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

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

CNN – Fiona is ripping through Canada’s eastern seaboard at hurricane strength after making landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday, slamming the area with fierce winds and storm surge, sapping power for hundreds of thousands and washing away or collapsing some coastal homes. Fiona, now a post-tropical cyclone, had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph … Read more

Russia’s military is divided as Putin struggles to deal with Ukraine’s counteroffensive, US sources say

Washington CNN – Russia’s military is divided over how best to counter Ukraine’s unexpected battlefield advances this month, according to multiple sources familiar with US intelligence, as Moscow has found itself on the defensive in both the east and the south. Russian President Vladimir Putin is himself giving directions directly to generals in the field, … 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

Biden arrives at the UN ‘with the wind at his back,’ but worries remain as Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on

New York City CNN – President Joe Biden returns to the green-marbled United Nations stage Wednesday prepared to show renewed American leadership on Ukraine and the environment, even as the combined effects of a prolonged conflict and economic uncertainty create a dark mood among world leaders. Biden’s second speech to the United Nations General Assembly … 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 ability 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

‘Atlanta,’ ‘P-Valley’ and other shows giving Black South its due

CNN – For decades, the blueprint for a Black show has hit similar notes – a stable, middle class family based in New York or Los Angeles. Of course, sometimes the family consisted of a group of friends, as seen on “Girlfriends.” And other times, the city was in the Midwest, as seen on “Family … Read more

Brett Favre’s texts included in the lawsuit over misspent Mississippi welfare funds

CNN – Text messages released as part of a civil lawsuit related to misspent welfare funds in Mississippi allegedly show former Gov. Phil Bryant worked to help former NFL and Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre obtain funds to build a volleyball facility at the University of Southern Mississippi. “Just left Brett Farve (sic). Can … Read more

Russell Wilson booed in return to Seattle as Denver Broncos lost to Seahawks

CNN – He might’ve brought the Seattle Seahawks their first Super Bowl title, but upon his return to the Pacific Northwest with his new team on Monday, Russell Wilson certainly didn’t get a hero’s welcome. Wilson – now the quarterback of the Denver Broncos after being traded from the Seahawks following a successful 10-year stint … Read more

US, Mexico to cooperate on semiconductors, electric vehicles

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico and the United States plan to take advantage of the Biden administration’s massive investment in semiconductor production to push the integration of their supply chains and cooperate on expanding the production of electric vehicles through Mexico’s nationalized lithium industry, officials from both countries said Monday Both efforts seek to eat … Read more