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KCP&L sending crews to help restore after hurricane Irma KCP&L sending crews to help restore after hurricane Irma
- September 10, 2017

But a tough new building code approved after the storm required structures to be built to withstand wind speeds of at least 111 miles per hour. Envision that all the way to Jacksonville and beyond. At the Publix in South End, the bottled water shelves in aisle 13 were nearly completely emptied out Thursday night, days before Hurricane Irma's anticipated landfall in Florida . (more...)
Omaha tracking Irma with balloons
- September 10, 2017

That is where the high-quality direct measurements provided by weather balloons come in. It radios the data back, providing a detailed cross-sectional snapshot of the state of the atmosphere over most of its depth. "When there is a major event, like this hurricane that will have a major impact on the country, sometimes offices are asked to do additional launches", he said. (more...)
White House communications aide hires lawyer amid Russian Federation probe White House communications aide hires lawyer amid Russian Federation probe
- September 10, 2017

Each of the six advisers was privy to important internal discussions that have drawn the interest of Mr Mueller's investigators, including Mr Trump's decision in May to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and the White House's initial inaction following warnings that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had withheld information from the public about his private discussions in December with Russia's ambassador to the United States, according to people familiar with ... (more...)
VERIFY: Do you have to leave during a mandatory evacuation? VERIFY: Do you have to leave during a mandatory evacuation?
- September 10, 2017

By far, the largest was vacation paradise Hilton Head Island, with 40,000 people, golf courses and resorts. The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Irma. He planned an evening news conference. Hurricane Irma is expected to remain a category 5 or 4 hurricane for the next two days. On Tybee Island east of Savannah, Ernie Laessig wasn't taking any chances with Irma. (more...)
USA led forces abandon surveillance of ISIS convoy USA led forces abandon surveillance of ISIS convoy
- September 10, 2017

In recent days, a group of almost a dozen militants on an apparent scouting mission were targeted after they ventured far enough away from the group of 11 buses, ensuring that civilians would not be harmed in a strike, Dillon said . The convoy was attempting to reach ISIS-held territory near the Iraqi border as part of an agreement with the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Syrian regime. (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...)
Egyptian archaeologists unearth 3500yo mummy-filled tomb in Luxor Egyptian archaeologists unearth 3500yo mummy-filled tomb in Luxor
- September 10, 2017

The burial site was found in the Dra Abul Naga necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile River, in a cemetery famed for its temples - where noblemen and top government officials were buried. Hezekiah ruled Judah for 29 years. The tomb has two burial shafts, one of which was likely dug to bury the mummies of the goldsmith and his wife. Egypt's antiquities minister says the discovery will help boost the country's slowly recovering tourism industry. (more...)
CBI books former UPA minister Jayanthi Natarajan for corruption CBI books former UPA minister Jayanthi Natarajan for corruption
- September 10, 2017

According to media reports, a probe is already being carried out by the CBI against the concerned officials in the same case. After filing an FIR under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption act on Thursday, CBI teams searched her residence in Chennai on Saturday, besides premises of other accused in Delhi, Kolkata and a private company's office in Sundergarh, Odisha. (more...)
Boris Johnson says he is 'rock solid confident' of European Union deal Boris Johnson says he is 'rock solid confident' of European Union deal
- September 10, 2017

On 20 April 2017, the European Council adopted a set of political guidelines, part of which said: "The Union has consistently supported the goal of peace and reconciliation enshrined in the Good Friday agreement in all its parts, and continuing to support and protect the achievements, benefits and commitments of the Peace Process will remain of paramount importance". (more...)
Southwick's Rebecca Lobo To Be Inducted Into Basketball Hall Of Fame Southwick's Rebecca Lobo To Be Inducted Into Basketball Hall Of Fame
- September 10, 2017

And so began the induction speech from the UConn basketball icon. She's an incredible woman, and she's my hero. And did we mention she was amusing? Lobo is part of the Class of 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees, along with 10 other players, coaches and media figures. (more...)
Officer struck on Highway 12 in Wayzata Officer struck on Highway 12 in Wayzata
- September 10, 2017

Friday when he was struck by a auto. Wayzata Chief Mike Risvold identified the officer as William Mathews, 47, a nine-year member of the force. While clearing the debris, Mathews was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Mathews was involved in law enforcement even before becoming a licensed officer. "A awful day for MN", St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell wrote on Twitter. (more...)
What Hurricane Irma will bring to Jacksonville What Hurricane Irma will bring to Jacksonville
- September 10, 2017

That includes high winds , just not as high as what the west coast of the state will experience. The National Hurricane Center projects Hurricane Jose , now a category 4 storm , will gradually weaken this week. At least 23 deaths have been caused by Hurricane Irma , which left a trail of destruction in several Caribbean states, including St. Thomas and St. (more...)
Richard Branson's son says all humans survived Hurricane Irma Richard Branson's son says all humans survived Hurricane Irma
- September 10, 2017

We are still assessing the damage, but whole houses and trees have disappeared", he said . "I feel hopeful that I will be able to get to him today", said longtime companion Deborah Trusty, who is now in Charleston. Some of Branson's team resting after getting the island ready for Irma. RICHARD BRANSON's mansion was destroyed above his head as he sat out the storm with staff in a wine-stocked concrete cellar on his own private island. (more...)
Shaw Air Force Base planes evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma Shaw Air Force Base planes evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma
- September 10, 2017

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to visit Minot Air Force Base Friday. An Air Force pilot died when his plane crashed during a training mission Tuesday northwest of Nellis Air Force Base , officials confirmed Friday. The F-35 is the Pentagon's most expensive weapons acquisition program, estimated to cost more than $400 billion to develop and buy more than 2,400 of the single-engine fighters. (more...)
Biggest Earthquake In A Century Rocks Mexico Biggest Earthquake In A Century Rocks Mexico
- September 10, 2017

The 8.2-magnitude quake was felt by about 50 million people across the country. Windows broke, walls collapsed, and the city seemed to convulse in terrifying waves. Schools in at least 10 Mexican states were ordered closed on Friday as the President ordered an immediate assessment of the damage nationwide. Peña Nieto stressed that the government authorities are alert and a complete evaluation of the damages, also asked the population to review the property to determine if they have any ... (more...)
'Malignant elements' may sabotage war on illegal drugs - Malacañang 'Malignant elements' may sabotage war on illegal drugs - Malacañang
- September 09, 2017

DAVAO CITY, Philippines-The death of two Filipino children in the government's war on illegal drugs underscores a United Nations inquiry that will probe the killings, a New York-based human rights group said. A supporter of Carl Angelo Arnaiz , a teen who was allegedly killed by police, carries a slogan during his burial ceremony in Manila , Philippines, Sept. (more...)
'How's it Going, Everybody?' Obama Shocks DC School With Surprise Visit 'How's it Going, Everybody?' Obama Shocks DC School With Surprise Visit
- September 09, 2017

Obama took a seat among the students and told them when he was president, he made a point of meeting with young people wherever he traveled. "Proud of these McKinley Tech students-inspiring young minds that make me hopeful about our future", he wrote. (more...)
South Carolina wary as Hurricane Irma threatens South Carolina wary as Hurricane Irma threatens
- September 09, 2017

Florida's governor is issuing urgent warnings to a third of his state's residents to evacuate ahead of a massive hurricane on track to be the state's most catastrophic ever. Buggies loaded with bottled water and other staples are regular sights at grocery stores. The last major hurricane to hit SC was Hugo in September 1989 which came ashore just north of Charleston with winds of 135 miles per hour (215 kph). (more...)
People evacuating S Carolina barrier islands ahead of Irma People evacuating S Carolina barrier islands ahead of Irma
- September 09, 2017

About 6.3 million of the state's approximately 21 million residents have been asked to evacuate. The Georgia Department of Transportation is also recommending that all available evacuation routes in additioon to I-16 be utilized. "In the track of the storm, they may have a location to where they feel safe". HOW IRMA WILL IMPACT SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA: Irma will likely bring peripheral impacts to the Cape Fear Region. (more...)
China agrees more United Nations action on NK China agrees more United Nations action on NK
- September 09, 2017

He said the United Nations should take "necessary measures", but added that sanctions and pressure should spur negotiation between the sides towards the goal of a peaceful solution on the Korean peninsula. The South Korean military said it was keeping close tabs on the North amid speculation it could stage a missile launch or another nuclear test to mark the 1948 establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (more...)
Curfew imposed in Jaipur after clashes with police reportedly kills one Curfew imposed in Jaipur after clashes with police reportedly kills one
- September 09, 2017

Earlier, Jaipur Police Commissioner Sanjay Agarwal said curfew was "imposed till further orders in Manak Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Galta Gate and Ramganj following the violence in which a police station was attacked and vehicles burnt". Curfew has been imposed in four police station areas following the violence while internet services have also been suspended as a precautionary measure. (more...)
Watch Daredevils Fly Into a Hurricane for Science Watch Daredevils Fly Into a Hurricane for Science
- September 09, 2017

Hurricane hunters monitored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) fly into hurricanes to give officials a closer look at brewing storms. By Wednesday evening, the center of the storm was about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and heading west-northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). (more...)
AMAZING Images of Irma's INCREDIBLE Power: There Are No Words AMAZING Images of Irma's INCREDIBLE Power: There Are No Words
- September 09, 2017

You can also fly into the eye of Hurricane Irma with these NOAA Hurricane Hunters . The video was captioned as, " "Video of a flight through the eye of #Irma on #NOAA42. From the incredible images of Irma's eye, to the stunning video at the bottom of this article showing the storm's landfall in the Caribbean, these videos reveal why this 175 miles per hour storm is one of the most powerful in history. (more...)
Row over Modi following some twitter users mischievous: BJP Row over Modi following some twitter users mischievous: BJP
- September 09, 2017

BJP's head of Information and Technology Amit Malviya on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi following someone on Twitter is not a character certificate to that person and termed as "mischievous and contorted" the controversy over this. (more...)
McMaster orders Saturday evacuations, Irma's SC impact still in flux McMaster orders Saturday evacuations, Irma's SC impact still in flux
- September 09, 2017

Develop an emergency communication plan, which includes the telephone number of a family member or friend outside the area-a point of contact-in the event of separation when a storm hits. He drove to St. Helena Island east of Beaufort, South Carolina, with a truckload of supplies to get his cabin, boat and sailboat storm-ready. "Even areas up to a hundred miles to the north of where the center makes landfall could potentially see record storm surges", he said. (more...)