By David Morgan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a bill calling for a carbon tax on Monday, saying he hoped the legislation would at the very least renew a U.S. debate on climate change that has languished for a decade.
Representative Carlos Curbelo, a member of the House tax committee who faces a tough re-election bid in Florida, said the legislation, called the "Market Choice Act," enjoys small but growing support among Republicans, who in recent years have been better known for knee-jerk rejection of carbon tax proposals.
Heavy Rains Drench U.S. Mid-Atlantic
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heavy rain slammed the mid-Atlantic United States on Monday, delaying flights, forming sinkholes and causing flash floods that shut Pennsylvania's Hersheypark theme park.
The National Weather Service issued flood warnings and watches from eastern North Carolina to southern New York state, with the region expected to receive 3 to 5 inches of rain on Monday, after areas were soaked with up to 7 inches over the weekend.
Scientists Peer into Heart of Hurricanes to Improve Intensity Forecast
By Jon Herskovitz
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding emergency measures and evacuations: their intensity.
With a better way to predict a storm's power, or intensity, people on the ground will be more prepared in knowing whether a hurricane headed their way will cause devastating floods and winds that can uproot trees like Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico last year, or just shake branches and rattle windows.
RECALL: Allergy Alert on Candy Caramels
GiftTree Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts in " Sherman Candy Caramels"
For Immediate Release
GiftTree, a gift basket company based in Vancouver, WA, is voluntarily recalling 94,000 units of "Sherman Candy Caramels" sold online in the several Gift Baskets because they may contain undeclared pecans, walnuts, almonds and/or peanuts.
Gunman Dead after Shooting 14, Killing One, in Toronto
TORONTO (Reuters) - Fourteen people, including a young girl, were shot near downtown Toronto, police in Canada's biggest city said on Sunday, with one person killed and the gunman also dead.
The young girl was in a critical condition, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said.
"We are looking at all possible motives.
Ritz Crackers Recalled, Fear of Salmonella Contamination
Mondelez Global LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits Product in the U.S., including Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands Due to Possible Health Risk
EAST HANOVER, NJ - July 21, 2018 - Mondelez Global LLC announced today a voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella.