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WorldGreta Thunberg, Tropical Storm Imelda: 5 things to know Wednesday

10:31  18 september  2019
10:31  18 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg takes climate protest to Trump

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg takes climate protest to Trump Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has shot to global fame for inspiring worldwide student strikes to promote action against climate change, took her mission to President Donald Trump’s doorstep on Friday with a protest outside the White House. © NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a climate protest outside the White House in Washington on September 13, 2019. - Thunberg, 16, has spurred teenagers and students around the world to strike from school every Friday under the rallying cry "Fridays for future" to call on adults to act now to save the planet.

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Day 2: Trump heads to San Diego amid California backlash

After a fundraising luncheon in Palo Alto on Tuesday and a fundraising dinner in Beverly Hills, President Donald Trump is heading to San Diego Wednesday for another fundraising luncheon following a stop in Los Angeles. Trump’s swing through the Golden State comes just a little more than a week after his administration touched off a furor by confirming it had sent officials to California to look for ways to intervene in the state’s growing homeless crisis, which Trump has described as “disgusting” and a “disgrace to our country.” Elected officials and others accused Trump of using the homelessness issue to win over conservative supporters ahead of the 2020 election.

Greta Thunberg is leading kids and adults from 150 countries in a massive Friday climate strike

Greta Thunberg is leading kids and adults from 150 countries in a massive Friday climate strike The international protest will come ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit.

Pompeo to meet with Saudi Crown Prince

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to arrive in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah on Wednesday. He will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler, to discuss the recent attacks on the Abqaiq oil processing plant. The State Department said Tuesday the two will also "coordinate efforts to counter Iranian aggression in the region." The attacks, which disrupted more than 5% of the world's daily supply, have renewed fears of a military confrontation between the U.S. and Iran and Pompeo has blamed Iran for those strikes. In recent days, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have both used aggressive-yet-ambiguous language suggesting the U.S. was prepared to respond to Iran without directly blaming the Islamic Republic.

Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change

Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change Tens of thousands of high school students in cities nationwide plan to skip class Friday to attend Global Climate Strike marches.

Fed looks ready to lower interest rates again

Economists believe the Federal Reserve is likely to lower interest rates for the second time in less than two months on Wednesday in hopes of heading off a recession. The Fed is seen as likely to trim its benchmark rate by a quarter percentage point to a range of 1.75% to 2% – similar to its move in July, which was its first rate cut in more than a decade. Earlier this month, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. trade war with China has generated business uncertainty that, along with a slowing global economy, raise the risks of a downturn. Fed policymakers hope a rate cut would give the economy a nudge by pushing down rates for credit cards, adjustable-rate mortgages and auto loans.

Greta Thunberg: 6 things to know about the climate change activist

  Greta Thunberg: 6 things to know about the climate change activist Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has addressed a UN summit, sailed across the Atlantic, and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.During the hearing, the 16-year-old Swede had a simple message for American lawmakers: Do something.

Tropical trio in Atlantic threatens Texas, Bermuda

A trio of tropical threats has emerged in the Atlantic basin, forecasters warned. Tropical Storm Imelda threatens to swamp portions of southeastern Texas with more than a foot of rain this week, possibly leading to dangerous, life-threatening flash floods. Meanwhile, tropical storm warnings have been hoisted in Bermuda as strengthening Category 2 Hurricane Humberto approaches the tiny island. "Humberto is likely to track near Bermuda by later Wednesday, potentially bringing strong winds, battering surf and heavy rain," the Weather Channel said. And last, a new tropical depression formed Tuesday far out in the Atlantic, one that should become Tropical Storm Jerry by Wednesday. It poses no immediate threat to land.

Teenage climate activist testifies before Congress

Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist who captured global attention when she completed a two-week zero-emissions boat voyage across the Atlantic, is set to appear on Capitol Hill Wednesday to discuss the "global climate crisis." Thunberg, 16,met with former President Barack Obama during her visit to Washington, D.C., as part of an effort to lobby lawmakers on environmental issues and protest outside the White House. She recently said during an interview with NPR that the United States has an “enormous responsibility" to lead climate efforts. "You have a moral responsibility to do that," she added.

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Greta Thunberg, After Pointed U.N. Speech, Faces Attacks From the Right .
Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist from Sweden who delivered a much-watched speech at the United Nations on Monday, has been celebrated for her activism on climate change, including galvanizing the worldwide, youth-led protests of the last week. But she has also become a lightning rod, drawing attacks by television and social media commentators. Fox News apologized after a pundit, Michael Knowles, called her “a mentally ill Swedish child” on one of its programs on Monday. (Ms. Thunberg, who is 16, has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, and has called it “a superpower.”) The network called the comment disgraceful, and a spokeswoman said Fox had no plans to invite Mr. Knowles back.

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