Extreme Weather

Texas Mattress Store Owner Who Saved Hundreds During Hurricane Harvey Will Host Thanksgiving Dinner

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale opened the doors to his furniture to hundreds of hurricane Harvey victims — now, he’s planning the feast of a …

Hurricane Harvey

Best Things in Texas: Why We're Thankful for Texans

Best Things in Texas: Why We’re Thankful for Texans<p>There were so many times that we could have broken this year. But not Texans. We’re not made that …

Texas

Trump's Thanksgiving message to troops: 'We’re really winning'

President Donald Trump began Thanksgiving Day with a message thanking American troops for their service and achievements while criticizing previous administrations' approaches to the Iraq war.<p>After sending two early morning tweets praising his own administration, Trump addressed troops stationed in …

Politics

12 deaths at Florida nursing home after hurricane ruled homicides

Authorities in Florida have declared the deaths of 12 of 14 nursing home patients who died after Hurricane Irma as homicides.<p>Patients living at the …

Hurricane Irma

Indonesia Tornado Injures Dozens, Damages Hundreds of Homes

News<p>Indonesia Tornado Injures Dozens, Damages Hundreds of Homes<p>By Eric Zerkel<p>less than an hour ago<p>weather.com<p>00:29<p>Indonesia Tornado Injures Dozens<p>A …

Hurricane Harvey

US: Hurricane Harvey victims homeless on Thanksgiving

Hurricane Harvey was the most costly tropical cyclone on record. Wind and flooding caused nearly $200bn of damage, breaking the record set by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.<p>Hurricane Harvey was the most costly tropical cyclone on record. Wind and flooding caused nearly $200bn of damage, breaking the …

Weather

Texas volunteer collecting dozens of mezuzot for Hurricane Harvey victims

After Hurricane Harvey hit her city earlier this year, Houston resident Chava Gal-Or felt she wasn’t doing enough to help neighbours who’d lost …

Jewish Culture

12 deaths at senior facility after Hurricane Irma ruled homicide

A dozen of the seniors who died in a sweltering Florida nursing home left without power after Hurricane Irma have been ruled homicides.

Hurricane Irma

Volcano Erupts For First Time in Decades, But This Eruption Was Different

News<p>Volcano Erupts For First Time in Decades, But This Eruption Was Different<p>By Associated Press<p>less than an hour ago<p>weather.com<p>00:44<p>Mount Agung …

Hurricane Harvey

I Met My Business Partner During Hurricane Sandy. Here's How the Storm Helped Create Our Company.

You never know where you might meet your co-founder.<p>I had recently moved apartments in New York City when Hurricane Sandy struck. I spent the day-of preparing, and in true New York style, duct taping the bedroom windows of my East Village apartment. Then at around 9 p.m., there was an explosion at …

Hurricane Sandy

Here’s how long the heatwave will last

Four capital cities are likely to see highs rising above the 30C mark on Thursday. In some places it could stay that way well into the weekend.<p>There …

Weather

Don't make a $10,000 mistake. Tips on how to spot flood-damaged cars

Hurricane<p>The first effects of Tropical Storm Philippe in South Florida were felt on Saturday afternoon, October 28, 2017.<p>The coastal area from Golden …

Weather

Workers on Cleaning Up the World Trade Center After 9/11, and Braving an Ice Storm — in Red Wing Boots

When it comes to today’s tradespeople, sturdy workboots are essential for both safety and comfort. So in a campaign launched earlier this year, Red …

World Trade Center

The 5 best Thanksgiving movies to watch with a food coma

When there’s nothing left but the bones on the Turkey and you’ve fought over the last of the rolls, turn on one of these movies and enjoy that …

Thanksgiving

Welsh police officers relive month-long relief mission in British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma

Police officers who travelled out to the British Virgin Islands to help with the disaster relief effort following Hurricane Irma said it was the …

News (Wales)

2017 hurricane season ends with a number of records

Hurricane season officially ends at the end of November, and with nothing currently brewing in the Atlantic, it appears there won't be another …

Weather

Brief heat wave to last through Thanksgiving

A heat wave that began on Tuesday will intensify today and last through Thanksgiving with temperatures rising into the 80s at the coast and into the …

Heat Waves

This Company Is Helping Kids Play Again After Natural Disasters

The recent plague of natural disasters has taken a serious toll on the US. Fortunately, relief efforts and charitable donations have been plentiful, …

Southeast Texas

Home repairs after Harvey reveal huge...

A homeowner knew she was living with <i>some</i> bees before the storm, but she had no idea how many.

Hurricane Harvey

Power supply warning as spring heatwave strikes

Heat Waves

Hurricane Irma left even more families in need. That’s where you —and Wish Book — come in.

After a rough year, a bright red Ferrari under the Christmas tree was a dream come true for Samantha Gonzalez.<p>Last Christmas, the then 3-year-old was …

Lifestyle

Every Day, This Satellite Company Takes A Snapshot Of The Entire Planet

Planet Labs wants to analyze and index its 1.4 million daily photos to enable researchers to track Earth’s physical changes over time.<p>Six years ago, a group of scientists and engineers, among them three former NASA employees, gathered in a garage in Cupertino, California with a goal: to found a …

GIS

Is Puerto Rico Being 'Ethnic Cleansed' for the Super-Rich?

Two months after the Sept. 20 landfall of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico—like the nearby Virgin Islands—is still in a state of horrifying devastation. …

Liberal View

5 Small Business Finance Trends of 2018

Overall, 2017 has been a good year for small business lending. A few trends for the coming year have emerged.<p>Small business optimism has been strong throughout 2017. While President Trump has had plenty of controversy, the stock markets have performed well since he was sworn in on January 20.<p>Fuel …

Small Business

The right uses natural disasters to push through their agenda. So should the left

Naomi Klein showed in the ‘Shock Doctrine’ how disasters are often exploited by business at the expense of local communities. It doesn’t have to be that way<p>Months before a one-two punch of September storms slammed Puerto Rico, a financial manager living on the island quipped: “The only thing we …

Politics

Finally home for the holiday after Hurricane Sandy

Defrost the turkey. Prepare the plates. Check the good china.At least 13 people will be having Thanksgiving dinner at Ann Hanovic's house on Beach …

Hurricane Sandy

NASA finishes 100 day cryogenic vacuum test of the James Webb Space Telescope

<b>NASA</b> has unsealed the 40-tonne doors of a 12-meter diameter cryogenic test chamber at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The unsealing …

NASA

Houston is tackling the threat of destructive hurricanes and flooding — even though Trump ignores it

• <b>Cities across the United States are investing in infrastructure that will help make them more resistant to storms.</b>• <b><br>A neighborhood in Greater Houston is building stormwater detention ponds, one of which helped prevent an estimated 200 homes from flooding during Harvey.</b>• <b><br>These efforts are happening</b> …

Science

Homeless couple ticketed $1,000 for sitting on sidewalk threatens lawsuit against Houston

- A Houston couple who fell on hard times after Hurricane Harvey was forced to live on the streets. To add insult to injury, Misty Howard and Curtis …

Hurricane Harvey

Part-time professors struggle to put food on the table. Some want a union to fix that.

Muhammad Rehan skipped lunch for years. He’d fill up on the cheapest fast food breakfast and dinners and save his cash to keep the fridge at home …

Hurricane Irma