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Astros Clinch AL West Title with 7-1 Win vs. Mariners

Astros Clinch AL West Title with 7-1 Win vs. Mariners

Bob Levey/Getty Images The Houston Astros clinched the first American League West title in franchise history Sunday, per MLB, defeating the Seattle Mariners 7-1. Justin Verlander was brilliant for the Astros, giving up just one run on three hits while striking out 10...
US says it is considering closing its embassy in Cuba

US says it is considering closing its embassy in Cuba

US says it is considering closing its embassy in Cuba 17 September 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 20 US embassy staff have been affected by the mysterious attacks. The US is considering closing its...
Rebuilding after disasters: 5 essential reads

Rebuilding after disasters: 5 essential reads

Crews work to restore power and traffic lights knocked out by Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 8, 2016, in Flagler Beach, Florida. AP Photo/Eric Gay The following is a roundup of previously published articles. Storm-battered communities in Texas and Florida are moving into the...
Hurricanes drive immigration to the US

Hurricanes drive immigration to the US

In the last few weeks, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Katia have cut paths of destruction in the Caribbean, Mexico and the U.S. While recovery and reconstruction will be an immense effort in Houston and Miami, it will likely be slower in poorer and smaller countries...
Do 'Pray for…' messages make disaster relief harder?

Do 'Pray for…' messages make disaster relief harder?

By Gareth Evans BBC News 14 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Volunteers used social media to coordinate rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey More than 1,000 people asked Magan Flores for help during Hurricane...
Chris Simms' Week 2 NFL Picks

Chris Simms' Week 2 NFL Picks

0 of 16 Streeter Lecka/Getty Images For NFL players, the second week of the season can be a lot more comfortable than the first. You have film on your opponent, you know what to expect and you have that first game of the season out of the way. That first contest of...
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