This striking image from space captures the monstrous scale of Hurricane Irma

As Irma bears down on the United States mainland, two other tropical storms have been upgraded to hurricanes within minutes of each other. Hurricane Jose is a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained wind gusts near 85 miles per hour. Hurricane Katia is not expected to affect Southwest Florida. The statistical peak of hurricane season is Sept 10. Jose is now to the east of the island chain.

Korea plans 'Frankenmissile' to destroy North's underground military bases

Donohue, whose group represents more than 3 million USA businesses, said the move would damage relations between the White House and business community. Asked Sunday whether he was going to attack North Korea, Trump said simply: "We'll see". Last month, Trump's chief trade negotiator, Robert Lighthizer, held a daylong meeting by video with South Korea's trade minister, Kim Hyun-chong, and there have been subsequent discussions between officials to resolve complaints that Korea has not ...

Kim K was 'biggest fan of Taylor Swift' in 2009

Kim asked. " Taylor Swift 'Love Story '". Years before Kim Kardashian became one of Taylor Swift's biggest enemies, she was a huge...and we mean HUGE...lover of the blonde's work. In 2009, former president Barack Obama began his first term, the Pittsburg Steelers won the Super Bowl, and Kim Kardashian West and Taylor Swift were on good terms.

Smokers more likely to quit when cigarette prices increase

The researchers then went back to the children who used vape pens a year later and found that 34 percent of them had smoked at least one tobacco cigarette since the first survey. "What this suggests to us is that it might be those who are not normally at risk of smoking, by trying e-cigarettes, they're becoming exposed to others who smoke and through that, are normalized to smoking and go on to try cigarettes when they wouldn't normally have done so".

Delhi: Employee of five star hotel Pride Plaza molested by security…

The incident took place on July 29, Police said . She reported the incident to the company's Human Resources Department the same day. In the past, he had often propositioned her to spend a night with him in the hotel and made advances at her.

At least 46 dead in Himachal landslide; rescue operations to resume tomorrow

A Home Ministry official said that as many as seven teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), comprising 45 personnel in each, have already reached the affected areas in Bihar. Governor Acharya Devvrat also expressed grief. Meanwhile, seven persons were confirmed killed and several feared trapped after the landslide that occurred around midnight and damaged the Mandi-Pathankot National Highway 154 as well.

Gene editing 'widely used in range of research'

The genetic defect corrected in the study is the leading cause of sudden heart attack in young people, carried by about 1 in 500. Proponents of gene-editing research see the potential to one day eradicate a string of inheritable diseases because a person born with edited DNA would pass these alterations on to their offspring without any treatment.

Court fails to reach decision in Charlie Gard case

Grant Armstrong, the lawyer for Ms Yates and Charlie's father Chris Gard, paid tribute to the nurses who have offered to help, working on their days off or between shifts. Once there, the baby's life support eventually would be switched off. Doctors at Great Ormond Street said the therapy would not help. "Much to our regret, we realized that we probably arrived too late", the hospital said.

West Nile confirmed in mosquitoes in New Orleans

Officials add that last year's first human case was also reported in June, and that 155 human cases were reported throughout the year, including six deaths. IDPH is monitoring for Zika virus but the main type of mosquito that carries the virus, the yellow fever mosquito, is rarely found in IL. The department said a middle-aged Ida County man tested positive for the virus, but was not hospitalized and is recovering.

Here's How Much Plastic Humanity Has Produced

Recent figures from Recycle Now show that Britain bins around 16 million plastic bottles a day and If a year's worth of the UK's unrecycled plastic bottles were placed end to end, they'd reach around the world 31 times, covering just over 780,000 miles.

Brewing Caribbean storm could become tropical cyclone in two days

Forecasts expect the storm to continue moving westward through the Windward Islands and into the Caribbean Sea Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. There was no discussion in the Tuesday 5 a.m. advisory of the storm threatening the continental the future. Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 45 miles per hour (75 km/h) with higher gusts.

Ranbir Kapoor's Dragon To Get A New Title?

With a career that started over a decade ago largely dedicated to making potboilers, Basu really started to show his stuff with the big budget attempted crossover film Kites , famously re-edited by Brett Ratner and released to United States cinemas as Kites Remix .

FDA panel unanimously backs approval of Novartis CAR

Carl June, leader of the experimental therapy, said in a statement Wednesday. The company said that in its clinical trials , it was able to detect CAR-T cells in patients who respond to therapy for as long as six months, with recovery of normal B cells taking from a few months to more than one year, said Christine Cassiano, a spokeswoman for the Santa Monica, California-based company.

Research raises hopes for gonorrhea vaccine

The medical breakthrough comes at a time of increased concern over the prevalence of gonorrhoea , which has previously proven to be resistant to medicine . A vaccine for meningitis B may stop the spread of antibiotic-resistant super-gonorrhoea . "Gonorrhea rates have been going down in the vaccine group whereas in the non-vaccine group it's following the rest of the province".

Meningitis B vaccines may fight the rise of super-gonorrhoea

Evidence from a mass vaccination campaign for an outbreak of bacterial meningitis in New Zealand had unexpected results: reduced rates of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea , a study published Monday in the journal The Lancet finds.

Illinois Legislature to Miss Midnight Deadline to Pass Budget

Some homeless and domestic violence shelters have been forced to close or reduce services, and some medical offices are no longer seeing patients on state insurance unless they pay cash up front. If a budget isn't passed by the end of the day, the state would enter its third straight fiscal year without a full-year budget in place. After the vote was tallied, House Speaker Michael Madigan said IL won't meet the midnight deadline to pass a budget before the fiscal year ends.

California Right-to-Die Law Saw 111 People Kill Themselves in First Six Months

Since California's right-to-die law was enacted, 258 individuals began the "end-of-life option process", according to the state's report , which requires two verbal requests to their physicians at least 15 days apart. "Any unused drug that is prescribed for aid in dying has to be returned in person to either the pharmacy where it was purchased to be destroyed or to another (government-designated) place where it can be destroyed", said Bob Davila, a spokesman for the California State Board ...

Elite counter-terrorism officers to be deployed for Tour de France

Mark Cavendish - who has won 30 Tour stages - was the man who took the crown prior to Sagan's ascendance, but the Briton may struggle to find his best form after a recent bout of glandular fever. This year, the solution will create and analyse over 3-billion data points during the 21 stages of the Tour, a significant increase from last year's 128-million data points.

US Rep. Doug Collins promotes stricter immigration bills passed by House

She was 32. The fatal shooting put San Francisco's "sanctuary" city policy in the national spotlight. House Democratic leaders encouraged members to oppose the bill to withhold funds from sanctuary cities, but didn't apply as much pressure on " Kate's Law ", which establishes higher penalties for criminals who have entered the country illegally.

Study shows marijuana use is linked to accident increase

And those three states, according to the findings, have seen an overall 3% increase in auto crashes compared to states without legalization. These reports follow concerns of marijuana abuse as figures show an increase in the number of adults using the drug in states where laws on its use are lax.

Police Officer stabbed during protest in Darjeeling; CM alleges conspiracy

This afternoon, Mamata had said in Nabanna: "They (the protesters in the hills) are using arms and bombs". "Five years you enjoyed, now when elections are coming you start violence because you have lost credibility", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in Kolkata , hitting out at the GJM leadership.

Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military

But for those in the tourism industry, that has benefited tangibly from a threefold increase in USA visitors in the past two years, it is a different story. Taking a tougher approach against Cuba after promising to do so during the presidential campaign, Trump will make clear that a ban on US tourism to Cuba remains in effect and his administration will beef up enforcement of travel rules under authorized categories, the officials said.

Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle

Dogus ( photo ) sharply closed the gap on the sitting member of parliament from Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives in the Cities of London and Westminster constituency - home to Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the British capital's financial centre.

Conn. Bill Backing Tribes' 3rd Casino Heads To Governor

The state is now looking at a projected $5 billion deficit over the upcoming two fiscal years, and leaders from both parties and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy have refrained from increases to income and sales taxes as part of their proposals. MGM has pushed aggressively for open bidding to expand casino gambling in the state. The two tribes operate Connecticut's Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, respectively.

Reading program to begin

Last year, 14,000 readers joined in the effort to reach that same goal. Reciprocal patrons of libraries outside Princeton are welcome to participate in summer reading, and summer reading activities are open to all, whether registered for summer reading or not.

Kashmir can't be taken to ICJ

We are a people who worship rivers, mountains, trees". On Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), she said , "there has been a record 37.5 per cent increase in last three years". She started the interaction by outlining how the government, under Narendra Modi , has so far rescued 80,000 Indians in trouble, including in Saudi Arabia, where many of them were sacked recently.

Florida Gov. and legislative leaders work out budget deal

Scott will call lawmakers back to Tallahassee in a special session, tentatively set for next week, June 7-9. Critics say the proposed education funding ramps up spending on charter schools at the expense of public schools. The education bill, which is opposed by groups such as the Florida School Boards Association and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, includes money for items such as a charter-school expansion and pay bonuses for teachers and principals.

Class 10: wide gap in performance of English and Guj-medium students

Students can check GSEB Results from the direct link provided below. The headquarters of the Board is located in Gujarat. The board had also arranged the examinations for 142 prisoners in the state. After result declaration, the Board may immediately start the revaluation process; therefore students who will then opt for it can apply for it at the earliest.

Qld cop killer shot dead in shootout

It's understood another police vehicle rolled over after the chase resumed and the offender also fired at a police helicopter while entering the farm house. A standoff then took place for the next 18 hours as Maddison holed up in a shed on the farm before he attempted to escape into bushland this morning around 11am.

Many injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers

Quick Response Team will be posted at crucial points of the city under direct supervision of senior officers of the rank of Deputy Commissioners, the officer said. At Betor in Howrah, water cannons were used to disperse the mob. Meanwhile, Mohammed Salim of the Communist Party has said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has turned West Bengal into a police state.