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Tropical Storm Nate: New Orleans mayor plans to impose curfew amid evacuation orders

After declaring a state of emergency for New Orleans earlier this week, the city’s mayor announced plans on Friday to impose a curfew in the city this weekend amid a threat from Tropical Storm Nate.<p>Nate has already been blamed for 22 deaths in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.<p>The city’s mayor, Mitch …

Plague is spreading at an alarming rate in Madagascar. Yes, plague.

The Indian Ocean island has already seen more than 1,800 plague cases and 127 deaths — and it’s early in the season.<p>People in Madagascar are scrambling to get their hands on antibiotics and face masks, while public gatherings have been canceled, as a rare pneumonic plague epidemic spreads across …

Environmental Health

This is how Anderson Cooper will start his show about the victims tonight

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anderson Cooper is devoting a full hour Friday night to telling the stories of the 58 people who were killed in the Las Vegas massacre.<p>"There will be no breaking news about the man behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Nothing about the weapons he used, the targets …

San Juan mayor lambastes Trump's 'insulting' visit to Puerto Rico

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, strongly denounced Donald Trump Tuesday night after the president visited the island, calling him the “miscommunicator in chief” and “insulting.”<p>“He was insulting to the people of Puerto Rico,” Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said Tuesday night on MSNBC hours after …

Donald Trump

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis

<b>Puerto Rico is facing a growing crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which has knocked out water, electricity, and telephone services.</b><p>The entire population is still without power and engineers say it could take months to be restored. A dam remains in danger of collapsing.<p>Shipments of food, water …

Players, owners unite as Trump demands NFL ‘fire or suspend’ players or risk fan boycott

SOMERSET, N.J. — As President Trump called for NFL owners to suspend or fire players who protested the national anthem, players and coaches answered defiantly Sunday morning, with most members of the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars either standing with their arms locked in solidarity or …

Donald Trump

Use these 4 proofreading tools to improve your content

Blog writing stands out with original topics, but taking the time to edit your articles is an important step in building an audience. You don’t have …

Public Relations

The One Thriller You Need to Read

There are few experiences as completely and utterly engrossing as reading a good book. As a kid, I would stay up late into the night (<i>way</i> past my …

Books

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

21 Books Goodreads Users Are Damn Excited To Read This Fall

The books everyone's going to be talking about this season.<p>Each title on the list below has a 4.0-star or higher rating, so you know they've gotta be good.

London attack: Parsons Green bomb contained 'mother of Satan' explosive used in Manchester bombing

The bomb that failed to detonate on a London Underground train contained the same powerful explosive used in the 7/7 attacks and deadly bombings …

Terrorism

Tropical Storm Jose is bringing dangerous surf, rip currents, and wind to the East Coast

Tropical Storm Jose is slowly meandering off the East Coast of the US and bringing heavy rain, dangerous surf, and tropical storm-force winds to southern New England.<p>Jose was downgraded to a tropical storm Tuesday night and continues to affect much of the East Coast, according to the latest …

Ted Cruz blames staffer for 'liking' porn tweet

Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday that a staff member of his was responsible for "liking" a pornographic Twitter post with the Texas lawmaker's account, chalking up the social media snafu to a "mistake."<p>"There are a number of people on the team who have access on the account. It appears that someone …

After an earthquake and a hurricane — and Trump's failure to send condolences — Mexico rescinds offer of aid to U.S.

Mexico on Monday withdrew its offer of aid to the United States to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, saying those resources are now needed at home as Mexico recovers from a separate hurricane and a devastating earthquake.<p>Last month, as Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston with days of record-breaking …

In pictures: Bird Photographer of the Year

Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.<p>"I just hope everyone survived," Gov. Rick Scott said.<p>He said …

Rainfall

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

Rainfall

The Number of People Begging Hurricane Irma to Wipe out Mar-A-Lago — And Only Mar-A-Lago — Is Sickening

After witnessing — at least via news coverage — the devastation that Hurricane Harvey wrought in Texas and along the Gulf Coast, one might assume …

Mar-a-Lago

There's Hope For You, Struggling Writers (And Here's Proof)

Let me tell you, sometimes there is <i>drama</i> in the world of publishing. This week, that drama was not only jaw-dropping, but it proved this powerful …

10 Famous Authors Shared Their Favorite Books For Goodreads' 10th Anniversary

As part of the month-long celebration in honor of its 10th anniversary, bookish social network Goodreads has asked 10 of your favorite authors to …

Books

The Latest: Puerto Ricans lose power; Barbuda devastated

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):<p>11:40 p.m.<p>Hurricane Irma is hitting Puerto Rico with heavy rain and …

11 Books Written by or About Refugees to Add to Your Summer Reading List

While politicians continue to debate helping refugees while simultaneously refusing to allow them to resettle in the countries they lead, some 65 million people suffer worldwide.<p>The crisis in Syria has accentuated what harrowing circumstances refugees face, but it's not just happening there: people …

Correction: Hurricanes-Q&A story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 6 about the hurricane season, The Associated Press reported erroneously the extent of hurricane forecasts. Usually …

World Book Day 2018: We handpick our favourite literary masterpieces

These are some of our favourite books to give you literary inspiration for World Book Day 2018<p>1 March marks the official World Book Day, a day …

Logic’s VMAs performance spikes call volume to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

INGLEWOOD, CA – AUGUST 27: Logic performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. …

Michelle Carter Is Appealing Her Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

She'd been sentenced to 15 months in jail.<p>Earlier this month, 20-year-old Michelle Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the case of the death of boyfriend Conrad Roy III. The high-profile case gained national attention because of what Carter was being accused of: Sending over a …

Criminal Sentencing

Three students die by suicide in three days

Instead of a time for friends, classes and hanging out, for students like Steven Truesdale, this is a time of grief.<p>"He was such a nice kid and he …

Mental Health

7 Best Engagement Ring Styles Under $200 For The Girl Who's A Free Spirit

Between the dress, the venue, and all the other details that go into the big day, saying "I do" can get expensive. Lots of couples opt to save money …

Cobb County, Georgia, Officer in Dashcam Video: 'We Only Kill Black People'

A veteran police lieutenant in Georgia who was caught on camera during a traffic stop last year saying officers "only kill black people" will be fired, authorities announced Thursday.<p>In dashcam video from July 2016, first obtained by WSB-TV of Atlanta, a white woman can be heard telling Cobb County …

Law Enforcement

10 Self-Editing Tips that Will Make You a Better Writer

I’ve been an editor for many years (don’t make me admit how many) and a writer for even longer. After even a few years in the game, every editor …