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World Media Some Trump lawyers thought Kushner should step down
Author: 0 Some Trump lawyers thought Kushner should step down

The concerns were serious enough for aides of Trump's legal team to draft a statement in anticipation of having to explain why the president's son-in-law was leaving the White House. Kushner did not resign, however, and remains at the White House. For more on the considerations about Kushner, see the full Wall Street Journal report .

World Media Irma weakens to Tropical Depression
Author: 0 Irma weakens to Tropical Depression

Tropical Storm Irma has pushed through the area leaving us with much cooler temperatures, windy conditions, and overcast skies. Authorities say a Florida man appears to have been electrocuted by a downed power line following Irma. Irma continues to batter the coast of Florida. Chase said projected rainfall for DeKalb County is around three inches or more . A tropical storm warning is issued when a tropical cyclone containing winds of 39 to 73 MPH or higher associated with a tropical ...

World Media Here's when Hurricane Irma will hit Tampa, St. Petersburg
Author: 0 Here's when Hurricane Irma will hit Tampa, St. Petersburg

Florida Power and Light (FPL) estimates that 3.4 million Floridians could be without power during Hurricane Irma , which is now making its way toward the western portion of Florida . But that doesn't mean Floridians should try to go back home. "My administration is monitoring the situation around the clock, and we're in constant communications with all of the governors, with the state and local officials", Trump said in a video of the meeting released by the White House.

World Media 'Cut off oil to North': South Korea in plea to Russian Federation
Author: 0 'Cut off oil to North': South Korea in plea to Russian Federation

China's position is clear, consistent and resolute, he said. The White House said Mr Trump and Mr Turnbull also "confirmed that their two countries will intensify joint efforts to denuclearise North Korea ". "We will respond to the barbaric plotting around sanctions and pressure by the United States with powerful counter measures of our own", North Korea said in a statement by its delegation to an economic forum in Vladivostok, in Russia's Far East.

World Media Hurricane Irma wrecks Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island home
Author: 0 Hurricane Irma wrecks Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island home

Necker is among the 50 British Virgin Islands (BVI). Branson had an awesome menagerie of exotic animals on the property and we're told a number of them didn't make it through the hurricane. "But the whole British Virgin Islands community is rallying round", he said. The Virgin founder said he had experienced three hurricanes over 30 years on the island, and planned to wait out Irma since his home was reinforced to withstand high winds.

World Media N. Korea's 'global threat' requires global response: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief
Author: 0 N. Korea's 'global threat' requires global response: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief

Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in an interview published on September 10 that the dispute over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic-missile programs is the world's worst crisis "in years". Earlier in August, amid spiraling tensions, Pyongyang said that it was working on a plan to launch a medium-range ballistic missile at the United States base in Guam.

World Media GOP Miami mayor calls on Trump to talk climate change
Author: 0 GOP Miami mayor calls on Trump to talk climate change

He provided updated information on the federal government's efforts to respond to destruction caused by Hurricane Irma . Politicians from the island nations that are most vulnerable say they are going to press for top fossil fuel consumers to help them fix damage attributable to climate change, marking a sharp divide between rich and poor nations.

World Media Gov McMaster speaks with Trump, gives latest update on Irma
Author: 0 Gov McMaster speaks with Trump, gives latest update on Irma

Officials say the deaths of two people in Georgia are being blamed on Tropical Storm Irma. At that time, the Battery was pounded by storm surges, which broke over the sea wall in the harbor. S.C. Electric and Gas issued an update at 11:30 a.m. Monday. OPCON 4 is the next highest response level above normal, day-to-day activities, and emergency managers make initial preparations for the possibility of any hazardous situations.

World Media Hurricane Irma Threatens Over 10Mln Children in Caribbean Islands
Author: 0 Hurricane Irma Threatens Over 10Mln Children in Caribbean Islands

Hurricane-force winds of 125 miles per hour (over 200 kp/h) whipped roofs clean off buildings, ripped trees from the ground and forced evacuations along the coast. "We put the music on to bring stress levels down and so the clients feel better", said Juan Carlos Varcas, 30, a Cuban salsa teacher at the hotel. Elsewhere in the Caribbean, there were reported shortages of food, water and medicine - alongside claims of looting and unrest, in particular on the Franco-Dutch island of St Martin - ...

World Media No other state gets hit by hurricanes as often as Florida
Author: 0 No other state gets hit by hurricanes as often as Florida

Still, he said, it will take days for many people to be restored and, in some cases where the damage was extensive, weeks. Irma caused one of the largest USA evacuations ever, with almost 7 million people in the Southeast warned to evacuate, including 6.4 million in Florida alone.

World Media Juvenile great white shark washes up at Manly Beach
Author: 0 Juvenile great white shark washes up at Manly Beach

A public swimming pool in Sydney temporarily resembled a Bond villain lair on Monday when a beached great white was released into its waters. Speaking with news.com.au , Rob Townsend, life sciences manager at Manly Sealife Sanctuary, said the pool acted as a "good place" to leave the injured animal while a game-plan was established.

World Media Uncontacted Brazil Tribe Massacred by Gold Miners
Author: 0 Uncontacted Brazil Tribe Massacred by Gold Miners

Speaking of the miners involved in the incident leading to the investigation, Leila Silvia Burger Sotto-Maior of Fumai said , "It was crude bar talk". However, three of the five bases Funai operates in the Javari valley to ensure that remote tribes are allowed to live in "voluntary isolation" have been closed in recent years as a result of central government cuts, the New York Times reports .

World Media Coast Guard Savannah preparing for Hurricane Irma
Author: 0 Coast Guard Savannah preparing for Hurricane Irma

The Coast Guard says Hurricane Irma is still a threat to the state's coastal regions and could cause large surf, potential coastal flooding and tropical storm level winds starting later Sunday until Tuesday. In addition, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) "has been incredible". What stood out as notable, however, was the one group of people the president singled out for praise : "I'll tell you what, we have great people, and a group that really deserves tremendous credit is ...

World Media Outcry after police take California hot dog vendor's money
Author: 0 Outcry after police take California hot dog vendor's money

The fundraising page's "Story" section explains how an officer with the UC Berkeley Police Department interrupted the transaction and began to write Juan a ticket. Since posting the video, Flores has started a GoFundMe account for the vendor and others like him. Two other campus police officers made arrests in separate and unrelated incidents during Saturday's game, Sanchez said.

Author: 0 More than 1 million lose power as Irma hits

Most outages were in Florida Power & Light's service area in the southern and eastern parts of the state. 'Many of the linemen are coming from across the country including from as far away as California. A Verizon spokesperson said Monday that recovery efforts are underway in Tampa and Orlando south to Miami. Power restoration will begin as soon as crews are able to work after the storm.

World Media United Nations set for vote after U.S. softens North Korea sanctions
Author: 0 United Nations set for vote after U.S. softens North Korea sanctions

The original USA draft would have ordered all countries to impose an asset freeze and travel ban on Kim Jong Un and four other top party and government officials. "We have been clear in close consultation with the Americans that oil has to be included as an element of sanctions", South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-Wha told reporters.

World Media Incredible New Video Shows Irma Flooding Downtown Charleston
Author: 0 Incredible New Video Shows Irma Flooding Downtown Charleston

A weakened Irma spread misery around the Southeast on Monday, triggering coastal flooding in parts of Georgia and SC while dumping heavy rains around the region. Forecasters have warned the water could run up to 6 feet above normal. High tide in Charleston was at 12:23 p.m., but it was making its way into the streets by 10 a.m., bubbling up drainage pipes and breaking in waves over sea walls.

World Media Troy Gentry will be remembered in Grand Ole Opry celebration
Author: 0 Troy Gentry will be remembered in Grand Ole Opry celebration

That will be followed by a private family internment. "Lonely and Gone" was a tune from the duo's debut album, Tattoos & Scars, in 1999. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Patricia Gentry, and his brother, Keith Gentry. The TJ Martell Foundation was one of numerous charitable foundations Gentry supported. He was an active supporter of breast cancer awareness and research.

World Media Turkish President Ready to Help Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya Refugees
Author: 0 Turkish President Ready to Help Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya Refugees

Elsewhere in Myanmar, communal tension appeared to be rising after more than two weeks of violence in Rakhine state. In response to that attack, the United Nations says Myanmar's military has struck back "without regard for basic principles of global law" targeting civilians, not just militants.

World Media John Oliver on the Implications of Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio
Author: 0 John Oliver on the Implications of Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio

Oliver said. "What am I filling myself with?" "Any time Trump says he's going to make people happy, or that you're going to be happy in the future, that means he has got nothing and is trying to end the conversation", Oliver said. Arpaio, defeated previous year in the same election that sent Trump to the White House, is now talking about getting back into politics. Later Oliver skewered Ivanka Trump over reports earier in the week that she visibly annoying McConnell and Ryan by walking ...

World Media Gov. Rick Scott: 'The Most Important Thing Is to Pray for Us'
Author: 0 Gov. Rick Scott: 'The Most Important Thing Is to Pray for Us'

By late Sunday night, Florida officials said there were shelters open in 64 of Florida's 67 counties - 573 shelters across the state, holding 155,000 people, The Washington Post reported. We remain dry for one more day although winds will gradually increase through the day as the pressure gradient continues to tighten, and gusts of 20-25 miles per hour will be possible through the afternoon.

World Media Comparing the Damage of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma
Author: 0 Comparing the Damage of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

The final flights took off just after 5:40 p.m. ET, according to FlightStats , and the airport won't resume commercial flying until Tuesday . United Airlines, for example, waived change fees for flights through September 17 at 10 airports from Georgia to North Carolina , and through September 30 for dozens airports across Florida and the Caribbean .

World Media New Hampshire voter fraud fight takes new turn
Author: 0 New Hampshire voter fraud fight takes new turn

Von Spakovsky, a member of the commission, also submitted a database from the conservative Heritage Foundation claiming to contain almost 1,100 of instances of voter fraud . In response to the findings, key Democrats - such as Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley - discount and reject the new data, insisting that Jasper and the White House are using "selective data and misinformation" to fabricate voter fraud claims.

World Media Passenger auto sales up 12% in August
Author: 0 Passenger auto sales up 12% in August

The GST Council had on Saturday chose to increase cess on mid-sized and large cars and SUVs by up to 2%, 5% and 7%, respectively, but left cess on small cars and hybrids unchanged. Passenger carrier sales declined by 2,969 units in August 2017 in comparison with 4,100 units sold in the same month a year ago. Good monsoons lifted consumer sentiments in rural areas, buoying two-wheeler sales, which grew 14.69% year on year last month.

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