Two hurricanes are now taking aim at Hawaii. The first, Hurricane Iselle, packed 90-mph winds Wednesday night as it chugged west toward the islands. Meteorologists said it had strengthened somewhat and was expected to remain at hurricane strength when it makes landfall sometime late Thursday. The trailing system, Hurricane Julio, was upgraded from a tropical storm Wednesday. Carrying 85-mph winds, it was expected to the north and clip Hawaii on Sunday night.
A powerful group of U.S. members of Congress says the White House should cut Canada out of a major global trade deal unless it opens up its protected dairy and poultry markets.
Staff, including marine guards providing security to the embassy, have been transferred to Tunisia "due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias," it adds.
The trial of a suburban Detroit man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black woman on his porch has begun. read more
Arch Coal announced July 21 that it will be idling its Cumberland River Coal Company Complex in Appalachia, Virginia due to poor metallurgical coal markets, eventually eliminating 213 full-time positions. "With this move, we are actively responding to currently challenged metallurgical coal markets while striving to enhance our overall competitive cost position in Appalachia," said John W. Eaves, Arch's president and chief executive officer. read more