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Trump Set To Visit Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

U.S. President Donald Trump is heading to San Juan on Tuesday to meet with some of the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria.  The president is expected to spend more than five hours on the island, meeting with first responders, local officials and some of the residents struggling to recover from the hurricane. ...Read more

Nobel Physics Prize Awards Discovery In Gravitational Waves

The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in faint ripples flying through the universe called gravitational waves.  Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday that the winners are Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology. ...Read more

20 Dead and 100s Injured In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

More than 20 people were killed and 100 injured when what appears to be a lone gunman opened fire from a perch high up in the the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said.  Las Vegas Police Department said the suspected gunman was believed to be a local and was on 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel. Police responded to the scene, engaged him and he is now dead. Officials said they did not believe there were any more shooters. ...Read more

Puerto Rico Under Flash Flood Watch While Awaiting Supplies and Assistance

Puerto Rico is under a flash flood watch as the ongoing wait for food and supplies continues in the US island after Hurricane Maria hit more than a week ago.  Heavy rain is expected through the weekend, which “will aggravate the ongoing recovery and relief efforts,” the National Weather Service said.  Federal officials say aid has been delivered across the island, however millions of residents are still without electricity, water or gas. ...Read more

Mumbai Railway Station Stampede Kills At Least 22

At least 22 people have been killed and more than 35 injured during a rush-hour stampede in a Mumbai railway station, according to local authorities.  Officials believe the stampede was triggered by overcrowding and people seeking shelter from monsoon rains . Officials warn that the death toll is likely to rise. ...Read more

Trump’s Inaugural Committee to Donate $3 Million to Hurricane Relief

After coming under fire for a delay in donating its remaining funds to charity, President Trump’s inaugural committee plans to give $3 million to three organizations involved in hurricane rescue efforts, officials said on Tuesday.  Chairman of the private Presidential Inaugural Committee, Thomas J. Barrack Jr., said the money will be divided equally among three groups — the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical group. ...Read more

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Heading To Puerto Rico

As officials got a clearer picture of the destruction Hurricane Maria wrought in Puerto Rico, federal and military aid increased with the news that the hospital ship USNS Comfort would be deployed.  In addition, The US Air Force is also sending additional aircraft to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to help in relief and aid missions. ...Read more