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Conger and his wife were able to get on a boat and make their way to Puerto Rico - safe from Irma and Hurricane Jose, but Conger said the heavy rain and fast winds decimated the islands they escaped from. While Hurricane Irma just began affecting the USA mainland, making landfall Sunday morning over the lower Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm, the White House released a pair of statements increasing the federal funding for the U.S Virgin Islands and declaring a major disaster in the US ...
  • US, Japan, S Korea warned against seeking sanctions

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    THAAD was first deployed outside the continental United States in 2015 when it was sent to Guam in the wake of increasing threats from North Korea . The report follows a similar one from South Korean intelligence published this week in the nation's Asia Business Daily , which cited an unnamed intelligence official claiming there was evidence that Pyongyang was planning yet another ICBM test.
  • Man arrested after stabbing inside church

    Man arrested after stabbing inside church

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    He said the attacker was challenged at the door by ushers and restrained. Police were called to New Jerusalem Apostolic Church, Rocky Lane, Aston, around 10.50am this morning, following reports that a man had been knifed. "First the rapid response came, followed by two air ambulances". Members of the congregation restrained the attacker. As officers investigated the stabbing, they noticed similarities between the suspect and his vehicle and another incident that had taken place at ...
  • Coast Guard urges caution along Atlantic coast as wind alert issued

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    High tide on Monday morning is at 9.15am with 4.8m. A Status Yellow rainfall warning came into effect for Donegal , Galway , Leitrim , Mayo and Sligo at 9am, and will remain in place until 12pm tomorrow. Earlier this week, the names of the storms that could make their way across Ireland and the United Kingdom in the coming months were announced, including Larry, Fionn, Winifred, Eleanor and Dylan.
  • Million People Are Without Power in Florida Due to Hurricane Irma

    Million People Are Without Power in Florida Due to Hurricane Irma

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    For days, the forecast had made it look as if the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people on Florida's Atlantic coast could get hit head-on with the catastrophic and long-dreaded Big One. Hardee County Sheriff's deputy Julie Bridges, a mother of one, and Hardee Correctional Institute sergeant Joseph Ossman crashed and died on Sunday around 60 miles from Saratosa.
  • South Korea: Deployment of THAAD missile defense system completed

    South Korea: Deployment of THAAD missile defense system completed

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    The U.S. military will add four launchers to its Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) anti-ballistic missile system over the next "few hours" to shore up South Korea's defenses against a North Korean strike, two U.S. China had reportedly ordered informal restrictions on some South Korean imports and travel as retaliation . Japanese defence minister Itsunori Onodera said yesterday that Tokyo had deployed "sniffer planes" capable of detecting radioactive particles.
  • North Korea pledges counter measures against US-backed sanctions

    North Korea pledges counter measures against US-backed sanctions

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    For one, Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks to quell any controversy before seeking another five-year term at the upcoming Communist Party Congress, and more profoundly, China fears a unified, Western-leaning Korea on its border. Throughout last week, South Korean officials had warned the North could launch another intercontinental ballistic missile in defiance of U.N. sanctions and amid an escalating standoff with the United States.
  • China blasts South Korea's completion of THAAD deployment

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    Putin gave no indication on Thursday whether Moscow would back that resolution; but he and top Russian government officials have previously condemned the idea of tightening sanctions and shown little enthusiasm to stop modest fuel exports to Pyongyang or send home North Korean workers.
  • Looters in Fort Lauderdale Steal from Stores During Hurricane Irma

    Looters in Fort Lauderdale Steal from Stores During Hurricane Irma

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    Lauderdale, Florida , shows multiple people breaking through the front window Simon's Sportswear, entering the store and walking out with various items. More than 2.1 million customers have lost power in Florida with Hurricane Irma striking the state. The crimes happened even before the height of the storm swept into South Florida Sunday, authorities said.
  • Shelters for Hurricane Irma evacuees opening in North Carolina

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    Additionally, in response to N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper's activation order, the North Carolina National Guard opened three staging areas to support local authorities. Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 3 storm late Saturday morning as it continued to batter Cuba with sustained 125-mph winds, the National Hurricane Center said.
  • Senate ups Hurricane Harvey relief package to $15 billion

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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the agreement Wednesday after meeting with Trump at the White House. But the deal, reached Wednesday with President Donald Trump , got the support of Texas U.S. Sen. Trump has privately fumed that Republican congressional leaders, including Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThis week: Harvey aid at top of long to-do list as Congress returns The Memo: Trump ...
  • My turn: Protect youth in Kitsap by retaining DACA

    My turn: Protect youth in Kitsap by retaining DACA

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    However, President Trump has said he will revisit the problem at the end of the six-month period if Congress can not find a legislative solution in that time. In statements , Trump and Sessions said the principal objection to Obama's so-called Dreamers program was that it was unconstitutional, because it was established by an executive order.
  • Putin urges Trump to avoid hysteria on North Korea

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    South Korean officials believe more provocation from the reclusive state is possible, despite worldwide outrage over Sunday's test and calls for more sanctions on North Korea . Several U.S. military vehicles, including trucks carrying payloads covered in black sheets that appeared to be launchers, had been seen heading toward the site.
  • President Moon to seek comprehensive solution to North Korea issue

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    Putin and Abe held a bilateral meeting Thursday, after which both leaders reiterated their countries shared a common understanding of the threat that North Korea poses. Pacific Fleet, claimed this week that America's North Korean strategy of sanctions and diplomacy has worked so far. Previous estimates have ranged from 50 kilotons to 120 kilotons.
  • Why Hurricane Irma has stayed so strong for so long

    Why Hurricane Irma has stayed so strong for so long

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    Across the country, Hurricane Katia was roaring onshore north of Tecolutla in Veracruz state, pelting the region with intense rains and winds. Incredibly, all three of the active hurricanes in the Atlantic basin could affect land at the same time on Saturday: Irma over the Bahamas (and approaching Florida), Jose over the northeastern Leewards, and Katia in Mexico .
  • National recap: Houston struggles after hurricane

    National recap: Houston struggles after hurricane

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    Hurricane Harvey formed in mid-August off the west coast of Africa and worked its way across the Atlantic Ocean. Mandi King, a woman from Houston, is seeing the storm's damage first-hand. While the federal response to the disaster began even before Hurricane Harvey hit land, Jones, who graduated from Rome Free Academy with wife, Alissa, in 2009, said he has been impressed with how the Houston community is trying to support itself with neighbors helping neighbors.