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Almost 7 million asked to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma Almost 7 million asked to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for all of southern Florida and the Florida Keys until midnight Eastern Time. Gusts of 40 to 60 miles per hour in SC will lead to damage to weaker trees and some power lines. "Once the storm starts, law enforcement can not save you", Scott said at a news conference in Sarasota. Irma will continue to move to the north and west early next week, dissipating to a tropical depression and eventually a tropical rainstorm over Georgia and ... (more...)
Man Gunned Down In Front Of 2 Year-Old Daughter In Philly Man Gunned Down In Front Of 2 Year-Old Daughter In Philly
- September 11, 2017

Be that as it may, it was Robert's 16-year-old sibling, who police sources recognized as Marvin Roberts, as the shooter. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector James Kelly said, "In nearly 29 years, it's one of the most disturbing videos I've ever seen". (more...)
TV stations catch people breaking into stores during Hurricane Irma TV stations catch people breaking into stores during Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

A group also reportedly looted a Footlocker store in the same area. The Fort Lauderdale police department later arrested 9 people related to the incident. A fallen palm tree is seen in a residential neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, Fla ., as Hurricane Irma makes its way Sunday. The Pembroke Pines Police Department wrote, "Any looters who comes to Pembroke Pines will be greeted by our officers". (more...)
Three hurt in stabbing during Sunday service at church in Birmingham Three hurt in stabbing during Sunday service at church in Birmingham
- September 11, 2017

One of the victims, a 33-year-old man, has been taken to the hospital in a very serious condition. "Our normal Sunday service was going on and while that was going on he came". Police officers dressed in black were walking in and out of the building making sure it was secure". "A cordon is in place whilst investigations continue at this time". (more...)
Famous airport ravaged by Hurricane Irma Famous airport ravaged by Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma , still a Category 5 storm, is forecast to move to the islands of Turks and Caicosand the southeastern Bahamas by Thursday evening. They, too, have been trying to cope with the enormous setbacks they have had to face, and they are also in our thoughts at this time. (more...)
Hurricane Irma Sucks Water Away From Bahamas Shorelines Hurricane Irma Sucks Water Away From Bahamas Shorelines
- September 11, 2017

Meteorologist say that low pressure in the center of the storm caused the seawater to be drawn upwards into itself and away from shorelines in the Bahamas beaches. The storm sucked the ocean dry near Long Island, Bahamas, as it continues to strengthen and touch ground in Florida. Fortunately, Fritz explained the phenomenon isn't a sign of a tsunami, which pull water from the shore before crashing back into it. (more...)
Moon, Trump Discuss Response to N.Korea's Nuke Test Moon, Trump Discuss Response to N.Korea's Nuke Test
- September 11, 2017

United Nations ambassadors Vasily Nebenzya, Liu Jieyi and Nikki Haley on September 4. The proposal, which also calls for freezing the assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been circulated to the 15 members of the Security Council, according to the diplomat, who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations. (more...)
Russia May Reduce More US Diplomats in Moscow Russia May Reduce More US Diplomats in Moscow
- September 11, 2017

Nothing can be done about it. "This is a clear violation of Russia's property rights". "I would prefer not going the route of the military", Trump said. Mr Trump also spoke to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who told Parliament after his call that he agreed with the United States President that "now is the time to exert the maximum diplomatic and, above all, economic pressure on North Korea to bring this reckless and risky regime to its senses". (more...)
Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi's silence over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
- September 11, 2017

She told the Delhi-based network Asian News International: "It is a little unreasonable to expect us to solve the issue in 18 months". "We're trying to progress as quickly as possible on the development front, because one of the biggest problems is the matter of very limited resources". (more...)
Putin says Trump not his Putin says Trump not his "bride"
- September 11, 2017

On Monday Liu Jieyi, China's UN ambassador, said the nation would "never allow chaos and war on the peninsula". "We will both continue to encourage China to bring more economic pressure to bear on North Korea to bring this regime to its senses", Mr Turnbull said. (more...)
Hurricane Katia strengthening, moving toward Mexico coast Hurricane Katia strengthening, moving toward Mexico coast
- September 11, 2017

REUTERS/VICTOR YANEZA resident from Veracruz , Mexico prepares for the possible destruction that Hurricane Katia might bring when it makes a landfall in the country this weekend. But the expected path combined with a swath of dry air over Texas and Louisiana means Katia will likely not move far enough to hit the areas already devastated by last week's Hurricane Harvey. (more...)
United States targets Kim Jong-un's assets, oil supply to North
- September 11, 2017

The draft calls for bans on supplying a range of oil products to North Korea and purchasing its textile exports. It would bar the hiring and payment of North Korean laborers and imposes a freeze on all financial assets belonging to Kim, the governing party and the government itself around the world. (more...)
US Senate passes $15B disaster aid measure, debt limit increase US Senate passes $15B disaster aid measure, debt limit increase
- September 11, 2017

While the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey will take months to recover from (some estimates have total damages reaching $180 billion ), holding relief funds from business owners and families who need it most simply to score political points and further a political agenda is appalling. (more...)
Matthews: Time to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary Canadian citizenship
- September 11, 2017

Rohingya refugee Tayeba Khatun said she and her family had waited four days for a place on a boat after fleeing her township in Rakhine. The plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has evoked so much criticism across the globe and Aung San Suu Kyi , State Counsellor of Myanmar, has been accused of turning a blind eye towards the rights of the minority population. (more...)
Trump signs Harvey aid, debt limit extension Trump signs Harvey aid, debt limit extension
- September 11, 2017

The lower chamber approved the measure in a 316-90 vote. Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins. Before the deal was announced, Speaker Paul Ryan called Democrats' support of a temporary debt ceiling extension "ridiculous". The funding bills will ensure emergency federal aid for those in Houston and other areas of coastal Texas and Louisiana, largely from flooding, and those who are facing the even more intense Hurricane Irma that now threatens Florida, Georgia and SC. (more...)
People walk on ocean floor amid receded waters from Irma People walk on ocean floor amid receded waters from Irma
- September 11, 2017

As anxious Florida residents watched weather forecasts this week, it seemed clear Hurricane Irma was on track to strike Miami, Fort Lauderdale and other Atlantic coast cities, prompting a massive evacuation . Residential buildings, hotels and even a hospital have been built in the bay in recent years, despite the risk of rising waters. A recent report by CoreLogic found that more than 450,000 homes in Tampa Bay would suffer damage from a big hurricane . (more...)
Hurricane Irma advances in Caribbean, to hit Cuba's north coast Hurricane Irma advances in Caribbean, to hit Cuba's north coast
- September 11, 2017

Wrapped in wet towels, the six dolphins, the males of the leisure Centre, "Cable Esqui" have been placed on foam mattresses ready to board a helicopter which had rallied on Thursday in the province of Cienfuegos (south), reported the State agency ACN. (more...)
Hurricane Katia weakens into tropical storm Hurricane Katia weakens into tropical storm
- September 11, 2017

EDT on Sep. 7. Mexico is also dealing with the aftermath of a powerful quake on Thursday night. Katia was initially measured as a Category 1 storm with 75 miles per hour winds - far less powerful than Irma, which is quickly approaching Florida, and Jose which remains farther out in the Atlantic Ocean. (more...)
All The Living Former US Presidents Rally To Help Hurricane Victims All The Living Former US Presidents Rally To Help Hurricane Victims
- September 11, 2017

Bush as Aquaman, the older George Bush as The Flash, and Clinton as Wonder Woman (because he's the one most likely to live on an island full of women). "People are hurting down here", says former President George W. Bush. Donors will be able to contribute through the website www.oneamericaappeal.org . (more...)
US Virgin Islands Redirected Money Meant for Hurricane Relief Efforts For Years US Virgin Islands Redirected Money Meant for Hurricane Relief Efforts For Years
- September 11, 2017

On Wednesday, Branson revealed that he planned to take shelter from Irma's fierce 185-mph winds in the wine cellar underneath his property. Necker and the whole area have been completely and utterly devastated. He wrote: "Glad to say that all humans on Necker are ok". Branson said all the colleagues who joined him in the wine cellar were safe, and that "very, very fortunately" the structure held firm. (more...)
Brooklyn women safe after Hurricane Irma destroys vacation home Brooklyn women safe after Hurricane Irma destroys vacation home
- September 11, 2017

Yesterday, in a blog post on Virgin's website entitled " The night before Hurricane Irma arrives ", Branson explained firsthand his experience leading up to the massive storm. "All of us slept together in two rooms". The group is spending the storm in a concrete wine cellar beneath his house. "I have never seen anything like this hurricane", Branson wrote in a blog post. (more...)
NATO urges trading partners to step up pressure on North Korea NATO urges trading partners to step up pressure on North Korea
- September 11, 2017

Stressing that the U.S. military is now stronger than ever, Trump said, "Hopefully we're not going to have to use it on North Korea". It lasted for a long time. Meanwhile, Trump's military, diplomacy and intelligence chiefs briefed Congress on the North Korean threat and US strategy to address it. Democrats accused the administration of sending confusing signals to adversaries and allies. (more...)
South Korea watches for North Korea missile test
- September 11, 2017

The unexpected move prompted massive protests in Seongju, the host county of the USA missile defense system, located some 300 kilometers south of Seoul . China on Thursday said it would agree to new United Nations sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test, while Russian president Vladimir Putin resisted pressure from Japan and South Korea to support such measures. (more...)
Russian Federation does not accept DPRK's nuclear status: Putin Russian Federation does not accept DPRK's nuclear status: Putin
- September 11, 2017

But Putin said, "Ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless; it's a dead end". Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed on Thursday to closely coordinate for new, tougher sanctions against North Korea, during talks in the far-eastern Russian port city of Vladivostok. (more...)
Sanctions can not deter us, warns war mongering N. Korea Sanctions can not deter us, warns war mongering N. Korea
- September 11, 2017

The Soseong-ri residents say they do not have a political motive but are against the deployment of THAAD as their lives have been disrupted by the dozens of military helicopters, buses, trucks that travel through the small melon-farming town of 80 residents. (more...)
Putin says he believes U.S. willing to defuse Korea tensions Putin says he believes U.S. willing to defuse Korea tensions
- September 11, 2017

On the possibility of North Korea staging a war, 58 percent said there is no likelihood while 37 percent said it could be possible. Speaking at an economic forum in Russia's eastern port of Vladivostok, Putin said Thursday he believes the Trump administration is "willing to resolve the situation". (more...)
US Senate passes disaster aid, government funding, higher debt ceiling US Senate passes disaster aid, government funding, higher debt ceiling
- September 11, 2017

House Republicans had meant to tie Harvey relief to a longer-term debt ceiling hike, arguing thus can offer more stability to credit markets than a short-term fix. The measure will replenish depleted emergency accounts as Florida braces for Hurricane Irma and Texas recovers from Harvey. The Senate approved Thursday a package of bills that paired emergency funding for hurricane relief with measures that would raise the debt ceiling and keep the government open for three months. (more...)
Georgia declares state of emergency in all counties ahead of Irma Georgia declares state of emergency in all counties ahead of Irma
- September 11, 2017

It should ride the Florida coast north throughout Sunday and into Monday. Mandatory evacuations are likely to begin in those areas as soon as Thursday. Given the track of the storm, Sprayberry said the state was shifting resources west. "That's what a lot of people who evacuated are using for shelter". (more...)
Trump Properties in Hurricane Irma's Path Trump Properties in Hurricane Irma's Path
- September 11, 2017

Based on policies that went into effect on August 31, 2016, the program is projected to have a one-year shortfall of $1.4 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office report published this month. Trump has returned repeatedly to the private club - which he bought in 1985 - to relax and conduct state business since becoming president . Trump, who gave the assurance in a tweet and his weekly address to the country on Saturday, pointed out that Hurricane Irma was of epic proportion. (more...)
FEMA could run out of cash this weekend FEMA could run out of cash this weekend
- September 10, 2017

Florida and Georgia are hunkered down ahead of Irma's arrival, and neighboring states in the Southeast are keeping a watchful eye on the huge hurricane. Congressional leaders and FEMA managers say technology, including a phone app, has allowed Texans to register for FEMA assistance more quickly than ever. (more...)

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