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Britain suspects Iran and Russian Federation in nuclear assistance to the DPRK

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British officials reportedly suspect that North Korea was able to develop its nuclear arsenal quicker than expected due to help from Iran and possibly Russian Federation. "If our participation in talks is wanted, I will say yes immediately", Merkel said in an interview published Sunday in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper. Read More »

World Leaders Consider Answer to North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test

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There is some speculation that the test could be aimed at the waters off Guam, which Mr Kim has said will be among his next targets. "We must act with calm and avoid steps that could raise tensions". DeThomas said putting the Chinese "on the other team" won't benefit the United States in the long-term. The blast triggered global condemnation and calls by the US, South Korea, Japan and others for stronger United Nations Security Council sanctions against the North. Read More »

'Holy blood' spilled in Colombia as Pope suffers almighty black eye

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Francis, known for his own simple and austere style, said Claver was 'austere and charitable to the point of heroism'. And he cited Claver's courageous and controversial example in urging Colombians to take a fearless first step to reconcile with one another after a half-century of armed conflict. Read More »

Hope Springs Eternal: S Koreans Keep Protesting Deployment of THAAD Launchers

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Local residents have fiercely protested against the THAAD deployment, taking issue with related domestic procedures. In April, the two launchers were brought into Seongju in the dark and unannounced. A number of countries have firmly condemned North Korea's test calling for retaliation. Also on Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on France to help ease the situation in North Korea during a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron, state media said on Friday. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Carolinas in its path, but when and where?

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Those evacuating are recommended to plan out a route, as well as a back-up route, in advance. "That may change at 6 o'clock this evening". Earlier Friday, McMaster rescinded a portion of an executive order issued Thursday calling on health care facilities and nursing homes to evacuate from coastal counties. Read More »

Harvey aid, debt limit hike and government funding sails through Senate

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Earlier Friday, the package passed in the House of Representatives by a 316-90 vote, with all opposing votes coming from Republicans [Koch-owned swamp scum]. The debt ceiling measure gives Congress a deadline of December 8 to agree upon a new spending plan. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. But Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday broke rank with those who voiced opposition. Read More »

Michael Bennett investigation continues without National Football League help

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The Las Vegas police union, in a letter to the NFL, had asked the league to "conduct an investigation, and take appropriate action, into Michael Bennett's obvious false allegations against our officers". "I do believe that". Unexpectedly, Michael was ordered to lay on the ground by an officer who then held a gun to his head yelling, "Don't move or I will blow your fucking head off!" A video released by TMZ Wednesday shows an officer handcuffing Bennett. Read More »

Senate Dems to press DACA fix 'until it passes'

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And it's coming through on a bipartisan basis. Graham is joined in his support by Republicans Jeff Flake of Arizona, Cory Gardner of Colorado, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. "If we can keep all the Democrats, we can get this done". We are moving toward that goal. Congress could pass a standalone bill to address DACA specifically, but the White House has made it clear that they want "comprehensive reform", as White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during the Tuesday ... Read More »

President Trump signs $15.3 billion Harvey aid package

In 80-17 vote , it approved a $15.25 billion hurricane aid package as well as a short-term bill extending government funding and an increase in federal borrowing to prevent a shutdown. Sen. The Washington Post on Thursday added additional intrigue to the unexpected alignment of Trump, Schumer and Pelosi, reporting that Trump agreed to work with Schumer to eliminate the debt limit entirely. Read More »

United States formally requests UN vote on N. Korea

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North Korea broke from its pattern of lofted launches last month when it fired a powerful new intermediate range missile , the Hwasong-12, over northern Japan. Kang says the regime picks public holidays for weapons tests to boast to the world, but also to serve as propaganda to bond North Koreans. "We will not take even a step back from the road of our option but keep bolstering the nuclear deterrence for self-defense to defend our government and people from the USA nuclear war threat", ... Read More »

Blue States Sue To Block DACA Repeal

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The lawsuit claims that Washington state is home to more than 17,800 Dreamers and estimates that ending DACA would cost the Washington economy $258 million in lost tax revenue and $6.4 billion in GDP growth over 10 years. The same type of argument was successful for states before ― courts blocked Trump's travel bans based in part on an argument that he had shown animus toward Muslims. Read More »

Questions over helicopter pilot's hovering in crash that killed Troy Gentry

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But from that point on, all the way through 1991, each Williams single would hit the Top 40 on the Billboard country charts, but one of his became an instant classic and was copied by many artists. NJ.com reports Gentry was the passenger on the helicopter and another male, the pilot , also died in the crash. He was 78-years-old. The objective of the helicopter trip is still unknown, and there is an ongoing investigation as to what caused the crash. Read More »

"It" pulls in $117 million, sets box office records

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IT's opening weekend, which is right on par with Spider-Man: Homecoming's, falls only behind Beauty and the Beast and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for biggest openings of the year. That's the record for a horror film, and a substantial comeback for Hollywood after almost three months of low numbers. Have some fun, see a movie this week. Read More »

Beached Manatees Rescued From Low Tide In Wake of Hurricane Irma

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Great job today by Deputies Mizner and Hart as they helped rescue two Manatees that were stranded in receding water. Michael Sechler posted that the animals were far too massive to be lifted, so they gave them water. Nadia Gordon, a marine mammal biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told the Bradenton Herald that while the commission has received several reports of beached manatees, they are "not actually intervening at this point". Read More »

4 metal band members arrested in connection with kidnapping

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Piotrowski, AND Hubert E. Wiecek are now awaiting extradition to Spokane in the Los Angeles County Jail. All are Polish nationals. The report also states that the female victim reported to the Spokane Police Department on September 1st that she was held by the band against her will following their performance at The Pin in Spokane , Washington. Read More »

Hurts leads No. 1 Alabama past Fresno State

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This week, the Crimson Tide will be back at home and facing the Fresno State Bulldogs . On defense, junior defensive back Ronnie Harrison and sophomore defensive lineman Raekwon Davis each finished with a team-best eight tackles. On third-and-6, Virgil tossed a ball along the sideline inside the Alabama 30 to Jamire Jordan, but the ball was just off of the finger tips as the receiver laid out for the catch. Read More »

No. 20 Washington St beats Boise St 47-44 in 3 overtimes

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Falk was helped off the field and didn't return to the game. The Broncos let a 31-10 fourth quarter lead slip as the Cougars scored 21 unanswered points to close the quarter. The Broncos scored a touchdown and a field goal in the first half, then Boise's defense held the Cougars to less than 200 yards on the night in the first half. Read More »

State braces for Irma's impact

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As Georgia prepares for storm impacts beginning overnight, residents are urged to finalize all prestorm preparations prior to sunset tonight and to shelter in place through Tuesday, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency said in a press release on Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Georgia Power urges customers to prepare for Irma

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Lengthy power outages, flooding and major delays and disruptions are possible in these areas. Sporadic power outages can occur as the soil becomes saturated, making it easier for the wind to topple trees and powerlines. The eye of the storm was expected to head up the state's west coast, rather than the middle. But before the storm reaches the peninsula, the Florida Keys will experience its full force. Read More »

Suspect in quadruple murder to appear in court Monday

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Krause and the victims, the district attorney said, shared "familial relationships". Alcocer and his wife, Thekla, gave police a white sheet to cover him. "I just want to reiterate what the district attorney said and assure people in the area that there is no cause for alarm", said Groton Police Chief Groton Police Chief Donald Palma. Read More »

Truth will come out in Gauri case, says Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

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The minister's statement has surprised SIT officers who are still reportedly groping in the dark. "She brought her friend Nagraj to the mainstream which did not go down well with the rebels, they did not approve her efforts", said Prasad, referring to former Naxal leader Sirimane Nagaraj. Read More »

DMK-led Opposition Meets TN Governor, Presses For Floor Test

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DMK Working President MK Stalin called on Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Sunday and reiterated his demand that Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami prove his majority in the State Assembly. Stalin said the opposition would launch a mass movement in case the Governor fails to convene the assembly and tests the majority of the AIADMK government. Read More »

Odisha Flyover Collapse: Police registers case

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Rescue operations are now underway. "Others have suffered fractures but their condition is stable", Capital Hospital Director Chitaranjan Das said. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena said the rescue operation by Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and fire service personnel was on. Read More »

Police clash with protesters in South Korea as more THAAD launchers arrive

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The scuffles occurred on Wednesday evening as riot police tried to break out protesting crowds of about 400 residents in North Gyeongsang Province's Seongju County - some 300 kilometers south of the capital, Seoul - where two of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system have already been installed. Read More »

Hurricane Irma Forecast Changes, Slides West

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By Wednesday morning, the forecast shows Irma in far western Kentucky. Here is the latest we know about Hurricane Irma and how it may impact Cary and the Triangle. The National Weather service in Topeka is launching a weather balloon every six hours, twice their normal rate. The extra releases began in the central US, then expanded eastward to include 52 NWS offices, according to NOAA, the NWS's parent organization. Read More »

Hurricane damage devastates Dutch St. Martin, Israelis incommunicado

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Hurricane Katia is another major storm nipping on the heels of Irma and Jose. Some islands received a last-minute reprieve from Jose as it passed by. Rick Scott said. The twin storms had desperate residents seeking shelter across the Caribbean. Looting was reported on St. Martin. In the U.S. Read More »

Putin Stresses Dialogue to Resolve N. Korea's Nuke Issue

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Seonju residents and activists have raised worries over rumored health hazards and the possibility of being targeted in North Korean attacks. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have reaffirmed their support of stronger sanctions against North Korea, including cutting off oil supplies to the country, in their meeting in the Russian port city of Vladivostok. Read More »

South Korea expects North to launch ICBM on Saturday, prime minister says

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It said Monday that Trump "provided his conceptual approval for the purchase of many billions of dollars' worth of military weapons and equipment from the United States by South Korea ". The claim could not be independently verified, but the US Geological Survey did record a magnitude-6.3 tremor near where the North claimed to have conducted the test. Read More »