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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...]

Ex-CEO Who Linked Brazil's President to Corruption is Arrested

Ex-CEO Who Linked Brazil's President to Corruption is Arrested A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has ordered the arrest of the former chairman of the world's largest meatpacker JBS, whose testimony implicated Brazil's President Michel Temer in corruption. However, Janot has been expected to file a second charge of obstruction of justice - based partly on the Batista recording - within days. Mr. Batista and other JBS executives signed the plea deal in April ... [Full Article...]

Passenger vehicle sales up 12% in August

Passenger vehicle sales up 12% in August Auto sales were up 11.8 percent to 1,98,811 units as against 1,77,829 units in August past year, the SIAM said. The light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment too saw a good growth in sales as it rose to 19.93% in August with sales growing to 35,613 units in August this year in comparison to 28,640 units last year. [Full Article...]

United Nations nuclear watchdog defends Iran agreement

United Nations nuclear watchdog defends Iran agreement Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and her chief Donald Trump who have been seeking to downplay Tehran's loyalty to the worldwide deal negotiated between Iran, France, Germany, Britain, the European Union, China, the U.S., and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

One thousand Marines prepared to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts

One thousand Marines prepared to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts The Navy said the ships can provide medical and logistic support, handle seaborne security duty, and with three heavy-left Super Stallion helicopters and 25 medium lift, multi-mission Seahawk helicopters can be used for a range of duties - from search and rescue missions to moving relief supplies from sea to shore. [Full Article...]

Nebraska Army National Guard helping again with hurricane recovery

Nebraska Army National Guard helping again with hurricane recovery An additional HC-130 from the 106th Rescue Wing deployed from Westhampton Beach on Monday to transport additional response personnel from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Special Tactics Squadron to Florida. Members of the Corps of Engineers were monitoring the Herbert Hoover Dike on Florida's Lake Okeechobee, as well as working to restore power in the U.S. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom government confident of winning vote on Brexit legislation: spokesman

United Kingdom government confident of winning vote on Brexit legislation: spokesman Three votes are expected, on a Labour amendment, the main second reading motion and the programme motion, which sets out the time available for MPs to go through the Bill line by line in the Commons. Despite May losing her parliamentary majority in a disappointing snap election in June, the bill was expected to pass with the support of 10 lawmakers from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party... [Full Article...]

Baker Mayfield apologizes for planting OU flag at Ohio State

Baker Mayfield apologizes for planting OU flag at Ohio State But before those main events under the lights, the first Heisman Trophy statement of the season was made by the guy who already has one. A huge win for the Big 12. With Oklahoma's win, Mayfield improved to 10-0 at OU in true road games. Oklahoma avenged the Buckeyes' 45-24 win in Norman past year. The Ducks' defense is better but still not good. [Full Article...]

Paradise lost: Richard Branson's Caribbean island destroyed by Hurricane Irma

Paradise lost: Richard Branson's Caribbean island destroyed by Hurricane Irma Ex-pat billionaires and poor islanders alike were forced to take cover as Irma tore roofs off buildings, flipped cars and killed livestock, raging from the Leeward Islands across Puerto Rico and Hispaniola then into Cuba before turning on Florida. [Full Article...]

Parts of north Alabama, but not Shoals, under tropical storm watch

Parts of north Alabama, but not Shoals, under tropical storm watch In metro Atlanta , 44,000-plus customers were dealing with power outages as heavy winds from Tropical Storm Irma rolled into the area. Forecasters said metro Atlanta could expect peak winds of 30-40 miles per hour (50 to 65 kph) and gusts up to 55 miles per hour (90 kph) on Monday as a result of Irma's remnants, with a likelihood of falling limbs and trees blocking roadways and snapping p... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of flights in and out of Atlanta canceled as Irma nears

Hundreds of flights in and out of Atlanta canceled as Irma nears An American Airlines official confirmed that in total, American has canceled approximately 1,500 flights on Monday, including most operations in Florida . Airport closures would be impacting American Airlines flights to Fort Myers, Tampa, Orlando and Tallahassee through Tuesday. It was not immediately clear much damage the airports sustained and final losses to the airlines won't be calcu... [Full Article...]

Katia weakens to tropical depression after making landfall in Mexico

Katia weakens to tropical depression after making landfall in Mexico Irma picked up strength and has become an "extremely dangerous" Category Five hurricane as it approached the Caribbean on September 5. At the same time, Irma strengthened back into a Category 5 storm Friday night, after weakening to a Category 4 earlier in the day. [Full Article...]


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