Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. The Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group will take on the urgent task of outlining a series of specific recommendations related to America’s policing practices to help end the injustices facing black Americans. The Working Group is composed of the mayors of Chicago, Tampa, and Cincinnati, and the police chiefs of Baltimore, Phoenix and Columbia and will be assisted by other experts in the field with the goal of releasing actionable recommendations in the coming weeks. Read more
LAKELAND, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 11, 2017) (NBC) — Hurricane Irma pounded heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday (September 11) as it carved through the state with high winds, storm surges and torrential rains that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets. Continue reading
A storm surge is an enormous mound of water that accumulates and is pushed ashore by hurricane winds. Continue reading
U.S. authorities have arrested the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year, the U.S. attorney general says.
Passengers react as Delta Air Lines hit by computer outage with flights being delayed worldwide.