At least six people have been killed after Storm Ida dumped a month’s worth of rain on parts of the US. Four of those who died were in New York City, while the other two were in New Jersey, according to NBC. A state of emergency has been declared after the remnants of a hurricane
The death and destruction caused by Storm Ida is a reminder that “the climate crisis is here” and “we must better prepare,” US President Joe Biden has said. The flooding caused by the storm has killed at least 25 people in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including a two-year-old boy, NBC reports. States of
The trial of Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former chief executive of medical technology company Theranos, has begun in California. She is pleading not guilty to perpetrating one of the biggest frauds in Silicon Valley history, “an elaborate, years-long fraud” as the US government alleges, and faces up to 20 years in prison. Theranos itself, which
There was a key section in the president’s speech which, in the chaos of the Afghan withdrawal, might get overlooked. “As we turn the page on the foreign policy that has guided our nation the last two decades,” he said, “we’ve got to learn from our mistakes. “To me, there are two that are paramount.
Joe Biden has hailed the “extraordinary success” of the US evacuation in Afghanistan, saying he “was not going to extend this forever war”. The US president has been heavily criticised for his handling of the evacuation of Afghanistan, which saw more than 120,000 people successfully airlifted from Kabul airport, but left between 100 and 200
In the end, it was the Taliban, with their volleys of gunfire, who announced the Americans had gone – uncomfortably apt really, given they have been calling the shots for the past few weeks. For days, in Washington, the US administration had refused to say quite when their Afghanistan withdrawal would be complete. For obvious
The US has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan after the last of its planes took off from Kabul airport. All its service members have now departed, bringing an end to a 20-year campaign that saw more than 2,400 Americans die – as well as tens of thousands of Afghans. General Kenneth F McKenzie announced the
It was a day many in New Orleans had planned to spend commemorating the terrible cost of Hurricane Katrina exactly 16 years ago. Instead of those peaceful, sombre events they found themselves sitting in the dark as Hurricane Ida battered the Big Easy and knocked out power to the whole city. The power of Ida
Hurricane Ida has made landfall in Louisiana as an “extremely dangerous” category four storm. It hit on the same date Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi 16 years earlier, about 40 miles west of where category three Katrina first struck land. Arriving with a barometric pressure of 930 millibars, Ida preliminarily goes down as tied
Hurricane Ida could be one of the worst storms to hit Louisiana in 170 years and is expected to make landfall in the next few hours. The “extremely life-threatening” surge is set to trigger devastating flash flooding in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana when it arrives later on Sunday – the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
The United States killed two “high profile” ISIS targets and wounded a third in retaliation for Thursday’s suicide bombing at Kabul airport, the Pentagon has said. Speaking at a news briefing, Major General William “Hank” Taylor confirmed the drone strike, which took place on Thursday, killed an ISIS-K planner and a facilitator. A Taliban spokesman
As thousands of people sought a way out of Afghanistan to escape the Taliban, scores of them were killed in a suicide bombing outside Kabul airport on Thursday. The devastating attack by Islamic State offshoot ISIS-K which killed between 79 and 169 Afghans and 13 US military personnel – most of them Marines. None of
Robert F. Kennedy’s killer, Sirhan Sirhan, has been granted parole after two of RFK’s sons said they support his release from prison. The New York senator and brother of President John F. Kennedy was a Democratic presidential candidate when he was gunned down on June 6, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Sirhan
Joe Biden has warned those behind the terror attacks at Kabul’s airport: “We will not forgive, we will not forget, we will hunt you down and make you pay.” The US president was speaking after it emerged that 13 US service personnel – most of them Marines – were among at least 73 people killed
Unvaccinated airline workers will be charged $200 (£146) extra per month for their health insurance, one American carrier has said. Delta Air Lines says the surcharge will be in effect from 1 November, and is necessary to offset the risk those who are not jabbed put on their insurance – similar to how smokers have
An extra 12,000 COVID-related deaths have been added to the New York State total, following the departure of ex-governor Andrew Cuomo. Mr Cuomo stood down on Monday over claims of sexual harassment by 11 women – allegations which he denies. He was succeeded on Tuesday by former lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul – the first woman