Higher stakes than ever as Trump, allies mull Syria strike

WASHINGTON — The United Nations Security Council is holding an emergency meeting Friday morning on Syria, following the recent suspected chemical weapons attack in the country. Russia requested the meeting and said the top priority should be averting a wider war. President Trump discussed U.S.

Tornadoes touched down in Fort Lauderdale, displacing homeowner, snarling traffic

National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday, one in downtown, the other near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. A woman had to leave her storm-damaged home as winds and rain wreaked havoc with the rush hour commute.

Trump’s Secretary of State pick Mike Pompeo faces hearing amid Syria crisis, other threats

CLOSE CIA Director Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s choice to lead the State Department, faces senators at his confirmation hearing Thursday with dangerous crises looming with Russia, China, and Iran. Pompeo, a former Republican Congressman from Kansas with a reputation for a hawkish approach to American security, has been a lightning rod for criticism from rights advocates and some Democrats who worry he’ll lead the president into war.

Trump vows quick action in response to suspected chemical attack in…

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday promised quick, forceful action in response to a deadly suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, appearing to suggest a potential military response.

The Threat Of Biological Warfare Is Increasing, And The U.S. Isn’t Ready

During the Cold War, the big threats to national security changed little from year to year. Because threats were predictable, the U.S. government was able to mount a focused, effective response that prevented World War Three. Today, threats are harder to anticipate.

Midwest States Facing Tornado and Wildfire Threats

Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing.

World War 3: China’s J-10 fighters may have been upgraded to make them stealthier

“India is gearing up already, so it’s necessary for China to prepare for a possible military confrontation. And in these mountainous areas, superiority in the air is of utmost importance.” According to engine specialists, ‘sawtooth’ engine edges can smother radar signals, as they normally reflect better off straight lines.

10 tornado facts you might not know about

Tornadoes are some of Mother Nature’s most destructive forces. Capable of flattening entire neighborhoods and taking many lives, these massive, swirling columns of air pack winds that can reach speeds of up to 300 mph. Below are 10 facts about these dangerous natural occurrences. 1.

Which threat stresses you out more: Climate change or terrorism?

The news is rife with existential, anxiety-provoking threats–but which one really keeps you up at night? Climate change is pretty terrifying. From mega storms and flooding coastal cities to the suffering and possible extinction of numerous animal species, not to mention humanity, our environmental crisis looks very grim.

CODE RED: Severe storm risk increases for midstate, damaging winds, tornado possible

FOX 17 News is in a Code Red weather alert for the potential of strong storms carrying high winds, hail and a possible tornado. The severe weather outlook for the greater Nashville area and surrounding counties is now at an enhanced risk, or 3 out of 5, fo