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by | September 26, 2017 | 00:28

Some two dozen Iowa National Guard soldiers are leaving the state Tuesday for duty in Puerto Rico . "I've been so moved by the initial responses", she continued. In other developments, the confirmed death toll rose to 27 on the small island of Dominica, up from 15 deaths previously. As a school girl, Zenaida Fernandez Quiles was allowed every summer to travel to her grandmother's home in Puerto Rico - the home Quiles was born in.

by | September 26, 2017 | 00:30

The official NHC forecast suggests Maria will stay offshore of the East Coast and track somewhere between the Carolinas and Bermuda through midweek. We will continue to monitor the latest tracks and trends. The main area of concern is along the Outer Banks. Maria is now a Category 2 hurricane.

by | September 25, 2017 | 00:30

Two patrol officers-Eric Pessino and Scott Shumway-responded to 911 calls related to the incident and were shot by Monroe inside the Elm Street apartment. Officials told the paper they believe the incident began as a domestic dispute. The man continued approaching the officer, despite repeated commands to stop.

by | September 25, 2017 | 00:27

Joe Root had earlier made his own bid for top billing when he posted most runs, across all formats, in an English worldwide summer on his way to 84 as he and Ben Stokes (73) first put the hosts on course for a formidable total in their fourth-wicket stand of 132.

by | September 25, 2017 | 00:30

And what does that economy look like? Auslin: North Korea has been intent on getting a nuclear weapon for decades, so the basic premise that Pyongyang would bargain away its program was likely faulty. But they will not halt North Korea's nuclearisation. There's been a cap on North Korean exports of coal to China, a major source of income for the North Korean state.

by | September 25, 2017 | 00:25

But Catalonia's interior chief, Joaquim Forn, said his department and the local police, or Mossos d'Esquadra, did not accept this decision. Whether it's sub-state separatism such as what Scotland's been trying to pull off with the United Kingdom and some forces in Northern Italy have historically advocated for, or superstate separatism such as Brexit and the earlier proposal for a Grexit, European unity is fraying like never before, and Catalonia's upcoming vote might just prove to be ...

by | September 24, 2017 | 00:25

Iran's last missile test was in February, an action that resulted in a new wave of sanctions from the Trump administration in July. "We will increase our military power as a deterrent". "Now, you know I've been ambassador to the United Nations and I'm a long-serving Israeli prime minister, so I've listened to countless speeches in this hall, but I can say this: none were bolder, none more courageous and forthright than the one delivered by President Trump today".

by | September 24, 2017 | 00:23

Saturday's activity comes at a time of heightened tensions and name-calling between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea's nuclear program. North Korea's foreign minister likened Trump to a "barking dog" in response. The tougher stance follows North Korea's latest nuclear test this month. "This new executive order will authorize Treasury to impose a range of sanctions such as suspending US corresponding account access to any foreign bank that knowingly conducts or ...

by | September 24, 2017 | 00:26

NZ First is now at 7.5% and Peters, familiar with his role as king-maker in New Zealand elections, has indicated he will be weighing his options before making a decision on which party he will support into government. Opinion polls leading up to the vote had been volatile with two recent ones giving National a near 10 point lead over Labour. "It's possible", Bramwell said, that the Labour Party could gain power in a scenario where the party aligns with the Greens and gains the support of New ...

by | September 23, 2017 | 01:20

Tensions have been rising on the Korean Peninsula in recent weeks, following North Korea's sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test to date on September 3. The UN Security Council unanimously passed a US-drafted resolution a week ago mandating tougher new sanctions against Pyongyang that included banning textile imports and capping crude and petrol supply.

by | September 23, 2017 | 01:16

Homeland Security officials tell The Associated Press that hackers believed to be Russian agents targeted the voter registration systems in September. Wisconsin Elections Commission assistant administrator Meagan McCord Wolfe says the state is creating the security planning team to prepare for 2018 and in response to the ongoing national conversation about election security.

by | September 22, 2017 | 00:27

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have on many occasions stated the door for negotiations and dialogue would never be closed between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve their disputes peacefully.

by | September 21, 2017 | 00:39

The new base opens as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and USA president Donald Trump plan to meet before the U.N. General Assembly. In March, EUCOM Commander Army Gen. The base will be established inside one of the IDF's already existing Air Force bases used for air defense. The David's Sling missile defense system is created to intercept tactical ballistic missiles, medium- to long-range rockets, as well as cruise missiles fired at ranges between 40 to 300km.

by | September 21, 2017 | 00:36

In the last 24 hours ending 0830 hrs, the Colaba observatory recorded 210 mm rainfall while Santacruz recorded 304 mm rainfall, according to the Mumbai-based Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD. Authorities in the remote Himalayan state of Sikkim said the six died when their home was swept away by a landside following a monsoon deluge. Although this weather has disrupted the flights.

by | September 21, 2017 | 00:35

The Iranian president said his country would not be the first to breach the nuclear agreement, "but it will respond decisively to its violation by any party". Noting that nuclear-armed states possess an estimated 15,000 nuclear weapons, Guterres expressed hope that the treaty would re-invigorate disarmament efforts.

by | September 21, 2017 | 00:35

The judge also said an assumption by the majority that since there were more votes cast in favour of the Mr Kenyatta compared to governors and MPs then IEBC had interfered with the result of the presidential election was wrong. "The (board) can not therefore be said to have verified the results", she said. The official results were based on the electronic tally before the paper results were fully collated, the judges said.

by | September 20, 2017 | 00:49

The helicopter drill was part of Zapad, a large-scale joint military exercise with Belarus taking place along the border with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries west of Russian Federation. The helicopter drill was part of Zapad, a large-scale joint military exercise with Belarus taking place close to Russia's border with Estonia. The Moscow Times reports an unnamed military source said the incident was a mistake "and the missiles blasted off on their own".

by | September 19, 2017 | 00:58

The reason given for these cancellations was so that their work calendar could successfully switch from April-March to January-December, as well as a backlog of crew leave which must be handed out before the end of the year. If you're flying with Ryanair, you can check the status of your flight here . Ensure you retain any receipts from extra spending incurred as they will be used as evidence for your claim.

by | September 19, 2017 | 00:53

The president, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer , D-N.Y., agreed to work on the plan during a rare dinner meeting last week. The Democrats say a deal has been reached, but the White House denies it. Pelosi and Schumer said their discussion with the president included the possibility of adding more immigration enforcement - which some immigration advocates are against - to legislation to address DACA.

by | September 19, 2017 | 00:44

It would repeal ObamaCare's individual and employer mandates, and its tax on medical devices. "Obamacare was rammed through with Democrats' votes only", he said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. Nor can he get the enthusastic backing of his fellow senator Tim Scott, also a Republican, who so far has said only he likes the framework of the legislation.

by | September 18, 2017 | 00:38

The alleged attacker has been arrested by police, but is yet to be named. The other two women are being treated for shock. Two of the tourists suffered injuries to their faces and one may have damage to her eye injury. In London this year, two teenage boys went on a violent, 72-hour spree in the northeast, spraying acid on five people, authorities said. Four young U.S.

by | September 18, 2017 | 00:37

He posted about talking to the South Korean president, calling Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man", campaigning for a Republican attorney general candidate in MI, and retweeted several pro-Trump Twitter accounts that had shared images of him bringing jobs back to the United States, "making America great again", or attacking The New York Times.

by | September 17, 2017 | 00:32

Tillerson praised the co-operation between the UK, US and France in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, reports the Press Association. The comments will renew hopes of Britain striking a quick trade deal with the U.S. after Brexit takes place in March 2019. The United States will be a "steadfast ally" to the United Kingdom during the Brexit process, Rex Tillerson has declared.

by | September 17, 2017 | 00:31

That original bill - which was opposed by the California Police Chiefs Association and California State Sheriffs' Association - would have restricted state and local law enforcement from using any resources for immigration enforcement unless the person in question has been convicted of a "violent or serious felony".

by | September 16, 2017 | 00:57

Several US military officials told the website that Kurdish soldiers belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces caught the American and he has now been detained. One who did, Mohamad Jamal Khweis of Alexandria, Va., was grabbed in western Iraq by Kurdish guerillas in March 2016 and later turned over to USA authorities.

by | September 15, 2017 | 00:40

That may help win Republican votes, but one pill that will be tough for conservatives to swallow is the bill preserves most Obamacare taxes, though it does repeal the tax on medical devices. Dr. Jack Ende, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP), said the proposal fails to meet ACP criteria to ensure that patient health is improved - not harmed - by changes to current law.

by | September 15, 2017 | 00:37

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour with gusts up to 85 miles per hour. Hurricane Jose was located 435 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas early Thursday morning. As Tropical Storm Jose moves northwestward, north of the Bahamas, two disturbances are drifting westward in the eastern Atlantic. Jose, which recently completed an odd clockwise loop, is forecast to move closer to the United States over the next five days before turning north.

by | September 14, 2017 | 00:52

The figures further complicate GOP efforts to repeal ObamaCare, which have slowed in recent months. Despite the drop, Texas still reported the highest uninsured rate of all 50 states - and nearly double the national uninsured rate of 8.8 percent.

by | September 14, 2017 | 00:54

Representatives from pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit were not immediately available for comment. The airline filed for insolvency in August after its main shareholder, Gulf carrier Etihad , withdrew financial support. The allowance may reportedly keep the carrier afloat until mid-November with its German jobs put at risk. One source has told Reuters that Lufthansa is interested in as many as 90 of Air Berlin's planes.

by | September 13, 2017 | 00:31

The active-shooter alert at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon forced authorities to issue evacuation and shelter-in-place orders Tuesday afternoon. Although law enforcement officials have not confirmed whether the auto was connected to the incident, Rhode Island State Police confirmed to WJAR the SUV belongs to the suspect after authorities contacted them regarding the vehicle's Rhode Island license plates.

by | September 11, 2017 | 00:33

A rare and powerful 8.4-magnitude natural disaster struck southern Mexico late Thursday, killing at least two people as seismologists warned of a tsunami of more than three meters (10 feet). Buildings were immediately shaken by this natural disaster. Two children were reported dead by The Associated Press in Tabasco, the state just north of Chiapas .

by | September 11, 2017 | 00:31

Shaikh Sabah - who is accompanied by a high-calibre official and business delegation - and President Trump will meet at the White House on Thursday. "I was telling the emir before that if I can help between UAE and Saudi Arabia ... "We support his efforts to help bring about a settlement", Tillerson said of the Kuwaiti leader. He initially appeared to side with Saudi Arabia. Coming to a peace agreement in the Middle East is the most hard deal in the world to make, President Donald Trump ...

by | September 07, 2017 | 01:54

India has protested to China over the Dollars 50 billion CPEC as it traverses through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). "These organisations are all sanctioned by the UN Security Council and have a significant impact for Afghanistan issue", foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.

by | September 07, 2017 | 01:51

She demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should look into the matter and provide answers for the attacks. The guilty should be brought to book. "The intolerance unleashed on one pretext or the other appears to find tacit encouragement from the Union and State governments through its silence, thereby emboldening criminals to brazenly celebrate such crimes", it said in a statement.

by | September 07, 2017 | 01:48

The bank's rate has returned to where it was at the start of 2015, when the central bank started slashing rates to stimulate a Canadian economy that had been waylaid by the oil price crash. On Bay Street, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index slipped 5.82 points to 15,084.33, after 90 minutes of trading, but it had been positive before the bank's 10 a.m.