6 to Know: South Florida Officials Preparing for Flooding From Hurricane Ian

No. 1 – The west coast of Florida is ready for a “life-threatening storm” as Hurricane Ian strengthens to a severe Category 4 hurricane before making landfall on Wednesday. Ian attained Category 4 strength over the warm Gulf of Mexico seas, with maximum winds of 140 mph before making landfall in Florida. Hundreds of thousands … Read more

The power is out. Homes and roads are flooded. In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona leaves a ‘nightmare.’

The vehicle driven by Luciano Bozzolo sped for the inner mountains of Puerto Rico. He had a mission to provide food, water, generators, and other essential supplies to communities devastated by Hurricane Fiona. The 43-year-old Bozzolo said to USA TODAY over the phone, “We had a buddy call begging for help,” on Tuesday. The San … Read more

5 years later, Puerto Ricans are still struggling with Hurricane Maria’s devastation. Then came Hurricane Fiona.

Residents of the U.S. island in the Caribbean didn’t have to search far to find reminders of the last major hurricane to slam the region, which occurred exactly five years ago, as Hurricane Fiona drew down on Puerto Rico this week: Thousands of houses are covered with blue tarps, the island is still littered with … Read more

Biden at UN to call Russian war an affront to body’s charter

(AP) NEW YORK — In an effort to persuade friends to steadfastly support the Ukrainian opposition, President Joe Biden is prepared to argue to global leaders at the U.N. General Assembly that Russia’s “naked aggression” in Ukraine is in violation of the core principles of the organisation. Announcing a global food security initiative and pressing … Read more

Putin sets partial military call-up, won’t ‘bluff’ on nukes

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Kyiv, Ukraine On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the partial mobilisation of reservists in Russia, a hugely unpopular measure that comes after a run of humiliating failures for his army nearly seven months after invading Ukraine. The action was regarded as a sign of weakness by the Western countries that … Read more

Patagonia’s billionaire owner gives away company to fight climate crisis

The billionaire owner of Patagonia said on Wednesday that he is donating the whole business to help stop the destruction of the planet’s climate, setting a new standard for environmental corporate leadership. The creator of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, who transformed his love of rock climbing into one of the most well-known sportswear companies in the … Read more

Florida Flies 2 Planeloads of Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

Local authorities reported that about 50 migrants unexpectedly arrived by plane on Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday, escalating a Republican-led state strategy that has seen migrants sent by the busload to liberal strongholds like New York and Washington to protest the sharp increase in illegal immigration under President Biden. According to State Senator Julian Cyr, a … Read more