Residents urged to flee ‘monster’ Hurricane Florence as it inches closer:
Hurricane Florence roared toward the Southeast coast early Wednesday as officials warned the more than 1 million people in its path to get out of the way or face its wrath.
The Category 4 hurricane is one of the strongest hurricanes on the eastern seaboard in decades, the National Weather Service said. It’ll affect more than 300 miles of coastline, and bring dangerous storm surge and rainfall to parts of the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states.
The woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart will be released from prison:
Elizabeth Smart said Tuesday that the Utah parole board’s decision to release one of the people who abducted her was surprising and “incomprehensible.”
The racist Serena cartoon is straight out of 1910:
What makes a bad editorial cartoon?
Mark Knight and some of his defenders will tell you the outcry against his Serena Williams cartoon, roundly criticized this week for indulging noxious racist imagery, are about “political correctness” or progressive silencing of dissent. Don’t believe that argument. It depends on the belief that people are incapable of making aesthetic distinctions. In an editorial, the newspaper defended his cartoon, saying it had nothing to do with race.
Nicki Minaj fires back at Cardi B:
Nicki Minaj said Monday her recent dust-up with fellow rapper Cardi B was “mortifying and humiliating.”
Steeling for Hurricane Florence, Trump seeks praise for Maria:
As he braces for Hurricane Florence, President Donald Trump is stoking new outrage over his refusal to accept any blame for the relief effort following Puerto Rico’s monster storm last year.
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