Around the World
Bigger, stronger and faster than Florence: Super typhoon Mangkhut heads for Philippines at 280km/h
Countries across south-east Asia are issuing emergency alerts and thousands are being evacuated as two typhoons barrel down on the region.
EU must grasp world role as U.S. retreats, Juncker says
The European Union must flex its muscles as a world power, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, as he spoke critically of U.S. President Donald Trump’s retreat from international engagement.
Cancer expected to kill more than 9 million people globally this year, report finds
The World Health Organization's cancer research arm estimated in a report released Wednesday that there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this year and 9.6 million deaths.
US Congress votes $38 billion defense aid to Israel into law
A bipartisan bill that would cement the U.S. military aid to Israel into law has passed a major hurdle on Wednesday night.
Palestinians call on Abbas to dump Oslo Accords
Palestinian factions and activists have called for the abrogation of the Olso Accords, and said that the agreements that were signed between the PLO and Israel 25 years ago have failed to fulfill Palestinian aspirations for statehood and independence.
U.S. expects some Israeli criticism of parts of coming Mideast plan: envoy
The Trump administration is prepared for Israeli criticism of elements of its coming Middle East peace plan, the U.S. envoy to the region said, even as Washington faces growing Palestinian accusations that it will be heavily tilted in favor of Israel.
Inside the United States
Hurricane Florence Pushes 100+ MPH Gusts Ashore; Catastrophic Flash Flooding, High Winds to Hammer the Carolinas, Appalachia
Hurricane Florence is spreading heavy rain and strong winds into the Carolinas, with landfall expected near the border between North Carolina and South Carolina on Friday, kicking off an agonizing crawl through the Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds.
Feds Collect Record Individual Income Taxes Through August; Still Run $898B Deficit
The federal government collected a record $1,521,589,000,000 in individual income taxes through the first eleven months of fiscal 2018 (October 2017 through August 2018), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.
‘Over 10 trillion gallons’ of rain in NC would have unprecedented results, experts say
Weather experts have talked of rainfall predictions in terms of inches a lot this week with Hurricane Florence meandering toward the East Coast.
House panel backs bill to make Trump tax cuts permanent
A Republican-led panel in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to make permanent individual tax cuts from President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax overhaul, a move widely seen as a partisan ploy to help Republican candidates in the Nov. 6 congressional elections.