Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever seen.
Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer. A really, really big one.
Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael’s wake today after the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S. carved a path of destruction across the Southeast.
The judge in one of Paul Manafort’s criminal cases threw a wrench today into special counsel Robert Mueller’s plans for the former Trump campaign chairman’s cooperation.
Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. For the average retired worker, it amounts to $39 a month.
The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a case about the government’s ability to detain certain immigrants after they’ve served sentences for committing crimes in the United States. Several justices expressed concerns with the government’s reading of immigration law.
Gaining frightening fury overnight, Hurricane Michael closed in today on the Florida Panhandle with potentially catastrophic winds of 145 mph, the most powerful storm on record ever to menace the stretch of fishing villages, military bases and spring-break beaches.
Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge.
Hurricane Michael intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters today amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as an even stronger hurricane.
Amtrak’s Southwest Chief train route connecting Chicago to Los Angeles with stops in Colorado will stay in operation as is for at least another year.