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Trump Outreach to Dems Unsettling for GOP
- September 11, 2017

Earlier this week, Trump sided with congressional Democrats to bundle Hurricane Harvey relief funds, a three-month debt-limit increase, and a three-month continuing resolution to keep the government funded. "They want to see some dialogue". "My expectations are low". "He - he wants to say, I want to raise the limit, dad, and I don't want to even - have to even talk to you about it", he told host Chris Wallace". (more...)
Georgia prison for Carolinas' immigrants not set for evacuation as Irma nears Georgia prison for Carolinas' immigrants not set for evacuation as Irma nears
- September 11, 2017

There could also be minor flooding at the coast. The National Weather Service in Raleigh said there continues to be a large amount of uncertainty about the eventual track of Hurricane Irma, with forecasts likely to fluctuate over the next couple of days. (more...)
USA voices concern over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar USA voices concern over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
- September 11, 2017

The attacks have seen a sharp rise since August 25, following a number of armed attacks on police and military posts in the troubled western state. Peace activists have launched an global campaign calling on Nobel Peace Prize Committee to take back its 1991 prize to Myanmar's de facto ruler Aung San Suu Kyi over her complicity in what is viewed as the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in the country. (more...)
Drones won't be delivering weed in California any time soon Drones won't be delivering weed in California any time soon
- September 11, 2017

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control recently declared that weed deliveries can not be made by autonomous vehicles - that includes UAVs and unmanned self-driving cars. California voted to legalize marijuana in November. So while startups in the cannabis industry can continue or soon start their business operations, they will not be able to explore the advent of the relatively nascent drone industry, which seems to have benefits for commercial distribution operations. (more...)
Meghalaya: Congress leader to meet BJP president Amit Shah, if invited Meghalaya: Congress leader to meet BJP president Amit Shah, if invited
- September 11, 2017

BJP President Amit Shah on Monday visited the ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda here and paid floral tributes. Shah is scheduled to visit Shillong for a day-long visit on September 28. Shah, who is on a three-day visit to the state, also advised partymen to reach out to the masses with the development projects initiated by the Modi government. (more...)
Over 1000 Feared Killed in Myanmar Amid Mass Rohingya Exodus Over 1000 Feared Killed in Myanmar Amid Mass Rohingya Exodus
- September 11, 2017

The predominantly Buddhist Myanmar considers them Bangladeshi but Bangladesh says they're Burmese. "It is expected that the United Nations act swiftly and undertake all necessary measures towards addressing worldwide concerns about the deteriorating situation in Myanmar", Zarif said. (more...)
Nadal still sees 'big difference' to Federer's major haul Nadal still sees 'big difference' to Federer's major haul
- September 11, 2017

Open. Consider this stat: Since the 2003 Wimbledon Championships, 47 Grand Slams have been won by Federer (19), Nadal (16), or Djokovic (12). Nadal also claimed an unprecedented 10th French Open in June after finishing runner-up to Roger Federer at the Australian Open. (more...)
Thankfully ambulance mix-up didn't ruin playoff — NASCAR official Thankfully ambulance mix-up didn't ruin playoff — NASCAR official
- September 11, 2017

Totally inexplicably, an ambulance was on the track's apron and came to a stop right in front of the entrance to pit road. The No. 42 team completed a four-tire pit stop in just over 10 seconds and got Larson back out first for the final restart. (more...)
John Oliver Hammers Trump's Joe Arpaio Pardon John Oliver Hammers Trump's Joe Arpaio Pardon
- September 11, 2017

Speaking on DACA - an Obama-era policy that prevented the deportation of around 800,000 young immigrants living in the country illegally after being brought to the United States as minors - Oliver contended that Trump's series of decisions on the issue is "not a plan", after he played a clip of candidate Trump discussing the issue in 2015. (more...)
Irma, bound for Georgia, weakens to a tropical storm Irma, bound for Georgia, weakens to a tropical storm
- September 11, 2017

ET, the NHC said. On the forecast track, the center of Irma will move into southwestern Georgia later today , and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning. On the Dutch side, 70 percent of the infrastructure has been destroyed. French President Emmanuel Macron will arrive in St Martin Tuesday. In the British archipelago of Anguilla, one man was crushed to death in a house collapse. (more...)
Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida, wreaking destruction Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida, wreaking destruction
- September 11, 2017

But this storm, while wounded, is still risky. The National Weather Service in Jacksonville says storm surge flooding exceeds the record set in 1965 during Hurricane Dora. By Monday, Irma had weakened to a Category 1 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center , as it made its way up Florida's Gulf Coast toward the St. (more...)
IRMA'S AFTERMATH | Storm triggers tornado in coastal Georgia IRMA'S AFTERMATH | Storm triggers tornado in coastal Georgia
- September 11, 2017

Irma weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning, a day after hitting the state as a powerful Category 4 hurricane. "If you look out your window right now, we have tropical storm wind gusts". They say they will only go on calls if a supervisor allows them because conditions are too risky. A hurricane watch has been dropped for SC as Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm. (more...)
Taliban Car Bomber Attacks NATO Convoy Taliban Car Bomber Attacks NATO Convoy
- September 11, 2017

In the meantime, another security official confirmed that three civilians were wounded in the attack and added that there are reports that two foreign soldiers have sustained injuries. There are now about 11,000 USA troops in Afghanistan and Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters late last month that he had ordered additional United States military forces there. (more...)
Trump administration urges US Supreme Court to lift refugee ban limits Trump administration urges US Supreme Court to lift refugee ban limits
- September 11, 2017

Mr Trump's travel ban, which the Supreme Court partially reinstated in June, bars residents of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. unless they have a "bona fide relationship" with a family member in the country. The Trump administration said it should not, meaning such refugees would be barred. The appeals court also said his administration did not persuasively explain why the broader travel ban should be enforced against close relatives of people from the six specified ... (more...)
Russia Could Restrict US Diplomats' Parking Rights in Consulate Retaliation Russia Could Restrict US Diplomats' Parking Rights in Consulate Retaliation
- September 11, 2017

The U.S. first began reducing Russian Embassy numbers after all U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russian hackers were behind infamous cyberattacks on last year's presidential election. Higher-level officials are allowed to travel freely in the USA and Russian Federation. This would also be a move toward parity: Low and midlevel Russian diplomats working in the USA have a radius of only 25 miles of free movement outside their diplomatic compounds. (more...)
Israeli PM's son blasted for offensive online post Israeli PM's son blasted for offensive online post
- September 11, 2017

Israeli political leaders are lashing out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest son for posting an anti-Semitic caricature aimed at his father's critics. Yair Netanyahu, 26, made the post on Sunday, seemingly as a comment on his father's governance. His associates have been engulfed in a probe relating to a possible conflict of interest involving a $2 billion purchase of German submarines. (more...)
Irma brings clouds, gusty wind and showers to our region Irma brings clouds, gusty wind and showers to our region
- September 11, 2017

A second landfall occurred on Marco Island , FL at 3:35 PM as a Cat 3 hurricane. Afternoon rain chance around 40%. Wind gusts of 30 miles per hour possible. Keep in mind, saturated ground will make it easier for weaker trees to fall. The entire state of Florida will experience devastating winds and 1-2 feet of rain from Irma. (more...)
Classes, flights, trains cancelled as Irma threatens Georgia Classes, flights, trains cancelled as Irma threatens Georgia
- September 11, 2017

With sustained winds of 65 mph and centered about 70 miles east of Tallahassee, Irma is carrying its fierce winds and battering rain over southern Georgia. In the tropical storm warning area, sustained winds will be increasing to 25 to 35 miles per hour from south to north today , with gusts of 45 to 55 miles per hour. (more...)
One-two punch from Harvey, Irma will be costly One-two punch from Harvey, Irma will be costly
- September 11, 2017

AccuWeather estimates that the costs to South Florida, southeast Texas, and other affected regions will be a total of $290 billion. "If this isn't climate change, I don't know what is", Mayor Tomás Regalado told reporters Friday after declaring a State of Local Emergency in his city. (more...)
Rally for Catalonia independence in Barcelona Rally for Catalonia independence in Barcelona
- September 11, 2017

The Catalonia region, centred on Barcelona , generates 20 percent of Spain's gross domestic product and has a population of 7.5 million people. The protest coincides with Catalonia's national day, the "Diada", which marks the fall of Barcelona in the War of the Spanish Succession in 1714 and the region's subsequent loss of institutions and freedoms. (more...)
Supriya Sule refutes Raut's claim on Cabinet berth offer Supriya Sule refutes Raut's claim on Cabinet berth offer
- September 11, 2017

In a signed article in the Sena mouthpiece " Saamana " on Sunday, Sanjay Raut, who edits the newspaper, claimed that Pawar once told him that his daughter was offered a Cabinet berth by Modi while trashing media speculations at the time that he himself might join the NDA government. (more...)
Hurricane Irma enters Georgia, 180000+ customers already without power Hurricane Irma enters Georgia, 180000+ customers already without power
- September 11, 2017

With the exception of emergency personnel, the state government will be closed Monday and Tuesday. The greatest impact is expected to be in the mountains and near the SC border. A storm surge warning extended over these areas, and the Hurricane Center warned Monday "life-threatening" coastal inundation remained possible. But before the storm reaches the peninsula, the Florida Keys will experience its full force. (more...)
Footage shows apocalyptic consequences of Irma storm in Florida Footage shows apocalyptic consequences of Irma storm in Florida
- September 11, 2017

At its peak, the National Hurricane Center said the storm had maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. Some of the challenges the state in the immediate aftermath of the storm will be: Restoring power across the state, removing debris from roads, dealing with possible fuel shortages, and making sure nursing home and hospital patients who were evacuated can safely return. (more...)
Al-Shabaab attacks Somali border town, kills 10 Al-Shabaab attacks Somali border town, kills 10
- September 11, 2017

Residents said the fighting was continuing. The al-Shabab militants rammed the base in Beled Hawa town with an explosives-packed vehicle, and then stormed it on foot, Mohamud Hayd Osman added. Beledweyne is about 340 km north of Mogadishu. They also target African Union peacekeeping troops. The development came a day after at least six people were killed and several others injured in an al-Shabab bomb attack in central Somalia. (more...)
Japanese PM, Modi to lay foundation for Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train Japanese PM, Modi to lay foundation for Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train
- September 11, 2017

Besides laying the foundation stone for the Rs 1.1 lakh-crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, a lot will be at stake for both Tokyo and New Delhi as recent developments in the region, especially on the security front, have tested their diplomatic acumen and strategic maturity. (more...)
Rohingya insurgents in Myanmar call temporary ceasefire to ease humanitarian crisis Rohingya insurgents in Myanmar call temporary ceasefire to ease humanitarian crisis
- September 11, 2017

The United Nations says almost 300,000 people have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh in recent weeks. The UNHCR spokeswoman, Vivian Tan, said the figure could go up further as thousands were still crossing the border. He also emphasized that Muslim countries should allow its citizens to reach all benefits of the internet while protecting them from its dangers, particularly referring to its active use by terror organizations and anti-Islam groups. (more...)
Kim Jong-un sings the praises of the last nuclear test Kim Jong-un sings the praises of the last nuclear test
- September 11, 2017

North Korea's nuclear weapons program remained active across the Yongbyon nuclear complex, Punggye-ri nuclear test site and Pyongsan uranium mine, it said. China is North Korea's main ally and by far its biggest trading partner, including for oil shipments. This test is " a happy event in national history", he said, calling on the country to "intensify their efforts" in order to achieve its objective to become a nuclear power in its own right. (more...)
Switzerland Train Crash In Andermatt Injures 30 Switzerland Train Crash In Andermatt Injures 30
- September 11, 2017

The Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn railway said as quoted by media that a train misfunctions led to the crash. Police did not comment on the severity of the injuries, but said medical personnel were at the scene. The collision occurred while the engine for a train was being moved to the front from the back, Reuters reported. An investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the accident. (more...)
At least 18 Egyptian police killed in attack on Sinai convoy At least 18 Egyptian police killed in attack on Sinai convoy
- September 11, 2017

The group declared affiliation to IS in 2014 and consider army and police members as "apostates" who should be killed for the sake of the state Caliphate. That was the deadliest attack in two years. The Egyptian military and police have killed hundreds of militants and arrested a similar number of suspects as part of the country's anti-terror war. (more...)
Man arrested after nearly hitting Antifa protesters with truck Man arrested after nearly hitting Antifa protesters with truck
- September 11, 2017

After police changed the planned route of the march to avoid violence, tensions built up between the demonstrators and an opposing group, Patriot Prayer , also scheduled to hold a rally. 27-year-old Alice E. Hall was arrested near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street on charges of Interfering with a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. (more...)

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