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Flood Watch Issued As Hurricane Jose Heads Our Way Flood Watch Issued As Hurricane Jose Heads Our Way
- September 20, 2017

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast of Long Island from Fire Island inlet to Port Jefferson, and from New Haven, Connecticut, to Watch Hill, Rhode Island. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area producing risky rip currents, widespread dune erosion, and localized washovers. (more...)
Trump to Make UN Debut With Speech Offering Warmth to Allies Trump to Make UN Debut With Speech Offering Warmth to Allies
- September 20, 2017

Among topics certain to be on the agenda: North Korea, which has defied both sanctions and Trump's threats by continuing with its aggressive missile testing, and Iran, which the president has accused of violating an worldwide nuclear deal. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will also be on the spotlight as he is expected to brief the Assembly on the recent happenings in the South Eastern part of the country and the Boko Haram insurgents in the North East. (more...)
States sign nuclear weapons ban shunned by nations with nukes States sign nuclear weapons ban shunned by nations with nukes
- September 20, 2017

As the UNGA tackles issues ranging from climate change to migration, United Nations member states will have the opportunity to sign the newly negotiated Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons , a legally binding pact banning the development, acquisition, or possession of nuclear weapons among its signatories. (more...)
Tom Price Chartered Private Jets For Business Meetings Tom Price Chartered Private Jets For Business Meetings
- September 20, 2017

Price's work travel breaks with the precedent set by former President Barack Obama's HHS secretaries Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Kathleen Sebelius, who flew commercially when flying within the US. "When commercial aircraft cannot reasonably accommodate travel requirements, charter aircraft can be used for official travel". "I find it hard to believe he couldn't find a suitable commercial flight to Philadelphia", according to Walter Shaub, former director of the United States Office of ... (more...)
Florida woman makes sexy plea for power Florida woman makes sexy plea for power
- September 20, 2017

Leigh posted her message on Facebook , where it quickly went viral and sparked attention from local linemen, who scurried Monday to restore her power. You can't keep your home clean and keep germs out without power". The Florida mom believed that she could pull it off better. Since then, she's had to stay with friends and relatives who have electricity since she needs to be in air conditioning to avoid complications after surgery. (more...)
North Korea dodges United Nations sanctions with mass smuggling with China over river North Korea dodges United Nations sanctions with mass smuggling with China over river
- September 20, 2017

There was some consternation Monday on Capitol Hill after President Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that "if [the U.S.] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea ". (more...)
Why Is Pumpkin Spice So Addictive? Why Is Pumpkin Spice So Addictive?
- September 20, 2017

There are shirts that say "Pumpkin spice is my favorite season", or "I like pumpkin spice a latte", or the simple "Leggings, boots & pumpkin spice". Yes, it's now 80 degrees outside so there's no way I am ordering a steaming hot latte, but I will take a grande pumpkin spice iced latte, please. (more...)
Seeking military 'equilibrium' with US: North Korea Seeking military 'equilibrium' with US: North Korea
- September 20, 2017

On Sept. 3, North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test that was by far its most powerful to date. North Korea has said it needs the capability to strike the US with a nuclear weapon to deter an American invasion. Warning announcements about the latest missile blared in parts of northern Japan, while many residents received alerts on their mobile phones or saw warnings on TV telling them to seek refuge. (more...)
OECD Sees Further Uptick In Global Growth In 2018 OECD Sees Further Uptick In Global Growth In 2018
- September 20, 2017

Further, wage growth has been disappointing on average, and not equitable across workers, the report added. "The recovery of business investment and trade remains weaker than needed to sustain healthy productivity growth". Outclassed by a resurgent euro zone, Britain would lag all major economies with growth of only 1.6 percent this year - no better nor worse than estimated in June - as it struggled to get to grips with its exit from the European Union. (more...)
'Mad Pooper' runner won't stop defecating on family's sidewalk 'Mad Pooper' runner won't stop defecating on family's sidewalk
- September 20, 2017

Budde said she expected the jogger would be "mortified" over being seen and never run in the neighborhood again. Ironically, there are numerous public restrooms for the woman dubbed "The Mad Pooper" but that, apparently is not for her. There is no shortage of bathrooms in the neighborhood. She said she confronted the woman, asking, "Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids?" The family kept finding the runner's poop, Budde said, and the dirty paper napkins she leaves ... (more...)
Coalition forces free 90% of Raqqa from ISIS control in major operation Coalition forces free 90% of Raqqa from ISIS control in major operation
- September 20, 2017

Activists suggest the city could fall within a few days if the Kurdish-led group kept up the momentum. A statement from the SDF's top command said the battle has reached its "final stages" after Isis first occupied the city more than three years ago. (more...)
World leaders face crises in North Korea and Myanmar at UN World leaders face crises in North Korea and Myanmar at UN
- September 20, 2017

So some diplomats were surprised that the United States would sponsor an event Monday on reforming the 193-member world body. BENNETT: Haley and national security adviser H.R. White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Friday, after the latest North Korean missile launch, that the USA was running out of patience: "We've been kicking the can down the road, and we're out of road". (more...)
'Grave error': France's Macron berates Trump for threatening Iran nuclear deal 'Grave error': France's Macron berates Trump for threatening Iran nuclear deal
- September 20, 2017

Royce said. "And how do we focus on preventing them from moving forward with their intercontinental ballistic missile programs, as well as their movement of troops?" Fixing the deal, Netanyahu said, would mean broadly expanding the number of sites available for impromptu visits by worldwide nuclear inspectors, immediate penalties for any violations of the deal and ending the "sunset" clause - the restrictions on Iran that begin to lapse within the next decade. (more...)
'Single and sexy' sign gets Florida woman's power back after Irma 'Single and sexy' sign gets Florida woman's power back after Irma
- September 20, 2017

She returned home from the hospital after Irma hit to find her power was out. "My neighbor across the street doesn't have power yet, and I told him he can borrow my sign later". Unable to stay in her own home and reluctant to be anywhere that could put her at risk of an infection, Leigh stayed at a friend's empty house for a few days. (more...)
Guterres, Trump call for change in United Nations bureaucracy Guterres, Trump call for change in United Nations bureaucracy
- September 20, 2017

Ahead of his address, Trump would host and chair a high-level meeting of the world leaders on reforms in the UN. "I actually saw great potential right across the street, to be honest with you", Trump said . That includes a $600 million cut to the peacekeeping budget, which critics warn will be devastating but which is music to Trump supporters' ears. "I think the main message is 'make the United Nations great.' Not again, 'make the United Nations great, '" Trump said as he left the U.N. (more...)
After Irma, Caribbean in the sights of another major hurricane After Irma, Caribbean in the sights of another major hurricane
- September 20, 2017

Virgin Islands of St. "I don't know how to make this any clearer". It heading west-northwest at 9 miles per hour (15 kph). "To see another one coming is just so discouraging". Forecasters said the storm would dump up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of rain across Puerto Rico and whip the island with heavy winds for 12 to 24 hours. (more...)
Nisar urges govt to set up fund for Rohingya Muslims Nisar urges govt to set up fund for Rohingya Muslims
- September 20, 2017

According to media reports, a suspected US drone strike killed three people while targeting a house in Kurram tribal district along the border with Afghanistan on Sept 15. Highlighting failure on diplomatic end, he said that India is succeeding in its efforts as it is evident through recent BRICS resolution. "The concerned officials did not establish contacts with Chinese and Russian counterparts and a resolution was passed against Pakistan on the soil of all-weather friend", he deplored. (more...)
Aung San Suu Kyi : Myanmar doesn't fear Rohingya scrutiny Aung San Suu Kyi : Myanmar doesn't fear Rohingya scrutiny
- September 20, 2017

Myanmar does not fear "international scrutiny" over the Rohingya crisis, its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said. The latest unrest in troubled Rakhine was sparked by deadly attacks on police stations across the state last month, blamed on a newly emerged militant group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa). (more...)
Tropical Storm Watch in effect as Jose moves north Tropical Storm Watch in effect as Jose moves north
- September 20, 2017

Wind shear will prevent Jose from additional significant intensification the next few days, and by late this week, Jose should weaken to a tropical storm. The storm, which was about 500 miles south-southeast of New York City as of Monday afternoon, is expected to remain a hurricane through Tuesday before weakening to a tropical storm by early Wednesday , according to the National Hurricane Center . (more...)
Importance of Car Seat Safety Importance of Car Seat Safety
- September 20, 2017

To help parents understand the correct way to protect their children while in the auto, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office held a demonstration. An estimated 59 percent of vehicle seats are used in ways that could reduce their effectiveness. (more...)