July 2, 2018

Heat wave enters 4th day with no relief in sight

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Another day of blistering heat is in store for much of the Northeast. A prolonged heat wave is gripping the Northeast, with heat index values near 100 degrees Monday in major cities like Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; New York City; Hartford, Connecticut; and Albany,..
July 2, 2018

After court order, FEMA allows Hurricane Maria survivors to stay in hotels 5 additional days

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- A federal judge has approved a temporary restraining order that allows the nearly 1,800 Puerto Rican survivors of Hurricane Maria to stay in temporary housing for another four days. Following the order, the Federal Emergency Management Agency added a fifth..
July 1, 2018

Newspaper where 5 gunned down thanks public, affirms mission: ‘We are journalists’

iStock/Thinkstock(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) -- Three days after a gunman opened fire in the Capital Gazette newspaper office, killing five staff, the publication in Annapolis, Maryland, thanked the community for its support in a piece printed on its Sunday opinion section. “Thank you. We will not forget,” rea..
July 1, 2018

30th anniversary of the world’s deadliest offshore oil disaster

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON, Texas) -- The world’s deadliest offshore oil disaster, the Piper Alpha explosion, happened 30 years this week. One hundred sixty-seven workers perished in the fire that followed an explosion on July 6, 1988, caused by a gas leak on the North Sea oil rig, 120 miles off the..