Florida declares state of emergency in 26 counties as Hurricane Michael approaches

11 Oct, 2018

As of the 5:00am advisory , the storm has maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. Michael's center will move over the Yucatan Channel on Monday and then across the eastern Gulf of Mexico late Monday through Tuesday night, and approach the northeastern Gulf coast on Wednesday.


Iraq, Afghanistan the worst passports for travel, Japan the best: Index

11 Oct, 2018

The Henley Pssport Index said Japan's passport is the most powerful in the world with visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations. The index, by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, showed Japan to have the most powerful passport on the planet.


At mass grave above Indonesian city, many questions linger

11 Oct, 2018

But perhaps more deadly was soil liquefaction which obliterated several Palu neighborhoods. Many hundreds of people are now entombed in slowly drying mud churned with heaps of debris and vehicles. Officials have said that it is not safe for heavy equipment to operate in those areas and that they fear the risk of the spread of disease from decomposed bodies.


Flash floods in Spain's Mallorca kill 9, many missing

11 Oct, 2018

At least another 20 people were still missing after the downpours, local media reported, though emergency services would not confirm that figure. The deputy mayor of the town, Antonia Bauza, confirmed to Cadena SER radio that two of the victims were British , while two others killed in the town were locals.


How will Tropical Storm Michael affect North Carolina?

11 Oct, 2018

Joe, the county's largest municipality, lying directly in the hurricane's projected path, she said. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Florida Sunday night in the Panhandle and several northern counties, warning the storm could be "life-threatening and extremely risky".


Melania Trump Told Reporters She 'Doesn't Always Agree' With Her Husband

10 Oct, 2018

Mrs. Trump also planned to meet with Kenyan first lady Margaret Kenyatta before taking in a children's performance at Nairobi National Theater later Friday. Some of them were abandoned or their parents are incarcerated. A jacket blaring those words, in that context, was seen as deliberate, tone-deaf and complicit.


South African finance minister criticized after testimony

10 Oct, 2018

Ramaphosa declined to answer reporters' questions about Nene at the release of a new postal stamp at his Cape Town office on Tuesday. Nene is a key ally of Ramaphosa, who reappointed him finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle shortly after he became president earlier this year.


It is anti-woman to judge Susan Collins solely as a woman

10 Oct, 2018

Collins told the Senate: 'To my knowledge, Judge Kavanaugh is the first Supreme Court nominee to express the view that precedent is not only a practice and a tradition, but rooted in Article 3 of our constitution itself'. "I've had the honor of serving in the Senate for almost 22 years, and this is as ugly a situation as I've ever seen during that time", Collins said.


Kavanaugh offers 'special gratitude' to Collins, others at ceremonial swearing

10 Oct, 2018

But Mr Trump , who last week publicly mocked Ford, continued to stoke political divisions at Monday's ceremony, saying Justice Kavanaugh had been the victim of "a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception".


Hurricane Michael may affect Sumter area later this week

10 Oct, 2018

The center warned heavy rain, unsafe winds and life-threatening storm surges were possible across Western Cuba on Monday as winds picked up speed on the Gulf Coast. As of the 8 p.m. advisory, Michael is a Category 3. So, if you take in those tides, which are already a few feet above what they should be, and then you add the storm surge on top of that, both of those numbers combined nine to 13 feet of storm surge.


No new leads in Bulgarian journalist's killing

10 Oct, 2018

A television journalist has been brutally murdered in Bulgaria's northern town of Ruse, prosecutors said Sunday , October 7, with the case drawing global condemnation. The Commission urged Bulgaria to conduct a rapid investigation and the US embassy said it was shocked by the "horrific murder". "It is unacceptable that in Europe journalists are getting killed again", he said, referring to the killings of two other investigative journalists in those European Union countries.


Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

10 Oct, 2018

China and the USA have also been at odds over trade and Beijing's militarization of islands it claims as its own in the South China Sea . North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would "passionately welcome" Pope Francis , should the pontiff visit Pyongyang, Seoul's presidential office said Tuesday.


Saudi Arabia denies journalist killed at consulate in Turkey

10 Oct, 2018

A Turkish official told the AP late Saturday that an "initial assessment" by police concluded Khashoggi had been killed at the consulate. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who had been published in the Arab and Western media, vanished last Tuesday after visiting the consulate to obtain official documents.


Hurricane Michael strengthens, Florida panhandle braces

10 Oct, 2018

The risk of life-threatening storm surge , heavy rainfall , and risky winds are increasing for the northeastern Gulf Coast. Rainfall of four to eight inches, and as much as a foot in isolated areas, "could lead to life-threatening flash floods", according to the NHC, which also warned that the storm's approach could spawn tornados in north-western Florida.


Trump Says He Would Consider Former Adviser Dina Powell For UN Enovy

10 Oct, 2018

In the days leading up to Haley's sudden and surprising resignation Tuesday, senior White House officials reached out to Powell about replacing possibly taking the role, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter. She gave no reason for her departure, though there was speculation she would return to government or politics at some point. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has yet to confirm the former South Carolina GOP governor's departure from the Trump ...


Former Communications Director Hope Hicks Joins Fox in Corporate Role

10 Oct, 2018

The Hicks news in many ways overshadowed a long-anticipated announcement, also made Monday, about Peter Rice, Dana Walden, and multiple Fox television executives moving to Disney . In July, Disney outbid Comcast Corp with a $71.3 billion offer to buy some assets from Fox. Additionally, Danny O'Brien, who now serves as a senior government affairs and policy executive at General Electric , will join Fox as an executive vice president and head of government relations.


Real identity uncovered of second Russian linked to Skripal poisoning: Bellingcat

10 Oct, 2018

Bellingcat, who worked with Russian news organisation The Insider, identified the man as Alexander Mishkin , a doctor working for the Russian GRU intelligence service. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "I already told you last week that we won't continue any discussions on (reports) of media channels and various civil research organisations".


Far-right Bolsonaro wins 1st round Brazil vote, uncertain run-off looms

09 Oct, 2018

Bolsonaro , 63, fell just short of capturing the majority he needed (more than 50 percent of votes ) to claim an outright win, and avert a runoff against leftist rival Fernando Haddad . Some people were forced to queue for more than four hours to cast their vote and police reinforcements called in as the crowds threatened to over-run the embassy building near Trafalgar Square and roads in the area were sealed off for security reasons.


Cuomo: Limo in crash that killed 20 failed inspection last month

09 Oct, 2018

The weekend crash was characterized by authorities as the deadliest USA transportation accident in almost a decade. "They had their whole lives ahead of them", said aunt Barbara Douglas. "Twenty fatalities is just horrific ", NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt told reporters Sunday. And it appears to be the deadliest land-vehicle accident since a bus ferrying nursing home patients away from Hurricane Rita caught fire in Texas 2005, killing 23.


Israelis killed in West Bank shooting

09 Oct, 2018

A third woman also shot in the attack was hospitalised in stable condition. The 23-year-old Palestinian used a homemade gun, known locally as a " Carlo ", according to Conricus, in the apparent "lone-wolf attack". Israeli troops take part in operations in the northern West Bank village of Shuweika, searching for a terrorist from the town who killed two Israelis and injured a third, on October 7, 2018.


Columbus Day 2018: What Is Open & Closed On The Holiday?

09 Oct, 2018

But organizers of the Columbus Italian Festival think they just wanted to be politically correct in the wake of last year's national push to abolish the longstanding holiday. We are not immigrants, yet we remain outsiders on our own land, with voices that are rarely heard. A follow-up tweet on Monday followed the same tack, ignoring the indigenous peoples of the Americas, but praising Columbus's "accomplishments as a navigator" (Columbus thought he had landed in Asia).


Ramirez says Senate 'looking the other way' - 10/6/2018 10:33:11 AM

09 Oct, 2018

A dramatic and draining showdown that held Washington in thrall for weeks finally moved towards resolution when Maine Sen. In a much anticipated speech on the Senate floor Friday afternoon, Collins said that she believed that Ford was a survivor of sexual assault.


Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist murdered inside consulate

09 Oct, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is believed to be personally following the case as he described Mr Khashoggi as a " journalist I knew for a long time " and a "friend". He said that statements by Saudi officials on the absence of camera records were not honest. On Friday, a team from Reuters news agency entered the consulate and made sure Khashoggi was not there.


Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein

09 Oct, 2018

The practice has been discontinued in many cities. Rosenstein's visit to the White House on September 24 sparked a false alarm about the No. 2 Justice Department official being fired or resigning. In Chicago 2,346 people have been shot since January 1. The number of shooting victims peaked in 2016 when 3,348 people were shot in the city. It is created to teach law enforcement when to shoot and when not too.


George W. Bush's daughter Barbara Bush gets married

09 Oct, 2018

Former President Bush walked his daughter down the aisle at the family's Walker Point compound, where the family often vacations . Jenna, who married Henry Chase Hager in May 2008, shared photos from Bush's wedding Monday on Instagram.



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