Hurricane Matthew: Largest Evacuation Since Sandy:
As Hurricane Matthew sets its sights on the US, more than 2 million people have already been urged to flee their homes, with more evacuations likely as the deadly storm makes its way past the Bahamas.
State officials in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia cautioned residents not to hunker down at home if they live in the hurricane’s potential path.
It’s the largest mandatory evacuation since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
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17 Arrested In Global Sex Trafficking Ring Targeting Thai Women:
Seventeen alleged members of a global trafficking ring have been charged with transporting hundreds of women from Thailand to the United States for commercial sex purposes.
An indictment unsealed this week claims the 12 Thai nationals and five Americans recruited the women in a sophisticated scheme that dates back to 2009.
They used fraudulent means to obtain visas for the women’s relocation to major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Department of Justice alleges.
What’s With All The Clowns Everywhere? 6 Legit Possibilities:
It just had to be clowns, didn’t it? We couldn’t indulge in some good old-fashioned nationwide panic about, say, zombies or sexy teenage vampires. Nope, it had to be clowns and it had to be mere weeks before Halloween.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rainbow novelty wig, you know communities around the country have been perturbed by sightings of clowns or possible clown-related threats or any manner of creepiness ranging from flat-out hoaxes to actual credible events.
Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott have some good news to share.
The former “Beverly Hills 90210” star is expecting their fifth child.
“It was a total surprise,” Spelling told People. “But we always wanted a big family. I’m really excited.”
The new baby will join the couple’s other children Liam, 9, Stella, 8, Hattie, 5, and Finn, 4. Dean also has an 18-year-old son, Jack, from his previous marriage.
“Dean was saying, ‘We just got Finn out of diapers; I thought we were in the clear!’ ” Spelling, 43, said. “For the first time this year, they’re all in school. So it’s like, wow. We’re basically starting over.”
Spelling, 43, and McDermott, 49, recently celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary. She said they could not be happier.
‘Luke Cage’ Brings Muscle, Cool To Marvel’s New Netflix Series:
As superhero team-ups go, Marvel and Netflix continue to make a pretty powerful pair. Enter, on the heels of “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” which closely adheres to that gritty formula and should win its own loyal legion of fans behind Mike Colter’s imposing presence in the title role.
Moreover, there’s symbolic importance in “Luke Cage’s” arrival, representing a franchise built around an African-American superhero — described by first-time showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker as “a bulletproof black guy” — before “Black Panther” can hit the big screen. (Disclosure: Coker is a former colleague from our overlapping stints at the Los Angeles Times.)
These streaming shows built around lower-profile characters operate on a parallel tier of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, referencing the theatrical world populated by “The Avengers” but operating in a much more spare, scaled-down environment.