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'Harvey' set to hit Texas

HOUSTON—“Harvey” intensified into a hurricane today and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to three feet of rain, 125 m.p.h. winds, and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years.

Forecasters labelled Harvey a “life-threatening storm" that posed a "grave risk.”

Hospital worker wins jackpot

BRAINTREE, Mass.—A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward yesterday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history—a $758.7 million Powerball prize—after breaking the news to her employer the way the rest of us only dream of.

“I called and told them I will not be coming back,” Mavis L. Wanczyk said.

To E or not to E - USC didn’t in spelling Shakespeare’s name

LOS ANGELES — Visitors to the University of Southern California might well be muttering, “What fools these mortals be” as they stroll past a statue of the legendary queen of Troy and notice William Shakespeare’s name seemingly misspelled at its base.

To USC officials, it’s much ado about nothing.