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Bahamas death toll rises to 43, expected to ‘grow significantly’

Bahamas death toll rises to 43, expected to ‘grow significantly’

World
Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The number of confirmed dead in the Bahamas rose to 43 but officials expect the number to grow "significantly" with thousands missing after Hurricane Dorian leveled several islands nearly one week ago. Around 70,000 people are in need of assistance, including food and water, on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, the United Nations said. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the Bahamas, including 1,100 on a cruise ship sent with humanitarian personnel from Florida. On Friday night, Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands told media members the official death toll had climbed from 30 to 43. "I am sure that your reporters have seen uncollected bodies on the ground," Sands said. "I am sure there are many person who know individuals who have personally lost loved ones. So wh...

Father's Day Spending Expected to Hit Record $16 Billion

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Father s Day spending has skyrocketed since 2009 when only 6 6 billion was spent on the holiday honoring dads Spending in 2019 is set to hit a record 16 billion according to an annual survey conducted for the National Retail Federation NRF which looked at how much folks plan Latest Articles in
Warriors’ Cousins, Durant expected to miss start of NBA Finals

Warriors’ Cousins, Durant expected to miss start of NBA Finals

Sports
May 23 (UPI) -- Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Kevin Durant and are not expected to be ready for the start of the NBA Finals on May 30, the team announced Thursday. The Warriors said in a press release that Durant still has not been cleared for on-court activities. The 2014 NBA MVP is recovering from a strained right calf. Durant has not played since May 8. He was named to the All-NBA second team Thursday after averaging 26 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.9 assists this season. Cousins tore his left quad in April and could also return during the finals. Golden State said the team will continue to monitor his progress before announcing an expected return date. Cousins has been out since April 15. He averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 30 games this year. Golden...
Standard Chartered expected to pay just over $1 billion to resolve US, UK probes

Standard Chartered expected to pay just over $1 billion to resolve US, UK probes

Finance
London-based Standard Chartered is expected to pay slightly more than $ 1 billion to resolve a nearly five-year-old investigation of potential U.S. sanctions violations tied to its banking for Iran-controlled entities in Dubai, as well as a related U.K. probe, according to a person familiar with the matter. Authorities are aiming for the bank to settle on Tuesday morning, two sources said. Standard Chartered has been operating under deferred prosecution agreements with U.S. authorities since 2012, when it paid $ 667 million for illegally moving millions of dollars through the U.S. financial system on behalf of customers in Iran, Sudan, Libya and Burma....