Irma is an “extraordinarily harmful” Class 5 storm, and will make landfall tonight in Barbuda and Antigua, and Puerto Rico, above, and the Virgin Islands tomorrow. Right here’s our map of Irma’s trajectory. The storm is already tied for second-strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded.
At the moment on our podcast “The Daily,” our reporter discusses the forty eight hours he spent with one Houston household as they started to rebuild after Harvey.
three. The Home and Senate are again to work in Washington, they usually have an unusually heavy workload.
The highest gadgets embrace hurricane help, the debt restrict, rewriting the tax code, shielding the “dreamers,” youngsters’s medical insurance and extra.
A Home vote on emergency assist for Hurricane Harvey victims might come as quickly as tomorrow. One attainable wrinkle: The White Home and a few Republicans need the help tied to a rise within the federal debt restrict, however a conservative bloc opposes that. Above, Beaumont, Tex., at this time.
four. China faces a troublesome choice if, as anticipated, the Trump administration presses Beijing to impose an oil embargo on North Korea over its newest nuclear test.
President Xi Jinping, above, should keep away from showing to buckle to U.S. calls for, but in addition deter strikes towards a destabilizing conflict on the Korean Peninsula.
On a deeper degree, the North’s defiance is undermining Beijing’s long-term goal to replace the U.S. as Asia’s main energy.
5. At the least 123,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh since late final month, by the U.N.’s rely, an exodus that seems to be the most important in a era.
Our reporter shot this video of a number of the hundreds of determined individuals streaming throughout the border. Some informed her of massacres by the safety forces and allied mobs.
“Dozens of individuals I spoke to on the refugee path stated that they had seen a number of individuals shot lifeless,” she wrote. “Others spoke of households burned alive of their houses.”
6. In Rio de Janeiro, the police searched the house of Brazil’s Olympic committee chief, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, above, as a part of an investigation into allegations that Brazilian officers paid bribes to safe the 2016 Video games.
Prosecutors within the nation have opened corruption investigations into a number of Olympics-associated infrastructure tasks. However the search was the primary official signal that the authorities are investigating the likelihood that the Olympic bid might have been purchased.
7. The Red Sox were caught using an Apple Watch within the dugout to steal hand alerts from the Yankees. We’ve got the unique — and remarkably in style! — story.
On the U.S. Open, Pablo Carreño Busta beat Diego Schwartzman within the males’s quarterfinals. Tonight, Venus Williams performs Petra Kvitova. (7 p.m. Japanese, ESPN.)
Our sports activities columnist assessed the tantalizing risk of a meetup between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the event, which might be a primary. Listed here are the entire scores and the schedule.
eight. Our cosmic affairs desk reminded us that at present is the fortieth anniversary of the launch of the second of two Voyager probes. No different spacecraft have gone up to now, or explored so many worlds.
Again then, our science reporter writes, the dream of distant worlds was magic. Study extra about its historical past in this video. And in case you’re interested by area, we made a calendar of meteor showers, rocket launches and different celestial occasions you can add to your personal Google or iOS calendar.
9. In virtually each mammal species, an infant’s cry has a primal impact on close by adults. Scientists are starting to determine why.
Not solely is crying as pure and justifiable as respiration — the 2 acts are bodily, neurologically, primally intertwined. And in some animals, infants that may’t cry could be ignored, to dying.
10. Lastly, it’s again-to-faculty time. We talked to children’s book authors and illustrators about their reminiscences of faculty, and their recommendation for teenagers (and fogeys) beginning a brand new yr.
In different publishing information, Salman Rushdie has a new book out, and our critic’s blistering evaluation calls it “exhausting.” It tells the story of a rich man from Bombay and his three pretentious sons, who transfer right into a mansion in Manhattan.
“Every sentence in it’s a Cirque du Soleil leap right into a internet that solely he can see,” the critic writes. However he says that the ebook will get good when it describes a Trump-like villain.
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