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Gators cancel football home opener as Irma looms


The Gators are scheduled to host Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. next Saturday. Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin says it "become obvious that playing a football game is not the right thing to do". "Our thoughts are with their families, first responders and any individual that may be impacted". Central Florida also announced its scheduled Friday night home game with Memphis had been called off. Read More »

House passes $7.85B aid package for Hurricane Harvey victims


It also allows the government to both borrow money and maintain funding through December 8. "The president agreed with Senator Schumer and Congresswoman Pelosi to do a three-month [funding extension] and a debt ceiling into December, and that's what I will be offering, based on the president's decision, to the bill", McConnell told reporters after the meeting. Read More »

Hurricane Jose continues over western Atlantic Ocean


The category 1 hurricane will unleash risky impacts across the eastern coast as early as tonight. According to reports, the Katia could possibly bring a strong volume of rainfall that can result to life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, particularly in the areas' mountainous terrain. Read More »

Razorbacks Can't Get the Offense Going, Lose to TCU, 28-7


TCU showed they were up to the challenge, moving to 2-0 on the season with a 28-7 win. For good reason. Arkansas is a big game. When former Southwest Conference rivals TCU (1-0) and Arkansas (1-0) square off on Saturday in Fayetteville, college football fans are in for a treat with contrasting styles of offense on display. Read More »

Putin: North Korea Would 'Eat Grass' Before Giving Up Nukes

Moon and Putin met on the sidelines of an Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian city of Vladivostok, that began on Wednesday. "As never before everyone should show restraint and refrain from steps leading to escalation and tensions". Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police Thursday as the USA military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defense system it installed in a southern town to better cope with North Korean threats. Read More »

Nuclear weapons test, a gift to US, North Korea says


A LEADING North Korean diplomat yesterday called his country's recent hydrogen bomb test a "gift package addressed to none other than the US". But, in a warning to Pyongyang, South Korea conducted exercises involving warships, F-15 fighter jets and land-based ballistic missiles, simulating an attack on North Korea's nuclear test site. Read More »

Dybala lifts Juventus in Serie A ahead of Barca trip


Allegri pointed out that some of his worldwide players returned only on Thursday from their World Cup qualifying matches, giving him little time to get his team ready. That move had been started by Dybala, who came on four minutes earlier, and the Argentina global had chances of his own before getting on the scoresheet seven minutes from time, wending his way through the penalty area before placing the ball into the bottom right corner. Read More »

Some Middle Georgia schools closing for Hurricane Irma


Beasley. This missed day may be made up on March 19, as indicated on the District's calendar, but due to the widespread impact of this storm, it is also possible that the day will be forgiven by the State. University of Florida in Gainesville said it's expecting to know more later on Tuesday, but has not yet gotten back to News4Jax with details. Limestone College's extended campus locations will be closed on Monday, according to a release from the school. Read More »

Governor McMaster, State Officials hold news conference on preparation for Hurricane Irma


Another major hurricane, Jose, was also in the Atlantic Sunday. Winds gusts of about 40 miles per hour are expected here, he said, along with about 3.5 inches of rainfall, though that rainfall amount could vary. Gwinnett County Public Schools will be closed on Monday. "The thing we have to remember is there's been a lot of evacuation in Florida and there's going to be a lot in Georgia". Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Troops deployed against St Martin looting


Government spokesman Christophe Castaner, speaking Sunday with Europe1-CNews-Les Echos, said he "perfectly (understood) the anger" of residents after Hurricane Irma tore through the islands, killing nine people, destroying houses and cutting off the water supply. Read More »

Cancer-Stricken Sen. McCain: I 'Celebrate a Wonderful Life'


McCain says Kim needs to know that "if he acts in an aggressive fashion, the price will be extinction". Subsequent tests revealed a primary brain tumor associated with the blood clot. Tapper finished the interview by asking McCain to reflect on his career in public service. McCain, who was in Washington, DC last week as the Senate returned from its summer recess, said he'll be at work again this coming week as the Senate begins work on a defense bill. Read More »

Construction crane collapses in downtown Miami


The building was still in tact despite the crane's failure. "Again, we're grateful there have been no injuries", said John Leete, Moriarty executive vice president. "We're going to not evacuate them move them but we're going to move them to a safer location in the building in the event that they have a building whose face is exposed to the potential danger". Read More »

2 law enforcement officers killed in crash


Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier said Bridges was a 13-year veteran of the sheriff's office. She was planning on returning to work another shift this morning when she was killed. "I am heartbroken to learn of the loss of these the two individuals in a traffic accident today". "Our law enforcement and correctional officers work every day to keep Floridians safe". Read More »

Bahamas narrowly escapes the worst of Hurricane Irma


The storm passed through the southeast islands including Mayagua, Inagua, Crooked Island Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Islands, on Thursday and Friday. Meteorologists caution people not to walk on the dry seabed as it will not be safe to be in the area when the water returns. She posted "There is no more ocean!" The water should return by Sunday afternoon without any great force. Read More »

Abe, Moon agree to coordinate for stronger N Korea sanctions


The North's Sunday test, which was its largest nuclear detonation, was met with worldwide condemnation, and drew a stern rebuke from Defense Secretary James Mattis who warned that any threat to the USA or its allies "will be met with a massive military response - a response both effective and overwhelming". Read More »

Anti-Brexit marchers demand United Kingdom remains in EU


But since the Brexit negotiations began there's a third emotion I've been feeling. This "Walk to Europe" was held at two day of the first vote in the Parliament on the government's draft bill aimed at determining which eu legislation will be retained in the national law after the exit from the European Union , a major step in the implementation of the Brexit. Read More »

Hillary Says She's 'Done With Being a Candidate'

Ten months after her historic election defeat, Clinton is clearly ready to cash in. It was presented in such a negative way, and I could never get out from under it. She said she "had not drafted a concession speech". Al Franken, (MN). "I think she has a right to analyze what happened ". Clinton answered with a firm "yes" when Pauley asked if her political career is over, but added the qualifiers "as an active politician" and "being a candidate". Read More »

Turkey accuses Germany of using European Union as 'tool' in row


The Turkish foreign ministry urged citizens living in Germany or planning to travel there "to be cautious, taking into account the situation in Germany where they could risk xenophobic or racist treatment". It warned that Turkish citizens were being ill-treated at German airports and that racist arsonists had lit fires in Turkish-populated areas. The ministry repeated its allegation that Germany was harboring terror groups, including outlawed Kurdish militants and the network of US -based ... Read More »

Seoul on alert over possible missile test by Pyongyang

Protesters tried to block the road where U.S. Forces were transporting four additional THAAD missile interceptor launchers to a base in Seongju and in the process entered into a scuffle with armoured riot police and that left many injured , CNN reported . Read More »

Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals


All the pieces were there. After a rough start, Golladay had two touchdowns in Detroit's 35-23 win over Arizona - both of which showed why the Lions might have gotten a third-round steal. Golladay is nowhere near Johnson's level yet - remember, he's just a rookie, only caught four of seven targets for 69 yards and will surely have growing pains in the future - but this was an impressive start. Read More »

Putin Says He Believes US Willing To Defuse Korea Tensions


Moon and Putin met on the sidelines of the economic summit Wednesday, where the South Korean leader tried to persuade his Russian counterpart to agree to banning oil exports to North Korea. Putin noted that since North Korea has been determined to acquire nuclear weapons in recent years, he doubts whether sanctions on the country would have any deterrent effect. Read More »

China pushes for more United Nations action, talks


Trump refused to say during his news conference on Thursday whether he would accept the country as a nuclear-armed state, insisting that he would not state his negotiating parameters publicly. In a conversation Tuesday with Britain's Prime Minister, the White House says Trump stressed that "now is not the time to talk to North Korea" and that "all options remain open" to defend the USA and its allies. Read More »

President Rouhani leaves Astana for Tehran


She also thanked the Government of Kazakhstan for the hospitality and good organisation of the Summit and its following meetings. President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the Muslim Ummah to wage collective efforts for the development of Science and Technology to meet challenges of the new era. Read More »

South Korea faces 'unprecedented security threat'


During a meeting on September 5, US Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo reportedly agreed on the need to create real military contingency plans. He said it "offers a genuine way to defuse the tensions and a step-by-step settlement". Instead, Russia, along with China, has advocated a "freeze for freeze" plan, under which the United States and South Korea would stop major military exercises in exchange for North Korea halting its weapons ... Read More »

Over 360000 Demand Revocation of Myanmar Leader's Nobel Peace Prize


The 85-year old archbishop said the "unfolding horror" and "ethnic cleansing" in the country's Rahkine region had forced him to speak out against Ms Suu Kyi. Launched on the website, the petition read, in part, that whenever a Nobel Peace Prize laureate "cannot maintain peace, then for the sake of peace itself, the prize needs to be returned or confiscated by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee". Read More »

NY Attorney's Office files motion to arrest Turkish ex-minister


The indictment accuses Caglayan and several associates of lying to USA investigators and taking tens of millions of dollars in bribes in jewelry and cash, in addition to violating US sanctions law, according to RFE/RL. "They say that he has violated US sanctions against Iran". USA prosecutors have said that between 2010 and 2015, the defendants used the bank to hide the illegal supply of currency and gold to Iran. Read More »