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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis hints at military options on North Korea

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis hints at military options on North Korea A similar exercise, involving B-1B supersonic bombers and F-35B stealth fighters, was conducted by the USA together with South Korea on September 18. South Korean defense minister Song Young-moo said the joint exercises are being carried out "two to three times a month". [Full Article...]

Earthquake-hit Mexico struck by 6.1 aftershock

Earthquake-hit Mexico struck by 6.1 aftershock People ran into the streets as alarms sounded after the magnitude 6.1 quake hit the state of Oaxaca, some 520km (323 miles) south of Mexico City. The agency issued an automated yellow alert, predicting that "some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localized". [Full Article...]

Tropical storm warning issued for Gulf of Maine

Tropical storm warning issued for Gulf of Maine According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km). Surf will be 4-6 feet (+) at the coast. Hurricane Maria has claimed more than 30 lives across the region and is the second devastating storm to hit the Caribbean in the past two weeks. [Full Article...]

Manatee County children in AMBER Alert found safe

Manatee County children in AMBER Alert found safe Four missing children who were the subject of an Amber Alert have been found and are safe, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office says. Authorities said they would be with their mother, Jamia Gadeaun. Jaimia is in jail awaiting an extradition hearing. Jaima Gadeaun was wanted by law enforcement for her role in a home invasion in July at her husband's residence. [Full Article...]

Daredevil raccoon hitches ride on windscreen of a police vehicle

Daredevil raccoon hitches ride on windscreen of a police vehicle He found a safe place to pull over and snapped the other two photos of the hitchhiker. Luckily for the little creature, police said the officer managed to find a safe place to pull over so the raccoon could get off the vehicle safely. The raccoon then hopped off and disappeared into the night. Another made a reference to Guardians of the Galaxy's Rocket, a notoriously courageous raccoon. [Full Article...]

Price: No business trips on private planes while matter is reviewed

Price: No business trips on private planes while matter is reviewed Pallone said Democrats planned to ask the Health and Human Services inspector general to review Price's travel. Health and Human Services spokesman Ryan Murphy on Friday defended Price's use of private jets, saying travel requirements might necessitate their use, which was done in accordance with federal travel regulations. [Full Article...]

Trump executive order targets any firm backing trade with North Korea

Trump executive order targets any firm backing trade with North Korea President Donald Trump when he addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday. It's the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that USA fighters or bomber aircraft have ever flown this century, the Pentagon said. Throughout the week, Mr Trump met with the leaders of South Korea and Japan to discuss the crisis, including a meeting between the President and South Koran President Mo... [Full Article...]

South Korea says natural quake detected in North Korea

South Korea says natural quake detected in North Korea The North may have found a way to make a nuclear warhead small enough to put on a missile, but firing one at the South is likely to provoke retaliation in kind, which would end the regime. "This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone any USA fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea's coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness with which we take ( North Korea's ... [Full Article...]

Heat warning issued for Saturday by Environment Canada

Heat warning issued for Saturday by Environment Canada Based on information from Environment Canada, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, has issued a heat warning for Toronto on Saturday. The humidex or humidity index is used by Canadian meteorologists to describe how hot the weather feels to the average person, by combining the effect of heat and humidity. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico dam fails; evacuations begin along Guajataca River

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (WFLA) - A dramatic rescue was made in the waters near Vieques, Puerto Rico on Thursday. "Jersey City has one of the largest Puerto Rican communities outside of Puerto Rico, with deep ties to the island where many family members still live", Mayor Steve Fulop said. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation slams Trump over Iran nuclear deal comments

Russian Federation slams Trump over Iran nuclear deal comments In his UN General Assembly speech on Tuesday, Trump called the nuclear accord as a one-sided "embarrassment" to the United States that he said his country may abandon. The Russian minister said he had no new initiatives to bring the two sides together, explaining that he believes "the potential" for the Russian-Chinese freeze-for-freeze proposal "is not yet exhausted". [Full Article...]

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard' MCEVERS: And he demeaned Trump's rhetoric, saying he was, quote, "surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire rather than a politician". South Korea said it was the first direct statement of its kind by a North Korean leader. "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire", Kim said in the statement on the KCNA state news agency. The official, speakin... [Full Article...]

High pressure prevails through sunny weekend

High pressure prevails through sunny weekend Mostly cloudy skies stick with us overnight and well into tomorrow. There is a chance, however, for showers and thunderstorms Sunday night through Tuesday in the Council Bluffs-Omaha area, the weather service said. Rain chances through the day will linger around 20-40 percent. SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies and mild temperatures will be around with a low of 64 degrees. [Full Article...]

'Situation between U.S. and North Korea reaches unsafe level'

'Situation between U.S. and North Korea reaches unsafe level' Trump also mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the speech, dubbing him " Rocket Man ". "Our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind", Trump said. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threats

Kim's top diplomat , Ri Yong-ho, told reporters in NY such action could involve a powerful test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific. Ri did not elaborate on when the detonation might take place and added that any final decision on the matter would be taken by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . [Full Article...]

Iran leader Rouhani critical of 'hateful' Trump address to UN

The secretary told reporters it would now take some time to prepare to implement the decisions. If the USA decides to break the agreement, Rouhani said, "any choice and any option" are open for Iran "that we see as beneficial to our country" - but he dismissed Trump's "baseless accusation" that the nuclear deal may be providing cover for Iran's eventual construction of nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

SC avoids upset with freshman's late FG

SC avoids upset with freshman's late FG Bentley was 22 of 34 for 295 yards with an interception and a scoring pass to freshman wide receiver OrTre Smith with 11:06 remaining. It was the play prior to the game-winner that was the highlight of the come-from-behind win. Skip Holtz's Bulldogs team now sits at 2-2. Things got even worse for SC up front when redshirt senior guard Cory Helms went down with a knee injury, but Muschamp told ... [Full Article...]

Rohingyas in India are illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh

Rohingyas in India are illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh In its judgement, the bench said that from the evidence presented before the tribunal, it is clear that the general intent of the government of Myanmar has been to "destroy the identity of these different groups as a part of the Myanmar community". [Full Article...]

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeast of Oaxaca, Mexico: USGS

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeast of Oaxaca, Mexico: USGS At the site of an office building that collapsed Tuesday and where an around-the-clock search for survivors was still ongoing, rescuers briefly evacuated from atop the pile of rubble after the morning quake. At the building in the Roma district, Jose Gutierrez, father of one of those trapped, and also a civil engineer, warned that "the structure is at risk of total collapse". [Full Article...]

Russia's Lavrov backs U.S. view on primacy of sovereignty in global relations

Russia's Lavrov backs U.S. view on primacy of sovereignty in global relations At the same time, the minister said that Russian Federation is ready to cooperate with its western partners and work together in a constructive way to find mutually acceptable solutions of the pressing issues, including the Ukrainian crisis in particular. [Full Article...]


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