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Isaac Now a Tropical Depression But Rains Still Coming Isaac Now a Tropical Depression But Rains Still Coming
- September 16, 2018

But Isaac , which at one point was one of a trio of hurricanes swirling in the Atlantic alongside killer storm Hurricane Florence , and Hurricane Helene , is not completely done. Tropical storm-force winds extend about 45 miles from its center, but there are no coastal watches or warnings associated with Joyce . At this time no tropical storm/hurricane watches or warnings are in effect for Barbados. (more...)
U.S. 'brute' of a storm turns deadly U.S. 'brute' of a storm turns deadly
- September 16, 2018

We have to remember, Florence is a very large storm. The trend is "exceptionally bad news", said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it "smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge". (more...)
Eliud Kipchoge speaks after smashing Men's Marathon World Record Eliud Kipchoge speaks after smashing Men's Marathon World Record
- September 16, 2018

As the race progressed, it was now never a question of if, but when he would be breaking the World Record, for the seventh time in the same course, over the last 15 years. Kipchoge now adds the official world record to his extensive list of achievements. "I had great belief that I could achieve this feat and running a sub 2 hours two minutes was simply incredible and I believe I can still go below that with such good conditions", said Kipchoge, adding that he could have posted better times ... (more...)
How I Got Fake NYSC Certificate - Adeosun How I Got Fake NYSC Certificate - Adeosun
- September 16, 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate arrest of Kemi Adeosun , Nigeria's former Minister of Finance , who resigned her position on Friday. Upon enquiry as to my status relating to NYSC, I was informed that due to my residency history and having exceeded the age of thirty (30), I was exempted from the requirement to serve. (more...)
Botham Jean was killed in his own home Botham Jean was killed in his own home
- September 16, 2018

Jean's apartment was dark, she claimed , according to an arrest affidavit. The police then got a warrant to search the victim's apartment and found marijuana inside, trying desperately to somehow rationalize what happened. She told police it wasn't until she turned on the lights that she realized she was in the wrong apartment, an affidavit said. A judge authorized police to search for guns, fired cartridge casings, trace evidence such as blood, video surveillance and also "any ... (more...)
Revere man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod Revere man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod
- September 16, 2018

The beach has since closed, according to the Associated Press . Barnstable County Commissioner Ronald Beaty Jr., who received national attention last summer by advocating the use of baited drum lines to catch and kill great white sharks, was among the first to issue a statement. (more...)
Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on U.S Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on U.S
- September 16, 2018

A pet dog licked Johan Mackie's face after he helped rescue Kevin Knox's family from their flooded brick home. In Fayetteville, a North Carolina city of about 210,000 people about 90 miles inland, authorities told thousands of residents near the Cape Fear River and Little River to get out of their homes by Sunday afternoon because of the flood risk. (more...)
Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum agree: Trumps Puerto Rico claim was wrong Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum agree: Trumps Puerto Rico claim was wrong
- September 16, 2018

There is no indication Trump raised "billions" to help rebuild the island and the government's Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) has said its response was strained after responding to two other major hurricanes weeks before Maria. It was that number on which Puerto Rican authorities based their official tally. He first boasted of the "incredible unsung success " the administration achieved in Puerto Rico , when asked if there were lessons learned from response to that hurricane, ... (more...)
Border Patrol agent arrested, accused of killing four women Border Patrol agent arrested, accused of killing four women
- September 16, 2018

He fled police after the fifth woman he abducted escaped and informed authorities about her plight. Ortiz was arrested in the parking lot of a hotel where he was attempting to hide, Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said at a press conference. (more...)
Hong Kong raises typhoon alert to highest level as Mangkhut closes in Hong Kong raises typhoon alert to highest level as Mangkhut closes in
- September 16, 2018

More than 105,000 people fled their homes in the largely rural agricultural region, which is one of the nation's top producers of corn and rice. Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino said Saturday officials are looking into eight to ten people dead due to Ompong. (more...)
Russian President Supervises Military Maneuvers Vostok 2018 Russian President Supervises Military Maneuvers Vostok 2018
- September 16, 2018

More than 300,000 soldiers from Russian Federation and China are taking part in the land, air and sea exercises this week, in a show of strength and friendship between Moscow and Beijing. The participation of the People's Liberation Army surprised many experts. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Col. Gen. Alexander Fomin stressed last week that the Vostok-2018 war games are not an anti-NATO event despite claims made by Western media, and that they are held several thousand kilometers away ... (more...)
Novichok suspects: We were in Salisbury as tourists Novichok suspects: We were in Salisbury as tourists
- September 16, 2018

They are accused of conspiracy and the attempted murder of Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, and of a police officer who was investigating the poisoning. An except of the full interview was shown on RT News on Thursday morning, and an additional transcript can be seen here. "I mean people who often work undercover, including the intelligence services". (more...)
Hurricane Florence drenches barrier islands Hurricane Florence drenches barrier islands
- September 16, 2018

According to forecasters, the center of Florence is expected to hit North Carolina's southern coast Friday, then drift southwest before moving inland on Saturday. "And we had no belief it would be as significant an event as it was", he said. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC later today, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and northeastern SC in the hurricane warning area tonight and Friday. (more...)
Beach landslide injures tourists in Zante Beach landslide injures tourists in Zante
- September 16, 2018

As reported by the Evening Standard, Josh O'Connell, 21, of Kilkenny, Ireland works for a local tour company and described the terrifying scene. Video footage shows beach-goers running in panic as part of a cliff peels off the rock wall at the end of Navagio beach , tumbling to the sand. (more...)
U.S. accuses Russian Federation of altering North Korea sanctions report U.S. accuses Russian Federation of altering North Korea sanctions report
- September 16, 2018

It also said Pyongyang continues to defy global sanctions through a "massive increase" in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of refined petroleum products. The UN Security Council will meet on Monday over the implementation of sanctions on North Korea at the request of Washington, the USA mission to the United Nations said. (more...)
Trump administration diverts $10M from FEMA to ICE Trump administration diverts $10M from FEMA to ICE
- September 16, 2018

While DHS spokespeople have claimed the FEMA money did not come from its disaster relief coffers, the documents sent to Congress indicated it came from FEMA's "operations and support" funds. Regardless, it does make you wonder why Trump would be taking any money at all away from FEMA after the disaster we saw in Puerto Rico previous year. (more...)
Hungary's Orban bets on growing anti-immigrant tide in latest European Union standoff Hungary's Orban bets on growing anti-immigrant tide in latest European Union standoff
- September 15, 2018

Even EPP leader Mandred Weber, who earlier was supportive of Orban and is seeking to become the European Commission president next year, said he had voted for triggering Article 7 . Britain's Nigel Farage, a pro-Brexit MEP, wrote that the decision demonstrated "the authoritarian grip of the EU". Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto called the vote the "petty revenge of proimmigration politicians" and said Hungary would fight it. (more...)
Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded
- September 15, 2018

The father was transported to the hospital with injuries. In Wilmington, a city of about 120,000 people on North Carolina's Atlantic coastline along the Cape Fear River that is home to historic mansions and even a decommissioned World War Two-era battleship, streets were strewn with downed tree limbs and carpeted with leaves and other debris. (more...)
Turkey is working to reach ceasefire in Syria's Idlib: foreign minister Turkey is working to reach ceasefire in Syria's Idlib: foreign minister
- September 15, 2018

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani back military action, despite a cease-fire call by their Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (more...)
Stephen Colbert fact-checks Trump's Puerto Rico hurricane comments Stephen Colbert fact-checks Trump's Puerto Rico hurricane comments
- September 15, 2018

Last month, Rossello accepted the study's conclusion that almost 3,000 people died as a result of the storm's effects. Earlier this week, Mr Trump hailed the USA response in Puerto Rico as "an incredible, unsung success ". Here are five Trump critics who have had angry reactions to the president's clueless remarks on Puerto Rico's death toll. CNN columnist Chris Cillizza also slammed Trump's Thursday Twitter denials as "a new low". (more...)
Hurricane Florence Likely To Make Landfall Today: 5 Facts Hurricane Florence Likely To Make Landfall Today: 5 Facts
- September 15, 2018

Its forward movement increased slightly to 9 km/h as hurricane-force winds extended 150 kilometers from its center along with tropical-storm-force winds up to 315 kilometers. The hurricane has maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour and is coming in at 6 miles per hour. Millions of people were expected to lose power from the storm and restoration could take weeks. (more...)
NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space
- September 15, 2018

Florence is expected to remain a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall. It is poised to slow to a crawl there and then drift to the southwest, unloading disastrous amounts of rain. The hurricane could also produce heavy and excessive rainfall - up to 40 inches in isolated areas in the Carolinas and anywhere between 6 to 12 inches elsewhere in the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic region. (more...)
Court: British surveillance violates European law Court: British surveillance violates European law
- September 15, 2018

Liberty joined with the ACLU, Amnesty International , Privacy International , and 13 other organizations to challenge the Snooper's Charter, officially known as the Investigatory Powers Act , after former U.S. In 2016, the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal also ruled that intelligence agencies violated human rights through bulk collection and unsatisfactory oversight. (more...)
Qld girl gets detention for anthem protest Qld girl gets detention for anthem protest
- September 15, 2018

The Washington Post wrote that the young girl's anthem protest "is an echo" of Kaepernick's kneeling protest to police brutality. "Even if you're small, you can do big things". Her parents insisted they had no influence over their daughter's actions, however a number of politicians weren't convinced. "Anyone who knows Harper know she's not a kid who can be brainwashed". (more...)
Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods
- September 15, 2018

He said there had been three confirmed deaths from the storm and several others were being investigated to determine if they were storm-related. More than 22,000 people fleeing the storm have taken shelter at 157 shelters open across the state. (more...)
Trump takes another shot at John Kerry for meetings with Iranian official Trump takes another shot at John Kerry for meetings with Iranian official
- September 15, 2018

And according to him, right, you don't have to take my word for it, he - these are his answers, he was talking to them. During interviews this week Mr Kerry has accused the Trump administration of pursuing a policy of regime change in Iran . (more...)
Myanmar's Suu Kyi says in hindsight could have handled Rakhine issue better Myanmar's Suu Kyi says in hindsight could have handled Rakhine issue better
- September 15, 2018

Suu Kyi on Thursday drew shark rebukes from USA officials after she insisted the jailing of the two journalists did not violate freedom of speech. Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay was not immediately available to comment on Suu Kyi's remarks. Vice President Mike Pence has appealed for the reporters, U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo, to be released, adding his voice to a chorus of global condemnation of the sentencing. (more...)
Manafort Wants Manafort Wants "No Cooperation" Plea Deal
- September 15, 2018

Spokesmen for special counsel Mueller and Manafort would not respond to requests for comment. Manafort was convicted on eight counts of tax and bank fraud in federal court in Virginia in August, a development that was widely viewed as a victory for Mueller's team in his first court test of the Russian Federation probe. (more...)
U.S. fighters intercept Russian bomber near Alaska U.S. fighters intercept Russian bomber near Alaska
- September 15, 2018

NORAD, however, released a photo of an F-22 flying close to one of the Russian bombers. "At some stages of the route, the aircraft of Russia's Aerospace Forces were escorted by two F-22 fighter jets of the US Air Force". North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in the Baltics. "The Russian aircraft remained in worldwide airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace", NORAD said. (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Denounces Trump's Denial of Puerto Rico Death Toll
- September 15, 2018

Today, President Trump said, "3,000 people didn't die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico ". As time went by it did not go up by much. Trump then added that the high death toll was a result of Democrats trying to make him look bad. (more...)

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