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September 8, 2017 2:51 AM The Latest: FSU cancels football game ahead of Irma

The Latest: FSU cancels football game ahead of Irma Florida State canceled its home football game Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe because of impending Hurricane Irma. The cancellation Thursday night came after Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered all state colleges and universities closed through Monday to support shelter and emergency relief efforts 116

September 8, 2017 1:25 AM Irma kills 10 in battered Caribbean, which is in a ‘rush against time’ before the next storm

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Apocalyptic scenes of flattened buildings and ruined airports emerged from once-lush Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma, as the deadly storm began to lash vulnerable Haiti on Thursday and another powerful storm, Hurricane Jose, followed fast in its wake. About 95 percent of the tiny island of Barbuda sustained damage 106

September 7, 2017 5:35 AM Hurricane Irma lashes Caribbean islands; Florida braces for hit

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands with tree-snapping winds, drenching rains and pounding surf on a collision course with Florida. At least four people were reported killed on four different islands 79

September 7, 2017 2:58 AM Extreme Category 5 Irma crashes into Caribbean, sets sights on Florida and Southeast U.S

For more than a day, monstrous Hurricane Irma has sustained Category 5 winds of 185 miles per hour while ripping through the northern Lesser Antilles and Virgin Islands. The storm, tied for the second-strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, is headed for the southeastern Bahamas and, by the weekend and early next week, Florida and the Southeast 73

September 7, 2017 2:27 AM Samba dancers touch down

SAMBA dancers from Brazil and Cuba touched down at Harare International Airport yesterday afternoon ahead of the highly-anticipated Samba Night on Friday, which will be held jointly with the Rhumba Night and Dancehall Night, as part of the ongoing Harare International Carnival. There was pushing and shoving at the airport, as people jostled to get a glimpse 69

August 13, 2017 6:12 PM Diplomats under ‘health attack’ in Cuba were treated by Miami doctors

The University of Miami received a nervous call from the Trump administration: U.S. diplomats in Havana were getting sick with headaches, dizziness and hearing loss. Washington needed answers. At least six patients were flown from Cuba to the university’s hospital this year to determine the cause of a medical mystery that was dogging several people who worked 41

August 13, 2017 5:17 AM Tillerson says diplomats in Havana suffered ‘health attacks'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that U.S. diplomats in Havana had been the victims of “health attacks” that left them with hearing loss — the most definitive U.S. statement yet on a series of mysterious incidents that have puzzled longtime observers of U.S.-Cuban relations. His comments Friday came two days after the State Department issued a vaguely 42

August 13, 2017 5:17 AM Hearing Loss of US Diplomats in Cuba Blamed on Covert Device

WASHINGTON (CN) — Offering insight into the soured diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, a spokeswoman for the State Department cited retaliation as the reason that two Cuban diplomats were expelled this past May from their Washington, D.C., embassy. As relayed to the Associated Press by unnamed officials with knowledge of the investigation 52

August 11, 2017 1:33 AM Did covert Cuban spy gear cause US and Canadian diplomats to lose their hearing?

It is a mysterious episode seemingly ripped from the pages of a Cold War spy novel. In recent months, several US and Canadian diplomats posted in Havana have reported experiencing unusual medical symptoms, including impaired hearing, sometimes so severe that they had to return home. News of the ailments surfaced this week when the State Department announced 31

August 10, 2017 10:16 PM U.S. investigating whether American diplomats were victims of sonic attack in Cuba

The U.S. government is investigating whether American diplomats serving in Cuba were victims of an attack that damaged their hearing and caused other physical symptoms, officials said Thursday. The Associated Press reported that officials had concluded that the Americans were targeted by a “covert sonic weapon.” The AP described the suspected weapon 39