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Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Double Hurricane Recovery Funding


The Senate just approved a bill to fund disaster relief for hurricanes Harvey and Irma, raise the debt ceiling and fund the government through December 8. "Let's work together to act on this legislation quickly". Republican leaders had wanted a longer-term extension of the debt limit, but were left with little recourse when Trump sided with the top Democrats in Congress, Senator Chuck Schumer of NY and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, at a White House meeting Wednesday. Read More »

Gophers sink Beavers 48-14


A dumpoff pass to Rodney Smith went for 22 yards and a 19-yard toss to Johnson took the ball to the OSU 14, but the Beavers held them out of the end zone and Minnesota had to settle for a field goal and a 10-0 lead. Minnesota cashes in on OSU turnover: The Beavers' fumble led to a 26-yard field goal by Emmitt Carpenter, increasing the lead to 10-0 at 3:12 of the first quarter. Read More »

Floods in Livorno kill six, with two still missing


Before dying, the grandfather managed to save the boy's sister, state TV RaiNews24 reported. The body of a fifth victim of the weather was found in the area of displacement of soil caused by the bad weather, another dead man was found near her home. Read More »

Irma: Hurricane sucks water from Bahamas beach in rare phenomenon


The person who posted the video later added an update to her original post that "Long Island has the all clear". "You know they happen theoretically, but the chances of seeing the most extraordinary weather phenomena are slim to none". "As the storm draws water toward the center, it gets pulled away from the surroundings". According to WTOL 11 meteorologist Ellyn Fritz, low tides and distant storm surge are also contributing to the phenomenon. Read More »

Celgene Corporation (CELG) Sees New 52-Week High

The stock decreased 0.89% or $1.26 on September 8, reaching $140.5. Separately, Director Ernest Mario unloaded 18,506 stocks of the firms shares in a trade on Early Thur, Aug 10th. Since March 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $4.10 million activity. The insider CASEY MICHAEL D sold $1.16 million. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings has an ownership of 1,180 stocks of the biopharmaceutical firms shares valued $147,000 following purchasing an extra 380 shares through out the quarter. Read More »

GOP Rep. Jordan Rips Congress for Inaction, August Recess


Pat Tiberi will lead the Main Street Caucus, formed by the organization for centrist Republicans that was once headed by Steve LaTourette, a former Republican congress member from Bainbridge Township who died in 2016. "From the Republican side as well, we have a chance now to put together a plan, take that case to the American people early, not wait until the last minute like we did before and sell that plan to the American people and pass that", he said. Read More »

USA intelligence: 'Highly probable' North Korea tested hydrogen bomb


Sweden has urged its citizens to refrain from unnecessary trips to North Korea following the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. North Korea fired the ICBMs at highly lofted angles in July to reduce ranges and avoid other countries. Selva said: "It is clear North Korea has the capability to build a missile that can range the distance to the United States, but North Korea has yet to demonstrate it has the requisite technology and capability to actually target and strike ... Read More »

2 law enforcement officers killed in crash


Other details had not yet been released. There is a prison in Hardee County but it was not one of the facilities listed as under evacuation by the Florida Department of Corrections. ET, Lanier said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hardee County Sheriff's Department, the Florida Department of Corrections and their families", Lt. Read More »

Hurricane Irma is forcing Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate to evacuate


Mar-a-Lago could be seen with windows visibly shuttered and boarded up, according to a tweet from WPBF reporter Whitney Burbank. The story is projected to hit Florida early Sunday morning. Mar-a-Lago itself has survived a number of other deadly hurricanes, as the property was first built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1927. Read More »

Is This Hurricane Irma?


She said they have been unable to talk to the girls directly, but have been told they are "alive and well and helping organize evacuation efforts". "We had cars flying over our heads". Survivors share their stories in the video below. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects that Hurricane Jose will affect the northern Leeward Islands-including the islands of Anguilla , Antigua and Barbuda , St. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Tropical storm warnings and watches extended northward into Alabama


After a deadly churn through the Caribbean, deadly Hurricane Irma is striking the USA, lashing the Florida Keys before moving up the Gulf Coast on course for rarely hit Tampa. ON THE COAST , a storm surge WARNING is in effect for Charleston and Hilton Head. In east-central Alabama the warning includes Barbour, Bullock, Pike, Russell, Macon, Montgomery, Lee, Elmore, Chambers, Tallapoosa, Coosa, Randolph, Clay, Talladega, Cleburne, Calhoun, St. Read More »

Korea may lead to 'global catastrophe,' warns Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Tuesday to expel up to 155 more USA diplomatic personnel from his country as the diplomatic feud between Washington and Moscow rumbled on. But after North Korea's two test-launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles, he allowed more launchers to be set up before the reviews are conducted. Read More »

China lodges protest with S. Korea over deployment of THAAD launchers


As Mr Trump made his announcement, a senior North Korean diplomat said his country was ready to send " more gift packages " to the US. He said it "offers a genuine way to defuse the tensions and a step-by-step settlement". Yesterday, Putin said that Russian Federation sends only 40,000 tons of oil and petrochemicals per quarter to North Korea, which, compared to exports of over 400 million tons of oil and petrochemicals to the global market, is "as good as nothing". Read More »

Putin opposes military action against North Korea

The first time North Korea successfully performed an ICBM test was in May. In July, the United States imposed sanctions on a Chinese company and several Chinese citizens for allegedly helping North Korea in developing its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Read More »

As Irma moves toward Alabama, Gov


Attorney General Steve Marshall warned those who might exploit the ongoing bad weather for illegal profit that Alabama's price gouging law, which was activated by Governor Kay Ivey in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey , remains in effect under the threat of Hurricane Irma. Read More »

N. Korea crisis sparks nuclear debate in Japan, S. Korea


North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, is certainly playing a risky game; Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations , warned Monday that Mr. The state media also took advantage of the anniversary celebrations of the founding of North Korea on Saturday to justify its status as an "invincible nuclear nation". Read More »

Woman delivers her own baby during Hurricane Irma in Miami


The Miami Herald spoke to Assistant Fire Chief Eloy Garcia, who said that during the dial-in delivery, the mother was taught how to tie off the placenta after giving birth. Although Hurricane Irma is not expected to hit Miami straight on as previously predicted, the storm was still pummeling the city with high winds. Read More »

U.S. denies Iran report of confrontation with USA vessel


And in July, a U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots when an Iranian vessel in the Gulf came within 150 yards (137 meters) in the first such incident since President Donald Trump took office in January, U.S. The boat was 75 nautical miles (138km) from the United States vessel. It said another ship much closer to the boat in distress offered assistance, with that vessel communicating with Iranian naval forces. Read More »

Shorten to attend 'Yes' vote rally in Syd


The former Prime Minister told The Australian any changes to the social institution of marriage will result in wider consequences for the country and that the right of a child to have a mother and father should be preserved. "We're being asked a very, very simple question - do you believe in same sex marriage , yes or no?" "It is disgraceful that it's come to a public vote of others having to approve or disapprove of how or who we're going to love - it's just unbelievable, ridiculous", ... Read More »

Laboratoire d'explosifs à Villejuif


Peu après 11h, la police a été appelée par un plombier , " qui travaillait dans l'immeuble pour signaler des produits suspects dans un appartement " de Villejuif , a indiqué la préfecture de police de Paris. Dans un communiqué, Gérard Collomb " salue le réflexe citoyen de l'artisan qui a permis (.) l'information rapide des forces de l'ordre d'une découverte de produits pouvant servir à la confection d'explosifs ". Read More »

Abalo sísmico causa mais de 60 mortos e 200 feridos no México


Ao menos 64 pessoas morreram quando o terremoto mais forte a atingir o México em mais de oito décadas arrasou edifícios, obrigou retiradas em massa e disparou alertas até no sudeste da Ásia. Várias ilhas do Pacífico e também países da Ásia e Oceania, como Indonésia, Japão, China; Austrália e Nova Zelândia também podem ser afetados com ondas menores. Read More »

Merkel suggests Iran-style nuclear talks to end North Korea crisis


Iran is top of the list of countries suspected of giving some form of assistance, while Russian Federation is also in the spotlight. "We are looking at the possible role that may have been played, inadvertently or otherwise, by some current and former nuclear states", Johnson added. Read More »

Canadian Sikh politician gets racially abused, heckled; handles gracefully


Singh, a Sikh who is now running to be the leader of the federal NDP, organized a meet and greet for supporters last week in Brampton , Ontario, Canada as part of his campaign. That tone of "love" and "welcome" was part of what made the video of the shrill woman heckler and his response go viral. As the programme starts, a Canadian woman identified as Jennifer aggressively invades the floor where Singh was making himself ready to speak to his supporters. Read More »

Crane cracks and falls in Miami


The crane's horizontal arms were purposely not tied down and can swing in free-wheeling circles in high winds. "It takes five to six days per crane, and they can be up to 900 feet tall and include 10,000-pound counterweights", WLRN reports . Read More »

Eat beef in your own country, then come to India: Tourism Minister


KJ Alphons, who recently took over as the Minister of State for Tourism and IT, can not seem to make up his mind over the beef ban in the country. "It is for the people to decide". A day after he was sworn in as one of the new ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet, bureaucrat-turned-politician from Kerala, Alphons on Monday told NDTV that the ruling BJP had "no food code" for states. Read More »

Kerla: Devaswom Board member calls for non-Hindus' entry in temples


Tharayil pointed out that many non-Hindus, who believe in temple rituals and idol worship frequent temples, and argued that the board's refusal to admit non-Hindus thus became irrelevant. Tharayil, Congress leader and member of TDB, said on a Facebook post that those who believe in temple and idol worship should be allowed in temples. Read More »

Kerala tourism minister denied permission to attend conclave in China


Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Friday alleged that the Centre has denied him permission to attend a tourism meet in China. A single word response "Denied" does not justify the reason. "I have already briefed the new Union tourism minister (Alphons Kannanthanam) on the state's initiatives in the sector", TOI quoted Surendran saying. Read More »

THAAD system deployment completed: S

It's part of measures to protect the life and security of the people from the North's ever-improving nuclear and missile programs, added the ministry. "The U.S. administration will have to pay a dear price for her tongue-lashing", KCNA said. South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Co. said its China plant halted operation due to a supply disruption on Tuesday, its second shutdown in China in less than a month. Read More »

Antigua and Barbuda spared Jose's wrath as hurricane changes course

Meantime, the Florida Keys braces as hurricane force winds are expected at daybreak. As Jose nears, watches and warnings are in effect for several islands in the Lesser Antilles including St. Winds could be stronger, up to 60 miles per hour, further south and west of the Columbia area. The eye is the storm will approach southwest Florida Sunday morning. Read More »

942 cases resolved in Lok Adalat held


National Lok Adalats were today held in Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam and Srinagar districts, wherein over 17000 cases of varying natures in aggregate were taken up for hearing and settlement. Earlier, the Lok Adalat proceedings were led by presiding judges and aided by conciliators, lawyers and para legal volunteers. The system of Lok Adalat is economical and here the justice delivery is quick and effective, the release said. Read More »

Stalin meets TN Governor to demand strong front in Assembly


Speaking at a marriage function in Thanjavur, he said the DMK's aim was not to capture power by toppling the state government but to protect the people and the state. According to him, 119 MLAs are with him, as against the 114 with the Chief Minister, which is more than the majority which the assembly demands. The parties, once again, sought the Governor's intervention to seek a floor test in the Tamil Nadu assembly. Read More »

Teen, Brother Arrested in Murder of Philly Dad in Front of Daughter


Police identified the teen boy and Roberts as suspects in the shooting. A father of two and husband, his 2-year-old daughter was in the auto when he was shot . "The 16-year-old just stepped up to Mr. Grandzol and shot him twice in the head". The teen was arrested Saturday and charged with murder as an adult. Read More »

Irma: dolphins evacuated by helicopter to Cuba


Choppy seas, grey skies, sheets of rain, bending palm trees, huge waves crashing over sea walls and downed power lines filled state-run television's news cast. Six dolphins have been spared from the destruction of deadly Hurricane Irma when they were airlifted to safety. The animals were wrapped in wet towels and placed on foam mattresses for evacuation by helicopter. Read More »