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Tourists evacuated from the Statue of Liberty

NEW YORK — Tourists were evacuated from the Statue of Liberty Wednesday after smoke, apparently coming from an elevator motor, was detected inside the famed monument, firefighters said.

Tropical Storm Dolly now a category one hurricane

Tropical Storm Dolly has grown into a category one hurricane as it heads towards the US-Mexican border, forcing the evacuation of thousands in Mexico while the US Navy sheltered aircraft.