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Lightning Safety Outdoors
There is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are in the area. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm. Just remember, When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors. Too many people wait far too long to get to a safe place when thunderstorms approach. Unfortunately, these delayed actions lead to many of the lightning deaths and injuries in the United States. Below are tips on how to stay safe indoors and outdoors as well as brochures and other tools to teach lightning safety.
Turkish Parliament OKs Army's Cross-border Operations in Iraq, Syria
Turkey's main opposition united with the government Saturday to overwhelmingly pass a motion giving its military a mandate to carry out operations in neighboring Iraq and Syria.
The parliament met in an emergency session two days ahead of an independence referendum by Iraqi Kurds. Addressing parliament, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli warned that the Kurdish referendum would bring very dangerous consequences, perhaps even clashes even in global terms.
US-backed SDF Says it Took Syria's Largest Gas Field From IS
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters captured Saturday the country's largest gas field from the so-called Islamic State group in an eastern province that borders Iraq as they race with government forces to capture the energy-rich region, a senior official with the group said.
Nasser Haj Mansour of the Syrian Democratic Forces said the Conoco gas field and plant came under full control of the group on Saturday morning after days of fighting with the extremists.
Trump Preaches Family Values, Gun Rights at Alabama Campaign Rally
U.S. President Donald Trump has touted Senator Luther Strange's commitment to family values and the Republican agenda in a campaign rally late Friday in the southern state of Alabama.
"He is going to be great. He's tough on crime, he's tough on borders," Trump said. He said Strange will protect the 2nd Amendment, the one giving Americans the right to bear arms.
"When it comes to Washington and taking on the bureaucracy, Luther is your man.
Trump Clashes With Sports World Over Player Protests
President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem and disinvited a National Basketball Association star from a White House visit.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Saturday that Trump's statements revealed an "unfortunate lack of respect" for the NFL and its players.
Goodell's statement was released a day after Trump suggested any protesting football player should lose his job.
Update: Hurricane Maria AdvisoryBULLETIN
Hurricane Maria Advisory Number 30...Corrected
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017
1100 AM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017
Corrected to indicate the next advisory will be at 500 PM EDT
...DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED AT SOUTHEASTERN UNITED
STATES BEACHES FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
US Officials: New Travel Restrictions May Be on Horizon
The top homeland security official in the United States has suggested to President Donald Trump new standards for visitors and immigrants applying to enter the country.
With less than two full days before temporary restrictions on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries are set to expire Sunday, the president has not yet announced his decision on this new broader policy, which was the result of a mandate by Trump to review other nations' standards for the so-called "vetting" process.
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