• Norway Oct 10, 2019

    Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke Win Nobel Literature Prizes

    Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe’s social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country’s conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double announcement — with the 2018 prize going to Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019...

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2019

    Controversy Stalks Nobel Peace, Literature Prizes

    Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science. The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the Nobel Literature prizes Thursday for both 2018 and 2019 would relish arguments about the winners, rather than intrigue about the #MeToo scandal that forced the institution to suspend the prize last...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jun 5, 2019

    CT LIVE!: Litchfield Hills Beer and Wine Fest

    Lisa Ferris and Christina Sayer told us about the event on June 8th at Ski Sundown.

  • Governor Jul 8, 2018

    Tropical Storm Beryl Weakens, Moves Closer to Eastern Caribbean

    Gusty winds began to hit the eastern Caribbean on Sunday as Tropical Storm Beryl moved rapidly toward a region struggling to recover from last year’s deadly hurricanes.

  • Governor Nov 3, 2017

    Category 1 Hurricane Irma Spins Over Tampa; 3.3M Without Power

    Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to more than 3.3 million homes and businesses and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. While it arrived in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, by nightfall it was down to a Category 2 with winds of...

  • Sep 24, 2017

    Dramatic Photos: Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico early Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane, after hitting the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, just crippled by Irma, on Sept. 19, with devastating winds and rain. Martinique, a French island south of Dominica, suffered power outages but avoided major damage. See the photos.

  • Florida Sep 21, 2017

    Left in the Dark: A Stunned Puerto Rico Seeks to Rebuild

    Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday, and millions of Puerto Ricans faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks or even months without electricity after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. Maria’s death toll across the Caribbean climbed to at least 19, nearly all of them on the hard-hit island of Dominica. The storm slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday with...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2017

    ‘Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Maria Knocks Out All Power to Puerto Rico; Heavy Flooding Reported

    The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, knocked out power across the entire island and unleashed catastrophic flash flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Maria was a Category 2 storm Wednesday, but as of 2:20 a.m. Thursday, it regained Category 3 strength,...

  • Governor Sep 20, 2017

    ‘Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Maria Aims at Puerto Rico After Slamming Dominica

    Hurricane Maria was downgraded to Category 4 and its maximum sustained winds decreased slightly to 155 mph (250 kph), but the storm remained “extremely dangerous,” with its core expected to reach southeastern Puerto Rico Wednesday morning, officials said. As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, Maria was about 50 miles (75 km) southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and moving northwest at...

  • Governor Sep 19, 2017

    'Extremely Dangerous' Category 5 Hurricane Maria Moves Onshore Dominica

    The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the eye wall of Category 5 Maria is moving onshore over Dominica. Forecasters say that the “potentially catastrophic” hurricane with 160 mph winds will likely travel over the Leeward Islands and the extreme northeast Caribbean through Monday night and Tuesday.

  • Mexico Sep 17, 2017

    As Norma Nears Mexico, Maria Becomes New Threat to Caribbean

    Hurricane season roared on as Jose threatened heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast, Tropical Storm Norma was set to brush Mexico’s resort-studded Baja California Peninsula, and Tropical Storm Maria formed in the Atlantic and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane before slamming some already-battered Caribbean islands. A tropical storm warning was in effect for the southern Baja California...

  • Associated Press Sep 13, 2017

    French, British Officials View Irma's Damage, Vow Island Aid

    French and British officials promised to beef up emergency and long-term aid to their countries’ stricken Caribbean territories after seeing firsthand the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Wednesday Britain must move quickly to help as Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament an extra 25 million pounds ($33 million) would be made available on top...

  • Associated Press Sep 12, 2017

    Cuba's Decrepit Buildings No Match for Hurricane Irma

    The historic but often decrepit buildings of Havana and other colonial Cuban cities couldn’t stand up to Hurricane Irma’s winds and rainfall, collapsing and killing seven people in one of the highest death tolls from the storm’s passage through the Caribbean.

  • Associated Press Sep 11, 2017

    Hurricane Irma Leaves at Least 10 Dead in Cuba

    The Cuban government said at least 10 people were killed after Hurricane Irma slammed the country on Sept. 9-10.

  • Cuba Sep 11, 2017

    More Aid, Evacuations in Caribbean Islands Battered by Irma

    With ports mended and weather cleared, officials sent in more aid and arranged stepped-up evacuations Monday in remote Caribbean islands devastated and cut off by Hurricane Irma. Many in the chain of Leeward Islands known as the playground for the rich and famous have criticized governments for failing to respond quickly to the disaster caused by the Category 5 hurricane....

  • Donald Trump Apr 23, 2017

    France Begins Voting in Presidential Poll in Test for Populism

    Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that’s seen as a litmus test for the spread of populism around the world....
    More than 50,000 police and gendarmes were deployed to the 66,000 polling stations for Sunday’s election, which comes after Thursday’s deadly attack on the Champs-Elysees in which a police officer...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Apr 21, 2017

    Father and Son Set Atlantic Crossing Record

    Nico and Vittorio Malingri arrived in the Guadeloupe port town of Pointe-a-Pitre on April 20. The journey took 11 days, one hour and nine minutes after leaving Dakar, Senegal, in their sailboat, setting an Atlantic crossing record between those two ports.

  • Miami Jun 19, 2015

    Tropical Storm Gonzalo Moving Through Leeward Islands

    Forecasters say Tropical Storm Gonzalo has gained strength as it began moving through the Leeward Islands Monday, taking aim at the eastern Caribbean.

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