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Hurricane Matthew hammered parts of the Bahamas early this morning, and was expected to intensify as it marched toward the Florida coast causing mass evacuations. Packing maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, the storm was around 60 miles southeast of Nassau and around 255 miles southeast of West Palm Beach at 4 a.m. CT/2a.m. PT this morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. While the strength of Matthew will fluctuate as it approaches the U.S. coast … it will remain a powerful and dangerous hurricane with threats of flooding and high winds.
One day left for the super-cheap airfare sale that’s caused an Internet frenzy—Southwest’s round-trip fares below $100 on dozens of the carrier’s shortest routes— ends tonight at midnight. Flights begin at $49 each way on Southwest’s shortest routes and increase to $79, $99 or $129 each way for longer flights. The sale covers travel from Nov. 30 through Dec. 20.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is auctioning off cars to the public that still have open recalls. When the federal government issues a car recall, they ask consumers to get the problem fixed to get a danger off the road. But when it comes to selling off the government’s own fleet of vehicles —most still need the recalled repairs.
An Oregon teenager has invented a bandage that can tell doctors when it needs to be changed, impressing Google judges and securing a $15,000 scholarship.
A day after Crystal Mountain reported its first snowfall of the season, workers at White Pass posted pictures on social media of what they said appeared to be about 2.75 inch of snowfall on Wednesday.