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Richard Branson rides out Hurricane Irma in wine cellar

Richard Branson rides out Hurricane Irma in wine cellar Please don't take this hurricane lightly if it is heading your way. "Knowing our wonderful team as I do, I suspect there will be little wine left in the cellar when we all emerge", Branson wrote in a blog post that was published early Wednesday. [Full Article...]

'The Insult' Director Ziad Doueiri Detained In Lebanon After Venice Win

'The Insult' Director Ziad Doueiri Detained In Lebanon After Venice Win The feature received rave reviews after its premiere earlier last week and earned Palestinian actor Kamel El Basha Volpi Cup for best actor at the Venice Film Festival . The Lebanese cultural scene expressed outrage over the arrest, which took places several days prior to the premier of his latest film " the Insult ". [Full Article...]

Korea to seek new 'northern' policy after reviewing sanctions

Korea to seek new 'northern' policy after reviewing sanctions Putin and Moon met on the sidelines of an economic summit in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok amid mounting global concerns that their shared neighbor plans more weapons tests , possibly a long-range missile launch ahead of a key weekend anniversary. [Full Article...]

Rep. Dave Trott Announces Retirement - Third Swing-District Republican This Week

Rep. Dave Trott Announces Retirement - Third Swing-District Republican This Week Dave Trott announced today that he will not be running for reelection in 2020. "This is unprecedented", Skubick said, "but he's doing this so that Republicans can get in line to get the nomination to make sure that Democrats don't get this seat now held by Mr. [Full Article...]

Trump approves emergency federal aid for Florida

Trump approves emergency federal aid for Florida Approved public fix projects are paid through the state from funding provided by FEMA and other participating federal agencies. Pence and the Cabinet secretaries later visited FEMA headquarters. Trump said Irma will cost "a lot of money" but he isn't thinking about that right now. He thanked FEMA and the Homeland Security Department, which oversees the agency, for their efforts. [Full Article...]

The new Miss America had some scathing words for President Trump

The new Miss America had some scathing words for President Trump But this is family television, people - and it's hard to get too hardcore when you've only a few seconds to answer and have several pounds of hairspray to hold up. "Well played Miss Texas". The victor of the competition, Cara Mund of North Dakota, also went after Trump for his decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate deal earlier this year, ABC reported . [Full Article...]

'Fox & Friends': Will People One Day Try to Take Down 9/11 Memorials?

'Fox & Friends': Will People One Day Try to Take Down 9/11 Memorials? Kilmeade's question alludes to the ongoing controversy over Confederate monuments , of which there are more than 700 across the United States . On Monday, in response to Mr Kilmeade asking if 9/11 memorials would come down next, Mr Zinke said: "I'm one who believes, you know, that we should learn from history". [Full Article...]

Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico

Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico Tropical Storm Katia made landfall in Mexico while Hurricanes Irma and Jose moved through the Atlantic. The remnants were moving toward the west-southwest near 5 miles per hour (7 kph), and this motion is expected to continue for the next day or so. [Full Article...]

Post-Harvey gas prices might have peaked last week, analyst says

Post-Harvey gas prices might have peaked last week, analyst says The statewide average was $2.718 on Monday, up a like amount from a week ago, AAA data showed. $1.95 per gallon in 2016, $1.91 in 2015, $3.13 in 2014, $3.28 in 2013 and $3.58 in 2012. That small uptick follows a 47-cent surge in DE the week before in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's impact on Gulf Coast oil refinery production. The average price a year ago at this time in MA was $2.10. [Full Article...]

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Patriot Day

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Patriot Day In Illinois, Gov. Rauner has ordered all persons and entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act to fly the flags at half-staff in honor of Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Palmer of the United States Navy. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, as National Days of Service and Remembrance. Flags will fly at half-staff for the entire day. Patriot Day is observed as the National Day of Service an... [Full Article...]

Kid Rock says he'll pull support from charities that haven't defended him

Kid Rock says he'll pull support from charities that haven't defended him Kid Rock , Detroit native and potential future MI elected official, is furious at the idea of civil-rights groups protesting his concerts tied to the the opening of the city's new Little Caesars Arena. The foundation also made a $250,000 grant to the Detroit Historical Society in 2012 to fund the Kid Rock Music Lab, an interactive gallery at the Detroit Historical Museum. [Full Article...]

Nationals clinch National League East title

Nationals clinch National League East title For five innings Sunday, Ben Lively matched Stephen Strasburg . There's some value in that. "We have young guys who have never seen him before which added to his success, not that he needed that". "That's just baseball. Two bad pitches, and that was the ballgame", Lively said. "The first slider I hung all day was in that last inning". "I think we have the talent to be with anybody in the wh... [Full Article...]

With Irma Already Looming, Another Tropical Storm Forms in the Atlantic

With Irma Already Looming, Another Tropical Storm Forms in the Atlantic Closer to home, almost stationary Hurricane Katia in the Bay of Campeche will likely travel southwestward through Friday making landfall Friday night between Tampico and Veracruz Mexico. Two damaged but operational airports on St Martin remain open for helicopters, but flights too are expected to be suspended as Jose bears down on the low-lying volcanic island whose economy depends on tourism. [Full Article...]

Motor voters: NH flooded with out-of-state ballots

Motor voters: NH flooded with out-of-state ballots His accusation was based on data from Gardner's office showing that 6,540 people in New Hampshire registered to vote on Election Day using out-of-state driver's licenses to verify their identities, but only 1,014 of the registrants later obtained a New Hampshire license. [Full Article...]

Tutu implores 'beloved sister' Daw Suu to end violence in Rakhine

Tutu implores 'beloved sister' Daw Suu to end violence in Rakhine It is incongruous for a symbol of righteousness to lead such a country; it is adding to our pain. My dear sister: if the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep. The museum has implored that Suu Kyi uses her her position in government and her "even more powerful voice to uphold those very ideals and work to stop the longstan... [Full Article...]

Trump debt limit deal undermines trust among GOP on tax overhaul

Trump debt limit deal undermines trust among GOP on tax overhaul Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, a formidable bloc in the House, have said they will not support the budget until they see the tax reform plan and want the resolution to contain more cuts to federal spending than the $203 billion over a decade that it already contains. [Full Article...]

Irma moves into Georgia, bringing strong winds and rain

Irma moves into Georgia, bringing strong winds and rain The state of emergency remains in effect for North Carolina, Gov. Cooper and state officials said during a noon press conference Friday regarding the state's preparations ahead of Hurricane Irma. Rainfall of two to four inches is forecast to begin Monday morning and last through mid-day Tuesday, with the heaviest rain expected Monday night. As of Thursday, at least 13 have been killed. [Full Article...]

Boil water notice issued for thousands in Polk County after Hurricane Irma

Boil water notice issued for thousands in Polk County after Hurricane Irma Officials throughout Broward said Hurricane Irma caused damage and interruptions to water services as it brushed by South Florida. For the time being only boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation. [Full Article...]

Suu Kyi vows to protect all citizens

Suu Kyi vows to protect all citizens Now the worldwide community must act to prevent the genocide of the Rohingya. Although Muslims in Buddhist majority state are reeling under constant terror ever since the 1982 General Ne Win's government enacted the Burmese nationality law but a fresh spree of violence sparked global controversy on August 25 when a few insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base. [Full Article...]

Drones and Self-Driving Cars Can't Legally Deliver Marijuana in This State

Drones and Self-Driving Cars Can't Legally Deliver Marijuana in This State Presently, the bureau is developing regulation surrounding marijuana use and sales under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). As America's most populous state, California is poised to set off a pot boom when recreational marijuana becomes legal there at the beginning of 2018. [Full Article...]


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