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Washington – Bannon Confirms He Opposed Firing Of FBI Director Comey

September 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Washington - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says the firing of FBI Director James Comey may have been the biggest mistake in “modern political history.” Bannon confirmed he opposed President Donald Trump’s decision to oust Comey, calling the FBI “an institution.” Bannon told CBS that institutions such as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives can be changed...

Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania – Hundreds March In Romania To Honor Holocaust Survivor Wiesel

September 11, 2017 at 10:15 AM
Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania - Hundreds of people have marched in memory of the late Elie Wiesel in a northern Romanian town where thousands of Jews were deported to Nazi death camps. Romanians, Jews and some mainly young Hungarians who had traveled from neighboring Hungary took part in the Sunday evening procession in Sighetu Marmatiei, the hometown of Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel...

Miami, Fl – TV Correspondents Face Danger They Told Others To Avoid

September 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Miami, Fl - It's a paradox of hurricane coverage: people on television spend days warning the public to get out of harm's way, then station their correspondents squarely in the middle of howling wind and rain and hope they don't get hurt. That was the case throughout Sunday's gripping coverage of Hurricane Irma's assault on Florida. Journalists were the shock troops allowing the nation to...

Miami, FL – Irma Knocks Out Power To About 5.8 Million: Authorities

September 11, 2017 at 09:30 AM
Miami, FL - Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida, even as the storm's power waned as it crept up the state's west coast, according to state officials and local electric utilities. Irma hit Florida on Sunday morning as a dangerous Category 4 storm, the second highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. The storm gradually lost strength...

New York – Trump And First Lady Commemorate Sept. 11 Anniversary

September 11, 2017 at 09:21 AM
New York - President Donald Trump is leading a national moment of silence on the anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, his first commemoration of the solemn anniversary in office. Trump and first lady Melania Trump observed a moment of silence at the White House on Monday in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed when hijackers flew commercial airplanes into New...

Atlanta – Delta To Cancel About 800 Flights Due To Irma

September 11, 2017 at 09:02 AM
Atlanta - Delta Air Lines Inc said it would cancel about 800 flights on Monday as it braces for Tropical Storm Irma at its Atlanta hub. "Hurricane Irma is expected to bring to the Atlanta hub strong crosswinds that exceed operating limits on select mainline and regional aircraft," Delta said on Monday. (http://bit.ly/2gXW5Cu) The No. 2 U.S. airline by passenger traffic, whose business is...

Riyadh – Did The Saudi Crown Prince Make A Covert Visit To Israel?

September 11, 2017 at 08:43 AM
Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made a discreet visit to Israel despite the fact that the Jewish state and Saudi Arabia do not have official diplomatic ties, Israeli and Arab media speculated earlier in the week. Rumors about the momentous visit, which was not confirmed by Israel, started swirling when Israel Radio's diplomatic correspondent covering Arab affairs...

Beirut – Lebanese Film Director Briefly Detained Over Israel Visit

September 11, 2017 at 08:28 AM
Beirut - Lebanese film director Ziad Doueiri, detained briefly for previous visits to Israel, blasted Monday people who accused him of normalization with the Jewish state saying his work is for the good of Lebanon and the Palestinian cause. It was not clear why the Paris-based Doueiri, director of the award-winning civil war film "West Beirut," was detained Sunday night, as he has visited...

Miami – Irma Lost Some Oomph Over Cuba Before Its Assault On Florida

September 11, 2017 at 08:13 AM
Miami - Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys. Irma’s assault — so soon after Harvey’s deluge of Houston — marked the first time the U.S. was hit by two Category 4 storms in the same year. Irma hit the Sunshine State as a big wide beast, though not quite the monster it once...

Tampa, FL – Now A Tropical Storm, Irma Hits Florida With Wind, Flooding

September 11, 2017 at 08:01 AM
Tampa, FL - A weakened but still dangerous Irma pushed inland Monday as it hammered Florida with winds and floodwaters that created hazards even for rescuers trying to help beleaguered residents. Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm over Florida, but it still had winds near hurricane force. Its outer bands were also blowing into Georgia, where the storm's center was expected to arrive later...

New York – US Commemorates 9/11; Thousands Expected At Ground Zero

September 11, 2017 at 07:30 AM
New York - While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation’s most scarring days. Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather Monday at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Sixteen years...

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