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by | September 13, 2017 | 05:53

Earlier this morning around 8am Irma slammed through the Florida Keys as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 130mph. Irma is plowing into Georgia and toward other parts of the Deep South - Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas. FPL will begin restoring power in multiple locations and follow an overall plan that calls for restoring power to the largest number of customers safely and as quickly as possible.

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:47

So when the winds did their turn about 2 or 3 a.m. Monday morning, they weren't strong enough to cause the storm surge forecasters had predicted. Hurricane Irma has regained strength as it begins pummeling Florida, threatening nearly the entire southeastern USA state after leaving a deadly path of destruction across the Caribbean islands.

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:44

It has drawn stronger opposition from powerful neighbours Iran and Turkey who fear that it will stoke separatist sentiment among their own large Kurish minorities. One hundred and seventy-three of the 203 MPs present in the Iraqi Parliament voted to reject the Kurdistan Region's decision to hold an independence referendum on Sep.

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:13

After The Globe reported that he had done so, a flurry of complaints and media attention followed and, on his next day in court, November 15, he apologized publicly, explaining that he had been joking and was not expressing support for Mr. Zabel engaged in "serious misconduct", the panel said, but added that his actions actions were "completely at odds with the exemplary judge he has been for the past 27 years".

by | September 13, 2017 | 04:27

Another 125 emergency rescues were made in less than an hour Monday in Orange County, home to Orlando - an inland city to which many coastal residents had evacuated before the hurricane. A vehicle is seen in a flooded street in Miami, Florida. Night-time curfews have been imposed in areas such as Miami, where 13 people were arrested on suspicion of looting.

by | September 13, 2017 | 03:56

Although the hurricane is expected to make a loop, recent long-term forecast models for Hurricane Jose are scattered around the map. Hurricane Jose is now travelling in a clockwise circle, but could go north later in the week. Forecasters are watching a storm in the far Atlantic and by next week could be watching two more. The latest track is a rather unusual one as Jose will do a complete loop, east of the Bahamas and then start heading west, northwest toward the Bahamas, with a ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 03:53

The debt number had been stagnant since March due to the debt ceiling, as the US Treasury faced a temporary ban on further borrowing. Pushing the debt-ceiling vote into 2018 "sure doesn't benefit them" or the country, the New York Democrat said , referring to Republicans.

by | September 13, 2017 | 03:47

Kim Hyun-Wook of Seoul's Korea National Diplomatic Academy predicted: "The sanctions will only provide North Korea with an excuse for further provocations, such as an ICBM launch". In his remarks, the Chinese envoy, Liu Jieyi, warned the United States against efforts at "regime change" and the use of military force. China has repeatedly said it will support further United Nations action if it helps restart talks with North Korea .

by | September 13, 2017 | 03:23

As things now stand Britain will remain a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, retain its seat on the UN Security Council, and maintain its position as Europe's biggest military power. "The newspaper also reports that the Government "[does] not rule out United Kingdom troops serving under European Union command structures or continuing to pay into the EU's foreign affairs or development budgets".

by | September 13, 2017 | 03:10

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attending an art performance dedicated to nuclear scientists and technicians, who worked on a hydrogen bomb which the regime claimed to have successfully tested . It also exports 200,000 tonnes of oil products, according to United Nations data. The measures to punish Pyongyang for its September 3 nuclear test also ban the country from importing natural gas liquids and condensates, and limit the import of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels a ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 02:42

In July, the justices sided with a lower court ruling that grandparents and cousins of a person in the US fit the definition of a close relationship. Judge Watson also ruled in favor of those refugees whom resettlement agencies were prepared to assist. "It is therefore exceedingly unlikely that they represent a security threat".

by | September 13, 2017 | 02:39

The victims, all reportedly in their 20s and 30s, had gathered at Meredith's home to watch football. Rushin said the officer approached the house from the back and saw bodies in the backyard before confronting the suspect inside. Family members of the homeowner say she had filed for divorce from her ex-husband. Monday would have been their wedding anniversary. But the mother of the one of the victims told WFAA-TV that her daughter, 27-year-old Meredith Hight, owned the home and was ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 02:32

Hydro One announced today that it will mobilize 175 employees down to Florida to help with the Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Crews were working near the Lake Jackson area today. "We're just here to help the people, to restore the power, and that's what our company does". Gulf Power crews prepare to respond to Hurricane Irma on Monday morning, September 11, 2017.

by | September 13, 2017 | 02:30

Addressing the media, Sharma blamed the school management and said that the state government will show no leniency to those behind the murder. The Supreme Court should frame guidelines to eradicate security lapses in school, and legal action should be taken immediately.

by | September 13, 2017 | 02:24

The protesters were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the barbarism of Myanmar government and silence of the world leaders and human rights organisations. As the humanitarian crisis escalated, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu wrote to his fellow Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, begging her to stop the violence.

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:32

The referendum vote is opposed by regional neighbors Turkey, Iran and Syria, who fear the separatism in Iraq could spread to Kurdish populations within their borders. Kurdish leaders plan to hold the plebiscite not only in the three northern provinces where they have long enjoyed autonomy but also in other historically Kurdish-majority areas of Iraq that Kurdish forces captured during the battle against the Islamic State group.

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:18

Gray, 25, died from a severe spinal injury in April 2015 after being arrested for having a switchblade and bouncing around in the back of a police van. He said he only wished the local prosecutor had reached the same determination "prior to any of the criminal charges being placed". Yet all six were cleared or else the charges against them were dropped, including officer Caesar Goodson, who had been driving the vehicle in which Mr Gray was being transported without being properly restrained.

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:17

Global tensions with North Korea have escalated over recent missile tests as well as the detonation of a miniaturized H-bomb last week. Speaking at the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland, Han Tae Song reiterated his country's claim that "forthcoming measures" will "make the USA suffer the greatest pain" in response to resolution 2375 .

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:14

The Dalai Lama has called on Myanmar to follow the example of the Buddha and come to the aid of the country's persecuted Rohingya minority, more than 300,000 of whom have fled their home province in two weeks. An online petition calling for the revocation of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's 1991 Nobel Peace Prize has accrued 366,000 signatures, PressTV reported.

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:08

Heckard filed suit against the mayor earlier this year accusing him of molesting him when Heckard was a teenager in the 1980s. He withdrew in May from the Seattle mayor's race, saying the campaign should be focused on issues, not scandal. Heckard's private lawsuit claims and continuing to slander the lawyers and other victims...", said Dyer. "I previously urged the Mayor to reflect deeply about whether he could continue to lead and what was in the best interests of the city".

by | September 13, 2017 | 01:00

That means that although there's now a strong probability Irma will continue along the East Coast, pounding Georgia and SC, there's still plenty of time for the storm to swerve. But there's one tiny bright spot to the Jose story , and it's actually the result of the hurricane's close proximity to Irma. A hurricane watch is in effect from Cabo Rojo to the northern border of the state.

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:45

He believes southwest Florida is the most impacted but cautions that numbers may rise as "Irma hasn't left". Sustained winds are near 130 miles per hour, with higher gusts. Full restoration of power could take weeks in many areas due to expected damage to FPL's system, the NextEra Energy Inc unit said . Across the Caribbean , more than 30 people were killed by Irma, including 10 in Cuba , state authorities announced on Monday.

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:34

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports a nine-week-old Sumatran tiger cub was flown from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. on Monday to join the other cub. The little tiger cub confiscated from an alleged smuggler's auto at the California-Mexico border last month now has a new friend to play with! "We are beyond thrilled to welcome this tiger cub to the Safari Park", Andy Blue, associate curator of mammals at the park said about the new arrival.

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:33

The Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test , imposing a ban on its textile exports and capping imports of crude oil. Lawmakers who spoke Tuesday supported the USA pressure tactics, while voicing skepticism that North Korea could be forced into abandon nuclear weapons it regards as a guarantee of survival for the Kim dynasty.

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:29

The U.S. -drafted unanimously approved resolution aims to limit the North's oil imports, ban its textile exports , stop joint ventures with other nations and stem efforts to smuggle items into the North that are prohibited by worldwide resolutions.

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:29

Catalan police said on Twitter (in Catalan) that checks ruled out that the vehicle had any risky material. Spanish media said locals and tourists were ordered away from cafe and bar terraces and told to take refuge inside premises. Barcelona, a tourism hub in northeast Spain's Catalonia region, and a nearby coastal town were targets of extremist attacks that killed 16 people last month.

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:27

Frustrated U.S. lawmakers called on Tuesday for a "supercharged" response to North Korea's nuclear tests, saying Washington should act alone if necessary to stiffen sanctions on companies from China and any country doing business with Pyongyang.

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:24

On Monday, Lopes testified that that he was instructed to call a USA ambassador to the Dominican Republic "asap" on behalf of Melgen's 22-year-old stunner girlfriend Rosiell Polanco. The Democrat senator also advocated for visas on behalf of lawyer Juliana Lopes Leite and Ukrainian model Svitlana Buchyk who were also dating Melgen, the New York Post reports.

by | September 12, 2017 | 23:46

While preventing the DPRK from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates, according to some observers the United Nations resolution simply capped crude oil imports at the same level at which they had been over the previous 12 months, while limiting imports of refined petroleum products to 2m barrels per year.

by | September 12, 2017 | 23:43

The Trump administration has obliged in spades after the impoverished totalitarian nation conducted a series of missile test firings and followed with its largest nuclear test yet, all of which rattled South Korea, Japan and the USA, the latter now considered in range of North Korean missiles.

by | September 12, 2017 | 23:43

On Thursday, Aug. 24, police raided the apartment where she was last seen. Ashton Matheny, boyfriend of the slain Fargo woman, Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, said DNA test results have confirmed that he and LaFontaine-Greywind are the parents of the newborn baby found in the apartment of the two suspects charged in the case.

by | September 12, 2017 | 23:44

Speaking to the press regarding his relationship with the player after the transfer request, Jurgen Klopp said that everything is fine between him and Coutinho . Liverpool supporters will be delighted to hear that the player is not too pleased with how Barcelona handled the situation and this could work in the club's favour, making it easier to persuade him to stay beyond the current season.

by | September 12, 2017 | 23:41

In the book, Clinton dishes about how her "skin crawled" when Trump lurked behind her at that infamous presidential debate; admits her private email server and Wall Street speeches were mistakes; and blames everyone from Russian President Vladimir Putin to former FBI Director James Comey to the media to Sen.

by | September 12, 2017 | 23:36

The vote for the sanctions, the ninth package of measures imposed by the UN Security Council on Pyongyang since 2006 for its nuclear and missile tests , came as a relief to U.S. This is an area that the Trump administration has been trying to target because North Korea makes a lot of money by sending what's effectively slave labor overseas.

by | September 12, 2017 | 23:34

The United States says the shield, more than a decade in the planning, is needed to protect against so-called rogue states, a term USA officials have used to refer to North Korea and Iran. But it only caps Pyongyang's imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months, and it limits the import of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels a year.