Odessa and Midland, Texas shootings: what we know

Police tape cordons off an area. | Larry W. Smith/Getty Images At least two people were killed. At least 20 people were wounded. A shooting has wounded at least 20 people in Texas near the towns of Odessa and Midland, about 300 miles east of El Paso. At least two people were killed, according to Midland Mayor Jerry Morales. Midland police have said the shooting began at a Home Depot; officers pursued the suspects after…

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Hurricane Dorian is a dangerous Category 4 hurricane — and heading toward the Bahamas and Southeast US

NOAA/NESDIS/STAR The latest forecast has Dorian turning north before hitting Florida. But uncertainties remain. After skirting by Puerto Rico on Wednesday, Hurricane Dorian is gaining intensity and has its sights set on the Bahamas and, possibly, both Florida and the Southeast coast of the United States. And, increasingly, there are risks of impacts through Georgia and South and North Carolina by the middle of next week. The storm currently is sustaining 150 mph winds, which…

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UK protesters denounce “coup” after Boris Johnson shuts down Parliament

Protesters march in London on August 31, 2019, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline. | Rick Findler/PA Images/Getty Images Johnson has suspended Parliament from September 9 through October 14, giving lawmakers roughly three weeks to figure out a Brexit deal. Thousands of people across the United Kingdom took to the streets on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Wednesday decision to suspend Parliament for weeks ahead of…

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