• Hurricane Maria Weakens as It Moves North
Hurricane Maria Weakens as It Moves North

UPDATE: Hurricane Maria's winds have weakened to 115 miles per hour as it continues moving north northeast at 8 miles per hour. On the current forecast track, Maria will stay offshore but make its closest approach to the Outer Banks on Wednesday as a Category 1 Storm.

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  • Suspicious Earthquake Hits Near North Korea's Nuclear Test Site
Suspicious Earthquake Hits Near North Korea's Nuclear Test Site

Stanford News Service interviewed two Stanford experts about the escalating situation between the two countries and what options leaders have on the table when it comes to North Korea. Wang made the remarks at the General Debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in NY. In a statement posted on its...

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  • Iraqi Kurdish referendum: United Nations warns of 'destabilising impact'
Iraqi Kurdish referendum: United Nations warns of 'destabilising impact'

A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government held talks with the Iraqi ruling Shi'ite coalition in Baghdad on Saturday, two days before a planned referendum on secession from Iraq . In a separate development Friday, a spokesman for Iraq's mostly Shiite paramilitary troops known as Popular Mobilization Forces said they have joined the battle...

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  • New Zealand's ruling Nationals win most votes, NZ First Party kingmaker
New Zealand's ruling Nationals win most votes, NZ First Party kingmaker

In Christchurch Central, Labour's Duncan Webb beat sitting National MP and Cabinet minister Nicky Wagner, who had won the seat in the last two elections. "Suddenly an alternative Labour-led government (was really) looking viable", Grant Duncan, an expert on New Zealand politics at Massey University, told CNN earlier this month.

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  • Trump jokes about 'deplorables' comment during remarks about N. Korea in NY
Trump jokes about 'deplorables' comment during remarks about N. Korea in NY

Asked for clarification on Thursday on what circumstances might qualify for the "totally destroy" threat, Mr Trump's national security adviser, HR McMaster, told NBC that would be if North Korea attacked the United States or its allies.

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  • Oil prices fall as USA crude stocks pile up
Oil prices fall as USA crude stocks pile up

Oil prices rose on Wednesday after Iraq´s oil minister said Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other crude producers were considering extending or even deepening a supply cut to curb a global glut, while a report showed a smaller-than-expected increase in us inventories.

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  • China must deploy North Korean sanctions now
China must deploy North Korean sanctions now

On Monday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed the North Korea issue with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in NY, where world leaders and top diplomats have gathered to attend the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, center, presides over an interagency meeting for humanitarian ai...

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  • Netanyahu-Sisi Meeting Highlights Warming Ties Between Israel and Arab World
Netanyahu-Sisi Meeting Highlights Warming Ties Between Israel and Arab World

A statement by Netanyahu's office following the meeting said the two leaders held a "comprehensive discussion about the problems of the region". Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the Palestinians to overcome their differences and be ready to co-exist with each other and with Israelis in safety and security.

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  • We are ready to cancel the next election-Chief Justice David Maraga
We are ready to cancel the next election-Chief Justice David Maraga

He says the previous two elections were also stolen from him. Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu read the majority judgment said the Supreme Court judges concluded that the IEBC election transmission system was compromised and data interfered with.

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  • Trump revives idea that Pentagon once nixed: Parading military gear in DC
Trump revives idea that Pentagon once nixed: Parading military gear in DC

Trump visited France earlier this year during Bastille Day, a July 14 holiday marking the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789. But we had a lot of planes going over, and we had a lot of military might and it was really a handsome thing to see.

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  • Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica island
Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica island

The storm is moving in a similar direction to hurricane Irma , which left destruction along many islands and Florida. Skerrit said at the time that the devastation caused could set the country back decades. Also in the Atlantic, Hurricane Jose is producing unsafe surf and rip currents along the East Coast of the United States. In this ph...

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  • Rohingyas pose security threat: Govt to apex court
Rohingyas pose security threat: Govt to apex court

The apex court is hearing a plea against the government's decision to deport the refugees to Myanmar . Union Home Ministry filed the 15-page affidavit in which it was stated, "As per law, it is completely illegal for Rohingya immigrants to stay in India and has submitted that their continuance in India would have serious national security rami...

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  • Senate Republicans Stepping Up Efforts to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare
Senate Republicans Stepping Up Efforts to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare

Senate that are working to pass a Medicare for all piece of legislation that would give healthcare insurance, healthcare coverage or at least healthcare coverage access to everybody in this country. Bill Cassidy (R., La.) and would replace Obamacare's top-down federal structure and replace it with block grants to states. In addition, the Grah...

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  • Ryanair CEO takes rap for costly cancellations 'cock up'
Ryanair CEO takes rap for costly cancellations 'cock up'

He said the cancellations have been allocated, where possible, to its bigger base airports, and routes with multiple daily frequencies so the airline can offer the maximum number of alternate flights and routes in order to minimise inconvenience to passengers.

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  • Trump retweets GIF of him hitting Clinton with golf ball
Trump retweets GIF of him hitting Clinton with golf ball

In other messages Trump retweeted a Bloomberg story reporting he may be worth as much as $2 billion to Twitter, and boasted of America's growing military and economic might. "It doesn't help, I think, in terms of his stature". White House spokeswomen did not respond to a request for comment. "Retweeting this kind of misogynistic video might be ...

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  • Trump says London train attackers known to police
Trump says London train attackers known to police

The president said he planned to call British Prime Minister Theresa May "right now". Stephanopoulos asked May if a travel ban is something she would reconsider in light of Friday's terror attack. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on October 10 on the legality of the bans on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees...

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  • Kurdistan parliament approves independence referendum for September 25
Kurdistan parliament approves independence referendum for September 25

Even the United States , which initially endorsed the referendum, has warned against dire consequences of the KRG's unilateral declaration of independence. Kurds across the Kurdistan Region and overseas gathered in a show of solidarity for the historic independence vote. Masoud Barzani, the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) president, said Thurs...

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  • Cassini gets the Hollywood finale it deserved
Cassini gets the Hollywood finale it deserved

During the webcast, one team member in JPL's mission control room could be heard saying " Cassini is still there!" Cassini sent a final burst of radio signals to Earth, a final dispatch of science, from millions of miles away before going silent.

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  • Cardinals bring back veteran running back Chris Johnson
Cardinals bring back veteran running back Chris Johnson

Star running back David Johnson dislocated a wrist, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said, and probably will require surgery. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted Tuesday that Cardinals are placing Johnson on the injured reserve list. He was placed on injured reserve on September 2 because of an undisclosed injury, and then released two days later. ...

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  • Kremlin accuses West of
Kremlin accuses West of "whipping up hysteria" over Russian war games

Still, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drills continue to take place on Russia's doorstep, including a large-scale Black Sea exercise in Ukraine in July, which involved British and Turkish military vessels. Grybauskaite believes that there's a "very large" probability that part of Russia's equipment, including troops, will be kept in Belar...

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  • German minister urges Air Berlin pilots to drop walkout
German minister urges Air Berlin pilots to drop walkout

The airline's chief executive, Thomas Winkelmann , accused pilots of "playing with fire", as the cancelled flights would cost the company several million euro, making it less attractive to potential buyers. "That's the only way we can secure as many jobs as possible". "We must return to stable operations". After losing £2m per day in 2016, and...

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  • Family Dies in Volcanic Crater in Italy
Family Dies in Volcanic Crater in Italy

Some witnesses said they were pulled away after the 7-year-old tried to find someone to help his family, the Daily Mail reported . The family lived near Venice and is originally from Turin. . Eyewitness Diego Vitagliano, a worker at the site, said: 'I saw a child run crying, I did not think I was facing the worst tragedy of my life. The boy'...

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  • What's next: Hurricane Jose could hit Eastern US, Canada
What's next: Hurricane Jose could hit Eastern US, Canada

Fortunately, over the weekend, Jose only brushed the islands of the Caribbean that had been slammed by Irma , such as Barbuda, Antigua and the Virgin Islands. As for intensity, the hurricane center is predicting some fluctuations up and down over the next few days. Given the uncertainty of Jose's track, the National Weather Service office in Mou...

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  • Police raid in Cairo kills 10 militants
Police raid in Cairo kills 10 militants

The gunmen later opened fire with assault weapons and commandeered a police pick-up truck truck. Among those killed were two police lieutenants. At least 26 Egyptian soldiers were killed or wounded on July 7, 2017, in attacks on checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula .

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  • Hillary Clinton says she struggled after election loss, but yoga, wine helped
Hillary Clinton says she struggled after election loss, but yoga, wine helped

According to Clinton, Sanders did "lasting damage" to her general election campaign, "paving the way" for some of Trump's most successful attacks against her in the general. " Millions of white people , yeah", Clinton replied. And, you know, my share of Chardonnay. "I felt like I had let everybody down", she said. In his speech, written by his ...

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  • Tower Crane Spins As Irma Outer Bands Hit Miami
Tower Crane Spins As Irma Outer Bands Hit Miami

The images of a crane toppled over a high rise flooded social media as Irma landed on the southern tip of Florida's coast September 10. "The answer - it's a slow process that can take about TWO weeks and there is NOT enough time", they said .

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  • NC Emergency Management teams at work on Irma preps
NC Emergency Management teams at work on Irma preps

The 8 a.m. advisory shows Hurricane Irma hit making landfall in Cuba and Hurricane Jose continuing its coarse in the Atlantic. Initial plans called for opening staging areas across the state, but now only centers in Greensboro and Asheville are planned.

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  • Russia, Japan 'decisively condemn' North Korea missile launch - Putin
Russia, Japan 'decisively condemn' North Korea missile launch - Putin

A THAAD battery normally consists of six launchers, but only two have been operational so far at the site in rural Seongju. Speaking on the sidelines of an economic forum in the Russian port city of Vladivostok, Putin said on September 7 that Pyongyang would not end its nuclear and missile programs because it views them as its only means for self...

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  • EU Top Court Orders Re-examination Of Intel Anti-trust Fine
EU Top Court Orders Re-examination Of Intel Anti-trust Fine

Intel had given the rebates to computer manufacturers, presumably to keep them from using AMD chips. The European Commission in 2009 argued that Intel violated the bloc's antitrust rules because dominant companies' use of rebates are by nature restrictive of competition.

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  • Prankster tying red balloons to sewer grates in Pennsylvania
Prankster tying red balloons to sewer grates in Pennsylvania

In a post on Facebook , the Lititz Borough Police Department say they know the movie is coming to theaters in a couple days and give the prankster creativity for promoting the movie. The new film is set to hit theaters Thursday. "If you're not sure what we're talking about, search "It" and watch the preview, but we suggest watching the preview...

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  • North Dakota to be setting for Trump's 'aggressive' tax reform pitch
North Dakota to be setting for Trump's 'aggressive' tax reform pitch

For example, some corporations - General Electric, Netflix, Xerox - pay no USA income taxes many years. Industry groups welcomed Trump to North Dakota Wednesday. "There's no Democrat that should be out there talking about that and the Ryan ad buy is an example of how we intend to hold Democrats accountable", said Chad Bolt, policy manager at Indi...

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  • Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election
Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election

Facebook admitted to congressional investigators Wednesday that it sold political ads to a Russian firm during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, according to The Washington Post . While the amount of spending on the ads was nominal at best, the fact that it even occurred is likely to reinforce concerns expressed by some Democrats tha...

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  • New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez's Corruption Trial Set To Get Underway
New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez's Corruption Trial Set To Get Underway

A federal judge told a lawyer representing Sen. Prosecutors also say Melgen allowed Menendez to make ten trips to the Dominican Republic on the Florida doctor's private jet, and then stay at the doctor's luxury resort for free. Senate seat if convicted. Along with picking three more jurors needed before opening statements could begin, the morni...

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  • Rafael Nadal into US Open quarterfinals with win over Alexandr Dolgopolov
Rafael Nadal into US Open quarterfinals with win over Alexandr Dolgopolov

Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. "The opponent was not the best today". The one-time world number 15 has struggled with injuries in recent years, and is playing in her first Grand Slam proper since 2015.

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  • Fed Vice Chairman Fischer to Step Down
Fed Vice Chairman Fischer to Step Down

But Trump said he wouldn't announce his nominee for next Fed Chair until the end of this year, as it's still too early to make that decision. I'm personally grateful for his friendship and his service. He has worked as a chief economist at the World Bank and taught economics at MIT. Three spots on the seven-member board were already vacant. T...

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