Videos of the Day: Powerful Hurricane Michael Bashes Florida Panhandle

October 10, 2018 Updated: October 10, 2018    

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Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle with 155 mph winds, near a Category 5, on the afternoon of Oct. 10, and officials said it is likely the most powerful storm to hit the area in recorded history.

According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, the storm made landfall before 2 p.m. ET.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged residents to stay put.

4 to 8 inches of rain is expected along the path of the storm, and 12 inches could fall in some parts.

President Trump spoke about how the federal government plans to offer aid to areas affected by the hurricane.

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Trump Signs Bills to Eliminate Pharmacy Gag Orders

Insurance companies and pharmacy benefits managers (PBM) will no longer be able to strong-arm pharmacies into keeping quiet when customers pay more than they need to for drugs, thanks to two bills President Donald Trump signed on Oct. 10.

The bills, Know the Lowest Price Act and Patients Right to Know Drug Prices Act, target an industry practice of insurers and PBMs, which manage drug benefits for health care plans, putting “gag orders” in contracts with pharmacies that prevent them from telling patients if the cost of their copay is more than the cost of the drug if they had paid out of pocket.

The Know the Lowest Price Act, sponsored by Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), addresses Medicare Part D providers and goes into effect in 2020. The Patients Right to Know Drug Prices Act, sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), covers all health insurance companies and PBMs and goes into effect immediately. Both passed the House and the Senate last month with bipartisan support.

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Turkish Media Identifies 15 Saudis Allegedly Involved in Journalist’s Disappearance

A pro-government newspaper in Turkey said they have identified a 15-member intelligence team allegedly involved in the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Daily Sabah published images and security video of the so-called “assassination squad” as they entered the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul where Khashoggi—a prominent Saudi journalist and regime critic—was last seen entering on Oct. 2.

Turkish officials believed that 59-year-old Khashoggi, also a Washington Post contributor, was murdered inside the consulate. Saudi Arabia has strongly denied all such reports. As of writing, they have not commented on the 15 nationals.

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Deputies Save Choking Newborn at Mall

A group of Sheriff’s deputies visited the baby whose life they helped save.

Jessie Siefer and Kaylob Harmon were at the mall when their one-week-old daughter stopped breathing. They tried to revive her and called 911.

Three Oregon sheriff’s deputies kept the baby alive long enough for paramedics to arrive.

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