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9/11 Ground Zero Commemoration

Monday is the 16th anniversary since  nearly 3,000 people were killed when four hijacked planes hit the trade center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001. The commemoration begins with a moment of silence at 8:46 am, the time when the first terrorist-piloted plane crashed into the World Trade Center’s north tower.... [Read Full Story]

Irma Takes Direct Aim At Florida

Irma has since been downgraded from Category 5, will still be regarded as the most powerful in the Atlantic in recorded history with 185 mph winds. Though Irma has lessened to 150 mph winds, the hurricane will still continue to be a big threat that will potentially devastate nearly almost all of Florida. ... [Read Full Story]

Florida Preps For Mass Evacuations

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is prepping for huge state evacuations ahead of Hurricane Irma. The  Category 5 storm just plowed through the Caribbean, leaving the island absolutely decimated. While it’s possible by the time it reaching Florida, Irma could be reduced to Category 4, the damage and flooding will still be very significant. ... [Read Full Story]

Nurse Arrested After Following Protocol

A video of a Utah nurse being forcibly arrested when she refused to let police officers draw blood from an unconscious crash victim has gone viral. Her brutal arrest was caught on body-camera video, and expedited the officer to be put on paid leave immediately, and since fired from his job as a part time paramedic. ... [Read Full Story]

Irma Upgraded to Category 5

Over the weekend, Hurricane Irma has strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 5 storm, set to hit the Caribbean islands Wednesday before possibly hitting the US later on this week. Irma was churning Tuesday morning with maximum sustained winds of 175 mph, which is well above the threshold of Cat 5 at 157 mph/... [Read Full Story]

Jail Time for US Man Sharing Nuclear Tech With China

An American man, Szuhsiung Ho, aka Allen Ho, has been sentenced to two years in jail for illegally helping China develop its nuclear power program for nearly 20 years. Ho did not obtain explicit permission to share “sensitive” nuclear technologies, which is required for anyone sharing the knowledge of technologies using radioactive material to generate power.... [Read Full Story]

South Carolina Requires Dash Cam Footage in DUI Prosecutions

South Carolina law states that in order for DUI prosecutors to seek full charges, video needs to be recorded as soon as an officer sees a suspected drunk driver to the moment the suspect is arrested and put in the patrol car. Mothers Against Drunk Driving are not pleased, saying that making dash cam arrest videos a required piece of evidence in drunk driving cases is making prosecutions more difficult.... [Read Full Story]

Trump’s Trans Ban Met With Lawsuits

On Friday President Trump directed the military not to move forward with an Obama-era plan that allows transgender individuals to be recruited into the armed forces. Civil rights groups filed two lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s controversial ban, saying the ban violated U.S. constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process under the Fifth Amendment.... [Read Full Story]

Hurricane Harvey Causes More Damage in Houston

Tropical Storm Harvey is causing some of the worst flooding Houston has ever seen, as federal engineers on Monday were forced to release water from area reservoirs in hopes of controlling the rushing currents. Harvey is lingering around Texas’ Gulf Coast, where it remains for several more days, giving the region a year’s worth of rain in the span of a week.... [Read Full Story]