Hurricane Irene is taking over the East Coast and warning evacuations have now expanded into New York and Connecticut.
The storm, which has already pounded the Bahamas, has taken a “turn for the worst” and is now being forecast as moving westward to the U.S. mainland.
Other East Coast areas along North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey have already been told to evacuate with hundreds of thousands of people moving to safety. more >>
Divorce rates in the United States are at an all-time high. The highest rates of divorce are now happening to couples living in the South, a new report by the U.S. Census said.
By a stark contrast, men and women living in the Northeast had the lowest rates of divorce.
This is the first time the U.S. Census issued a report like this aimed at describing detailed characteristics of marital events among Americans ages 15 and older. more >>
The magnitude 5.8 earthquake that originated in Virginia on Tuesday caused only minor damages and moderate inconveniences in our nation's capital compared to other earthquakes that the world has witnessed recently. But now those in Washington, D.C., are bracing themselves and wondering what impact hurricane Irene will have on the city.
The earthquake caused damage to a number of buildings in the nation's capital. The Washington Monument was closed indefinitely on Wednesday while engineers look for ways to repair the iconic structure.
"The Washington Monument is one of America's most important landmarks and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that it is restored completely and correctly,” said Robert A. Vogel, Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, in a statement on Tuesday. more >>
As Hurricane Irene moves towards Ocracoke Island, residents and tourists have been placed under a mandatory evacuation at 5 a.m. Thursday morning.
Emergency officials have marked the popular North Carolina vacation spot along the path of the approaching hurricane, the first in several years to pose such a serious threat to the U.S.
“It’s a big storm,” said North Carolina Governor Bev Purdue. “We must all prepare for the worst,” she continued in a statement about the mandatory evacuation. more >>
Is it a coincidence that an earthquake that struck Virginia and rattled dozens of other states occurred amid Pat Robertson's "Sign of the Times" special on the "700 Club?"
"Are we in the last days?" Robertson asked during Wednesday morning's live online streaming of the "700 Club" as he continued his teaching on the "Sign of the Times."
"The earth moved," Robertson said ominously, describing the earthquake that struck Virginia Tuesday, "and then it moved all over this part of the country." more >>
Evacuations began Wednesday morning on a small North Carolina island as Hurricane Irene moved toward the East Coast, after leaving over 11,000 people displaced in the Dominican Republic.
Getting thousands of people off Ocracoke Island will not be an easy task because it is only accessible by boat. The North Carolina Island is home to about 800 year-round residents and the thousands of people that vacation there every summer.
According to The Associated Press, tourist evacuations began Wednesday around 5 a.m. and island residents have been told to evacuate on Thursday. The first ferry to leave the island had about a dozen cars on it and it was believed this would be the first test of whether people listen to warnings about the dangers of Irene. more >>