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Officials urge patience as Florida towns re-open after Irma

Officials urge patience as Florida towns re-open after Irma As Irma rolled in, Cuban soldiers went through coastal towns to force people to evacuate, taking people to shelters at government buildings and schools - and even caves. It will likely dissipate from Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center said. A tropical storm watch has been issued for the southeast corner of the state, including the Dothan area. [Full Article...]

Town of Ramapo wants Amazon's proposed new headquarters

Town of Ramapo wants Amazon's proposed new headquarters Boston is getting consideration due to its proximity to Harvard and MIT, an airport with good connections to Seattle and Washington, D.C., and a low cost of living, according to Bloomberg's source. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wasn't shy about voicing his support for Amazon setting up shop in the city. Amazon wants a city of at least 1 million residents. [Full Article...]

Britain unconditionally committed to maintaining European security: official document

Britain unconditionally committed to maintaining European security: official document Underlining that Britain has the largest defense and development budgets in Europe , officials will press what they consider to be one of their strongest arguments - that the government can offer defense and security support to the EU. "In recent years, the European Union has helped achieve crucial foreign policy goals - from bringing Iran to the negotiating table, to uniting in response to Russi... [Full Article...]

Hawaii is one of the happiest states in the US

Hawaii is one of the happiest states in the US Previous studies have found that good economic, emotional, physical and social health are all key to a well-balanced and fulfilled life. California is supposedly suffering under high taxes and high costs, but a new study finds residents of the Golden State are the fourth happiest in America. [Full Article...]

Up next: Hurricane Jose and where it's headed

Up next: Hurricane Jose and where it's headed Damage appeared to be severe in the Florida Keys, where Irma first came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of up to 130 mph (215 kph) in the early hours of Sunday, the paper quoted Monroe County Emergency Director Martin Senterfitt as saying. [Full Article...]

US National Debt Exceeds $20T After Congress, Trump Approve Debt Limit Bill

McConnell said that Democrats "spiked the ball in the end zone a little too early" on the deal and that it was "not quite as good as my counterpart thought it was", referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Trump to accept the Democratic proffer. But with a debt ceiling vote pushed to 2018, he said, "it decreases the amount of leverage they have". Delaying the debt-ceiling fight into 2018... [Full Article...]

Devastating videos show Hurricane Irma as it rips through Florida

Devastating videos show Hurricane Irma as it rips through Florida The first aerial images have come in of the extensive damage left by Hurricane Irma in South Florida and the Florida Keys , where county administrators said an "astounding recovery effort" that will soon involve an aircraft carrier is beginning Monday. [Full Article...]

NHC: Hurricane Jose not a concern to the US

NHC: Hurricane Jose not a concern to the US Hurricane Jose is now expected to make a full and complete circle, ultimately redirecting its movement toward the west and closer to the USA east coast. "On the forecast track, the centre of Jose will remain well to the east-northeast of the Bahamas through Wednesday", the NHC said. Possibilities include direct impacts to the mid-Atlantic, New England or Atlantic Canada. [Full Article...]

Merkel in diplomatic push on North Korea, to speak with Putin: spokesman

Merkel in diplomatic push on North Korea, to speak with Putin: spokesman There are about 100,000 North Korean citizens working overseas, earning the regime about US$500 million each year. The measure is unlikely to have a significant impact on the North Korean military or nuclear weapons program, according to a report Tuesday by the Nautilus Institute, a think tank that specializes in energy issues. [Full Article...]

Aerial images of damage to the Florida Keys by Hurricane Irma

Aerial images of damage to the Florida Keys by Hurricane Irma Irma tied Florida Keys (1935), Gilbert (1988), and Wilma (2005) for the second strongest maximum winds of all-time for an Atlantic hurricane when it topped out at 185 miles per hour. "We've had places flooded that have never flooded before", she said. "You will not survive all of this storm surge ". The storm made its first US landfall at 9:10 a.m. [Full Article...]

Sagrada Familia Church Evacuate After False Alarm in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia Church Evacuate After False Alarm in Barcelona Meanwhile, a bomb squad arrived at the scene, too, to check out the suspicious van that caused all the chaos, according to RT News. The terror cell that inflicted the carnage was planning much larger attack, including the bombing of the Sagrada Família, a suspect told a court after his arrest. [Full Article...]

Seattle Mayor to resign amid sex abuse allegations

Seattle Mayor to resign amid sex abuse allegations A statement was expected to be released later in the day. Murray continues to deny all the accusations. He said Murray lived with them in Medford, NY, for about a year in the mid-1970s. An election to replace Mr. Murray permanently is already in full swing, with two candidates - Jenny Durkan, a former United States attorney, and Cary Moon, an urban planner, engineer and local activist - vying ... [Full Article...]

Election commission meeting to be held today at Saint Anselm

Election commission meeting to be held today at Saint Anselm The Kansas secretary of state told reporters after the meeting that such claims are "bizarre" because they assume the commission can perform a "Jedi mind trick" on state legislatures to make them adopt its recommendations. But Dunlap eviscerated Kobach's claims during the commission meeting. "But it is legal in New Hampshire for you to have a MA driver's license, and have MA plates on your c... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court temporarily allows part of Trump Muslim travel ban

Supreme Court temporarily allows part of Trump Muslim travel ban At issue is whether the president can block a group of about 24,000 refugees, who have assurances from sponsors, from entering the United States. The justices exempted those with a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship" to a USA person or entity from the refugee ban, which affects those from anywhere in the world, and the 90-day travel ban from six Muslim-majority countries. [Full Article...]

Iran says Rohingya tragedy sounds alarm for death of Nobel Peace Prize

Iran says Rohingya tragedy sounds alarm for death of Nobel Peace Prize India has said that illegal immigrants like Myanmar's Rohingyas pose security risks to the nation. The latest security operation in Rakhine state follows attacks by militants on 25 August against 30 police posts. "The government of Myanmar fully shares the concern of the global community regarding the displacement and suffering of all communities affected by the latest escalation of violence i... [Full Article...]

No federal charges for officers in Freddie Gray case

No federal charges for officers in Freddie Gray case That review led to five of the officers being charged with violating internal Baltimore Police policies. Goodson, who drove the van, was the sole officer charged with murder. All of the officers pleaded not guilty and none was convicted. Two were acquitted in bench trials. Marilyn Mosby, the State's Attorney for Baltimore, dropped the remaining three state cases. [Full Article...]

Huckabee Sanders: Trump 'Proud of the Decision' to Fire Comey

While promoting her personal campaign autopsy, Clinton has laid blame on individuals she thinks contributed to the downfall of her campaign, including her primary challenger, Sen. Sanders, who seemed prepared for the question, said she was unaware whether Trump is going to read the book, entitled " What Happened ". But before ending the briefing, Sanders was asked if Bannon tried to warn Presid... [Full Article...]

Deadly Hurricane Irma leaves the Caribbean as Hurricane Jose turns north

Deadly Hurricane Irma leaves the Caribbean as Hurricane Jose turns north The highest point on the Florida Keys is about 18 feet above sea level, so a significant storm surge could flood the entire Keys. The historic storm is so wide that authorities faced destructive storm surges on both coasts of Florida and the Keys as it follows a path north toward Georgia. [Full Article...]

United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea

United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea On Monday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies capped. "My delegation condemns in the strongest terms, and categorically rejects, the latest illegal and unlawful UN Security Council resolution", Song said. [Full Article...]

North Korea Receiving Russian Supplies Despite sanctions

North Korea Receiving Russian Supplies Despite sanctions The United States and its allies had pushed for new sanctions to increase pressure on North Korea to agree to negotiations. In a decision backed by China and Russian Federation, the UNSC has put a ban on textile exports and has also restricted the shipment of oil products. [Full Article...]


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