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Richmond spring victor Logano returns in 'do-or-die situation'

With the playoff field basically set points wise, some of the high stakes drama of years past in this race will be missing as the only thing that would upset the apple cart would be a win by a driver outside the top 16 in points. Leading 164 laps in the spring after winning the pole at Richmond, the best runs for the No. 20 Toyota this season have come on short tracks . While unlikely to win, he'... [Full Article...]

Agency moves ahead with 'transparent' prototypes for Trump's border wall

Agency moves ahead with 'transparent' prototypes for Trump's border wall U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday issued a news release announcing contract awards to Yates and three other companies. They join four concrete wall proposals announced last week, meaning a total of eight test walls will be built in San Diego this fall. [Full Article...]

Manchester Arena reopens after terror attack

Manchester Arena reopens after terror attack An eclectic line-up of musicians was headed by Gallagher, who performed "Don't Look Back in Anger" - a song which has become a symbol of the show. Additional screening on entrance to the arena is in place, with no backpacks or large bags allowed inside. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma is one threat - rising sea levels are yet another

Hurricane Irma is one threat - rising sea levels are yet another The evacuation was part of an official order that covered Palm Beach, the barrier islands and other low-lying areas of Palm Beach County, the Sun Sentinel newspaper said . Martin. "Our three private properties in Florida - The Mar-a-Lago Club, Trump International Golf Club, Palm Beach and Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter have all been closed", Trump Organization spokeswoman Amanda Miller said i... [Full Article...]

Brewers playoff hopes take hit with Jimmy Nelson lost for season

Brewers playoff hopes take hit with Jimmy Nelson lost for season Bryant is 4-for-11 with three homers against Anderson, who is 2-1 with a 4.44 ERA in five career games against the Cubs . With four doubles at Pittsburgh earlier this week, Kris Bryant became just the second third baseman all-time to record at least 60 extra-base hits in each of his three career Major League Baseball seasons (based on primary position in first three seasons). [Full Article...]

Florida governor warns Irma 'most catastrophic' storm to hit state

Florida governor warns Irma 'most catastrophic' storm to hit state Now the area has around 3 million people. " Hurricane Irma is a very strong, very risky storm that has life-threatening winds and even scarier storm surge potential". Parts of interstates 75 and 95 north were bumper-to-bumper. He told people they should not wait and should leave now. While veering away from a direct hit on the Miami area, the southern Florida city will still suffer from h... [Full Article...]

Quick Read: Predicting Irma - Weather balloons deployed more often to track hurricane

As Hurricane Irma nears Georgia, it is important for you to have a trusted source for critical information to keep you and your family safe. As of Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service's Peachtree City weather station says there's an 80 percent chance of rain in Athens on Monday, increasing to 90 percent Monday night. [Full Article...]

Mexico expels North Korean ambassador in protest against nuclear test

Mexico expels North Korean ambassador in protest against nuclear test A view of the embassy of North Korea in Mexico City on September 7, 2017. A North Korean diplomat must leave the country within 72 hours. Facing a rocky relationship with U.S. An official at the Mexican Foreign Ministry noted, however, that President Enrique Pena Nieto's government was not breaking diplomatic ties with North Korea. [Full Article...]

Barnier: UK appears to be backtracking on obligations

Barnier: UK appears to be backtracking on obligations Britain has proposed an "invisible border" without border posts or immigration checks between the two after Brexit. However, under Union law, this is only possible if the United Kingdom stays in the customs union and in the single market/ the European Economic Area. [Full Article...]

Richard Branson Rides Out Irma in Wine Cellar

Richard Branson Rides Out Irma in Wine Cellar Branson also expressed concern for the animals and wildlife on the islands. Retired San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan broke his media silence Friday night to make a plea for help for the residents of the U.S. However, no amount of money can stop a hurricane as Branson was recently reminded when he chose to ride out Hurricane Irma from the wine cellar of his home on Necker Island which ... [Full Article...]

Waiting for new guidance on Title IX enforcement

Waiting for new guidance on Title IX enforcement Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' plan to rescind sexual assault reporting procedures on college campus. Significantly, the guidelines set by the Obama administration called for schools to use a " more likely than not" standard of proof in assessing guilt, rather the more stringent "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard used by the courts in crimin... [Full Article...]

Texas Governor hails Senate approval for Harvey funding

Texas Governor hails Senate approval for Harvey funding Thousands of Harvey evacuees remain sheltered across the state, with about 4,000 people sheltered inside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas as of September 4. "If we can do as good a job as average Texans helping their neighbors, we will be a role model for the country", Sharp said. "Sharp went on to serve in statewide office, first on the Texas Railroad Commission and later as t... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma: What forecasters now expect in the Charlotte region

Hurricane Irma: What forecasters now expect in the Charlotte region Hurricane and Storm Surge warnings are out for South Florida, with the latest update stretching the Hurricane Watch up the west coast of Florida to the Suwannee River. The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources in preparation for Hurricane Irma , which is now a category five hurricane. [Full Article...]

S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest

S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest On Thursday and Friday, the United States and South Korea are set to conduct a joint anti-submarine drill, Yonhap news agency reported. North Korea on Thursday warned the US, Japan and South Korea against seeking additional United Nations sanctions for its nuclear and missile programs. [Full Article...]

South Korea braces for possible new missile test

South Korea braces for possible new missile test The United States wants the U.N. Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea , ban its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean laborers overseas, and to subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Situation under control in Jaipur's curfew-bound areas

Situation under control in Jaipur's curfew-bound areas Soon, a mob emerged near the police-station and started pelting stones at the station. Jaipur police are paying a hefty price for a regular traffic control exercise when hundreds of locals gheraoed the police station in protest of the alleged beating of a man for violating traffic rules. [Full Article...]

Almost 540000 ordered to flee Georgia coast ahead of Irma

Almost 540000 ordered to flee Georgia coast ahead of Irma In South Carolina, while a mandatory evacuation has not been ordered as of now, it will go into effect Saturday morning if the Governor decides to issue the order. Across the country, Hurricane Katia was roaring onshore north of Tecolutla in Veracruz state, pelting the region with intense rains and winds. Reid Hawkins of the National Weather Service's Wilmington station says the storm will m... [Full Article...]

In hurricane zone, man gives up the last generator

In hurricane zone, man gives up the last generator Her father is ill and requires oxygen. She traveled 30 miles from her home to a store in Orlando and was next in line to purchase a generator when the final unit was given to the customer standing before her in line. "I'm very overwhelmed by that man", said Brekke. Santiago couldn't say much to Brekke because of a language barrier, but that didn't stop him from helping someone in need. [Full Article...]

Florida man offers last generator to woman in need during Irma preparations

Florida man offers last generator to woman in need during Irma preparations Her father is ill and requires oxygen. Customer Pam Brekke traveled nearly 30 miles to purchase one of those generators, but she was next in line when they ran out. "That's a lovely man right there", Brekke says in the video, as the man wipes away tears. A modest Mr Santiago sought no praise or reward for the act of kindness, and simply said it was clear Ms Brekke needed it more. [Full Article...]

Kinzinger: GOP leverage now "gone" after Trump deal with Democrats

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $15.25 billion in aid for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters, along with measures that would fund the federal government and raise its borrowing limit through December 8. "We want to do it as soon as possible to strike while the iron is hot, because public opinion is so much in favour", Ms Pelosi told reporters . "I voted on Wedne... [Full Article...]


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