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Jose was about 660 miles east of the Lesser Antilles early Thursday afternoon, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Jose could hit some of the same small islands in the northern Lesser Antilles decimated by Irma . The storm strengthened to a hurricane by Wednesday evening. Hurricane Katia formed in the South Western Gulf of Mexico within minutes of Hurricane Jose .
  • Rebel Wilson awarded $4.5m in damages over defamatory magazine articles

    Rebel Wilson awarded $4.5m in damages over defamatory magazine articles

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    Wilson had sought almost $8m (AU$7m) in damages from Bauer, and has promised to donate all her winnings to charity. On Wednesday morning in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Justice John Dixon said a substantial amount was required to "vindicate" Wilson after her reputation as an "actress of integrity was wrongly damaged".
  • Congress approves measure condemning Charlottesville violence, white nationalists

    Congress approves measure condemning Charlottesville violence, white nationalists

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    Two Virginia State troopers died when their helicopter crashed while monitoring the violence that swept through the usually sedate college town. The joint resolution ( S. Senate yesterday, September 11, unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Sens. "We hope that President Trump will move quickly to sign this resolution and commit his Administration to address the rise of hate groups".
  • Aircraft carrier rushed to hurricane-battered Keys

    Aircraft carrier rushed to hurricane-battered Keys

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    National Weather Service meteorologist Stephen Shiveley said if water from the bay had not receded, storm surge in the city would have been much higher. Cuba: At least 10 people were killed by the storm on the island, officials say. "These crews are working side-by-side with our own linemen to remove damaged trees and limbs and make outage repairs as quickly as safety practices and conditions allow".
  • North Korea hit by sanctions to STRANGLE country after nuke test

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    Among the provisions that were in a draft proposal, but not the final resolution were a total oil embargo and a freeze on the assets of both North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the national airline. The council banned North Korean textile exports, an important source of hard currency, and capped its imports of crude oil, although the sanctions were not as harsh as the US had hoped.
  • McCain to North Korea: Aggression will lead to 'extinction'

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    Trump made the remarks on Tuesday, a day after the UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose additional economic sanctions against North Korea following its underground hydrogen bomb test on September 3. The final text only lists one of those officials. A similar refusal today is why Russia's Putin rejected an oil embargo: "They'll eat grass, but they won't abandon their program unless they feel secure".
  • Schumer blasts back at McConnell over the debt ceiling

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    Republicans, generally, wanted a longer extension for the debt ceiling. "I crafted the amendment and offered it to the flood bill and it does not eliminate extraordinary measures, which the secretary of the Treasury has always had in connection to the debt ceiling, and therefore I can confidently predict there will not be a connection with the debt ceiling and spending decisions in December", McConnell said .
  • Hydro Ottawa sending 25 workers to help restore power after hurricanes

    Hydro Ottawa sending 25 workers to help restore power after hurricanes

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    The company says, "we are proud of Hydro One's long-standing history of responding to help other communities in need". Hundreds of other utility crew members from the D.C. More than 700 employees and contractors will help restore power to the storm-ravaged area. "Our crews will follow direction", said BGE spokeswoman Linda Foy.
  • Bangladesh offers land to shelter Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

    Bangladesh offers land to shelter Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

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    The statement called on the Myanmar government to do the same to address the "humanitarian crisis" unfolding in the state. The protesters also urged the United Nations and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play a role and ask the Myanmar government to immediately stop the brutalities against Muslims and provide them protection.
  • Did You Leave Your Dog Outside Before Irma? You Might Be Prosecuted

    Did You Leave Your Dog Outside Before Irma? You Might Be Prosecuted

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    Calling the behavior "animal cruelty", officials said they have been able to rescue 49 dogs and two cats who were abandoned by their owners as Irma made its way to Florida. Authorities said they would take in the pet but said those who have no excuse to leave their pet behind will go on a "do not adopt list". "We will find you, and we will prosecute you".
  • Medical Marijuana Board to consider new licensing system

    Medical Marijuana Board to consider new licensing system

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    The new announcement applies to all medical marijuana facilities defined under state law and "will allow existing operations to wind down while also giving adequate time for patients to establish connections to caregivers to help ensure continuity of access", according a state press release .
  • Texas shooting: eight killed, including gunman, at house party

    Texas shooting: eight killed, including gunman, at house party

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    Seven people were pronounced dead at the scene and two were rushed to the hospital. Their conditions were not released. The victims were Meredith Hight, 27, the estranged wife of the suspect, Spencer James Hight, 32; Anthony Michael Cross, 33, Olivia Nicole Deffner, 24; James Richard Dunlop, 29; Darryl William Hawkins, 22; Rion Christopher Morgan, 31; Myah Sade Bass, 28; and Caleb Seth Edwards, 25.
  • Buddha would have helped persecuted Rohingya refugees, Dalai Lama says

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    Bangladesh has struggled to cope with those fleeing the violence, which takes the number of Rohingya refugees in camps on its border with Myanmar to around 670,000. "They will be given temporary shelter ", said Kazi Abdur Rahman, additional deputy commissioner of Cox's Bazar. Earlier this week, Bangladesh lodged a protest after it said Myanmar had laid landmines near the border between the two countries.
  • Fake Facebook event pages tried to entice real anti-immigration rallies

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    Russian agents used Facebook during the 2016 presidential election to promote political protests, including an anti-immigrant rally in Idaho, according to a report on Tuesday. "All government officials, who are covering up for these criminals, should be fired!" read the description for the event, which has been removed. Facebook said in an e-mailed comment to Fortune: "We shut down several promoted events as part of the takedown we described last week", but didn't confirm any other ...
  • Justine Damond's death 'didn't have to happen'

    Justine Damond's death 'didn't have to happen'

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    He said Sunday he expects to decide by the end of the year. A search warrant filed publicly earlier this month showed an investigator with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was seeking Noor's background records, including pre-employment psychological exams.
  • North Korea warns U.S. of 'greatest pain', rejects sanctions

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    Ambassador Francois Delattre said of the draft ahead of the vote. Last Tuesday, the USA circulated a draft resolution proposing the toughest-ever United Nations sanctions on North Korea, including a ban on all oil and natural gas exports to the country and a freeze on all foreign financial assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un .
  • Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 3

    Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 3

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    Hurricane Irma is not the only show in town. The historically powerful Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean Wednesday, threatening lives and property there while it approaches the Florida coast . Meanwhile, several shelters have opened as areas at risk of landslides are evacuated. The hurricane is expected to be near the southwest coast of Florida Sunday afternoon.
  • Seattle Mayor Steps Down Following Fifth Allegation Of Child Sex Abuse

    Seattle Mayor Steps Down Following Fifth Allegation Of Child Sex Abuse

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    Dyer is the fifth man to accuse the mayor of such abuse. The Democrat said in a statement had "become clear to me that in light of the latest news reports it is best for the city if I step aside". Seattle voters elected Murray as their city's mayor in 2013. Seattle director of operations Fred Podesta will lead the transition. The Democratic politician was sued in April by a man claiming he was raped by Murray over the course of several years, beginning in 1986 when he was 15 years ...