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McMaster said 1,349 National Guardsmen, 1,696 troopers and local law enforcement, 107 state guardsmen and 264 SLED, PPP, DNR agents are on duty. Irma has already inflicted damage on U.S. A City of Tybee police officer checks the well being of a resident fleeing her flooded home on Tybee Island, Ga., Monday , Sept., 11, 2017. "Just pretend that the hurricane is going to be here in the morning and do now what you would do then".
  • Court returns references against Sharif family, Dar after scrutiny

    Court returns references against Sharif family, Dar after scrutiny

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    It has been requested by the Sharif family that review petitions should be heard by a five-member bench because a three-member bench won't be able to overturn the decision of a five-member bench. The five-member bench unanimously disqualified Sharif for failing to disclose his un-withdrawn receivables salary from the UAE-based Capital FZE company of his son.
  • Florida governor as Irma hits southern part of state

    Florida governor as Irma hits southern part of state

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    Irma was initially expected to hit Florida's east coast, including Miami Beach. The National Weather Service lowered the expected total rainfall for most of the Upstate. If original projections had materialized, Tampa could have faced significant flooding issues, downed trees, a downtown inundated with water and people displaced for a long time, he said.
  • Electric Cooperative: Convoy of Trucks Headed to SC to Help Restore Power

    Electric Cooperative: Convoy of Trucks Headed to SC to Help Restore Power

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    At last check, about one million people in Georgia did not have power, while it's estimated half the state of Florida is in the dark and could be for the foreseeable future. But, he said, the crews -who typically serve multiple northeast IN counties, including southern Allen County - like helping storm-torn areas. He said Arkansas electric cooperative crews began rolling east over the weekend and all crews should be on the road by Monday to begin assistance efforts.
  • Tampa braces for major impact overnight from Irma

    Tampa braces for major impact overnight from Irma

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    As Irma made its way toward the U.S. mainland on Sunday afternoon, the last remaining hurricane warning in Cuba was discontinued for the provinces of Matanzas and La Habana. The last time Tampa was hit by a major hurricane was in 1921 . In the Barcelo hotel, Breslin was full of praise for the Cubans who evacuated them on buses along with thousands of others from the keys before Irma, and for the hotel staff who brought sandwiches to her room during the hurricane.
  • Irma weakens to a Tropical Storm as it moves over Florida

    Irma weakens to a Tropical Storm as it moves over Florida

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    As Irma gets closer to the Florida coast Saturday night, the tornado threat will increase. At 8:00 Monday morning, Irma's peak winds decreased to 70 miles per hour, and has dropped to tropical storm status. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Virginia National Guard, the Virginia State Police, and other state agencies have already begun preparations for the impacts of Hurricane Irma .
  • The Boomerang Hurricane Jose

    The Boomerang Hurricane Jose

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    While some weakening may occur, Jose is expected to maintain hurricane status through the week. Forecasters said the hurricane will loop back around and head west by the end of the week, influenced by the development and movement of a mid-level ridge.
  • Irma getting closer to passing into Georgia

    Irma getting closer to passing into Georgia

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    While she and her son stay inside the shelter, her husband is hunkering down with their dog at home. Speaking as he went on an aerial tour of the Keys to survey the damage early on Monday , he said: "Power lines are down throughout the state".
  • Hope Hicks to Serve as Communications Director on Permanent Basis

    Hope Hicks to Serve as Communications Director on Permanent Basis

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    She worked for Matthew Hiltzik's firm Hiltzik Strategies, based in NY, and she was assigned to the account of Ivanka Trump's fashion line. Unlike other Trump aides, Hicks does not appear on cable news representing the president. She joined the Trump organization as the director of strategic communications. Hicks was named interim communications director last month following the departure of Anthony Scaramucci.
  • More Than 50 Animals Found Tethered To Trees In Florida County

    More Than 50 Animals Found Tethered To Trees In Florida County

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    This latest update comes just one day after local animal officials reported finding dozens of dogs chained to trees and parked cars. Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control director Dianne Sauve told United States media that it is illegal and people will be prosecuted, "There is absolutely no excuse for doing that".
  • Jose strengthens into hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

    Jose strengthens into hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

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    Although the storm has lost strength, forecasters caution that large amounts of rainfall are still occurring. The storm was to stall near the Sierra Madre Mountains, the centre said. "Puerto Rico has not seen a hurricane of this magnitude in nearly 100 years", National Weather Service meteorologist Carlos Anselmi told The Associated Press.
  • The The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) Issues Earnings Results

    The The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) Issues Earnings Results

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    The company's revenue for the quarter was down 7.9% compared to the same quarter previous year. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System grew its holdings in shares of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. McClellan Stephen R sold 6,250 shares worth $220,766. Ltd. raised its position in The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company by 5.1% in the second quarter.
  • Putin: Trump is not my bride, I'm not his groom

    Putin: Trump is not my bride, I'm not his groom

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    He called for "all parties" to consider the Russia-China proposal for freezing both the North's testing and the U.S. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes President Donald Trump's administration is willing to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Hurricane Irma will be 'devastating' to US - Fema head

    Hurricane Irma will be 'devastating' to US - Fema head

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    Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather founder , president and chairman, said . "I will tell you that we continue to take seriously the climate change - not the cause of it, but the things that we observe, and so those rising flood waters, I think one inch every 10 years in Tampa, things that would require prudent mitigation measures", he said.
  • At least 1 dead in Georgia as Irma crosses Southeast

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    Forecasters cautioned that additional track changes are likely between now and next week. Saunders also noted that it's important not to focus just on the storm's track. "We are not in the clear and we can't let our guard down", Gov. Roy Cooper said. He noted SC is still recovering from Hurricane Matthew previous year and massive flooding in 2015.
  • Florida starts recovery from Irma, which now threatens the Carolinas and Georgia

    Florida starts recovery from Irma, which now threatens the Carolinas and Georgia

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    Projections included widespread damage, from storm surge near Savannah to toppled trees and power lines far inland into Alabama. Flooding and damage to buildings can be expected, especially near the coast. Trump said the US Coast Guard had been heroic and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was doing a good job to help coordinate the response with states.
  • U.S. calls for UN Security Council vote on North Korea on Monday

    U.S. calls for UN Security Council vote on North Korea on Monday

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    Haley said the US doesn't take pleasure in strengthening sanctions and reiterated that the USA does not want war. China is a veto-wielding permanent member of the U.N. In an interview published today United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the showdown over North Korea's nuclear and missile programme was the world's worst crisis "in years" and had left him deeply anxious.
  • Australia thrashes Board President's XI in limited overs practice match in Chennai

    Australia thrashes Board President's XI in limited overs practice match in Chennai

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    Australia T20 squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner , Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa. The Aussies were 158 for 4 in 28.2 overs at the fall of Glenn Maxwell's wicket and the home team appeared to be coming back after a brisk start. The tourists are up against Gurkeerat Singh Mann-led Board President's XI , a team filled with rookies who had picked ...
  • More mandatory evacuations as Kenow fire spreads into Waterton Lakes National Park

    More mandatory evacuations as Kenow fire spreads into Waterton Lakes National Park

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    Officials said Sunday the fire had reached 9,400 hectares in size and had moved about five kilometres southeast along the Akamina Valley, about 20 kilometres from the Waterton townsite in southwestern Alberta. Three helicopters dousing the South Kootenay Pass with water had to shut down due to high winds on Saturday but their work will continue as the wind permits.
  • Rohingya refugees recount village massacre by Myanmar military

    Rohingya refugees recount village massacre by Myanmar military

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    Rumours have spread on social media that Muslims, who represent about 4.3 per cent of the Buddhist-majority country's population of 51.4 million, would stage attacks to avenge violence against the Rohingya. Hussain explained the situation of Rohingya Muslims as a " textbook example of ethnic cleansing ". The continuing Myanmar military operation against the minority Rohingya people appears to be a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing ", the United Nations human rights chief said Monday.