U.S. 'presidential test alert' sets American phones to buzzing

World Oct 4, 2018

U.S. 'presidential test alert' sets American phones to buzzing

The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent an alert on Wednesday aimed at tens of millions of mobile phones to test a previously unused presidential alert system to warn the public in the event of a national emergency. The test message was originally scheduled for September ...

Chemical plant blasts spark new worry in storm-soaked Texas

World Sep 1, 2017

Chemical plant blasts spark new worry in storm-soaked Texas

Explosions at a chemical plant near Houston posed a fresh worry for storm-battered Texas on Thursday while rescuers searched block-by-block for survivors of Hurricane Harvey and the death toll rose to 35 people. The explosions in Crosby, Texas, were the latest consequence of the historic ...