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Hydro One, Toronto Hydro sending crews to Florida

Hydro One, Toronto Hydro sending crews to Florida Florida Power & Light sent out by tweet Tuesday morning that power on Florida's east coast could be restored by the end of the weekend, with the possible exception of exception of areas hit by tornadoes, flooding and severe damage. More: Hurricane Irma: What's happening in Pensacola Monday? "It's safe to say that", said spokesman Bryan Garner. The utility has about 3,400 employees working o... [Full Article...]

Woman shot homeless man who asked her to move Porsche

Woman shot homeless man who asked her to move Porsche When Melton walked away, Quackenbush escorted her friend from the Porsche, bringing her firearm with her for safety. According to police Ms Quackenbush got out of her vehicle with a gun and the argument continued. Katie Quackenbush has posted a $25,000 bond and is out of jail. "She has a son", Jesse Quackenbush said. Melton then approached Quackenbush and her friend in the vehicle. [Full Article...]

Brexit bill passes first major test as gov't wins vote

Brexit bill passes first major test as gov't wins vote On the same day, the the Scottish Parliament's European committee met with The European Commission's Chief Negotiator for Brexit , Michel Barnier, to discuss the progress in the negotiations between the United Kingdom and EU. The bill has been given the above name because it resembles a statutory law that the Tudor monarch used as a tool to push through a whole raft of policies through parliament... [Full Article...]

Macron on his way to Hurricane ravaged St Martin

Macron on his way to Hurricane ravaged St Martin Almost a third of all buildings on the Dutch half of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin were destroyed and more than 90 percent damaged by Hurricane Irma , the Dutch Red Cross said on Tuesday. " Emmanuel Macron will leave to Saint Martin on Tuesday morning with goods and reinforcements", French interior minister Gerard Collomb told journalists on Sunday after a meeting with Macron at the Elyse... [Full Article...]

The Breach: Trump's DACA Repeal Is a Ticking Time Bomb

The Breach: Trump's DACA Repeal Is a Ticking Time Bomb The problem, as the current administration rightly sees it, is that Mr. Obama did not have the authority to unilaterally enact the policy. A new study sheds light on the impact of rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program on immigrant mothers and their children's health. [Full Article...]

Qatar says has not missed any oil or gas shipments since Gulf crisis

Qatar says has not missed any oil or gas shipments since Gulf crisis On Monday, activists reported on social media that the Saudi authorities had detained more than 20 Muslim preachers and scholars for unspecified reasons. Muslim cleric Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, 60, was reportedly taken into custody on Saturday, just days after he took to Twitter to welcome reports that Saudi and Qatari royals had made contact after months of their prolonged dispute. [Full Article...]

Couple, son killed at volcanic crater near Naples

Couple, son killed at volcanic crater near Naples It is not immediately clear if the family died as a result of being overcome by gases or were killed as the result of an explosion of super-heated mud. Emergency crews were said to have arrived within minutes of the tragedy. Other details about the incident were unclear. The tragedy is said to have unfolded when the older son walked into a prohibited area at Solfatara near Naples in the countr... [Full Article...]

UC Berkeley police officer cites street vendor, takes cash

UC Berkeley police officer cites street vendor, takes cash The video was shot by Martin Flores as U.C. Berkeley police cited the food vendor after a Cal game. Flores was outraged by the incident because he felt Aranas went after Juan because he was an easy target. "I hope for this single act of injustice, Juan is lifted up by enough support to turn this moment of discouragement into a moment of encouragement", wrote another. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council steps up sanctions on North Korea

UN Security Council steps up sanctions on North Korea The much stronger version proposed by the USA last week, included the first asset freeze directed at Kim Jong-un, a complete ban on oil sales to his regime, and a mandate for warships from any member state to inspect ships suspected of carrying contraband to or from North Korea , and to enforce inspect using "all necessary measures". [Full Article...]

Should we be anxious about Hurricane Jose?

Should we be anxious about Hurricane Jose? Hurricane Jose weakened ma bit Monday night as it began to do a loop-the-loop in the Atlantic Ocean that will end up moving it closer to the East Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center . These prediction models put Jose anywhere from SC to Newfoundland, or Jose could even move back out into the ocean. "The three-day cone still has it to the east of us moving parallel". [Full Article...]

Mexico Pulls Aid Out Of Texas After Earthquake, Hurricane

Mexico Pulls Aid Out Of Texas After Earthquake, Hurricane Though the Mexican government announced in late August that it would offer aid to the thousands of victims of Hurricane Harvey in the United States, the nation's foreign ministry announced Monday that it would rescind that offer following the devastation wrought by a deadly natural disaster and a Category 2 hurricane late last week. [Full Article...]

Pilot survives after small plane hits tree, crashes

Pilot survives after small plane hits tree, crashes CCTV released by Plainville Police Department shows the moment the small plane flies low over the vehicle park, its wings shifting left and right unsteadily. Bristol, Conn., resident Dave Thayer, who often visits Robertson to watch landings and takeoffs, was near the northern end of the parking lot when he saw the plane approaching from the south. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma climbs Florida coast, unsafe storm surges feared

Hurricane Irma climbs Florida coast, unsafe storm surges feared It tore along the island's northern shore for some 200 miles (322 km) -lashing tourist resorts on the island's pristine keys - before turning northward to batter Florida. "This is a life-threatening situation". Florida Power & Light, the largest utility in the state, reported 3.6 million customer accounts were out. [Full Article...]

Nearly 6.9 million without power in US Southeast after Irma - utilities

Nearly 6.9 million without power in US Southeast after Irma - utilities Before Jose's slight weakening, the Atlantic had two hurricanes with winds of more than 150 miles per hour at the same time for the first time on record, Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach said Friday. Scott has called up and sent out 7,000 National Guardsmen across the state, some of whom have been dispatched to the more than 400 shelters that have been set up. [Full Article...]

Police first in queue as public sector pay cap axed

Police first in queue as public sector pay cap axed Although the figures are an increase, they still fall well below inflation. Police will receive a 1% hike in basic pay along with a 1% non-consolidated increase for 2017/18 - a one-year lump sum which will not necessarily be continued in future years. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom charges soldiers and civilian as neo-Nazis

United Kingdom charges soldiers and civilian as neo-Nazis National Action was the first extreme far-right group to be banned by UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd past year. "The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led and there was no risk to the public's safety", the police statement said. He is accused of posting National Action branded stickers at the Aston University campus in Birmingham on 9 July 2016. Vehvilainen was also charged with posses... [Full Article...]

Hope Hicks to be named White House communications director

Hope Hicks to be named White House communications director Sean Spicer, the former White House Press Secretary, took over as communications director role before he resigned when Mr. Scaramucci was hired on July 21. The 28-year-old Greenwich, Connecticut native, who was appointed to the position on an interim basis in August, will officially lead the administration's communications office, Bloomberg first reported Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose to turn a half-loop in Atlantic

Hurricane Jose to turn a half-loop in Atlantic That swell fills in for many locations on Tuesday and continues Wednesday . Irma is no longer a tropical weather system, but widespread rains continue from Tennessee to the Carolinas. That being said, let's take a look at some of the good and bad with Jose. But don't be fooled: Jose's track is far from definite as of Monday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Texas A&M Weather Expert weighs in on active hurricane season

Texas A&M Weather Expert weighs in on active hurricane season Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane with a top wind speed of 132 miles per hour, recorded in Port Aransas, Texas. "We expect a meaningful drag on key growth indicators over the next two months, including a temporary drag on September payrolls growth of 20,000 - or as much as 100,000 - if severe storm effects persist into next week", it said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Dissipating storm Katia kills two in mudslide in eastern Mexico

Dissipating storm Katia kills two in mudslide in eastern Mexico Hurricane Irma is days from striking the mainland United States, but the Category 5 storm is already the strongest forecasters have ever seen develop in the Atlantic basin, according to the National Hurricane Center . The storm is moving at 14 mph with 150 mph sustained winds and gusts up to 180 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and tropical-storm... [Full Article...]


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