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Washington – Trump Makes Nice With Dems, Leaving His Party Confused

September 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump was in the mood to celebrate after cutting a big deal with opposition Democrats. Joshing with Northeastern officials in the Cabinet Room, Trump hailed New York Democrat Andrew Cuomo as "my governor" and traded banter with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, another fellow New Yorker. "If you just dropped in from outer space, you wouldn't know what the...

Jerusalem – Palestinian seek ouster of Greek Orthodox patriarch For Selling Land To Israel

September 9, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Jerusalem - Palestinian Christians have protested against the Greek Orthodox patriarch of the Holy Land, demanding the resignation of Theophilos III for allegedly selling church land to Israelis. Some 200 demonstrators rallied Saturday outside the Greek Orthodox patriarchate in Jerusalem's Old City. Some raised banners reading "Theophilos is unworthy." The church is one of the largest real...

New York – Hundreds Protest Immigration Order Outside Trump Hotel

September 9, 2017 at 11:00 PM
New York - Hundreds of people rallied Saturday outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City to protest the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. The protesters on Saturday waved signs that read "No one is illegal" and "Immigrants welcome" and chanted "Deport Donald Trump" and "No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome...

Miami, FL – As Irma Nears Florida, Concern For Animals A Major Issue

September 9, 2017 at 10:22 PM
Miami, FL -  The evacuation took 12 seconds. As bands of Hurricane Irma started making their arrival at Zoo Miami early Saturday morning, Diesel was led from his rain-soaked cage, walked a few feet into a nearby reinforced building and settled in next to another cheetah in their new temporary home with a hay-covered floor. Until Irma passes, that's where they'll stay. "We're as ready as we...

St. John’s, Antigua – Irma Turns Caribbean Island Paradises Into Nightmares

September 9, 2017 at 10:18 PM
St. John's, Antigua - Strung like beads along the northeast edge of the Caribbean, the Leeward Islands are tiny, remote and beautiful, with azure waters and ocean breezes drawing tourists from around the world. The wild isolation that made St. Barts, St. Martin, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands vacation paradises has turned them into cutoff, chaotic nightmares in the wake of Hurricane Irma...

Caribbean Island – A Look At The Damage From Hurricane Irma In The Caribbean

September 9, 2017 at 10:15 PM
Caribbean Island - A look at the impact of Hurricane Irma on individual countries and territories in the Caribbean as of Saturday: ANGUILLA One death was reported in the British territory of Anguilla, and there was widespread property and infrastructure damage. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency says 90 percent of government buildings and business structures were damaged as...

New York – Al Sharpton’s Daughter Arrested In Dispute With Taxi Driver

September 9, 2017 at 09:45 PM
New York - Police say a daughter of the Rev. Al Sharpton has been arrested after a taxi driver accused her of snatching his car keys and tossing them away. Police say Ashley Sharpton has been released on an appearance ticket after her arrest around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The 30-year-old was arrested on charges including petit larceny. Her lawyer, Michael Hardy, says "she committed no violation...

Redington Shores, FL – They’ve Been Warned: Some Insist On Riding Out Irma At Home

September 9, 2017 at 09:15 PM
Redington Shores, FL - Carl Roberts has Chinese food, a case of water and a million-dollar view in his 17th floor Gulf front condo — all he needs, he says, to weather the massive storm coming straight at him. Authorities have beseeched more than 6 million people in Florida and Georgia to evacuate before Hurricane Irma's storm surge and fierce winds make it impossible to flee or be rescued...

Beirut – Lebanon To File UN Security Council Complaint Against Israel

September 9, 2017 at 09:02 PM
Beirut - Lebanon's Foreign Ministry says it will file an "urgent complaint" against Israel with the United Nations Security Council. Lebanon said in a statement Saturday that Israel violated its air space when it conducted an airstrike against a Syrian government installation on Thursday. Israeli jets struck an installation that former Israeli military and intelligence officials said was...

Miami, FL – Heavy Squalls With Tornadoes From Irma Sweep South Florida: NHC

September 9, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Miami, FL - Hurricane Irma was about 110 miles (175 km) southeast of Key West, Florida, and heavy squalls carrying tornadoes were sweeping across south Florida, the National Hurricane Center said on Saturday. The storm had maximum sustained winds 120 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour). The center said the core of Irma will continue to move near the north coast of Cuba for next few...

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