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Sierra Vista firm gets contract for part of border wall construction Sierra Vista firm gets contract for part of border wall construction
- September 09, 2017

Taller than the border wall at 30 feet, the art is an enlarged black-and-white photo of a one-year-old baby named "Quiquito" mounted on scaffolding. They join four concrete wall proposals announced last week, meaning a total of eight test walls will be built in San Diego this fall. (more...)
US Seeks an Asset Freeze for Kim Jong Un US Seeks an Asset Freeze for Kim Jong Un
- September 09, 2017

The US said it would seek a vote Monday on a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on North Korea, as it pushes for fresh sanctions against the regime after its recent nuclear test. No precise figures are available on how much petroleum is consumed in North Korea each year. "We can say we have suspended trade relations with North Korea", Reuters quoted the minister as saying. (more...)
Hurricane Irma Destroys Famous St. Martin's Airport Hurricane Irma Destroys Famous St. Martin's Airport
- September 09, 2017

More damage in Saint Martin following Hurricane Irma . Thrill seekers come to Maho beach in droves to snap a picture with planes flying overhead. St Maarten is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and shares an island with the French territory of St. (more...)
Harvey and Irma, long-married couple, bothered by hurricanes with same name Harvey and Irma, long-married couple, bothered by hurricanes with same name
- September 09, 2017

They got married in 1942. They had three children together but fostered many more. Harvey has been used as a storm name at least seven times in the past. When asked why they helped so many Mrs Schluter told The Spokesman-Review: "I don't know, we just did". The couple is far away from the hurricanes that bear their names, but they say they are praying for the people in the path of the storms. (more...)
US warns of sanctions on any country trading with North Korea US warns of sanctions on any country trading with North Korea
- September 09, 2017

On Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the 15-member UN Security Council would negotiate a version of a resolution to place new sanctions on North Korea. North Korea says it needs its weapons to protect itself from US aggression. But sanctions have not been effective in dealing with Pyongyang. Nam Sung Wook, the former director of the Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS) think tank on inter-Korean studies, said that a story he picked up from Kim's ... (more...)
Trump says US is 'prepared' to deal with Irma Trump says US is 'prepared' to deal with Irma
- September 09, 2017

McMaster said he reviewed the 5 p.m. update to Hurricane Irma's forecast track before making that decision. McMaster said he is leaving it up to local school districts to decide whether to cancel classes for early next week. The biggest question seems to be not whether he'll issue an order, but what counties will be included. SC also evacuated much of its coast as Hurricane Matthew skimmed past, coming ashore north of Charleston with winds of 75 miles per hour (100 kph). (more...)
Gunman arrested at OH high school in U.S., none hurt Gunman arrested at OH high school in U.S., none hurt
- September 09, 2017

The school is on lockdown. However, the incident has ended without injury after the SWAT team confiscated a gun at the school. Abdullahi may face other charges, police said. The school describes itself as created to serve "emotionally disturbed" students in grades 6-12. Parents should not come to school. WBNS reports that SWAT arrested an 18-year-old male Friday morning at Columbus Scioto High School. (more...)
Putin: No way we'll agree to an oil embargo on North Korea
- September 09, 2017

He said the relationship between the U.S. and Russian Federation had changed "but for some reason we have a big issue with North Korea". The five-time champion made an appearance on Good Morning Britain recently and said how he wants to be the calmer head between Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump. (more...)
Hurricane Irma forces Florida State to cancel home opener against Louisiana-Monroe Hurricane Irma forces Florida State to cancel home opener against Louisiana-Monroe
- September 09, 2017

Florida ports and produce companies are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm when it barreled across Carribean islands on September 6. In Orlando, 50 knot winds will shut down the airport's outdoor tram which shuttles passengers between terminals. Irma will continue to track west through the end of the week and remain a major hurricane. (more...)
China defends Pakistan's terrorism charges post BRICS China defends Pakistan's terrorism charges post BRICS
- September 09, 2017

China is reported to have taken a U-turn in its stance by defending Islamabad on the issue of fighting terrorism, just days after it joined other nations in condemning terror groups operating out of Pakistan . Wang said that both the countries stand together amid the changing regional and global situation. "Friends (China) should not be tested (every time), particularly in the changed scenario. (more...)
Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state
- September 09, 2017

A hurricane warning has been issued for Mexico as Hurricane Katia is set to strike the country by early Saturday. The torrential rainfall from Katia - now a category 1 hurricane - may cause "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain", it said. (more...)
Radar Shows Hundreds Of Planes Over Florida Evacuating Hurricane Irma Radar Shows Hundreds Of Planes Over Florida Evacuating Hurricane Irma
- September 09, 2017

After a decade of mass migration to the USA mainland, prompted by an economic crisis that feels as though it will never end and arbitrary austerity measures taken to allegedly fix it, a giant storm is the last thing Puerto Rico needs. Flightradar also revealed that the last flight out of Fort Lauderdale's airport will leave at 7:45 p.m. ET tonight. "She's at the penthouse and I told her to move". (more...)
California Defiant In Early Talks About Rollback Of Campus Sexual Assault Protections California Defiant In Early Talks About Rollback Of Campus Sexual Assault Protections
- September 09, 2017

The guidance was essentially a mechanism to force colleges to view sexual assault on campus as not just an act of violence, but a violation of federal Title IX regulations, the statute that prohibits sex discrimination in education. "@BetsyDeVosED should be doing everything she can to make Title IX enforcement stronger", a tweet from Gillibrand read. Buckles said the system's policy provides all parties involved with due process. (more...)
Force not Trump's first option on North Korea Force not Trump's first option on North Korea
- September 09, 2017

The proposed package of measures would be the strongest yet against North Korea , which is barred under United Nations resolutions from developing nuclear or missile technology. "Any new actions taken by the global community against the DPRK should serve the objective of curbing the DPRK's nuclear and missile programmes, while at the same time be conducive to restarting dialogue and consultation", he said, referring to North Korea by the initials of its official name, the ... (more...)
Haiti Records The first Rains of Irma Powerful Hurricane Haiti Records The first Rains of Irma Powerful Hurricane
- September 09, 2017

The coasts of the Carolinas also would be largely spared extreme effects were Irma to take this northwest curve inland - some heightened waves, perhaps, as Irma's center may be just inland passing through south Georgia, its circulation pulling the ocean toward shore. (more...)
Grandmother accused of locking 9-year-old girl dog cage for week Grandmother accused of locking 9-year-old girl dog cage for week
- September 09, 2017

The couple kept the child locked in the kennel with a padlock to keep the child from escaping. Authorities were contacted Wednesday by an elementary school in Wind Lake for a child abuse allegation. What would that child have to do, to have you go out and purchase a dog kennel, and put that child in that kennel? "This particular child was under the sole direction and care of this woman, who this 9-year-old would call grandma". (more...)
Heavy volume of traffic escaping Hurricane Irma Heavy volume of traffic escaping Hurricane Irma
- September 09, 2017

The Midlands could start feeling tropical storm force winds as early as Sunday night but on its current track, Irma's winds aren't likely to arrive in the area until Monday. The largest barrier island involved in the evacuation is Hilton Head, which has a permanent population of more than 40,000. The State of Emergency officially went into effect at 8 a.m. (more...)
Predicting Panthers' matchup with No. 4 Penn State Predicting Panthers' matchup with No. 4 Penn State
- September 09, 2017

However, the two teams have gone in different directions since that meeting. In the Panthers' 2017 opener against Youngstown State, Henderson ran for 77 yards and finished with 155 all-purpose yards, including his work in the return game. (more...)
Officials risk arrest if Catalan independence vote goes ahead Officials risk arrest if Catalan independence vote goes ahead
- September 09, 2017

He also said all municipalities in Catalonia would be warned over their "obligation to impede or paralyse" efforts to carry out the vote which he said is unconstitutional. He sent a letter to Catalonia's mayors on Thursday asking them to give notice within 48 hours of what locations they could make available for ballot stations. (more...)
Local PG&E workers fly to Florida to help after Hurricane Irma strikes Local PG&E workers fly to Florida to help after Hurricane Irma strikes
- September 09, 2017

Impacts from the storm , including tropical force winds, will likely be felt hundreds of miles from its center, so the entire state of SC is till facing a large threat, including record storm surge on the coast, according to officials. He hopes to make that call on Friday and the evacuation regions are still being discussed. It's easy to get lax about hurricane preparedness if you do it every year - but Irma is not an every-year-esque hurricane. (more...)
Who Is Teresa Jo Burchfield? Wife Of Trump Lawyer Arrested Who Is Teresa Jo Burchfield? Wife Of Trump Lawyer Arrested
- September 09, 2017

Burchfield is married to Bobby R. Burchfield , a partner at Washington's King and Spaulding, who was appointed in January as an independent ethics advisor to the trust Trump set up to pretend his companies and investments aren't conflicts of interest. (more...)
New 8400 mile route will link London to Tokyo via train New 8400 mile route will link London to Tokyo via train
- September 09, 2017

The 28-mile bridge would stretch between Cape Crillon on Sakhalin and Cape Soya on Hokkaido. "In this regard, we are proceeding from the premise that these are long-cycle projects, and those who invest certain amounts of funds should understand the economic aspects of these projects", he added. (more...)
Record Fall Enrollment for AR Universities Record Fall Enrollment for AR Universities
- September 09, 2017

David Glassman. Keenum said he's excited to accommodate this record number of high academic achievers, noting that the university's average first-time freshman ACT score is 25.13. To combat these statewide trends, EIU has put into place a variety of enhanced programs and services targeting planned, incremental growth-including its undergraduate, graduate and global recruitment practices. (more...)
Trump election panel official alleges fraud in NH Trump election panel official alleges fraud in NH
- September 09, 2017

It turns out that, as of August 30, 2017 - almost ten months after the election - only 1,014 of the 6,540 same-day registrants who registered with an out-of-state license had obtained a New Hampshire driver's license. He also said Ms. Ayotte lost for the same reason: illegal voting. The investigation "will be comparing data from state voter registries with data from scores of other available databases, including certain state agencies, national change of address, Social Security death ... (more...)
Steve Bannon: 'Access Hollywood' Moment Showed Who Was Loyal to Trump Steve Bannon: 'Access Hollywood' Moment Showed Who Was Loyal to Trump
- September 09, 2017

He closed with the metaphor that Bannon says he used in talking to Christie: "I told him the plane leaves at 11 in the morning. She was married", Trump said. "He turned them all down because he wanted to serve out his term as governor". "Any assertion to the contrary is simply factually incorrect". However, Trump instead reportedly considered Christie only for lower-level cabinet posts , like secretary of energy and secretary of homeland security. (more...)
At Least 16 Dead in Massive Mexico Earthquake At Least 16 Dead in Massive Mexico Earthquake
- September 09, 2017

In the town of Juchitan, some buildings were reduced to rubble. The quake was apparently stronger than a devastating 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands, but this time, damage to the city was limited. (more...)
Former SC Gov. Nikki Haley lands Time mag cover Former SC Gov. Nikki Haley lands Time mag cover
- September 09, 2017

Ambassador to the United Nations . In a short interview with the magazine, Ambassador Haley told Time of the alienation she felt coming from the only Indian-American family in small town Bamberg, S.C., a perspective she has drawn on while in political office and which she says continues to inform her outlook on the world stage. (more...)
Former Trump Administration press secretary Sean Spicer headed to Former Trump Administration press secretary Sean Spicer headed to "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
- September 09, 2017

Ty Cobb, a White House lawyer focused on the probe, declined to comment on behalf of current White House aides McGahn, Burnham, Hicks and Raffel. Hence why one person familiar with the investigation said there was "n$3 odoubt in my mind she is going to be a witness". (more...)
Finally! Indian Army will induct 800 women in the military police Finally! Indian Army will induct 800 women in the military police
- September 09, 2017

The announcement is major step towards the eventual opening up of doors to women in combat roles. While speaking to the media, Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General said, "the Army was looking at inducting women jawans and the process would start with the induction of women into the CMP". (more...)
UC sues Trump administration over DACA decision
- September 09, 2017

The UC system has about 4,000 students who are in the United States illegally, "a substantial number of whom have DACA, as well as teachers, researchers and health care providers who are DACA recipients", the university system said in a statement announcing the lawsuit. (more...)