NPR News: 09-03-2019 3AM ET
This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from n._p._r. News in washington. I'm shay stevens hurricane during remains near the grand bahama an avocado island where it's been for hours after causing at least five deaths the national hurricane center says dorian has lost more strength. It is now a category three storm with maximum sustained winds of one hundred twenty five miles per hour bahamian prime minister hubert minnesota's the amount of hurricane devastation. There is unprecedented. There is an extraordinary amount of flooding and damage to infrastructure to report the united states guard is already radio underground and avocado as rescued a number of injured individuals. The national hurricane center says the during remains on track to move north along the southeastern united states ponte vedra beach florida resident jesse james says dorian remains on a path that similar to a 2017 hurricane arcane that did not come ashore because a lot of damage aftermath you what happened was we escaped all the winds but the storm surge kept coming <hes> and it got to where it was ten feet from the house. It was four feet from the house. It was in the house south carolina's governor henry mcmaster says the best way for coastal resonance to protect themselves as to heed evacuation orders is better to be safe than sorry and we don't want to be telling the new nobody. We told you so so we would be safe. Get away from the coast. Hundreds of thousands of people in florida. Georgia and south carolina are under evacuation relation orders in south carolina authorities are preparing southern california that is authorities are preparing for the worst as the death toll is expected to mount from a diving boat wrote accident. The associated press quoted the coastguard essay that that toll has risen to at least twenty five with nine still missing and feared dead. N._p._r.'s kirk siegler has more the charter boat the conception had thirty nine passengers and crew mostly scuba divers it sank early labor day morning just twenty yards off of santa cruz island which is about twenty miles off the mainland when the fire broke out several crew members were on the deck and were able to escape. Most everyone else is believed to have been below. Oh the deck asleep and possibly trapped. It's not yet clear why they couldn't be rescued. Authorities say there's no reason to indicate any foul play. According to the coast guard the boat was in full compliance with safety regulations. It's now sunk. Some sixty feet in the ocean. Were dive. Teams are combing the scene kirk siegler n._p._r. News santa barbara the taliban is taliban is claiming responsibility for bombing that killed at least sixteen people and wounded one hundred nineteen others yesterday in the afghan capital. The attack occurred while the special u._s. On voice for peace in afghanistan was in kabul outlining details of an agreement in principle with taliban. This is n._p._r. British lawmakers will decide today. Voters will be pushed another step closer to snap elections. It is the first part of a plan to block prime minister burst johnson from a no deal exit from the european union teri schultz reports from brussels boris. Johnson says he won't even consider asking the e. u. For an extension attention on the departure currently scheduled for october thirty first the opposition labor party and some members of johnson's own conservative party are trying to block brexit from happening as long as there's no agreement covering its terms dunton's countering that with the threat to call elections october fourteenth we will accent any attempt to go back komo promises. I didn't want action. You want an action. Let's get on with a people's agenda. Meanwhile the e. u. Is considering whether to classify a potential no the deal brexit as a natural disaster or emergency funds can be tapped to deal with what are expected to be costly disruptions in trade and transport for n._p._r. News i'm teri tilts in brussels. Thousands of hong kong high school and college students boycotted the first day of class monday to attend pro democracy rallies. There were a few skirmishes images but the protests was mostly peaceful. Although tensions remained high following weekend clashes between police and demonstrators the protests began in mid june in response to a controversial extradition bill. That's been suspended pro. Democracy demonstrators are now demanding greater autonomy from mainland china and an inquiry korea into police response to the unrest stock markets in asia shares closed mixed lower in hong kong. I'm shay stevens n._p._r. News in washington this. This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor comcast business gig fueled network solutions that help businesses go beyond the expected to do the extraordinary sorry comcast business beyond fast learn more at comcast business dot com.