• Bahamians terrified as Hurricane Irma 'sucks away' miles of ocean
Bahamians terrified as Hurricane Irma 'sucks away' miles of ocean

Life-threatening rapid water rise imminent! Meteorologists are calling it a reverse storm surge where low tides and high winds are pulling the water back. Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm which ripped through the Caribbean Islands on its way to Florida and has killed at least 24 people, left bare beaches along the coastline of the Bahamas.

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  • Sunny, cool weekend as we await the impacts from Irma next week
Sunny, cool weekend as we await the impacts from Irma next week

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs: 71-76. While the tornado risk is still very low, we can't rule out an isolated tornado Tuesday . This means Irma would have direct impact to Florida late Saturday and Sunday . Heavy rain, ferocious wind, and unsafe storm surge will continue to develop farther north in Florida this morning. This would bring cata...

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  • UN Aims to Sanction North Korea with Oil and Asset Freeze
UN Aims to Sanction North Korea with Oil and Asset Freeze

The draft with the proposed penalties has already circulated the council members on Wednesday. The United States has formally requested that the U.N. The United States pushed the UN to consider some of the strictest sanctions aimed at North Korea. "The other possibility.is they want to see the color of China's money".

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  • Kohli fires India to seven-wicket T20 win
Kohli fires India to seven-wicket T20 win

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Monday leapfrogged 27 places to the fourth spot in the ICC rankings for One-Day International (ODI) bowlers after scalping 15 wickets at an average of 11.26 in India's 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka . As Pycroft said India , Kartik might have assumed it's a heads and proceeded to have a talk with Kohli straightaway while t...

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  • JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar

The NIA has arrested seven people in the case of alleged funding of terror and subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley to fuel unrest there. The J&K police and the CRPF have laid siege around these locations to facilitate smooth raids, the official sources said.

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  • Katia now third hurricane in tropics; forms in SW Gulf of Mexico
Katia now third hurricane in tropics; forms in SW Gulf of Mexico

The hurricane is centered about 105 miles east of Tampico, Mexico. At 10 a.m. CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Katia was located near 21.7 degrees north latitude and 95.9 degrees west longitude. The storm is expected to bring a maximum 15 inches of rain to Veracruz. Jose was out over the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,000 miles from the ...

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  • Journalist Gouri Lankesh Murder live updates
Journalist Gouri Lankesh Murder live updates

Asked about the parallels between the murder of rationalist writer M M Kalburgi and the killing of Gauri Lankesh, Siddaramaiah said while the murders of Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalaburgi were committed with crude pistols, the weapon used in the Gauri Lankesh murder was foreign-made.

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  • Arkansas National Guard Deploys to Texas
Arkansas National Guard Deploys to Texas

Cloud, the Minnesota National Guard said. The Guard resources deployed to Houston, according to a release from the Iowa Governor's Office. Duties for these soldiers will include maintaining the more than 90 helicopters being used by the National Guard in recovery operations as well as assisting with supply deliveries and recovery operations.

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  • Kerala will eat beef, no food emergency in India, says KJ Alphons
Kerala will eat beef, no food emergency in India, says KJ Alphons

With this, Kerala got its first berth in the Union Cabinet. Though there were rumours that Suresh Gopi may be considered during the cabinet reshuffle, the Kannanthanam episode has nearly sealed any such chance for other Malayali MPs in the Rajya Sabha .

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  • Liam Fox accuses European Union of trying to 'blackmail' United Kingdom over Brexit deal
Liam Fox accuses European Union of trying to 'blackmail' United Kingdom over Brexit deal

He said there was an assumption when the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998 that both the Republic and the United Kingdom would remain in Europe. At a joint press conference with David Davis , Barnier said there has been "no decisive progress" and that were still "quite far" away from being in a position to begin talks on future trade arra...

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  • NFLPA Files Restraining Order to Block Upholding of Ezekiel Elliott Suspension
NFLPA Files Restraining Order to Block Upholding of Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

That memo, produced by league director of investigations Kia Wright Roberts following her interviews with Thompson, became a significant battleground in Elliott's appeal of a six-game suspension this week in NY. It's those failures of the process that Elliott and the NFLPA attacked during the appeal hearing and plan to exploit if they have to go ...

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  • Police stepping up DWI patrols for Labor Day weekend
Police stepping up DWI patrols for Labor Day weekend

The enforcement period started at 12:01 a.m. on Sept.1 and will run through 11:59 p.m. on Sep. 5. No fatalities have been reported but there were 34 injuries. Sobriety checkpoints and DUI patrols will be in place through the weekend. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving killed more than 10,000 people in 2...

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  • Swing and a miss! Wyoming punter completely misses a kick versus Iowa
Swing and a miss! Wyoming punter completely misses a kick versus Iowa

Allen finished Saturday's game 23 of 40 for 174 yards and two interceptions. Wyoming's defense forced four turnovers. Wyoming , which averaged 436.1 total yards per game in 2016, could only put together 233 against a powerful Iowa defense.

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  • Cambodian leader vows to resist foreign interference amid crackdown
Cambodian leader vows to resist foreign interference amid crackdown

Sokha is facing charges of treason and espionage under article 443 of the country's Criminal Code, a government statement said . Details of the alleged plot have not been made public. CNRP gained strength as the opposition party to the ruling Cambodian People's Party in national elections in July 2013 and in municipal elections in June this year.

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  • Rahm grabs lead but Leishman in touch at Dell Technologies
Rahm grabs lead but Leishman in touch at Dell Technologies

TPC Boston was designed by Arnold Palmer in 2002 and in 2007, Gil Hanse and New England native Brad Faxon, made some fairly substantial changes. The par 4 has been lengthened 49 yards and now plays 510, with the fairway split in two. Outside the top 500 in the Official World Golf Ranking to inside the Top 5 is a massive gap. Like has been so of...

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  • Exxon discloses refinery emissions as storm hits Gulf Coast
Exxon discloses refinery emissions as storm hits Gulf Coast

Motiva Enterprises MOTIV.UL began shutting down its 603,000-bpd Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, the nation's largest, on Tuesday evening because of flooding within the plant, said sources familiar with plant operations. "Any release of carcinogens (like benzene, 1,3-butadiene) adds to the increased cancer risk for those living near these plants", M...

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  • Contracts awarded for USA border wall prototypes
Contracts awarded for USA border wall prototypes

CBP already has $20 million to build the prototypes, but beyond that the border wall is iffy. "This is the first tangible result of the action planning that has gone on", Vitiello said at a news conference. He says the testing will look at many things, including resistance and scaling. The contracts range in price from about $400,000 (£309,0...

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  • Vladimir Putin says pressure on North Korea 'futile'
Vladimir Putin says pressure on North Korea 'futile'

Provocations, pressure and militarist and insulting rhetoric are a dead-end road'. But Putin wrote in an article: 'Russia believes that the policy of putting pressure on Pyongyang to stop its nuclear missile programme is misguided and futile.

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  • US Confirms About 11000 American Troops In Afghanistan
US Confirms About 11000 American Troops In Afghanistan

The release of the new figures followed the implementation of new accounting methods, as even the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis himself was unsure how many troops he had in Afghanistan. On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that the bulk of the additions will be paratroopers from two units, the 82nd Airborne Division and a brigade f...

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  • President Trump calling on Congress to rewrite the nation's tax law
President Trump calling on Congress to rewrite the nation's tax law

Trump said he plans to work with congress on a plan to reform the United States tax code to make it "pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker and pro-American". Trump has vowed to stick to his plan of bringing down corporate tax rate to 15 per cent, from around 35 per cent, mentioning Ireland and other countries in his speech yesterday.

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  • State Department Orders Russia to Shutter San Francisco Consulate
State Department Orders Russia to Shutter San Francisco Consulate

In addition to the San Francisco consulate, the State Department decision affects the residence for the consul-general in the California city as well as two buildings that housed Russia's trade mission to the U.S. The agency is careful to note that while both now have three consulates each, Russian Federation will continue to have more diplomatic...

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  • Controversial Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke resigns
Controversial Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke resigns

Clarke submitted his resignation to the Milwaukee County clerk, noting in his letter that it would be effective as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Watch County Executive Chris Abele's reaction to Sheriff Clarke's resignation below. But as Nick Wing explained at HuffPost , the number of deaths is highly unusual: "Based on an analysis of The Huffington P...

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  • Maryland, Virginia search-and-rescue teams deployed to help in Texas
Maryland, Virginia search-and-rescue teams deployed to help in Texas

Crew members are also sometimes rotated out. Floyd's rescue operations highlighted the need for specially trained and equipped teams that could safely rescue those trapped in flood waters or swift water conditions. "I'm proud that Sedgwick County is able to participate in the response and rescue efforts in Texas", Sedgwick County Manager Mike Schol...

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  • Israeli lawmakers visit Al-Aqsa Mosque compound after two-year ban
Israeli lawmakers visit Al-Aqsa Mosque compound after two-year ban

As the USA attempts to restart peace talks, following the last talks which collapsed in 2014, the Palestinians are pushing for support from the Trump administration for the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel which has been part and parcel of Washington's Mideast policy for the past two decades.

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  • India's
India's "Guru of Bling" gets 20-year jail sentence for rape

The special CBI court at the Panchkula district court on Friday had convicted Ram Rahim on charges of rape under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC and later transported by a plush helicopter (for security reasons) to Sunaria Jail. A multi-layer security cordon manned by police and 23 companies of paramilitary forces was thrown in and around Roht...

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