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National Hurricane Center: Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys - 9AM

National Hurricane Center: Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys - 9AM FPL said on Friday that Irma could affect about 4.1 million customers, but that was before the storm track shifted away from the eastern side of the state. "It's certainly one of those metropolitan areas where we have one of the greatest concerns, particularly with storm surge, particularly with inexperience", Feltgen said. [Full Article...]

Kenya's President Opens Parliament Amid Opposition Boycott

Kenya's President Opens Parliament Amid Opposition Boycott Kenya held parliamentary, presidential and local elections on August 8, but the Supreme Court nullified the presidential results three weeks later, citing irregularities in the tallying process. Just last week, Munya was welcomed to the National Super Alliance by flag bearer Raila Odinga, his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka as well as principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula. [Full Article...]

Eric and Lara Trump Welcome Baby Boy

Eric and Lara Trump Welcome Baby Boy Eric Luke makes nine grandchildren for the president. Eric Trump, along with his brother Don Jr., were forceful advocates for their father on the campaign trail and have remained in NY to run the family business. We're still standing by to see if Donald or Melania Trump will take to social media to announce their own congratulations to the couple. In March, the president tweeted about the ne... [Full Article...]

Irma spins up funnel clouds, tornado in Florida

Irma spins up funnel clouds, tornado in Florida One to fifteen foot storm surges are expected along the west coast of Florida, from Marco Island to the Florida Keys. The hurricane, which killed at least 25 people when it churned through the Caribbean, has slowed down and moved west-northwest at 11 km/h. [Full Article...]

Eastbourne MP explains why he voted against Government Brexit bill

Eastbourne MP explains why he voted against Government Brexit bill But it seems clear she also knows Parliament's approval for the EU Withdrawal Bill to proceed to its next stage was unmistakably conditional. There will be sighs of relief within the government that the bill passed its second reading which now means it goes through to the committee stage . [Full Article...]

Despite Irma, football games in Florida get a go-ahead

Despite Irma, football games in Florida get a go-ahead The Dolphins had been scheduled to open Sunday at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , but that game was postponed until November 19. "I asked", Dolphins owner Stephen Ross reportedly said Monday. After that, the Dolphins will go across the Atlantic Ocean to London to play against the New Orleans Saints on October 1. "It will be played in London". [Full Article...]

Trump softens tone on North Korea

President Trump on Tuesday lauded the United Nations Security Council for unanimously approving new sanctions against North Korea , but he questioned whether they will have "any impact" on its nuclear program . The sanctions caps oil exports, bans all textile exports, restrict future employment of North Koreans overseas, allow countries to inspect ships going and coming from North Korea but ... [Full Article...]

Trump debt limit deal undermines trust among GOP on tax overhaul

Trump debt limit deal undermines trust among GOP on tax overhaul One of the main selling points raised during Donald Trump's unlikely path to the presidency was his reputation as a deal-maker. It's not a complete surprise to his fellow Republicans. "So what's he going to do?" asked Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council. Trump's six months are up and he's in overtime, but his wife isn't ambitious. [Full Article...]

British man on bachelor party survives swimming across Hoover Dam

British man on bachelor party survives swimming across Hoover Dam At the other side I was exhausted. It took Hughes about 30 minutes to swim from Arizona to Nevada and back. Regardless, he could still feel gravity pulling him toward the dam. But Hughes didn't get off scot-free: He was handcuffed at the scene and issued a ticket for $330. "Bollocks to all the haters and boring bastards, when I die I will take this to the grave with pride, not regret". [Full Article...]

Minn. rural electric cooperatives assist Florida recovery

Minn. rural electric cooperatives assist Florida recovery Forty-five of those workers will head to Florida while the rest will make their way to SC. Hurricane Irma, which weakened into a still-dangerous tropical storm Monday, engulfed almost the entire Florida peninsula, wreaking havoc from the state's southernmost point up to the Georgia line, from the Atlantic coast to the Gulf side. [Full Article...]

President Trump rescinds Obama era immigration policy, 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals'

President Trump rescinds Obama era immigration policy, 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals' Their presence strengthens communities; they work, attend colleges and universities, have bank accounts, credit and pay taxes, Ferguson said in a news conference a day after Trump announced plans to end the program. Of them, about 350,000 are in middle school or high school, according to the Migration Policy Institute . And this is not an academic issue; hundreds of thousands of people's ... [Full Article...]

Malaysia Airlines to Buy 8 Boeing 787s and 25 737s, Najib Says

Malaysia Airlines to Buy 8 Boeing 787s and 25 737s, Najib Says Meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Najib Razak today, is independent of any investigation by Department of Justice, says White House press secretary. Trump and Najib will then have an extended meeting. But relations cooled over the 1MDB scandal. In its latest court filings in California, in June, the DoJ said it was seeking to seize US$540 million (RM2.3 billion) in a... [Full Article...]

Woman Shot Homeless Man Who Asked Her To Move Porsche

Woman Shot Homeless Man Who Asked Her To Move Porsche That combination emanating from Quackenbush's parked vehicle disturbed Melton while he was trying to sleep on the sidewalk. Police say the two began yelling at each other, and Quackenbush eventually got out of the vehicle and shot Melton twice before running up the street with another woman. [Full Article...]

United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea

United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea The United States watered down an initial tougher draft resolution to win the support of North Korea's ally China and Russian Federation. "The DPRK (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is ready and willing to use any form of ultimate means" and the USA would pay a heavy price if new sanctions proposed by Washington are adopted, North Korea's foreign ministry said, referring to the nat... [Full Article...]

Florida nuke plants under threat as Irma hits

Florida nuke plants under threat as Irma hits Rob Gould, a spokesman for Florida Power and Light, said in a Sunday morning news briefing that almost 2 million of the utility's customers have lost power , but electrical power has been restored to about 320,000 of those customers thus far. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose expected to weaken over next 48 hours

Hurricane Jose expected to weaken over next 48 hours Social media hype is already beginning about Hurricane Jose's potential threat to the United States' East Coast in less than two weeks. Hurricane Jose formed less than a week after Hurricane Irma , and he's possibly headed toward the U.S. [Full Article...]

Must-see: Man survives plane crash into a tree

Must-see: Man survives plane crash into a tree Plainville police say the 1981 Cessna 172 crashed behind a business near the airport. Authorities said Forst was 79 and suffered only minor injuries. "He was going very slow, so I started walking briskly up here real fast and I heard the bang and knew that he went down". The incident is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration . [Full Article...]

Georgia orders compulsory evacuation of coast as Irma roars closer

Georgia orders compulsory evacuation of coast as Irma roars closer SC residents anxious about having enough medication to last Hurricane Irma may not be able to get emergency refills before the storm. "We still need to be prepared", Cooper said Friday , adding that emergency crews will continue to be ready for whatever the storm may deliver. [Full Article...]

Russian, US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor: monitor

Russian, US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor: monitor Referring to Assad's opponents, Nasrallah said "the path of the other project has failed and wants to negotiate for some gains". Tribal figures linked to a US-backed alliance announced plans yesterday for a council to run Syria's Deir Ezzor, as both the alliance and regime troops battle extremists in and around the city. [Full Article...]

Boy, parents die in volcanic crater

Boy, parents die in volcanic crater His 45-year-old dad went to save him - but was sucked into the crater. When the boy's 42-year-old mother tried to save her husband, she was also sucked in. The family, believed to be from northern Italy, were visiting the Solfatara crater, which is located close to the dormant Campi Flegrei supervolcano beneath the Gulf of Naples. [Full Article...]


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