Voting rights advocates report a smooth start to Election Day voting across the United States

Voting rights advocates report a smooth start to Election Day voting across the United States

CNN — Americans went to the polls Tuesday in an election that has state and local officials across the country on edge as they brace for potential trouble at the polls, contentious legal battles over ballots and misinformation about the vote itself. More than 45 million pre-election ballots were cast in 47 states, and officials … Read more

Severe thunderstorms expected in North Texas Friday – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Severe thunderstorms expected in North Texas Friday – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A powerful storm system moves in Friday, bringing the chance for widespread thunderstorms with strong winds, hail and potentially tornadoes. Most of North Texas is under an increased threat for Friday with numerous severe and intense storms possible. The surrounding areas are under a slight risk of scattered severe storms possible. Storm Prediction Center (SPC) … Read more

Glaciers at Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park on track to disappear in next 30 years, report says

Glaciers at Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park on track to disappear in next 30 years, report says

CNN — The climate crisis affects almost all regions of the world. But perhaps one of the most visible indicators of its impact is its effect on Earth’s iconic glaciers, a major source of fresh water supply. Glaciers have been melting at a breakneck pace in recent decades, accounting for about 20% of global sea … Read more

Sunken casino riverboat suspended due to low water in Miss. River

Sunken casino riverboat suspended due to low water in Miss.  River

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Ever since the mighty Mississippi River was reduced to a fraction of its former self, it has been slowly revealing what lies beneath. The latest find – an old casino riverboat. The Diamond Lady made her maiden voyage in the early ’90s, according to Capt. William Lozier, president of Memphis Riverboats. … Read more

Disruptions outside Memphis church force pastor to cancel services

Disruptions outside Memphis church force pastor to cancel services

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Life of Liberty Church Pastor Andrew Terry said it’s going to take an act of God to stop Wednesday night church service disruptions. He said there have always been gatherings across the street from his church, but recently, specifically on Wednesdays when Bible study, Alcohol Anonymous, and Cocaine Anonymous classes are … Read more

After Hurricane Ian left Cuba in the dark, protesters took to the streets

After Hurricane Ian left Cuba in the dark, protesters took to the streets

CNN — Protesters in Cuba who have taken to the streets after Hurricane Ian damaged the island’s already shaky power grid may face criminal charges, Cuba’s attorney general’s office said Saturday. In a memo published in the island’s Communist Party newspaper, Granma, prosecutors said they were investigating cases of arson and vandalism of state property, … Read more

The UN’s climate analysis shows that the world is still a long way from the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees

The UN’s climate analysis shows that the world is still a long way from the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees

CNN — Nations are still far off track to limit global warming below a dangerous threshold, as catastrophic extreme weather events already threaten the health and food security of people around the world, a pair of reports have found. The United Nations reported on Wednesday that global warming will rise to between 2.1 and 2.9 … Read more

Hurricane Roslyn: Western Mexico braces for Sunday’s landfall of the Category 4 hurricane

Hurricane Roslyn: Western Mexico braces for Sunday’s landfall of the Category 4 hurricane

CNN — Hurricane Roslyn, barreling toward Mexico as a major Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall Sunday morning, bringing dangerous storm surge and flooding to parts of the country, forecasters said. Roslyn packed sustained winds of 130 mph Saturday night as it barreled toward Mexico’s Pacific coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. … Read more

Hurricane Roslyn: Western Mexico braces for Sunday’s landfall of the Category 4 hurricane

Hurricane Roslyn: Western Mexico braces for Sunday’s landfall of the Category 4 hurricane

CNN — Hurricane Roslyn, barreling toward Mexico as a major Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall Sunday morning, bringing dangerous storm surge and flooding to parts of the country, forecasters said. Roslyn packed sustained winds of 130 mph Saturday night as it barreled toward Mexico’s Pacific coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. … Read more