The Daily Populous

Saturday August 31st, 2019 day edition

image for Miami orders scooters removed from streets before hurricane Dorian turns them into flying projectiles

The city of Miami has notified a number of companies that they must remove their fleets of electric scooters from the streets in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, lest the devices become flying projectiles.

Hurricane Dorian, currently a strong Category 2 storm, is forecast to become a Category 4 storm with potentially “devastating hurricane-force winds,” the National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

The storm is expected to make landfall on Florida’s east coast this weekend, before rolling inland towards Orlando early next week.

Should Hurricane Dorian grow into a Category 4 storm, it could produce winds of more than 130 miles per hour.

No one has been evacuated yet, but officials in Miami have taken a number of steps to ensure residents’ safety, including the removal of dockless scooters.

Lyft spokeswoman Kaitlyn Carl said the company has paused all scooter operations in Miami and expects to meet the city’s noon deadline.

A Bird spokesperson confirmed the company is collecting and storing its scooters in Miami. »

US official confirms that Trump tweeted out a picture from a classified intelligence briefing

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A US official told CNBC that a photo of an Iranian launch pad that President Donald Trump tweeted Friday afternoon came from an intelligence briefing Trump received earlier that day.

A US official told CNBC on Friday that a photo of an Iranian launch pad that President Donald Trump tweeted out in the afternoon came from an intelligence briefing Trump received earlier in the day.

Shortly after Trump made his statement, military and national-security experts began sounding the alarm that the president likely tweeted out classified intelligence. »

Tyler Skaggs’ autopsy: Fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol led to death by choking on vomit

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The statement: “We are heartbroken to learn that the passing of our beloved Tyler was the result of a combination of dangerous drugs and alcohol.

Major League Baseball plans to assign its investigative unit to probe the claim that an Angels employee might have been involved in Skaggs’ death.

“In this case, oxycodone and alcohol were also present and would have contributed to the death because they are also central nervous system depressants.”. »

Two New York ex-policemen walk free after sex with handcuffed suspect

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Two former New York detectives have walked free after admitting to having sex with a handcuffed 18-year-old woman after arresting her.

Eddie Martins and Richard Hall arrested the woman for possession of marijuana before having sex with her in the back of a van in exchange for her release.

They will serve five years probation but escaped the prosecutor's request for one to three years in prison. »