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Wichita-area crews honor fallen 9/11 firefighters

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Crews climb 110 floors, the height of the former World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City, in full structural firefighting gear. "I felt compelled to do something, so I grabbed my weapon and helmet and went to find a staircase in a building and climbed the equivalent of 110 stories", he said. Read More »

India's First Bullet Train to start by 2023; Sanjeev Sinha named adviser

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The project is slated for completion by 2023 but railway is making all efforts to complete by August 15, 2022. Japan will provide 85 per cent of the total cost of Rs 1,10,000 crore bullet train project in soft loans. "India's transport sector is all set to change and it is indeed a matter of celebration", Goyal said. The distance of 508 km will be covered in two hours and seven minutes by the bullet train if it stops at four stations namely Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Mumbai. Read More »

Social media reacts to Panthers NFL season-opening win over 49ers

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They understand he's a little rusty. This may be the case the first quarter of the season as Cam continues to recover from off season shoulder surgery. Christian McCaffrey had a respectable debut for the Carolina Panthers yesterday. He would finish with 47 yards rushing on 13 touches as well as five receptions for 38 yards. Read More »

Michigan Army National Guard deployed to Florida for Irma aid

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The UH-72 Lakota helicopters and 12 Soldiers from the Lincoln-based Company A, 1-376th Aviation (Security and Support) are equipped and trained to conduct search and rescue operations, air movement missions, and aerial damage assessments. As of 11 a.m. today, that team has already airlifted 172 people to Puerto Rico. This is all possible under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, after Florida requested support from Iowa. Read More »

Is Charleston, South Carolina Evacuating Because of Hurricane Irma?

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Most are in-state residents. The storm, which dumped several inches of rain on Florida early Monday morning, is projected to impact western Georgia and move northwest through Alabama, while leaving SC relatively unharmed. Monday when a tree limb fell on him. The utility company said there are about 44,000 customers in the state without power. Hurricane Irma's more westerly track is also more favorable for North Carolina , but Governor Roy Cooper urged residents to remain alert and ... Read More »

Army repels rebel attack in Somalia, 17 killed

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He admitted he was paid $100 monthly by al-Shabab for four years, officials said. At least two people were killed and 15 injured on Sunday in a suspected suicide bombing at a busy restaurant in central Somalia. Somalia has been at war since 1991, when clan-based warlords overthrew dictator Siad Barre and then turned on each other. Ibrahim said the suicide bomber blew himself up in a popular shop near the Djiboutian military base in Hiraan region. Read More »

Gold miners 'massacred' uncontacted Amazon tribe

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Funai , the indigenous affairs agency, said a complaint was lodged with the prosecutor's office in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, near the Colombian border, after local gold miners bragged in August that they killed members of an unidentified tribe. Read More »

Hurricane Jose churns in the Atlantic. What's ahead?

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Last Thursday, it was Katia in the southern Gulf, Irma edging into the Caribbean from the Atlantic and Jose out in the Atlantic. Jose, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, is now located a few hundred miles to the north of Puerto Rico, steadily moving toward the northwest and away from land at 16 mph. Read More »

Justice Department, ex-Obama lawyers duel over Arpaio pardon

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A recent poll by NBC News found most Americans and a majority of Arizonians oppose the president's pardoning of Arpaio. "Instead, like Sheriff Joe Arpaio, they should absolutely feel free to do their job." he said, cutting to a clip of Arpaio singing "My Way". Read More »

European leaders step up Irma relief effort in Caribbean

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Tropical storm warnings are also in place across several other islands including Barbuda. Also hit hard was Cuba, where central Havana neighborhoods along the coast between the Almendares River and the harbor suffered the brunt of the flooding. Read More »

Irma Downgraded but Troubles Remain

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Officials say they are conducting assessments on Monday, and while they are optimistic flights will resume on Tuesday, no official decision has been announced. If the water hadn't pushed out, Shiveley said, storm surge could have been in the eight or nine-foot range. Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a Category 1 storm Monday after it barreled into Florida on Sunday, crashing through the Florida Keys before making a second landfall near Naples on the Gulf Coast and setting a course for ... Read More »

Landmine injuries as Rohingya wait in no man's land near Bangladesh border

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The rally participants also submitted a memorandum of their demand to the government through Chief District Officer Ramesh KC. Hussain explained the situation of Rohingya Muslims as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". "It's the responsibility of the global community to move, to act, immediately to stop the bloodshed", said Sarsur, who is also a lawmaker from the Joint (Arab) List. Read More »

RI senator to support nationwide health insurance coverage

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The plan, entitled "Medicare for All", would expand the federal health care program Medicare, which now covers disabled Americans and citizens age 65 and older, to all Americans. "Brown and Franken, and has long supported". Last week, progressive darling Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). Read More »

United Kingdom lawmakers to vote on crucial Brexit withdrawal bill

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Meanwhile Labour was forced to clarify... Frank Field and Caroline Flint broke ranks in the House of Commons to say it was wrong to block the process of the European Union withdrawal bill - which aims to convert all existing European Union laws into domestic laws in time for Brexit . Read More »

Hurricane Irma pummels Florida

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And in cities across Southern Florida , a storm surge turned roads into rivers. John Ward, the emergency operations manager of Clay County, said Monday morning that crews had saved 46 people, with an undetermined number still stranded, The Associated Press reported . Read More »

GA: Albany Airport Cancels Flights, Closes to General Aviation

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Orlando International Airport has no scheduled flights on Monday. The airline, which has a major hub at Hartsfield-Jackson and operates about 80 per cent of the flights in Atlanta, said the extremely windy conditions expected to be unleashed by Irma exceed operating limits on some aircraft. Read More »

United Nations appeals for aid as Rohingya refugee exodus from Myanmar nears 300000

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Bangladesh High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali met Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar in New Delhi on Saturday and apprised him of the problems caused due to Rohingya Muslims amid a rising exodus from Myanmar's Rakhine State. Myanmar security forces are accused of using disproportionate force and destroying homes of the Rohingya. Human rights monitors and fleeing Rohingya accuse the army and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes of mounting a campaign of arson aimed at driving out the Rohingya. Read More »

Dogs left tied to trees as owners flee Hurricane Irma

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The state of Florida is evacuating in anticipation of Hurricane Irma , including U.S. US President Donald Trump has called on the US citizens to follow the government's instructions and evacuate from the areas that might be affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma . Read More »

Morikawa, Xiong, Hagestad help USA win back Walker Cup

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Stewart Hagestad, a member at the club, clinched the final point to cement the commanding victory. Colin Monikawa - The American plays collegiate golf at the University of California and has won four major Amateur titles. "I saw a lot of spirit, I saw a lot of tough guys, I saw a lot of guys that reached down and pulled something out and they flipped their matches", Miller said. Read More »

California Sues Trump Administration Over Plan to Repeal DACA Program

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra , the son of immigrants, called the administration's recent decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA , reckless and unconstitutional. "I'm about to graduate in December and I don't know what's going to become of my life". Filed in US District Court in Northern California, the lawsuit names Elaine Duke, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, as the defendant. Read More »

Irma Hits Florida as Military Preps Massive Rescue Effort

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Also, airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing based in Newburgh deployed a seven-person team as part of a satellite communications unit to MS to help with the hurricane response, and a rescue plane based on Long Island was sent to help transport personnel from the Kentucky Air National Guard to Florida. Read More »

Gas Is Scarce and Expensive in Florida Ahead of Destructive Hurricane Irma

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DEARBORN, MI- AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 7 cents per gallon in the past week as the effects of hurricanes on fuel supplies are felt. There have been spots where gas stations in the region have been unable to keep up with demand. Once all of the Corpus Christi and Houston refineries are up and running, power restored and roads cleared, gasoline will be able to be transported to areas of Texas and the southeast in need of fuel. Read More »