News: National

Predicting Hurricane Ian’s track has been difficult. An expert tells us why
Bill Chappell | September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian's forecast track has fluctuated — but storm experts warn that people shouldn't be preoccupied with the exact location of landfall, given the wide and dangerous impacts of a large storm. Esri, HERE, Garmin, FAO, NOAA, USGS The "cone of uncertainty" is the tool forecasters use to illustrate a ...
A Navy nuclear engineer and his wife enter new guilty pleas in submarine-secrets case
The Associated Press | September 27, 2022
Diana Toebbe (left) and Jonathan Toebbe entered new guilty pleas on Tuesday in a case involving an alleged plot to sell secrets about nuclear-powered warships. West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP, File CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife entered new guilty ...
At Freedom House, these Black men saved lives. Paramedics are book topic
Bill O'Driscoll | September 27, 2022
A group shot of Freedom House paramedics. Heinz History Center PITTSBURGH, Pa. — John Moon stands on the 2000 block of Centre Avenue in Pittsburgh's Hill District. He's in front of a building that houses the Hill District Federal Credit Union, but he points to a plaque affixed to the ...
Floridians in the hurricane’s path don’t need to go far to get to safety, mayors say
Rachel Treisman | September 27, 2022
People board up a restaurant in preparation for Hurricane Ian on Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Updated September 27, 2022 at 1:38 PM ET As Hurricane Ian barrels toward Florida, officials there are activating emergency plans and urging residents to evacuate from vulnerable areas. Ian ...
John Cena sets a new Guinness World record by granting 650 Make-A-Wish wishes
Matt Adams | September 27, 2022
John Cena accepts the "SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award" onstage at Sports Illustrated 2018 Sportsperson of the Year Awards Show on December 11, 2018. Rich Polk | Getty Images for Sports Illustra John Cena has just set a new record — and it didn't happen in the wrestling ring. The ...
A Mississippi man burned a cross in a hate crime, the U.S. Justice Department alleges
Jonathan Franklin | September 27, 2022
A Mississippi man is facing a hate crime charge and arson violations after he allegedly burned a cross in his front yard to threaten a Black family. Guenther Gassler | Getty Images/EyeEm A Mississippi man has been charged with a federal hate crime and arson violations after he burned a ...
Canada’s government says it will stop requiring masks on airplanes
The Associated Press | September 27, 2022
A person wearing a mask walks past a flower display in front of a supermarket on Front Street East in Toronto on Sept. 16. Alex Lupul | AP TORONTO — The Canadian government announced Monday it will no longer require people to wear masks on planes to guard against COVID-19. ...
Text messages show Brett Favre sought welfare money for a football facility
The Associated Press | September 26, 2022
Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is pictured in 2018. The governor of Mississippi in 2017 was "on board" with a plan for a nonprofit group to pay Brett Favre more than $1 million in welfare grant money so the retired NFL quarterback could help fund a university volleyball facility, according ...
The New Orleans police department is hiring civilians to help its officer shortage
Ayana Archie | September 26, 2022
New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson talks to reporters outside the federal courthouse in New Orleans on Aug. 17, 2022. Hoping to beef up a dwindling police force amid a rise in violent crime, New Orleans officials announced a three-year $80 million plan Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, offering raises for ...
Marking 75 years, the CIA opens a new museum and launches a podcast
Greg Myre | September 26, 2022
The entrance to the newly renovated CIA museum at the agency headquarters in Langley, Va. The ceiling features a variety of spy codes. This one is in Morse Code. The CIA plans to put them all online to see if they can be broken. Courtesy of CIA The CIA is ...