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October 4, 2017 8:27 PM Are white shooters called ‘lone wolves,’ by default?

When Stephen Craig Paddock — a white American — was identified as the gunman who rained bullets on multitudes at a Las Vegas concert, he was quickly characterized as a “lone wolf.” Had he been of another race or ethnicity, would he have been branded a terrorist, instead — or would aspersions have been cast on his minority group? The question has been raised 5

September 12, 2017 10:01 AM Why didn't Hurricane Irma kill more Americans? Thank the meteorologists

During a hurricane in 1900, a storm surge rose out of the Gulf of Mexico and annihilated Galveston, Texas, killing about 8,000 men, women and children. In 1935, at least 408 people died when another cyclone slammed into the Florida Keys, many of them World War I veterans working on construction projects. And in 1957, Hurricane Audrey's storm surges crashed 13

September 12, 2017 7:26 AM Irma Live Updates: ‘I Just Hope Everyone Survived’

“I just hope everyone survived,” Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said on Monday after completing a flyover of the islands. • Over the next two days, Irma is expected to push into Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. • At least 42 people have died as a result of the storm, including at least eight in the continental United States, according to The Associated 8

September 12, 2017 6:20 AM Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes

FLORIDA CITY: Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday, Irma had ranked as one of the most powerful 12

September 11, 2017 6:49 AM Irma Leaves Millions Without Power in Florida and Moves North

Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm early Monday as it headed north over Florida, where it twice made landfall and plunged millions people into darkness. No deaths were confirmed Sunday, but the extent of the damage after a day of triple-digit winds and raging waters couldn't fully be assessed until daybreak. Florida's largest utility reported 76

September 9, 2017 7:11 PM Hurricane Irma Update: Floridians' Window To Evacuate Is Closing As Irma Bears Down

The outer bands of Hurricane Irma descend on Miami on Saturday. It is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 storm. After battering Cuba on Saturday morning, the eye of Hurricane Irma had its sights set on Florida as a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph that were predicted only to gain in strength, according to the National Hurricane 6

September 8, 2017 12:29 AM ‘This storm has the potential to catastrophically devastate our state’

MIAMI — Florida officials urged residents in flood-prone coastal communities to get out while they can, ordering evacuations in the face of oncoming Hurricane Irma, which could make landfall Sunday and inflict massive destruction not seen in the state since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Hurricanes have lashed South Florida many times, but officials here at the National 6

August 31, 2017 5:54 AM Global fuel market prices jump as Harvey's impact spreads beyond U.S. Gulf

HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Harvey's effect on the energy industry has spread beyond flooding U.S. refiners as fuel pipelines also shut, threatening a supply squeeze across the nation and stirring up world markets as U.S. retail fuel prices rose further. The storm, which lashed Louisiana with rain on Thursday, has pummeled the U.S. Gulf Coast 2

August 23, 2017 11:02 AM The Daily 202: Trump’s penchant for revisionist history on display during Arizona rally

THE BIG IDEA: President Trump’s raucous rally in Phoenix last night was one giant attempt to rewrite history. -- The bigger picture is that the president is in denial. His tendency to gloss over mistakes and pass the buck by recasting history in terms most favorable to himself was on vivid display. Just as the media was showing signs of starting to move on, Trump 34

August 22, 2017 3:12 AM The solar eclipse transformed America, at least for a few moments

Millions of Americans gasped and groaned Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years zoomed across the country, dazzling many but disappointing some whose view was obscured by clouds. For about 90 minutes the shadow of the moon raced over mountains, plains and forests at twice the speed of sound, from the coast of Oregon to the Atlantic 10