Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys. Irma’s assault so soon after Harvey’s deluge of Houston marked the first time the U.S. was hit by two Category 4 storms in the same year.
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NEW YORK — While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation’s most scarring days.
Thousands of 9-11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather Monday at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil.
CAIBARIEN, Cuba—Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts while Floridians emptied stores of plywood and bottled water after Hurricane Irma left at least 20 people dead and thousands homeless on a devastated string of Caribbean islands and spun toward Florida for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Hurricane Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm—the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in more than a decade—and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean today on a path that eventually could take it to the United States.
LONDON—Kathy Martin joined the stream of visitors laying tributes to Princess Diana outside the gates of Kensington Palace today, just as she did 20 years ago.
The 55-year-old Diana devotee vividly remembers Aug. 31, 1997.
HOUSTON—Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history have had little time to search for other potential victims.
But officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities linked to “Harvey” could soar once the devastating floodwaters recede from one of America's most sprawling metropolitan centres.
TANNERSVILLE, Pa.—Police say two women dressed as nuns tried to rob a bank in Pennsylvania's Poconos.
Authorities said the women walked into Citizens Bank near Tannersville yesterday and one brandished a handgun, demanding money from a teller.
But they left without taking anything.
Each woman was wearing a black nun's habit and veil.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of—In a first, North Korea today fired a mid-range ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew over Japan and splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — In a first, North Korea on Tuesday fired a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew over Japan and splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said. The aggressive missile launch likely the longest ever from North Korea over the territory of a close U.S.
SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s ruinous civil war has taken its toll on one of the impoverished country’s prized exports its coveted honey.
Thick, rich and as dense as liquid gold, Yemen’s honey has traditionally been sought after in the oil-rich Gulf, where it is seen as a delicious and natural way to boost one’s immune system.