Hurricanes

James Webb Telescope Emerges From 90 Days Under Lock and Freeze

The James Webb Space Telescope has just emerged into the light after more than 90 days sealed in NASA's giant cryogenic vacuum chamber. The test is …

James Webb Space Telescope

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

In ‘The Water Will Come,’ Jeff Goodell Warns That Rising Seas Won’t Wait

After Hurricane Irma, President Trump offered hoagies and cheerful platitudes. None of that will save Florida from the catastrophes to …

Science

Donald Trump hails F-35 fighter jets 'you literally can't see', boasts about military spending boost

US President Donald Trump has praised US military equipment while speaking to the Coast Guard ahead of Thanksgiving, saying a new plane the Air Force …

Aerospace

Universal Insurance: The Elephant Shakes The Monkey Off Its Back

The primary short thesis on UVE was that its profitability was artificially sustained by friendly Florida weather and that its profitability would …

Business

Hurricane-struck businesses face rebuilding again -- and again

It had only been a matter of months since Helen and Andy Viola reopened their St. Augustine, Florida, restaurant after the last major hurricane when Hurricane Irma dealt them another blow.<p>In 2016, when Hurricane Matthew hit Viola's Pizza, Pasta and Seafood, it "completely devastated the …

Hurricane Harvey

Thanksgiving weekend travel: Gas prices up, but easing, oil outlook higher

Thanksgiving weekend motorists rejoice: Although gas prices are at their highest in three years, costs are finally edging lower as the impact of Hurricane Harvey and other disruptions begin to ease.<p>Consumer-information app GasBuddy projects a national average price of $2.53 per gallon for the …

News (U.S.)

Dickinson won't let Hurricane Harvey stop the 'Festival of Lights'

Volunteers have been working for weeks to transform their city park into the Dickinson Festival of Lights, even though many of them are still working …

Hurricane Harvey

3 Things to Know About Next Week's Weather | The Weather Channel

USA National Forecast<p>3 Things to Know About Next Week's Weather<p>By Brian Donegan<p>2 hours ago<p>weather.com<p>00:42<p>Temperatures Flip Flop in Coming Week<p>The …

Weather

Mattress Mack feeds Thanksgiving meals to thousands in Texas healing from Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON — On Thursday, thousands of Texans celebrated their Thanksgiving with one of Houston’s most recognizable Harvey heroes: Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale, known across the world as ‘Mattress Mack.’<p>Volunteers cooked up literally more than a ton of turkey and ham each, plus all of the …

Hurricane Harvey

Washington's Skagit River Reaches Its Highest Level in 11 Years; Residents Prepare For Possible Evacuations

News<p>Washington's Skagit River Reaches Its Highest Level in 11 Years; Residents Prepare For Possible Evacuations<p>By Pam Wright<p>less than an hour …

Weather

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

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

An eBay label, cat hair and salad dressing led feds to woman accused of mailing explosives to Abbott, Obama

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott escaped injury from a mailed improvised explosive because he didn't open the package the way it was designed, according to …

Barack Obama

'Between pain and happiness'

<b>San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN)</b> -- On the southeastern coast of this island, where Hurricane Maria made landfall two months ago, the waves of the Caribbean lash the crumbling foundation of Jose Morales' battered seaside home.<p>A year ago, the Morales clan kicked off the holidays in Yabucoa with a large …

Caribbean

The Jewish Federations of North America support disaster relief at home but human rights abuses in Israel/Palestine. Why don’t they see the contradiction? by Elias Newman I arrive to the same scene each day—drenched clothing,…

<i>The Jewish Federations of North America support disaster relief at home but human rights abuses in Israel/Palestine. Why don’t they see the</i> …

West Bank

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

Here's what the Trumps are doing – and eating – on Thanksgiving

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump distributed Thanksgiving meals to the Coast Guard and will have their own feast later

Donald Trump

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

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

Puerto Rico Zen Center seeks help rebuilding after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Zen Center has launched a GoFundMe campaign after all of the center’s building were damaged by Hurricane Maria.<p>Photos via GoFundMe.<p>In …

Puerto Rico

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

This Rockport trio has holiday spirit despite sad circumstances

CLOSE<p>Thousands of children in South Texas need your help this holiday season. Here's how the Caller-Times Children's Christmas Appeal works.<p>ROCKPORT …

Corpus Christi

Williams Kherkher Partner Armi Easterby Appointed as Co-Lead Counsel for Upstream Property Owners flooded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operation of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs

HOUSTON, TX - 11/22/2017 -- On November 20, 2017, the Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (“CFC”) issued an Order appointing Armistead …

Tropical Storm Harvey

Rockies' Texans pitch in for hurricane relief

Story, Bettis set up YouCaring site to help Houston<p>DENVER -- Shortstop Trevor Story and right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis would rather it have been …

Baseball

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

What Harvey Taught Us: Lessons From the Energy Industry

The last week of August 2017 will remain etched in Houston’s memory for a long time to come. The week started with a total solar eclipse that captured the nation’s imagination. Then, Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25.<p>Dumping more than 51 inches of rain in some areas, Harvey gave new meaning to …

Hurricane Sandy