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With Irma Already Looming, Another Tropical Storm Forms in the Atlantic

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As of 5 p.m. this afternoon, Jose was moving west at 16 miles per hour, and the National Hurricane Center expects that motion to continue over the next two days. A hurricane watch is typically issued 48 hours before tropical-storm-force winds arrive, and the classification means hurricane conditions could occur in the area. Read More »

Military strikes against North Korea 'not first choice'

The U.S.is seeking to increase diplomatic pressure on the rogue state following last weekend's nuclear missile test, the most recent conducted by the regime of Kim Jong-Un. He stressed that the nuclear crisis must be solved diplomatically. That puts President Xi Jinping of China in a particularly hard position. China's agreement is critical for an oil embargo, as it is the North's biggest supplier of fuel. Read More »

Trump, Turnbull discuss North Korea in call

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today the prospect of a war in Korea is the greatest it's been since the Korean War ended. Another potential land mine for Tuesday's call is it will be their first conversation since video was leaked of Mr Turnbull poking fun of Mr Trump at Parliament House's Mid-Winter Ball in June. Read More »

India, Japan condemn North Korea's nuke test

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South Korea's Defense Minister Song Young-moo and his counterpart Itsunori Onodera shared the view that the North's sixth nuclear test is a clear violation of U.N. India and Japan have made a decision to enhance their naval cooperation that will include training for anti-submarine warfare amid the increased control of China in the Indian Ocean Region. Read More »

Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia

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Ether of these tracks would result in some damage to Florida crops, especially citrus and sugarcane. Because 90 percent of goods in the USA territory are imported, they can't rely on stores to quickly restock. Irma has quickly become one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes ever recorded, with wind speeds of 185 miles per hour. The US territory of Puerto Rico had declared a state of emergency and residents feared the island's electrical system was vulnerable to weeks or ... Read More »

Begala: Why Trump caved to Pelosi and Schumer

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Republican leaders, however, had expressed before the meeting that they wanted a more substantial debt ceiling deal. Communicating separately on Wednesday afternoon, the minority congressional leaders and the majority president said they agreed to the package during their meeting. Read More »

Nikki Haley: Kim Jong Un is 'begging for war'

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Seoul has pledged to lobby the United Nations to stop foreign crude supplies to North Korea . "We want to give a message to the USA that it is not the time for a dialogue, but a time to send a strong message now", he added. Ahead of the meeting with Mr Putin, he said the situation could get out of hand if North Korea's missile and nuclear tests are not stopped. At the time, the USA military had roughly 100 such pieces of ordinance stationed in South Korea . Read More »

North Korea should learn from fall of Saddam Hussein, Putin says

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The most recent measures, imposed last month following Pyongyang's July firing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that apparently brought much of the USA mainland into range, zeroed in on the economy. "Pyongyang's missile and nuclear program is a crude violation of UN Security Council resolutions, undermines the non-proliferation regime and creates a threat to the security of northeastern Asia", Putin said at a joint news conference. Read More »

Driver in South Philadelphia block party crash faces DUI charge

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Monday. Four women, whose ages range from 57 to 94, were taken to nearby hospitals, according to the station. The broadcaster added that at least eight people had been sent to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The victims were hospitalized in the district hospital. No arrests have yet been made, though the female driver is expected to face DUI charges. One of the victims is said to be a pregnant women about 6-8 months along. Read More »

National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman: my karaoke nights with Kim Jong

The former basketball star Rodman, 56, described horse-riding and family meals filled with laughter after striking up an unlikely friendship with the 33-year-old dictator based on their love of basketball and music. Song said Monday he would like the United States to consider redeploying nuclear weapons to the peninsula as threats from North Korea intensify. When Morgan brought up Kim's frequent threats of annihilating the US with nuclear weapons and called him a repressive dictator, Rodman ... Read More »

TS Katia becomes 3rd named storm now in Atlantic

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It's the 10th tropical storm of the season with maximum sustained winds of 60mph. Jose has winds of 75 miles per hour and is quickly strengthening. The closest land mass Jose will approach is the northern Leeward Islands, the same ones Irma just devastated. Read More »

Donald Trump vs Kim Jong-un: Who said it?

Kim Jong-un would also have his assets frozen, and be banned from travelling. The U.S. -led resolution would also extend an asset freeze to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and four other individuals in Kim's inner circle, as well as to national airline Air Koryo and a number of military entities. Read More »

Putin: Hysteria over N. Korea may lead to planetary catastrophe

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Vladimir Putin has warned of a "global planetary catastrophe " with many victims unless a solution is found to the North Korea crisis , rejecting the idea of imposing further sanctions on Pyongyang. In fact, the USA recently imposed sanctions on Russia over its interference in the 2016 US election, when Russian hackers meddled with the system to favor the elected USA president. Read More »

Russian Federation does not recognize North Korea's nuclear status

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The plan, which would see Pyongyang suspend its nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a halt in joint US-South Korean military drills, was previously rejected by Washington. Kim may be using Xi "like a cue ball in billiards", Cabestan said, "in order to get negotiations with the United States". China and Russian Federation should come up with new ideas and proposals for further practical cooperation, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang has said. Read More »

Russian Federation reserves right to further cut United States diplomatic mission - Putin

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Weapons experts say it's nearly impossible to verify if the warhead and missile could be successfully paired unless North Korea were to fire a nuclear-tipped ICBM. "We should make North Korea understand that it has no bright future if it continues its current path, and change its current policy". North Korea nuclear tests: time to panic yet? South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Moscow and Seoul have agreed to develop projects involving North Korea. Read More »

Anger among Irish as Trump ends protections for undocumented youth

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Some Republicans in Congress , led by Sen. Sanders also defended the six-month delay in saying that if Congress can't do its job and sign "responsible" immigration reform rather than just legalizing DACA's standing, then " they should get out of the way and let somebody else take their job". Read More »

Russian Federation initiates legal action against U.S. over seizure of diplomatic perimeters

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Vladimir Putin stated that the escalating crisis over North Korea's weapons program risks the possibility of it developing into a "global catastrophe" with mass casualties. One of the focal points of the upcoming summit is whether Abe can convince Putin to agree to harsher United Nations sanctions on North Korea and strictly implement existing ones, including a halt in accepting more North Korean laborers, another source of foreign currency for North Korea. Read More »

New York City Offers Free Lunch for All Public School Students

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The North Adams Public School District will continue to implement the Community Eligibility Provision under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2017-2018 school year. School officials ask that parents, regardless of their income, complete a School Meals Form by December 29 for federal funding purposes. Students will also be sent home with a hardcopy of the form and copies will be available at the main offices of schools. Read More »

European Union is trying to 'blackmail' Britain — Liam Fox

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Barnier said: "Time is passing quickly for us to reach a global agreement". The EU's chief Brexit negotiator said Monday he did not want to "teach lessons" to the British people, apparently seeking to calm a row over the talks on Britain's departure from the bloc. Read More »

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Country music legend George Strait to participate in Texas hurricane-relief concert

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Tickets for George Strait's Hand in Hand Texas, a benefit concert to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, go on sale Wednesday, September 6 at 10 a.m. Prices are expected to begin at $200 and go up to $1,000. All of the money raised from the telethon will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund) through the Hand in Hand ... Read More »

UN chief urges Myanmar to give Muslims status

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The remarks, in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , comes as worldwide pressure mounts on Myanmar protect the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who are being denied aid and forced from their homes. A member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) tells a Rohingya girl not to come on Bangladesh side, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh . Brende claims that as a Nobel Laureate, Suu Kyi has a special responsibility to help the ethnic minority that has been ... Read More »

Hurricane damage could hit €150bn, says Texas

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Trump made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Texas by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures as a result of Hurricane Harvey ". The team announced on Twitter on August 28 they donated $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund . The President and the First Lady are now headed to Lake Charles, Louisiana which was also affected by flash floods. Read More »

Putin warns of 'global catastrophe' over N. Korea

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The ministry said it regretted that the leadership of North Korea was "creating a serious threat" for the region and warned that "the continuation of such a line is fraught with serious consequences" for Pyongyang. The Iran nuclear deal was a bad deal because it didn't sufficiently cripple Iran, so we didn't "win" at it. The office said Putin told Moon that North Korea's nuclear and missile programs threatening global peace and security, but emphasized finding a diplomatic solution. Read More »

Tropical Storm Jose gains strength behind Irma

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Worldwide agencies predicted that Jose could follow a path similar to that of Irma, the Category 5 hurricane, with sustained winds of 295 kph that is today hitting the Lesser Antilles. A turn toward the southwest is forecast on Friday, according to the NHC . At 11 o' clock this morning, it was located near latitude 16.8 north, longitude 58.4 west. Read More »

Trump Administration plans to reduce funding for Obamacare's Navigator program

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Lamar Alexander warned Wednesday that "the blame will be on all of us" if Congress does not take several simple measures soon to stabilize Obamacare health insurance markets. "It can, and will happen if you do not take action now", he said. As envisioned, the emerging deal would give Democrats money for "cost-sharing" payments to insurers and reinsurance programs that blunt the cost of particularly sick customers, so others don't have to pay more. Read More »

NAFTA negotiators promise results at next round of talks

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According to several sources close to the negotiations, the three signatories of NAFTA have agreed previously on sections less controversial free trade agreement. "The Ministers of Mexico, the United States, and Canada reaffirm our commitment to have an accelerated and comprehensive negotiation, with the shared goal of concluding the process towards the end of this year", the countries said in the letter. Read More »

Mandatory Alice Creek fire evacuations issued Wednesday along Highway 200

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If returning, firefighters ask residents to please drive carefully and slowly and to not impede heavy equipment. The Dearborn Community has not received a pre-evacuation notice at this time. Firefighters have many options, including removing fuel from around any structures and using sprinklers to wet the area. Two feller bunchers are removing hazardous trees and dozers will work to slow the fire's spread. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey offers reminder of disasters' long-term impact on health care

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They said FEMA's ban on providing relief where at least half a building's space is used for religious purposes, a policy also enforced after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, contradicts a recent U.S. Water is going through septic systems in rural areas, creating a health hazard for residents. The American Red Cross is helping as much as possible along with extended family members of those who are in shelters so that they can all come up with a plan of action to get as ... Read More »

Cascade Locks fire grows to 3200 acres

Due to fire activity Archer in Skamania County, Washington , the following evacuation levels are in place: Level 3 (Go!) for Archer Mountain Road- Smith Crops- Deville Road. The wildfire grew rapidly late Monday and overnight, giving authorities just minutes to warn residents on the OR side of the river to leave their homes. Read More »

Joy Behar: 'I Feel Sorry For' Sarah Sanders

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She says it should also include controlling the US border, improved vetting and enforcing immigration laws. "I've never felt anything but respected and empowered to do what I'm there to do everyday and that is my job", she responded. Instead the responsibility fell to Jeff Sessions . Maria Praeli came here illegally with her family from Peru when she was 5 years old. "We are nation of law", Sanders said stoutly. Read More »

China gradually taking over territory, testing India's threshold: Army Chief

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The Indian general said border issues with China could in a way help Pakistan, which he said has been running a proxy war against India. "Therefore, while they have launched this proxy war against us, how long will the country (India) will be able to bear this proxy war or when will the country decide that the threshold level has been crossed that is something very hard to predict and because of this proxy war there is always scope for conflict on the western side", he said. Read More »