Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 66 in Florida after the storm rendered some communities ‘unrecognizable,’ officials say

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 66 in Florida after the storm rendered some communities ‘unrecognizable,’ officials say

CNN — Days after Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida, shell-shocked residents are still assessing the damage left behind by record-high storm surges, damaging winds and catastrophic flooding that left some areas of the Sunshine State unrecognizable. At least 66 people were killed by Ian in Florida as it swallowed homes in its furious rushing waters, … Read more

Buffalo shooting highlights mental health

Buffalo shooting highlights mental health

Buffalo, NY CNN — The day after Buffalo experienced the largest mass shooting in its history, teams of emergency volunteers and mental health counselors arrived on the scene, offering emotional support and distributing food. The response was robust and swift, but there was one big problem. “The community didn’t feel comfortable coming up the stairs … Read more

Trump defends ‘great woman’ Ginni Thomas after Jan. 6 testimony

Trump defends ‘great woman’ Ginni Thomas after Jan. 6 testimony

CNN — Former President Donald Trump praised the “courage and strength” of Ginni Thomas at a rally Saturday, days after the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas met with congressional investigators about her efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. In a four-and-a-half hour meeting with investigators on Thursday, Thomas discussed her … Read more

Listeria outbreak leads to recall of cheeses sold at more than a dozen retailers

Listeria outbreak leads to recall of cheeses sold at more than a dozen retailers

CNN — Old Europe Cheese, Inc., based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, is issuing a voluntary recall of its Brie and Camembert cheeses because of a possible outbreak of listeria, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. Affected cheeses were sold at about a dozen major retailers in the US and Mexico, the FDA said. … Read more

New York City subway slashing: 43-year-old man pronounced dead at hospital

New York City subway slashing: 43-year-old man pronounced dead at hospital

CNN — A 43-year-old man died Friday after being slashed on the neck during a dispute on a Brooklyn subway train, the New York Police Department said. The victim, identified as Tommy Bailey, was pronounced dead at a local hospital in what police said was the sixth homicide in the city subway system this year. … Read more

Food stamps benefits to jump 12.5% ​​starting in October due to inflation

Food stamps benefits to jump 12.5% ​​starting in October due to inflation

CNN — Come October, it will be a little easier for food stamp containers to afford groceries. Their monthly benefits are going up 12.5%, or $104 for a family of four, thanks to soaring inflation, according to the US Department of Agriculture. That brings the maximum benefit for this size household to $939 a month, … Read more

Altria Decides to Compete With Juul in Vaping

Altria Decides to Compete With Juul in Vaping

Listen to articles (2 minutes) altria Group Inc. has decided to compete with Juul Labs Inc., distancing itself from a vaping upstart in which it invested nearly $13 billion and which now faces a potential ban of its e-cigarettes in the US The decision gives the Marlboro maker the flexibility to acquire another e-cigarette brand … Read more

Florida’s home insurance market was a month before Ian. It’s about to get worse

Florida’s home insurance market was a month before Ian.  It’s about to get worse

New York CNN Business — Florida homeowners were already facing an expensive and difficult market for home insurance before Hurricane Ian. The devastating storm is about to make things worse — even for those fortunate enough to escape any damage. For the better part of two decades, the nation’s major insurers have wanted as little … Read more

Florida’s home insurance market was a month before Ian. It’s about to get worse

Florida’s home insurance market was a month before Ian.  It’s about to get worse

New York CNN Business — Florida homeowners were already facing an expensive and difficult market for home insurance before Hurricane Ian. The devastating storm is about to make things worse — even for those fortunate enough to escape any damage. For the better part of two decades, the nation’s major insurers have wanted as little … Read more