Photos: Damage From the Tornado Outbreak in Mississippi

On Friday, March 24, devastating storms spawned high, straight-line winds and tornadoes across western Mississippi and Alabama, killing at least 25 people and damaging hundreds of buildings. On Sunday, President Joe Biden issued an emergency declaration for the state of Mississippi, providing federal assistance to some of the hardest-hit counties. Gathered here are images from […]

Ajay Banga will have to fight the US government if he wants an effective World Bank

The World Bank is facing extreme financing challenges as it aims to lift countries out of poverty while mitigating the impact of climate change. In that struggle, developing countries are instead turning to private lenders for exorbitant loans, or to lenders such as China, which is unforgiving toward its debtors. The World Bank, its critics […]

Photos: A Blanket of Snow for California

A string of powerful winter storms rolled across California over the past week, bringing snowfall to lower elevations than the area has seen in decades, and boosting the state’s snowpack—which now stands at 189 percent of its average for this time of year. Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for 13 counties, including […]

Diverse Designers Headline Milan Fashion Week Day 5

MILAN (AP) — Designers with diverse backgrounds figured prominently in shows on the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week, during a season when diversity in Italian fashion has become an every more pressing topic. Maximilian Davis, 27, showed his second season as creative director at Ferragamo. Likewise for Filipino-American designer Rhuigi Villasenor at Bally. And […]

Photos: Recovery and Cleanup in Florida After Hurricane Ian

One week since Hurricane Ian made landfall, Florida officials have reported more than 100 storm-related deaths across 10 counties. Ian struck as a category 4 hurricane and was one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the United States—its floodwaters are still receding today. Recovery efforts continue, even as residents return to their homes […]

Early Photos of Hurricane Ian’s Landfall in Florida

Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida yesterday as a Category 4 storm, causing catastrophic flooding, wind damage, and power outages affecting millions. Ian also heavily damaged at least two causeways, cutting off the only land connection to several barrier islands. Early images are now coming in, showing some of the destruction caused by this […]