Food stamps go to 47 million Americans a month, almost half of them children and teenagers. A two-year stimulus bump in food stamp benefits will expire Oct. 31, prompting new worries for families.
Carnival cruise ship fails health inspection due to flies in kitchen, an unprotected salad bar, and not enough chlorine in the water park pool. This was the first Carnival cruise ship to fail a health inspection in five years, says Carnival.
On Wednesday night 44 million in the Northeast still had no power. The scale of destruction brought by Hurricane Sandy has been beyond anything power companies have dealt with before.
After strong winds and storms on Friday, residents in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, and West Virginia struggle with massive power outages and hot weather.