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Mitt Romney may run for Utah Senate seat in 2018 Mitt Romney may run for Utah Senate seat in 2018
- September 12, 2017

Hatch, 83, remains undecided about his future political career, but has said that he will run for his eighth term contingent on the continued good health of himself and his wife. A spokesman for Hatch told the Salt Lake Tribune that the senator hopes to make a decision about running for reelection by the end of the year. "While it's no secret that I hold Mitt Romney in extraordinarily high esteem, my musing aloud on the subject has apparently snowballed into a frenzy of premature ... (more...)
Gov. Abbott: Harvey Costs Probably 'Between $150-$180B' Gov. Abbott: Harvey Costs Probably 'Between $150-$180B'
- September 12, 2017

The monstrous hurricane that came ashore August 25 has killed at least 47 people, displaced over 1 million and devastated an area over 300 miles. The city cut off power to homes on Sunday morning to encourage evacuation of those who had been reluctant to leave their homes. (more...)
Putin calls tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of 'global catastrophe' Putin calls tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of 'global catastrophe'
- September 12, 2017

Kim Jong-un looks at nuclear weaponization in North Korea . Russia, which shares a border with North Korea, has repeatedly joined China in calling for negotiations with Pyongyang, suggesting that the United States and South Korea halt all major war games in exchange for North Korea halting its testing programme. (more...)
Georgia Power prepares to tackle outages Georgia Power prepares to tackle outages
- September 12, 2017

By Monday afternoon, more than 800,000 Georgia Power and EMC customers mostly in coastal and south Georgia were without power. Irma, downgraded to a tropical storm as it churned into the state, was still every bit a tree-bending wind show, packing constant 20-to-30-mph winds throughout the day that knocked down utility lines and left thousands without power. (more...)
AIADMK MLA's plea to stall party meet dismissed AIADMK MLA's plea to stall party meet dismissed
- September 12, 2017

Sitting as late as 9:15 p.m. and delivering their verdict in a packed court hall, a Division Bench of Justices Rajiv Shakder and Abdul Quddhose concurred with the decision taken by Justice C.V. Referring to the contention of his counsel that the suit has been filed in Vetrivel's individual capacity and also that the defendants had been sued in their individual names, Justice Karthikeyan said it had only helped the applicant to circumvent the court's circular. (more...)
MLAs, 7 MPs under Scanner for spike in wealth MLAs, 7 MPs under Scanner for spike in wealth
- September 12, 2017

It wondered why the government, on one hand, talked about electoral reforms but on the other, it couldn't furnish any date. The I-T department's report found "huge" rise in the assets of the Lok Sabha MPs and "substantial" increase in the wealth of the MLAs . (more...)
Hurricane Irma: Memphis will feel storm's remaining wrath by mid-week Hurricane Irma: Memphis will feel storm's remaining wrath by mid-week
- September 12, 2017

This will eventually throw some high clouds over Southwest Louisiana by tomorrow night and Wednesday with the best chances of any showers associated with Irma's remnants remaining north and east of our area through mid-week. Irma made two USA landfalls, one on Cudjoe Key and its second on Marco Island, FL. Its trajectory continues to take it on an nearly due northerly track, Its coverage is across nearly all of Florida, with near hurricane force wind from the keys to the Georgia line ... (more...)
Mexico rescinds Texas aid offer after huge quake Mexico rescinds Texas aid offer after huge quake
- September 12, 2017

Despite Trump's provocation, Mexico still affirmed that it would aid Harvey victims. Mexico isn't going to help Texas after all. At the same time, relations between the countries have become strained because of President Trump's threats to cut off trade with Mexico amid demands that Mexico pays for a border wall. (more...)
North Korea warns United States, 'the blood-thirsty beast', against fresh United Nations sanctions North Korea warns United States, 'the blood-thirsty beast', against fresh United Nations sanctions
- September 12, 2017

The resolution was not as severe as the United States originally wanted - with no oil import ban or worldwide asset freeze on the government and leader Kim Jong Un. The sanctions also prohibit nations from authorizing new work permits to North Korean citizens around the world. North Korea has warned the U.S. that it will suffer the "greatest pain" if fresh sanctions are imposed. (more...)
Lives honored at Flight 93 Memorial Lives honored at Flight 93 Memorial
- September 12, 2017

During his remarks, Pence said that President Donald Trump's "heart is here in Pennsylvania and especially with all of you who lost loved ones 16 years ago". "They will always be with us". Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf talked about how ordinary citizens became heroes. The vice president said the federal government is prepared to stand with local and state officials for both the "live-saving mission" and for recovery efforts after the storm. (more...)
Some Trump lawyers thought Kushner should step down Some Trump lawyers thought Kushner should step down
- September 12, 2017

According to the report, it was Kushner's admitted contacts with Russians during and after the campaign which caused him to stand out as a cause for concern among current senior White House staff. Kushner attended the meeting alongside Donald Trump Jr. and Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort. The paper reported that some of Trump's lawyers were largely concerned with the fact that Kushner had the most interaction with Russians, some of whom are being investigated, while on the ... (more...)
Irma now a tropical depression; Storms move northward Irma now a tropical depression; Storms move northward
- September 12, 2017

The First Alert Weather team has been monitoring the tropics closely over the past week, starting with the formation of Irma moving over the west African coast last Monday. Chase said projected rainfall for DeKalb County is around three inches or more . This area also has a minimal chance of tornadoes being spawned by the storm, Stellaman said. (more...)
Gillibrand, Collins unveil new proposal to block Trump's military transgender ban Gillibrand, Collins unveil new proposal to block Trump's military transgender ban
- September 12, 2017

A bipartisan pair of senators introduced an amendment Monday to try to reverse President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The military leadership does not support banning transgender service members. Senator Collins was the lead Republican in the successful effort to repeal the military's discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in December 2010. (more...)
More than 3 million customers without power in Florida after Hurricane Irma More than 3 million customers without power in Florida after Hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says wind gusts near hurricane strength have been recorded in the Florida Keys as the center of Irma moves closer to the state. Brian Williams in Fort Myers, Fla. In the Keys, though, he said "there is devastation". "I will tell you in no uncertain terms - and I am not going to sugarcoat it - this is going to be a hard storm", Buckhorn said at the news conference. (more...)
Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin? Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?
- September 12, 2017

Meanwhile the South Korean president said that "perhaps the time has come for stronger sanctions" on Pyongyang. The White House said Mr Trump and Mr Turnbull also "confirmed that their two countries will intensify joint efforts to denuclearise North Korea". (more...)
Minnesota is the happiest state Minnesota is the happiest state
- September 12, 2017

At least that's what WalletHub found, looking at three main areas: Emotional and Physical Well-Being, Work Environment, and Community and Environment. A new report just ranked CT as the 18th happiest state in the nation. An analysis by WalletHub based on "happiness" research ranked only Minnesota, Utah and Hawaii ahead of California. (more...)
US softens stance ahead of N. Korea resolution US softens stance ahead of N. Korea resolution
- September 12, 2017

According to AFP , Washington has led the global drive to punish the rogue state after it detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear device. China had long anxious that an oil cutoff altogether would lead to North Korea's collapse. (more...)
Will Harvey And Irma Affect Attitudes On Climate? Probably Not Will Harvey And Irma Affect Attitudes On Climate? Probably Not
- September 12, 2017

Three out of four* major Sunday morning political programs neglected to discuss climate change during their coverage of Hurricane Irma , the second category four hurricane to hit the United States in a matter of weeks. Now that we have experienced two record-breaking hurricanes in a row - with a third possibly on the way - perhaps it's time our President and his government begin to take climate science seriously. (more...)
Gov. McMaster on Irma impact: 'Still a lot of danger out there' Gov. McMaster on Irma impact: 'Still a lot of danger out there'
- September 12, 2017

McMaster's last press conference was held Sunday at 2 p.m. "To the public in their homes who are trying to ride out this storm, we urge you to not get on the roads until you have been given clearance by everyone who is required to give clearance". (more...)
Anthony Joshua Talks Klitschko Retirement, Pulev Defense Anthony Joshua Talks Klitschko Retirement, Pulev Defense
- September 12, 2017

Sometimes we have to go to the trenches. It was the same with the Klitschko fight, I had to get him out of there. There will be two more world title fights on the bill, with Kal Yafai due to defend his WBA super-flyweight belt against Japan's Sho Ishida. (more...)
Holly Bobo murder trial begins with chilling details from prosecutor Holly Bobo murder trial begins with chilling details from prosecutor
- September 12, 2017

Adams, 33, who has a long criminal rap that includes assault and drug possession, could be sentenced to death if convicted of first-degree murder. "I revealed to her farewell and I adored her", Karen Bobo said. "He fundamentally offers his capital punishment" to prosecutors, Thompson said of Autry. In opening statements, assistant Shelby County District Attorney Paul Hagerman said evidence and testimony will show that Zach Adams told Jason Autry that he, Shayne Austin, and John Dylan Adams ... (more...)
Under Pressure: Major Chinese Banks Tighten Limitations on DPRK-held Accounts Under Pressure: Major Chinese Banks Tighten Limitations on DPRK-held Accounts
- September 12, 2017

With tensions rising as North Korea defies the global community by continuing nuclear tests, and the US reportedly readying a package of more aggressive military and diplomatic options against the regime, China has told President Donald Trump's administration that Beijing would back Pyongyang if the USA strikes North Korea first, NBC News reported. (more...)
Sanjay Raut claims Supriya Sule rejected Modi's Cabinet offer Sanjay Raut claims Supriya Sule rejected Modi's Cabinet offer
- September 12, 2017

In the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana , MP Sanjay Raut said Sule and Pawar had both met Modi ahead of the rejig, and that Pawar had claimed that the prime minister had offered his daughter a position in the Cabinet. "The chief minister is holding secret meetings with NCP leaders". The timing of Raut's comments is crucial as the message was meant to convey that Sule is in charge, say NCP leaders. (more...)
Here comes Jose: Another hurricane poses a possible threat next week Here comes Jose: Another hurricane poses a possible threat next week
- September 12, 2017

Jose will turn toward the north tonight and Monday, then toward the northeast Monday night, with a slower forward motion. Jose wanders for the next few days before flirting with the U.S. "Regards to Jose, most of the concern would be mainly the mariners", Mr McKenzie told The Tribune. There is still significant uncertainty is what track Jose will take next week, but interests along the entire Atlantic coast will need to keep a close eye on how the forecast trends. (more...)
Caribbean islands struggle to recover from Hurricane Irma Caribbean islands struggle to recover from Hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

With ports mended and weather cleared, Caribbean officials struggled to get aid to islands devastated by Hurricane Irma on Monday and tried to take full stock of the damage caused by the Category 5 storm. The estimate includes damages to homes, vehicles and businesses - including operating losses - which are covered by the natural disaster compensation scheme, CCR said Saturday. (more...)