Hurricanes

Omarosa: Trump used 'derogatory' term for Puerto Ricans; Kelly fought hurricane aid

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says in her new book that White House chief of staff John Kelly shut down her attempts to get aid for Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria — and he accused the island government of trying to exploit the tragedy to get money from …

Politics

What is the White House Situation Room and why was Omarosa in it?

The White House Situation Room has been witness to many of the most critical events in recent U.S. history. President Johnson ran the Vietnam War from the complex in the White House basement. President Obama and his staff gathered in the "SITROOM" and watched on a TV screen as Navy SEALs killed …

News (U.S.)

Puerto Rico utility completes restoration 10 months after Maria

(Reuters) - Puerto Rico’s electric utility said it completed restoration of power to all of its customers on Tuesday, more than ten months after Hurricane Maria left 1.5 million homes and businesses in the dark.<p>FILE PHOTO - A resident of La Chorrera neighbourhood tries to fix an electrical grid as …

Caribbean

Cable news devoted scant coverage to the increased Puerto Rican death toll

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters<br>In the five days after the Puerto Rican government acknowledged that the death toll from Hurricane Maria was over 20 …

Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rican visitors still waiting for island cleanup, restoration after Hurricane Maria

Home for Lizzie Marrero is in Puerto Rico. Near the north coast, in Vega Alta.<p>Marrero, however, recently arrived in East Chicago where she is staying with an aunt.<p>Marrero doesn’t know when she’ll return to her island because nearly a year after it was hit by Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto …

Caribbean

Naranjo Watt: Solar Energy for Puerto Rico

<i>Youth leaders with Sierra Student Coalition in Puerto Rico launched the Líderes Fellowship Program this summer to support 10 youth leaders from the</i> …

Puerto Rico

5 important stories that have nothing to do with the Omarosa-Trump feud

These days, headlines out of the White House and Capitol Hill can overwhelm our news feeds. The PBS NewsHour takes a moment every week to bring you …

Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rican Storm Victim Gets Her Power Back, Nearly a Year After Hurricane Maria

PONCE, P.R. — Jazmín Méndez has lived much of the last year in the dark. No light to read by. No food cooled in the fridge. No television for her three children.<p>Work crews have repaired storm-damaged Puerto Rico’s electricity grid in fits and starts over the past 11 months, but they had never …

Caribbean

Nelson's narrow lead with Florida Latinos worries Democrats

Sen. Bill Nelson holds a narrow 44-41 percent lead over Gov. Rick Scott among Latino voters in Florida’s Senate race, according to a new poll that’s raising fresh concerns among Democrats that the incumbent is in a dicey position with a core group of voters he needs to carry by bigger margins.<p>The …

Politics

New Orleans reopens last of 6 libraries destroyed by Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Public Library system has reopened the last of six libraries destroyed in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina.<p>The Nora Navra Library is about 10 blocks from the French Quarter, and was created in 1946 as the system's Branch Nine — and its second branch in an …

New Orleans

Michael Rapaport is bringing his podcast to Houston this weekend with special guest Paul Wall

Image 1of/27<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Podcasting has given actors, musicians, pundits, and comedians an avenue to talk to fans in an intimate setting and one of …

San Francisco Bay Area

Nio Garcia and Casper Magico Explain How They Created 'Te Bote' During Hurricane Maria

In the newest episode of 's series, Casper Magico and Nio Garcia, the creators of “Te Bote," explain how it ended up being a hit.<p>Basically, “Te Bote” …

Hurricane Maria

‘The Little Couple’ Family’s Houston Home Is Finally Sold, Offer Reportedly Pending At A Greatly Reduced Price

There's good news for Jen Arnold and Bill Klein of TLC's 'The Little Couple,' as their Texas home has finally received an offer and is currently …

Real Estate

Extreme temps likely to continue until 2022 - study

Natural changes in the earth's temperature means the world is more likely to see extreme temperatures until 2022.<p>That's according to a new climate …

Climate Change

American oil refineries are working harder than ever before

American oil refineries are running full tilt to meet insatiable demand for gasoline and diesel at home and abroad.<p>Refineries processed a record-high 18 million barrels of crude per day in early July, according to government statistics. Full-year refinery activity is expected to hit a record in …

Oil

The Almighty Dollar Store

"Buhler's mayor, Daniel Friesen ... understood why dying towns with no shops beyond the convenience store at the gas station welcomed Dollar General …

Dollar General

Why The U.S. Space Program Never Left

It is 5:18 am in the morning as I put these words to “virtual” paper. My thoughts were inspired by a misperception about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that I notice now and during my tenure as a scientist there. The U.S. space agency recently announced names of the cohort …

Space Science

Hurricane predictions signal good news for your gas tank

Gas prices in the U.S. have ticked up over 50 cents since last August, worrying drivers and putting the cost of a gallon well over the pain point of …

Hurricane Season

NOAA: Below-normal Atlantic hurricane season is now more likely

As the saying goes, “it only takes one,” NOAA is the latest weather forecasting organization to lower its Atlantic hurricane season outlook.<p>The …

Weather

Astros RBI player wins Breaking Barriers | MLB.com

Astros RBI softball player Kayla Robinson has been named a winner of the Jackie Robinson "Breaking Barriers" Essay Contest, Major League Baseball …

Baseball

AMERICA UNLEASHED: US Oil Refineries SMASH OUTPUT RECORDS in July

Aug 14, 2018<p>AMERICA UNLEASHED: US Oil Refineries SMASH OUTPUT RECORDS in July<p>The US oil industry continued to roar to life under President Trump and …

Sean Hannity

Dominica makes historic pledge to combat plastic pollution

Many countries are fighting plastic pollution by enforcing harsher regulations such as special labels and plastic taxes, but the island nation of …

Pollution

Unusually Warm Southern California Ocean Helps Break Temperature Records in San Diego

News<p>Unusually Warm Southern California Ocean Helps Break Temperature Records in San Diego<p>By Chris Dolce<p>less than an hour ago<p>weather.com<p>01:12<p>6th …

Global Warming

Puerto Rican Government’s Recovery Plan Envisions More Austerity Ahead

Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>August 9, 2018; New York Times<p>In a “discovery” that should surprise no one, Frances Robles in the <i>New York Times</i> reports that, …

Caribbean

Texans donate old turf to school flooded in Hurricane Harvey | FOX Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — A high school hit hard by Hurricane Harvey is getting a new playing surface thanks to the Houston Texans.<p>The Texans said Monday that …

Hurricane Harvey

Amityville board rejects woman's request for trailers to house hurricane victims

The Village of Amityville board of trustees on Monday night voted against letting a woman keep trailers on her property to house relatives displaced …

Puerto Rico

Rice experts: Money and new ideas can solve Houston flooding

Houston and Harris County have serious flooding problems to address, but they can be solved if funding is available and both the public and local …

Extreme Weather

No immigrant tent cities coming to Alabama, Congressman announces

Rep. Bradley Byrne said his office has learned no immigrants will be housed at Navy airfields in South Baldwin County.<p>BREAKING: My office has learned …

Immigration

West Houston neighborhood restaurant reopens following Harvey shutter

As Houston approaches the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, parts of the city are still recovering from the storm's massive floodwaters. …

Texas

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite find Tropical Storm Leepi nearing southern Japan

Tropical Storm Leepi continued its northwestern track through the northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and …

Weather