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Gophers Roll in Second Half of 48-14 Win

Minnesota: Tyler Johnson is quickly emerging as an offensive star after back-to-back 100-yard receiving games to start the season. Conor Rhoda , who came into the game sharing the quarterback position with sophomore Demry Croft , completed 7 of 8 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown.

Hurricane Katia makes landfall in Mexico's Veracruz state

The National Hurricane Center says Irma made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba late Friday and has maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. State oil and gas company Pemex [PEMX.UL] has installations in and around the coast of Veracruz, but the firm has not reported any disruption to its operations.

Moderate GOP Rep. Charlie Dent Won't Seek Re-Election In 2018

As the news organization also noted on Thursday, Dent's retirement is just the latest in a slew of moderate Republicans who are calling it quits as Washington spirals out of control with Trump at the helm. Recently, he opposed a GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act - a move that reportedly led President Donald Trump to tell Dent he was "destroying the Republican Party".

USA drone strike kills Al-Shabaab fighter in Somalia

Al Shabaab, which seeks to overthrow Somalia's Western-backed government and impose a strict version of sharia, or Islamic law, has carried out violent attacks in Kenya and Ethiopia. The report about the operation in the southern town of Baraawe, about 270 kilometers southwest of this capital, omits if the extremist fighter was a high ranking leader in the organization, whose deactivation is an objective of United States air raids.

CHIP funding deadline looms as Senate shores up bipartisan support

CHIP has helped reduce the number of uninsured children by half, improved health outcomes and access to care for children, and helped reduce school absenteeism and improve children's readiness to learn. Some children moved to CHIP-Medicaid Expansion when more people became eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare.

India among 10 worst countries for expats

The small Arab monarchy Bahrain has emerged as the preferred destination in the latest edition of Expat Insider's annual survey of expatriates, which polled some 12,500 people living in 188 jurisdictions around the world about their experiences as expats.

Corn Maze Takes on Star Wars Theme

A southern IN farmer's love of Star Wars inspired his newest corn maze that opens this weekend IN Evansville. For those interested in checking out the maze, it's located at Goebel Farms in Evansville, Indiana and opens to customers this weekend.

Music City Duel: Raiders' Carr vs. Titans' Mariota

This probably is not that big of a deal because Lewan is a hard-nosed football player that never seems to miss time. Mack may have struggled out of the gate but he ended last season with 11 sacks, which is not bad. Rebounds are more associated with the game of basketball. The Raiders sat on a 17-3 halftime lead and held on to win in Week 3 a year ago. Yet, when it pertains to the Raiders-Titans tilt in Week 1 this Sunday, the term couldn't fit better.

Bears football game at Florida cancelled, will not be reschuled

There are no common schedule openings between the two teams, so the game will not be rescheduled. A report from our partners at govols247.com says that officials have discussed Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta as a possible alternative if the game needs to take place outside of Gainesville.

Va. Board of Elections bans touchscreen voting machines

The board ultimately chose to decertify touchscreen machines in the Commonwealth effective immediately. "As security threats against election systems have increased, the Department has grown more vigilant regarding potential threats against voting equipment", Virginia's Department of Elections said in a memo .

Don't think govt will give relaxation to Rohingyas, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The SC had on September 4 sought the view of the government on a petition challenging its decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar. Mr Naqvi said development work had come to standstill at different stages in states due to imposition of model code of conduct following announcements of elections to their assemblies during a period of 5 years.

European Union conducts first cyber war simulation in Talinn

The attack is silent, invisible, it is cost-effective for the adversary because he does not need an army, but only a computer with internet connection", she said. "Over the a year ago, we saw a 60% increase in the number of cyber attacks against North Atlantic Treaty Organisation networks", Stoltenberg told reporters.

Brexit: Juncker questioned David Davis' commitment to negotiations

He said Britain in effect wanted the EU to "suspend the application of its laws" as a test case for broader EU-British customs regulations. "We are not there yet", Barnier said. The minutes of a commission meeting in July that were published yesterday revealed that European Union negotiators were unimpressed by Mr Davis after the first round of talks in June.

Turkey warns citizens in Germany ahead of elections

The visit had initially been scheduled for July. Up to 25 German pilots are usually deployed at Konya, taking part in anti-Daesh airborne reconnaissance missions using AWACS aircraft. The EU has voiced major concerns about Turkey's crackdown in the wake of last year's failed coup, with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warning that Ankara was "withdrawing from Europe by giant steps".

Wellcare Health Plans Inc (NYSE:WCG) Institutional Investors Sentiment Change

It has underperformed by 39.93% the S&P500. The value of the total investment in Wellcare Health Plans, Inc. increased from $16,490,000 to $27,013,000 increasing 63.8% quarter to quarter. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, August 24 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Neutral" on Tuesday, April 5.

Trump on war with N Korea: 'Nothing's inevitable'

We'll see whether or not he can do it. Trump's comments follow a statement from China's Foreign Ministry detailing the call, which says Xi told Trump China is focused on solving the Korean issue through talks and peaceful means. The United States wants the Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean labourers overseas, and to subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution ...

Trump to meet with New York, New Jersey leaders on tunnel project

No decisions were announced Thursday but U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer , who arranged the meeting, said it went well. Despite his campaign pledge to champion infrastructure, President Donald Trump has yet to fund half of the estimated $ 24 billion Gateway project , as promised a year ago.

Terrorist killed in encounter with security forces

Police said the search operation is underway. Mir is survived by his parents, a sister and two brothers, one of whom is differently-abled, a police spokesperson said. He was the chief coordinator between JeM & HM in North Kashmir. The gunfight began after security forces retaliated. The security forces had earlier on Monday killed two terrorists while taking action on intelligence inputs.

Isaac Ruto ditches NASA, to support Uhuru Kenyatta reelection

Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng'eno also joined the Jubilee campaigns. Jubilee's president Uhuru Kenyatta was declared victor but this was overturned by the Supreme Court, which ordered IEBC to conduct a fresh presidential election within 60 days.

Dont'a Hightower's knee injury a minor one

He did not re-enter the game, though the Patriots deemed his status as "questionable." That's a good signal of a minor sprain and that he was close to playing already. He added 5 receptions for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Patriots needed a silver lining after last night's loss to the Chiefs. Hightower went down in pain, with replays showing his knee coming down forcefully at an awkward angle.

Police Chase Leads to Arrest on Mobile Home Roof

Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. The freakish chain of events started 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when Malden Police officers tried to arrest the suspect in his home, according to a Massachusetts State Police statement.

Same-sex marriage by end of year: Turnbull

Carrying vibrant posters and calling for marriage equality, the marchers packed the streets of central Sydney and Brisbane two days before the ballot papers were set to be mailed out to some 15 millions Australians. Opposition leader Bill Shorten meanwhile, told thousands gathered for a Marriage Equality rally in Sydney that the postal survey was about telling LGBTI Australians they don't have to change, the law does.

At least 9 dead on French islands

He said there had been "some scenes of looting" and that extra security forces were being sent to the islands to restore order. The French rescue operation includes military frigates, military and civilian planes and helicopters. The Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten has been battered by the Irma hurricane making local airport unreachable, the Dutch navy said Thursday.

Trump Orders N. Korean Missiles Heading to United States be Shot Down

Notably, The Trump Administration has not ruled out moving tactical nuclear weapons into SKorea if Seoul requests them, a move that would go against the standing USA policy to keep the Korean Peninsula denuclearized. Even with the world's best network of space-, land-, and sea-based radars and sensors, the USA and its allies face a major risk in attempting to shoot down a North Korean missile.

Hurricane Watches in Effect for Big Bend and South Georgia

Irma is now 110 miles southeast of Key West, Fla. and is moving west northwest at 9 mph with sustained winds of 120 mph, Category 3 strength. The National Weather Service has issued Tropical Storm and Hurricane warnings for the Big Bend, Southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issues expanded state of emergency for Hurricane Irma

Here is the latest on Irma . Cooper said risky surf and rip currents will continue on the coast and rain could bring flash flooding to some areas. On Friday, the state activated a hurricane hotline that residents can call with questions about the storm.

Couple, married 75 years, share names with hurricanes Harvey, Irma

The names of hurricanes that are particularly deadly or costly are retired, which will likely be the case for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Together, the couple have been proud foster parents to several children, many of them physically or mentally challenged.

Florida: two nuclear power plants in the path of the hurricane Irma

In a press conference Thursday, Gould said he thinks FPL is more prepared for Hurricane Irma than it has ever been for a storm before, however, outages are still expected. The utility has already positioned equipment and workers to help bring electricity back up and running as fast as possible, but fears the force of Irma's winds may snap concrete poles, Silagy said.

Florida Governor Warns "Leave Now" as Category 4 Irma Approaches Coast

Governor Rick Scott warned in a news conference: "You do not want to leave on Saturday, driving through Florida with tropical storm force winds". On Friday morning, a hurricane watch was put into effect for Barbuda , Antigua and Anguilla , islands that were just left devastated by Hurricane Irma .

Gov't Warns - Jose close enough to cause further damage

Speaking with News Power Now this morning he revealed that Jose is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane. Swells generated by Jose are affecting portions of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Hurricane Jose continues to gain strength and a hurricane watch is underway in several islands. Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: "Jose is now forecast to follow a similar track initially to Irma, moving westwards in the Atlantic and to the north and east of the ...

Where Will Hurricane Irma Hit in the US?

I think it's 'You run from the water and hide from the wind.' " Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman said, urging residents to take all precautions at an emergency briefing on Saturday. "We are in touch with community leaders in Florida area", Indian Ambassador to US Navtej Sarna, told PTI after a review meeting he had on hurricane Irma preparedness.

Hurricane Jose expected to turn northwest, winds up to 150 miles per hour

Well, this is going to be a 125-mile-wide area with winds that will be above hurricane strength, and maybe even as much as 100 miles of Category 3, Category 4 winds. More evacuations are expected as the storm nears the state, Mr. Scott said. Julie Lavoie, originally from Quebec but living in West Palm Beach for the last 10 years, isn't planning on abandoning her home.

Bears upset for second week in a row, fall to UTSA

UTSA fans had taken over the stadium by the fourth quarter, cheering on the Roadrunners' upset. The game showed that Liberty's 48-45 season opening win last weekend was no fluke. The offense line is expected to be led by senior quarterback Dalton Sturm. Baylor (0-1), still with plenty of upperclassmen to go with quite a few freshmen, is home again Saturday night against a UTSA team eager to play.

State of emergency declared in Alabama, USA as Irma approaches

The governor of Alabama issued a state of emergency on Friday night ahead of a category 5 storm that is nearing the Atlantic coast. A major strike there would be the first in almost 28 years. "I encourage all Georgians in our coastal areas that could be impacted by this storm to evacuate the area as soon as possible". The mandatory evacuation will take effect at 10:00 a.m.

Terrorists attack police party in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, cop killed

It may be recalled that while addressing a BJP event in Lucknow on August 18, Singh had said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union government will find a solution to the "Kashmir problem" by 2022. The slain policeman has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad . At least two other police personnel sustained grievous firearm injuries who were admitted in the hospital.

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