A mother and infant in North Carolina died when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington amid heavy winds from Hurricane Florence.
The Wilmington Police Department confirmed the deaths on Facebook at around 3 p.m. ET on Sept. 14.
The department “can confirm the first two fatalities of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington. A mother and infant were killed when a tree fell on their house. The father was transported to NHRMC with injuries.”
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US Fighters Intercept Russian Warplanes Near Alaska
A pair of U.S. jet fighters met four Russian warplanes in the air over the Bering Strait on Sept. 11—the second such incident this month.
According to Military Times, two Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets identified and intercepted two Russian TU-95 Bear long-range bombers and two Su-35 Flanker fighters at 6 p.m. Alaska time. The four Russian planes were about 200 miles west of Alaska and still in international airspace.
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Photographer Captures Stunning Pink Lake in Western Australia
Travel blogger Shelley Tonkin captured extraordinary drone video of Western Australia’s Hutt Lagoon in August, showcasing the vivid, bubblegum-pink waters of the salt lake.
Located near Port Gregory, the lagoon is popular for tourists traveling along the Western Australian coast between July and September to see beautiful wildflowers in full bloom.
The lake gets its color from high salt levels and changes color with the seasons and time of day.
Video credit: Storyful
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