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Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer (elbow) to miss remainder of season

Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer (elbow) to miss remainder of season Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Martinez was resting comfortably at his home. He previously was on the DL from June 16-28. Dr. Andrews will perform ulnar nerve transposition surgery on Mr. Fulmer tweeted after returning to his hotel: "Thank you to everybody for the well wishes". Assuming the surgery goes well, Fulmer will likely be the Tigers Opening Day starter when the 2018 season rolls arou... [Full Article...]

OU defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe sues NCAA over PED suspension

OU defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe sues NCAA over PED suspension He tried to appeal the suspension after turning over his protein powders and multivitamins for independent testing and discovering that a protein he'd taken did in fact contain small amounts of clomiphene, even though that was not noted on the label. [Full Article...]

Sarasota schools closed until Monday

Sarasota schools closed until Monday Many schools are still being used as shelters, and many of students' families and employees need time to make it back to Southwest Florida after evacuating from Hurricane Irma, officials said in a release issued Monday. "Quite honestly, we've got some we could open school tomorrow in and we've got other buildings where it's going to be a steep hill to climb to be ready by Monday morning", h... [Full Article...]

Corn, soybean futures fall on USDA crop estimates

Corn, soybean futures fall on USDA crop estimates If realized, this will be the third highest yield and production on record for the U.S. The corn crop was reported 21% mature, a little behind the 31% five-year average. Winter wheat was down about 3 cents, and spring wheat fell about 13 cents. "The ( corn ) market is expecting the USDA to lower yields, which is providing some support", said one India-based agricultural commodities analyst. [Full Article...]

Michigan AG Bill Schuette to announce run for Governor at Midland fundraiser

Michigan AG Bill Schuette to announce run for Governor at Midland fundraiser Jennifer Granholm or turn the page and move forward. To date, declared Republican candidates Dr. Jim Hines, a Saginaw physician; Sen. Not to be outdone, Lt. It's expected Schuette will announce his candidacy for Michigan Governor. Gretchen Whitmer is the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma set some staggering records

Hurricane Irma set some staggering records The storm "has been pretty devastating", he told ABC's WPLG . Heading north, in Charleston, which has experienced record flooding from Irma's storm surge, roughly 13 percent of the stations were without gas. The federal emergency agency also provided 1.4 million liters of water . Key West didn't dodge the storm's wrath entirely, however. Two people were killed by fallen trees in the metro ... [Full Article...]

Irma regains strength to Category 4 as Florida awaits the worst

Irma regains strength to Category 4 as Florida awaits the worst The first United States soil at risk of the storm's full force will be the Florida Keys . Hurricane Irma , now a category 3, had maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h (120 mph) at that time and was located some 45 km from Varadero, Cuba, and 175 km southeast of Key West. [Full Article...]

Tower Crane Spins As Irma Outer Bands Hit Miami

Tower Crane Spins As Irma Outer Bands Hit Miami Hurricane warnings remain in affect for the entire peninsula of Florida and up into the lower portion of Georgia with tropical storm warnings issued for most of Georgia and parts of Alabama and SC. - Miami streets turned into raging rivers, and the city's airport is closed because of significant water damage. The Montgomery Public Schools officials are also watching the storm and how i... [Full Article...]

Jaguars sign wide receiver Max McCaffrey to active roster

Jaguars sign wide receiver Max McCaffrey to active roster McCaffrey, 23, entered the National Football League as an undrafted rookie free agent signing in 2016 with the Oakland Raiders . McCaffrey then signed with Green Bay's practice squad and was promoted to the active roster prior to the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons, but did not play. [Full Article...]

Riding out Hurricane Irma in Key West, Florida

Riding out Hurricane Irma in Key West, Florida As it stands, 10 deaths were reported across the USA, six in Florida, three in Georgia and one in South Caroline, as a direct result of the storm. "The next couple of days and couple of weeks - probably months, in a lot of spots - are going to be very busy for a lot of people rebuilding", said Ari Sarsalari, a meteorologist for the Weather Channel, according to NBC News . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma leaves Florida 'powerless', moves north

Hurricane Irma leaves Florida 'powerless', moves north The Ohio River Valley could experience heavy rain, flooding, strong winds and other damage associated with the storm Wednesday and Thursday. By Monday afternoon, its winds were down to 60 miles per hour (97 kph). At least three deaths were reported in Florida in relation to the hurricane. It is forecast to move along the Florida west coast, impacting Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota and Tampa this aft... [Full Article...]

Uninsured Rate Falls To A Record Low Of 8.8 Percent

Uninsured Rate Falls To A Record Low Of 8.8 Percent The uninsured rate has decreased in all 50 states since 2013, just prior to the Affordable Care Act's broadening of coverage through expanding Medicaid and launch of the insurance marketplace Healthcare.gov. For non-expansion states, the rates ranged from 5.3 percent in Wisconsin to 16.6 percent in Texas. "More New Jerseyans are getting vital health coverage, thanks mostly to the Affordable Care... [Full Article...]

S-400 contract with Turkey signed, Russian official confirms

S-400 contract with Turkey signed, Russian official confirms With the purchase, Turkey aims to guard against threats in the region, while Ankara also demands that the deal include the transfer of technology to enable the country to build its own missile defense system. This agreement is a sign of rapprochement between Ankara and Moscow, since in August, 2017, both presidents signed a reconciliation agreement that put an end to the crisis opened after being ... [Full Article...]

See the 2018 Schedules for the Cubs and White Sox

See the 2018 Schedules for the Cubs and White Sox The White Sox and Cubs will face off later in the season than ever before. The teams will first meet May 11 for a three-game series at Wrigley Field. 7-9). Meanwhile Rick Renteria's team opens the season on the road as well, this time against the Royals at 3:15 PM on Friday, March 30th in Kansas City. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose Is Category 1, Continues to Weaken

Hurricane Jose Is Category 1, Continues to Weaken In other parts of the island chain, the closure of USA 1, a major artery that connects the islands with the mainland, was a prime concern. One stretch of the bay was six feet below normal tide. "I hate to use the term, but this was the ideal storm". Irma was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression Monday night, but is still expected to bring torrential rainfall as far north a... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose to turn a half-loop in Atlantic

Hurricane Jose to turn a half-loop in Atlantic The only effect here in New England from Jose (and along the East Coast) is likely to be some rough seas. Hurricane Irma left a deadly wake in the Caribbean islands before slamming into the Florida Keys early Sunday, then pushing north through Florida . [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-Un throws a feast to celebrate H-bomb

Kim Jong-Un throws a feast to celebrate H-bomb The UN Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution on a new round of sanctions against North Korea in response to the country's sixth nuclear test . North Korea opened its embassy in Lima in 1988, and first opened its trade office in the 1970s. "These are the strongest measures ever imposed on North Korea ". [Full Article...]

House sends resolution urging Trump to condemn white supremacists

House sends resolution urging Trump to condemn white supremacists It denounces "White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups", but does not single out left-wing counterprotesting groups such as Antifa for equivalent opprobrium the way Trump did in the days after the August 12 Charlottesville violence. [Full Article...]

European Union seeks to ramp up North Korea sanctions pressure

European Union seeks to ramp up North Korea sanctions pressure French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on the phone with US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday to discuss the possibility of new sanctions. official familiar with the negotiations. He focused in particular on how it masks exports of coal that were banned in August after the North tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles. [Full Article...]

Egypt: UN chief condemns terrorist attack in northern Sinai

Egypt: UN chief condemns terrorist attack in northern Sinai Armenia on Tuesday, September 12 strongly condemns the terrorist attack by Islamic State militants on a security convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Monday, which left 18 soldiers killed and seven others wounded. [Full Article...]


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