Trump waives U.S. shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico: spokeswoman

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FILE PHOTO: People line up to buy gasoline at a gas station after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria, in San Juan

FILE PHOTO: People line up to buy gasoline at a gas station after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico September 22, 2017. Picture taken September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez/File Photo

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump waived shipping restrictions on Thursday to help get fuel and supplies to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, the White House said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post that Trump, at the request of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello, "has authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico. It will go into effect immediately."

The Jones Act limits shipping between coasts to U.S.-flagged vessels.

(Reporting by Valerie Volcovici and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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President calls for fans to refuse to go to NFL games

President calls for fans to refuse to go to NFL games

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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President Donald Trump’s assault on the NFL that started during a political rally in Alabama on Friday night has continued all weekend on Twitter, including a tweet on Sunday morning several hours before the day’s slate of games get underway.

President Trump’s latest missive is directed at fans, who he urges to “refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country.” He follows up by predicting that if fans do that, “you will see change take place fast.” He then repeats his call for NFL teams to “fire or suspend” players who do not stand during the national anthem.

The NFL’s rules encourage but do not require players to stand for the playing of the anthem. Several team owners have issued statements over the last 24 hours referring to President Trump’s comments over the last few days as divisive and supporting their players’ ability to express themselves.

Those expressions should be widespread in NFL stadiums around the country on Sunday.

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Olivia Munn wears sexy white dress for skin-care event | Daily Mail Online

Olivia Munn wears sexy white dress for skin-care event | Daily Mail Online

Friday, September 8, 2017

11:21 PM

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The beauty doesn’t look like she’s ever had problems with her perfect complexion.

But actress Olivia Munn is one of the faces of the ProactivMD skin-care range that offers help to people of all ages with pimples.

And she was spotted leaving the Greenwich Hotel for an appearance at the company’s one-day ‘pop-up experience’ at The Hole, in New York’s Bowery district on Friday.

The 36-year-old X-Men: Apocalypse star sizzled in a sexy white dress with a thigh-high slit that she combined with stunningly high-heeled, patterned court shoes boosting her 5ft4ins height by several inches.

She later changed into a blue frock that also featured a thigh-high split, but showed a little too much when it gaped open to reveal her underwear.

Olivia’s brunette shoulder-length locks were parted to one side and styled in soft waves that framed her perfectly made-up face.

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Proactive puffed the event to debut its new product on Facebook, writing: ‘Finally, a place to get out your urge to pop those pimples!

‘From the WORLD’S BIGGEST BUBBLE WRAP ROOM with over one million bubbles to burst, a pull n’ pop balloon installation, SodaStream Pop Rock drinks and custom flavored popcorn, you can finally "pop this and not that" (while getting the Instagram shot of the year).

‘And of course, a DJ will be pumping out the best in pop music all day long.’

The Oklahoma City native was due to be joined by Danielle Monaro from radio station Z100’s Elvis Duran And The Morning Show, with Mexican actress-singer Maite Perron, 34, popping in between 3pm and 4pm and Internet star Cameron Dallas, 22, there from 5pm to 6pm.

Meanwhile, Olivia is presently single after splitting from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in April after three years of dating.

But she appeared to put her heartbreak behind her and looked radiant for the event.

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Meanwhile, Olivia showed off a different part of her body when she changed for a third time for a casual dinner at Nobu Next Door.

She rocked a beige, see-through, long sleeved sweater that clearly showed her bra underneath.

The star teamed the eye-catching garment with a pair of ripped jeans as she strolled along the sidewalk.

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Olivia will next be seen on the big screen in The Lego Ninago Movie, due out September 22, and she has four projects in the works for next year.

The most high profile is Ocean’s Eight, the all-female reboot of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, with a starry cast of A-listers including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Dakota Fanning, set for June 8.

Olivia is also cast in The Predator, the follow up to 1987’s sci-fi hit Predator, due out August 3; comedy Dick Move and cop drama Madero, both of which have yet to set release dates,

Olivia Munn wears sexy white dress for skin-care event | Daily Mail Online

Olivia Munn wears sexy white dress for skin-care event | Daily Mail Online

Friday, September 8, 2017

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The beauty doesn’t look like she’s ever had problems with her perfect complexion.

But actress Olivia Munn is one of the faces of the ProactivMD skin-care range that offers help to people of all ages with pimples.

And she was spotted leaving the Greenwich Hotel for an appearance at the company’s one-day ‘pop-up experience’ at The Hole, in New York’s Bowery district on Friday.

The 36-year-old X-Men: Apocalypse star sizzled in a sexy white dress with a thigh-high slit that she combined with stunningly high-heeled, patterned court shoes boosting her 5ft4ins height by several inches.

She later changed into a blue frock that also featured a thigh-high split, but showed a little too much when it gaped open to reveal her underwear.

Olivia’s brunette shoulder-length locks were parted to one side and styled in soft waves that framed her perfectly made-up face.

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Proactive puffed the event to debut its new product on Facebook, writing: ‘Finally, a place to get out your urge to pop those pimples!

‘From the WORLD’S BIGGEST BUBBLE WRAP ROOM with over one million bubbles to burst, a pull n’ pop balloon installation, SodaStream Pop Rock drinks and custom flavored popcorn, you can finally "pop this and not that" (while getting the Instagram shot of the year).

‘And of course, a DJ will be pumping out the best in pop music all day long.’

The Oklahoma City native was due to be joined by Danielle Monaro from radio station Z100’s Elvis Duran And The Morning Show, with Mexican actress-singer Maite Perron, 34, popping in between 3pm and 4pm and Internet star Cameron Dallas, 22, there from 5pm to 6pm.

Meanwhile, Olivia is presently single after splitting from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in April after three years of dating.

But she appeared to put her heartbreak behind her and looked radiant for the event.

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Meanwhile, Olivia showed off a different part of her body when she changed for a third time for a casual dinner at Nobu Next Door.

She rocked a beige, see-through, long sleeved sweater that clearly showed her bra underneath.

The star teamed the eye-catching garment with a pair of ripped jeans as she strolled along the sidewalk.

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Olivia will next be seen on the big screen in The Lego Ninago Movie, due out September 22, and she has four projects in the works for next year.

The most high profile is Ocean’s Eight, the all-female reboot of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, with a starry cast of A-listers including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Dakota Fanning, set for June 8.

Olivia is also cast in The Predator, the follow up to 1987’s sci-fi hit Predator, due out August 3; comedy Dick Move and cop drama Madero, both of which have yet to set release dates,

Olivia Munn wears sexy white dress for skin-care event | Daily Mail Online

Olivia Munn wears sexy white dress for skin-care event | Daily Mail Online

Friday, September 8, 2017

10:46 PM

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The beauty doesn’t look like she’s ever had problems with her perfect complexion.

But actress Olivia Munn is one of the faces of the ProactivMD skin-care range that offers help to people of all ages with pimples.

And she was spotted leaving the Greenwich Hotel for an appearance at the company’s one-day ‘pop-up experience’ at The Hole, in New York’s Bowery district on Friday.

The 36-year-old X-Men: Apocalypse star sizzled in a sexy white dress with a thigh-high slit that she combined with stunningly high-heeled, patterned court shoes boosting her 5ft4ins height by several inches.

She later changed into a blue frock that also featured a thigh-high split, but showed a little too much when it gaped open to reveal her underwear.

Olivia’s brunette shoulder-length locks were parted to one side and styled in soft waves that framed her perfectly made-up face.

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Proactive puffed the event to debut its new product on Facebook, writing: ‘Finally, a place to get out your urge to pop those pimples!

‘From the WORLD’S BIGGEST BUBBLE WRAP ROOM with over one million bubbles to burst, a pull n’ pop balloon installation, SodaStream Pop Rock drinks and custom flavored popcorn, you can finally "pop this and not that" (while getting the Instagram shot of the year).

‘And of course, a DJ will be pumping out the best in pop music all day long.’

The Oklahoma City native was due to be joined by Danielle Monaro from radio station Z100’s Elvis Duran And The Morning Show, with Mexican actress-singer Maite Perron, 34, popping in between 3pm and 4pm and Internet star Cameron Dallas, 22, there from 5pm to 6pm.

Meanwhile, Olivia is presently single after splitting from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in April after three years of dating.

But she appeared to put her heartbreak behind her and looked radiant for the event.

+14

Meanwhile, Olivia showed off a different part of her body when she changed for a third time for a casual dinner at Nobu Next Door.

She rocked a beige, see-through, long sleeved sweater that clearly showed her bra underneath.

The star teamed the eye-catching garment with a pair of ripped jeans as she strolled along the sidewalk.

+14

Olivia will next be seen on the big screen in The Lego Ninago Movie, due out September 22, and she has four projects in the works for next year.

The most high profile is Ocean’s Eight, the all-female reboot of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, with a starry cast of A-listers including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Dakota Fanning, set for June 8.

Olivia is also cast in The Predator, the follow up to 1987’s sci-fi hit Predator, due out August 3; comedy Dick Move and cop drama Madero, both of which have yet to set release dates,

Congress sends Trump disaster aid, debt limit increase

Congress sends Trump disaster aid, debt limit increase

Friday, September 8, 2017

8:32 PM

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FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol Building is lit at sunset in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed and sent to President Donald Trump legislation providing $15.25 billion in emergency disaster aid, as well as raising government borrowing authority and funding federal programs through Dec. 8.

The House vote of 316-90 came one day after the Senate passed the measure. Lawmakers were rushing to approve the legislation before government disaster aid was projected to run ran out at week’s end and as the deadly Hurricane Irma was projected to bear down on Florida.

Trump is expected to promptly sign the measure into law.

(Reporting By Amanda Becker and Richard Cowan)

Storm Churning Through Caribbean, Hits Turimks and Caicos – The New York Times

Storm Churning Through Caribbean, Hits Turks and Caicos – The New York Times

Friday, September 8, 2017

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Hurricane Irma Pummels Caribbean and Churns Toward Florida

The Atlantic’s strongest storm has left destruction across the Caribbean. Witnesses warn others to brace themselves as Irma moves toward Florida.

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Hurricane Irma, an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm with sustained winds of up to 155 miles an hour, continued to tear through the Caribbean on Friday, moving through the Bahamas and along the northern coast of Cuba, the National Hurricane Center said.

The death toll from the storm was at least seven as of Thursday afternoon, but the authorities warned that the number could rise as emergency crews reached flooded areas and as communications improved. The hurricane is expected to hit the Florida Keys and South Florida starting Saturday evening, said Kevin Scharfenberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

A second storm, Jose, strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean and could hit Antigua and Barbuda, which have suffered extensive flooding and wind damage from Irma, according to the National Hurricane Center.

In Florida and Georgia, officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for coastal and some inland areas, leading to gas shortages and heavy traffic on local highways. The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for South Florida, the Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee and Florida Bay and a storm surge warning for South Florida and the Florida Keys.

• Half of the 100,000 residents of Antigua and Barbuda have had their homes destroyed or heavily damaged, the prime minister said.

• The governor of Puerto Rico said at a news conference that electrical service had been restored to 144,000 households — which still leaves nearly a million in the dark.

• Officials in Florida have issued evacuation orders, including mandatory ones for all of Monroe County and for parts of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Pinellas and other counties.

• Irma’s 185-m.p.h. winds persisted for more than 24 hours, the longest period ever recorded. The French weather service described it as the most enduring superstorm on record.

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Conditions are deteriorating in Turks and Caicos.

Hurricane Irma slammed into Grand Turk on Thursday evening, ripping off dozens of residential roofs, flooding streets, snapping utility poles and causing an island-wide blackout. It also damaged the roof of the hospital in Cockburn Town, the capital of Turks and Caicos, a British overseas territory.

Providenciales, the most populous of the Turks and Caicos’s 40 islands, was experiencing howling winds, rough seas and steady rain. Hurricane shelters across the island were full. A government spokesman, Zhavago Jolly, said he had not received any reports of fatalities or injuries.

Earlier in the day, Virginia Clerveaux, the director of the Disaster Management Department, warned that emergency workers would “not be able to provide relief services during this time until further notice.”

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A child fills a bucket with water in Nagua, the Dominican Republic, on Thursday, as Hurricane Irma moved off the northern coast. Credit Ricardo Rojas/Reuters

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Haiti shuts down, but avoids the worst.

Moderate winds and rain were reported in northern Haiti, but the impact was not nearly as severe as officials had feared.

Although two people were reported injured near Cap-Haïtien after a tree fell on their house, “to this moment, we have had no major devastation,” Interior Minister Max Rudolph Saint-Albin said at a news conference Thursday evening. He cautioned that rain would continue and that flooding might still occur.

Despite public warnings broadcast across the country over the past two days, fewer than 160 people went to temporary shelters in the north, according to preliminary government figures. Many feared that their unattended houses would be looted, or did not believe the government’s dire predictions, said Tania Escamilla, Oxfam’s regional communications coordinator.

This time, luck seemed to be on their side.

Officials had been worried not just about possible drownings and injuries from the storm, but also that a surge of cholera could follow, as happened last year after Hurricane Matthew devastated the country’s southwest.

— CATHERINE PORTER

In Puerto Rico, ‘our prayers were answered.’

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Residents picked up debris in Fajardo, P.R., on Wednesday. Nearly a million people in Puerto Rico were without power. Credit Alvin Baez/Reuters

In Puerto Rico, nearly 70 percent of households were without power immediately after the storm, but the island was otherwise largely unscathed, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said on Thursday. By the evening, power had been restored to about 144,000 households, though nearly a million were still in the dark.

Roughly 55 percent of hospitals were functioning, Mr. Rosselló said.

“We would like to start out thanking the Almighty,” he said of the relatively small impact, with fallen trees and electrical poles making up the bulk of the damage on the main island. “Our prayers were answered.”

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Fallen trees in San Juan, P.R., on Thursday. Credit Erika P. Rodriguez for The New York Times

Many residents, though grateful the damage was not worse, were furious about the vast power failures. How is it possible, Puerto Ricans wondered aloud, that a hurricane that passed at a distance and hardly claimed a shingle could leave more than a million households in the dark?

“This is an abuse, a lack of respect,” said Isla Rosado, a 58-year-old secretary. “Irma had not even arrived yet when we were already without power.”

— FRANCES ROBLES and IVELISSE RIVERA

A devastated Barbuda braces for yet another hit.

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Families took shelter in a church in Las Terrenas, the Dominican Republic, on Wednesday as the country braced for Hurricane Irma. Credit Tatiana Fernandez/Associated Press

Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda said that half of Barbuda had been left homeless by the storm, which blew through on Wednesday. Officials declared a state of emergency. And with another storm, Hurricane Jose, expected soon, many of Barbuda’s 1,600 residents are trying to evacuate to their sister island, Antigua.

Michael Semple, a resident of Codrington, said his roof had been blown away and his kitchen destroyed. “The only thing I have left is my wife and my family,” he said.

Teline Charles, 33, a New Yorker who was visiting family in Barbuda when the hurricane hit, said she had “never experienced anything like that.”

“The roof came off during the storm,” she recalled, “and we actually had to leave the house and run into the car until the eye came, and then ran for better shelter.”

With a hurricane watch in effect as Jose approaches, the government is hoping to transport all of Barbuda’s residents to Antigua by the end of Friday, either by sea or by air.

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Boarding up windows on Wednesday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Credit Ezequiel Abiu Lopez/Associated Press

In the Dominican Republic, officials evacuated some areas near the beachfront town of Cabarete on the north coast, though some residents chose to stay boarded up in their homes and ride it out.

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A satellite image of Hurricane Irma made Thursday afternoon, as the eye approaches the Turks and Caicos Islands, on a track that could lead to a strike on Florida. Credit National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

President Danilo Medina canceled work for public and private companies, and schools were closed until Monday as emergency workers spread out to manage the expected fallout. But residents in Cabarete said that so far, the effects of the storm had been relatively mild.

“It’s really not that bad,” said Lindsay Sauvage, who lives with her family in Cabarete and said the electricity had shut off around 3 a.m. “We expected much worse.”

— CARL JOSEPH and AZAM AHMED

‘It’s just unbelievable. It’s indescribable.’

Four people have been confirmed dead on the island of St. Martin, Mr. Philippe, the French prime minister, said on Thursday, lowering a previous toll of eight deaths given by local rescue officials.

Around 50 people were injured, including two seriously, he said, and 65 percent of homes on the island are uninhabitable. Rescue workers are still assessing the damage on St. Martin and St. Barthélemy.

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Eden Hazard available for Chelsea’s trip to Leicester | Daily Mail Online

Eden Hazard available for Chelsea’s trip to Leicester | Daily Mail Online

Friday, September 8, 2017

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Antonio Conte has confirmed that Eden Hazard is in the Chelsea squad to face Leicester this weekend after recovering from an ankle fracture.

The attacking midfielder has not featured for the Blues since last season after picking up an injury while on international duty with Belgium.

After coming on as a substitute for his country this week, though, Conte has confirmed he is fit and ready to return for Chelsea.

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‘Eden is available, and he is in the list for the game tomorrow,’ the Chelsea boss told reporters. ‘I think he is improving a lot, and he worked very strong to be ready.

‘I think now I can count on him, but I have to decide the right moment and the right minutes. For sure, he is available now.

‘It’s normal [to be careful] when there is a surgery. It’s normal to pay attention to his recovery. Don’t forget, Eden is an important player for us. It’s important to play soon.’