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Coastal Carolina will host Puerto Rico Tip-Off after devastation from Hurricane Maria

Coastal Carolina will host Puerto Rico Tip-Off after devastation from Hurricane Maria

Three student athletes at Winston-Salem State University are still studying and going to practice, but their minds and hearts are frequently with their relatives in storm-stricken Puerto Rico. "It is our privilege to be asked to help our neighbors in Puerto Rico during this hard time". The island has been in a recession for more than a decade, the poverty rate was 45 percent and unemployment was around 10 percent, higher than any USA state.


Mandatory evacuation for Ocracoke visitors in advance of Maria

Mandatory evacuation for Ocracoke visitors in advance of Maria

The North Carolina coast may also experience flooding and beach erosion as well as a storm surge. Tropical storm warnings have been posted for much of the North Carolina coast. The storm is now inching towards these regions, with Maria already lashing the small archipelago of the Turks and Caicos, with winds of over 200km/h.


Abe to dissolve lower house Thursday for election

Abe to dissolve lower house Thursday for election

A major setback could derail Abe's presumed hope to extend his rule for three more years at a party leadership meeting next year. The speaker of the house, Tadamori Oshima, on Thursday read a statement of dissolution, ordered by Abe. Mr Abe, who is the president of the ruling LDP, will seek a fresh mandate on his security polices amid growing North Korean threats as well as on welfare, pledging to review how to spend revenue from a consumption tax hike in 2019 for expanding child support and ...


North Korea hacking bitcoin exchanges along with threatening nuclear war

North Korea hacking bitcoin exchanges along with threatening nuclear war

The third stage would be the complete handover of operational control of South Korean forces to the new command, which would also take over part of the powers of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Mr Moon said top priority should be put on securing defence capability against the North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. "If Kim Jong Un ever offers a moratorium on his missile tests or makes whatever other compromise, he could say he made a big-picture decision to reduce military tension in the ...


Moon urges new ROK military strategy for

Moon urges new ROK military strategy for "retributions" against the North

Though the US, South Korea , and Japan all have advanced jets that could easily shoot down an approaching North Korean jet before it got close enough to strike, the US and North Korea are observing a cease fire, and not actively at war. warplanes and an aircraft carrier being destroyed by attacks. "For now, managing risks (related to North Korea) and making sure that our sovereign credit rating stands unscathed are our top priorities", deputy finance minister Hwang Kun-il told Reuters in ...


Twitter says it shut down accounts linked to Russian operatives

Twitter says it shut down accounts linked to Russian operatives

The company also noted that the state-owned Russian media outlet RT, or Russia Today , paid to promote 1,823 tweets that "definitely or potentially targeted the USA market". Twitter says the ads it provided came from three handles used by RT. "They have obviously a different business model, and also they've never tried to prevent fake accounts, use of bots", Warner said , comparing the company to Facebook .