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Trump calls for a tax reform 'speed-up' in light of Hurricane Irma
- September 10, 2017

Jeff Masters, director of the Weather Underground forecasting service, said Thursday that the biggest threat to Mar-a-Lago won't be Irma's winds, which could top 140 miles per hour (225 kph) when it reaches Palm Beach. Earlier Friday, FEMA Administrator Brock Long warned at a news conference that parts of Florida would be out of electricity for days, if not longer, and that more than 100,000 people may need shelter. (more...)
Military strikes against North Korea 'not first choice' Military strikes against North Korea 'not first choice'
- September 10, 2017

The White House stressed the USA and Chinese leaders' joint commitment to ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons . Russia's exports of crude oil to North Korea are about 40,000 tonnes a year. A United Nations human rights investigator said in 2015 that North Korea was forcing more than 50,000 people to work overseas, mainly in Russian Federation and China, earning between $1.2 billion and $2.3 billion a year. (more...)
Is Irma really one of the strongest hurricanes ever? Is Irma really one of the strongest hurricanes ever?
- September 11, 2017

Accurate forecasts can be life-saving, partially because they increase the confidence residents have in storm predictions and make them more likely to follow evacuation orders. The question is how we will choose to process, understand, and act on them. Considering how much is at stake for the future of humans on the planet, one would think that the sensible thing to do is to allow a variety of views to flourish, which would allow us to pick sense out of nonsense and to challenge ... (more...)
Are Makers Of Simran Upset With Kangana Ranaut? Are Makers Of Simran Upset With Kangana Ranaut?
- September 10, 2017

She also slammed director Karan Johar 's production house, Dharma Productions. Expressing their unhappiness, the makers said they feel the focus has completely shifted from the film to Kangana only, according to fresh reports. Rangoli tweeted, "When someone bares her soul don't call it circus, you are a black spot on womanhood". So when the actress was asked to react on her sister's tweets, Kangana called her impulsive and a bit hormonal. (more...)
US Sen. John McCain talks cancer, legacy and 'Dreamers' US Sen. John McCain talks cancer, legacy and 'Dreamers'
- September 10, 2017

Though he faced criticism from some on the left for not acting on his tough rhetoric about President Donald Trump's policies, McCain has made returning to regular order a priority in the senate, casting the deciding vote against senate Republicans' repeal of the Affordable Care Act in July because it was not crafted with Democratic input. (more...)
Colin Trevorrow allegedly fired from Star Wars IX for being Colin Trevorrow allegedly fired from Star Wars IX for being "unbearable"
- September 10, 2017

In a brief statement from Disney , Star Wars Episode IX is now without a director as filmmaker Colin Trevorrow has departed the project over, yep you guessed it, creative differences. The multiple script drafts apparently also placed strain on the working dynamic, as it's been said they didn't satisfy the Lucasfilm top brass. "He's a hard guy. (more...)
Kirk Cameron Draws Controversy for Hurricane Comments Kirk Cameron Draws Controversy for Hurricane Comments
- September 10, 2017

And when He puts His power on display, it's never without reason. And we know that weather is sent to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe, and repentance... Sorry, no. A god who can't inspire awe and humility without slaughtering innocent people and destroying lives is not worthy of anyone's worship. "You are such an inspiration to us all!" After Houston suffered the worst flooding in recent memory from Harvey and Miami prepares to face a direct hit from Irma, the outspoken actress ... (more...)
Governor should convene TN assembly within a week: Stalin Governor should convene TN assembly within a week: Stalin
- September 10, 2017

TN leader of Opposition MK Stalin has set deadline for Governor Vidyasagar Rao. "Let the assembly get convened first". Chennai: A few hours before meeting Tamil Nadu governor C Vidyasagar Rao, DMK working president M K Stalin on Sunday said his party will form a government in the state which can not be shaken for the next 25 years. (more...)
Malcolm Turnbull Says Voting 'YES' Won't Threaten The Institution Of Marriage Malcolm Turnbull Says Voting 'YES' Won't Threaten The Institution Of Marriage
- September 10, 2017

He reflected on a comment by former British prime minister David Cameron, who said: "I don't support gay marriage despite being a conservative, I support gay marriage because I'm a conservative". "No" campaign supporters have previously come under fire for allegedly using the children of same-sex couples to bolster their argument against marriage equality. (more...)
Pelosi Predicts Greater Leverage For Dems After Trump Deal Pelosi Predicts Greater Leverage For Dems After Trump Deal
- September 10, 2017

The program assists undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children. The message followed the Trump administration's announcement earlier this week that it was rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program but giving Congress six months to take action on it. (more...)
ESPN College GameDay headed to Clemson-Louisville? ESPN College GameDay headed to Clemson-Louisville?
- September 10, 2017

The game time, set for 3:30 p.m., could be moved to 8 p.m.to fill the primetime slot that came open when the ACC rescheduled the Florida State-Miami matchup for October 7. 3 nationally last week, but could move into the No. 2 position after its win over Auburn and Ohio State's loss to Oklahoma Saturday night. Clemson has won all three games by a combined 15 points. (more...)
Many head to airport for flights to FL ahead of Irma Many head to airport for flights to FL ahead of Irma
- September 10, 2017

The storm was initially forecast to hit just along the East Coast of Florida , but the trajectory had shifted westward by 5 p.m. EST Thursday. The airport entrance is also closed and rental cars can not be returned. "I can't leave, my mom is terminally ill", Medina said. "Pray for us", Florida Governor Rick Scott said in an ABC News interview as his state braced for the massive storm , which has already left a trail of destruction through the Caribbean. (more...)
Herbert Asks Congress To Stabilize Insurance Markets
- September 10, 2017

MA joins 23 states that have begun steps towards getting a waiver , seven that have applied and two that have gotten waivers, according to Senate committee Chairman Lamar Alexander . The funding of Medicaid and consumer subsidies would be up to the individual state. And for some consumers, it could cause the quality of their coverage to decline, as enrollees may not be able to find the health insurance that works best for them on their own. (more...)
Force of Hurricane Irma displayed as it sucks water from Bahamas beach Force of Hurricane Irma displayed as it sucks water from Bahamas beach
- September 10, 2017

Twitter user @ Kaydi_K , who posted the video, wrote. An Irishman has told of his family's relief after their newborn daughter arrived just hours before Hurricane Irma hit Turks and Caicos. Basically, in the case of Irma, the power and the pressure have combined in such a way that the "bulge" effect is sucking the Atlantic ocean into its vortex. (more...)
Florida deputy killed when returning home from helping at shelter Florida deputy killed when returning home from helping at shelter
- September 10, 2017

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier said Julie Bridges was a 13-year veteran of his office. Hardee County is an interior county in Florida southeast of Tampa. There were no other passengers in either vehicle. FHP said they are still investigating. "Our law enforcement and correctional officers work every day to keep Floridians safe", Gov. (more...)
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...)

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