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Hundreds of Charlotte flights canceled ahead of Irma Hundreds of Charlotte flights canceled ahead of Irma
- September 12, 2017

Those cancellations accounted for about a third of the entire day's schedule there, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware . Just before 11 a.m., Charlotte Douglas tweeted 353 regional American flights were canceled and that anyone traveling out of Charlotte would need to check with their airline on the status of their flight. (more...)
Ex-CEO Who Linked Brazil's President to Corruption is Arrested Ex-CEO Who Linked Brazil's President to Corruption is Arrested
- September 12, 2017

His brother, JBS Chief Executive Wesley Batista, also signed the agreement, and so far there is no indication his deal is in jeopardy. Miller resigned immediately after the tape was made; its release to the public, including a comment by Batista that he would never go to jail, enraged Brazilians already angered by the plea deal. (more...)
Tropical Storm Jose forms in the Atlantic, could be hurricane by Friday Tropical Storm Jose forms in the Atlantic, could be hurricane by Friday
- September 12, 2017

Jose is still in the Atlantic, about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving west-northwest at about 15 to 20 miles per hour, The Weather Channel reported . Back in the USA, it's long lines for gas and supplies in Florida. Jose is behind Irma, further out in the Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, Hurricane Jose is another hurricane that has formed in the Atlantic. (more...)
Hurricane Irma: 90% of buildings on Caribbean island Barbuda destroyed by storm Hurricane Irma: 90% of buildings on Caribbean island Barbuda destroyed by storm
- September 12, 2017

Why? Tornadoes thrive in part on strong vertical shear, which means a difference in horizontal winds' direction and speed at different heights. - Storm surge warnings in Florida , Georgia and SC mean "there is a danger of life-threatening inundation", the hurricane center said. (more...)
China rules out radiation from North Korea after nuclear test
- September 12, 2017

The United States submitted a new North Korean sanctions resolution to the UN Security Council, toning down its demands less than 24 hours before a vote due Monday, diplomats said, as it sought to bring China and Russian Federation on board. (more...)
Suu Kyi told she does not deserve freedom of Dublin over Rohingya Suu Kyi told she does not deserve freedom of Dublin over Rohingya
- September 11, 2017

On Thursday, Suu Kyi told reporters in Myanmar that it is "a little unreasonable" to expect her government to have resolved the Rohingya crisis in the 18 months her party has been in power. It is fair to note that Suu Kyi has not ordered the violence; nor has she effective control of the soldiers carrying it out. Myanmar's constitution doesn't allow direct government control of the military with the military having final say over constitutional amendments. (more...)
Trump looks to Democrats again on the debt ceiling Trump looks to Democrats again on the debt ceiling
- September 11, 2017

A White House statement issued after Trump signed the bill said: "The President appreciates Congress putting aside partisan politics and acting quickly to ensure that first responders, local officials, and Federal emergency management personnel have the resources they need". (more...)
Irma knocks out power to over 3 million in Florida -utilities Irma knocks out power to over 3 million in Florida -utilities
- September 11, 2017

State and federal environmental regulators issued a blanket waiver on Monday for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards without penalty for the next two weeks. Irma, after making landfall Sunday in the Florida Keys and Southwest Florida as a major storm, was downgraded to a tropical storm, with 70 miles per hour winds as it went up the Gulf Coast into North Florida. (more...)
Cheryl Tweedy congratulates Prince William, wife on baby news Cheryl Tweedy congratulates Prince William, wife on baby news
- September 11, 2017

Prince Harry says the news of Kate's latest pregnancy is "fantastic". Unfortunately, Kate Middleton has already canceled all of her royal engagements and her public appearances because she is once again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum , which is a form of extreme morning sickness . (more...)
Amid Criticism, Macri Welcomes Israel's Netanyahu to Argentina Amid Criticism, Macri Welcomes Israel's Netanyahu to Argentina
- September 11, 2017

The posters were reportedly the handiwork of pro-Palestinian activists. "This trip marks a new era in relations between Israel and Latin America", Netanyahu told reporters on his plane just before landing. One poster carried the Spanish slogan "Zionists out of Palestine, Netanyahu out". Perez Esquivel argued that Israel's head of state is "accused of having committed crimes against humanity in the International Penal Court for killing civilians bombarding Palestinian schools, hospitals and ... (more...)
Kate Middleton Is Reportedly Planning a Home Birth for Baby #3 Kate Middleton Is Reportedly Planning a Home Birth for Baby #3
- September 11, 2017

There was concern and in the end she decided against it, ' a source explained to the MailOnline. And they say that Kate had to sweet talk a more "reluctant" William into having a new addition to the Cambridge family. Rumors are swirling that Kate Middleton could be pregnant with twins - and while we're not totally sure if she's having one baby or two, we do know two babies could lead to a history-making change in the royal succession. (more...)
Sanders to unveil 'Medicare for all' bill on Wednesday Sanders to unveil 'Medicare for all' bill on Wednesday
- September 11, 2017

Booker's announcement comes after other high-profile Democrats said they would cosponsor the bill. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) both announced that they meant to co-sponsor the legislation. 13). During her 2012 campaign for the Senate, her opponent Scott Brown, a Republican, hit her for backing single payer, while Warren's leftist primary opponent hit her for not backing it. (more...)
The ACLU Destroys Trump's Fake Voter Fraud Commission With One Sentence The ACLU Destroys Trump's Fake Voter Fraud Commission With One Sentence
- September 11, 2017

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) generated a bevy of criticism for the voter fraud commission that he's vice-chairing last week by jumping on an wildly speculative claim that New Hampshire's 2016 presidential and Senate elections may have been swung by nonresidents pouring into the Granite State to take advantage of its same-day voter registration. (more...)
Maryland joins DACA lawsuit against Trump administration Maryland joins DACA lawsuit against Trump administration
- September 11, 2017

The day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the end of the DACA program, 15 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit seeking to halt the action. California, home to more than a quarter of all young people covered by the DACA program, on Monday became the latest state to challenge President Trump over his plan to shut it down. (more...)
Court orders continuation of Melaye recall procees Court orders continuation of Melaye recall procees
- September 11, 2017

By today's ruling, the Melaye recall process will now pick up from where it had stopped. A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application filed by the representative of theKogi West Senatorial constituency, Dino Melaye , seeking to nullify his recall. (more...)
Pat Hickey retires from Olympic Council following ticket scandal Pat Hickey retires from Olympic Council following ticket scandal
- September 11, 2017

The 72-year-old, who insists he is innocent of all charges, was eventually released on bail and is now in Ireland. French and Brazilian authorities say he was key in channeling $2 million to former International Olympic Committee member Lamine Diack as part of the scheme to bring the 2016 Games to Brazil. (more...)
John Oliver Hammers Trump's Joe Arpaio Pardon John Oliver Hammers Trump's Joe Arpaio Pardon
- September 11, 2017

Oliver pointed out that Trump has invoked "happy" talk on trade policy, border safety, the Middle East, replacing Obamacare, and infrastructure. "OK - that's the goal", he added "But how?" Trump pledged to deport the 800,000 children of illegal immigrants from America and then expedite the process of letting them return as legal citizens, but when Chuck Todd of NBC's "Meet the Press" asked how that baffling plan would work, Trump dodged the issue by offering a rosy forecast of the ... (more...)
S.Korea's Moon discusses 'unpredictable' N.Korea situation with Putin
- September 11, 2017

It remains to be seen whether China, the North's biggest ally and trade partner, would cooperate. North Korea's detonation of a hydrogen bomb on Sunday marked its most powerful nuclear test to date. South Korea's defense ministry has said the deployment is necessary due to the imminent threat from North Korea, which has launched numero us missiles since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office in early May. (more...)
President Trump approves disaster declaration for Florida
- September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma and an unusual low tide pushed water out over 100 yards. "Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-priced loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster", the Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a news release. (more...)
Forming government in Bengal would be BJP's ultimate achievement: Amit Shah Forming government in Bengal would be BJP's ultimate achievement: Amit Shah
- September 11, 2017

Asked if he would talk about political developments with BJP President , Amit Shah who is scheduled to inaugurate the office on September 28, Hek said that there was no question of talking about politics and he might attend the programme since the entire process of constructing the office began during his tenure as the state BJP president. (more...)
Hurricanes Irma and Jose as seen from the International Space Station Hurricanes Irma and Jose as seen from the International Space Station
- September 11, 2017

It is the first time three active hurricanes have formed at the same time in the Atlantic region since 2010, according to meteorologists. At 10 a.m. On Wednesday, the eye of Irma passed over Barbuda, a tiny Caribbean island of about 1,800 people, destroying telecommunication systems and cell towers. (more...)
Why gas price will fall 'like a feather' over the next month Why gas price will fall 'like a feather' over the next month
- September 11, 2017

KINGSTON, N.Y. The average retail gasoline price in NY state rose another 3.6 cents per gallon last week, reaching $2.79 per gallon, but might have experienced its post-Harvey peaked, an industry analyst says. DeHaan said motorists should not expect to see any impact on gasoline prices due to Hurricane Irma because of the path the storm is expected to take. (more...)
Governor orders flags at half-staff for 9/11 anniversary Governor orders flags at half-staff for 9/11 anniversary
- September 11, 2017

President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation on Friday declaring September 11, 2017 as Patriot Day in honor of the almost 3,000 innocent individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Steve Bullock has ordered all flags in Montana to be flown at half-staff on Monday in honor of all those who died September 11, 2001, and in observance of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service. (more...)
Jose Is Now A Category 1 Hurricane Jose Is Now A Category 1 Hurricane
- September 11, 2017

Tropical storm Jose is following Hurricane Irma into the Caribbean and its wind speed is also predicted to reach hurricane levels. Before Jose's slight weakening, the Atlantic had two hurricanes with winds of more than 150 miles per hour at the same time for the first time on record, Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach said Friday. (more...)
Volkswagen to offer electric versions of all of its vehicles by 2030 Volkswagen to offer electric versions of all of its vehicles by 2030
- September 11, 2017

The VW Group includes Volkswagen, Audi , Porsche , Skoda , Seat , Bentley and Bugatti. "And we will lead that transformation", Mueller said. Speaking at the Volkswagen Group event held the night before the Frankfurt motor show , group chairman Matthias Muller said the "Roadmap E" model blitz would include 50 all-electric cars and with 30 plug-in hybrids . (more...)

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