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Strong Hurricane Irma Moves West Over Atlantic

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By early Saturday night, Irma's eye was located 1,135 miles east of the Leeward Islands , which form the northern portion of the island chain, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Hurricane Irma is moving WNW at 12mph. So, as alarming as some of the information coming in might be, people can take solace in the knowledge that they will have plenty of warning if Irma looks to threaten the US coast. Read More »

Xi calls for promotion of 'Brics Plus' approach

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Interestingly, China's clarion call for "globalisation 2.0" under the aegis of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has invited scepticism due to its undemocratic Communist credentials and the unilateral and hegemonic nature of its Silk Road revival blueprint. Read More »

Missing Temple University student found dead, police say

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Charges against other individuals are possible, police said. He was also charged with abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, and possession of an instrument of crime. Candles flickered in their windows as a light rain fell outside. There was no word on the circumstances or cause of Burleigh's death. Investigators say it is the home Hupperterz's grandmother, where they discovered Burleigh's body on the grandmother's property in Wayne County. Read More »

BRICS Summit begins in China, Modi-Xi likely to meet

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The second "golden decade" of BRICS , when we could see new member countries getting admitted, will further demonstrate how China cannot impose its will on a pluralistic and multipolar world . In January, Xi became the first Chinese president to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he cast his country as a champion of free trade in contrast to the protectionist rhetoric of U.S. Read More »

North Korean leader inspects new H-bomb

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The nuclear test occurred around a year after the North's fifth test on September ninth last year. South Korea and Japan are gathering and analyzing data to confirm details of the test, which Japanese Minister Shinzo Abe said could not be tolerated. Read More »

Gulf gasoline pipeline shuts down; may impact prices here

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The Colonial Pipeline is expected to reopen Sunday, but officials are not sure when prices will go back down. It runs underground and is now under water in many parts of Texas, where inspections are needed before it can be fully operational again, Colonial spokesman Steve Baker said Thursday. Read More »

Amber Alert canceled for Adams County mother and child

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Police believe he may have shaved his head to hide his identity. The mother and child who were abducted at gunpoint have been found after an extensive search that led authorities along the Front Range from Commerce City to Pueblo on Thursday. Read More »

Mueller team has draft letter on Comey firing

Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly obtained a letter drafted by President Donald Trump listing his reasons for firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Trump had been fuming about Comey for weeks, upset that he would not say publicly that the president was not under investigation, which Trump said Comey had assured him privately. Read More »

Britain's May attends top security meeting in Japan

The source added the leaders wanted to increase the effectiveness of the current sanctions by helping others to implement them. On a visit to Japan, May also said Britain and the European Union must focus on their future relationship, "ensuring we can get that trade deal right and also that we can form new trade deals around the rest of the world". Read More »

Arizona Construction Company Among 4 Chosen To Build Border Wall Prototypes

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The four companies are Caddell Construction of Montgomery, Ala.; Fisher Sand and Gravel/DBA Fisher Industries of Tempe, Ariz.; Texas Sterling Construction of Houston, Texas; and W.G. The four concrete prototypes will be 30ft (9m) long and up to 30ft tall, and will be built in the coming months. CBP could ultimately use all or none of the wall types along the border, Vitiello said, in addition to existing bollard fence designs that are used on the "immediate border". Read More »

White House denies reports that Trump will end DACA

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According to the official, Trump is expected to announce the program's end but will allow so-called "dreamers" now in the program to stay in the US until their work permits expire - which, for some, could be as long as two years. In my work I've met many DACA students, worked with them, and admire their commitment to be productive members of society. It depends on how aggressively the Trump administration clamps down on DACA workers. Read More »

Mueller, New York Attorney General Joining Forces on Manafort Probe

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The longtime political consultant and lobbyist is being investigated for possible money laundering and has been targeted as someone who might testify against former colleagues, two people familiar with Mueller's work have said. He has been representing Russian interests trying to undermine the story of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian prison and is the namesake of a U.S. Read More »

US Oil Production Near Record High But Harvey Looms

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The Energy Department "will continue to provide assistance as deemed necessary, and will continue to review incoming requests for SPR crude oil", spokeswoman Jess Szymanski said. FGE Energy estimates that Harvey interrupted the production of about 380,000 barrels per day in the Gulf and 400,000 barrels inland. If anything, the oil industry is grappling with too much supply because of shale. Read More »

Renowned doctor's body found near Worli seaface

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Family members earlier told The Indian Express that the gastroenterologist was returning home from Bombay Hospital when he chose to walk home as it was around 10 minutes away. The 58-year-old senior doctor was last seen by eyewitnesses at Elphinstone in Central Mumbai on Tuesday evening, the day Mumbai received its heaviest rain in 12 years. Read More »

James Mattis puts stay on transgender military ban, pending study

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The White House official who briefed reporters on the memo declined to say whether current transgender troops would be allowed to remain in the military under those policy guidelines. This inaccurate reporting is playing into a patently bogus strategy to make it appear that there is going to be some new "study" that will legitimate what is already a forgone conclusion: the discriminatory banning of military service by transgender people, based on a characteristic that has no bearing ... Read More »

Sony sends warning signals to Kapil Sharma over his disappearance!

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Having noticed his absence, the production team tried its best to contact Kapil and figure out his whereabouts but couldn't get through, even his phone was switched off. Earlier, Sumona Chakravarti, who plays Kapil's wife on the show, had said, "Yes his (Kapil's) health has not been very good and the name of the show is Kapil Sharma . Read More »

'Trump's attorney reached out to Kremlin over Moscow project'

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The Washington Post reported Monday that in January past year Michael Cohen sent an email to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov requesting assistance for advancing a stalled Trump Tower skyscraper project in Moscow. "I made a decision to abandon the proposal less than two weeks later for business reasons, and do not recall any response to my email, nor any other contacts by me with Mr. Read More »

Juncker blasts Britain for unanswered Brexit questions

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Brussels has poured cold water on the idea, however, pointing to a statement agreed by member states including France and Germany that they would abstain from side talks, the Independent reports. Pressed on whether the strategy would be changed if no progress is made to end the deadlock this week, the spokeswoman said: 'Let's see what David Davis has to say on Thursday'. Read More »