Ring the alarm! Montreal tests industrial catastrophe sirens across island

A siren is seen in this photo taken on the Atlantic City, N.J. Boardwalk on June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) A siren is seen in this photo taken on the Atlantic City, N.J. Boardwalk on June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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Putin illegally annexes Ukrainian regions as part of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties Friday for an illegal annexation of occupied Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of his seven-month invasion of Ukraine. Its leader immediately countered with a surprise application to join the NATO military alliance.

Hurricane Ian heads for Carolinas after pounding Florida

A revived Hurricane Ian set its sights on South Carolina's coast Friday and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods after the megastorm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and left people trapped in their homes.