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Power outage situation continues to improve in Athens area

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Power officials have issued statements that utility crews are working sites but are doing so in a manner to keep personnel safe. As reported in the story on Hurricane Irma recovery in Wednesday's edition, Sawhill also expressed a note of caution by observing that the last outages to be restored are often the most hard. Read More »

National POW Day ceremony to be held Friday at Fairgrounds

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9362, located at 349 S. Walker Way in Sun Prairie, will host its annual Prisoners of War-Missing in Action (POW-MIA) Day Observance on Friday, Sept. "Even though you may think that they've been forgotten, they're really not, we still are looking for them and we still care for them", said Carlier. Read More »

Dozens Of Nursing Homes Still Lack Power

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Statewide, 64 nursing homes were still waiting for full power Thursday, according to the Florida Health Care Association . He said at no time did the facility communicate any imminent threats to its patients. "Every facility that is charged with caring for patients must take every action and precaution to keep their patients safe". "Clearly, something horribly, horribly, horribly went wrong at this facility", Book said in a telephone interview Friday. Read More »

Hannah Jeter: Virgin Islands need Irma relief

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What I do know is that I am scared. Our community is doing what they can with the very, very little that they have to help one another. Britain's Defence Minister Michael Fallon at the weekend said his government's effort was "as good as anybody else's". Read More »

National Hurricane Center: Two Tropical Cyclones Likely To Form After Jose

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Tropical-storm force winds are possible, mainly across Long Island and southern CT. The storm's current track has it turning back to the northeast over the cooler waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean. Jose will generally track northwestward on Friday, before turning north this weekend. The full hurricane season lasts until November 30, although the peak season generally stretches from about mid-August to mid-October. Read More »

Indian bullet train met with criticism as Modi celebrates with Japanese PM

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and India's Narendra Modi have said that there should be "zero tolerance" on terrorism . Modi and Abe reiterated their support for each other country's candidature in the UN Security Council "based on the firmly shared recognition that India and Japan are legitimate candidates for permanent membership in an expanded Security Council". Read More »

Gurmeet 's close aide Dilawar arrested, Honeypreet still absconding

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Dilawar was arrested on Thursday for allegedly inciting violence after the conviction of its chief in the rape cases. Dilawar, a core member of the Dera , was arrested from Sonipat district. Sufficient number of police and paramilitary staff has been positioned, Haryana DGP B.S. Sandhu said. The arrest of Dilawar assumed significance as he was one of the close aides of Ram Rahim Singh, state police officers said. Read More »

Up next: Hurricane Jose and where it's headed

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That direction is expected to take a north northwest track by Sunday . Currently, it is churning several hundred miles northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. When it comes to impacts across the East coast of the USA, right now it does not look as though we should see any direct impact from the storm. Hurricane Jose formed just after Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast area and before Hurricane Irma struck South Florida. Read More »

Dead After Florida Nursing Home Loses Power Following Irma; Criminal Investigation Underway

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Police were dispatched to the Rehabilitation Centre at Hollywood Hills on Wednesday, where they were met with "extremely hot" conditions on the second floor. A total of 115 people were evacuated from the home and taken to other facilities. By the afternoon, five more had died. "Most of the patients have been treated for respiratory distress, dehydration and heat-related issues", Dr. Read More »

LGBTQ groups in second lawsuit against Trump trans ban seek injunction

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McCain of Arizona said in a statement that any service member, including those who are transgender, who meets the standards for military readiness and medical fitness should be permitted to serve. "Before the President's vicious attack on transgender Americans, transgender service members had been serving openly and proudly in every branch of the US military for more than a year", Peter Renn, a senior attorney for Lambda Legal, said in a statement . Read More »

Farmington Hills teacher accused of assaulting student who sat during Pledge

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Stone says he feels like his rights have been violated, and fears having to return to the school to suffer more punishment. The superintendent of Stone's school district has also released a statement in response to the incident. They said that they will likely pull Stone out of the district entirely. "And they should respect that". 'The district fully supports the right of each student to participate or not in the daily Pledge, ' Heitch said. Read More »

Attorney General Can't Withhold Money To Sanctuary Cities

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Chicago, the nation's third-largest city, stood to lose its Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant - which a year ago was $2.3 million - for failing to comply with the Justice Department's conditions. Those are some of the most controversial requests by the federal government regarding local law enforcement. The Trump administration lost another round in its effort to punish cities that don't cooperate with its crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Read More »

Listen, old men really do have big ears

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The awards were given out in ten categories ranging from economics and anatomy to medicine and cognition. Nobel Prize for economics laureates Eric Maskin (2007) and Oliver Hart (2016) and Nobel Physics victor Roy Glauber (2005) handed out the awards. Read More »

Haley: N. Korea Will Be 'Front and Center' at UN Assembly

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The event is scheduled to take place at 1:15 p.m. ET. - President Donald Trump honored the resolve of the nation's Air Force on Friday, warning foes and global terrorist groups that the US military would respond to any threats. The Trump administration has repeatedly demonstrated that it is willing to exhaust all diplomatic options before applying military force, but the diplomatic window appears to be closing. Read More »

Vatican diplomat recalled from U.S. during child-porn investigation

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The priest now is in Vatican City. After receiving the information from the US State department, a criminal inquiry was opened by the Vatican's prosecutor who has started an "international collaboration" in order to investigate the case. In 2013, Polish priest Jozef Wesolowski was recalled as the papal nuncio or ambassador from the Dominican Republic, after press reports that he had paid for sexual encounters with children. Read More »

Trump to Visit Florida as State Slowly Recovers From Hurricane Irma

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It was the first time the president had offered such encouragement, though Trump acknowledged Thursday, "I don't know what he's going to do". But I know at a certain point it ends for you and we can't let it end. He saw little damage and offered few expressions of concern. Many other destinations in the state and the Caribbean remain off limits to visitors. Nevertheless, millions of residents in Florida remained without power on Friday, a unsafe scenario amid high temperatures in the state. Read More »

Mnuchin: I Requested Government Plane For 'National Security' Reasons

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Mnuchin said . Anyway, taxpayers and their representatives in Congress got a little frosted about paying for Mnuchin's expedition to the Temple Of Ra in Kentucky , and they were further frosted by the revelation that he and Minton also had requested a government aircraft to fly to Europe for their extended honeymoon. Read More »

Ricciardo tops both Singapore GP practices in record times

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But an unexpected victory for the Mercedes driver, who edged to the front of the standings by just three points with his wire-to-wire win in Italy, would set alarm bells ringing at Ferrari . Red Bull have won the race three times, Ferrari and Mercedes twice each. Hamilton finished within half a second of pacesetter Ricciardo as Mercedes ran with an extended shark fin on its W08. Read More »

West Ham tipped to make January signing, player keen on Hammers

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For West Ham , Marko Arnautovic returns following his three match ban for an elbow on Jack Stephens in the 3-2 defeat to Southampton. "You don't play that many games without being extremely useful". "I said, if we think that because we beat Huddersfield we have done it, then we are wrong". West Ham got off the mark with their win over Huddersfield on Monday but they still do not look much of a threat in front of goal. Read More »

Trump Retreats on DACA, Says Border Wall 'Will Come Later'

The Monterey County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution Tuesday to support California's "Dreamers" and recipients of the federal Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ). Luis Meza, a Henderson Collegiate 10th-grader, said he made a decision to take part in the protest because he felt like it was the right thing to do. Read More »

What Trump Should Demand as Part of Dreamer Amnesty Deal

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Not only that: he suggested that it was ridiculous that anyone would want to deport such upstanding and innocent residents. That said, I think he's just wrong when it comes to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) - not the executive program that was unconstitutional, but the concept itself. Read More »

Kamal Haasan confirms entering politics

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The actor is eyeing the local body election scheduled to be held in November 2017. In an interview with India Today, Kamal Haasan has said that corruption in politics will be his major target.The actor has been very vocal about the state of Tamil Nadu politics. Read More »

Video Shows Chicago Teen Walk Into Hotel Freezer Alone, Activist Says

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Police say they are reviewing about 30 hours of video collected from 47 hotel cameras. Rogers, in a written statement said, "The family has not been provided any video or other evidence of Kenneka Jenkins walking into a freezer". Her mother says police told her her daughter was intoxicated and she let herself into the freezer where she died. During a protest outside of the hotel on Thursday evening, Martin claimed that the activist misrepresented her. Read More »

Jose Forecast To Become A Hurricane (Again) On Friday

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No coastal watches or warnings are in effect for Jose, but the storm is expected to bring "high surf and life-threatening rip currents along portions of the U.S. "Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles [185 km] from the center". As a much stronger Category 4 storm, the hurricane passed only 85 miles from the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda last weekend. Read More »