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Hurricane Sandy began veering as predicted early Monday on a path that would take it over Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. It's expected to collide with two other weather systems, creating the potential for havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.
Many workers planned to stay home as transit systems shut down under the threat of flooding that could inundate tracks and tunnels. Schools and airports closed, and authorities warned that the time for evacuation was running out or already past.
The center of the wide storm was positioned to come ashore Monday night in New Jersey.
Louis Uccellini is environmental prediction chief for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He says "this is the worst-case scenario."
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Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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