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Georgia Tech Game In Orlando Called Off Due To Hurricane Irma Recovery

Georgia Tech Game In Orlando Called Off Due To Hurricane Irma Recovery 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. Rick Scott's call for public universities in the state to assist with hurricane preparation and recovery, UCF agreed to host up to 1,000 National Guard members and 250 vehicles on campus. [Full Article...]

70 percent of St. Maarten homes badly damaged by Irma

70 percent of St. Maarten homes badly damaged by Irma Martin, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma and is now facing more possible damage from Hurricane Jose. An estimated 95 percent of all buildings in Barbuda have been destroyed. Several Americans interviewed by ABC News upon their arrival in San Juan, Puerto Rico described a desperate situation on St. Martin during and after the storm. [Full Article...]

Deaths Linked to Hurricane Irma in Florida. Miami Dodged Bullet, Say Officials

Deaths Linked to Hurricane Irma in Florida. Miami Dodged Bullet, Say Officials So that's affecting a lot of territory here in Florida . Buckhorn said areas along the Tampa Bay shoreline could expect a risky storm surge anywhere from 3 to 8 feet, adding that it would depend on where Irma went. We saw a lot of trees down. Three quarters of the people in the county at one point had lost their power. Severe flooding was reported in many other cities and towns al... [Full Article...]

Man charged with murder in 5-year-old's death

Man charged with murder in 5-year-old's death Kentucky State Police were assisted by the Kentucky National Guard, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Search and Rescue, Jackson County EMS, U.S. Police offered few details of what happened. She explained how she last saw her son, James, with their kidnapper as she was allegedly forced over the cliff by Belt. [Full Article...]

Peru Expelling North Korean Ambassador Over Nuclear Program

Peru Expelling North Korean Ambassador Over Nuclear Program The document now foresaw a progressive tightening of the oil taps, instead of something sudden and complete. It also bans all textile exports and prohibits all countries from authorizing new work permits for North Korean workers - two key sources of hard currency. [Full Article...]

Prince Abdul Aziz, two prominent clerics among 20 arrested in Saudi Arabia

Prince Abdul Aziz, two prominent clerics among 20 arrested in Saudi Arabia On June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the latter of financing terrorism and destabilizing the region. He, however, stressed his country's "readiness for dialogue to end this crisis. We are ready to talk to them and participate in any efforts to resolve the crisis, based on principles that comply with global law and res... [Full Article...]

Parts of Missouri, Illinois may see Irma rain

Parts of Missouri, Illinois may see Irma rain Irma would also become a tropical depression as wind speeds drop below 39 miles per hour. Look for another nice weather day on Monday , with sunny skies and a high near 81, according to the National Weather Service. The ECMWF, European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, or simply the Euro Model, predicts a similar track up the western Florida coast, into western Georgia, then suggests... [Full Article...]

Powerful winds from Hurricane Irma rip the roof off a Miami house

Powerful winds from Hurricane Irma rip the roof off a Miami house Petersburg. Shocked Florida residents returned to their shattered homes on Monday as the weakened Hurricane Irma pushed inland, flooding cities in the northeastern part of the state and leaving millions without power. "Shingles are coming off". By late morning, it was advancing toward Florida's southwestern corner, moving at 9mph. With winds that peaked at 185 miles per hour, Irma was once... [Full Article...]

Russian, German leaders condemn North Korea's ignoring of UN resolutions

Russian, German leaders condemn North Korea's ignoring of UN resolutions Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has suggested the possibility of dialogue - but only if Pyongyang first agrees to freeze its nuclear program. It also repeated its call for a "peaceful resolution" instead of a military response, adding: "China will never allow the peninsula to descend into war and chaos". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose a potential threat to East Coast next week

Hurricane Jose a potential threat to East Coast next week Hurricane Jose is now travelling in a clockwise circle, but could go north later in the week. Jose is then expected to move slowly toward the east and southeast Tuesday into Wednesday and later back toward the west and the US, according to the National Hurricane Center's latest forecast. [Full Article...]

Solberg's right-wing coalition wins election

Solberg's right-wing coalition wins election The count is very tight, largely dependent on whether the Liberals can reach above the 4% barrier to gain extra seats in parliament. No Conservative-led government has secured a second term in office since 1985 so Conservative supporters at an election night party in an Oslo hotel erupted into loud cheers when the early predictions appeared. [Full Article...]

United Nations sees 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

United Nations sees 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar On Sunday, the Rohingya militant group behind the 25 August attacks declared a one-month unilateral ceasefire to allow aid agencies in, but the Myanmar government rejected it, saying it would not negotiate with "terrorists". Rohingya refugees alleged that army operations against the ARSA resulted in mass killings and the burning of hundreds of villages, sending them across the border. [Full Article...]

Dennis Rodman offers to 'straighten things out' between Trump & N. Korea's Kim

Dennis Rodman offers to 'straighten things out' between Trump & N. Korea's Kim Rodman - whose gal pals have included Madonna, porn star Jenna Jameson and actress Carmen Electra - last visited North Korea in June and his earlier trips stoked talk that he could somehow help the USA cut a deal with the North, although his comments on Kim have also drawn ridicule. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council steps up North Korea sanctions

UN Security Council steps up North Korea sanctions The United States has called for a vote on Monday, New York time, on new UN sanctions against North Korea. Pyongyang is "ready and willing to use any form of ultimate means", the Ministry warned in the statement, which also stressed that its eventual retaliation "will cause the U.S. [Full Article...]

Xi, Trump talk eases North Korea tension

Xi, Trump talk eases North Korea tension It also bans all textile exports and prohibits any country from authorizing new work permits for North Korean workers - two key sources of hard currency for the northeast Asian nation. South Korean officials predicted that such a missile test was nearly certain to happen soon, particularly given the tougher sanctions being considered by the United Nations Security Council. [Full Article...]

United Nations Passes New Sanctions Against North Korea

United Nations Passes New Sanctions Against North Korea However, a US-drafted resolution originally calling for an oil embargo on the North, a halt to its key exports of textiles and subjecting leader Kim Jong Un to a financial and travel ban appears to have been watered down to appease Russian Federation and China, which have veto powers, diplomats say. [Full Article...]

Radar Reveals Full Trek of Hurricane Irma Through Florida

Radar Reveals Full Trek of Hurricane Irma Through Florida The storm did some $US20 billion ($A25 billion) to $US40 billion in damage to insured property as it tore through Florida, catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide estimated. Four people are confirmed dead since the storm made landfall in the United States early Sunday morning. Cities flooded, power lines were downed and trees were uprooted across the state. [Full Article...]

Irma loses hurricane status but keeps spreading misery

Irma loses hurricane status but keeps spreading misery The National Hurricane Center predicted the storm's center would arrive inland in southern Georgia heading northward through the state Monday after churning up the west coast of Florida. Overall, Irma left almost 12.5 million Floridians - 65 percent - without power and caused widespread damage, ripping roofs off homes and leaving behind a trail of unsafe debris. [Full Article...]

Three active hurricanes at once: Katia forms in the Gulf

Three active hurricanes at once: Katia forms in the Gulf A hurricane watch has been issued for the state of Veracruz in Mexico as the storm and its 75 miles per hour winds move in on Thursday. Just as Jose was upgraded to a hurricane Wednesday afternoon, so was Katia. "It will be a nice waterfront lot in sunny Florida with no house, no trees, no cars, no boats and an awesome view of devastation as far as you can see". [Full Article...]

Jose now expected to be hurricane by Wednesday night

Jose now expected to be hurricane by Wednesday night The hurricane was moving at 18 miles per hour and was measured to have maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. The wind shear is low right now, so the storm is pretty symmetrical. A hurricane watch indicates the possibility that a region could experience hurricane conditions within 48 hours. It's likely that all other older buildings there have at least been damaged, he said. [Full Article...]


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