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Florida Lowe's customer gives up last generator to stranger

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That includes Pam Brekke, of Sanford, who drove 30 miles to a Lowe's when she heard the store was getting a shipment of 216 generators. So she hopped in her auto on Thursday, made the journey from her home in Sanford, and got in line. Brekke and Santiago embraced as a reporter caught the exchange on camera and posted it to Facebook. They hugged, and Brekke explained her father's health, thanking him for his small act of kindness during such a trying time. Read More »

U.S. offers to mediate in crisis between Qatar, its Arab neighbors

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President Trump put pressure on the leader of Qatar in a phone call Thursday to cut off funding sources for terrorism, an issue at the heart of a diplomatic boycott on the small oil-rich Persian Gulf nation by its Arab neighbors. Sabah said he was confident that "a great part of them will be resolved" but said not all of the demands "are acceptable". They stressed the need for all countries to abide by the commitments they made at the Riyadh Summit aimed at defeating terrorism, financing ... Read More »

Trump and the Democrats: How day-time drama enraged GOP viewers

The Senate passed the budget deal on Wednesday and the House is scheduled to vote on the package on Friday. The unconventional presidency of Donald Trump took another odd twist Wednesday, when Mr. Trump administration officials said the budget deal helped clear the legislative calendar to push through other top legislative priorities, including tax reform. Read More »

Tips to Handle the Equifax Data Breach

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Equifax said company officials were not aware that it had happened at the time . "Whether you should do the monitoring or try to monitor it on your own for a bit, it's really up to you". Equifax's competitor, Experian , is saying it will give you free credit monitoring for a year, if you sign up with Experian . So, now what?!?! You can get a credit freeze-so no one can open up credit in your name for 90 days.You need to do this with one of the three credit monitoring companies. Read More »

North Korea: EU mulling sanctions, South Korea, Japan coordinating more sanctions

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Leaving St. John's Church in downtown Washington, D.C., over the weekend, President Trump told reporters "we'll see" when asked if he would attack North Korea after Pyongyang's latest launch and he repeated that on Wednesday . "The worldwide community must unite in applying the greatest possible pressure on North Korea", he said just four days after Pyongyang staged its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, which it described as a "perfect success". Read More »

Pope embraces Colombian victims, ex-fighters in peace bid

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The pope broke with protocol, however, to embrace several disabled people, including soldiers and police officers injured in the line of duty, one of whom presented him with a small gift, along with children with Down Syndrome. John Paul II in 1986. "All of us know that peace calls for a distinct kind of moral courage", Francis said, according to a transcript of his speech provided by Vatican Radio. Read More »

BRICS leaders condemn terrorism in all forms

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To bolster this emphasis on continued support Foreign Minister, Khawaja Asif, will also be visiting Beijing soon. "I am confident that with the consorted efforts from Pakistan and Afghanistan and with the active support from China and relations between the two countries and cooperation among the three countries will embrace a brighter future", Wang said. Read More »

Catalan MPs may be charged over vote

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The constitution states Spain is indivisible. Spain's 2008-2013 financial crisis and resulting harsh austerity measures generated more support for secession, with many Catalans feeling they could do better on their own. "Patriotic unities that go beyond the rights of citizens don't have a place in today's Europe", Mr Puigdemont said, adding that Catalonia belongs to "the world that looks forward" by holding the referendum. Read More »

Hurricane Irma is forcing Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate to evacuate

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On Friday, shutters could be seen covering some of the mansion's windows. With Hurricane Irma on course to impact Florida by the weekend, the storm is projected to hit close to home for President Donald Trump , literally. He conceded to pocketing some of the money. The storm, which is now the size of France, has triggered a state of emergency in Florida. Yet Trump's butler told the AP the damage amounted to some lost roof tiles and some flattened trees. Read More »

North Korea keeps tensions high, especially for homeowners near its border

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The leaders of South Korea and Japan are holding talks with Putin in Vladivostok on the sidelines of a conference on economic development of Russia's Far East. But Putin claimed Russian Federation exports only around 40,000 tons of crude oil to North Korea annually and rejected sided with China in refusing to cut crude oil supplies to paralyze North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs. Read More »

Colonial Pipeline resumes operations in Texas after Hurrican Harvey

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On Tuesday, Watt announced that they have reached that goal. Now, she faces the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey as she has since moved to the Houston area. He also said the state could need more than $125 billion in federal aid. Those who wish to help are heavily encouraged to donate anything they can, from personal care/hygiene products to clothing and shoes. Read More »

Delta jet bound for NY flies through Hurricane Irma

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This footage shows the storm's winds lashing palm trees by the Hyatt Place Hotel in San Juan, near Puerto Rico's Convention Center. Maria Isabel Alfonso hunkered down Wednesday with her husband and 22-year-old daughter in their second-floor condo in the town of Toa Alta near Bayamon on the island's northern coast, where the storm is supposed to hit the hardest. Read More »

NATO urges tougher implementation of sanctions after North Korea missile test

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That partly explains the recent emphasis by Trump, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and others on the overwhelming strength of USA military capabilities. "If we do use it on North Korea, it's going to be a very sad day for North Korea". Countries would be authorized to "use all necessary means" to seize and inspect North Korean cargo vessels on the United Nations sanctions list, according to the 13-page draft resolution. Read More »

380k sign pro-Rohingya petition to strip Suu Kyi of Nobel prize

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The United Nations yesterday said that almost 164,000 Rohingya have escaped to Bangladesh over the past two weeks in the wake of a massive security sweep and alleged atrocities by security forces and Buddhist mobs against them. "I hope she can now use all her remarkable qualities to unite her country, to stop the violence and to end the prejudice that afflicts both Muslims and other communities in Rakhine". Read More »

Florida nuclear plants to shut ahead of Hurricane Irma

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Lucy 12 hours later, according to the trajectory of the hurricane. Farther south, Fort Pierce Utility Authority officials declined to predict how many of their 28,000 electric customers will lose power, but they're putting crews and equipment in place now, said spokeswoman Jann Widmayer. Read More »

Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 2 storm in Gulf of Mexico

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Hurricane Katia is about 120 miles south-southeast of Tampico, Mexico , and about 115 miles north of Veracruz , Mexico , the National Hurricane Center . RAIN: Katia is expected to drop 10 to 15 inches of rain over northern Veracruz , eastern Hidalgo and Puebla . Forecasters said this rainfall will likely cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas. Read More »

Nevada Task Force 1 heading east for Hurricane Irma response

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Pennsylvania's Task Force One is among 28 federal teams around the country that deploy at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's request to assist during natural disasters. The task force will be responsible for search and rescue efforts. "Memphis Fire's Hydratrek, which is a mechanical vehicle that's amphibious-it can go on land or water to reach some of the harder areas", Harvill said. Read More »

Invest In Greece, You Won't Regret It, Says Greek PM

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Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos escorts his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron as they inspect a guard of honour during a welcome ceremony in Athens September 7, 2017 . "We were, we are and we will be here", he said, underlining that this bond will continue to be strong. However, Macron can not detail any plans for eurozone or European Union reform until after this month's election in Germany , when it will become clearer to what extent a new government in Berlin would be ... Read More »

Aftershocks feared as dozens killed by powerful earthquake in Mexico

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The quake caused buildings to sway violently in Mexico's capital more than 650 miles away, and people still wearing nightclothes fled into the streets, gathering in frightened groups. Civil Defense officials wrote on Twitter that their personnel were patrolling the streets in Chiapas aiding residents and looking for damage. No threat was posed to Hawaii and the western and South Pacific. Read More »