Tag: Second

Venice devastated by second highest tide in history

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Venice’s mayor called the city a disaster zone on Wednesday after the second highest tide ever recorded swept through it overnight, flooding its historic basilica and leaving many squares and alleyways deep under water. A local man from Pellestrina, one of the many islands in the Venetian lagoon, died when he…

Michelle Obama to release second book next month

CHICAGO— Nearly a year after kicking off a rock star-style book tour that sold out stadiums across the country, former first lady Michelle Obama has announced the publication of her second book, officials said. But instead of focusing on her own unique journey, this time Obama will ask her readers and supporters to reflect on…

CenturyLink Cobbles Together a Decent Second Quarter

Investors have been none too happy with CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) this year. Shares are down 27% year to date, with that fall fueled by the mid-February announcement that the company would be more than halving the dividend. Meanwhile, revenue has continued its slow move in the wrong direction. Yet there’s hope, as second-quarter revenue notched only…

Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario faces second wildfire evacuation in just over a month

PIKANGIKUM, ONT.—For the second time in just over a month, residents of Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario are being asked to evacuate due to smoke from nearby wildfires. Officials in the remote community say vulnerable residents, including the elderly, pregnant women and those with respiratory problems, are being flown out, along with their immediate…