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Topeka meteorologists helping to predict Hurricane Irma
- September 10, 2017

On Sept. 7, 2017 at 5 p.m. the National Weather Service released new predictions that show Hurricane Irma set to travel through the Florida Panhandle Sunday evening and into Southeast Georgia Monday morning. Balloon releases are not the only way the weather service is prepping for Irma. "The pressure in the center of the eye and wind speeds puts Irma in the top five strongest hurricanes in the history of the Atlantic basin". (more...)
Hurricane Irma shifts west but could bring rain and tornadoes to NC Hurricane Irma shifts west but could bring rain and tornadoes to NC
- September 10, 2017

A S.C. Department of Transportation map with evacuations routes from Hunting Island and Edisto Beach. GEMA/HS is coordinating disaster preparedness efforts along with the Georgia Department of Defense, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Department of Public Safety. (more...)
Mexico announced the Ambassador to North Korea persona non grata Mexico announced the Ambassador to North Korea persona non grata
- September 10, 2017

According to the ambassador, North Korea's increasing nuclear capacity always comes with the more threat to the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsular and beyond. Mexico also called for a peaceful resolution of the current crisis. It is far from clear whether the crushing package of sanctions could be passed given anticipated vetoes from China and Russian Federation, two of the Security Council's five permanent members. (more...)
North Korea Ambassador Slams Mexico's Decision to Expel him as 'Ignorant' North Korea Ambassador Slams Mexico's Decision to Expel him as 'Ignorant'
- September 10, 2017

President Donald Trump saying "appeasement" would not work. A view of the embassy of North Korea in Mexico City, Mexico, on Thursday. " North Korea's nuclear activity is a serious risk for global peace and security and represents a growing threat to nations in the region", the Mexican government said. (more...)
3500-Year Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt's Luxor 3500-Year Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt's Luxor
- September 10, 2017

The Ministry of Antiquities has identified the goldsmith as a man named Amenemhat who belonged to the 18th dynasty of Egypt , around 1400 years BC. The tomb was discovered by Egyptian archaeologists and the fanfare surrounding Saturday's announcement was created to boost Egypt's slowly recovering tourism industry. (more...)
CBI registers case against former Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan CBI registers case against former Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan
- September 10, 2017

Jayanthi Natarajan was the Environment Minister for the UPA between July 2011 and December 2013. The CBI has also filed FIR against the former minister under section 120B PC Act and for criminal conspiracy and abuse of official position. (more...)
Britain says unilateral solution to Irish border issue not enough Britain says unilateral solution to Irish border issue not enough
- September 10, 2017

The EU also published five position papers that outline the bloc's position on on Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as customs, intellectual property, public procurement and use of data. In a positive sign for Britain, the European Union published four other papers including several that projected the UK's trade relations with Europe after Brexit. (more...)
Rebecca Lobo's Hall Of Fame Speech Was A Classic Rebecca Lobo's Hall Of Fame Speech Was A Classic
- September 10, 2017

And did we mention she was amusing? Even so, in her senior year at UConn, in 1995, the unbeaten Huskies defeated Tennessee in the national championship game, a watershed in women's basketball, contested between two future Hall-of-Fame coaches: Geno Auriemma and Pat Summitt. (more...)
Wayzata police officer first to die in line of duty since 2015 Wayzata police officer first to die in line of duty since 2015
- September 10, 2017

The driver, a 54-year-old Mound woman, stopped and is cooperating, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said. Freeman is in custody at the Hennepin County Jail on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide. Many others in law enforcement took to social media to express their sadness and support for their fallen comrade and his family. A Wayzata police officer was struck and killed while trying to remove debris off Highway 12 early Friday afternoon. (more...)
Magnitude of Irma drives massive evacuation from Florida Magnitude of Irma drives massive evacuation from Florida
- September 10, 2017

It is considered to be even more powerful than the recent Hurricane Harvey which went ashore in Texas and caused major flooding. Irma is now barrelling towards Florida , and is expected to leave a trail of destruction in its wake should it make landfall as a Category 5 hurricane on Sunday morning. (more...)
'Whole houses' swept away by Irma on Branson's island 'Whole houses' swept away by Irma on Branson's island
- September 10, 2017

According to the Washington Post , Branson and his team weathered the storm safely in the wine cellar. Orange said prior to the hurricane landing that he planned to stay at the observatory during the storm. Branson said his company had made a donation to the British Red Cross and a Virgin Atlantic flight to Antigua on Thursday had brought in aid supplies including blankets and bottled water. (more...)
Mexico quake death toll rises as Hurricane Katia hits Gulf coast Mexico quake death toll rises as Hurricane Katia hits Gulf coast
- September 10, 2017

The president said 45 deaths had been reported in Oaxaca, 12 in Chiapas and four in Tabasco. Some shouted as they dashed out of rocking apartment buildings. The tsunami is not a big worry, Nieto said. It had a depth of 43.3 miles (69.7 kilometres), the USGS said. Throughout Friday, the region was shaken with scores of aftershocks. (more...)
Teen deaths prompt 'major rethinking' in anti-drugs war of gov't - Abella Teen deaths prompt 'major rethinking' in anti-drugs war of gov't - Abella
- September 09, 2017

It's the whole process that we're undergoing, that we can see that there is a rethinking. Aside from those killed in police operations, authorities also are investigating the deaths of almost 11,000 other people to determine if their killings were related to illegal drugs and carried out by hired or vigilante killers. (more...)
Braves Offering Free Tickets To Hurricane Irma Evacuees Braves Offering Free Tickets To Hurricane Irma Evacuees
- September 09, 2017

Thursday, Gov. Henry McMaster announced that he was considering evacuation orders for coastal and low-lying communities. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a similar statement, advising those in potential hurricane areas to keep a bag with supplies ready if you need to evacuate. (more...)
Putin says he believes USA willing to defuse Korea tensions Putin says he believes USA willing to defuse Korea tensions
- September 09, 2017

South Korea braced for a possible further missile test by North Korea as it marked its founding anniversary on Saturday, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test rattled global financial markets and further escalated tensions in the region. (more...)
Stream of planes flees Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma Stream of planes flees Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma
- September 09, 2017

The UCF-Memphis game was first scheduled for Saturday before being moved to Friday earlier this week. No. 10 Florida State was set to play Louisiana-Monroe, and No. Also, Alabama State Parks have some available accommodations. Previous year after Hurricane Matthew, the grocery chain opened some stores later the same day as power was restored and curfews were lifted. (more...)
1 dead, curfew in parts of city 1 dead, curfew in parts of city
- September 09, 2017

Tension gripped the Ramganj police station area after a youth was allegedly beaten up by the police while dispersing a crowd, said reports . "A petty dispute between a police constable and a motorcycle-borne couple late last night led to clashes between the locals and the police", he said. (more...)
Intense video of plane flying through Hurricane Irma surfaces on Twitter Intense video of plane flying through Hurricane Irma surfaces on Twitter
- September 09, 2017

Hurricane Irma grew into a unsafe Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday on a path that could eventually take it to the United States. Video of one of these daring flights was recently released by the administration. Packed with scientific instruments, the plane takes the hurricane head-on. (more...)
Watch a Plane Fly Directly Through the Eye of Hurricane Irma Watch a Plane Fly Directly Through the Eye of Hurricane Irma
- September 09, 2017

The video was captioned as, " "Video of a flight through the eye of #Irma on #NOAA42. For the fearless scientists forecasting hurricanes, things are far less simple, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's " Hurricane Hunter " crew, it means flying straight into the most unsafe storms on the planet. (more...)
PM Following Someone On Twitter Is Not Character Certificate, Says Party PM Following Someone On Twitter Is Not Character Certificate, Says Party
- September 09, 2017

The hashtag which is believed to have been framed by Congress backfired when it was pointed out by a twitteratti that prior to the hashtag, the PM had 33,719,412 followers and after the hashtag trend, it went up to 33,764,365 clearly showing it was not appreciated by public. (more...)
Obama makes surprise visit to DC high school Obama makes surprise visit to DC high school
- September 09, 2017

A short video of his interaction with students was posted on Mr Obama's official Instagram account, where it has gone viral with well over 1.7 million views in less than 12 hours. Obama attended a fundraiser hosted by former Attorney General Eric Holder for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee back in July. His wife, Michelle Obama, made a point of visiting local schools as first lady and since leaving the White House. (more...)
Heavy volume of traffic escaping Hurricane Irma Heavy volume of traffic escaping Hurricane Irma
- September 09, 2017

In Chatham County, Georgia's most populous coastal county that includes Savannah, emergency management director Dennis Jones warned Irma could bash the coast with 15 feet of storm surge and force floodwaters up the Savannah and Ogechee Rivers, potentially swamping 60 percent of the county. (more...)
Russia-Facebook story raises concerns Russia-Facebook story raises concerns
- September 09, 2017

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said he had long suspected the Russians covertly used social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to meddle in the election. "They didn't do anything", Warner said. He said in many cases the social media messaging "was more about voter depression and suppression without having to necessarily mention an individual candidate's name". (more...)
Church briefs: September 9-15 Church briefs: September 9-15
- September 09, 2017

The Jewish Federation of Reading will begin the fourth season of the Reading Jewish Film Series Wednesday at 7 p.m. with a screening of "Aida's Secrets" at Fox East, 4350 Perkiomen Ave., Exeter Township. The church is hosting a welcome cookout for its new Children's Church and Sunday School teacher Julie Vest. Guest speakers will be Supt. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service. (more...)
More mixed messages from Trump
- September 09, 2017

President Donald Trump is urging Republicans in Congress to start work immediately on a tax overhaul. Trump, in a surprising move, signed onto the package Wednesday , siding with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer , who proposed bundling the bills together but only with a three-month extension for the debt ceiling, essentially punting the issue until December. (more...)
New class action suit says Equifax let criminals steal your personal information New class action suit says Equifax let criminals steal your personal information
- September 09, 2017

Equifax said the breach occurred sometime between mid-May and July, but discovered the hack on July 29. However, the website requires visitors to input their last name and last six digits of their Social Security number, raising anxiety among many who don't trust the company with the information. (more...)
War with Kim is not my first choice, Trump tells Beijing War with Kim is not my first choice, Trump tells Beijing
- September 09, 2017

With North Korea's burgeoning nuclear programme, unbridled missile tests , and Unites States' threats of military action, a highly-plausible prospect of a nuclear war looms across the world. President Trump on Thursday said military action against North Korea remains an option to counter its nuclear missile program, speaking ahead of a weekend when Pyongyang is expected to make another provocative move advancing its effort. (more...)
FEMA Nearly Out of Funds as Florida Braces for Irma FEMA Nearly Out of Funds as Florida Braces for Irma
- September 09, 2017

It is still impossible to pinpoint where Irma will make landfall, and the states of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina need to join Florida in monitoring the path of the massive hurricane, he said . For FEMA, there's really no down time between crises, Fugate said. "The goal is get out of a storm surge area and into a facility that can withstand the winds", said Mr. (more...)
Francis in Colombia: Forgive Francis in Colombia: Forgive
- September 09, 2017

Francis had agreed to visit Colombia after the government had signed a peace deal with FARC a year ago. The crowd in Villavicencio on Friday included thousands of victims of the fighting. The plaster figure, without arms or legs, has become an enduring symbol of the war. Pope Francis will use his first full day in Colombia to send a message of unity, planting a tree of peace and saying a Mass to preach reconciliation in a nation bitterly divided after five decades of war. (more...)
Utah nurse who defended patient: 'I was scared to death Utah nurse who defended patient: 'I was scared to death
- September 09, 2017

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said Thursday that any officer involved in the arrest of nurse Alex Wubbels should be investigated for both civil rights and criminal violations. The incident attracted nationwide attention and calls for action after videos of the arrest were released . "We request an investigation in addition to any other criminal or other investigation of the matter", Gill wrote in the letter. (more...)

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