The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Bonnie has formed off South Carolina, strengthening from a tropical depression.
Forecasters detected 40 mph winds in the storm Saturday afternoon, making it the season's second-named tropical storm, four days before the official start of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean.
The storm was about 125 miles from Charleston and moving toward the coast at 10 mph.
The deep unpopularity of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has led to an unprecedented level of excitement at the Libertarian Party's presidential nominating convention in Orlando this weekend. Libertarian officials said Friday as the four-day convention began that 985 delegates and 344 alternates were attending from all 50 states — a record. There are 18 declared Libertarian presidential candidates, including former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who was the party's presidential nominee in 2012, and John McAfee, founder of the anti-computer-virus company that bore his name.
Donovan Livingston, who received his master's degree in education, addressed his classmates Wednesday with a spoken-word poem outlining the historic obstacles that have prevented African-Americans from getting an education.
The speech begins with a quote by education reformer Horace Mann and references influential African-Americans including poet Langston Hughes and abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
The 2016 general election race is now a virtual tie. The most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows the Democratic front-runner clinging to a narrow lead in a head-to-head match up with the Republican nominee.
But an analysis of data from the poll shows that Clinton is still the more likely candidate to emerge as the winner when the voting's all over on Nov. 8, 2016.
The advantage for a generic Democratic candidate over a generic Republican is 4 percentage points. And though both parties are unpopular, the Democratic Party is nearly breaking even on favorability, while the GOP is under water.
The poll also shows President Barack Obama's approval rating is at 51 percent, meaning he'll be a powerful surrogate for Clinton after the primary.
Meanwhile, Trump is under-performing with white women by 10 points and showing a nine-point drop in the suburbs, according to the poll. Clinton has a 10-point advantage on the commander-in-chief test.
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Two people were injured early Saturday morning after an apparent suicide attempt evolved into an attack on three good Samaritans, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
D.C. police were called to Pennsylvania Avenue and Anacostia Freeway around 6 a.m. over a report of an assault "with a dangerous weapon." When the first officer arrived, he found one man on the ground with serious injuries and a woman who apparently attempted suicide by jumping from a bridge.
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The endangered Persian leopard is being reintroduced to Sochi, Russia, nearly a century after they were hunted to the brink of extinction, NBC News reported.
Today, there are fewer than 400 Persian leopards in the wild, with the only sustainable wild populations in Iran and Turkmenistan.
The Persian Leopard Breeding and Rehabilitation Center in Sochi, created in 2012, has helped the population make a modest recovery in recent years. The project is bankrolled by the Russian government.
Conservationists will release two 3-year-old animals within the next few weeks, followed by another pair later this year. Officials hope a leopard colony will again take root in the southeastern corner of Europe and spread eastward. But vital migration routes the animal needs to thrive are under threat from expanding ski resorts.
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The U.S. military in Japan is restricting celebrations and off-base alcohol consumption in Okinawa after the arrest of a former Marine suspected of killing a woman on the southern Japanese island.
The Marine Corps commander in Japan said Saturday the measures are not punishment but an effort to show respect for the victim's family and mourn with the people of Okinawa.
"We should not be out shooting fireworks. We should not be out having large celebrations and parties while the Okinawan people are in mourning.
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A west suburban Chicago man has completed a lofty goal of running a marathon in all 50 states.
On Saturday, Kevin Ely of Geneva, Illinois, ran the 34th annual Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City, Michigan, the final state in his quest.
Ely initially set the goal of running 50 marathons in 50 states as a personal milestone. He had already checked 13 states off the list when he attended an expo in California, where he learned about the Free Wheelchair Mission, a nonprofit that offers cost-effective wheelchairs to people with disabilities.
Russia's Olympic Committee said Saturday that eight of the country's athletes have registered positive in doping retests for the 2012 London Games.
The brief statement from the ROC did not give names or what disciplines the athletes were in, but said they came from three different sports.
It said further information would not be released until so-called "B samples" were tested that would confirm or contradict the retests. The International Olympic Committee stores Olympic doping samples for 10 years to reanalyze them when newer methods become available.
Bryce Dejean-Jones, a guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, is dead after breaking into a Dallas apartment and getting shot, according to The Dallas Police Department.
Police were called to the 2500 block of Bennett Avenue at 3:20 a.m. on May 28 regarding a shooting.
According to police, the resident of the apartment, whose identity is not known, said an individual had kicked open the front door and entered his apartment. The resident had been asleep in his bedroom when he heard the individual enter and retrieved a handgun.
The resident told police he called out to the individual and heard no response. As the individual kicked the bedroom door, the resident fired his gun. Dallas police later identified the individual who entered the apartment and had been shot as 23-year-old Pelicans Guard, Bryce Dejean-Jones.
A Texas man paid a traffic fine with thousands of pennies in "protest" of a speeding ticket. Brett Sanders believes he did nothing wrong when he was ticketed for driving nine miles per hour over the speed limit in his Frisco neighborhood. Sanders tried to fight the ticket in court, taking the case to trial where he eventually lost. "When my fine came due, I just decided I may as well pay with pennies and we'll make a big spectacle of it," Sanders said.
A Paris fire service spokesman says 11 people including eight children have been hit by lightning in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm overtook a child's birthday party.
The victims had sought shelter Saturday under a tree at Park Monceau, a popular weekend hangout for well-to-do families in Paris.