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Tears, relief as Canadians return home from Irma-hit areas

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The man said he only escaped the island after a USA military plane airlifted him to Puerto Rico. A representative for the Canadian airline said the flight will be picking up Canadians, Americans and Europeans stuck on the island. "I would like to offer my honest thanks to Canadian airlines who have provided relief efforts, including working with the Red Cross, transporting food, water and other supplies and offering sits to Canadian passengers", Garneau said. Read More »

Devastating damage from Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys

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That's because numerous islands are now inaccessible. "US 1, the only road that comes in and out of the Florida Keys , there's three choke points - there are three places that are completely inaccessible". "This is an extremely risky and life-threatening situation", the National Weather Service said as the storm closed in a second time near Naples. But that doesn't mean Floridians should try to go back home . Read More »

North Korea slapped with new United Nations sanctions

The communist state issued a similar warning on Monday before the vote was held, ratcheting up already-high tensions over its efforts to develop a nuclear-tipped weapon that could reach the USA mainland. Despite the impending vote on potentially painful economic sanctions, the atmosphere in Pyongyang over the weekend was one of celebration . The celebrations, honouring the success of Hydrogen bomb, also coincided with the 69th anniversary of the founding of North Korea which was held in ... Read More »

Bangladesh leader visits Rohingya refugees, assures help

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Last week, eyewitness reports emerged of Rohingya civilians being beheaded and burned alive in the Rakhine state. By comparison, communal violence in 2012 in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine, led to the killing of almost 200 people and the displacement of about 140,000, a lot of them Rohingya. Read More »

UN Security Council Approves New North Korea Sanctions

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A 2013 UN Security Council resolution stipulates that member states must curb financial services or transactions that could subsidise North Korea's nuclear programmes. If the North continues to develop its program, the US will have a case for war. Haley further addressed the North Korean regime directly, saying it is not too late to change course. Read More »

Trump plans 13-state tour to tout tax reform plan

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Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. The three Republicans who are attending all sit on the Senate Finance Committee, which is leading the charge on tax reform . Republicans hold a bare majority of seats in the upper chamber. A similar push by President George W. Bush in 2007 died in the Senate-largely because of Republican opposition. Read More »

Rain, wind continues through Tuesday morning

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A wind advisory is in effect for the Charlotte area overnight. FLASH FLOOD WATCH for the entire Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, as some areas could pick up a foot of rain . -TORNADOES: Isolated tornadoes are possible especially southwest of I-26. " STORM TOTAL RAINFALL: Widespread 4-8" across our SC counties and our Georgia counties, with isolated higher amounts. Read More »

Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust (F25U) Move Up 0.43% on Sep 10

The rating was maintained by Raymond James with "Outperform" on Thursday, July 27. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Since March 27, 2017, it had 5 buys, and 1 insider sale for $102,582 activity. After opening the trading day at 9.31, shares of Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust traded in a close range. Read More »

Specialists of largest nuclear test celebrated in Pyongyang

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Putin held a 20-conversation over the phone at 2330 KST on Monday to discuss "countermeasures" to the North's sixth nuclear test, the South Korean presidential office said. The call for nuclear rearmament has intensified after the North conducted what it claimed to be a missile-ready hydrogen bomb Sunday. The draft resolution, agreed to late Sunday after final negotiations between the USA and China, the North's ally and main trading partner, also ... Read More »

United Nations set for vote on North Korea sanctions

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who called the nuclear risk in North Korea the most risky crisis in the world today, told reporters Tuesday that "the unity of the Security Council is absolutely crucial". "It is up to the worldwide community to see that these resolutions are implemented", he warned. He urged the administration to "dramatically ramp up" USA sanctions designations of entities that deal with North Korea, particularly Chinese banks. Read More »

Senate set for Foxconn vote

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The proposed subsidy - which now heads to the state Assembly for a final vote Thursday - would be the largest ever from a USA state to a foreign company and 10 times bigger than anything Wisconsin has extended to a private business. The bill now advances to the Wisconsin Assembly for a final vote on Thursday. "Today, we sent a message not just to Foxconn, but every other manufacturer of cutting-edge technology - Wisconsin should be your new home", Wangaard said in a statement. Read More »

Four killed in Kuchlak firing

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Gunmen killed four male members of a family belonging to a minority Shiite community in Pakistan's Balochistan province, police said, in the latest bout of sectarian violence to rock the restive region. The attackers did not target the women who were safely taken to Quetta. Many Hazaras fled to Pakistan during decades of conflict in neighboring Afghanistan , and almost half a million now live in and around Quetta. Read More »

Privacy Commissioner says priority given to examination of Equifax data hack

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Summary: A class action lawsuit was filed against Equifax after hackers accessed millions of accounts. According to Fox News , the class action lawsuit is seeking as much as $70 billion in damages. That's because your data is the product that they sell to other people and companies. Considering the size and scope of the breach, it's probably better to assume you were part of it. Read More »

As Irma threatens Caribbean, tropical storm forms in Atlantic

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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. It's about 1,040 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, a collection of islands in the Caribbean Sea. According to the NHC website www.nhc. noaa .gov/outreach/history/, which the NHC admits doesn't include every noteworthy storm, the last major hurricane to make landfall in the USA was Hurricane Ike in 2008. Read More »

Cats look to keep winning streak alive against SC

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The Wildcats and Gamecocks enter the game with 2-0 records and a win on Saturday could have a big impact on the direction of where the rest of their seasons go. Missouri quarterback Drew Lock threw an interception on Mizzou's first play from scrimmage following the Samuel touchdown and Samuel promptly scored on a 25-yard run on the Gamecocks' first play after the interception. Read More »

Trump Calls 'Little Katy' Tur A 'Third Rate Reporter — FLASHBACK

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The journalist visited more than 40 states as the "Trump correspondent" for NBC News and MSNBC , beginning on June 16, 2015, when Trump descended the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his candidacy. Katy Tur's new book includes mention of President Donald Trump's reference to her as a "third rate" reporter and a "liar" during a 2015 campaign speech. Read More »

Hurricane Jose: Track takes weakening storm on an Atlantic loop

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It made the first landfall as a Category 4 storm at 9:10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Florida Keys and later hit Marco Island at 3:35 p.m.as a Category 3. "HELP IS ON THE WAY", they promised on Facebook . "You can't survive these storm surges", he said. Winds could already be gusting up to 25 miles per hour by noon, so make sure any patio furniture or lawn decorations have already been brought in. Read More »

What Hurricane Irma means for your holiday

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But at this time, public safety officials "remain in the monitoring phase", with the storm a day or so out from direct impact on Middle Georgia, Williams said . advisory, Irma was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, still a monster despite the weakening. The cyclone is expected to “move along or near the southwest coast of Florida on Sunday afternoon.”. Read More »

This is what Florida looks like as Irma hits

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Irma is plowing into Georgia and toward other parts of the Deep South - Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas. FEMA chief Brock Long has said some places won't have electricity for weeks. All around the region, millions of homes and businesses lost power during Irma's passage, with many of those outages in Florida . In Broward, more than a third of FPL's customers - 418,870 out of 933,300 - were without power. Read More »

Statue Of Christopher Columbus Vandalized In Central Park

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The phrase "Hate will not be tolerated, something is coming" was spray painted in white across the statue , and Columbus' hands were painted red, the New York Police Department said. Sheri Berger, a local who was walking her dog through the park, told the NY Post, "it bothers me to see [the graffiti]". "That's the first thing I've seen in NY that makes me feel saddened and angry", said Lois Hammett, a tourist from Tennessee who termed the defacement "disgraceful". Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Fuel shortages could last a week

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It flooded streets and coastal areas, swamped homes, uprooted massive trees, cast boats ashore, snapped power lines and toppled construction cranes. 10 people have been killed in Florida, Georgia and SC. Downed power lines: There are many power lines down, Bowden said, and the main power pole off the island also went down in the storm. Jacksonville , the largest city geographically in the country, is grappling with a record storm surge and enormous flooding. Read More »

Canadian judge suspended for wearing Trump hat

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Suspension without pay is the most serious sanction the Ontario Judicial Council can impose other than complete removal from office. We are satisfied that Justice Zabel does not hold any of the discriminatory views that the complainants attribute to Donald Trump , ” it said. Read More »

Rebel Wilson wins $4.5m defamation payout

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Wilson, who was seeking more than $7 million, has previously indicated she will donate the money to charity and to support young actors and the Australian film industry. The $4.56 million payout is largest defamation damages payout ordered by an Australian court. Uniform national defamation laws introduced in Australia imposed a cap on damages of $250,000, although there are provisions for aggravated damages. Read More »

Congress sends Trump bill denouncing Charlottesville violence, white supremacy

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The resolution formally condemns "the racist violence and domestic terrorist attack" in Charlottesville, where a auto suspected of being driven by a white supremacist sympathizer rammed into a vehicle full of counter-demonstrators. Sens. Reps. Tom Garrett, R-Virginia, and Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, introduced the measure in the House. If the House of Representatives adopts it as well, the joint resolution will be sent to President Trump for his signature. Read More »

Irma weakens; officials urge patience for evacuees eager to return home

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The string of islands was the first part of the state hit by the storm, and were still without water, power or cell service Monday. Irma, a Category 4 hurricane when it hit the peninsula on Saturday after battering the Florida Keys and various islands in the Caribbean last week, traveled up the west coast of Florida before extending its destructive power into Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Read More »

Justine Damond's death 'didn't have to happen'

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He says the jury was wrong in acquitting the officer who killed Castile. Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has handed over its preliminary investigation to the Hennepin county lawyer, who will now decide next steps. It didn't have to happen. Noor has refused to give a statement to police. Freeman told residents that his job was to determine whether Noor did something criminal and whether there was enough admissible evidence to support a charge. Read More »

Is Hurricane Jose headed for the Carolinas?

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After Jose is predicted to become a tropical storm, the hurricane center's cone of probability forecasts it will regain hurricane strength Thursday and loop away from the United States by early Sunday morning. "There is some indication of it getting a nudge towards the Southeast coast by next weekend", said meteorologist Shea Gibson with the forecasting company WeatherFlow. Read More »

McConnell: No new debt ceiling vote until "well into 2018"

McConnell. "I wrote it in such a way that it does not prevent what is frequently done, which is the use of extraordinary measures". "As far as the debt ceiling is concerned, as many of you now know, we'll not be revisiting the debt ceiling until sometime next year". Read More »

After US compromise, UN Security Council strengthens N. Korea sanctions

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During tough negotiations, the United States dropped its initial demands for a full oil embargo and a freeze on the foreign assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. The final draft text to be voted on Monday by the council would require the employment of North Korean workers overseas to be authorized by a Security Council committee. Read More »

Time to Strike a Diplomatic Deal with China on North Korea

Both Billingslea and Susan Thornton, the acting assistant secretary for the State Department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said that the administration is pushing China to act. Seoul's foreign ministry estimated that the North's textile exports may reach $760 million per year. The resolution is a watered-down version of the original U.S. Read More »

United Kingdom proposes maintaining security cooperation with European Union post-Brexit

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In the paper, which will be published today (September 12) the Government underlines its substantial defence budget, the seat on the UN Security Council, nuclear weapons and troops being deployed in Eastern Europe. "After we leave the European Union we will continue to face shared threats to our security, our shared values and our way of life", said Brexit Secretary David Davis . Read More »