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Rick Scott gets aerial view of Keys damage Rick Scott gets aerial view of Keys damage
- September 12, 2017

Republished with permission of the News Service of Florida. What does a major disaster declaration entail and how can it help? "But I thought we would see more damage". Scott said some may be breathing in relief that worst part of the storm has passed the South Florida area, but he said it is still a risky situation, with power lines down and debris everywhere. (more...)
Over 1.6 million in Florida lose power from Irma, utility says
- September 12, 2017

FPL's Lake City pre-storm preparations set to go. As well as making preparations at its operating nuclear plants at Vogtle and Hatch, Georgia Power also put took action at the Vogtle nuclear construction site, where two AP1000 reactors are being built. (more...)
North Korea threatens 'pain and suffering' if new United Nations sanctions approved North Korea threatens 'pain and suffering' if new United Nations sanctions approved
- September 12, 2017

The leaders agreed effective implementation of United Nations sanctions by the worldwide community was a critical part of the global effort to exert maximum pressure on North Korea to change course. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) says estimates suggest Pyongyang imports about 10,000 barrels of crude oil a day, nearly all of it from China. (more...)
Grand Ole Opry to host celebration of life for Troy Gentry Grand Ole Opry to host celebration of life for Troy Gentry
- September 12, 2017

That will be followed by a private family internment. The 30-year-old's body was pulled from the wreckage of the Schweizer 269 in a field south of the airport, nj.com reported. In 2009 the duo became members of the venerable Grand Ole Opry, which was Gentry's proudest professional achievement. As a philanthropist, Gentry supported numerous charitable organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation and T.J. (more...)
United Nations warns Myanmar situation 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing' United Nations warns Myanmar situation 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing'
- September 12, 2017

He said the Bangladesh government had also asked the UN, German and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to take the initiative to create the safe zone as had been done in other conflict-stricken countries. Bangladesh Monday urged the worldwide community to pursue Myanmar for "immediate and unconditional" implementation of Kofi Annan Commission's recommendations on Rakhine state where Rohingya Muslims have been facing widespread abuses that created serious humanitarian crisis. (more...)
Mar-a-Lago ordered to evacuate; 1 Trump mansion destroyed by Irma Mar-a-Lago ordered to evacuate; 1 Trump mansion destroyed by Irma
- September 12, 2017

At this point, the question is not will Mar-A-Lago be hit by Irma , but how hard? "The president's been monitoring this storm 24/7", Pence said , urging residents in Irma's path to heed warnings from local officials. We know that the four most solid buildings on the island have been destroyed which means that more rustic structures have probably been completely or partially destroyed. (more...)
Hot Dog Vending Incident Sparks Outrage at UC Berkeley Hot Dog Vending Incident Sparks Outrage at UC Berkeley
- September 12, 2017

The officer responded: "He doesn't have a permit". But then, an officer appears to look through the vendor's wallet and take his money. "This petition is being circulated because the community feels that this officer should be removed from the University of California Police Department", the petition states . (more...)
Hurricane Irma Arrives And Leaves Downtown Miami Submerged Under Water Hurricane Irma Arrives And Leaves Downtown Miami Submerged Under Water
- September 12, 2017

After the Keys, Irma crossed over warm waters and hit the United States mainland near the beach town of Marco Island. Flash flooding is not anticipated at this time, since we will be on the cooler side of Irma where rain rates will be lower. (more...)
Bipartisan Senate Bill Doubles Hurricane Recovery Funding Bipartisan Senate Bill Doubles Hurricane Recovery Funding
- September 12, 2017

The vote was 80-17, with all "no" votes by Republicans. The legislation allocates $15.25 billion for Harvey relief. The large emergency funding package, linked to the debt ceiling and government spending, could be the result of a contentious deal struck in the Oval Office Wednesday afternoon. (more...)
Hurricane Irma is pulling water off Florida's coast before the flooding Hurricane Irma is pulling water off Florida's coast before the flooding
- September 12, 2017

United Airlines, for example, waived change fees for flights through September 17 at 10 airports from Georgia to North Carolina , and through September 30 for dozens airports across Florida and the Caribbean . Airlines are preparing their recovery schedules, which may take several days to execute. Saturday , Irma made landfall in the Florida keys as a unsafe category 4 storm with winds of 130 miles per hour. (more...)
NATO's Stoltenberg says N. Korea's 'reckless behaviour' requires global response NATO's Stoltenberg says N. Korea's 'reckless behaviour' requires global response
- September 12, 2017

In an interview published yesterday, United Nations Secretary- General Antonio Guterres said the showdown over North Korea's nuclear and missile programme had left him deeply anxious. Kim Jong-un, leader of the isolated state, ordered the army to be ready to launch a missile strike on Guam on August 16. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany would lend its weight to a diplomatic push to end the North Korean crisis along the lines of a past deal with Iran. (more...)
Auto sales continue robust growth in August: SIAM Auto sales continue robust growth in August: SIAM
- September 12, 2017

With the new GST cess , the taxation on mid-sized passenger cars have been nearly restored to the pre-GST levels, while taxes on luxury cars and SUVs have been slightly moderated as compared to the pre-GST rates, it said. Market leader Hero MotoCorp posted 12.23 percent increase in its motorcycle sales at 5,83,852 units as against 5,20,226 units in August previous year. (more...)
More Connecticut National Guardsmen Deployed to Help Irma Relief Efforts More Connecticut National Guardsmen Deployed to Help Irma Relief Efforts
- September 12, 2017

The current tracking shows the storm's eye splitting Florida as it moves northward up the state just west of the Miami metropolitan area, with a population of 6 million. At the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, on Saturday, President Donald Trump convened a Cabinet meeting ahead of the storm for briefings on the progress of Irma and the following Hurricane Jose, which the National Hurricane Center said took a turn to the north to spare numerous Caribbean islands already ... (more...)
Mistake-Prone Niners Fall Hard in Opener to Panthers Mistake-Prone Niners Fall Hard in Opener to Panthers
- September 12, 2017

It's how they lost it. I believe we had five of them. The offense stunk today, Hoyer was sacked four times before the half ended. He did throw one attractive deep pass which should have been a touchdown, but Marquise Goodwin dropped the ball. (more...)
Baker Mayfield slams flag in Ohio State's field Baker Mayfield slams flag in Ohio State's field
- September 12, 2017

Saturday, the tide seemed to nudge them inland again. Ohio State: The Buckeyes will drop, but should stay in the top 10. Mayfield, who's passed for over 3,000 yards the past two seasons, rose to the occasion when the Sooners needed him the most and lifted his team to a dominant 31-16 victory over No. (more...)
Caroline Flint to defy Labour whip over Brexit bill Caroline Flint to defy Labour whip over Brexit bill
- September 12, 2017

United Kingdom lawmakers who vote against the government's bill to facilitate withdrawing from the European Union on Monday will risk a chaotic exit process affecting citizens and businesses alike, Brexit Secretary David Davis warned. But some of its lawmakers said they had to pass the bill at this vote to meet their voters' demands. "A vote against this bill is a vote for a chaotic exit from the EU", Davis said. (more...)
Sir Richard Branson riding out Hurricane Irma on his private island Sir Richard Branson riding out Hurricane Irma on his private island
- September 12, 2017

Branson and his son both took to social media after the hurricane to show the destruction. Branson said all the colleagues who joined him in the wine cellar were safe, and that "very, very fortunately" the structure held firm. About 95 percent of the tiny island of Barbuda, southeast from Necker Island, sustained damage, according to Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda. (more...)
Irma downgraded to tropical storm, but what do we expect for SC? Irma downgraded to tropical storm, but what do we expect for SC?
- September 12, 2017

As of Thursday afternoon, more than 650,000 coastal residents of Miami-Dade county have been ordered to evacuate by Mayor Carlos Gimenez, according to the Miami Herald . "Shingles are coming off". ALLEN: Well, now, it's a little bit north of Naples, heading toward Fort Myers, another populous area here in Florida. About 800 flights had been canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which remained operational Monday as its staff monitored storm conditions with help ... (more...)
More than 10000 flights canceled due to Irma More than 10000 flights canceled due to Irma
- September 12, 2017

But because of Irma's counter-clockwise winds thrashing the peninsula's east coast, airports from Miami to Jacksonville closed Saturday evening. Forecasters say tropical force winds will then descend on Georgia late Monday, possibly reaching into the Atlanta area - which will likely impact Delta flights to and from Atlanta, the carrier said. (more...)
Miss Texas Did Not Hold Back About President Trump's Response to Charlottesville Miss Texas Did Not Hold Back About President Trump's Response to Charlottesville
- September 12, 2017

Wood said it was "obvious" that Charlottesville was an act of terrorism and that the president should have made a statement addressing the issue earlier. Wood could have kept her answer very generic and neutral but instead, she set a commendable example of how to use your platform to speak out against social injustice and stand up for what's right. (more...)
Hurricane Katia forms in Gulf off Mexico's coast Hurricane Katia forms in Gulf off Mexico's coast
- September 12, 2017

Meanwhile, Hurricane Katia formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. "I'm glad Floridians are taking it very seriously", said Colorado State University meteorology professor Phil Klotzbach. El NiƱo is a naturally occurring phenomenon characterized by warmer-than-normal water in the eastern Pacific equatorial region. "This forecast. has the usual-large-uncertainties at the long forecast range", said the Hurricane Center. (more...)
Storm hits Florida Keys Storm hits Florida Keys
- September 12, 2017

There were no immediate confirmed reports of any deaths in Florida , in addition to the 24 people killed during Irma's destructive trek across the Caribbean. Those conditions exist in places such as Biscayne Bay, which is near Miami and is especially susceptible to storm surge, he said. The most severe storm surge is projected for a more than 200-mile stretch of southern Florida coast from Miami to north of Fort Myers, while the Florida Keys also are expected to see significant surge. (more...)
UN Security Council to vote Monday on weakened North Korea sanctions - diplomats
- September 12, 2017

Britain and France - permanent Security Council members along with the US, China and Russian Federation - have given Washington their unequivocal backing. Kang dismissed the possibility of reintroducing American tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula to deter North Korean security threats. Geng also urged a renewal of talks with North Korea, in keeping with long-standing Chinese policy, and said Beijing opposed unilateral measures such as those imposed by the USA that would punish ... (more...)
Trump Sets Emergency Aid in Motion in Deal That Upsets His Party Trump Sets Emergency Aid in Motion in Deal That Upsets His Party
- September 11, 2017

During a White House meeting on Wednesday involving Trump, Pelosi, Schumer, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the president and the Democratic leaders agreed to pursue legislation to end the need for regular debt ceiling increases, people familiar with the meeting said. (more...)
Power outages beginning for some in southwest Florida Power outages beginning for some in southwest Florida
- September 11, 2017

Florida Power & Light CEO Eric Silagy said at a news conference that he expects full power restoration after the storm to take "multi-weeks", as it did after the Category 5 Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida in 1992. Despite the investments made, it's still forecasting a record blackout, with 9 million people projected to lose power-or more than 40 percent of the state's population. (more...)
Prince William Speaks out During First Appearance Since Pregnancy Announcement Prince William Speaks out During First Appearance Since Pregnancy Announcement
- September 11, 2017

William and Kate already are parents to their 4-year-old son, Prince George and 2-year-old daughter, Princess Charlotte . The Duchess , who is being cared for at Kensington Palace , has hyperemesis gravidarum , as she did in her previous pregnancies. (more...)
April baby will help Royal Family usher in spring April baby will help Royal Family usher in spring
- September 11, 2017

Prince William and Duchess Kate have undoubtedly housed similar worries as other parents about their child entering school . The Duchess of Cambridge: the most STUNNING Royal ever? Is she the most stunning Princess the Royal family has ever seen? While we don't know how far gone the Duchess is just yet, it is now reported that she is considering giving birth to their third child at home, away from the world's press. (more...)
USA: Senator Supports Bernie Sanders Health Bill USA: Senator Supports Bernie Sanders Health Bill
- September 11, 2017

The issue has emerged as a key test for 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls. Sen. Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersHillary Clinton to sit down with CBS's Jane Pauley on Sunday Dem lawmaker on Clinton criticizing Sanders in new book: "Don't go there" Publisher pulls book from Clinton's pastor over plagiarism MORE (I-Vt.) will unveil his " Medicare for all " bill on Wednesday, his office announced Friday. (more...)
California sues over end to immigration program California sues over end to immigration program
- September 11, 2017

More than 200,000 Dreamers live in California. He also argues that using that information would violate the legal principle of equitable estoppel, which essentially protects against a "bait and switch", in this case giving Dreamers reason to believe their personal information wouldn't be used against them and then doing so anyway. (more...)
Rihanna Bursts into Fashion Show on a Damn Motorcycle Rihanna Bursts into Fashion Show on a Damn Motorcycle
- September 11, 2017

Booth, style and fashion news director at The Hollywood Reporter, captured a video of Rihanna's runway bow, which consisted of the singer smiling and waving to the audience from the back of a motorbike. After the models strutted, Rihanna rode on the back of a bike in true rock star form with one hand displaying the sign of the horns and her tongue sticking out. (more...)

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