How to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims
If you aren't able to personally provide shelter and supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, it doesn't mean you can't help at all. There are many organizations along the East Coast that are providing shelter, food and other supplies to hurricane
Nannies suing diplomat were 'lured to the US,' endured 'grueling' conditions, complaint says
Editor’s note: Since this story was first published, Judge Vincent L. Briccetti filed a memorandum endorsement canceling the Nov. 15 hearing and ordering the case closed. Sherile Pahagas said she remembers exactly where she was five years ago when she got the news she had been chosen for a job as a
What you need to know about the Jones Act, which Trump just waived for Puerto Rico
After public pressure mounted, the Trump administration on Thursday authorized that the almost century-old Jones Act be waived following Hurricane Maria to ease shipping rules for Puerto Rico. As the situation in Puerto Rico worsened in the days after the hurricane slammed the island, some members
Millions of cars and trucks were soaked in flood waters after the storm
Authorities issue an urgent warning that cars damaged by flood waters in Texas and Florida may make it back to market.
Bracing for strong future hurricanes in coastal cities, without knowing patterns
The devastation left in coastal U.S. cities after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has many wondering if multiple, high-category hurricanes making landfall will be a "new normal" moving forward, leaving questions about how coastal cities can prepare for future storms. Though scientists are reluctant to
Experts warn of the dangers of flood-damaged cars
The deluge of floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma did not spare cars and now experts are warning of a potential rise in flood-damaged vehicles, full of hidden dangers, hitting the market.
Experts warn of the potential increase in flood-damaged cars hitting the market after Irma, Harvey
The deluge of floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma that recently inundated parts of Texas and Florida did not spare cars, and now experts are warning of a potential rise in flood-damaged vehicles, full of hidden dangers, hitting the market. "This could be an unprecedented year for the number
Hurricane Irma's winds pose threat to Florida's skyscrapers
Officials are closely watching high-rise buildings and construction cranes along the coast of Florida, where strict building codes from prior hurricanes demanded impact-resistant windows.
Congress returns to a full plate of deadlines and presidential directives
After an unusually eventful summer recess, Congress is returning to work this week with a long to-do list driven by fiscal year deadlines, natural disasters and presidential directives. Here’s a look at what the House and the Senate will tackle starting today: Creeping deadlines to keep the
Leonardo DiCaprio donates $1 million to Hurricane Harvey victims
Leonardo DiCaprio, Fall Out Boy and Miley Cyrus are the latest stars to pitch in to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. DiCaprio donated $1 million to the United Way's Harvey Recovery Fund, the organization announced Wednesday night. The Oscar winner has previously donated to disaster relief efforts