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September 15, 2018 11:06 PM Survivor the Kitty still has nine lives despite Florence’s best efforts

It looked like they were close, the man and his young cat, and Simmons smiled at the thought. “His momma was in there,” Simmons said, referencing his home. “But she’s a wild cat.” All day, Simmons said, he’d watched the small boats arrive in his neighborhood and watched them haul away his neighbors. His house hadn’t been flooded, he said. The water rose and stopped 10

September 7, 2018 9:39 PM Trump and Trudeau have eyes on upcoming elections as NAFTA talks grind on

It’s said that Canada’s negotiators at the trade talks in Washington explained to the Americans that political priorities would be keeping them away from the table next week — that if Canada ever does reach a deal with the United States in the days and weeks ahead, Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland are going to have to sell the deal to his Liberal 6

August 22, 2018 6:58 PM Strong Oregon earthquake felt in Vancouver

The quake occurred along the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate which runs from the west coast of Vancouver Island to northern California. Seismologists say earthquakes along that fault line are frequent as the plate tries to slip below the North American plate. Natural Resources Canada reported Tuesday that a magnitude 4.8 quake had occurred about 210 kilometres 16

August 22, 2018 12:29 PM Aid workers in India warn scale of flood damage unclear

KOCHI, INDIA—The people of the flood-battered Indian state of Kerala are “in a great struggle to rebuild their lives,” the state’s top official said Wednesday, as aid workers warned it could take days before the full scope of the destruction is clear. Though rains have stopped over the past three days and floodwaters are receding, vast swaths of the tropical 14

August 22, 2018 11:41 AM Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens

HONOLULU—Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a strengthening hurricane continued to churn toward the state. On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service announced that Hurricane Lane had become a Category 5 hurricane 15

August 17, 2018 1:28 AM Multiple earthquakes rock southern Italy, alarmed people sleeping outdoors

But residents “should regain their tranquility as soon as possible because despite the legitimate fright and fear, for now there is just light damage and cracks,” Molise Gov. Donato Toma advised. He later said some uninhabited homes had collapsed. Italy’s national seismology agency INGV said in a statement that the strongest quake measured 5.1 and struck 11

August 13, 2018 2:23 AM Strongest-ever earthquake hits Alaska’s North Slope region

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake is 15.8 times bigger and 63.1 times stronger than a 5.2 earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. “That’s why at 6.4 this changes how we think about the region,” West said. “It’s a little early to say how, but it’s safe to say this earthquake will cause a re-evaluation of the seismic potential of that area.” The magnitude 17

August 11, 2018 11:38 PM Tony Finau’s 10 birdies help him make the cut at PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS—Tony Finau tried not to look at the opening two rounds of the PGA Championship as a Ryder Cup audition as he played alongside U.S. captain Jim Furyk. He sure didn’t damage his chances. Not by matching a PGA Championship record with 10 birdies in the second round. Not by bouncing back from a 74 to make the cut on the number. “He was just shaking 13

August 10, 2018 1:34 PM Turkey’s currency nosedives on economic concerns, U.S. dispute

Erdogan on Thursday portrayed the currency drop as a “campaign” to harm Turkey and called on the people not to worry. “If they have their dollar, we have the people, we have Allah,” he said. Last week, he called on Turks to convert their foreign currency and gold into Turkish lira to help the currency. Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak — who is Erdogan’s 17

August 7, 2018 10:12 PM Blue Jays place 3B Brandon Drury on 10-day DL with hand injury

Brandon Drury showed up in the Blue Jays dugout at Rogers Centre on Tuesday with his hand in a cast to protect a fracture at the base of the fifth metacarpal on his left hand, an injury he suspects happened when the third baseman was hit by a pitch on July 24 while still a member of the New York Yankees. Two days after that at-bat, the 25-year-old was acquired 15