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Miami, FL – Utilities: Irma Knocks Out Power To Over Three Million In Florida

September 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Miami, FL - Hurricane Irma knocked out power to more than 3 million homes and businesses in Florida on Sunday, threatening millions more as it crept up the state's west coast, and full restoration of service could take weeks, local electric utilities said. Irma hit Florida on Sunday morning as a dangerous Category 4 storm, the second highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, but by...

Miami – American Won’t Resume Miami Service Until Tuesday At Earliest

September 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Miami - American Airlines Group Inc will not resume commercial flights at its Miami International Airport hub on Monday but may operate flights to bring in staff and supplies. The airline said earlier on Sunday it planned to begin limited operations on Monday after 5 p.m. (2100 GMT), but reversed course after the Miami airport said it would remain closed on Monday. The airport may reopen on...

Miami, FL – IN PHOTOS: Hurricane Irma Gives Florida A Coast-to-coast Pummeling

September 10, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Miami, FL - Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. The 400-mile-wide (640-kilometer-wide) storm blew ashore in the morning in the mostly cleared-out Florida Keys, then began a slow march up the state's west coast, its...

Tampa, FL – 2 Manatees Stranded As Irma Sucks Water From Sarasota Bay

September 10, 2017 at 10:17 PM
Tampa, FL -  Two manatees were stranded after Hurricane Irma sucked water out of Sarasota Bay, in Florida's Manatee County. Several people posted photos Sunday of the mammals on Facebook, hoping rescue workers or wildlife officials would respond. Michael Sechler posted that the animals were far too massive to be lifted, so the rescuers gave them water. Marcelo Clavijo posted that a group...

Pyongyang – North Korea Warns U.S. Will Pay Due Price For Spearheading U.N. Sanctions

September 10, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea warned on Monday the United States would pay a "due price" for spearheading a U.N. Security Council resolution against its latest nuclear test, as Washington presses for a vote on a draft resolution imposing more sanctions on Pyongyang. South Korean officials have said after the North's sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb, that...

New York – In Book, Clinton Admits Mistakes, Casts Blame For 2016 Loss

September 10, 2017 at 09:00 PM
New York - In a candid and pointed new book, Hillary Clinton relives her stunning defeat to Donald Trump, admitting to personal mistakes and defending campaign strategy even as her return to the stage refocuses attention on a race Democrats still can't believe they lost. Clinton is unsparing in her criticism of Trump and also lays out some of the factors she believes contributed to her loss...

Miami – Hurricane Irma Threatens Florida’s Bustling Tourism Industry

September 10, 2017 at 08:07 PM
Miami - Hurricane Irma's path of destruction up Florida's Gulf Coast on Sunday threatens to disrupt a thriving state tourism industry worth more than $100 billion annually just months ahead of the busy winter travel season. Some of the state's biggest attractions have announced temporary closures, including amusement park giants Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Legoland...

Cuba – IN PHOTOS: Waves From Irma Flood Havana Coast Even As Storm Moves Away

September 10, 2017 at 07:46 PM
Havana, Cuba - Powerful waves and storm surge from Hurricane Irma topped Havana's iconic Malecon seawall and left thousands of homes, businesses and hotels swamped Sunday, even as the storm moved away from the island. There were no immediate reports of fatalities in Cuba, where the government prides itself on disaster preparedness and said it had evacuated more than 1 million...

St Petersburg, FL – Roof Leaks As Thousands Shelter In Germain Arena

September 10, 2017 at 07:19 PM
St Petersburg, FL  - The Lee County Sheriff's Office says water began leaking through the roof at the Germain Arena shelter in Estero just as the eye of Hurricane Irma drew near. Thousands of evacuees have crowded into the minor-league hockey stadium, which seats about 8,400 people and is being used as a shelter. The sheriff's office posted on Facebook that authorities are monitoring the...

Paris – French Jewish Family Beaten In Anti-Semitic Home Invasion

September 10, 2017 at 07:11 PM
Paris - A French Jewish leader and his family were assaulted in their home near Paris in what representatives of French Jewry said was an anti-Semitic attack. In the attack Thursday night, three men, two of whom were wearing masks, broke into the home of Roger Pinto, the president of Siona, a group that represents Sephardic Jews. The attackers beat Pinto’s son and wife in the home in the...

Washington – Trump: US A ‘bit Lucky’ Irma Veered From Original Course

September 10, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump said Sunday that "we may have been a little bit lucky" after Hurricane Irma veered from its original course and headed along Florida's west coast, instead of east. He said that path might be less destructive. He said Irma will "cost a lot of money" but that he's most concerned at this point with saving lives. Trump commented hours after the nearly...

Washington – Battling Cancer, McCain Says His Prognosis Is ‘Pretty Good’

September 10, 2017 at 05:13 PM
Washington - Sen. John McCain says battling brain cancer is a challenge but that his prognosis is "pretty good." Speaking in his first interview since his diagnosis, McCain acknowledged the situation has been tough on his family but says he is optimistic. He says he has "faced other challenges" and he's "very confident about getting through this as well." The 80-year-old Arizona senator...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Netanyahu Says Will Meet Trump In New York Next Week

September 10, 2017 at 05:04 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would meet U.S. President Donald Trump in New York later this month during a visit to New York, where he will address the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 27. Netanyahu spoke to reporters accompanying him on a trip to Latin America before his plane left Tel Aviv for Argentina on Sunday night. He will also visit...

Point Lookout, NY – 9/11 Memorial To Include Names Of Sickened Responders

September 10, 2017 at 04:11 PM
Point Lookout, NY - A Long Island beach where people gathered and watched in horror as the distant World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 is the site of the latest memorial to victims of the terror attacks and among a growing number that honor people who died of illnesses years after participating in the rescue and recovery effort. The monument, built by the town of Hempstead...

Miami – More Than 2.1M Without Power In Florida

September 10, 2017 at 04:00 PM
MIami - More than 2.1 million customers have lost power in Florida with Hurricane Irma striking the state. Florida Power & Light reported the numbers Sunday afternoon. The utility, which services much of south Florida, says more than 845,000 of those customers are in Miami-Dade County. Duke Energy, the dominant utility in the northern half of Florida, has about 13,000 outages with the...

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