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Statement from County Commissioner Ron Beaty on Fatal Shark Attack

Statement from County Commissioner Ron Beaty on Fatal Shark Attack A shark had been spotted at Newcomb Hollow Beach as recently as September 1, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Sharktivity app. The attack occurred on Saturday near Newcomb Hollow Beach on Cape Cod. The National Park Service, which manages numerous picturesque beaches where white sharks tend to congregate, said it closed beaches for at least an hour about 25 times this year - m... [Full Article...]

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks The evacuation zone included part of the city of Fayetteville, population 200,000. North Carolina officials said there had been at least seven storm-related fatalities in the state, with unconfirmed reports of a further three deaths. On Saturday some residents tried to return home, driving through flooded highways and armed with chainsaws to clear fallen pine trees that covered the road. [Full Article...]

Trump in Pennsylvania to mark Sept. 11 attacks

Trump in Pennsylvania to mark Sept. 11 attacks Pence spoke Tuesday at the Pentagon Memorial. The terrorists "hoped to break our spirit, and they failed", he said. Today, 9/11, is a day of reflection for Americans - and especially New Yorkers. Three other hijacked planes were crashed into the World Trade Center in NY and the Pentagon. In Shanksville, Pa ., at the site of the crash of Flight 93 , the "Tower of Voices" remembers the 40 pa... [Full Article...]

Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers

Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers Met Office meteorologist Alan Deakin said: " Hurricane Helene may influence things in combination with an area of low pressure over the coming days". Warmer ocean temperatures drive greater storm activity. While people along large swathes of the Eastern Seaboard have been dreading the storm for days, you can say one thing: it arrived right on time. [Full Article...]

As many as 20 gas explosions reported north of Boston

As many as 20 gas explosions reported north of Boston Andover's fire chief Mike Mansfield said: " It looked like Armageddon , it really did". Photos posted on social media show raging fires and thick plumes of black smoke billowing from the buildings. In the early hours of Friday the Governor of Massachusetts , Charlie Baker, described the incident as a "public safety event", but said officials were now "confident" there would be no further fires... [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign manager Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

Former Trump campaign manager Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel Speaking at the hearing before U.S. District Court judge Amy Berman Jackson, Weissmann said the 17-page plea document included the terms of Manafort's expected cooperation. "Manafort for example could implicate not only the president in the Trump Tower meeting - but also others who were involved such as Don Jr. or [Jared] Kushner", former White House ethics counsel Norman Eisen told conservative w... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump claims '3,000 people did not die' in Puerto Rico hurricane

Donald Trump claims '3,000 people did not die' in Puerto Rico hurricane Much of the USA territory was without power for weeks. "This was a disgusting storm", he said. I toured the entire island. "So the United States has used Puerto Rico as a bank account and now turns around and says, 'Well, Puerto Rico was really screwed up.' No, thank you". [Full Article...]

Cardinal Wuerl to discuss his possible resignation with Pope Francis

The note was sent on Tuesday, after Wuerl spent the week meeting with priests in his diocese about whether he should stand down or not. The pope is also facing scrutiny over not accepting the resignation of D.C. With the Catholic Church in crisis once again over clerical sex abuse and cover-up, Pope Francis will meet on Thursday with U.S. cardinals and bishops who are demanding to know... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis summons bishops for summit on clergy sex abuse

The meeting of Episcopal Conference presidents will be held at the Vatican from February 21 to 24, the C9 cardinals' conference that advises the pope on reform said in a statement . More recently, Francis's papacy was hit by accusations from a retired Vatican ambassador that he helped a top American cardinal evade sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict for molesting and harassing adult semina... [Full Article...]

Ex-NSA chief wishes Trump had pressed Putin on Russian election attacks

The White House has worked to push back against accusations that Trump was not seriously committed to aggressively protecting USA elections from interference, especially after his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in July. [Full Article...]

US to close Palestine mission in Washington

US to close Palestine mission in Washington More than 120 countries are members, however, the U.S., Russian Federation and China never signed onto the court - with then-President George W. Bush opposed to its establishment. The United States will enact a similar punishment on any company or state that assists the ICC. Mr. Abbas's call for an investigation of Israel by the ICC was consciously provocative, and the PLO's Washington office wo... [Full Article...]

Dallas officer fatally shoots man after mistaking his apartment for her own

Dallas officer fatally shoots man after mistaking his apartment for her own Dallas authorities say the uniformed officer was "confronted" by Jean, pulled her gun on him and fired. After the shooting, Jean was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival. "We were dealing with what appears to be a very unique situation ", Hall said at a Friday press conference, according to The New York Times . I've spoken with the Jean family, his sister, Alissa, speci... [Full Article...]

Jailed ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom, dies in London

Jailed ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom, dies in London Referring to her mother's reign as PML-N chief, daughter Maryam once said that her mother had dauntlessly challenged a usurper when "most men did not". He said in case the family decides to bury her in Pakistan, the repatriation process may take two or three days. In September that year, she handily won that by-election, beating out the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Yasmin Rashid, despite n... [Full Article...]

Obama blasts Trump and Republicans, urges Democrats to vote

Obama blasts Trump and Republicans, urges Democrats to vote He said stakes were high not just for Democrats but for all Americans, as "people feel scared" about a litany of issues: a troubled health care system, the high costs of education, a warming climate and more . on issues such as foreign policy. When that happens, he says, people become cynical and decide not to participate in the political process - creating a vacuum that lobbyists and special i... [Full Article...]

Florence could hit with punch not seen in more than 60 years

Florence could hit with punch not seen in more than 60 years They want to be in place when the monster storm hits, possibly as a Category 4, to assist local emergency response teams. Hurricane to tropical-storm-force winds could extend inland depending on the storm's exact track. All models are now pointing to a direct hit from Florence in the Carolinas. On Monday, McMaster ordered residents of eight coastal counties to evacuate . [Full Article...]

France's third-busiest airport in lock-down after suspected auto ramming

France's third-busiest airport in lock-down after suspected auto ramming He then smashed into a toll booth and charged across airport land chased by 20 police and gendarmerie cars, motorcyclists and a helicopter. Flights were halted and a man was arrested Monday after speeding onto an airport runway in Lyon , France, officials said. [Full Article...]

Trump dismisses Woodward book as a 'joke'

Trump dismisses Woodward book as a 'joke' Bob Woodward's book, Fear: Trump In The White House , will be available in United States bookshops on Tuesday after a week of excerpts, leaks and interviews that portray the president as dangerously erratic and uninformed. Democrats can't stand losing. "I would say 'Okay, name me who was there". Publication of the op-ed followed the release of stunning details from an upcoming book by Waterga... [Full Article...]

Trump Presses Apple to Shift Production to U.S.

Trump Presses Apple to Shift Production to U.S. The US plan could take effect as soon as Friday, when a public comment period on the proposal ends. Trump said on Friday he is considering another $267 billion of tariffs on China , which analysts said will affect virtually every category of consumer goods, to retaliate against what he calls unfair trade practices. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He's Fit for Office, Citing Annual Physical Results

Trump Says He's Fit for Office, Citing Annual Physical Results Most people don't need encouragement to behave appropriately, but to prevent slip-ups, campaigns typically vet people who will be near the president and instruct them on how to avoid being a distraction, experts said . He said prior to attending the rally the were told the had to be enthusiastic and tried to get him to wear the presidents famous MAGA hat, which he refused. [Full Article...]

China angered after British Navy warship sails near S China Sea island

China angered after British Navy warship sails near S China Sea island It is at least the second time this year that the Royal Navy has performed sail-bys close to - but not within - the 12-nautical- mile territorial zone China claims around the features it occupies in the waters. While the US Navy has conducted freedom of navigation operations in the area, the British challenge comes after the US said it would like to see more global participation in such action... [Full Article...]


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