Louisiana hospitals brace for aftermath of Hurricane Ida amid COVID-19 surge

Louisiana hospitals brace for aftermath of Hurricane Ida amid COVID-19 surge

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm Sunday afternoon. Many hospitals in the area were unable to evacuate, and are instead riding out what’s being called an “extremely dangerous” storm. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy joins CBSN’s…

Biden says Hurricane Ida "will be a life-threatening storm"

Biden says Hurricane Ida “will be a life-threatening storm”

President Biden visited FEMA headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Sunday as Hurricane Ida slammed Louisiana, and said federal resources will be available to help. “This will be a devastating, devastating hurricane — this will be a life-threatening storm,” Mr. Biden…

New Orleans officials warn residents to "hunker down" as Hurricane Ida makes landfall

New Orleans officials warn residents to “hunker down” as Hurricane Ida makes landfall

As Hurricane Ida made landfall at Port Fourchon, Louisiana, New Orleans’ mayor and other top emergency officials warned residents to stay home and hunker down. “There’s nobody coming right now,” said Collin Arnold, New Orleans’ top emergency official. Watch the…

US missile targets suicide bomber ‘aiming to attack Kabul airport’ - BBC News

US missile targets suicide bomber ‘aiming to attack Kabul airport’ – BBC News

US officials have said an Afghanistan operation – an air strike involving a drone – targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who was aiming to carry out an attack at Kabul airport. “We are confident we hit the target…

Thousands in US flee as Hurricane Ida bears down on Louisiana - BBC News

Thousands in US flee as Hurricane Ida bears down on Louisiana – BBC News

Tens of thousands of people are fleeing the US state of Louisiana as Hurricane Ida closes in from the Gulf of Mexico. Ida is now a category four hurricane, one below the highest level, with up to 150mph (240km/h) sustained…

Daniel Dias: the greatest Paralympic swimmer of all time - BBC News

Daniel Dias: the greatest Paralympic swimmer of all time – BBC News

Daniel Dias was the most decorated swimmer in the history of the Paralympics after winning 24 medals between 2008 and 2016. He’s already added to his tally in Tokyo, despite recent changes to race classifications. Daniel spoke to the BBC…

Making beats for Stormzy, Skepta and Aitch aged 19 - BBC News

Making beats for Stormzy, Skepta and Aitch aged 19 – BBC News

From his bedroom in Cardiff, 19-year-old producer Chris Rich has worked with some of the biggest names in rap, such as Stormzy, Skepta and Aitch. He started by selling so-called type beats – beats inspired by the sound of well-known…

Tortoise eating a bird caught on camera - BBC News

Tortoise eating a bird caught on camera – BBC News

Conservationists have captured the moment a giant tortoise attacked and ate a fledgling bird in the Seychelles’ Fregate Island. Anna Zora witnessed the highly unusual behaviour by the tortoise, usually thought to be a herbivore. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #Seychelles…

Covid vaccine complications dwarfed by virus risks - BBC News

Covid vaccine complications dwarfed by virus risks – BBC News

A major review of vaccines suggests the AstraZeneca jab does raise the risk of blood clots and another serious condition that can cause bleeding. But the study found the risk of such problems following a coronavirus infection was still much…

U.S. intelligence community divided on origins of COVID-19

U.S. intelligence community divided on origins of COVID-19

Members of the U.S. intelligence community remain divided over the origins of COVID-19. According to a report released Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, there are two likely sources. The virus either came from an infected…