Forecasters have warned that the “worst is yet to come” as freezing temperatures grip the US wreaking havoc across many states. The National Weather Service said a mix of snow and freezing rain was battering the Atlantic seaboard from Florida to North Carolina. It warned that icy roads and low visibility were making driving treacherous across the region. CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said “The cold is here to stay and the worst is yet to come.” In New England 6-12 inches of snow is forecast to fall with 50 states recording temperatures below freezing. At least 11 deaths, including four in Texas and five in Wisconsin, are believed linked to the cold weather. Temperatures have dropped so sharply tourists visiting Niagara Falls have been confronted by a giant frozen waterfall. The plunge in temperature has been so severe three sharks were washed up frozen on beaches in Massachusetts. The ferry service in New York has been suspended and ‘warming … [Read more...] about Niagara Falls ‘frozen over’ as icy weather grips United States
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THE United States remains one of the very few Western democracies that executes some criminals, with almost 3,000 inmates currently on death row. On average, each convict will spend 15 years waiting to be executed — with almost a quarter dying of natural causes before they are given the lethal injection. Here's the details... How many US states have the death penalty? As many as 31 US states have the death penalty in the United States. There have been almost 1,500 executions in American since 1976, with two in January 2018 taking the figure to 1,468. It is believed Britain influenced America's use of the death penalty more than any other country, with the first recorded execution of Captain George Kendall in the Jamestown colony of Virginia in 1608. The states that do not have the death penalty include: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode … [Read more...] about Death penalty US – which states have it and how many people have been executed in America?
Sport by Press Association 24/11/2018, 7:06 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Reigning NBA champions the Golden State Warriors broke a four-game losing streak with a 125-97 victory over the Portland Trailblazers at Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson led the way for Steve Kerr’s side with 32 and 31 points respectively as talisman Stephen Curry missed out once again. Curry, who has sat out the Warriors’ last seven matches with a groin injury, was involved in a car crash in Oakland on the morning of the game, escaping unscathed. At four games, the Warriors’ losing streak was their worst since 2013 but Golden State took the lead early in the second quarter and held on as they improved to 13-7 on the season. LeBron James had 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers won their third game in a row, 90-83 against the Utah Jazz. Bernard Ingram top-scored for the Lakers with 24 in the … [Read more...] about Golden State Warriors get back on track with win over Portland
Weather analysts said the northern US plains, including North and South Dakota, the Great Lakes region and Ohio Valley, can expect an Arctic outbreak that has not been experienced in the region since 1994. Chicago may face temperatures of around minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 degrees Celsius) on Monday, and that wind chill could make the air feel as cold as minus 50 to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit (-45 to -51 degrees Celsius) in sections of north-central states. Forecasters warned that exposed skin would suffer frostbite in as little as five minutes in such conditions. Stockpiling encouraged People in the worst-hit areas have been urged to stay at home and ensure they have medical supplies and food. In the state of Minnesota, schools will remain closed on Monday. Governor Mark Dayton said the closure was "to protect all our children from the dangerously cold temperatures." It is the first time in 17 years that all schools will be closed in the state because of bad weather … [Read more...] about United States braces for record low temperatures
Evan Comen and Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall Street Published 6:22 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 The Department of Health and Human Services sets the poverty threshold at $25,100 for a family of four in the contiguous United States. While the hardships associated with such financial strain are significant and pervasive, about 5.5 million Americans living in poverty face the additional strain that comes with living in an extremely poor neighborhood -- one with a poverty rate of 40 percent or greater. Despite near record-low unemployment, a booming stock market, and nearly the longest period of sustained economic growth in U.S. history, conditions are not improving for all Americans. The share of Americans living in poverty climbed from 13.8 percent to 15.1 percent between 2010 and 2016. Encouragingly, the share of Americans living both below the poverty line and in a neighborhood with a poverty rate of at least 40 percent -- referred to as concentrated poverty or extreme poverty -- declined … [Read more...] about What city is hit hardest by extreme poverty in your state?