Nation Weather Service Takes Active Role in Preparing for Disasters
2017-09-13 14:26:49 UTC
COLLEGE PARK, Md.—“I woke up Friday night with a dream that it had missed the peninsula,” said Bill Lapenta, the director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.
We sat looking at a screen that showed Hurricane Irma’s long journey...
Medicare for All is New Litmus Test for Democratic Presidential Hopefuls
2017-09-13 14:12:46 UTC
Medicare for All is becoming the new litmus test for Democratic presidential hopefuls.Cory Booker became the fifth Democratic senator to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All bill on Monday afternoon. It’s a shift for Booker,...
Residents Return to Irma-ravaged Florida Keys
2017-09-13 13:57:10 UTC
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) - Evacuees from Hurricane Irma were early on Wednesday returning to the Florida Keys, where sunrise will give them a first glimpse of devastation that has left countless homes and businesses in ruins.
Median U.S. Household Income Sets Record in 2016
2017-09-13 18:28:17 UTC
SEPT. 12, 2017 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, while the official poverty rate decreased 0.8 percentage points. At the same time, the percentage of people w...
U.S. Supreme Court: Refugees Are Not Welcomed
2017-09-13 00:29:34 UTC
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world.
The justices granted a request from the Trump administratio...
US job openings continue to rise amid a scarcity of qualified workers
2017-09-12 20:29:53 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job openings rose to a record high in July, suggesting a slowdown in job growth in August was an aberration and that the labor market was strong before the recent disruptive hurricanes.
The monthly Job Openings and L...
Mistrust in the US motivates Brazilians to research about North Korea
2017-09-12 17:09:09 UTC
The headlines that usually catch Brazilians' attention are various corruption scandals, acts of urban violence and football results. But at the moment there is one topic of unexpectedly high interest: North Korea.
Since the most communist regim...
Trump's aggressive policy on Iran could complicate the US-led fight against ISIS
2017-09-12 05:39:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi‘ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, according to six curre...
Pope Francis Condemns Climate Change Skeptics
2017-09-11 21:25:58 UTC
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its caus...
DACA Decision by Trump Could Cost Republicans the House: Bannon
2017-09-11 16:52:59 UTC
Ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in an interview that aired Sunday that President Donald Trump’s decision to punt to Congress on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could risk the Republican majority in t...
Senator McCain: 'Every life has to end one way or another'
2017-09-11 16:41:17 UTC
Sen. John McCain opened up about his battle with brain cancer on Sunday, adding it to the list of other near-fatal encounters he's faced.
“I’m facing a challenge," the Arizona Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union." "But I’ve faced oth...
Focus is on Search and Rescue, Restoring Power after Irma
2017-09-11 15:52:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal officials were focused on Monday on search and rescue operations and restoring power to millions of people after Hurricane Irma tore across the Florida Keys before moving north up the state with high winds and heavy ...
Irma Knocks Out Power to Nearly 6 Million
2017-09-11 15:28:39 UTC
(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida, even as the storm weakened as it crept up the state’s west coast, according to state officials and local electric utilities.
Irma hit Florida on ...
Deadly Irma batters Florida with high winds
2017-09-10 19:43:38 UTC
FORT MYERS/MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma lost some strength as it pounded southern Florida on Sunday afternoon, but forecasts warned it would remain a powerful storm as it flooded Miami streets and knocked out power to about 2 million homes and...
Japan's Jet Fighters Conducted Drills with U.S. Aircraft over East China Sea
2017-09-09 17:41:30 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese F-15 fighter jets on Saturday conducted an air exercise with U.S. B1-B bombers in the skies above the East China Sea, Japan’s Air Self Defense Force (ASDF) said.
The joint drill comes as South Korea braces for a possi...
France, Japan, US Discuss Increased Presure on North Korea
2017-09-09 18:42:50 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Emmanuel Macron discussed increased pressure and sanctions on North Korea on the telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday, the French president’s office said.
U.S. Backed Forces and Syrian Army Advance on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor
2017-09-09 17:13:02 UTC
John Davison, Rodi Said
BEIRUT/AL SHADADI, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias and the Syrian army advanced in separate offensives against Islamic State in eastern Syria on Saturday, piling pressure on shrinking territory the group still hol...
Trump Review Opens Possibility of Mini-Nuke Weapon
2017-09-09 16:51:24 UTC
(Politico) The Trump administration is considering proposing smaller, more tactical nuclear weapons that would cause less damage than traditional thermonuclear bombs — a move that would give military commanders more options but cou...
Equifax Hack Exposes Data of Up to 143 Million Customers
2017-09-08 17:21:16 UTC
By Yashaswini Swamynathan
(Reuters) - Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of ...
Trump Anger puts Gary Cohn's White House Tenure in Doubt
2017-09-08 16:58:11 UTC
Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Jeff Mason
BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly fraying relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn has raised questions about how long Cohn will stay in his job, say two...
Ideological Purity of Bernie Backers Infuriates Democrats
2017-09-08 16:42:57 UTC
Prominent Democrats are increasingly riled by attacks from Bernie Sanders' supporters, whose demands for ideological purity are hurting the party ahead of the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election, they say.
Trump: Hurrican Irma has "historic destructive potential'
2017-09-08 15:46:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned of Hurricane Irma’s destructive potential on Friday as the Category 5 storm headed toward Florida and urged residents in its path to heed government recommendations.
“This is a storm of ...
North Korea: U.S. Military Action Is Certainly An Option
2017-09-08 04:03:20 UTC
Tensions rise as North Korea continues to ramp up it’s nuclear ballistic weapons program conducting it’s sixth and largest nuclear test last weekend, demonstrating that it’s one step closer to achieving a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the US ...
Ryan and Mnuchin See U.S Tax Overhaul by End of Year
2017-09-07 17:05:19 UTC
Doina Chiacu, Susan Heavey
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan voiced confidence on Thursday that Congress will pass an overhaul of the U.S. tax code by the end of this year, a...
Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All
2017-09-07 16:49:43 UTC
Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders has not yet introduced his Medicare for All bill in the Senate, but on Thursday morning it gained an important supporter in Warren. In a statement, Warren said she based her decision on her c...