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Hurricane nears Hawaii...Dominca digs out from deadly mudslides...Oliver Sacks dies

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 30, 2015 at 2:11 p.m.



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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is preparing for high winds, heavy rain and ocean swells as a Category 4 hurricane gets closer. Hurricane Ignacio is expected to pass northeast of the Big Island tomorrow and north of Maui on Tuesday. Both islands are under a tropical storm watch. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says stormy weather could hit the Big Island tonight and Maui tomorrow.

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams are working to reopen roads to remote communities on the Caribbean island of Dominica (doh-MIN'-ih-kuh) after Tropical Storm Erika left at least 20 people dead and more than 50 missing. Erika whipped the island for more than five hours on Wednesday, bringing strong winds and intense rain that provoked flooding and landslides. Hundreds of homes were destroyed.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — All Milwaukee police officers on the street would be wearing body cameras by the end of next year under a proposal announced today by Mayor Tom Barrett. The proposal comes after tense episodes between police and Milwaukee's African-American community and fatal shootings by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and other cities. Last year, 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton was fatally shot by a Milwaukee police officer in a downtown park.

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Oliver Sacks, a neurologist and author who chronicled the fascinating real-life experiences of his patients, has died. His books included "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" and "Awakenings," which was made into a movie starring Robin Williams. His assistant says Sacks died today at his home in New York City at age 82. He had a rare eye cancer that had spread to his liver.

NEW YORK (AP) — "Straight Outta Compton" is the top movie for the third week in a row. But the Christian drama "War Room" opened close behind at No. 2. "No Escape," the Thailand thriller starring Owen Wilson, opened at No. 4, nearly equaling the third-place "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation."

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