Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

Maria’s death toll across the Caribbean climbed to at least 19, nearly all of them on the hard-hit island of Dominica. In Puerto Rico, the government said at least two were killed but media on the island were reporting additional deaths and the actual toll appeared unlikely to be known for days.

DNR issues fall foliage forecast

Fall colors have begun to appear in some parts of the state thanks to an unusually cold start to September, but the window for enjoyment might be short according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Earth sweltered to 3rd hottest August, summer on record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday the globe last month averaged 61.5 degrees (16.43 Celsius), which was a degree-and-a-half higher than the 20th century average, but behind 2016 and 2015.

Irma strengthens to a Cat 5 storm as it nears Caribbean

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said there was a growing possibility that the storm’s effects could be felt in Florida later this week and over the weekend, though it was still too early to be sure of its future track.