FROM Frances Robles
Hurricane Irene Batters the Bahamas, Evacuations Ordered for North Carolina Irene has not yet become a Category 4 hurricane, but it's growing fast after battering the northern Bahamas. What's the likely next strike for Irene? Frances Robles is in Nassau for the Miami Herald . Greg Heavener is a meteorologist at the National Weather Services office in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
Obama Visits Puerto Rico, in Pursuit of Votes in Florida Barack Obama became the first President since John F. Kennedy to visit the Territory of Puerto Rico, where he took the opportunity to make points for his re-election campaign. Although people who live on the island are not allowed to vote in federal elections, those living on the mainland are. Frances Robles is a foreign correspondent for the Miami Herald , joining us from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Military Coup in Honduras For the first time in 16 years, an elected president has been replaced by a military coup in Central America. Manuel Zelaya is now in Costa Rica, where he was taken yesterday by soldiers who kidnapped him, in his pijamas, from his home in Tegucigalpa. He's been replaced as President of Honduras by Roberto Micheletti, a congressional leader from Zelaya's own party, but one of his enemies. Frances Robles of the Miami Herald is in Tegucigalpa.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.