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GOP rep: Trump did not make a 'good deal' on debt ceiling GOP rep: Trump did not make a 'good deal' on debt ceiling
- September 10, 2017

Mark Meadows (R-NC), the chair of the House Freedom Caucus , expressed similar opinions on the heels of Trump's unexpected deal. Appearing on " Fox News Sunday ", the conservative representative instead cast blame on his party's leaders for failing to present the president with better options - thus forcing Trump to accept a three-month extension of government funding and the debt limit with no fiscal reforms. (more...)
China mulls banning traditional fuel cars China mulls banning traditional fuel cars
- September 10, 2017

Now in the planning stages of the ban, including detailing the move's completion date, China will force engine makers and auto companies to pivot away from fossil fuels, speeding the implementation of electric vehicles in a bid to meet global climate standards laid out in the 2016 Paris Accords. (more...)
Tennessee crushes Indiana State in home opener Tennessee crushes Indiana State in home opener
- September 10, 2017

We have to turn around now with a short work week and get into Neyland (Stadium) Saturday afternoon. "I'm really proud of our players". Regaining his confidence in the pocket will be key to a win over the Sycamores and for weeks to come. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones , along with three assistants and two student-athletes talked to media on Thursday at the Ray and Lucy Hand Studio and Haslam Field. (more...)
Tropical Storm Warning Mon-Tues for East Alabama Tropical Storm Warning Mon-Tues for East Alabama
- September 10, 2017

Monday until 8 a.m. Tuesday. Irma is a Category 3 Hurricane with max sustained winds at 120mph (as of 11:00pm edt). The National Weather Service warns that the tornadic threat grows if the storm shifts to the west. Alabama counties now under a tropical storm watch include Russell, Lee, Barbour, Bullock, Macon and Pike. 45-60mph sustained winds expected with gusts up to 80mph. (more...)
Putin says North Korea sanctions are 'useless' and 'ineffective' Putin says North Korea sanctions are 'useless' and 'ineffective'
- September 10, 2017

USA disarmament ambassador Robert Wood said North Korea had defied the global community once again. Members of the Japanese parliament and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel have also demanded tougher United Nations sanctions on North Korea. (more...)
Japan PM warns N.Korea against continuing nuclear program Japan PM warns N.Korea against continuing nuclear program
- September 10, 2017

After the meeting, Abe and Moon issued a statement saying "now is the time to further increase sanctions and pressures against the North as much as possible rather than seeking dialogue", according to Moon's spokesman Yoon Young-chan. "It could lead to a global catastrophe", Putin said. Abe and Moon also agreed to ask China and Russian Federation to support for the sanctions. "We too, are against North Korea developing its nuclear capabilities and condemn it, but it is worrying cutting the ... (more...)
Rockingham County preps for Hurricane Irma Rockingham County preps for Hurricane Irma
- September 10, 2017

State emergency management officials are shifting resources to the west, setting up staging areas in Asheville and Greensboro, N.C. Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry said. NCDOT is watching the roads closely, prepared to detour traffic if needed. "The President's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the goal of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for ... (more...)
Iran's navy warns off U.S. warship in Sea of Oman Iran's navy warns off U.S. warship in Sea of Oman
- September 10, 2017

The agency did not specify when the incident, close to the strategic Strait of Hormuz, took place. "Forty-five miles (72 kilometers) into the sea, the vessel's engine started to malfunction, and its sailors informed the Iranian navy of the incident", the statement said. (more...)
Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort swept up in Hurricane Irma evacuation Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort swept up in Hurricane Irma evacuation
- September 10, 2017

And these aren't pets who are just being left inside, Director of Animal Care Diane Suave said. And with the potentially deadly hurricane pummeling the Sunshine State, abandoning pets could amount to felony animal cruelty, the television station reports. (more...)
High-Rise Construction Crane Collapses In Miami As Irma Approaches High-Rise Construction Crane Collapses In Miami As Irma Approaches
- September 10, 2017

And because those cranes weren't created to withstand a storm of Irma's ferocity, city officials are telling people who live in the shadows of the giant lifting devices to leave. "Streets have to be closed, another crane has to be brought in", he said. "We've worked closely with the crane's engineering team and have taken their guidance on safety measures, including some partial disassembly where necessary", said Tom Schroder, a vice president for Universal Orlando, in an email. (more...)
Hillary Clinton: 'I am done with being a candidate'
- September 10, 2017

Clinton's comments come during a national debate over white nationalism and Trump's popularity with white supremacists and other hate groups. The full Clinton interview is set to air this Sunday on CBS Sunday Morning . "Off I went into a frenzy of closet cleaning, and long walks in the woods, and playing with my dogs, and yoga, alternate nostril breathing, which I highly recommend, trying to calm myself down, and you know my share of chardonnay", Clinton said during the interview at her ... (more...)
NC Emergency Management teams at work on Irma preps NC Emergency Management teams at work on Irma preps
- September 10, 2017

The state will suspend all lane closures for construction projects starting at 7:00 Friday night. "Right now, we say no way to Jose at the moment, but it's expected to loop around, and if it does make a complete loop in another week, then that's something we'll have to look out for", said Steve Pfaff, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. (more...)
Eat beef in your own country, then visit India: Tourism Minister's advice Eat beef in your own country, then visit India: Tourism Minister's advice
- September 10, 2017

A former IAS officer, he served as an independent member of the Kerala assembly from Kanjirappally from 2006 to 2011. He asked if the foreigners come to India to eat beef. Upon being asked why he has taken uturn on his previous stand towards beef-eating, KJ Alphons replied to the reporters that he is not the food minister rather he is the minister for Tourism. (more...)
South Korea braces for another possible missile test by North Korea South Korea braces for another possible missile test by North Korea
- September 10, 2017

President Moon Jae-in's emphasis on the "tentative" nature of the deployment of US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense makes it seem as if it could be stopped at any moment, a representative of the Liberty Korea Party (LKP), the country's second-largest party, said Saturday. (more...)
NASA Shares How Hurricanes Irma, Jose & Katia Looked From Space NASA Shares How Hurricanes Irma, Jose & Katia Looked From Space
- September 10, 2017

Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of around 125 miles per hour as of 11 a.m.as it scraped the coast of Cuba, according to the National Weather Service. Total rain accumulations of 8 to 15 inches, with isolated amounts of 20 inches are expected over the Florida Keys and much of the Florida peninsula through Tuesday night. (more...)
Lok Adalat settles 1k cases Lok Adalat settles 1k cases
- September 10, 2017

A total of 13 benches, headed by serving judicial officers, were constituted in the District Courts to dispose of the cases. A TOTAL of 1,731 cases, involving an amount of Rs 6.29 crore, were disposed of by the National Legal Services Authority during the National Lok Adalat, conducted at the District Courts, Sector 43, here on Saturday. (more...)
Tampa Bay residents should follow evacuation orders for Irma Tampa Bay residents should follow evacuation orders for Irma
- September 10, 2017

Authorities also ordered shelters across Brevard County to open Friday afternoon in anticipation of residents wanting to leave their homes, flood prone areas along the Indian River and mobile home parks for more secure locations. Pinellas County is under a mandatory Level A and Level B evacuation order. On Saturday morning, the state was already beginning to feel Irma's effects. (more...)
After Irma, in the US Virgin Islands 'everything is gone' After Irma, in the US Virgin Islands 'everything is gone'
- September 10, 2017

RMS, a company that advises insurers, estimates Irma could cause wind damage of up to $70 billion in the USA, nearly all of it in Florida . Airports were closing to global flights as conditions warranted. A hurricane warning for the Commonwealth island of Barbuda and the British territory of Anguilla has been downgraded to a tropical storm warning, while Antigua and the British Virgin Islands are on tropical storm watch. (more...)
Richard Branson's Necker Island home 'destroyed' after being struck by Hurricane Irma Richard Branson's Necker Island home 'destroyed' after being struck by Hurricane Irma
- September 10, 2017

At 10 a.m BST (5 a.m. EDT) Thursday, the billionaire businessman retweeted a message of condolence sent by VirginLimitedEdition to the residents of the Caribbean. Necker has a large main house and several small Balinese-style houses to accommodate up to 34 people. "We are now a couple of days in and I think people are feeling Britain did not respond quickly enough given we know that it is hurricane season". (more...)
Long County Schools closed Friday, will reopen Wednesday Long County Schools closed Friday, will reopen Wednesday
- September 10, 2017

School officials will monitor the path of Hurricane Irma in order to make a decision on Monday classes and will provide another update on Friday. The big South Florida school districts are closed starting Thursday, and Monroe County schools, which includes the Florida Keys, are closed today until further notice, the education department said. (more...)