Ida continues on her way, causing heavy flooding
Ida, now a tropical depression, is expected to produce heavy rains and possible flooding from the Tennessee and Ohio valleys across the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England states on Wednesday. The death toll from the direct attack of Hurricane Ida on the Gulf Coast rose to at least four Tuesdays after a road collapsed in Mississippi and flooding continued to be a threat, as remnants of the storm of monsters swept through the southeast. Power was left Tuesday in more than a million homes and businesses in Louisiana and the lack of electricity combined with a steamy climate in late summer to create miserable conditions for the hundreds of thousands of Louisians trying to recover -se. In addition, New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport canceled all commercial flights for a third day on Tuesday and more than 200 cancellations have already been reported for Wednesday, according to FlightAware.com.
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Texas law banning most abortions has come into force
A controversial Texas abortion law went into effect Wednesday at midnight local time, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an urgent appeal from abortion providers and human rights defenders. abortion to suspend the law. Texas law, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur at six weeks, often before many women know they are pregnant. What makes Texas law different is its unusual scheme of application. Instead of having officials responsible for enforcing the law, private citizens are allowed to sue abortion providers and anyone involved in facilitating abortions. By law, anyone who successfully sues another person would be entitled to at least $ 10,000.
Heat Fire spreads, jumping off road in California
Firefighters fought Wednesday to prevent a growing California fire from reaching a tourist town on the southern tip of Lake Tahoe after evacuation orders were extended to neighboring Nevada. Thick smoke from the Caldor fire enveloped the city of South Lake Tahoe, California, which was nearly deserted during a summer week that used to boil with tourists. The National Weather Service warned that critical weather conditions through Wednesday could include extremely low humidity and gusts of up to 30 mph. The fire jumped off Highway 89 in California and moved north along a ridge toward Meyers in South Lake Tahoe on Monday, according to a reporter for the USA TODAY network. As of Wednesday morning, the Heat Fire has grown to more than 310 square miles, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The Caldor fire is one of 83 major fires and complexes burning across the West, according to the Interagency Fire Department.
Post-Trump, Ukrainian leader Zelensky to pressure Biden for US support
The Ukrainian leader who was involved in the first removal of former President Donald Trump will meet on Wednesday with a new president of the United States, who seeks greater military aid and supports his country’s candidacy for membership in the ‘NATO. The White House says the meeting between President Joe Biden and President Volodymyr Zelensky aims to show support for Ukraine’s sovereignty over Russia’s capture of Crimea and the support of armed separatists. Biden also intends to encourage Zelensky’s efforts to fight corruption and assure him that the US will help protect Ukraine’s energy security. Prior to the settlement, the Biden administration said on Tuesday that it was pledging up to $ 60 million in new military aid to Ukraine. The administration said in a notification to Congress that the aid package was needed due to a “significant increase in Russian military activity along its border” and other provocations.
The star-studded Venice Film Festival opens cautiously during the pandemic
Venice’s central place in the history of pandemic fighting provides a relevant backdrop to this year’s Venice Film Festival, which opens on Wednesday. Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and Ridley Scott’s medieval drama “The Last Duel,” starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver, are some of the main films to be presented. during the event. Festival precautions include a huge barricade that once again seals public access to the red carpet and limited possibilities for fans to catch VIP nautical taxi arrivals at the Lido. More than 10 test stations have been created for festival staff and attendees, who must demonstrate negative tests, vaccines or who have recently recovered from COVID-19 to enter the tests. Masks inside are also required.
Collaborator: The Associated Press