Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

US, Russia diplomats to meet despite tensions: source

Senior U.S. and Russian envoys are to meet next week in Scandinavia in a bid to calm escalating diplomatic tensions that have sparked a return to Cold War-era animosity, U.S. officials said Friday. Continue reading

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US calls Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions

The United States has called for a vote Monday on a U.N. resolution that would impose the toughest-ever sanctions on North Korea and could lead to a showdown with the country’s biggest trading partner China and its neighbor Russia. Continue reading

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Comcast, U-Haul, Airbnb offering free services to storm-battered Floridians

Floridians disheartened and frustrated by the approach of Hurricane Irma – and the prospect of flooding, property damage and other problems – can at least take solace in the fact that some businesses are offering help. Continue reading

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After raking Caribbean, Irma gains strength, targets Florida

After battering Cuba on Friday and leaving more than 20 dead across the Caribbean, newly strengthened Irma is taking aim at south Florida with 160 mph (257 kph) winds as another hurricane follows close behind. Continue reading

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North Korea could face strictest sanctions ever in UN vote Monday

The United States aims to impose the strictest sanctions ever on North Korea, with a vote on a U.N. resolution set to take place Monday amid mounting tensions between the two countries. Continue reading

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Worst Florida damage from Irma in could be from storm surge

The biggest danger to life and property from Hurricane Irma could come from storm surge that forces sea water inland, toppling houses, isolating residents who don’t evacuate and making drowning an imminent threat, the National Hurricane Center is warning. Continue reading

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No strangers to displacement, Vietnamese recover from Harvey

Among the tens of thousands of people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey are people who fled Vietnam after the war. Continue reading

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Man to face murder charges in 4 Massachusetts slayings

Authorities say four people were found dead at a Massachusetts home and a suspect is in custody. Continue reading

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PATH OF A MONSTER: Hurricane Irma back to Category 5 as it nears Florida

PATH OF A MONSTER: Hurricane Irma back to Category 5 as it nears Florida

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HIDING BEHIND IRMA Hurricanes Jose, Katia promise more havoc

HIDING BEHIND IRMA Hurricanes Jose, Katia promise more havoc

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New Zealand to rebuild quake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral

More than six years after a deadly earthquake struck Christchurch and the city’s iconic cathedral, the Anglican Church in New Zealand has made a decision to rebuild the landmark. Continue reading

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Central Floridians brace for Hurricane Irma

As thousands of people evacuate from South Florida some are seeking refuge inland. Continue reading

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After Hurricane Irma, Caribbean islands brace for Hurricane Jose

Already devastated by Hurricane Irma, Caribbean islands are now bracing for the back end of a deadly double-whammy, as powerful Hurricane Jose prepares to make landfall. Continue reading

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Qatari, Saudi leaders have a phone call, start new dispute

Leaders in Qatar and Saudi Arabia have had their first high-level contact since a diplomatic crisis engulfing Doha began three months ago, but the terms of what was discussed are now in dispute. Continue reading

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Judge blocks Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension – STARNES: Another spoiled NFL player makes fans furious after he disrespects USA

Judge blocks Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension – STARNES: Another spoiled NFL player makes fans furious after he disrespects USA

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JOHN FUND If Dem fraud helped swing NH, the effect is huge

JOHN FUND If Dem fraud helped swing NH, the effect is huge

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MISSILE CRISIS Reaction to North Korea launch would be swift

MISSILE CRISIS Reaction to North Korea launch would be swift

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Reporter’s Notebook: South Florida empty, eerie as stray holdouts await Irma

This city of sand and skyscrapers is rapidly emptying out as Hurricane Irma chugs toward it, but an eerie calm and a nervous curiosity abides in the stubborn and stranded folks who remain. Continue reading

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Nauseating trash heaps in India spark citizen cleanup drives

Lawyer Afroz Shah moved to Mumbai with a dream of looking out at the wild, blue Arabian Sea. Continue reading

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4 men plead guilty in fraud scheme using India phone centers

Four men have pleaded guilty in Houston to participating in a fraud and money laundering scheme that used a network of call centers in India. Continue reading

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