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Hurricane watch: Jose could threaten the East Coast next week

Hurricane watch: Jose could threaten the East Coast next week As for its forecast, hurricanes in this part of the Atlantic often race out to sea and into oblivion, but that won't be the case with Jose. On the forecast track, the center of Jose will remain well to the east-northeast of the Bahamas through Wednesday. [Full Article...]

US National Debt Exceeds $20T After Congress, Trump Approve Debt Limit Bill

Republicans initially wanted an 18-month debt limit extension in a bid to avoid politically costly negotiations in the wake of the looming 2018 elections where most Senate and House seats will be up for grabs. Mitch McConnell , the Senate majority leader. The news comes as a blow to Democrats hoping the short-term debt limit deal struck with President Donald Trump would provide them levera... [Full Article...]

UNSC approves tough new sanctions against N.Korea (Second Lead)

UNSC approves tough new sanctions against N.Korea (Second Lead) During tough negotiations, the United States dropped initial demands for a full oil embargo and a freeze on the foreign assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in a bid to win support from China and Russian Federation. British ambassador to the UN Matthew Rycroft said: "There is a significant prize in keeping the whole of the Security Council united". An early draft of a Security Council res... [Full Article...]

Stop North Korea nuclear weapons programme before United Kingdom in range, warns Fallon

Stop North Korea nuclear weapons programme before United Kingdom in range, warns Fallon The oil supply restrictions, which were less than the full embargo sought by the US, was the main element of Monday's resolution. "We maintain the stance that when it comes to provocations, we impose tougher sanctions and pressure". The State Department's top official dealing with North Korea made a quiet trip to Moscow on Monday to urge Russian Federation to support new United Nations sanctio... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom says it may still join European Union military missions after Brexit

United Kingdom says it may still join European Union military missions after Brexit It was expected to be a nerve-wracking night for Prime Minister Theresa May who's opponents have slammed the bill as power grab by the Conservative government, but in the end, many fell in step with May, spurred by fears of a chaotic Brexit if the they voted no because Britain would lack laws to steer the process. [Full Article...]

Toronto hydro crews en route to Florida in wake of Irma

Toronto hydro crews en route to Florida in wake of Irma Up to 20,000 Gulf Power customers could lose power from the storm. Hydro One said Monday they were sending 175 people. Crews were working near the Lake Jackson area today. Gulf Power activated its McCrary Storm and Training Center for a real-world event for the first time since the center opened in 2015. They say they are just happy to help residents to recover from a storm with as much impact... [Full Article...]

Rohingya face ethnic cleansing — United Nations rights chief

Rohingya face ethnic cleansing — United Nations rights chief Some analysts have noted that Washington does not want to strain ties with Myanmar's government and influential military because of the country's proximity to China which has given it the status of a knight in the geopolitical game. The images we are seeing of the suffering of the Rohingya fill us with pain and dread ... The Senate body said that those affected should be provided with tents, foo... [Full Article...]

Authorities Consider Felony Charges After Pets Tied Up, Abandoned in Hurricane

Authorities Consider Felony Charges After Pets Tied Up, Abandoned in Hurricane Mr Aronberg said: 'This is a prime example of animal cruelty. According to Animal Care's Director Diane Suave, Palm Beach County has at least two shelters that allow pets, and still these dogs were left "either in pens, or in yards that they would not be able to get out of, or tethered or chained", she explained. [Full Article...]

Texas shooting: eight killed, including gunman, at house party

Texas shooting: eight killed, including gunman, at house party Plano police spokesman David Tilley said police initially responded to a report of shots fired. Plano Police Chief Greg W. Rushin told CBS News that the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard for police-involved shootings. [Full Article...]

State marijuana license board could vote on future of dispensaries Tuesday

State marijuana license board could vote on future of dispensaries Tuesday It says giving dispensaries, which are operating under a legal cloud, three months to close allows them time to wind down and patients time to connect with caregivers. Arkansas's Medical Marijuana Commission is to make final decisions this fall on who is granted licenses. The announcement comes after board member Donald Bailey, a retired Michigan State Police sergeant, called for existing dispen... [Full Article...]

DOJ won't charge police officers in Freddie Gray case

DOJ won't charge police officers in Freddie Gray case Proving civil rights violations in court is hard, with prosecutors looking into the potential Sterling case saying that officers must have acted not just recklessly but "with specific intent". Both investigations are now at their end. Billy Murphy, attorney for Gray's family, said the Justice Department informed him on Tuesday that no charges will be filed. [Full Article...]

Malala urges global community to intervene in Rohingya crisis

Malala urges global community to intervene in Rohingya crisis Suu Kyi, who is the state counselor of Myanmar and its de facto leader, has repeatedly been criticized for failing to condemn the brutal violence undertaken by her government. So still I feel that. "If the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep", Archbishop Tutu said in an open letter released on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step'

Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step' General Shin added: "We can now build ballistic missiles that can slam through deep underground bunkers where Kim Jong-un would be hiding". "The U.S. "We think it's a big mistake to underestimate this Russia, China initiative". "China is consistently committed to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, to the peace and stability of the peninsula and to the solution of the issue through d... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation reportedly used Facebook to organize rallies in US

Russian Federation reportedly used Facebook to organize rallies in US The Campaign Legal Center, a Washington nonprofit that advocates for more transparency in elections, on Tuesday sent a letter to Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg asking that the company publicly release the content of the alleged Russia-linked political ads. [Full Article...]

Damond investigation now with Hennepin County Attorney

Damond investigation now with Hennepin County Attorney Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity were responding to a 911 call from Damond regarding a suspected sexual assault in an alley near her south Minneapolis home when something happened that caused Noor to open fire through the squad car's driver side window. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Katia expected to produce severe rain, storm surges in Mexico

Hurricane Katia expected to produce severe rain, storm surges in Mexico Katia is the 11th named storm this Atlantic hurricane season and follows both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose - both are off to the east in the Atlantic Ocean. There are now 3 active hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, something that hasn't happened in almost 7 years, dating back to September of 2010. The storm is continuing to roll west at 14 miles per hour, with winds expected to be... [Full Article...]

Seattle mayor to resign amid another molestation allegation

Seattle mayor to resign amid another molestation allegation Murray said in his statement that he was proud of what he accomplished in almost two decades in the state legislature, and during his tenure as mayor, citing the $15 minimum wage, progressive housing affordability and police accountability legislation, along with negotiating the agreement with the Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena, which he believes, "in time will bring the National Hockey Leagu... [Full Article...]

Irma shifting to the west, on track to hit St. Petersburg

Irma shifting to the west, on track to hit St. Petersburg Another hurricane, Jose , has been weakening over the western Atlantic , with swells due to affect parts of Hispaniola (the island split into Haiti and the Dominican Republic), the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands , later this week. [Full Article...]

Tiger cubs meet for the first time

Tiger cubs meet for the first time When he was about 19 days old, zoo keepers say they noticed Damai started acting aggressively toward the cub when he was trying to eat. The Sumatran tiger that will be joining the cub in San Diego is nine weeks old. "After numerous attempts to keep the mother and cub together, the animal care team decided it was in the cub's best interest to separate them", the zoo said. [Full Article...]

Little Barrie drummer Virgil Howe has died at the age of 41

Little Barrie drummer Virgil Howe has died at the age of 41 Howe and his family requested that their privacy be respected during this hard time. Little Barrie released their fourth album Death Express in July, one Live4ever was again full of praise for; "never obvious, never simple". The main title theme to the AMC TV series Better Call Saul was recorded by Little Barrie . He is survived by his presenter wife Jen Dawson , parents Steve and Janet ... [Full Article...]


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