Six US states on alert as Hurricane Irene arrives

Six US states on alert as Hurricane Irene arrives Aug 26, 2011 08:00AM GMT Six US states have declared emergencies as they prepare for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irene which has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. Having battered the Bahamas the first major storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has promptedContinue reading “Six US states on alert as Hurricane Irene arrives”

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‘Toughest trading in 40 years’ leaves Co-op 12% down By Ian Taylor  |  Aug 26, 2011 08:00AM GMT The Co-operative Group reported the worst retail trading conditions “in 40 years” as it recorded a 12% drop in underlying profits for the first half of this year. Co-op group chief executive Peter Marks said: “We doContinue reading

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Earthquake puts crack in Washington Monument

Earthquake puts crack in Washington Monument By Gay Nagle Myers The 5.9 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday in Virginia did not cause widespread damage or injury, but it did put a crack in the Washington Monument. National Park officials closed the 550-foot obelisk and plaza surrounding it indefinitely after discovering a crack at the top ofContinue reading “Earthquake puts crack in Washington Monument”

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