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PJ Fleck: Conor Rhoda will be the Gophers starting quarterback going forward

PJ Fleck: Conor Rhoda will be the Gophers starting quarterback going forward Rhoda hit 12-of-20 passes for 176 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Minnesota's 17-7 win over Buffalo in Week 1, while Croft connected on 7-of-12 throws for 63 yards with six carries for 32 yards. Oregon State was held to 35 total yards and just one first down in the second half. Croft, who didn't complete a pass, ran for a 64-yard touchdown late in the game. [Full Article...]

Georgia deaths blamed on Tropical Storm Irma

Georgia deaths blamed on Tropical Storm Irma The Cayce, South Carolina-based organization was scheduled to hold its conference on September 12-14, but has chose to reschedule the conference to December 5-7 due to the approaching storm, according to a spokeswoman. Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in most of South Georgia. "We'll be back to order in short order", Tecklenburg said. The governor said that schools in 20 coun... [Full Article...]

Sunday Shows Largely Fail To Mention Climate Change In Hurricane Irma Coverage

Sunday Shows Largely Fail To Mention Climate Change In Hurricane Irma Coverage As one of the most powerful storms ever recorded bore down on the continental United States, with much of Florida under evacuation order, President Donald Trump was focused on a matter of grave urgency. Republican Miami mayor Tomás Regalado called on President Trump to discuss climate change as Hurricane Irma approached his city. "When you see three Category 4 hurricanes all on the sam... [Full Article...]

Swimmers make way for great white shark trapped in Sydney pool

Swimmers make way for great white shark trapped in Sydney pool Manly Sea Life Sanctuary rescued the shark with a stretcher and released it into the sea swimming pool, where it is likely to stay until Tuesday, staff said. "That is where we were able to step in and sort of intervene". 'Literally about to take my boys for a swim, ' one witness captioned a video posted on social media. [Full Article...]

Voter Fraud Commission Holds Second Meeting In New Hampshire Amid Controversy

Voter Fraud Commission Holds Second Meeting In New Hampshire Amid Controversy Clinton is under greater scrutiny after fellow Democrat Sen. The closest major election was the contest between incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte and challenger Maggie Hassan (D). Guess what else? Election day is in November, when they would be at school. When the conservative investigative group Project Veritas planted hidden cameras to record what went on during New Hampshire's ... [Full Article...]

Gold miners claim they butchered uncontacted Amazon tribe members in Brazil

Gold miners claim they butchered uncontacted Amazon tribe members in Brazil At least 10 members of the tribe are alleged to have been killed by the miners in a massacre that included women and children, The New York Times reports . Survival International estimates that there around 100 uncontacted tribes in the world, the vast majority of which are in the Amazon. President Temer's government has faced global criticism after neglecting environmental and indigenous ri... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose: Separating fact from hype

Hurricane Jose: Separating fact from hype The National Hurricane Center's forecast has Jose looping around the Atlantic Ocean away from land but potentially nearing the southeastern Bahamas as a hurricane late in the week. Jose is now forecast to make a long, slow, clockwise loop through the western Atlantic Basin early this week, during which time it should pose no significant threat to land. [Full Article...]

Death toll from Hurricane Irma still rising in the Caribbean

Death toll from Hurricane Irma still rising in the Caribbean Irma could exacerbate those problems. The U.S. government said it was sending a flight Monday to evacuate its citizens from one of the hardest hit islands, St. "We have people from Kitchener-Waterloo who are our lead staff there, Rebecca and Paul Shetler Fast, and they have done a lot to work in response to other disasters like Hurricane Matthew last fall, and who are really quite prepared". [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania deploys team to help with cleanup in Irma-battered Florida

Pennsylvania deploys team to help with cleanup in Irma-battered Florida Clay County emergency operations manager John Ward said dozens of people were rescued early Monday from their homes as floodwaters rose, and many others were stranded. City manager Shawn Gillen said the waters seemed to be receding quickly, but most of the island appeared to have some level of flooding and water was in many homes. [Full Article...]

Irma Causes Power Outages For Thousands Of South Carolina Households

Irma Causes Power Outages For Thousands Of South Carolina Households A storm surge of 10 feet was recorded in the Keys and a record storm surge was reported in Jacksonville Monday morning that exceeded the previous high set by Hurricane Dora in 1964. Inland the winds are expected to be between 30 and 40 miles per hour with gusts to 50 and on the beaches between 35 and 45 miles per hour with gusts to 55. [Full Article...]

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister: What is happening in Burma is ethnic cleansing

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister: What is happening in Burma is ethnic cleansing Greens leader Richard Di Natale says Australia should organise an emergency intake similar to the Syria program launched two years ago. Some officials in Myanmar have said that Rohingya had set fire to their own homes and villages. The Red Cross in Bangladesh welcomed the ceasefire pledge as aid agencies struggle to meet the needs of an "overwhelming crisis". "They want shelter, they want a ... [Full Article...]

John Oliver Hammers Donald Trump's Never-Ending "Happy" Talk

John Oliver Hammers Donald Trump's Never-Ending Though Arpaio's targeting of Latino communities drew scrutiny from groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Department of Justice, he has shrugged off charges of racism, once citing his daughter's adoption of "a black and a Mexican with Down syndrome" as evidence of his tolerance. [Full Article...]

UC Officer Tickets Berkeley Hot Dog Vendor, Takes Wallet, Money

UC Officer Tickets Berkeley Hot Dog Vendor, Takes Wallet, Money That campaign had passed $23,000 by 7 p.m. Sunday. Flores said he had just left the game with his children and was in the process of buying a bacon-wrapped hot dog from the vendor when the officer interrupted his sale. Juan was the only vendor cited amid the crackdown, the television station reported. All were given warnings. The video, posted on Twitter complete with Flores's outraged commenta... [Full Article...]

Michigan National Guardsmen heading to Florida by plane and by bus

Michigan National Guardsmen heading to Florida by plane and by bus After returning from Texas on Friday, members of the Iowa National Guard set out for Florida Monday afternoon to provide more hurricane relief. "We're excited about it", said Sgt. The Michigan National Guard is preparing to send more than 1,000 troops to Florida, including aerial units with chinook helicopters that could help carry people and supplies. [Full Article...]

An Aerial View of Hurricane Irma's Destruction in St. Thomas

An Aerial View of Hurricane Irma's Destruction in St. Thomas Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah are working to provide aide and service during Hurricane Irma. Trump's comments came after returning from a Cabinet meeting at Camp David, where he and other administration officials received a briefing on Hurricane Irma. [Full Article...]

Over 7.3 million lose power from Irma in US Southeast - utilities

The company said it expects millions of people to lose power, with some areas experiencing prolonged outages. "Despite Irma's exceedingly high winds, tornadic activity, storm surge and severe flooding, FPL has restored power to hundreds of thousands of customers, due largely to automation along its energy grid". [Full Article...]

Safe zone in Myanmar: Malaysia should play a role, says lawyer

Safe zone in Myanmar: Malaysia should play a role, says lawyer Arshad Zamman, 60, said his family had only 80,000 Burmese kyat ($60) and so he had taken a boat to Cox's Bazar on his own and would return to pick up his wife and two sons when he had enough for their journey. evacuated "non-critical" staff from the area after the government suggested the WFP and worldwide aid groups supported the insurgents shortly after the attacks. [Full Article...]

After Florida, Irma will impact states from Georgia to Indiana

After Florida, Irma will impact states from Georgia to Indiana It slammed into the Florida Keys island chain as a powerful Category Four storm on Sunday . More than a foot of rain was recorded in cities throughout southwest Florida , and Irma also spun off tornadoes . Several portions of the state, including parts of the Florida Keys , are in the midst of a "humanitarian crisis", according to one county official. Over four million homes in Flor... [Full Article...]

Can Trump's 'storm-proof' Mar-a-Lago home survive Hurricane Irma?

Can Trump's 'storm-proof' Mar-a-Lago home survive Hurricane Irma? Small dogs are housed in the small dog area after check in at the Palm Beach County Hurricane Irma animal shelter in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Friday. The historic estate is threatened by storm surge. In an interview with The Associated Press past year, Anthony Senecal, Trump's longtime butler, said: 'It's the safest place in the world for a hurricane'. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma Weakens to Tropical Storm, Still Producing Heavy Winds and Rains

Hurricane Irma Weakens to Tropical Storm, Still Producing Heavy Winds and Rains Structures throughout the city still have standing water inside them, and there are still plenty of roads that can't be driven on. Florida breathes sigh of relief Hurricane Irma , which has now been downgraded to Category 1, with maximum winds of 75 miles per hour, is now making its journey landwards, losing some of its deadly strength but retaining its vast size. [Full Article...]


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