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Trump marks anniversary of terrorist attacks Trump marks anniversary of terrorist attacks
- September 12, 2017

The Trumps have already tackled White House traditions like the Easter Egg Roll and global tours, but Monday's event marked the first solemn occasion the president and First Lady have had to lead. Ground was broken at the site this past weekend to erect a 93-foot tall memorial to the plane's 33 passengers and seven crew members who died in the crash. (more...)
Jose has officially become the season's fifth hurricane Jose has officially become the season's fifth hurricane
- September 12, 2017

Forecasters expect the storm to make landfall this weekend in Mexico. And the 11th storm of the season, Hurricane Katia , hit the coast of Mexico late on Friday night - although it was soon downgraded to tropical storm status. Storms of Category 3 and above are defined as major hurricanes. It is not unusual for several storms to develop at the same time, but rare for more than one to make landfall in the United States, forecasters say. (more...)
Russian and Japanese leaders Russian and Japanese leaders "decisively condemn" N.Korean tests
- September 11, 2017

In his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Moon received confirmation that Tokyo supports his plans. Protesters clashed with thousands of police at a South Korean village on Thursday (Sept 7) as Seoul deployed the four remaining launchers of the United States anti-missile Thaad system created to protect against mounting threats from North Korea. (more...)
Why Peter Kraus Wasn't Chosen To Be Season 22's 'Bachelor' Why Peter Kraus Wasn't Chosen To Be Season 22's 'Bachelor'
- September 11, 2017

Kraus was being considered for the coveted Bachelor position but ultimately turned down the opportunity because he was "conflicted", according to People's source . "We've kept in touch over the last few years, but this just fit ideal; the timing of this really fit for me", he said . "I'll be 36 in a few weeks so for me it's time", he said of finding that love. (more...)
Cuomo directs flags to half-staff for 9/11 anniversary Cuomo directs flags to half-staff for 9/11 anniversary
- September 11, 2017

The action marks Patriot Day in honor of the almost 3,000 people who died during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the many courageous citizens who came to aid those in need. Flags will fly at half-staff for the entire day. Public buildings, grounds, and facilities will also be required to fly their flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday. (more...)
Kid Rock slams media, 'extreme left' and Al Sharpton Kid Rock slams media, 'extreme left' and Al Sharpton
- September 11, 2017

The auditorium had a ribbon cutting last week. "They are trying to use the old confederate flag BS, etc.to stir the pot, when we all know none of this would be going on if I were not thinking of running for office", Rock wrote on his website . (more...)
Volkswagen shows off new ID Crozz II concept electric SUV Volkswagen shows off new ID Crozz II concept electric SUV
- September 11, 2017

It's just a concept auto at the moment, but Volkswagen intends to put in into production in 2020 as part of a range of ID-branded electric cars. That's because the VW Group is made up of a hugely diverse set of brands sold around the world, such as Audi , Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche , and yes, Volkswagen. (more...)
Katia Weakens To A Tropical Depression As It Moves Into Mexico Katia Weakens To A Tropical Depression As It Moves Into Mexico
- September 11, 2017

The center of the system touched the coastline at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday in the vicinity of Rancho Nuevo, Veracruz and has kept moving west-southwest, reports SMN. The Mexican government has ended all tropical storm warnings . The SMN has called on populations to take extreme caution due to rain , wind , and flooding in the states of Veracruz, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco. (more...)
Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia
- September 11, 2017

Antigua and Barbuda were alerted of possible "life-threatening flooding " due to Jose. A hurricane watch has been issued for Antigua and Barbuda. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. Predictions: April 6, 2017 - The Tropical Meteorology Project from Colorado State University predicts that the "2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly below-average activity". (more...)
China supports United Nations action on North Korea while urging talks China supports United Nations action on North Korea while urging talks
- September 11, 2017

That test, along with a series of missile launches, showed Pyongyang was close to achieving its goal of developing a powerful nuclear weapon that could reach the United States. After every test, the United States incrementally strengthens sanctions against North Korea but the only effect that has had is to strengthen Kim Jong-un's determination to flex his muscles. (more...)
China: UN should take 'necessary measures' on North Korea China: UN should take 'necessary measures' on North Korea
- September 11, 2017

Wang also said , "Any new actions taken by the worldwide community against the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] should serve the objective of curbing the DPRK's nuclear and missile programs, while at the same time be conducive to restarting dialogue and consultation". (more...)
North Korea: US will pay for Nikki Haley's 'tongue-lashing' North Korea: US will pay for Nikki Haley's 'tongue-lashing'
- September 11, 2017

President Donald Trump's administration is pushing the U.N. Security Council to ban oil sales to North Korea in a fresh bid to pressure Kim. Mexico, which is locked in tense talks with the US and Canada over updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement, has repeatedly sought to leverage its cooperation with USA security efforts during the negotiations. (more...)
Startup buzzkill: California bans drone delivery services of legalized pot Startup buzzkill: California bans drone delivery services of legalized pot
- September 11, 2017

California's Bureau of Cannabis Control published its business license regulations last week, and those rules include the ways businesses are legally allowed to transport their weed to paying customers. According to the regulations; "Deliveries may be made only in person by enclosed motor vehicle". We urge anybody seeking to break into the California marijuana business to become familiar with the bureau's "Commercial Cannabis Business Licensing Program Regulations" (PDF). (more...)
South Africa's Tutu asks Myanmar's Suu Kyi to help Rohingya South Africa's Tutu asks Myanmar's Suu Kyi to help Rohingya
- September 11, 2017

So far, government officials say privately there is no consideration being given to rescinding her honorary Canadian citizenship. "The world is waiting and the Rohingya Muslims are waiting". "Until this second, the de facto ruler of Myanmar [Burma] Aung San Suu Kyi has done virtually nothing to stop this crime against humanity in her country", the petition reads. (more...)
Nadal, Stephens Win 2017 US Open Titles Nadal, Stephens Win 2017 US Open Titles
- September 11, 2017

And although he did not count it as one of his primary objectives, the 31-year-old did not dismiss the possibility of one day surpassing Federer's grand slam haul of 19 titles. Nadal is one of eight men to achieve the career Grand Slam, and one of just two men to achieve the Golden Slam. " I can't thank him enough for all the things he did for me ", Nadal said of his uncle. (more...)
Pa. dad shot dead protecting daughter during carjacking; teen charged Pa. dad shot dead protecting daughter during carjacking; teen charged
- September 11, 2017

That is when one of them shot Grandzol twice in the head as the little girl watched, according to published reports . When asked to hand over his vehicle keys, Grandzol did not resist, police said Saturday night, but wanted to get his 2-year-old daughter out of the auto. (more...)
Hurricanes Irma and Jose: What we know Hurricanes Irma and Jose: What we know
- September 11, 2017

It was expected to cross into Georgia in the afternoon, leaving potentially unsafe storm surges in its wake. A massive but weakened Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. (more...)
Irma, bound for Georgia, weakens to a tropical storm Irma, bound for Georgia, weakens to a tropical storm
- September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday after it tore a destructive path through the Caribbean and Florida , but warnings of deadly flooding, powerful winds and storm surges remain. The combined economic cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could reach $290 billion, equivalent to 1.5 percent of the USA gross domestic product, U.S. (more...)
Irma Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Maintains Large Wind Field Irma Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Maintains Large Wind Field
- September 11, 2017

Irma, which made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, is one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever observed, and is considered to be extremely unsafe, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (more...)
Afghanistan will never again be militant sanctuary - USA ambassador Afghanistan will never again be militant sanctuary - USA ambassador
- September 11, 2017

Operation Resolute Support, the USA mission in Afghanistan, released a statement Monday noting that a "small number" of service members suffered injuries after a suicide bomber drove into their convoy in Parwan Province, which is near Bagram airfield. (more...)

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