Irma Heads For Bahamas, Cuba, Leaving Devastation In Its Wake:
Hurricane Irma hurtled through the Caribbean on Friday, leaving catastrophic damage in its wake as it closed in on Florida where it could slam into Miami this weekend.
Florida Air Travel Starts To Shut Down Ahead of Irma:
Hurricane Irma’s impending landfall in Florida is forcing airlines serving some of the largest airports in America to shutter operations and get out of the way of the powerful storm.
Irma has already trashed airports, buildings and roads in the Caribbean. St. Maarten, a major international destination for U.S. and European carriers, was in ruins after the storm. Photos from the Netherlands Ministry of Defense showed its runway covered in sand and widespread damage at its terminal building and jetways.
By late Saturday, Miami, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale – home to the 12th, 13th, 21st largest airports in the U.S., respectively – will be largely dormant as the extreme weather rolls in.
Marcus Peters Sits During National Anthem of Chiefs vs. Patriots:
Peters continued the movement started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began protesting during the national anthem last preseason and carried it through to the regular season.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said to NFL Network’s Steve Wyche in August 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Ivanka: Key Player Or Daddy’s Little Girl?:
Daddy, can I go with you?”
Former Presidents Team Up For Hurricane Relief:
All five living former American presidents have joined together to launch “One America Appeal,” an initiative that will raise funds to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma
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