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Weaker Irma closes in on Keys, sparing Miami worst winds

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It grazed the state's east coast over the weekend. As the eye of the storm is moving north to mainland Florida, more than 1.4 million homes in the state are reported to be without power and more than 100,000 people have taken refuge in shelters. Read More »

North Korea's 'super-powerful thermo-nuclear weapon' for the US

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While it is hard to know for certain, it would appear that the North is "locked and loaded" for intercontinental strikes if it needed to do so. But the North's leader appeared deaf to the worldwide outrage and hailed the "perfect success in the test of H-bomb" at a dinner to congratulate the scientists and technicians behind the nuclear programme. Read More »

Hurricane Jose on a path to nowhere for now

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Jose is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. NHC forecasters say that Jose is expected to turn toward the east then southeast on Tuesday. But the cone of uncertainty isn't a forecast; it represents an average track error over the past five years. Hurricane Jose looked a little ragged on Monday morning but still had winds of 105 miles per hour. Read More »

Iranian women urge United Nations to stop violence in Myanmar

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September 10:Rohingya insurgent group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA ) in Myanmar's Rakhine state has declared a month-long ceasefire starting on Sunday after more than two weeks of violence and called on the Myanmar Government to respond in the same manner. Read More »

United Nations passes fresh sanctions on North Korea

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A panel of experts with the U.N. Security Council Sanctions Committee found North Korea nuclear facilities at Yongbyon, the test site at Punggye-ri and a uranium mine near Pyongsan are active, Voice of America reported Sunday. The resolution also requires those inspections to be done with the consent of the countries where the ships are registered, which opens the door to violations. Read More »

US calls for Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions

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The conversations were part of a flurry of calls Trump has made to world leaders after North Korea's test explosion this weekend of what it called a hydrogen bomb. As for North Koreans working overseas, the U.S. Mission said a cutoff on new work permits will eventually cost North Korea about $500 million a year once current work permits expire. Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes nuclear scientists, holds celebration bash

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The New York Times reports those demands were watered down following talks with Russian Federation and China, permanent members of the Security Council that hold veto power. China is North Korea's main ally and by far its biggest trading partner, including for oil shipments. The revised resolution expresses the council's "determination to take further significant measures" in the event of a new nuclear test or ballistic missile launch. Read More »

Hurricane Katia likely to intensify by landfall in Mexico: NHC

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Irma's first tweet appropriately used the #NewProfilePic trope, but it became a novel way to showcase the power of the storm and its progression from a tropical storm to a category 5 hurricane. A hurricane watch is in effect from Cabo Rojo to the northern border of the state. Hurricane activity tends to drop off by early October, but it's possible to get a storm in November, Klotzbach said. Read More »

General Electric Company (GE) is Amica Retiree Medical Trust's 9th Largest Position

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The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 13 with "Buy". Also Latimes.com published the news titled: "Ryder signs exclusive deal with LA electric-truck maker Chanje" on August 14, 2017. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Friday, July 28. Eagle Global Advisors Llc increased Enbridge Energy Management L (NYSE:EEQ) stake by 82,835 shares to 4.17M valued at $107.99M in 2016Q4. Read More »

Forecasters: Jose, Katia now hurricanes

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Hurricane Jose , which is trailing behind Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean, has strengthened to a Category 2 storm. "We have a lot of broken trees across the island", Meade said from Antigua, whose 80,000 people comprise most of the two-island nation's population. Read More »

Mostly sunny and warm this week

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Calm wind becoming north around 5 miles per hour in the morning. Those temperatures are in line with the high of 78 and low of 46 Fort Morgan averages in September. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. It will be in the upper-70s on Wednesday and Thursday . Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 92. Read More »

United States will pay for sanctions: North Korea

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North Korea said the US will pay a "due price" for leading efforts to impose new U.N sanctions against the country. "There are many elements to consider beyond the military and strategic value of this issue; the regional and global political context, the global non-proliferation norms, Korea's profile in the nonproliferation norms, and of course denuclearization being the fundamental rationale with which we are promoting and pursuing complete denuclearization of the North nuclear ... Read More »

Rohingya Muslims Flee Ethnic Cleansing by Myanmar's Military

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What's the situation like in Burma? Ali accused Myanmar of running a "malicious propaganda" campaign to term the Rohingya as "illegal migrants from Bangladesh" and the militants as "Bengali terrorists". There has been criticism of the country's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi - known as "The Lady" who effectively runs the country after her party won a landslide in the first free vote in a generation two years ago. Read More »

BC BUDGET: MSPs cut in half, disability assistance increase, $246M surplus

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In Budget 2017 Update , you'll see our choices to build a better B.C. for everyone. "That said, we are concerned about the added costs being imposed on employers and the business sector generally who ultimately support and create the high wage jobs and investments that enable trade, and support prosperity for both the kitchen and boardroom tables". Read More »

Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state

The center said Katia was expected to dissipate over the course of Saturday. During peak hurricane season - right now - it's not at all uncommon to see one, two, or in this case, three tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic. The Caribbean region was hunkering down as monster Hurricane Irma slammed into Barbuda as a rare Category Five storm early Wednesday, packing ferocious winds and causing major flooding in low-lying areas. Read More »

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

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As of 1151BST, Irma was moving north-northwest at 18mph with maximum sustained winds of 75mph, according to the National Hurricane Center , leaving risky flooding along long stretches of the coast. "What we feared the most was the surge", he said on MSNBC. While most of her friends have fled Naples, her house now is holding 27 people through the storm, she said. Read More »

1 public university in US News and World Report 'Best Colleges' ranking

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U.S. News rewards schools that spend more per student, and have a more elite student body, according to Politico's report. Delhi University figures in the top league of institutions in terms of the alumni outcomes indicator, which indicates how successful a university is at producing "highly achieving graduates". Read More »

NATO chief calls for united response to North Korea

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Can the attack on the US Pacific territory of Guam prompt NATO's Article 5, to come to power? "We have to hope that the seriousness of this threat puts us on the path of reason before it is too late", he said. United Nations diplomats said the latest U.S. proposals would be the toughest ever imposed on North Korea in punishment for its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on September 3. Read More »

Irma churns through central Florida, leaves trail of destruction

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It is possible with the hurricane timing and intensity that SECO won't be able to conduct restoration activity beginning Saturday night until winds subside on Monday. The first one was over the Florida Keys, which Irma hit as a Category 4 hurricane. At Germain Arena, where thousands sought refuge south of Fort Myers, people sat amid puddles on the concrete floor Monday morning. Read More »

Cobb DOT and Georgia Power prepare to pick up after Irma

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Heavy winds, flooding and rain possible in a hurricane or tropical storm means that Georgia Power is expecting at least some unavoidable power outages across the state. and Georgia System Operations Corp. If you see a downed power line, don't touch it or go near it. Report outages and downed lines at this Georgia Power website . Read More »

Congress urges CBI probe in Gurugram schoolboy murder

Sources said that the SIT has found that most CCTV cameras in the school were not functional and that despite its high fee, the school had not constructed separate toilet facilities for students and support staff like drivers, conductors, peons, etc. Read More »

Peru expels North Korea ambassador over nuclear test blast

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The draft proposes a cap of crude oil exports at current levels and adds a cap of two million barrels a year on refined oil, while it bans "condensates and natural gas liquids" altogether. "We have taken an incremental approach, and despite the best of intentions, it has not worked", Haley said. The revised text would ban textile exports from North Korea, but it scrapped demands for a full halt to payments of North Korean laborers working overseas. Read More »

USFK adds 4 launchers to THAAD as protesters clash with police

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in says more launchers were added to a contentious high-tech missile defense system because his country faces an unprecedented security threat from North Korea. In an early morning tweet Tuesday, Trump said, "I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States". Read More »

Honda shutting down production due to Irma remnants

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Temperatures will rise into the upper 70s during the afternoon, and scattered clouds will begin to spill into the area well ahead of the bulk of Tropical Storm Irma's moisture. But, it will likely only be in the form of light rain and wind gusts that probably won't make it to 30 miles per hour. Less than a half-inch is likely to fall across Upstate, the Weather Prediction Center said . Read More »

Florida hit by power cuts as storm Irma weakens

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Many streets were flooded in downtown Miami and other cities. The airbase hosting the headquarters of the US Central Command was evacuated of its staff and planes with the exception of mission personnel as hurricane Irma veered into the area. Read More »

Lives honored at Flight 93 Memorial

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Richland Township police claim that Dunbar was on duty at the Army National Guard Training Center when he said, 'If someone pays me enough money, I will kill the vice president'. They thanked the families of the fearless men and women. "Let us never forget what they did here". Forty passengers and crew died when Flight 93 went down in Somerset County as they fought with four hijackers. Read More »

Trump's Lawyers Wanted Jared Kushner To Step Down Over Shady Russia Connections

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John Dowd, who's been heading Trump's legal team since June, told the WSJ that, to his knowledge, the proposal wasn't taken to the president and that he didn't agree with his colleagues who thought Kushner needed to go. The Journal added that Kushner has said there were four meetings, but that he initially omitted any contacts with foreign officials on his security clearance form. Read More »

Storm surge warning over for all of SWFL, Irma moving farther away

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The center of Irma will move into southwestern Georgia later today, and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning. Storm surge warnings for all of Southwest Florida were discontinued as of the 2 p.m. This watch includes includes Aiken, Calhoun, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland and Saluda counties. A flash flood watch is in effect for Aiken and Orangeburg counties. Read More »

Freedom Caucus leaders vent to Paul Ryan after talks with Steve Bannon

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While the trio personally like Ryan, who remains popular throughout the House, one of the people familiar with the discussion said the three members were "frank" about their mounting concerns and warned Ryan that they and others in the House Republican conference could desert him in the coming months if the leadership fails to enact conservative policies. Read More »

Vladimir Putin: North Korea sanctions are 'useless' and 'ineffective'

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Putin, speaking in China on Tuesday, had condemned the nuclear test as provocative, but said that Russian Federation views sanctions on North Korea as "useless and ineffective". Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang expressed grave concern over the deployment during a regular news briefing on Wednesday. To that, Prime Minister Abe reportedly vowed to urge China and Russian Federation to cooperate and play a greater role in placing pressure on Pyongyang. Read More »

Richard Branson Necker Island Devastated by Irma

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Our Necker Island sources say Branson converted his wine cellar into an animal hospital and shelter for the injured, weak and scared. Branson, along with about a dozen Virgin Group staff members, had a sleepover of epic proportions on Necker Island which has withstood 3 hurricanes in the past 30 years. Read More »