BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Burning Man co-founder says federal officials urged the counter-culture festival to cancel a Sunday burn ceremony or beef up security after a man died from a fire the night before.
One out of every 10 Houston residents is undocumented. Many lost everything in the storm, but unless they have a U.S.-born child, they don't qualify for FEMA assistance. Advocates are trying, but struggling, to help potentially hundreds of thousands of people left with nothing, and no other recourse.
Puerto Rico's governor has declared a state of emergency for the territory in light of Hurricane Irma. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Gov. Ricardo Rossello on how he is preparing for the possible damage caused by the hurricane in Puerto Rico.
Pope Francis arrives in Colombia on Tuesday. His visit comes as the South American nation is working through a peace deal that ended a 50-year guerrilla war. The pope supported the peace deal, but some claim he hasn't supported more justice for the war's victims.
Hurricane Irma is a major hurricane and on a path that may take it to south Florida by the weekend. Residents and officials in Florida are taking the storm very seriously and preparations are already well underway.