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Israel reportedly strikes Syrian chemical weapons plant Israel reportedly strikes Syrian chemical weapons plant
- September 07, 2017

Israel , which has carried out clandestine attacks on weapons sites in Syria before, has not commented. Hours after the attack, the Syrian Army announced that two soldiers were killed and that it will retaliate. Syria denies having or using chemical weapons . The air raid came a day after a United Nations probe found the Syrian government responsible for a chemical attack in April in northern Syria that killed more than 83 people. (more...)
Tropical Storms Jose and Katia Threaten the Caribbean Tropical Storms Jose and Katia Threaten the Caribbean
- September 07, 2017

On Wednesday, Katia and Jose upgraded to hurricane status, joining Irma, a Category 5 storm with 185-mph winds. Hurricanes Jose and Katia are both getting stronger. CDT (0300 GMT) was moving east-southeast at around 2 miles per hour (4 kph), the center said. The amount of rain and strength of the winds will depend on the exact track the system takes in the days ahead. (more...)
Duterte son, son-in-law attend Senate probe on Customs 'payola', 'shabu' shipment Duterte son, son-in-law attend Senate probe on Customs 'payola', 'shabu' shipment
- September 07, 2017

Madrid said he neither saw nor got a confirmation from the Davao vice mayor if the tattoo on his back was a "colored dragon" as Trillanes alleged . "I will not allow my client to be humiliated under such a silly circumstance", Madrid said. (more...)
Vincent announces new album Masseduction with single 'Los Ageless' Vincent announces new album Masseduction with single 'Los Ageless'
- September 07, 2017

Vincent's Annie Clark told the viewers of a pristine, fuschia-heavy, faux press conference in which she annouced details of her new album, Masseduction . The album features Kamasi Washington, Jenny Lewis, Doveman, and production from Sounwave. "That's it, that's all, that's literally the only point", she said. (more...)
Lee County residents helping each other prepare for Hurricane Irma Lee County residents helping each other prepare for Hurricane Irma
- September 07, 2017

All Lee County government offices, the tax collector's office, and the clerk of courts closed on Thursday and Friday. All Sarasota County public schools will be closed Friday, Sept. Dennis Jones is emergency management director for Chatham County, coastal Georgia's most populous county. Local resident LeClaire Bryan said she's prepared. (more...)
Prep roundup: Manatee, Bayshore win volleyball games Prep roundup: Manatee, Bayshore win volleyball games
- September 07, 2017

Jenna Saad had nine assists, two kills and two aces. Manteno's Kaycie Wenzel led the team with four kills and 13 digs, and Jackie Kasalko had seven digs in the back court. AT ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ari Reager had 22 assists, but Steubenville topped the Red Devils, 25-20, 25-15, 25-23. In the loss to St. James, Champion had 24 assists and three digs, Hollis had 10 kills and four digs, Adleigh Mayes had six kills, Riley had five kills and three digs, Emma Williams had four kills and three digs, ... (more...)
USA lawmakers approve major Hurricane Harvey aid package USA lawmakers approve major Hurricane Harvey aid package
- September 07, 2017

But in a new wrinkle that could complicate the debt ceiling fight, Democratic leaders, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, released a statement Wednesday morning backing only a three-month debt limit increase as part of the Harvey aid package. (more...)
Trump Jr. To Testify Before Senate Panel Probing Russian Election Influence Trump Jr. To Testify Before Senate Panel Probing Russian Election Influence
- September 07, 2017

It will mark the first chance committee members will have to question a member of President Donald Trump's inner circle about contacts with the Russians during the presidential campaign. Trump Jr refuted the claim saying the meeting which was attended by the then campaign manager, Paul Manafort and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was not in respect to the election and thus falsely reported. (more...)
N. Korea Warns of 'More Gift Packages' for US
- September 07, 2017

After the latest nuclear tests by North Korea , a top diplomat has warned USA that the country is ready to send "more gift packages ". "Pressure or sanctions will never work on my country", Han declared, adding: "The DPRK will never under any circumstances put its nuclear deterrence on the negotiating table". (more...)
Holding Dreamers Hostage: Trump's Cruel End to DACA Holding Dreamers Hostage: Trump's Cruel End to DACA
- September 07, 2017

Trump during the campaign spoke many times about his desire to end the program , which grants amnesty to undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children . "Having DACA partners supports the kind of diverse and creative workplace we seek to create and sustain at Starbucks", Paul Mutty, Starbucks' interim general counsel, said in his statement. (more...)
Dennis Rodman discusses friendship with Kim Jong Dennis Rodman discusses friendship with Kim Jong
- September 07, 2017

US President Donald Trump last month warned NKorea would be met with "Fire & Fury" if it continued to make threats. Apparently, Kim does not fully trust his personal bodyguards, who were plucked from "Office Number 6" of the Guard Command that protects elites in North Korea . (more...)
Hurricane Irma: Two Dead As Hurricane Devastates Caribbean Hurricane Irma: Two Dead As Hurricane Devastates Caribbean
- September 07, 2017

How does Hurricane Irma compare to other storms? Aside from joining Irma in a crowded Atlantic, Jose also Wednesday afternoon preceded the formation of Hurricane Katia in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma was a "potentially catastrophic" storm with maximum sustained winds of 180 miles per hour (285 kph) as it bore down on the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda . (more...)
Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia
- September 07, 2017

The Atlantic hurricane season's average peak is September 10, so we're not quite halfway through this already active season. It is common for major storms to hit back to back, but to have more than one hit the USA in one hurricane season is rare, according to CBS . (more...)
DACA recipient anxious time in classroom, U.S. might come to an end DACA recipient anxious time in classroom, U.S. might come to an end
- September 07, 2017

A September 5 statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called the cancellation of DACA "reprehensible" and something that "causes unnecessary fear for DACA youth and their families". Transcript of U.S. Sen. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to the nation about ending the program, saying, "The nation must enforce and limit how many immigrants we admit each year and that means all cannot accepted". (more...)
S.Korea's Moon discusses S.Korea's Moon discusses "unpredictable" N.Korea situation with Putin
- September 07, 2017

He accused North Korea's leaders of "needlessly and recklessly (putting) millions of people at risk including its own citizens already suffering drought, hunger and serious violations of their human rights". " Ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless; it's a dead end ", he added. World powers are scrambling to react to the latest ominous advance in the North's rogue weapons programme, which has sent global tensions soaring. (more...)
Trump declares national day of prayer, following Abbott's lead in Texas Trump declares national day of prayer, following Abbott's lead in Texas
- September 07, 2017

The president and the first lady smiled, hugged, and held some of the children there, and Trump even sat down to play with a young boy. "People appreciate what's been done". In hard-hit Beaumont, officials worked to restore the water supply to the city of 120,000. The first lady boarded the aircraft Saturday wearing stilettos once again before changing into a more casual outfit and sneakers prior to exiting Air Force One in Texas. (more...)
7 coaches of Shaktipunj Express derail in Uttar Pradesh 7 coaches of Shaktipunj Express derail in Uttar Pradesh
- September 07, 2017

At least 22 people were killed when the Utkal Express derailed near Muzaffarnagar on August 19. This is the third such incident in less than a month in the state. Over 74 people were injured because of the derailment. Former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had taken the "moral responsibility" for a recent spate of train accidents and even offered to step down after two train accidents in Uttar Pradesh last month, which were followed by two other derailments. (more...)
House Passes $7.9B Harvey Disaster Aid Package House Passes $7.9B Harvey Disaster Aid Package
- September 07, 2017

House conservatives have argued that the two measures should move separately, and members of the House Freedom Caucus also say an increase in the debt limit should be paired with measures to restrain spending. The rancor revolves around the deadline for lawmakers to approve a temporary spending measure to keep the government from shutting down, as well as the need to raise the nation's debt ceiling. (more...)
Mumbai serial blasts sentencing Mumbai serial blasts sentencing
- September 07, 2017

Another convict in the case Mustafa Dossa passed away on June 28. Merchant has been found guilty by the Special TADA court of harbouring men who were sent to Pakistan for training, two months before the blasts took place. The CBI had claimed that the role of Dossa was "more severe" than Yakub Memon , who was hanged in July 2015 in the same case. Will Abu Salem get the maximum sentence? The trial of Salem and others was separated as they were arrested later.12 serial blasts ripped Bombay on ... (more...)
Pakistan army chief Qamar Bajwa defends country's role in fight against terrorism Pakistan army chief Qamar Bajwa defends country's role in fight against terrorism
- September 07, 2017

A march-past also took place before the army chief took to the stage. He rejected the allegations and insisted that Pakistan's fight against terrorism was indiscriminate and targeted all militant groups. Commenting on Balochistan the army chief said they were closely observing those who wanted to stir unrest in the province. "We are proud of both, the green and the white of our flag". (more...)
Gas cylinder blast kills 6 in Mumbai Gas cylinder blast kills 6 in Mumbai
- September 07, 2017

Most of the deceased were labourers, a police officer from Juhu police station informed. Rahangdale said LPG cylinders and stoves were damaged at the site, which worsened the blaze. DCP Rashmi Karandikar said the fire broke out due to a gas cylinder burst. The fire was confined to the ground floor where scrap materials were being stored and labourers lived in 15-17 makeshift residences in the stilt portion. (more...)
Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar violence for Bangladesh Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar violence for Bangladesh
- September 07, 2017

Many are in dire need of food and water. Bangladeshi officials said the country plans to set up shelters for arriving refugees. Rights activist Khushi Kabir said: "During the Liberation War of 1971, the same thing happened with us, and it is not acceptable". (more...)
Von Miller: Trevor Siemian Von Miller: Trevor Siemian "has that Peyton Manning vibe"
- September 07, 2017

Siemian said. "From Day 1 I've just tried to be a good teammate". Miller, who was named a captain for the first time in his career, has taken on an advanced leadership role this offseason. "We've been saying it for a long time, we said it past year", Miller said, according to ProFootballTalk's Michael David Smith. "No one player can replace those two guys, no two players". (more...)
Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ:FWRD) Experiences Heavier than Average Trading Volume
- September 07, 2017

The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0.5% while institutional stake was 95.3%. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in Forward Air Corporation during the 1st quarter valued at about $114,000. (more...)
Tropical Storm Jose forms in the eastern Atlantic Tropical Storm Jose forms in the eastern Atlantic
- September 07, 2017

At 11 p.m. ET, Jose was packing 50 miles per hour winds and was moving west at 14 miles per hour. Hurricane-force winds extended up to 15 miles from the centers of both Jose and Katia, while hurricane-force winds stretched a full 50 miles from Irma's center, according to the NHC . (more...)
Oakland task force heading to Florida to help Hurricane Irma victims Oakland task force heading to Florida to help Hurricane Irma victims
- September 07, 2017

Three non-affiliated members of the task force include a doctor, and canine handlers. Among them, Henrico firefighter Michael Barakey. Everyone determined. The task force specializes in urban search and rescues. "We're rested up, and we can go again". "We also do wide-area search with boots on the ground performing area searches to try to identify people who are lost", said Barakey. (more...)
University of Melbourne again ranked as Australia's top university University of Melbourne again ranked as Australia's top university
- September 07, 2017

Meanwhile, two United Kingdom universities have fared very well on the Times Higher Education Rankings, with Oxford University holding on to the first position for the second year in a row and Cambridge university coming up to the second position overtaking the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University, both tied for the third position this year. (more...)
Vijayawada to Amaravati in 5 minutes! Vijayawada to Amaravati in 5 minutes!
- September 07, 2017

While the cities are only 27 miles apart, it takes commuters around an hour to travel between the two cities. HTT expects to generate direct employment to 500 people and indirect employment to 2,000 people through the project. Hyperloop travel is set to come to India. Aside from this nearly immediate economic benefit, the more efficient transportation of a hyperloop system could fuel the IT industry in Andhra Pradesh, according to Nara Lokesh , Cabinet Minister for Information Technology, ... (more...)
Tropical Depression Thirteen forms in Gulf of Mexico: NHC
- September 07, 2017

While it is too soon to know the impacts, if any, Irma could have in the Gulf, we will continue to monitor the storm's path closely in the WGNO Weather Center. Tropical Storm Jose was moving west and was about 1,135 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Jose is expected to reach hurricane strength later in the day, the NHC said. (more...)
Trump, Democrats Reach Deal on Debt Ceiling, Harvey Relief Trump, Democrats Reach Deal on Debt Ceiling, Harvey Relief
- September 07, 2017

Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican from Texas, gave Trump credit for finding a way to be bipartisan in a highly polarized Washington - albeit with poor timing. " We had a very good meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer ", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to Bismark, North Dakota. The president's ideas on tax reform and health care, to name two of the largest issues looming over Congress, put him squarely on the side of the GOP-not to mention other cleavages between the ... (more...)