is an “increasing likelihood” parts of the state will face “a prolonged period of hazardous weather conditions” early next week.

As of early Friday morning, the Category 2 storm – which has maximum sustained winds blowing at 110 mph – was centered about 255 miles east of the Bahamas, moving northwest at 12 mph. It was only about 1 mph away from reaching Category 3 status.

“If it makes landfall as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane, that’s a big deal,” University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy told the Associated Press. “A lot of people are going to be affected. A lot of insurance claims.”

HURRICANE DORIAN’S PATH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The National Hurricane Center on Thursday had bumped up the possible strength of Dorian to a Category 4 storm with sustained winds between 130 and 156 mph off the Florida coast. Hurricane warnings are currently in effect for portions of the Bahamas, while the storm is predicted to slam into the U.S. on Monday somewhere between the Florida Keys and southern Georgia.

“There is an increasing likelihood of a prolonged period of hazardous weather conditions that could last for a couple of days in parts of Florida early next week,” the NHC said Friday.

Officials also are continuing to warn Florida residents that the risk of “life-threatening storm surge” and “devastating hurricane-force winds” along its east coast is increasing, but it’s too early to tell which communities will be hit the hardest.

“Regardless of the exact track of Dorian, heavy rains are expected to occur over portions of the Bahamas, Florida, and elsewhere in the southeastern United States this weekend and into the middle of next week,” the NHC added.

The U.S. Navy on Friday ordered dozens of its warships and aircraft to evacuate two bases in northeast Florida in the Jacksonville area, Fox News confirmed.

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Hurricane Dorian, a Category 2 storm, is forecasted to become a major hurricane Friday. (NOAA)

DORIAN RECON MISSION MAKES HISTORY WITH ALL-FEMALE, THREE-PILOT CREW

No mass evacuations have been ordered yet, but along Florida’s east coast, local governments have already started distributing sandbags, shoppers rushed to stock up on food, plywood and other emergency supplies at supermarkets and hardware stores, and drivers topped off their tanks and filled gasoline cans. Some fuel shortages were reported in the Cape Canaveral area.

Josefine Larrauri, a retired translator, told the Associated Press that she went to a Publix supermarket in Miami only to find empty shelves in the water section.

“I feel helpless because the whole coast is threatened,” she said. “What’s the use of going all the way to Georgia if it can land there?”

Tiffany Miranda of Miami Springs waited well over 30 minutes in line at BJ’s Wholesale Club in Hialeah to buy hurricane supplies. Some 50 vehicles were bumper-to-bumper, waiting to fill up at the store’s 12 gas pumps.

“You never know with these hurricanes. It could be good, it could be bad. You just have to be prepared,” she said.

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Jeff Byard, an associate administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warned that Dorian is likely to “create a lot of havoc with infrastructure, power and roads,” but gave assurances FEMA is prepared to handle it.

“This is going to be a big storm. We’re prepared for a big response,” Byard said.

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Shoppers wait in long lines at Costco, Thursday, in Davie, Fla., as they stock up on supplies ahead of Hurricane Dorian. (AP)

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency, clearing the way to bring in more fuel and call out the National Guard if necessary, and Georgia’s governor followed suit.

Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian also began rerouting their cruise ships. Major airlines are allowing travelers to change their flight reservations without a fee.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and Travis Fedschun and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Hurricane Dorian recon mission makes history with all-female, three-pilot crew

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An all-female, three-pilot flight crew conducting a Hurricane Dorian recon mission on Thursday was the first-ever all-female crew to do so for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the agency said.

Their job was to collect data on Dorian as it barreled through the Caribbean toward Florida.

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“#NOAA49 prepares for a Hurricane #Dorian reconnaissance mission with the first all female three-pilot flight crew, featuring Capt. Kristie Twining, Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington, and Lt. Lindsey Norman,” the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center tweeted Thursday.

The three female pilots took off from Lakeland, Fla., at 1:34 p.m. ET Thursday and flew around Hurricane Dorian to collect the information. Their plane returned to Lakeland 6.5 hours later after flying a total of 3,651 miles, according to the global aviation software and data services company, Flight Aware.

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Dorian was upgraded to Category 2 strength late Thursday — after the all-female piloted recon flight had already completed its work. As of 11 p.m. ET Thursday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, placing it just short of being a Category 3 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center reported.

The storm is expected to continue gathering force over the holiday weekend and will likely hit Florida’s Atlantic coast by Monday night, according to the Associated Press.

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio and the Associated Press contributed to this report.  

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Chico State student missing 9 days found dead in Sacramento River: reports

The body of a 22-year-old Chico State student was found floating in the Sacramento River in California on Thursday morning, nine days after he went missing during an outing with friends, according to reports.

Anthony William Mahr, of Roseville, a senior at the university, was last seen Aug. 20 and his body was seen in the water near a boat landing in Chico around 9:20 a.m. Thursday, Sacramento’s KCRA-TV reported.

Responding officers recovered the body about an hour later, the Sacramento Bee reported.

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Anthony William Mahr, 22, was found dead Thursday, authorities say. (Butte County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities first learned Mahr was missing after one of his companions on the outing, Brenston Rhodes, 22, was arrested for allegedly burglarizing a home, according to the Bee.

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During the arrest, Rhodes told sheriff’s deputies that Mahr’s floating device had failed in the river and Mahr went underwater, the Bee reported.

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Body of 29-year-old mother found in Iowa cornfield, few answers

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Investigators in Iowa probing the death of a 29-year-old mother found dead in a cornfield earlier this month said Thursday that the case remains a mystery, according to a report.

Brandy Shepherd’s body was found on Aug. 9, about 20 miles from where she was staying with friends in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, KWQC-TV reported. A farmer reported her body to the police after he found her in his field.

The mother-of-four had been reported missing a week earlier. There were no obvious signs of suicide or homicide, Henry County Sheriff Rich McNamee said.

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“It’s extremely unusual to have a case like this with so little information this far along,” he told KWQC. “I don’t want this to turn in a cold case.”

Investigators said they had few clues from the scene to go on and an autopsy found Shepherd’s death to be undetermined.

“There were no obvious cases someone had done that,” McNamee said. “More forensic studies or toxicology may reveal that. At this point, we don’t know.” Toxicology results are expected back in a few weeks.

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“Not having results is difficult,” McNamee said. “Difficult from an officer standpoint, difficult obviously from a family’s standpoint.”

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New York City subway stop reopens after suspicious item scare

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A New York City subway station was reopened before sunrise Friday after police investigated reports of a suspicious item at the location.

NYPD confirmed to Fox News that the 23rd Street stop going north on Sixth Avenue was reopened shortly after authorities identified “a discarded item” at the stop and determined there was “no apparent criminal intent.”

The official did not provide any more details.

An unverified post on social media indicated that there were reports of a possible pressure cooker.

NEW YORK CITY PRESSURE COOKER SCARE SUSPECT HAS BAIL SET AT $200G

Earlier this month, authorities evacuated another lower Manhattan subway at Fulton Street after they said a West Virginia homeless man was spotting on surveillance video taking two devices resembling pressure cookers out of a shopping cart and placing them at the stop near the World Trade Center.

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Police determined about an hour later the devices were not explosives and were, in fact, rice cookers. Larry Kenton Griffin, 26, of Bruno, W.V., was charged with making and placing a false bomb. A Manhattan judge set his bail at $200,000.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.

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This Day in History: Aug. 30

On this day, Aug. 30 …

1905: The Detroit Tigers’ Ty Cobb has his first major league at-bat, doubling off Jack Chesbro of the New York Highlanders (which would become better known as the New York Yankees).

Also on this day:

  • 1941: The two-year siege of Leningrad during World War II begins.
  • 1963: A hotline between the Kremlin and the White House goes into operation to reduce the chances of an accidental war.
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Thurgood Marshall was nominated and confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1967. (AP1967)

  • 1967: Thurgood Marshall is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first African American Supreme Court justice. 
  • 1999: East Timor residents vote to secede from Indonesia.
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Hurricane Dorian upgraded to Category 2, nearing Category 3, forecasters say

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Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to Category 2 strength late Thursday and was expected to continue gathering force over the holiday weekend as it heads toward Florida.

As of 11 p.m. ET Thursday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, placing it just short of being a Category 3 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Dorian was expected to remain a major hurricane through Friday and hit Florida’s east coast by Monday night, according to the Associated Press.

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As of late Thursday, the hurricane was about 295 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas.

​​​​​​​This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The Associated Pres contributed to this story.

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