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More than 3 million without power as Irma churns through Florida

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Around 11:15 a.m. on Sunday , the National Weather Service said Irma shifted just north of the Florida Keys. Hurricane Irma has weakened slightly as it brings a heavy rainfall to Florida it's still a significant threat to the southeast, including some possible effects here in SC. Read More »

Tropical Storm Warning Mon-Tues for East Alabama

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Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 75 miles per hour with higher gusts. Extreme winds and storm surges continued in the Lower Florida Keys area, which includes Key West. Terminal buildings at the Miami airport suffered significant damage, and ceiling tiles at gate areas fell down throughout the airport, said spokesman Greg Chin. Read More »

70 percent of St. Maarten homes badly damaged by Irma

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Martin/St. Maarten, but almost 5,000 Americans remain on the island days after Hurricane Irma's destructive hit. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told ABC News that the State Department worked closely with the military over the last 24 hours to evacuate hundreds of people from the island, which is jointly administered by France and the Netherlands. Read More »

Surviving Irma on Marco Island: 'It was a badass hurricane'

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The first, at about 9.10 a.m., was over the Florida Keys, an isolated string of islands. The center defined maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour (135 km/h). Georgia's coast hasn't suffered a direct landfall from a major hurricane since 1898, and Irma looked unlikely to snap that streak. High winds snapped power lines and left about 5.8 million Florida homes and businesses without power , state data showed. Read More »

US House committee to hold hearing on N

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KCNA news agency aired statement in which North Korea's foreign ministry warned the U.S. that in case it "did rig up the illegal and unlawful "resolution" on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the United States pays a due price". Read More »

Saudi forces arrest 20 opponents amid report of King Salman abdicating

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It will work in conjunction with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and other local charity organizations, according to Ambassador Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani's announcement Thursday, Sept. On Friday, the Emir of Qatar contacted Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is recently elevated to the rank of Crown Prince, by phone to discuss the list of demands issued to Doha by the Saudi led quartet. Read More »

Latest on Hurricane Irma, Plus Pleasant WI Weather

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Monday will be sunny with temperatures in the mid-80s in central Oklahoma, and warmer weather is ahead this week, the National Weather Service reports. Dr. Bill Griffin, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services for the school system, noted that officials wanted to wait until drivers (bus drivers, parents, and student drivers alike) had full daylight in the morning before putting people out on the roadways following the storm's wind and rain. Read More »

Irma weakens to tropical storm in Florida: forecasters

The storm will weaken as it travels over land. The eye of the storm hit the small fishing village of Goodland, located at the southeast corner of Marco Island. Some homes and businesses could be without power for weeks, especially in the hardest-hit areas like southwest Florida, the NextEra Energy Inc ( NEE.N ) unit said. Read More »

Photographer wins legal battle over selfie taken by a monkey

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We can all rest assured that, at least for now, the threat of animals becoming our overlords via their accumulation of new rights has dissipated. The primate became internationally famous through his selfies, and now Naruto stands to benefit financially from them. Read More »

United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea

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Despite the impending vote on potentially painful economic sanctions, the atmosphere in Pyongyang over the weekend was one of celebration . It retains language reaffirming support for long-stalled six-party talks with that goal involving North Korea, the U.S., Russia, China, Japan and South Korea. Read More »

Tejashwi Yadav counter attacks Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi

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The income tax (I-T) department has issued the final attachment order for about a dozen plots and buildings in Delhi and Bihar that belong to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members. Lalu Yadav has been accused of illegally facilitating a lease to a private company to run two hotels when he was the country's Railways Minister in 2008, in exchange for a two acre plot in Patna , where a mall is being built. Read More »

Hurricane Jose: Too Early to Tell If It Will Hit Florida

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As for its forecast, hurricanes in this part of the Atlantic often race out to sea and into oblivion, but that won't be the case with Jose. The storm passed just north of the islands on Saturday, Sept. It will be moving west-northwest. "Hopefully, that's what will happen". The latest predictions show tropical storm-force winds reaching the north-central Bahamas by Friday and moving north over the weekend, with a possible potential landfall in the United States along the mid-Atlantic ... Read More »

UN Security Council set to vote on North Korea sanctions

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The deal, which came about under former President Barack Obama and saw Germany, the U.S., France, China and Russian Federation unite to end a potentially unsafe defense program, lifted sanctions on the Middle Eastern power in exchange for reducing its use of nuclear materials and equipment for 10 years or more. Read More »

United Nations passes fresh sanctions on North Korea

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Also Thursday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated China's opposition to South Korea's deployment of a U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence System, also known as THAAD, which is meant to protect against North Korean missile attacks. Read More »

Here's What The Same-Sex Marriage Survey Looks Like

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This month, the country will participate in the Australian Marriage Law survey; a postal vote created to gauge Australia's appetite for a change to the Marriage Act that would allow same-sex couples to be lawfully Wednesday. There's an outside chance you might receive a fake survey from campaigners for one side or the other looking to skew results in their favour - carefully compare your form to the above sample and you should be okay. Read More »

North Korea leader praises 'perfect success' of nuclear test

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However, both countries are sceptical that sanctions will work and have called for peace talks. The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea in a watered-down resolution that eliminated a ban on all oil imports and an global asset freeze on the government and leader Kim Jong Un that the Trump administration wanted. Read More »

South Florida starts to feel effects of Hurricane Irma

The hurricane, now downgraded to a Category 3 storm, has wind speeds of 130 miles per hour that have pounded palm trees along Brickell Ave.in the city's downtown financial area. "I talked to a friend of mine down there and I know they're gonna get a lot of storm surge on top of that rain, and I pray for them". The flooding in Jacksonville was expected, at least to a point. Read More »

Clean-up begins in Miami-Dade following Irma's impact

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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez imposed a curfew on Sunday that will last from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Monday. "It's totally blocked by a jungle. "We still have a lot of impacts from the storm". Some travel-industry observers were fretting Sunday that a slow resumption of service could start toppling dominoes at other airports like Atlanta as early as Monday. Read More »

Hurricane Irma weakens into tropical storm

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The monster storm arrived in Florida on Sunday morning as a fearsome Category 4 hurricane but weakened rapidly in the evening and overnight. "I don't think anybody alive today in this state has ever seen anything like this", Scott said at the state's emergency operations center when the first parts of the storm started to cross into the Florida Keys. Read More »

Tropical Storm Jose forms behind Irma; could be hurricane by Friday

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NASA's Terra satellite passed over developing Tropical Storm Katia in the western Gulf of Mexico on September 5 at 1:10 p.m. EDT (1710 UTC) located off the east coast of Mexico . In Cuba, the destruction along the north central coast was similar to that seen on other Caribbean islands over the last week as Irma ploughed into Ciego de Avila province. Read More »

Tropical Storm Katia Forms In The Gulf Of Mexico

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A hurricane watch indicates the possibility that a region could experience hurricane conditions within 48 hours. The last time three hurricanes appeared simultaneously in the Atlantic was in 2010 when Hurricanes Karl, Igor and Julia lined up in a row. Read More »

Weekend weather: Cloudy Saturday, mostly sunny Sunday

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Monday - Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. High pressure that kept us nice and sunny this weekend, remains in control today . High: 87. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Friday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Read More »

NI-based poultry firm Moy Park sold for £1bn

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Pilgrim's Pride shed 0.3 percent to $29 a share in Nasdaq trading on Monday. The deal is funded through a combination of Pilgrim's cash on hand, existing credit facilities and a subordinated seller financing note issued by a wholly-owned subsidiary to JBS S.A., which Pilgrim's intends to replace with permanent financing. Read More »

China says diplomacy needed to rid Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons

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China "unswervingly" works to realise denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula and to safeguard the worldwide nuclear non-proliferation system, Xi told Trump, according to a statement from China's Foreign Ministry. But China said after Monday's vote it supported the resolution. Speaking on Monday, South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said North Korea's nuclear arsenal was "the biggest challenge to our foreign affairs and security front and will continue to be so for many years to ... Read More »

Bangladeshi FM accuses Myanmar of 'genocide' against Rohingya

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Hardline Buddhist groups in Myanmar have been accused of inciting racial hatred against Rohingya. "We call on the Myanmar government to end these brutal crimes and stop the army's ongoing rampage", Rouhani (pictured below) said. The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic group that has faced severe repression in Myanmar, where a Buddhist majority has long ruled. "Should all people be killed?" She says there is an urgent need for more temporary shelters . Read More »

Georgia Tech-UCF game called off because of Irma

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Fans with tickets to the Georgia Tech game, including season ticket holders, can contact UCF Athletics at 407.823.1000 for information about attending a different game this season. "We wish them the very best in their recovery efforts and look forward to meeting on the gridiron down the road". The two schools along with the American Athletic Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference explored rescheduling options for the game before the cancellation. Read More »

Mexico's Caribbean coast prepares for Hurricane Katia

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Katia is the 11th named storm this Atlantic hurricane season and follows Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose. The latter has left a trail of destruction across several Caribbean islands and is now heading for Florida, U.S. Next up is Tropical Storm Jose, which is now in the Atlantic some 1,135 miles (1,825 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles and roaring towards the Caribbean. Read More »

Now a tropical storm, Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding

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More than 6.5 million Florida homes and businesses are now without power after Hurricane Irma moved through the state, according to the state's emergency management division. NBC 6 helicopter footage from Monday morning showed homes damaged and roadways under water in the upper Keys and other parts of South Florida . - Georgia was already feeling the effects of the storm, with more than 17,000 customers without power in Savannah. Read More »

Penn Jumps Into Top 10 in World University Rankings

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Clemson ranked as the 23rd National Public University in the 2017 rankings released Tuesday, the same place it was ranked a year ago. The U.S. News rankings compare more than 1,800 schools across the country on up to 15 indicators of excellence, such as class size, standardized test scores of incoming students and average graduation rate. Read More »

Irma loses hurricane status but keeps spreading misery

Millions of people, including thousands of Indian-Americans, in Florida braced for Hurricane Irma as it regained its strength as a category 4 storm and moved towards the coastal USA state with wind speed of 209 km per hours. Now the entire Georgia coast is under a storm surge warning as Irma continues its destructive march north. - Two tornadoes touched down in Brevard County, destroying mobile homes in their path, officials said. Read More »

BC budget funds 3500 teachers, homeless supports

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Even with $1.8 billion in additional ministry spending over the next three years, the budget forecasts surpluses of more than $200 million each year. British Columbia's New Democratic government said on Monday it would increase the Western Canadian province's carbon tax rate by C$5 a tonne from April 1, 2018, and also raised the provincial corporate tax rate and taxes on higher earners. Read More »

Witchcraft, Ghosts may be keeping Opposition in Power - Jacob Zuma

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He was also quoted to have said nowadays witches even use electricity. It's witchcraft - you never know. "Maybe even ghosts are voting‚" said Zuma. In the City of Cape Town‚ the DA won back the municipality with a two-thirds majority. The Sunday Times reported at the weekend, the announcement that Dlamini-Zuma would be sworn in as a member of parliament had revived speculation that President Jacob Zuma planned to make changes to his Cabinet after he narrowly survived the eighth ... Read More »