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Florida Preps for Irma, Politics of Relief

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Heavy Weather: Hurricane Irma, diminished to a Category 4, could pump up again to a 5 before it hits the south tip of Florida, according to forecasts. It’s now tracking toward the west coast of the state. Stores are closed, …

Mexico Earthquake, Irma on the Way

Friday, September 8, 2017

Tremors: A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Mexico overnight and was felt for hundreds of miles by about 50 million people. Residents of Mexico City poured into the streets as the tremors went on for a …

Potentially Catastrophic, Party Lines

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Irma: The islands of Barbuda and St, Martin in the Caribbean sustained heavy damage yesterday as the storm wall of Hurricane Irma passed directly over them with winds gusting up to 220 mph. As a sign of the severity of …

Most Powerful Atlantic Storm, Dream Ends

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Mighty Wind: Hurricane Irma is now a Category 5, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, and it’s on a path to rip through the Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba before possibly hitting …

“Begging for War,” The Swamp Re-convenes

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Winds of War: Kim Jong-un “is begging for war,” UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said yesterday during an emergency meeting of the Security Council. “We have kicked the can down the road long enough,” Haley told the Council. “There is no …

Mutual Threats, End of the Dream

Monday, September 4, 2017

Nuclear Tweetsmanship: North Korea exploded a nuclear bomb and President Trump fired off tweets. “Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States,” Trump wrote. He said, “The United States is considering, in addition …

The North Tests a Bomb, Drugged Out

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Nuclear Hermit: North Korea appears to have conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb test, which is sure to escalate tensions with that isolated country. The North Koreans claim they detonated a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted …

Waterlogged Texas, Short Honeymoon

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Aftermath: Parts of Beaumont, Texas remain cut off and flooded as the effects of Harvey begin to recede. The flood is expected to crest today. In the Houston area, homeowners are returning to a soggy, uninsured mess. There are fish …

Flood of Numbers, Caught on Camera

Friday, September 1, 2017

A Flood of Numbers: As the floods begin to drain away, emergency authorities say that about 100,000 homes in Texas and Louisiana have been heavily damaged or destroyed. Only about 15 percent of people have flood insurance, leaving the rest …

Chemical Explosion, Harvey Rains On

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Collateral Damage: Two explosions have been reported at the Arkema chemical plant 30 miles northeast of Houston. The company had warned that floodwaters created the danger and Harris county had ordered the evacuation of a 1.5-mile radius around the plant. …