Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday but is still producing strong wind gusts that are nearly hurricane force.
Hurricane Harvey left a trail of devastation Saturday after the most powerful storm to hit the US mainland in over a decade slammed into Texas, destroying homes, severing power supplies and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey, which has lingered as a tropical storm, sent devastating floods pouring into Houston on Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground.
Millions of people flocked to areas of the U.S. that are in the “path of totality” in order to experience a total solar eclipse. During the event, the moon passes in between the sun and the Earth, appearing to block the sun.
Flowers, signs and other tributes left by fans filled the meditation garden where Elvis Presley is buried alongside his parents and grandmother at Graceland, Presley’s Memphis home, on Tuesday in Memphis, Tenn. Fans from around the world gathered at Graceland for the 40th anniversary of his death. Presley died Aug. 16, 1977.
Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere. They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass, get washed into rivers and onto beaches, and lie scattered about in baseball dugouts and on sidewalks and streets. There are reports of children finding them and getting poked.
Children participated in the annual Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park on Tuesday in Westland, Mich. The annual day sponsored by the Wayne County Parks takes place in a 75 foot by 150 foot giant mud pit that gives children the opportunity to get down and dirty at one of the messiest playgrounds Southeast Michigan has ever seen.
Baraka Cosmas, 7, is missing half his right arm. Mwigulu Matonange, 14, lost his left arm. Emmanuel Festo, 15, lost his right, plus the fingers of his left hand. Pendo Sengerema, 16, had an arm severed at the elbow.
Watson Saint Fleur is 12 but he’s never attended a day of school. He’s toiled in hardship doing household chores and peddling plastic bags of drinking water along city streets noisy with motorbikes and trucks.