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Sep 13 2017

RMS Estimates Harvey Re/insurance Loss At Max $40 Billion (Including NFIP)

Critics of crop insurance point out that some farmers plant crops in high risk areas just to collect the insurance. They could lay bare the federal government's failure t...

Sep 13 2017

Rising river could close I-75 in Florida, complicate evacuees' return home

That flooding "could potentially force Interstate 75 to completely shut down south of Interstate 10 and north of Alachua in north-central Florida", the Times explains. FH...

Sep 13 2017

Census Bureau: Fewer Uninsured Americans In 2016 Than In Prior Years

The number of Americans without health insurance hit a record low in 2016, the final year of the Obama administration, with just under 9 percent of people uninsured, acco...

Sep 13 2017

Police Respond To Shooting At Washington High School

Pictures from the scene show ambulances and police swooping on the scene. The extent of the victims' injuries are unknown. A Twitter user named Christina identified h...

Sep 13 2017

Spain threatens 712 Catalan mayors with arrest for independence poll

According to El Mundo newspaper, the Constitutional Court of Spain accepted for review a lawsuit of the country's government against the Catalan law on the transition t...

Sep 13 2017

New Zealand MP Jian Yang denies being a Chinese spy

But he said Yang had never tried to hide that he had had military and intelligence training in China , saying that it did not bring his loyalty to New Zealand into quest...

Sep 13 2017

Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Breaking Into Prince George's School

The Metropolitan Police , which is part of the protective security arrangements for the prince, said it is working with the school to review its security after the incide...

Sep 13 2017

Syria signs Aleppo power plant contract with Iran

He then highlighted that Iran's resources in water and electricity industries make the country able to play a bolder role in rebuilding the war-torn country of Syria ....

Sep 13 2017

'Go Congress, go!': Trump pushes lawmakers to cut taxes

Trump's legislative affairs director, Marc Short, said at a Christian Science Monitor event that "there's probably compromise" necessary to get a deal, but " we thi...

Sep 13 2017

Trump says UN North Korea sanctions are 'not a big deal'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the sanctions could eventually starve North Korea of an additional $500 million or more in annual revenue. Those to...

Sep 13 2017

Evacuated Across Russia After Wave of Bomb Threats

More than 45,000 people have been evacuated from airports, schools and government buildings across Russian Federation over the last two days amid a wave of fake bomb thre...

Sep 13 2017

OECD survey: Japan's teachers work more hours but teach fewer

For secondary education, the average was $6,699 compared to the OECD average was $10,106. Teacher ratios: Ratios of teachers to pupils in New Zealand are nearly i...

Sep 13 2017

Iran Ready to Provide Emergency Shelters for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

The exodus of Muslim refugees from Myanmar was sparked by a fierce security force response to a series of Rohingya militant attacks on police and army posts in the coun...

Sep 13 2017

Jean-Claude Juncker urges European Union to 'catch the wind in our sails'

Juncker called for an elected "single president" to lead the EU, merging his job as head of the European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, and the president of the ...

Sep 13 2017

Tampa mayor: 'We're about to get punched in the face'

A wind gust of 142 miles per hour was recorded at the Naples Municipal Airport as the storm kept its top sustained wind speed of 110 miles per hour. President Trump...

Sep 13 2017

Dredger sank after collision with tanker, 5 missing, Singapore Straits

Seven of the Chinese nationals have been rescued and are undergoing treatment at a hospital. The capsized Dominican-registered dredger was left partially submerged and ...

Sep 13 2017

Cruz Says Aide Inadvertently Caused His Porn Twitter Post

But he doesn't really believe Cruz, hater of dildos , is responsible. "Just think: if only he'd done something this perverted during the campaign, he might be president ...

Sep 13 2017

South Korea plans 'decapitation unit' to menace North

North Korea has also tested a missile capable of reaching the United States , but experts say it is likely to be at least a year before it can field an operational nucle...

Sep 13 2017

Srijan scam: Lalu, Tejashwi to address rally in Bihar's Bhagalpur

Responding to Kumar's "suicidal street play" remarks, Yadav said that he reckoned that it was a "warning" but he will continue his fight to expose those involved in the s...

Sep 13 2017

Authorities Consider Felony Charges After Pets Tied Up, Abandoned in Hurricane

After officials rescued several dogs who were left outside to fend for themselves before Hurricane Irma, officials are saying that pet owners will be prosecuted. Suave ex...