By 2080, Washington D.C. climate may feel like Deep South
In a single generation, climate patterns will shift hundreds of kilometres in the United States, according to a study tracking the northward drift of hotter climes brought on by climate change and global warming. In two generations, or sixty years, the US capital will become as muggy as Memphis or Jackson, Mississippi, if current trends…
US Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion after no winners
Scores of American lottery players were disappointed they hadn't become an overnight billionaire Saturday -- but they'll get another chance to scoop the jackpot, with $1.6 billion up for grabs in a few days. The prize for Friday's Mega Millions contest had soared to $1 billion, prompting long lines at gas stations and 7-11s across…
Donald Trump surveys hurricane damage in Florida
President Donald Trump visited Florida on Monday, nearly a week after Hurricane Michael slammed the southern US state, where thousands of people are struggling to survive without running water or electricity. Michael smashed into Florida's western coast on Wednesday as a powerful Category 4 storm, packing winds of 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour as…
Michael weakens to tropical storm after day of havoc in Florida
Michael weakened to a tropical storm Thursday after wreaking havoc along Florida's Gulf Coast, flooding homes and streets, ripping away roofs and snapping trees and power lines as it roared ashore as a raging Category 4 hurricane.
Florida girds for 'extremely dangerous' category 4 hurricane
Hurricane Michael closed in on Florida's Gulf Coast on Wednesday as an "extremely dangerous" category four storm packing powerful winds and a huge sea surge, US forecasters said.
Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform
Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available.
Tears and guilt grip survivors at US school shooting vigils
Florida teen Stacey Sayers says she is on an emotional roller coaster -- happy to have survived the carnage at her high school, but overwhelmed by what her classmates have lost.
Trump seeks answers on 'disturbed' Florida school shooter
President Donald Trump demanded to know Thursday how a "disturbed" former student with an obsession with firearms slipped through the net to sow carnage at a Florida high school, killing at least 17 people in the latest gun massacre to rock the nation.
Big changes for Florida with mass Puerto Rican immigration
Cristina Sanchez is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing their hurricane-ravaged island for Florida, a mass migration set to shape the southern US state as much as migrants from communist Cuba in the late 20th century.