Ian Leaves Catastrophic Destruction Across Florida : Consider This from NPR : NPR
Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction through central Florida, with extreme winds, heavy rains and a torrent of waters flooding in from the Gulf of Mexico.Roads and bridges were washed away, coastal cities were swamped and electrical systems were wrecked - leaving millions of homes and businesses without power. While the full scope of the disaster is not yet known, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says it will take years to rebuild.We'll hear an eyewitness account of the destruction in Ft. Myers and check in with NPR's Greg Allen in Sarasota, where many neighborhoods are flooded.In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at email@example.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
Higher-income Medicare beneficiaries may face smaller premium surcharges in 2023. Here are tips for reducing or avoiding those extra amounts
Although the so-called income-related adjustment amounts, or IRMAAs, will be smaller in 2023, there may still be strategies for reducing what you pay.cnbc.com
In Iran Protests, A Crackdown Is More Likely Than Reform : Consider This from NPR : NPR
The widespread protests in Iran were sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She died after being detained by Iran's morality police for allegedly violating the country's strict dress code.The fuel that's keeping them going is a broader, deeper resentment at life under the regime.Karim Sadjadpour, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace explains what risk the protests pose to the regime, and why he believers it is incapable of reform.This episode also features excerpts from NPR's Steve Inskeep's interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and reporting from NPR's Peter Kenyon.In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CIA director on Putin's draft and nuclear threat
In an interview with Norah O'Donnell, CIA Director Bill Burns discusses Russian President Vladimir Putin's nuclear threats as well as Putin's military setbacks in Ukraine. Watch more of the exclusive interview on "CBS Sunday Morning" on Oct. 2.news.yahoo.com
Floridians in the hurricane's path don't need to go far to get to safety, mayors say
St. Petersburg and Tampa are preparing for what could be their first direct hit by a major hurricane in over a century. Officials there are urging people to comply with evacuation orders immediately.npr.org
This is what abortion protests look like in Washington D.C. right now
The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court’s conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
This week in photos: Destruction continues, U.S. to leverage Russia-Ukraine bloc against China as the war wages on
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is aiming to lead the international bloc opposed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine into a broader coalition to counter what it sees as a more serious, long-term threat to global order from China.
Notable faces you should recognize this Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time in which we pay tribute to the generations of people who have enriched our country’s history -- and the ones who are still growing up, who will be instrumental in future successes.
This is what protests on the Roe v. Wade situation look like across the country
Protests have erupted all over the country after Politico released a leaked initial draft majority opinion indicating the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn two abortion-related cases, which would end federal protection of abortion rights.
Photos from overseas: Russia pounds Ukraine, targeting supply of Western arms
Russian forces pounded targets across Ukraine, taking aim at supply lines for foreign weapons in the west and intensifying an offensive in the east, as the European Union moved Wednesday to further punish Moscow for the war with a proposed ban on oil imports.
Our favorite looks from the 2022 Met Gala
It feels like the last Met Gala just happened (the delayed event took place in September of last year), but that wasn’t stopping Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour from throwing a party for fashion’s biggest night on he first Monday of May like she normally does.
Pictures from Ukraine: A look at what’s going on overseas as the war continues
Russia’s Defense Ministry promised Friday to ramp up missile attacks on the Ukrainian capital in response to Ukraine’s alleged aggression on Russian territory, an ominous warning that followed Moscow’s stinging symbolic loss of its navy’s flagship in the Black Sea.
These latest images illustrate the reality of the harrowing situation in Ukraine
Russia’s relentless bombardment of Ukraine has edged closer to central Kyiv. Large explosions thundered across Kyiv before dawn Tuesday as Russia’s assault on the capital appeared to become more systematic, The Associated Press reported.