The high will be around 87 degrees.
The high will be around 87 degrees.
The United States said on Wednesday it plans to impose sanctions on those who violate a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, which Washington says will now stay in place instead of expiring in October as agreed under a 2015 nuclear deal. U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela and Iran Elliott Abrams said Washington could deny access to the U.S. market to anyone who trades in weapons with Iran, which President Donald Trump's administration accuses of seeking to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has denied it is developing nuclear weapons.
Hurricane Sally brought raging winds and pouring rain as it cut a path through the Gulf Coast on Wednesday morning, and photos of the new Three Mile Bridge in Pensacola, Florida — or what remains of it — showcase the storm's destructive power. “Many of us, we're beating ourselves up this morning,” Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said during a press conference. Weather forecasts had promised a relatively mild battering, he said, but Hurricane Sally hit harder than anticipated.
The final House Transportation committee report on the fatal design flaws of Boeing's 737 MAX—which killed 346 people in two accidents between 2018 and 2019—show the air disasters could have been avoided. The 239-page report, which was released Wednesday, is the product of an 18-month investigation that confirmed time and again that Boeing caved into “production pressure that ultimately jeopardized the safety of the flying public.” The committee cites competition with Airbus as a primary cause of cuts in costs to maintain the 737 MAX production, even though those shortcuts were fatal.
A memo from the Senate Republican campaign committee suggests the GOP is worried its majority in the chamber could succumb to a blue wave this November as Democrats look to expand their electoral reach into typically red states such as Montana, South Carolina, and Georgia. Less than 50 days before the 3 November elections, the internal GOP memo, obtained and first reported by the Guardian , shows how campaign operatives see the races shaping up in 10 key states that will determine whether Democrats reclaim the Senate majority for the first time in two election cycles. "The next few weeks will define the future of our country for generations to come," the memo from the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) reads.
Just days after the Trump family took the stage and praised their patriarch at the Republican National Convention, liberals took a closer look at the Trump family's ties to the presidency. On Aug. 26, Ridin' with Biden, a Facebook page dedicated to the election of Democrat Joe Biden, posted a meme that calls the roles of Trump relatives and associates into question. “Trump's daughter works at the White House,” claims the meme.
Thousands of evacuees displaced by deadly wildfires in Oregon settled into a second week of life in shelters and car camping on Tuesday as fire crews battled on, and search teams scoured the ruins of incinerated homes for the missing. With state resources stretched to their limit, President Donald Trump approved a request from Oregon's governor for a federal disaster declaration, bolstering U.S. government assistance for emergency response and relief efforts. Dozens of fires have charred some 4.5 million acres (1.8 million hectares) of tinder-dry brush, grass and woodlands in Oregon, California and Washington state since August, ravaging several small towns, destroying thousands of homes and killing at least 34 people.
Ahead of a possible reopening of schools for in-person learning on Oct. 5 or earlier, the teachers unions of Miami-Dade and Broward school districts are asking for safety precautions in the classroom. Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco joined United Teachers of Dade president Karla Hernandez-Mats at a press conference at UTD's new Miami Springs headquarters Thursday to share similar concerns before returning to the classroom, particularly about cleanliness and social distance protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic. Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said Tuesday he would like to have schools reopen to in-person learning on Oct. 5. He said he plans to recommend that date and present a reopening plan to School Board members Sept. 22.
in January that she stopped promoting QAnon months earlier, saying it was "more hype than substance". That did not stop voters in Tuesday's primary race from referencing Ms Witzke's support for QAnon, with an 18-year-old, Maggie Kosior, telling AP that "She is a supporter of them and so am I". Ms Witzke is among several controversial candidates with ties to far-right conspiracy thinking, including businesswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who won a Republican primary in Georgia despite her support for QAnon.
President Trump on Wednesday evening defended his response to the coronavirus pandemic by saying the country's COVID-19 death rate would be low if "you take the blue states out." States run by Democratic governors have had "tremendous death rates," Trump proclaimed during a press conference at the White House. Of the 15 states with the highest COVID-19 death tolls, eight are under Democratic leadership, while seven are led by Republicans, The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler reports. Additionally, when the deaths are sorted per one million people, 10 of the top 20 states are run by Democrats and 10 are run by Republicans.
Russia said on Wednesday that talk of possible sanctions over the case of Alexei Navalny was affecting its plans to borrow money on international markets, acknowledging the risk of harmful economic fallout from his poisoning. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Moscow was waiting for an opportunity to tap the Eurobond market, but would not do so with the threat of sanctions hanging over it. "All these restrictions, sanctions and hype around Navalny do not give us confidence in a good placement," he said.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is struggling to win over Latino voters, made his first campaign appearance in Florida on Tuesday, at the opening of Hispanic Heritage Month. After being introduced by Luis Fonsi, the singer of the international hit, Biden said, "I just have one thing to say," before hitting play. "I'll tell you what, if I had the talent of any one of these people, I'd be elected president by acclamation," Biden said, referring to Fonsi, as well as singer Ricky Martin and actress Eva Longoria, who also spoke ahead of Biden in Kissimmee, Florida.
Catholic schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, 49 elementary schools and eight high schools, will start to gradually reopen for in-person learning Sept. 23. The Archdiocese of Miami said it hopes to finish by Oct. 2. Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski announced the decision, after discussing it with pastors, archdiocese administrators and principals.
At a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said most Americans won't receive a coronavirus vaccine until "late second quarter, third quarter 2021." Hours later, President Trump said Redfield was "confused." Most experts agree that a vaccine won't be available before the election this fall.
As the UAE and Bahrain sign their historic treaty normalizing diplomatic ties with Israel at the White House on Tuesday, further evidence is emerging that attitudes are shifting across the Arab world towards Israel. And one of them is in Saudi Arabia, a regional rival to the UAE. A recent sermon from one of Saudi Arabia's leading clerics called for Muslims to avoid, quote "passionate emotions and fiery enthusiasm" towards Jews.
A group of eight European countries urged Brazil to take "real action" to combat rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, which is threatening Europe's desire to source food and other products sustainably. Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao, who leads the Brazilian government's Amazon conservation efforts, on Wednesday responded that the call was part of a European protectionist strategy. European politicians and investors have mounted pressure on Brazil to step up environmental protection as deforestation rises and the two sides attempt to finalize a free trade deal agreed to in principle last year.
Kamala Harris did not step off of her private plane on her way to visiting the scene of a devastating California wildfire so much as she bounced. The vice presidential nominee did so in Timberland boots, drawing a wave of online cheers and boos, in what might be the first true sartorial scandal of the Biden/Harris campaign. “THE TIMBS THO,” Meena Harris, Kamala's niece wrote on Instagram.
Fed policymakers hope an extended period of low interest rates will encourage more borrowing and spending, though their policy also carries the risk of inflating a bubble in stocks or other financial assets. Fed officials said in a set of quarterly economic projections that they expect to keep rates at zero through 2023. And in a statement released after its two-day meeting, the Fed said it wouldn't raise borrowing costs until inflation has reached 2% and appears likely to "moderately exceed” that level for an extended period.
It's a classic civics lesson – citizens often need to step in to remind politicians that their job is to follow the will of the people. After all, Florida's constitutional declaration of rights starts out with these words: “All political power is inherent in the people.” In Florida one way we can exercise our power is by voting to accept or reject amendments to our constitution.
India is approaching the ninth month of the coronavirus pandemic with more than five million confirmed cases - the second-highest in the world after the US - and more than 80,000 reported deaths. The increase in reported cases has partly to do with increased testing - but the speed at which the virus is spreading is worrying experts. It took 170 days for India to reach the first million cases.
Fox News daytime host Sandra Smith seemed to have a different take when she spoke with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday and repeatedly grilled her on various instances during which Trump seemed to hurt his own case that—despite what you may have heard him tell Rage author Bob Woodward—he's actually been “up-playing” the coronavirus pandemic. The anchor began with Trump's claim that “herd mentality” would make the virus “disappear,” even without a vaccine. “Is the president going at it on his own with these forecasts or do the medical experts advising him agree with those forecasts?” Smith asked.