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Palm Beach County declares state of emergency

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As Scott warned residents if his state, President Trump approved the Governor's request to declare a "pre-landfall emergency " for the entire state. Sea water rises to a water deck as hurricane Irma approaches Puerto Rico in Fajardo on September 5, 2017 . Read More »

Hits and Misses from Week 2 Polls

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While some young playmakers showed flashes against the Crimson Tide, just how much can this unit evolve with true freshman quarterback James Blackman behind center? No. The lone new team to enter the top-10 is MI, which received a bump from No. 11 to No. 8 thanks to their dismantling of Florida on Saturday. Sep. Wisconsin Badgers 10. Read More »

Gorge fire continues to rage

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Firefighters have spent days trying to contain the Eagle Creek fire alongside Oregon's Columbia River , but as of Tuesday morning, containment was still at 0 percent, according to InciWeb. The exit for the area off Interstate 84 is now closed. Although state Highway 14 is still open, the Washington Department of Transportation is urging people to avoid driving through the Columbia River Gorge unless it's necessary. Read More »

Tennessee guesses right on final 2-point attempt, topples Georgia Tech

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Give their kid credit. The junior bell cow back for Tennessee made the most of 24 touches as he gained 163 total yards (128 rushing, 35 receiving). Jones said the Vols would spend a lot of time watching the film, but with a short week separating Tennessee from its game Saturday against Indiana State, it makes just as much sense for them to move on and enjoy the relief of no longer having to spend every waking moment thinking about cut blocks. Read More »

Putin Says At This Point, Sanctions Against North Korea Are 'Useless'

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Putin said Pyongyang should take a lesson from history, invoking Hussein's demise as Iraq's dictator in 2006, CNN reported . "The country was demolished and Saddam Hussein was hanged". It did not say whether the conversation came before or after the North's claim about the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new ICBM. Novak also said that Moscow has not discussed the possibility of curbs on energy supplies to Pyongyang with its worldwide partners. Read More »

Majka climbs to Stage 14 Vuelta victory

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Vincenzo Nibali is still 59 seconds behind Froome in second place, followed by Esteban Chaves . Adam Yates, the British rider on Orica-Scott, had raised hopes of a stage victory with a solo attack but he was overhauled on the monster 28-kilometre final climb by Lopez and although he tried to fix himself to the Colombian's wheel, he... Read More »

N. Korea tests nuclear bomb, S. Korea says

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This would be North Korea's first test of a nuclear weapon since President Donald Trump took office. The tremor struck within a kilometre of the site of a magnitude-5.3 "nuclear explosion" from September a year ago, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Read More »

N.Korea Can Fire Missile from Anywhere Now

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Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said it was a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile that the North first successfully tested in May and threatened to fire into waters near Guam earlier this month. The authorities in North Korea are highly nationalistic and promote resentment of the U.S. and Japan as part of their claim to legitimacy. Last year, North Korea conducted two nuclear-bomb tests. Read More »

Indonesia to bar Myanmar protest at world's biggest Buddhist temple

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Yousafzai became a household name across the world after she survived an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while riding home from school in Pakistan in 2012. "The Burmese military is basically clearing out all of the Rohingya Muslim villages in northern Rakhine state", said Matthew Smith, the chief executive of Fortify Rights, a human rights organisation. Read More »

US bombers drill over Korean peninsula days after latest missile launch

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This could risk triggering a military retaliation from the United States if something goes wrong. This image, provided by Yonhap News TV, shows U.S. He served in South Korea. North Korea will no doubt be watching the world's reaction to see if it can use Tuesday's flight over Japan as a precedent for future launches. Read More »

Trump administration wants to tie Harvey relief money to debt ceiling

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Mnuchin says he's not confident that Texas would quickly get the aid it needs without raising the debt limit. Trump has asked Congress for $7.85 billion in aid for Harvey victims. The U.S. Treasury Secretary has called for an additional round of sanctions on North Korea following their nuclear test on Sunday. "I'm going to draft a sanctions package to send to the president for his strong consideration, that anybody that wants to do trade or business with them would be prevented from ... Read More »

Mnuchin: Debt limit should be tied to Harvey funding

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Congress must act by September 29 in order to raise the debt ceiling, a more contentious vote than the one for Harvey aid. The move amounts to the opening salvo in what could end up being a drawn out fight with an influential group of House conservatives who have warned against pursuing this strategy. Read More »

Five Reasons You Should Be Watching the 2017 US Open

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According to a report by Daily Mail, the #Tennis Player said that she felt like a very "small" person at that time. Former world number one Sharapova , 12the 2006 US Open victor in her first Grand Slam since serving a 15-month doping ban, downed the 139th-ranked wildcard 7-5, 6-2 and moved into a fourth-round clash with Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova . Read More »

Merkel, rival Schulz spar over Turkey in TV election debate

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The German Chancellor won 55 percent of the vote, while its main competitor, the candidate of the social Democrats, and 35 percent. Merkel repeated her standard position that she was in favour of stopping further discussions with Ankara about its participation in a EU customs union. Read More »

USA orders Russian Federation to close 3 diplomatic buildings

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow will prepare a "tough response" to the United States' decision to shut its consulate in San Francisco . Moscow had asked Washington to reduce its missions officials in Russia in retaliation for the seizure of property belonging to Russians and expulsion of dozens of Russian nationals by President Barack Obama. Read More »

Sitharaman new Defence Minister, Piyush gets Railways

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Textiles minister Smriti Irani , who was given additional charge of I&B, will retain that portfolio from now as a full-time charge. However there was no indication of any JD (U) leader making it to the ministry. Ms Uma Bharti was divested of the Prime Minister's pet ministry, Ganga rejuvenation and water resources, and shifted to the ministry for water and sanitation. Read More »

Florida senators bash Trump's pick for NASA administrator

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In a statement, Lightfoot reaffirmed that Bridenstine needs senate confirmation, but that he looks forward to "ensuring a smooth transition and sharing the great work the NASA team is doing". James Bridenstine of Oklahoma to lead NASA Friday, a move that has some Republicans riled. However, other senators weren't on board with Trump's pick, including Republican Sen. Read More »

Body of Missing Temple Student Found

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Jenna Burleigh's body was found Saturday in Paupack Township, PA, more than 100 miles from the Philadelphia neighborhood where she was last seen alive, NBC10 reported. Police found the man at his grandmother's home in Scranton, PA, and then obtained a search warrant for the apartment. The murder does not appear to be premeditated, investigators said. Read More »

Trump to nominate GOP Rep. Bridenstine as NASA chief

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After weeks of rumors, the White House has officially picked a new NASA leader... and he's already proving to be controversial. President Trump plans to nominate Rep. The Oklahoma Republican criticized Rubio during the 2016 GOP presidential primary, including in advertising for one of Rubio's rivals, Texas Sen. He now serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. Read More »

Unexploded WW-II bomb found in Frankfurt, 65000 residents evacuated

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Police set up cordons around the evacuation area, which covered a radius of 1.5 kilometers, as residents hauling suitcases or riding bicycles left the zone. "I have never seen anything like it". Many residents said they were going to make the most of the day either by visiting relatives or enjoying a day out in a different part of the city until it is safe to return home in the early evening. Read More »

Florida Sens. Rubio, Nelson Skeptical of Trump's Pick for NASA

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Bridenstine's name was originally thrown into the hat for NASA administrator shortly after Trump won the election. Marco Rubio of Florida, who told Politico he would prefer an administrator who has the "respect of the people who work there from a leadership and even a scientific perspective". Read More »

Modi reaches China to attend BRICS Summit (Second Lead)

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Apart from the group's members, five more countries will also take part in the Xiamen summit - Egypt, Mexico, Guinea, Tajikistan and Thailand. On 5 September, there will be BRICS emerging markets-developing countries dialogue, which the spokesperson said is an opportunity for BRICS member countries to exchange views with the developing world and build broader partnership for development. Read More »

N. Korea Claims Success in Testing Hydrogen Bomb

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South Korea's President is to chair a National Security Council meeting. USA monitors measured a 6.3-magnitude tremor near the North's main testing site site at Punggye-ri. The North conducted two nuclear tests a year ago alone. Experts and outside governments are skeptical of the hydrogen claim, but it is nearly impossible to independently confirm North Korean statements about its highly secret weapons program. Read More »

Amber Alert issued after mother, 1-year-old son taken at gunpoint

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The suspected kidnapper and father of the child, Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez, ran away when law enforcement officials arrived, according to the Facebook post. On Thursday, police said Venzor-Gonzalez took Adams - who is Venzor-Gonzalez's ex-girlfriend - and her child at gunpoint. According to information released by the CBI Friday afternoon, Zahid and Samantha Adams have been located. Read More »

Who fought against NEET in Supreme Court

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On Aug 22, the Supreme Court directed the Tamil Nadu government to complete the process of counselling in case of medical admission as per the NEET merit list by Sept 4. According to the police, Anitha hanged herself from the ceiling of her tiled -house using a saree around neck at around 2 pm on Friday. "Their efforts were not honest and were aimed at benefitting only students belonging to the upper class", DMK leader M.K. Read More »

At least 21 die in Mumbai building collapse

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Rescue workers with India's National Disaster Response Force said that up to 20 people were still feared to be trapped in rubble from the building, which is located in Bhendi Bazaar , a densely populated residential neighbourhood where many structures are almost a century old. Read More »

Kathy Castor: It'll be 'colossal error' for Donald Trump to dump DACA

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On the campaign trail, he said that he would "immediately terminate" DACA. We're going to take care of everybody ... Romero was just a young teenager when her mother was deported and has younger sisters who are US citizens. Meanwhile, the Harvey catastrophe makes the optics of the decision even more brutal for the White House, Axios says. He said targeting DACA would be a dire mistake for the president , earning the ire of almost 800,000 people, along with their friends and families. Read More »

Mueller Probe of Russian Meddling Faces Budget Threat

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Mr Mueller's team is also reportedly looking into whether Mr Trump knew about a meeting his son, Donald Trump Jr, had with a Kremlin-connected lawyer previous year , according to NBC. According to NBC News , Mueller's investigators want to know what Trump knew about the meeting and whether he sought to hide its goal. "Nothing is imminent", said one of the people familiar with the case. Read More »

Missing Mumbai doctor's body found in drain near seashore

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In a tragic turn of events, the 59-year-old was confirmed dead earlier this morning after his body was found near Worli. Dr. Amarapurkar is survived by his wife Anjali, who is a senior pathologist in civic run Nair Hospital. Indian Medical Association Mumbai chapter criticised Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and wrote to BMC Commissioner seeking inquiry into the death of the doctor. Read More »

Kapil Sharma Keeps 'Baadshaho' Team Waiting, They Storm Out

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The Kapil Sharma Show lost its popularity after the Kapil allegedly assaulted former colleague Sunil Grover during a mid-air altercation on their way back from Melbourne. "I am perfectly fine now", he had said in a Facebook live with his fans. Everyone is doing good work here. "Kapil had to shoot with actor Shah Rukh Khan for Jab Harry Met Sejal on Friday night but he fainted on the sets during the shoot". Read More »

Worst monsoon floods in years kill more than 1,200 across South Asia

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The U.N. World Food Program said that Bangladesh was at risk of "devastating hunger" after major floods that destroyed crops, homes and livelihoods of people across many impoverished areas in a delta nation of 160 million people. Every year the city struggles to cope with the annual monsoon deluge, drawing criticism about its poor planning. "Floods in 2005 killed more than 500 people in the city". Read More »

Mattis On Trump's North Korea Tweet: 'We're Never Out Of Diplomatic' Options

Additionally on Tuesday, 140 members of the House of Representatives wrote a letter to Trump urging him to reconsider his "ill-advised and indefensible" ban. Trump tweeted , a day after he said " All options are on the table " for dealing with Pyongyang. Mattis may hope that Congress similarly steps in here to take this issue out of his hands-and to take on its political risks, too. Read More »

Texas levee breached; residents told to 'get out now!'

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A Houston hotel said one of its employees disappeared while helping about 100 guests and workers evacuate the building. After days of heavy rain, the Addicks and Barker reservoirs are at record high levels. He said residents were told that at some point the levee would be "overtopped". Houston emergency officials could not confirm the deaths. "All the roads around us are flooded". Read More »

Russian Federation scandal turns in a direction Trump will not like

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The discussions about a real estate deal in Moscow occurred in the fall of 2015, months after Trump had declared his presidential bid. " Our boy can become president of the U.S. "This really happened", said Peskov. Swalwell told Yahoo News that the House Intelligence Committee needed to seek testimony from Felix Sater, a Russian-born developer and Donald Trump associate, as well as Trump. Read More »

Joel Osteen: 'We never turned away' Hurricane Harvey flooding victims

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Osteen finally caved to pressure on Tuesday, saying the Lakewood Church would open its doors , and he's been doing damage control on the church's reputation ever since. I thought Christian conservatives were all about private charity, needy people turning to the church like they used to in the good old days. "We're housing hundreds of people that have been displaced by the flooding". Read More »

Nigeria Confirms Its 5 Pilgrims To Mecca Have Died

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Almost 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend the Hajj this year for the first time since the 2015 crush. This year the five-day holy pilgrimage is set to take place between Wednesday August 30 (today) and Monday September 4. The two countries then severed diplomatic relations in January 2016 after the Saudi embassy in Tehran was ransacked by a crowd protesting against the execution in the kingdom of a Shia religious dignitary. Read More »

Davis wants legal clarification from European Union over Brexit payout

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Brexit secretary David Davis and Mr Barnier met on Monday for the latest round of talks. "For him to suggest, with more than a week of negotiations still to take place, that sufficient progress will not have been made by October to allow talks to begin on Britain's future relationship with the European Union, is premature and way beyond his pay grade". Read More »

After North Korea launch, U.S. successfully tests missile interceptor

The U.S. Navy test-launched a Standard-Missile-6 missile in July 2015 for the first time, successfully intercepting and destroying a short-range ballistic missile target at sea in its terminal phase. A Standard Missile-3 Block IIA jointly developed by the USA and Japan failed to intercept its target. "Earlier this year, our customer requested an enhanced capability to deal with a sophisticated medium-range ballistic missile threat", Raytheon's Standard Missile-6 senior program director ... Read More »

USA airstrikes block evacuation of Islamic State militants

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Iraqi social media users expressed outrage at the evacuation deal, which came a week into a Lebanese army offensive against ISIL and a joint Syrian army-Hezbollah operation against the group on Syrian territory. "We are monitoring them in real time". "Today, I tell the Lebanese and the whole world that we have beat terrorism". The head of Lebanon's internal security agency says eight Lebanese soldiers who had been in captivity of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group since 2014 are nearly ... Read More »

Donald Trump Snubs Gary Cohn in Tax Policy Speech; Praises Daughter Ivanka

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His administration is pushing for a simpler tax code and lower rates, but it has said it will leave the details of the proposal to Congress. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) out of office if she refused to support slashing the corporate tax rate. When it comes to the content of the tax reform overhaul, Cohn reiterated some of the key principles laid out earlier this year by the White House, including the elimination of most personal deductions, with the exception of charitable, mortgage and ... Read More »

Hurricane Harvey Leaves Congress With a Pair of Financial Challenges

They must approve several spending bills by September 30 to keep the government operating, and also raise the debt ceiling to prevent the country from defaulting on debt payments. "It's not really political sniping, senator". "To the people of Texas and Louisiana, we are 100 percent with you", Trump said in his opening statement at a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto. Read More »