By Mary Williams Walsh, New York Times Published 3:16 pm CDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Flooded homes in Lumberton, N.C., Sept. 18, 2018. Some 31 million people in the Carolinas are at risk of their homes flooding because of Hurricane Florence. Only about 335,000 homes in the two states have flood insurance. less Flooded homes in Lumberton, N.C., Sept. 18, 2018. Some 31 million people in the Carolinas are at risk of their homes flooding because of Hurricane Florence. Only about 335,000 homes in the two states have flood ... more Photo: JOHNNY MILANO /NYT Cars and homes in floodwaters the day after Hurricane Florence's arrival in New Bern, N.C., Sept. 15, 2018. Some 31 million people in the Carolinas are at risk of their homes flooding because of Hurricane Florence. Only about 335,000 homes in the two states have flood insurance. less Cars and homes in floodwaters the day after Hurricane Florence's … [Read more...] about Millions of Carolina homes are at risk of flooding. Only 335,000 have flood insurance.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Smugglers are making millions of dollars by extorting migrants after sneaking them into the United States and shuttling them from house to house. Stash houses are at the center of a smuggling chain that moves hundreds of thousand of people a year across the border and into the United States. Credit Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times Supported by ByRon Nixon Photographs byTodd Heisler Aug. 26, 2018 LAREDO, Tex. — Two weeks ago, a police officer on a routine patrol here was approached by six men frantically waving for him to stop. The men, all undocumented immigrants, told a harrowing tale. With the help of smugglers, the men had crossed the Rio Grande a few days earlier. After being shuttled from one house to the next, they ended up at a mobile home in central Laredo, a city of 250,000 mostly Latino residents along the Mexican border. Unable to pay the … [Read more...] about High Profits and Misery Meet at Door of Smugglers’ Stash Houses
TSA Administrator David Pekoske said a surveillance program known as "Quiet Skies," which has been criticized for tracking American citizens not suspected of any crimes, "makes an awful lot of sense." "Our job overall as an agency, and the air marshals in particular, in flight, are working to make sure that we mitigate any risks that could occur in aircraft at 10,000, 20,000, 30,000 feet," Pekoske told CBS News in his first TV interview since the "Quiet Skies" program was disclosed to the public. "If an agency responsible for security has some information that might indicate that there may be -- emphasis on may be -- more risk with a particular passenger, providing some mitigation or some risk management on the flight is a very important and very reassuring thing to me." "Quiet Skies," first reported by The Boston Globe, dates back to 2011. It uses computer software to flag travelers, including U.S. citizens, who could pose a threat but may not have been accused of a crime … [Read more...] about TSA administrator says domestic surveillance program “makes an awful lot of sense”
Medical companies are responding to a new documentary that claims the health care industry's loose regulations on medical devices are putting patients at risk. The filmmakers of "The Bleeding Edge" speak with patients suffering apparent complications from devices such as cobalt hip replacements and the Essure permanent birth control device. Essure's manufacturer, Bayer, recently announced it would stop selling the birth control product in the U.S. at the end of year due to declining sales. In a statement to CBS News, Bayer said that for women with Essure, "the safety profile of the device remains positive and unchanged." It says "the film presents an inaccurate and misleading picture of Essure." Bayer argues the film may encourage women "to pursue risky and unnecessary surgery to remove the device." The FDA also responded to the Essure claims and said the "evaluating the post-market safety of Essure continues to be a top priority." Tune in to "CBS This Morning" on Friday, July 27, at … [Read more...] about “The Bleeding Edge”: Health care industry responds to documentary on medical device risks
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House easily approved an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program on Wednesday, a week before it would lapse. But quick action in the Senate is unlikely, leaving uncertainty through the end of the Atlantic hurricane season. Last year’s massive hurricanes strained the program, which currently has only about $10 billion left on its credit line unless Congress acts.At 5 million policies, the program provides $1.3 trillion in coverage for 90 percent of the U.S. flood insurance market. Estimates from Hurricane Harvey last year show payouts to property owners -- most in southeast Texas -- will hit $11 billion.But the program is “unsustainable,” said Dallas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, who has long complained that it encourages development in flood zones while providing payouts over and over for the same flood-prone properties.The House voted 366-52 to extend the program through Nov. 30. Hensarling was on the losing side.Even if Congress lets … [Read more...] about Flood insurance program may lapse next week, despite House vote for temporary extension