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  • FDA Feb 28

    US Reports First Drug Shortage Tied to Virus Outbreak

    Health officials reported the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that is disrupting production in China, but they declined to identify the manufacturer or the product. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that the drug’s maker recently contacted officials about the shortage, which it blamed on a manufacturing issue with the medicine’s key ingredient....

  • Switzerland Feb 13

    US, Iran Use Swiss as Go-Between to Negotiate Release of Americans Held in Iran

    Iran and the U.S. came to the brink of war in January but the two sides are still keeping open a diplomatic channel to discuss the fate of Americans imprisoned in Iran, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks, NBC News reports.

  • China Jan 15

    Emphasis on US Exports, Trade Secrets in China Trade Deal

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday described an initial trade agreement with China as “righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a future of economic justice and security for American workers, farmers and families.”

  • Iran Jan 13

    Esper Says He’s Seen No Hard Evidence Embassies Under Threat

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran’s top commander, raising questions about the scale of the threat described by Trump last week.

  • Immigration Jan 10

    US-Honduras Finalize Implementation Steps on Asylum Deal

    U.S. acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Thursday on a visit to Honduras that the two countries had finalized the steps on implementing an agreement that would send third country asylum seekers from the United States to Honduras.

  • Mar 7, 2018

    The Most Extreme Nor’easters in US History

    A nor’easter is storm made up of winds from the northeast that usually develops on the East Coast between Georgia and New Jersey, attaining maximum intensity near New England, according to the National Weather Service. Past nor’easters have been responsible for billions of dollars in damage, severe transportation and communication disruption and, in some cases, disastrous coastal flooding and...

  • NBC Nov 25, 2019

    Venice Fears Exodus of Residents After Latest Flood

    As Venice counted its losses after devastating flooding reached near-record levels last week, many worried that increasingly frequent deluges are driving out the ancient city’s lifeblood: Venetians themselves. Venice’s population has been falling for years already, NBC News reports. Some 53,000 people live in its historic center, according to the Venice municipality. Taking births, deaths, immigration and emigration into account,...

  • United States Nov 20, 2019

    2 US Service Members Killed in Chopper Crash in Afghanistan

    Two U.S. service members were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said without providing more details. The statement said the cause of the crash is under investigation but that preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire. However, the Taliban promptly claimed to have shot down the helicopter in eastern Logar...

  • United States Sep 30, 2019

    CT LIVE!: Pizza at Westfarms

    Taylor tried the pizza at California Pizza Kitchen and Brio in Westfarms Shopping Center.

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2019

    Meghan McCain Storms Off ‘The View’ After Sparring Over Trump Whistleblower With Co-Hosts

    Meghan McCain stormed off the set of “The View” Friday after sparring with co-hosts and regular guest Ana Navarro during a discussion on the politics and ethics of whistleblowing, NBC News reports. The conservative commentator and co-host of “The View” suggested that Democrats were hypocritical for supporting a whistleblowing intelligence officer who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump. The...

  • NBC News Sep 11, 2019

    South Dakota Tornado Causes ‘Significant Damage’ in Sioux Falls

    A tornado struck Sioux Falls, South Dakota, late Tuesday, causing “significant damage” to 37 businesses and massive power losses in the city, NBC News reported, citing the mayor and other officials. The twister struck around 11:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, reaching winds of 100 miles per hour. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported as of early...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Trump Dismisses Idea of Allowing Bahamians Into US After Hurricane Dorian

    President Donald Trump on Monday downplayed the idea of allowing Bahamians fleeing the destruction of Hurricane Dorian into the United States on humanitarian grounds, hours after his acting Customs and Border Protection chief said it was worth considering, NBC News reported. “We have to be very careful. Everybody needs totally proper documentation because the Bahamas had some tremendous problems with...

  • NBC News Sep 3, 2019

    This Is Why Hurricane Dorian Is Moving So Slowly

    Hurricane Dorian has been a slow-moving disaster, NBC News reports. The powerful hurricane, which weakened slightly to a Category 2 storm Tuesday morning, had churned for 15 hours at a glacial pace of just 1 mph and was locked at a standstill over the northern Bahamas. Its fixed position allowed it to clobber the island chain with sustained winds of...

  • NBC Sep 1, 2019

    911 Dispatcher Scolds Caller Stranded in Floodwaters Shortly Before She Drowns

    A 911 dispatcher in Arkansas scolded a woman stranded in floodwaters shortly before the woman drowned. The incident has led police in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to apologize and review their policies for emergency responses during storms, NBC News reports. Debra Stevens, 47, was delivering newspapers at about 4:38 a.m. on Aug. 24 when her car was swept away by floodwaters...

  • New York May 31, 2019

    It’s Rare for a Tornado to Hit a Big City — But That May Not Always Be the Case

    A rare tornado warning was issued Tuesday for the New York City area, triggered by severe thunderstorms that rolled through the region. While it’s uncommon for twisters to hit major cities like New York, scientists say that may not always be the case. There’s no magical reason why tornadoes seem to miss big cities. It just comes down to chance....

  • NBC May 8, 2019

    ‘This is Going to Take Years for Us to Clean Up’: Bethany Family Still Recovering From Tornado

    Fairwood Road in Bethany was hard-hit by a tornado that touched down in Connecticut on May 15, 2018.

  • United States Apr 22, 2019

    Climate Change is Causing Billion-Dollar Disasters in US

    In the last five years, the rate of billion-dollar disasters per year has doubled since 1980. This is caused in part by our warming atmosphere and oceans supercharging storms. Storm Team4’s Amelia Draper explains.

  • NBC May 3, 2019

    Soldier Survives 70-Foot Fall Into Active Volcano in Hawaii

    A soldier who tried to get a closer look at an active volcano in Hawaii fell 70 feet down a 300-foot cliff on Wednesday but survived, NBC News reported. The 32-year-old lost his footing after climbing over a railing at the edge of the Kilauea caldera at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, according to a statement from the National Park Services....

  • NBC Mar 28, 2019

    Arizona Officers Storm House With Guns Drawn Over Toddler With a Fever

    Police with guns drawn broke down the door of an Arizona home and ordered three children into the custody of the Department of Child Safety because the parents had refused to take their son who has a fever to the hospital. Sarah Beck brought her 2-year-old son to Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and was told he had a temperature...

  • director Mar 26, 2019

    Twins Who Played Ross and Rachel’s Daughter on ‘Friends’ Star in New Thriller ‘Us’

    It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 16 years since “Friends” fans first set eyes on Ross and Rachel’s adorable daughter, Emma. Now, baby Emma — or rather the twins who played her, Noelle and Cali Sheldon — are teenagers and starring in Jordan Peele’s terrifying new thriller, “Us.” And this time around, the girls aren’t acting so sweet....Read...

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