Tropical Storm Ernesto gained strength in the Caribbean Sea east of Nicaragua and will probably become a hurricane by early tomorrow as it moves toward northern Belize, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Donna Summer, the gospel-raised singer who bridged 1970s disco and the pop music that followed with hits such as “Love to Love You Baby,” “Last Dance” and “She Works Hard for the Money,” has died. She was 63.
Winds of 80 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hour) knocked out electricity to more than 400,000 homes throughout Southern California and caused flights to Los Angeles International Airport to be diverted overnight.
Southern California, known for sun and mild weather, has been drenched by torrential rains and more than 13 feet (4 meters) of snow in its mountains since last week and the worst is yet to come, according to forecasters.