Tag: accidents

Tornadoes hit New Jersey, flash flood warnings in New York as Ida remnants blast through

Multiple tornadoes swirled through New Jersey, ripping apart and flattening homes as the remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled the tri-state area with furious downpours on...

Stock futures steady as Wall Street gets ready to test records, while oil prices stumble

U.S. stock futures were inching higher on Monday, with major indexes set to hold on to records set late last week after a dovish message...

Nearly 95% of Gulf Coast oil and gas production offline as Hurricane Ida buffets Louisiana

Natural-gas futures were on the rise, extending a climb to a three-year high, and crude-oil prices were mixed in electronic trading late Sunday as Hurricane...

Here’s how to decide if you still need collision insurance on a car

No matter how old your car is, you need collision insurance if you have an auto loan or lease. But what if you’re not leasing...

PG&E bonds recoup some lost ground as Dixie Fire rages with no end in sight

The Dixie Fire in Northern California, the state’s second largest on record, has raged for more than a month, burning a path across the Sierra...

Think you’re fully insured against hurricane damage? Here’s what you might be missing

As Tropical Depression Fred wreaks havoc across the eastern United States, it’s yet another reminder of the need for adequate homeowner’s insurance — but many...

Some Climate Change Effects May Be Irreversible, U.N. Panel Says

Rising seas, melting ice caps and other effects of a warming climate may be irreversible for centuries and are unequivocally driven by greenhouse-gas emissions from...

5 quick takeaways from the UN’s IPCC climate report, including signs that there’s enough time for change

It’s been called the most significant climate-change update in nearly a decade, the U.N.’s authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released Monday. It...

Where should I retire? MarketWatch’s updated tool can help you find your dream spot and warn you of climate risks

This year’s hurricanes, wildfires and droughts are putting climate risk on the map for retirees more clearly than ever. So MarketWatch has updated its popular...

National Flood Insurance Program leaves out communities of color, lower-income Americans, report finds

This story has been updated to reflect that households in National Flood Insurance Program-participating communities do have access to the insurance. Less than 10% of...

One of the Coldest Places on Earth Is On Fire

MOSCOW—The smoke from the fires in Russia’s northeast is so thick it has blotted out the sun, plunging swaths of the region into darkness during...

Beirut: A year after the blast, survivors are still grieving, still angry, and still waiting for justice

Beirut, Lebanon CNN —   I wince every time I see footage of the Beirut port blast. In the leadup to its anniversary my colleagues...

Death Toll From China Flood Jumps to More Than 300

HONG KONG—Chinese authorities said 302 people had died during severe flooding that hit the central province of Henan last month, a sharp increase in the...

Best standing desks of 2021

CNN —   Whether you’re a professional, a student or somewhere in between, the “new normal” has meant trading in a proper desk for a...

Explosion at German chemical complex declared extreme threat

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies has shaken the German city of Leverkusen, sending a large black cloud rising into the air...

A China Subway Flood Survivor’s Harrowing Experience: ‘I May Not Be Able to Get Out’

HONG KONG—As floodwaters surged into a stalled subway train beneath the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, Pure Li hurriedly tapped out farewell messages to a close...

We tested out the Solo Stove Yukon fire pit and now we’re obsessed

CNN —   No backyard barbecue or camping trip is really complete without a fire to cap off the night. But the biggest drawback to...

TSA-approved battery packs | CNN

CNN —   As vaccines roll out all around the globe, some may be finally thinking about traveling again. And in case you’ve forgotten, traveling...

Germany’s Flooding Rearranges Political Picture Ahead of Election to Succeed Merkel

BERLIN—Last week’s devastating floods in Germany that have so far claimed nearly 160 lives have become the central issue of the country’s coming election that...

Europe Floods Move South and East as Rains Hit Germany, Austria

Flooding moved to southern and eastern parts of Germany and into neighboring Austria on Sunday, as heavy rainfall over Alpine regions swelled rivers and overwhelmed...

Flooding Prompts Mass Evacuations in Germany, Belgium as Death Toll Tops 160

BERLIN—Germany and neighboring countries were evacuating new areas hit or threatened by the region’s worst flooding in decades on Saturday, as the death toll across...

Recovery effort at collapsed building could end soon

Efforts to recover human remains from the debris of a South Florida condominium are nearing an end By Associated Press July 16, 2021, 2:58 PM...

Floods in Germany, Belgium Leave More Than 100 Dead as Rescuers Race to Find Survivors

BERLIN—Rescuers in Germany and neighboring countries were racing to find survivors from the region’s worst flooding this century, as the death toll rose to over...

My father-in-law returned our truck with a $1,500 fender bender. My in-laws were flippant and declined to pay. Should we push it?

Dear Quentin, My husband decided to buy a new truck at 0% interest in 2019. At the time our son was 13 years old; he...

Fire in Coronavirus Hospital in Iraq Kills at Least 58 People

BAGHDAD—A fire caused by an exploding oxygen canister killed at least 58 people in a hospital treating Covid-19 patients in southern Iraq late Monday in...