Jose now has top sustained winds of 150 mph and as it moves toward the northern leeward islands at a speedy 18 mph. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for St. Thomas and St. John.
The hurricane battered the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday and Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts as the fearsome storm continued a rampage through the Caribbean that has killed at least 11 people, with Florida in its sights.
Irma, it appears, could be it. The storm has triggered near panic in a region of more than 6 million people that includes Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, clustered along a narrow ribbon of coastline that has seen nearly double-digit population growth over the past five years.
The decision Thursday from three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii, who found the administration’s view of who should be allowed into the country under the ban is too strict.
Airport officials said in a tweet that the situation involved a single suspect and is under control. Concourse J was temporarily closed, airport spokesman Greg Chin said.
Donald Trump Jr.’s description of the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in New York, delivered in a statement at the outset of a Senate panel’s staff interview, provided his most detailed account yet of an encounter that has drawn close scrutiny from Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller.
The Equifax breach affects approximately 143 million Americans nationwide and 3.8 million Indiana residents.
Amazon will build three new warehouses next year, including one in Ohio.
The Florida Highway Patrol escorted gasoline trucks to dry fuel pumps, SpaceX squeezed out a rocket launch and officials in Georgia and Florida ordered thousands of people to leave the coast as Hurricane Irma barreled toward a collision with the U.S. this weekend.
“Instead of working with schools on behalf of students, the prior administration weaponized the Office for Civil Rights to work against schools and against students,” Betsy DeVos said in a speech at George Mason University.
The Lake Erie island resort town’s Village Council fired its police chief in 2015 after he was accused of blocking an investigation into sexual assault claims against an officer.
There were no examples in the records from four U.S. bases of disciplinary action being taken against anyone who retaliated against a person who reported a sexual assault.
Death row inmate Gary Otte wants the death penalty declared unconstitutional in his case because he was under 21 at the time of the crime.
It turns out President Donald Trump sent his reassuring tweet about so-called “Dreamers” at the urging of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
Residents in parts of the Miami metro area are under mandatory orders to leave their homes Thursday morning as Hurricane Irma barrels toward the region.
Holcomb echoed Trump, saying it’s Congress’ job to take up the issue now. He added that he hopes the matter can be addressed with “compassion and common sense,” though he did not say what he thinks that should entail.
That should clear the way for Bass Pro to pay $61.50 per share to acquire Cabela’s. Shareholders and the Federal Trade Commission already signed off on the deal.
Stores targeted included Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic and Victoria’s Secret.
The U.S. attorney’s office says 46-year-old John Douglas, of Alpharetta, Georgia, was sentenced Wednesday in Boston to two and a half years behind bars and ordered to pay almost $692,000 in restitution.
The Transportation Department said it found no evidence that United violated the passenger’s civil rights and not enough evidence that it violated rules regarding bumping passengers.