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6 dead at Florida nursing home after Irma knocks out power 6 dead at Florida nursing home after Irma knocks out power
- September 17, 2017

The death toll from Hurricane Irma is climbing with authorities reporting six patients at a Florida nursing home died after it had lost power, as millions struggle with no electricity and scarce essential services in the storm-hit state. State records revealed a variety of problems at the center. Rescue crews began going door to door in the 94-degree heat to check on people and hand out water, ice and meals. (more...)
Beware of Georgia Power post-Irma scams! Beware of Georgia Power post-Irma scams!
- September 17, 2017

As of Thursday afternoon, Georgia Power has restored power to more than 850,000 customers, with another 135,000 still awaiting restoration. FPL is restoring power according to its detailed plan, which includes generation facilities going back on line first which restores power to critical infrastructure such as hospitals, police stations and 911 services, then they restore feeders which feeds the largest amount of customers along those lines and then come the smaller lines into individual ... (more...)
Yemeni captors did not harm me: Uzhunnalil Yemeni captors did not harm me: Uzhunnalil
- September 17, 2017

Uzhunnalil had been freed and brought to the Vatican City. In his first video message after being released on September 12, Father Uzhunnalil said he was "happy, strong in mind and soul" though he needed to recuperate. They spoke Arabic, I didn't understand them", he added, but "I was not afraid. "I used to do small exercises, freedom was there", he said in the press meet. (more...)
United States exhausting patience for diplomatic solution to North Korea crisis: McMaster, Haley United States exhausting patience for diplomatic solution to North Korea crisis: McMaster, Haley
- September 17, 2017

General Assembly in NY. As a presidential candidate he called North Atlantic Treaty Organisation obsolete and, as president, during a visit to the alliance headquarters in Brussels, he shocked US allies by failing to underscore his commitment to their mutual defense. (more...)
Trump too see Irma damage, recover firsthand in Florida Trump too see Irma damage, recover firsthand in Florida
- September 17, 2017

The overall death toll from the storm climbed to 81 on Wednesday, with several hard-hit Caribbean islands accounting for more than half the fatalities, and officials continued to assess damage inflicted by the second major hurricane to strike the US mainland this year. (more...)
3 key numbers from the Sooners' win over Tulane 3 key numbers from the Sooners' win over Tulane
- September 17, 2017

TULANE: The Green Wave were solid in a 23-21 loss to Navy last Saturday, and were good again for much of the first half against Oklahoma. Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb caught four passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns before he was ejected for targeting on a block in the second quarter. (more...)
Claim: Surrey Terror Raid Home 'Owned by Couple Who Foster Child Refugees' Claim: Surrey Terror Raid Home 'Owned by Couple Who Foster Child Refugees'
- September 17, 2017

Ronald and Penelope Jones, whose house in Sunbury-on-Thames was raided by armed police this morning, were both honoured by the Queen in 2009 for services to children and families. many of them have been told to leave their houses this afternoon. "We need baby stuff and our dog, at least they're allowing us back for that. They don't have much information when they will be allowed back in". (more...)
Manhunt in London after subway explosion injures at least 23 people Manhunt in London after subway explosion injures at least 23 people
- September 17, 2017

None of the injured are thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition, according to the London Ambulance Service , which took 19 of the injured to hospitals. "I saw some people with burns, and things like that". "When I looked I saw people starting to get scared". "What we've seen in the last period across Europe is attempts by evil and cowardly individuals to kill, to injure and to disrupt our way of life and what we're not going to do is allow them to change how we live our ... (more...)
Russia-proposed UN Ukraine force must not deepen division Russia-proposed UN Ukraine force must not deepen division
- September 17, 2017

He also said the force should control the Ukrainian side of the border with Russian Federation and help stop the flow of heavy weapons, which cross the frontier to supply the separatists according to Kiev and its Western allies. Despite overwhelming evidence of its involvement, Moscow continues to deny that it has played a role in the fighting that has claimed more than 10,000 lives. (more...)
Iraq claims town near Syria border from IS Iraq claims town near Syria border from IS
- September 17, 2017

The towns in the border region with Syria and Hawija, a northern province close to the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, are the only urban centres still under Daesh control in Iraq. In recent months, Islamic State has suffered a series of military setbacks and lost ground in Iraq and Syria. Akashat lies at the crossroads between northwest Rutba and southeast of Qaim, 310 kilometers west of Ramadi, which seized by extremists in early 2014. (more...)
Turkey summons German envoy over 'terror' rally in Cologne Turkey summons German envoy over 'terror' rally in Cologne
- September 17, 2017

The PKK, considered a terror group by Turkey and its Western allies, has been waging a three-decade-long insurgency against the Turkish state. Even though the Interior Ministry updated its list of prohibited PKK symbols in March, the demonstrators carried banned posters of jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan and the symbols of the organization. (more...)
Brooks backs Moore in Alabama Senate slugfest Brooks backs Moore in Alabama Senate slugfest
- September 17, 2017

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who finished third in Alabama's GOP Senate primary, has announced his support for Roy Moore in the heated runoff with Sen. Trump made the announcement Saturday evening via twitter. However, in his conciliatory comments he appeared to speak more highly of Moore than odd. Moore led odd by 25,000 votes in the first round of balloting and has a loyal following among the state's evangelical voters. (more...)
Hurricane Norma edges toward Baja California Peninsula, Jose threatens US East Coast Hurricane Norma edges toward Baja California Peninsula, Jose threatens US East Coast
- September 17, 2017

Saturday advisory , , the NHC said the center of the storm was located 70 miles east-northeast of Socorro Island and 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas. To the west, another disturbance prompted tropical storm watches for a portion of the Lesser Antilles. In the Atlantic, Hurricane Jose was far from land but generating powerful swells that the center said were affecting coastal areas in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the US southeast. (more...)
Vehicle careens into Boise crowd, sends 11 to hospital Vehicle careens into Boise crowd, sends 11 to hospital
- September 17, 2017

The Porche driver, who was unhurt, is cooperating with investigators. Cars and Coffee is a monthly event, between April and September, where vehicle enthusiasts gather together to "share their passions", according to the event website. The driver of a Porsche Boxster Spyder injured numerous bystanders after losing control of his vehicle while doing a burnout near the Boise Spectrum Saturday morning. (more...)
President Trump won't withdraw from Paris climate deal President Trump won't withdraw from Paris climate deal
- September 17, 2017

President Donald Trump announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. Canada's environment minister Catherine McKenna said during the Montreal summit that the Paris climate agreement was crucial to advancing the climate action agenda. (more...)
8 die at South Florida nursing home amid Irma destruction 8 die at South Florida nursing home amid Irma destruction
- September 17, 2017

Two other patients were pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital. Categorized as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record when it rampaged through the Caribbean, Irma has killed at least 70 people, officials said . (more...)
Tunisia wins Afrobasket beating Nigeria in final Tunisia wins Afrobasket beating Nigeria in final
- September 17, 2017

Nigeria trimmed that to seven in the last quarter, but a huge three-pointer from Omar Abada left the title out of their grasp. Nigeria led the first and second quarters at 25-18 and 27-25 but the Cameroonians fought back to win the third quarter at 27-23. (more...)
Cajuns Fall To Texas A&M, 45-21 Cajuns Fall To Texas A&M, 45-21
- September 17, 2017

We were going to get their butts exhausted, go sideline to sideline, and the fans are going to rush the field and the goal posts are going to come down. The Cajuns need him for Sun Belt play. The Ragin' Cajuns outlasted Southeastern Louisiana 51-48 in the opener before surrendering 667 total yards to Tulsa last weekend in a 22-point loss. (more...)
Pitt falls to No. 9 Oklahoma State, 59-21 Pitt falls to No. 9 Oklahoma State, 59-21
- September 16, 2017

They're No. 2 in Offensive S&P+, an opponent-adjusted advanced stat that ranks rival Oklahoma No. 1. Hill also jumpstarted OSU's second TD drive, breaking a tackle and running for 12 yards on a third-and-11 play at the Cowboys 3. And each did it by the middle of the third quarter. Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph is no stranger to torturing Pitt football. Rudolph's success resulted in big numbers for the OSU receivers, as well, as four players tallied more than 100 receiving ... (more...)
'At least' four dead in United Kingdom motorway pile-up 'At least' four dead in United Kingdom motorway pile-up
- September 17, 2017

In a statement, Somerset and Avon Police said: "A multi-agency operation is under way on the M5 in South Gloucestershire following a serious collision". Police were asking drivers to avoid the area. It is the second fatal crash on the same stretch of the M5 this week. Emma Ralley tweeted: "Lorry and cars accident. (more...)

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