• Florida sheriff offers suspects shelter from Irma
Florida sheriff offers suspects shelter from Irma

A Florida sheriff on Wednesday issued a warning to sexual offenders and those with warrants for their arrests that they are not allowed in hurricane shelters in his jurisdiction. The Category 5 storm with near record-breaking wind speeds in excess of 180 miles per hour is expected to hit Florida this weekend, but its precise track is still being ...

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  • Trump ignores Republicans on Democrats' debt limit and Harvey funds plan
Trump ignores Republicans on Democrats' debt limit and Harvey funds plan

Just hours before, House Speaker Paul Ryan called a three-month debt limit extension proposed by Democrats "ridiculous" and "unworkable". The proposal attaches the disaster aid to a government funding bill that would raise the USA debt limit and keep the government running through 15 December, setting up a fiscal showdown at the end of the year...

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  • Bell Pottinger Eyes New Management And Sale In Fight For Survival
Bell Pottinger Eyes New Management And Sale In Fight For Survival

The DA alleged that Bell Pottinger had "exploited racial divisions on behalf of the Gupta family ". Bell Pottinger investor Chime, co-owned by U.S. Bell Pottinger's second largest shareholder Chime - co-owned by a USA investment firm Providence Equity Partners and Sir Martin Sorrell's WPP Group - and is also reported to have walked away from the...

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  • McConnell ponders combining Harvey, debt ceiling, government funding
McConnell ponders combining Harvey, debt ceiling, government funding

Years ago, Cruz and Cornyn - along with 23 Texas House members - voted against Sandy aid relief , citing special projects also funded in the bill . He said Tuesday that he told House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy "almost every Democrat, if not every Democrat, would support it and I expect it to pass with overwhelming bipartisan support".

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  • Mamata Banerjee participates in candlelight vigil to condemn Lankesh's murder
Mamata Banerjee participates in candlelight vigil to condemn Lankesh's murder

Gauri Lankesh lives on in our hearts. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee participates in a protest rally organised by journalists to condemn the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, in Kolkata on Wednesday. Chennai journalists gathered at the Press Club to condemn the murder. Siddaramaiah on Wednesday also announced a SIT probe...

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  • Harvey continues to impact gas prices in the Carolinas
Harvey continues to impact gas prices in the Carolinas

The national average has increased 29.8 cents per gallon during the last month and is 44.5 cents higher than this day a year ago. Motorists generally see an increase in gas prices over Labor Day weekend as more families hit the road for one last trip, but auto experts say this week's jump is a result of refinery closures stemming from Hurrican...

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  • Thomas gets 5th win of year
Thomas gets 5th win of year

Three-time Major victor Spieth's incredible career has overshadowed his childhood friend's own great achievements, but winning the US PGA last month was huge for Thomas and showed that he is capable of beating the very best. The Dell Technologies Championship was Justin Thomas' to lose on Sunday evening. Next tournament: BMW Championship on S...

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  • Indian journalist shot, killed by unknown assailants
Indian journalist shot, killed by unknown assailants

Lankesh's body was found on the verandah of her house, the official said. Last year, she was convicted in a defamation case filed by MP Prahlad Joshi, who had objected to a report against BJP leaders. She had been under attack from people with ideological differences . The watchman of the apartments opposite to the journalist's house told t...

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  • Trump holds the fate of 800000 young immigrants in his hands
Trump holds the fate of 800000 young immigrants in his hands

Trump's decision to eliminate DACA adds to a slew of anti-immigrant policies his administration has embraced, from the expanded border wall to stepped up ICE raids to the Muslim travel ban. Harvard said it does not consider immigration status as part of its admissions and financial aid process. He assured that they will not stand by as 42,000 New...

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  • Fire being held at bay near Cascade Locks, Oregon
Fire being held at bay near Cascade Locks, Oregon

Officials said it was human-caused and apparently started by misuse of fireworks. This fire behavior is expected along most of the southern flank of the fire. Many people in OR and Washington are posting to a hashtag ( #EagleCreekFire ) to update people about what is taking place in the #Columbia River Gorge .

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  • 'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Caribbean Island
'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Caribbean Island

North and east portions of Puerto Rico , which Gov. Ricardo Rossello called most flood prone, were ordered evacuated as well. The NHC did not issue any coastal watches or warnings for Jose , which is now located some 1,505 miles (2,420 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles.

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  • Alabama ranked No. 1 in Coaches and AP Top 25 Poll
Alabama ranked No. 1 in Coaches and AP Top 25 Poll

As the college football world resets going into Week 2, the AP poll has updated its second rankings following the events of Week 1. Virginia Tech 19. Tennessee stayed put in the AP but are up three spots in the Coaches Poll . The biggest movers of the week were the Seminoles, who dropped six spots to No.

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  • Brilliant debut ends with Georgia Tech's TaQuon Marshall on his back
Brilliant debut ends with Georgia Tech's TaQuon Marshall on his back

Upon Alexander's retirement in 1945, Dodd took aver and set the record for career wins at Georgia Tech (165-64-8) that include a 31-game unbeaten streak from 1951-53, won two SEC championship (1951, 1952) and the 1952 national championship.

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  • North Korea should learn from fall of Saddam Hussein, Putin says
North Korea should learn from fall of Saddam Hussein, Putin says

North Korean officials are also expected to participate in the two-day conference, which will be held in the wake of Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test on Sunday, its most powerful to date. According to latest available data from the U.N., Russian Federation exported approximately 36,000 tonnes of oil products in 2015 to North Korea, compared to Chi...

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  • India, China agree to move ahead in the right direction
India, China agree to move ahead in the right direction

So, this was no backward-looking conversation, this was forward- looking conversation". The face-off ended last week in what India said was an agreement between the two sides to an "expeditious" disengagement of troops. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping today. China on its part said that healt...

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  • Froome falls twice as lead cut at Spanish Vuelta
Froome falls twice as lead cut at Spanish Vuelta

However, Froome is bearing down on a historic feat as only the third rider to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year, with just one week to go till the finale in Madrid. Chris Froome (Sky) extended his overall lead in the race by another six seconds by distancing his closest rival, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) on the final climb.

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  • North Korea Says It Successfully Tested A Missile-Ready Nuclear Bomb
North Korea Says It Successfully Tested A Missile-Ready Nuclear Bomb

If confirmed, the latest test would mark yet another big step forward in North Korean attempts to obtain a nuclear-armed missile. The country claims the explosive power of the bomb can be adjusted and that it can also be detonated at high altitudes.

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  • North Korea close to long-range missile capability, says France
North Korea close to long-range missile capability, says France

North Korea's nuclear and missile program has made huge strides since Kim rose to power following his father's death in late 2011. Spain on August 29 condemned missile tests carried out by North Korea a day earlier and launched a ballistic missile over Japan .

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  • Wounded and 'afraid,' Rohingya seek Bangladesh hospital aid
Wounded and 'afraid,' Rohingya seek Bangladesh hospital aid

Marsudi, who arrived in Myanmar at midnight, will sit with a number of Myanmar's government and military officials, as well as the country's state counsellor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi . She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. Bangladeshi border guards talked of fires all along the border targeting villages of Rohingya M...

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  • France Says North Korea Close to Long-Range Missile Capability
France Says North Korea Close to Long-Range Missile Capability

The communist country also threatened in early August that it would fire on the US -held pacific territory of Guam. Still, it's unclear whether the North will ever act on its threat to fire missiles at the "advanced base of invasion". North Korea launched a ballistic missile over northern Japan early Tuesday, warning afterward that it was a first s...

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  • Kenya's Supreme Court rules presidential election invalid, new polls to be held
Kenya's Supreme Court rules presidential election invalid, new polls to be held

The Jubilee Party has attacked the Supreme Court since it declared the presidential election null and void due to illegalities committed by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in the August 8 polls. Many Kenyan observers have already expressed some concern about how people will react to this ruling because of the violence t...

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  • Kenyans on social media react to ruling annulling polls
Kenyans on social media react to ruling annulling polls

Odinga petitioned the court to nullify the election, claiming that electronic vote-counting machinery had been manipulated. Speaking after the ruling, Mr Odinga described it as "a very historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension the people of Africa".

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  • Kenya president warns judiciary after it nullifies election
Kenya president warns judiciary after it nullifies election

Odinga had claimed the country's election commission's IT system had been hacked to manipulate the election results. (SOUNDBITE) (English) OPPOSITION PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, RAILA ODINGA , SAYING: "We have no faith at all in the electoral commission as now constituted".

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  • Merkel wants to end Turkey EU membership talks
Merkel wants to end Turkey EU membership talks

This comes just weeks after German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told Turkey it would never become a member of the European Union as long as it is governed by the current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Both Merkel and Schulz see no issue with Muslim immigration to Germany, but Merkel said the 2015 refugee crisis has left Germany with a "difficu...

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  • In sole TV debate, Schulz struggles to close gap on Merkel
In sole TV debate, Schulz struggles to close gap on Merkel

Mrs Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term as German leader, said if re-elected, she would convince other European leaders to end negotiations with Turkey to join the bloc. With just three weeks until Germany votes on September 24, the debate was widely seen as Mr Schulz's last chance to lift his flagging campaign. Social Democrat Martin Schulz , ...

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  • Officer suspended for handcuffing nurse in blood row
Officer suspended for handcuffing nurse in blood row

When Payne was handcuffing Wubbels she was screaming and asking for help, she says, "Help! Stop. I've done nothing wrong", Wubbels said as she was pressed up against a wall. A USA nurse says she was scared to death and trying to find anything to hold on to when a police officer dragged her from a Utah hospital and handcuffed her for refusing ...

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  • Thousands evacuated as Germany tackles huge WWII bombs
Thousands evacuated as Germany tackles huge WWII bombs

On Saturday, 21,000 people were also evacuated in Koblenz , and earlier this week the deactivation of another device in Berlin forced the closure of Tegel airport for several hours. Dozens of bomb-disposal technicians and hundreds of civilians died from uncontrolled explosions in the decades following the war. The evacuation is the biggest s...

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  • New Orleans animal shelters clearing space for Hurricane Harvey rescues
New Orleans animal shelters clearing space for Hurricane Harvey rescues

North Shore Animal League America - This no-kill rescue organization and champion of spay/neuter is deploying the Emergency Rescue Team to help the Houston Humane Society , which is working to protect the hundreds of animals at the shelter while many employees and volunteers were themselves impacted by the storm.

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  • Are Analysts Bullish Workspace Group plc (LON:WKP) After Last Week?
Are Analysts Bullish Workspace Group plc (LON:WKP) After Last Week?

The stock of Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE:GEL) earned "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, September 25. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a GBX 549 ($7.10) target price on shares of Redrow plc in a report on Friday. The stock of Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE:GEL) earned "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, Februa...

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  • Where will Hurricane Irma go? Nobody knows
Where will Hurricane Irma go? Nobody knows

Irma is moving toward the west-southwest near 15 miles per hour, and this course at a slightly slower forward speed is expected through tonight. They also say it's far too soon to attempt to speculate if Irma poses any threat to the USA since her path and expansiveness depend on numerous factors such as the timing, depth and location of a southwa...

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