'Dangerous' hurricane hits Mexico Pacific resorts

Monday, 15 September 2014 02:52
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) (AFP) - Hurricane Odile crashed into northwestern Mexico's Los Cabos resorts on Sunday, taking down trees with powerful winds as thousands of tourists hunkered down in luxury hotels converted into shelters. The "dangerous" category three storm in the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale packed 205-kilometer (125-mile) per hour winds when it made landfall near Cabo San Lucas in the late evening, according to the US National Hurricane Center. The storm took down trees,…
Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State
Monday, 15 September 2014 02:52
PARIS (AP) — Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group — minus two of the main players and without any ground troops — in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the Mideast. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been pressuring allies ahead of a conference Monday to show…
New Yorker Kira Kazantsev 'Happy' to be crowned Miss America
Sunday, 14 September 2014 22:49
(Reuters) - New Yorker Kira Kazantsev won the coveted 2015 Miss America Pageant crown on Sunday, a "three-peat" for contenders from the Big Apple. As part of the competition, Kazantsev, 23, sang Pharrell William’s song “Happy”, keeping time by tapping a red plastic cup. She said in a question-and-answer segment that sexual assault in the U.S. military was a problem that needed to be addressed by U.S. lawmakers. Wearing a long-sleeved, backless white gown and…
Republicans still want more from Obama on ISIS
Sunday, 14 September 2014 20:49
President Obama's announcement this week of a comprehensive U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as ISIL, was recognized by members of both parties as a significant escalation of America's involvement in the conflict. But some Republicans are still pushing for more. PlayVideoPolitics and Power
With appearance in Iowa, Clinton takes a big step toward 2016
Sunday, 14 September 2014 19:47
By Gabriel Debenedetti INDIANOLA Iowa (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stoked speculation on Sunday that she was moving closer to announcing a bid for the White House in 2016 as she visited the early-voting state of Iowa to take part in the state's annual "steak fry," a gathering of Democratic activists that often attracts presidential hopefuls. After grilling steaks with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton delivered a populist speech…
Why Scotland wants independence
Sunday, 14 September 2014 19:47
On Sept. 18, Scotland will head to the polls to vote on the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill. To understand this vote for sovereignty and secession from the United Kingdom, it's helpful to take a look back at the history of the relationship between England and Scotland. In 1602, England's Queen Elizabeth I died without leaving any heirs to the throne except a first cousin twice removed, Scotland's James I. King James became the ruler of…
Independent senator says he may run for president as a Democrat
Sunday, 14 September 2014 19:47
Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders is considering a run for president — as a Democrat. "I am thinking about running for president," Sanders, a self-proclaimed "Democratic socialist," said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "Running as a Democrat — that’s something that I’m looking at right now." The 73-year-old, who has served in Congress — both in the House and Senate — for more than two decades, is in Iowa this…
#GoodellMustGo banners fly above NFL stadiums
Sunday, 14 September 2014 18:45
A women's rights group flew banners above several NFL stadiums on Sunday, calling on its commissioner, Roger Goodell, to resign over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case. "Tell the @NFL that @NFLCommish needs to go," the group, UltraViolet, wrote on its Twitter feed. "Time to accept responsibility." A plane towing a banner with the message "#GoodellMustGo" flew over MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., before the New York Giants-Arizona Cardinals game. Similar…
In Iowa, Hillary Clinton teases presidential buzz
Sunday, 14 September 2014 17:45
The eyes of the political world turned to Iowa on Sunday as Hillary Clinton took the stage at the 37th-and-final Harkin Steak Fry, a political cattle-call and Democratic fundraiser spearheaded by longtime Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. Clinton, joined onstage by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, began her speech with an ebullient, "I'm baaaack!" PlayVideoCBS This Morning
Hillary Clinton rallies Iowa Democrats at Harkin Steak Fry
Sunday, 14 September 2014 17:45
September 14, 2014, 5:56 PM|Clinton praised President Obama and rallied Democrats to turn out for the 2014 midterms during her first public event in Iowa since the 2008 presidential campaign.

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