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Florida Sheriff: Do Not Shoot At Hurricane

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Not everyone heeded the calls. Follow the WTXL First Alert Weather team on Facebook and Twitter , and watch Weather NOW channel 27.3 (Comcast channel 209 in most areas) for frequent updates and fresh forecast information. "We didn't want to be that far away from our home", she added, noting that her husband and their dog have stayed at home. "But this is only going to last a few weeks". Read More »

Hurricane Irma continues to churn in Southeast

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A weakened but still risky Irma is pushing inland as it hammers Florida with winds and floods that have created hazards even for rescuers trying to help beleaguered residents. Hurricane Irma weakened from a Category 5 and hit the Keys on Sunday as a Category 4 storm . The storm has since moved into Georgia, but it is still causing major problems in both states. Read More »

UN Security Council imposes oil export cap on N. Korea

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Almost 80 per cent of the textile exports went to China . The North Korean People's Army takes part in a target-striking contest commanded by Kim Jong Un . Rather than learn its lesson after North Korea had "perfected the super-powerful thermo-nuclear weapon" to deter its aggression, it said, the U.S.is using the test as "an excuse to strangle and completely suffocate it". Read More »

Charleston Southern adds football game at IN next month

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FIU has cancelled classes for the time being and with several of its student-athletes being natives of South Florida, as well as taking into consideration the considerable logistical hurdles in traveling to Bloomington, the decision to cancel the game was made. Read More »

Pilot Crashes Small Plane Into Trees… Narrowly Avoids Death

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Tuesday. CBS Connecticut reports the aircraft landed in a nearby parking lot of a business. Forst was taken to the Hospital of Central Connecticut with minor injuries, Plainville police said. An 80-year-old pilot proved the adage that any landing you can walk away from is a good one - even one in which the plane crashes into a tree. The plane is registered to Interstate Aviation Inc., which is a flight school based at Robertson Airport. Read More »

Passenger vehicle sales up 12% in August

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Auto sales were up 11.8 per cent to 1,98,811 units as against 1,77,829 units in August past year, the SIAM said. The van segment continues to grow with sales of 16,860 units (+11.30%), as opposed to the 15,148 units sold in August 2016. Read More »

US Treasury's Mnuchin: China may face new sanctions on N. Korea

United States ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has sought a quick turnaround on new sanctions. 'We are not looking for war . That's one area where the North Koreans have managed to earn some hard currency. Pyongyang claims it tested a hydrogen bomb capable of sitting atop a ballistic missile. North Korea has warned the United States that it will pay a "due price" if harsh sanctions against the country are agreed at a United Nations Security Council meeting on Monday. Read More »

'Worst ever seen': European leaders view Irma-hit islands

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Algra told the Dutch newspaper AD of a chaotic situation after Irma devastated the island, destroying about 60 percent of homes. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said he believes the European Union should send relief funds to both the French and the Dutch sides of St. Read More »

Jaitley, Sitharaman attend Gujarat BJP media workshop in Gandhinagar

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Asked if he would talk about political developments with BJP President , Amit Shah who is scheduled to inaugurate the office on September 28, Hek said that there was no question of talking about politics and he might attend the programme since the entire process of constructing the office began during his tenure as the state BJP president. Read More »

Sasikala sacked, Jayalalithaa to remain "eternal general secretary" — AIADMK meet

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Dinakaran's appointment as Deputy General Secretary of AIADMK also stands cancelled, said RB Udaykumar, a senior party leader. "Since she is in jail, I, as deputy general secretary, alone can convene the meeting on her behalf", he said. A decision was taken in this regard at the AIADMK's crucial general and executive council meeting, chaired by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, held at the Srivaari Kalyana Hall at sub-urban Vaanagaram. Read More »

Supreme Court blocks new refugees under Trump travel ban

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Late in the day, the court issued a one-page order blocking the decision indefinitely. The affected countries are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Now, the full Supreme Court will have time to consider the merits of the Trump administration's emergency request. The Justice Department has stated that approximately 24,000 refugees have such assurances now. Read More »

Holly Bobo Trial Reveals Details of Nursing Student's Death

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Matthew Ross testified Tuesday in the trial of Zachary Adams. Court took a recess just before 2:30 p.m., as Holly Bobo's mother Karen was crying on the stand and the judge called a nurse. If convicted , he faces the death penalty. Ross spoke with Adams days after she was reported missing . "There's a body in the blanket", Hagerman said in opening statements. Read More »

Pakistan SC hears review petition in Panamagate verdict

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The court adjourned the hearing till tomorrow. A day before the hearing of the review petitions, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's children on Monday also objection to the composition of the three-judge review bench. Former PM Sharif, his children Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar have requested the apex court to postpone the hearing till the fixation/adjudication of their another plea in which they have raised the objection to the July ... Read More »

United Nations rights chief: Myanmar a 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing

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By comparison, communal violence in 2012 in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine, led to the killing of almost 200 people and the displacement of about 140,000, majority Rohingya. "We'd been fired on, shot at, and they planted mines", the 50-year-old said. "The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing ", Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, noting that the current situation can not yet be fully assessed since Myanmar has refused access to human ... Read More »

Plano names shooting victims, community mourns domestic violence event

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The status of the remaining gunshot victim was not immediately available. In all, nine people were shot by Hight, Rushin said. Plano police Chief Gregory W. Lane said her daughter had recently filed for divorce after six years of marriage. The guardians of Meredith Hight disclosed to NBC 5 Monday that their girl was getting a separation and that she was facilitating a football watch get-together at the couple's previous home a day prior to what might have been their wedding commemoration. Read More »

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia evacuated in 'anti-terror' operation

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They announced the operation on Twitter and asked local residents to stay indoors but shortly after said that no explosives had been found. No arrests were made, they added. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the van attack in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district and the vehicle and knife attack in the coastal town of Cambrils. Read More »

United Nations rights chief deplores India's move to deport Rohingyas, flays Gauri's murder

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The Senate called upon the government of Pakistan to immediately take up the matter with UN Secretary General. He said Monday that he was "further appalled" by reports of Myanmar authorities planting land mines along the border. A large number of Muslims, including women and children, have been burnt alive, lynched to death or lost their lives while fleeing the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people. Read More »

Chinese banks halt transactions for North Koreans

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Are we looking at a third world war? Velmur bought close to $7 million worth of diesel from Russian supplier IPC this year, the money for which were wired to the company by North Korean operatives in US dollars. China, North Korea's sole ally and main trading partner, had strongly objected to an oil embargo initially sought by the United States out of fear it would bring the North's economy to its knees. Read More »

Seattle mayor resigns amid mounting sexual abuse allegations

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Murray has denied all of the allegations. In light of the latest allegations, he said it was clear it is best for the city for him to step aside. The Seattle Times broke the story shortly after 11 a.m. "And that's when he would molest me". "Watching Murray slander his victims while in a position of power serves as a form of re-victimization to myself, and I can only presume other victims, such as Mr. Read More »

DOJ won't bring federal charges against officers in Freddie Gray case

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The 25-year-old black man died from a severe spinal injury that he suffered after being arrested and shackled in the back of a paddy wagon. No federal charges will be filed against the officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore in 2015, a source familiar with the investigation told BuzzFeed News on Tuesday. Read More »

China says no radiation harm from N Korea nuclear test

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French ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre stated his support for the US-drafted resolution ahead of Monday's vote. "But those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen". When these new stronger sanctions are added to those passed last month, over 90 per cent of North Korea's publicly reported exports are now fully banned. Read More »

Irma knocks out power for 5.8 million Florida homes

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And as Irma continues to track northward, risky wind conditions will extend into Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas over the next few days, according to the NHC. "We stocked the pantry all up, we got the freezer full, we got the generator running the freezer and refrigerator so we're not going to lose food there", Witt said. Read More »

Bakersfield PG&E crews aiding Florida crews with power outages

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Twenty crew members and eight support staff rolled out of Hydro's Etobicoke yard in a convoy Tuesday morning, said Tori Gass, a media relations specialist for the city-owned utility. In the past, the utility has sent crews to Massachusetts, Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Vermont, Washington, DC, and the Carolinas. It will be one of the largest electric restoration efforts in US history. Read More »

Woman charged with attempted murder of homeless man

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He insists that his daughter was merely defending herself after he says Melton accosted her and her friends. Melton was critically wounded and remains hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. But Melton again started to approach them, so Quackenbush warned him she had a weapon, her father explained. When asked whether his daughter heard Melton scream or indicate he had been shot, Jesse Quackenbush said there was no indication he was injured. Read More »

Floridians assess damages as weakening Hurricane Irma heads north

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Marilyn Ramos, 44, spent the morning cleaning away the sand and seaweed that had covered her Cuban restaurant Havanos when she arrived early on Tuesday. Several major airports in Florida that halted passenger operations due to Irma began limited service on Tuesday, including Miami International, one of the busiest USA airports. Read More »

Israelis rescued from Saint Martin after Irma

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Marlin says many nations and people have offered help to St. Maarten, but weather conditions will determine how this can be coordinated. But he said they were also tasked with evacuation of residents ahead of another hurricane, Jose , which is expected to violently pummel islands in the Caribbean later on Saturday. Read More »