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  • *Hurricane makes second Florida landfall at Marco Island. FORT MYERS, Fla./ MIAMI Sept 10- A weakening but still potent Hurricane Irma lashed Florida's Gulf Coast on Sunday with tree-bending winds, pounding rain and surging surf, leaving millions of homes and businesses without power while flooding streets and swaying skyscrapers across the state in Miami.

  • "The president has already expressed to our team a desire to be there every bit as soon as is possible," Pence told CBS affiliate WKMG-TV in Orlando, noting the government's immediate focus was on saving lives. Trump, who is slated to return to the White House later on Sunday, has been "monitoring this storm 24/ 7," Pence told reporters during a visit to the Washington...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Sept 9- Nick Chilelli had been driving his utility truck with a broken air conditioner for about 18 hours, all the way from Cincinnati, when his convoy got trapped behind a car wreck just outside Orlando, Florida, at about 2 a.m. Saturday morning. A far bigger threat to the electric grid than Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Irma threatens to knock out power to...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma's deadly tear through the Caribbean will hobble the region's multi-billion dollar tourism industry for months, just as hotels, airlines, and cruises were gearing up for the region's peak winter season. The region's busiest travel season runs from mid-December to Easter, when Americans, Canadians and Europeans leave behind...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma's deadly tear through the Caribbean will hobble the region's multi-billion dollar tourism industry for months, just as hotels, airlines, and cruises were gearing up for the region's peak winter season. The region's busiest travel season runs from mid-December to Easter, when Americans, Canadians and Europeans leave behind...

  • The No. 3 U.S. railroad, based in Jacksonville, Florida, has major rail yards in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa, on the state's western Gulf Coast. CSX serves 12 ports, including Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, and Panama City. For Georgia, CSX has major rail yards in Atlanta, coastal Savannah, and Waycross as part of its 2,700 miles of track.

  • Walt Disney World to close early Saturday due to Irma

    Walt Disney World will close Saturday because of Hurricane Irma. The storm is projected to hit Florida over the weekend.

  • Sept 8- Walt Disney World said its theme park in Florida would remained closed on Sunday and Monday, joining a growing list of top Orlando attractions that are bracing for Hurricane Irma, which is poised to strike the state on Sunday. While some of its units will close early on Saturday, resort hotels will remain open, Walt Disney World said in a blog post on Friday.

  • Sept 8- Walt Disney World said its theme park in Florida would remained closed on Sunday and Monday, joining a growing list of top Orlando attractions that are bracing for Hurricane Irma, which is poised to strike the state on Sunday. While some of its units will close early on Saturday, resort hotels will remain open, Walt Disney World said in a blog post on Friday.

  • FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Sept 8- Insolvent German airline Air Berlin may drop more long-haul routes next week to cut costs as it races to find investors before it runs out of cash, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The carrier had already announced plans to bring forward by a month to Oct. 1 the cancellation of its services from Berlin to Los Angeles and San...

  • "The next step will be that further long-haul planes from Duesseldorf will be grounded," one of the sources, who is familiar with the industry, told Reuters. Air Berlin said late in August it was bringing forward by a month to Oct. 1 the cancellation of its services from Berlin to Los Angeles and San Francisco, and from Duesseldorf to Boston. It said this week it was...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 6- Gasoline stations around Florida struggled to keep up with demand from customers anxious to fill tanks as Hurricane Irma approached, with some locations running out of supply on Wednesday. Some convenience stores are out of fuel as delivery trucks wait three to four hours to get cargoes from Port Everglades, the main supply source for the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- JPMorgan Chase& Co said on Monday it will contribute up to $2 million to fight racism and support human rights in light of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to violence and the death of a protester. The sum includes $500,000 each to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League "to further their work in...

  • Aug 8- SeaWorld Entertainment Inc reported a quarterly net loss on Tuesday as declining attendance at its Orlando and San Diego parks squeezed revenue, and the company said it was boosting promotional spending to tackle "perception" issues. Its shares fell as much as 8.2 percent to $12.50 on the New York Stock Exchange in midday trading before recovering...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 4- Background checks related to U.S. firearm purchases suffered their deepest quarterly decline in over three years in July, suggesting a sales slump despite price discounts aimed at improving customer demand following President Donald Trump's election. U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks in July fell 25 percent to...

  • The full roster of WNBA teams and players will be playable in EA's upcoming basketball video game — a first for the industry.

  • The Walt Disney Co. 'Star Wars' lands 3-D model is unveiled ahead of the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

    Disney Parks isn't letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands.

  • ANAHEIM, Calif., July 15- An immersive "Star Wars" hotel, a new "Ratatouille" attraction and the first ever Mickey Mouse ride are just some of the high-profile features coming soon to Walt Disney Co's theme parks revealed on Saturday. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will house the hotel where guests can live out a multi-day adventure within the intergalactic...

  • President Donald Trump is expected to announce plans on Friday to rollback former President Barack Obama's loosening of travel restrictions to Cuba.

    Airlines, hotel companies and cruise lines are bracing for President Donald Trump's announcement on his Cuba policy.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A UPS driver opened fire with a handgun inside a United Parcel Service Inc delivery center in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers before fatally shooting himself as police closed in, authorities and company officials said. Five other people suffered less serious injuries in a frantic exit from the building, San...