Florida Gulf Coast island faces massive cleanup
A revived Hurricane Ian pounded coastal South Carolina on Friday, ripping apart piers and flooding streets after the ferocious storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida, trapping thousands in their homes and leaving at least 17 people dead. (Sept. 30)news.yahoo.com
Biden slams Russian annexation of Ukrainian territories, warns Putin against attacking NATO
President Biden said the U.S. will not recognize Russia's annexation of Ukrainian regions and reaffirmed that NATO nations will defend all territory in the alliance. Addressing Russian President Vladimir Putin, Biden said "Mr. Putin, don't misunderstand what I'm saying. Every inch."news.yahoo.com
US runs past Canada into World Cup gold medal game
Breanna Stewart and the United States used a dominant defensive effort to beat Canada and reach the gold medal game of the World Cup for the fourth consecutive tournament. Stewart scored 17 points and the Americans raced out to an early lead to put away Canada 83-43 on Friday. The 43 points was the fewest scored in a semifinal game in World Cup history.news.yahoo.com
Methane blast in Baltic Sea highlights global problem
Scientists have been measuring the scale of the massive methane leak from damaged pipelines in the Baltic Sea, with the latest figures equating the levels of gas escaping to the annual emissions of some whole countries. It is believed to be the single biggest recorded gas leak over a short period of time. Climate scientists have found that methane emissions from the oil and gas industry are far worse than what companies are reporting, despite claims by some major firms that they’ve reduced their emissions.news.yahoo.com
Japan to pay up to $320M for US company's chip production
Japan is providing a major U.S. chipmaker a subsidy of up to 46.6 billion yen ($322 million) to support its plan to produce advanced memory chips at a Hiroshima factory, the Japanese trade minister said Friday. The announcement to subsidize Micron Technology comes on the heels of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris' visit in Japan as the two countries step up cooperation on expanding manufacturing and supply chains for critical materials. “I hope the deal will contribute to further expansion of cooperation between Japan and the United States in the area of semiconductors,” Japan’s Economy and Trade Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said.news.yahoo.com
How California is preparing its grid to handle the transition to electric vehicles
California has the largest percentage of EVs of any state, with 15.8% of the cars sold there in the second quarter this year being fully electric. Does its electricity grid have the capacity to cope with its mandate that all cars sold in the state by 2035 produce zero greenhouse gas emissions?news.yahoo.com
Biden's Pacific strategy heralds new engagement in region
President Joe Biden has told visiting leaders from more than a dozen Pacific Island countries that the U.S. is committed to bolstering its presence in their region and becoming a more collaborative partner as they face the “existential threat” of climate change.
Jim Cantore gets hit by tree branch in 150 mph winds during Hurricane Ian report
Such is the case Wednesday when Cantore broadcast from Punta Gorda, Florida, where he is seen fighting the winds of Hurricane Ian, which is a Category 4. Jim Cantore got hit by a flying tree branch during hurricane report pic.twitter.com/ybONC3VR51 — Gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 28, 2022“You know what?” Cantore said on the live broadcast. During his broadcast, winds were a sustained 61 miles per hour and gusts in excess of 110 miles per hour. Hurricane Ian has made landfall in southwestern Florida as a massive Category 4 storm. Before making its way through the Gulf of Mexico to hit Florida, Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday, killing two people and bringing down the country’s electrical grid.mlive.com
A China-based operation sought to sway the US midterms — but failed because the propaganda workers took long lunches and worked 9 to 5. Meta shut it down anyway.
The network, which Meta described as "small," originated in China and ran across multiple platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.news.yahoo.com
North Korea fires missiles after Harris leaves South Korea
In a show of defiance, North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea hours after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris flew home from a visit to South Korea during which she emphasized the “ironclad” U.S. commitment to the security of its Asian allies.
Hurricane Ian swamps southwest Florida
Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 1.6 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland. (Sept. 28)news.yahoo.com
2022 poll: Less than half of Trump voters say losing candidates should concede elections
Almost two years after Donald Trump launched his relentless and baseless assault on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, culminating in his supporters’ Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S Capitol, a Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that only 46% of Americans believe that candidates "should commit in advance to accepting the results" of this year's midterm elections.news.yahoo.com
Antisemitism Now and Then: Michigan’s Response to the Holocaust and Rising Antisemitism Today
Stancy Adams, Publisher Emeritus and former Executive Director of the Detroit Jewish News Arthur Horwitz — the son of Holocaust survivors, and Jewish Historical Society of Michigan Director Dr. Catherine Cangany. At the “Michigan Perspective” panel, similar conversations were sparked around Michigan’s history with antisemitism, Jewish Americans’ response to the Holocaust, and how we’re still seeing the effects of hate speech in the present day. But it certainly is not a proud moment in our local history and Michigan history.”The history books on antisemitism in Michigan haven’t closed yet either. And what lessons are there to learn about fighting antisemitism and other injustices seen today? This is a part of the Holocaust story.”As younger generations begin to learn about the Holocaust, Rev.onedetroitpbs.org
UN envoy: Israel defies UN resolution on halting settlements
The U.N. Mideast envoy says Israel continued its defiance of a 2016 U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an immediate halt to all settlement activity in lands the Palestinians want for their future state, advancing plans for construction of nearly 2,000 housing units in the last three monthswashingtonpost.com
UN envoy: Israel defies UN resolution on halting settlements
Israel continued its defiance of a 2016 U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an immediate halt to all settlement activity in lands the Palestinians want for their future state, advancing plans for construction of nearly 2,000 housing units in the last three months, the U.N. Mideast envoy said Wednesday. Tor Wennesland told the council that no progress was made by Israelis and Palestinians on other demands in the resolution -- preventing all violence against civilians, refraining from acts of provocation, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric, distinguishing between Israeli territory and territories occupied since the 1967 war, and exerting “collective efforts to launch credible negotiations.”news.yahoo.com
DEA: Fake pills containing fentanyl helping drive OD deaths
Federal officials say an increasing number of fake prescription pills containing potentially deadly fentanyl are helping drive overdose death rates to record levels in the U.S. And officials warn that some of the pills are being manufactured in rainbow colors designed to look like candy.
South Korea says North Korea test-fired missile toward sea
North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises in response to the North’s growing nuclear threat.
'Fat Leonard' may be Venezuela bargaining chip, experts say
A fugitive defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” who claims to have incriminating sex photos of top U.S. Navy brass could become the latest bargaining chip in Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to win official recognition from the Biden administration.
World opinion shifts against Russia as Ukraine worries grow
The tide of international opinion appears to have decisively shifted against Russia, as a number of non-aligned countries joined the United States and its allies in condemning Russia’s war in Ukraine and its threats to the principles of the international rules-based order.