Hurricane Ian Showcases GOP’s Disaster Aid Hypocrisy

Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Getty As Hurricane Ian ravaged south Florida on Thursday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stood outside the US Capitol at a press conference and made a vow to the victims. “We’ll do anything in our power to help them,” McCarthy said, responding to a question from a … Read more

Tracking post-tropical cyclone Ian: Ian pounds NC with rain, winds prompting flood and tornado watches, warnings

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — Ian is moving closer to North Carolina, with rain and wind ramping up across the region. 10:30 p.m Flood warnings change to flood watches in areas across the Triangle. 10:00 p.m Reports of cars under water in Durham. 9:00 p.m More trees topple bringing down power lines, increasing power outages. Duke … Read more

Iran arrests Europeans accused of role in unrest

Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests Widening revolt against clerical establishment Iran blames hostile West for stoking unrest Official says 19 killed during attack on police station DUBAI, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Iran, which has blamed “foreign enemies” for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality … Read more

Huge Arizona school voucher plan in effect after foes fail

PHOENIX (AP) — All Arizona parents can now use state tax money to send their children to private or religious schools or pay homeschooling costs after an effort by public school advocates to block a massive expansion of the state’s private school voucher law failed to collect enough signatures to block it. Arizona Secretary of … Read more

At least 14 confirmed dead as the scope of Hurricane Ian’s devastation comes into focus

At least 14 people have died after Hurricane Ian tore across Florida with such ferocity that President Joe Biden said it could be the deadliest in the state’s history. Speaking after a briefing with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials Thursday morning, Biden said that while the death toll remained unclear, early reports suggest the loss … Read more