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Katia speeds up in Atlantic, not clear if threat to U.S.

MIAMI (Reuters) – The U.S. East Coast is mopping up after Hurricane Irene’s weekend battering that killed around 40 people and authorities and residents are looking out anxiously over the Atlantic and asking: Is another one coming? Tropical Storm Katia has top winds of 60 miles per hour (95 km per hour) and is jogging west at a brisk 22 mph (35 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, and it could become a hurricane on Wednesday. But beyond predicting Katia will be a major hurricane northeast of the Caribbean’s northern Leeward Islands by Sunday, the Miami-based center says it is not possible now to predict its path with certainty, or say whether it will threaten the U.S. East Coast….