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Power outages hit more than 840000 Georgia customers Power outages hit more than 840000 Georgia customers
- September 13, 2017

Georgia Power reported 523,000 outages, and Georgia EMC, a trade group that represents electrical utility cooperatives, said nearly 321,000 homes and businesses were without power in its service areas. Georgia Power tweeted at about about 2 p.m. that they'd work to update the public again as soon as conditions were "clear and safe for crews to work in". (more...)
Edith Windsor Dies: Same-Sex Marriage Activist Was 88 Edith Windsor Dies: Same-Sex Marriage Activist Was 88
- September 13, 2017

Her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor made the announcement but did not share the cause of death . My heart broke hearing that Windsor had passed, and then soared at the thought of her being reunited with her beloved Thea. Windsor had a master's degree in mathematics and later became a technology manager at IBM, an IT firm. There was one story that gained national attention of a deportation proceeding of a gay Colombian man despite being legally married to a USA citizen that was stopped ... (more...)
Putin agrees to revise proposal for United Nations force in Ukraine Putin agrees to revise proposal for United Nations force in Ukraine
- September 13, 2017

In the third month of Donald Trump's presidency, Vladimir Putin dispatched one of his diplomats to the State Department to deliver a bold proposition: the full normalization of relations between the United States and Russian Federation across all major branches of government. (more...)
United Kingdom has 'duty' to Hurricane Irma-hit islands United Kingdom has 'duty' to Hurricane Irma-hit islands
- September 13, 2017

But with an aerial photograph, NASA captured another indication of the storm's devastation - it changed the color of some Caribbean islands. "We have maintained and kept law and order on the BVI, which at one point, could have dramatically threatened the already unfortunate plight of those who had been hit by the hurricane", he said . (more...)
Plano shooting vicitm's parents: 'He was not moving on and she was' Plano shooting vicitm's parents: 'He was not moving on and she was'
- September 13, 2017

After she left him, and only a few days before he shot her, he asked a friend, "How can the one person you're supposed to love more than life itself end up being the one person you hate more than life itself?" The day before the shooting, Lane talked to her daughter on the phone. (more...)
Interstate I-75 might close due to flooding, detour map available Interstate I-75 might close due to flooding, detour map available
- September 13, 2017

But the Florida Department of Transportation is recommending drivers already start avoiding, if they can, the impacted section of I-75. That would be bad news for Florida residents trying to head back to the Sunshine State since it's one of the primary north-south corridors in the Georgia. (more...)
US Issues Visa Restrictions to Eritrea, Guinea US Issues Visa Restrictions to Eritrea, Guinea
- September 13, 2017

The move comes as President Donald Trump's administration places visa restrictions on four African and Asian nations that have refused to accept citizens deported from the U.S. In each case, there are exceptions for citizens of the four nations who apply for visas from outside their countries, as well as exceptions on humanitarian grounds or for travel "deemed in the interest of the United States". (more...)
Regulators take step to ban Delaware River gas fracking Regulators take step to ban Delaware River gas fracking
- September 13, 2017

Banning fracking but allowing the dumping of fracking waste undoes the whole objective of the ban in the first place, which is to protect our water. The resolution before the basin commission says that fracking "presents risks, vulnerabilities and impacts to surface and ground water resources across the country". (more...)
Notre Dame Unranked After First Loss Of The Season Notre Dame Unranked After First Loss Of The Season
- September 13, 2017

Considering our offensive line still isn't the unit we need them to be, those numbers are pretty impressive. We had been hearing for months of how fans were going to invade South Bend. As an aside, second-year Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is one of nine head coaches from a Power 5 Conference who is coaching at his alma mater (Class of '98). (more...)
Baker Mayfield Owns Ohio Stadium? Apple's Siri Says So Baker Mayfield Owns Ohio Stadium? Apple's Siri Says So
- September 13, 2017

Mayfield finished the game with 386 passing yards on 27-35 passing with three touchdowns, all of which came after halftime. Fitzsimmons said the fans were eventually removed from their seats and Mayfield kept going on delivering a win to Oklahoma. (more...)
Police respond to possible school shooting in Washington Police respond to possible school shooting in Washington
- September 13, 2017

All Freeman School District and all Spokane School District schools went into lockdown. The ages and extent of injuries at not known. Dozens of vehicles including ambulances and a LifeFlight helicopter responded to the scene. "At least 4 shots". The Spokane County Sheriff's Office cautioned for people to avoid the area as they investigate the area. This is a developing story and will be updated . (more...)
Woman Picks Up Surprise Passenger on Her Commute Woman Picks Up Surprise Passenger on Her Commute
- September 13, 2017

Thinking the poor animal had died, Knox continued on her 20-mile trip to work. In a post on Facebook, she said she hit the animal, heard a "crunch", and thought she had killed it. Ms Knox had driven all the way "at highway speeds" from Airdrie to Calgary, about 35km (21 miles). They released him in Kananaskis. No word on what the coyote did when he got home, but our guess is that he slammed a six-pack of Pabst and smoked every last cigarette that he could find. (more...)
Louis police investigating second homicide in north city Louis police investigating second homicide in north city
- September 13, 2017

Police say 2 male victims were shot, one being declared deceased at the scene. He later showed up at Barnes Hospital where he died from his wounds. In a separate shooting around 6:15 pm on Adelaide, a 6-year-old male was shot in the head. (more...)
1 dead, 3 treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in Daytona Beach 1 dead, 3 treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in Daytona Beach
- September 13, 2017

Three other victims found inside were rushed to Florida Hospital South for advanced life support. But Williamson said, '(they) are really not looking so good right now'. "If you are running a generator and begin to feel sick, dizzy, light-headed, or experiencing flu-like symptoms, please get fresh air immediately". The first deputy inside the door was overcome by the carbon monoxide fumes from the generator inside. (more...)
MI teenager 'shot mother after row over puppy' MI teenager 'shot mother after row over puppy'
- September 13, 2017

Lisa Willson was shot in her sleep. The Lansing State Journal reports that Ingham County sheriff's detective Charles Buckland testified Monday that Lisa Willson told her son Thursday evening that a puppy he found would have to go to his father's home in Dansville. (more...)
3 questioned in Boston Common shooting released, police say 3 questioned in Boston Common shooting released, police say
- September 13, 2017

Police said two suspects were in custody. Investigators say at least one of the suspects drove off on a moped and another ran onto the underground Green Line tracks at Arlington. Emerson College, which is located near the Common, sent out an alert warning students and faculty about a shooting near campus. "If on campus go to nearest room, lock doors & silence phone". (more...)
Berkeley OKs Pepper Spray Use by Police Berkeley OKs Pepper Spray Use by Police
- September 13, 2017

Four political demonstrations have turned violent in Berkeley since February, prompting officers to come up with new strategies to control rowdy and sometimes unsafe crowds. The chief's memo cited four recent events - on February 1, March 4, April 15 and August 27 - when large, coordinated groups of masked attackers went on rampages as police futilely waved batons and shot projectiles, smoke bombs and tear gas. (more...)
UN Official Urges Palestinian Parties To Seize Positive Momentum To Reach Agreement UN Official Urges Palestinian Parties To Seize Positive Momentum To Reach Agreement
- September 13, 2017

The delegation, which included Hamas chief Ismail Haniya and Yahya al-Sinwar, the Hamas prime minister of Gaza, discussed enhancing Egypt-Hamas relations, in addition to easing a 10-year-old blockade of the territory imposed by Egypt and Israel. (more...)
RSS Will Accept Supreme Court's Ayodhya Verdict: Mohan Bhagwat RSS Will Accept Supreme Court's Ayodhya Verdict: Mohan Bhagwat
- September 13, 2017

The RSS chief, who spoke on the activities of the organisation, spoke at some length on "Hinduness", which he said accepted everyone, irrespective of what the person wore or ate. After the murder , Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had even blamed the Sangh ideology, saying, "Anybody who speaks against the ideology of the BJP-RSS is pressured, beaten, attacked and even killed". (more...)
We've got a long way to go on North Korea: Bishop We've got a long way to go on North Korea: Bishop
- September 13, 2017

China, North Korea's closest diplomatic ally and largest trading partner, is seen as key to solving the standoff with Pyongyang. Frustrated US lawmakers called at a House hearing on Tuesday for a "supercharged" response to North Korea and said Washington should act alone if necessary to stiffen sanctions on Chinese firms and any country doing business with Pyongyang. (more...)
Trump to host six senators from both parties for White House dinner Trump to host six senators from both parties for White House dinner
- September 13, 2017

Though, Ryan is now the support of most Republicans who asserts that the speaker's hold on his post is plausive, it however remains unclear how long he can maintain his grip with Trump in the saddle as GOP's right flank which sparked the resignation of former Speaker John Boehner in 2015 is starting to agitate against Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . (more...)
Flynn could face new Russiagate pressure as Dems allege he concealed contacts Flynn could face new Russiagate pressure as Dems allege he concealed contacts
- September 13, 2017

The deal was to build nuclear power plants in the Middle East by partnering with Russia's nuclear power agency, and including meetings with Middle East officials to discuss it. The representatives are asked that the documents be provided by October 4. A Statement from Thomas Cochran of ACU confirmed that Flynn traveled to Egypt and Israel in 2015. (more...)
Obama's Taking Action To Get Young People Engaged In Their Communities Obama's Taking Action To Get Young People Engaged In Their Communities
- September 13, 2017

Among the people who have been invited to the summit is Mumbai-based Trisha Shetty, the founder of SheSays, an NGO which aims at helping victims of sexual abuse, and promotes gender equality and further the rights of women. Over the last nine months, the Foundation has been soliciting input from people in Chicago, all over the country, and around the world to learn about what's working in your communities and to identify barriers to civic participation. (more...)
Israel's gay wedding scandal: Lawmaker resigns after attending nephew's same-sex marriage Israel's gay wedding scandal: Lawmaker resigns after attending nephew's same-sex marriage
- September 13, 2017

I told my kids: Know that we are going to make him happy because he is the son of my sister and I want to hug my sister but the Torah says it is forbidden and abominable". Same-sex weddings held in Israel are not sanctioned by the state, and only Orthodox rabbis can issue marriage licences. Gay couples in the country often travel abroad to marry, as Israel does recognise same-sex marriages from overseas. (more...)
Almost 370000 Rohingya Fled Myanmar to Bangladesh Since August 25 Almost 370000 Rohingya Fled Myanmar to Bangladesh Since August 25
- September 13, 2017

While Washington has been a staunch supporter of Myanmar's transition from decades of harsh military rule being led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate has been criticized as doing too little to stop the violence. Uzbekistan is concerned about the situation in Myanmar, especially the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country, the statement said. (more...)
Cabinet Approves Release of Additional 1% Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees Cabinet Approves Release of Additional 1% Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees
- September 13, 2017

The approvals were made when Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired his first Cabinet meeting after the expansion of the council of ministers. This will benefit about 4.93vmillion central government employees and 6.12 million pensioners. The combined impact on the exchequer on the account would be Rs3,068.26 crore per annum and Rs 2,045.50 crore. The Seventh Pay Commission examined 197 allowances for Central government employees and recommended abolition of 53 allowances and subsuming 37 in ... (more...)
State prepares to put condemned OH killer of 2 to death State prepares to put condemned OH killer of 2 to death
- September 13, 2017

Outside the prison in Lucasville, anti-execution activists tolled bells to mark his death, which the Associated Press recorded at 10:54 a.m. He spent his last hours calling his family and friends. Otte will be housed in a cell near the death chamber for the rest of Tuesday and early Wednesday. Otte stole $413 from Wasikowski and $45, a auto and a checkbook from Kostura, according to court documents. (more...)
Juncker urges European Union to strike trade deals with Australia, NZ Juncker urges European Union to strike trade deals with Australia, NZ
- September 13, 2017

This is seen as essential to get member states to agree new rules on asylum to share out responsibilities and give more help to genuine refugees. There had been speculation that the talks could be moved to accommodate a major speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on the issue of Europe. (more...)
Ten people died as Hurricane Irma battered Cuba Ten people died as Hurricane Irma battered Cuba
- September 13, 2017

French president Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild the wrecked island of St Martin following devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and to diversify its economy away from tourism. "It's been very useful to see for myself what awful damage this storm has done and in this way to also show the population of St. Martin and the governor and prime minister that we stand together here as a kingdom and that we will solve this together", he told reporters. (more...)
Hurricane Irma climbs Florida coast, risky storm surges feared Hurricane Irma climbs Florida coast, risky storm surges feared
- September 13, 2017

While the eye of the hurricane was 200 miles away from Charleston, S.C., it nonetheless produced a storm surge in the historic city. "This is a storm of enormous destructive power, and I ask everyone in the storm's path to pay heed to all instructions from government officials", Trump said . (more...)

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