Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocking out power for thousands and damaging homes

CNN — Hurricane-strength Fiona is ripping through Canada’s eastern seaboard after making landfall in Nova Scotia early Saturday, slamming the area with fierce winds, sapping power for hundreds of thousands and knocking some homes to the ground. Fiona, now a post-tropical cyclone, had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph – the power of a Category … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: Storm likely to be ‘extreme weather event’ as it barrels toward eastern Canada, forecasters warn

CNN — Deadly Hurricane Fiona has weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm but is still packing forceful winds of 125 mph as it barrels toward Canada’s Atlantic coast. It’s expected to bring hurricane conditions to the region Friday night, the National Hurricane Center said. It’s on track to be an “extreme weather event” in … Read more

Traffic jams and desperation at the border as Russians flee Putin’s ‘partial mobilization’

CNN — Vladimir Putin’s “partial mobilization” of citizens for his war in Ukraine has already set in motion sweeping changes for many Russians, as drafted men bid their families emotional goodbyes, while others attempt to flee, scrambling to make it across land border crossings or buy air tickets out. For many of those leaving, the … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: Many across Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic remain without power and running water as the storm churns toward Bermuda

CNN — More than a million people in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are waking up without power or running water again Thursday as crews work to repair critical utilities disabled by Hurricane Fiona – now a Category 4 monster heading toward Bermuda. The first major hurricane of this year’s Atlantic season has killed … Read more

Women’s health got worse in 2021, global survey finds

CNN — For women around the globe, the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic brought more health challenges than the first. In 2020, the medical technology company Hologic launched a global survey in partnership with Gallup to assess how well women’s health needs were being met. Countries were scored based on women’s responses to questions … Read more

5 things to know for September 21: Russia, Hurricane Fiona, Mar-a-Lago, Social media, India

CNN — Right now, you’re using at least one of your five human senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch, or taste. Animals, of course, have senses too – including a bunch that we don’t have. The senses that exist in the animal kingdom are often a mystery to us, so if you’ve ever wondered what it’s … Read more

White House surges aid to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico on a haunting five-year anniversary

CNN — Exactly five years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, yet another catastrophic storm is testing the federal government’s capacity to mount a rapid response on an island exposed by its rudimentary infrastructure and vulnerability to climate change. The Biden White House is mobilizing a surge of assistance after Hurricane Fiona triggered lashing rains, … Read more

What’s open, what’s closed on the day of the Queen’s funeral

London CNN Business — Much of Britain came to a standstill on Monday for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The government declared the day an official holiday to allow people to pay their respects, meaning that all banks, the London Stock Exchange (LSE), public offices and most businesses were shut. The short notice — … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral is going to be a TV event of a lifetime for many. But could it be one of the last great events of the TV era?

CNN Business — The BBC credits Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 as the “event that did more than any other to make television a mainstream medium.” Fitting, then, that her funeral on Monday marks the end of TV’s dominance that started when she came to the throne. Back then, the lack of TV sets … Read more

Hospital appointments, flights and hotels canceled as Britain grapples with how to pay tribute to the Queen

London CNN — As Britain grinds to a national standstill ahead of Monday’s funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, it is grappling with an uncomfortable conundrum: what should, and what shouldn’t, be canceled out of respect for the monarch? Sporting fixtures and cultural events have been almost entirely suspended on Monday, the day of UK’s first … Read more