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Bahamians whose homes were smashed by Hurricane Dorian waited Thursday for a flight out of the disaster zone as an international humanitarian effort to help the Caribbean country gained momentum. At least 30 people died in the hurricane and the number could be “significantly higher,” Bahamian health minister Duane Sands told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday night. The victims are from Abaco and Grand Bahama islands and include some who had been injured and flown to New Providence island, he said.

A student was arrested Thursday for having a loaded gun on a bus, according to Lee County deputies. Deputies found a stolen gun on one of the students on the bus, Jose Amieva. A tip was sent to the Lee County School District Bus Barn about a student with a gun on a school bus. A school bus from Cypress Lake High School was investigated by multiple Lee County deputies on I-75 south near the Bonita Beach Road exit Thursday afternoon after reports of a student with a gun.  Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded, took the loaded weapon, and arrested the student. Amieva was arrested for possession of a weapon on school property, unlawful possession of a firearm under the age of 18, and carrying a concealed weapon.

A public nuisance in Cape Coral at a home at 418 Hancock Bridge Parkway that has loud music on a regular basis. Officers have repeatedly gone by and issued citations for noise ordinance violations. Each violation costs the homeowner $105. However, The wife of the man inside the home who is responsible for the disturbing vulgar music said the party is not likely to stop anytime soon. She says, and I am quoting here, “Obviously it’s a bother and you know, I’m sorry that y’all feel like that, but my husband likes music and that’s what it is. We’re going to keep paying them because he’s going to keep listening to music no matter how many times they come. We don’t party like quiet! We’re Hispanic people. We party, we party. We like to listen to music. We like to have a good time. We’re a big family,” Cape Coral police say if this behavior continues, they will have probable cause to make an arrest.

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World’s Largest Starbucks Set to Open in Chicago

World's Largest Starbucks Set to Open in Chicago

For 25 years, Chicago was home to the world’s tallest building. Now the Windy City is about to score a new claim to fame — by hosting the world’s largest Starbucks.

The four-story, 43,000-square-foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery is set to feature multiple brewing methods, a new menu of coffees and an expanded on-site bakery, company officials say. Although there are five others like it — Milan, New York, Seattle, Shanghai and Tokyo — none of those match it in size.

The new Starbucks is set to host a grand opening celebration, which officials say will be “an immersive experience dedicated to roasting and brewing small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffee from around the world,” on November 15th.

When Starbucks first became a thing, did you think the company would continue to be successful for this long?

Research Reveals Lefties Have Advantages Over Righties

They may have trouble using scissors or getting enough elbow room at the dinner table, but left-handed people do have certain advantages over their right-handed counterparts, new research reveals.

The University of Oxford study, published Thursday, not only identified the genes that make people left-handed, but it also found that left-handed people may have better verbal skills. “This raises the intriguing possibility for future research that left-handers might have an advantage when it comes to performing verbal tasks, but it must be remembered that these differences were only seen as averages over very large numbers of people and not all left-handers will be similar,” according to the study’s findings.

Researchers also believe “the left and right sides of the brain communicate in a more coordinated way” in lefties, the study reveals.