Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the Bahamas, leaving people there fighting for survival. Here's how you can help raise moneyfor supplies and aid. And here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.
The destruction that Hurricane Dorian heaped upon the northern Bahamas is unimaginable. A good portion of Grand Bahama Island (including a major airport) is under water. Parts of the Abaco Islands are decimated. Thousands of homes and businesses have been heavily damaged or destroyed. At least seven people have been killed by Dorian, the strongest storm to ever make landfall in the Bahamas. But the country's Prime Minister said the death toll will rise as rescue teams get out into the hardest-hit areas. Among the dead are an 8-year-old boy who was found by his mother and a woman who drowned in her house while her husband watched helplessly. Click here to get the latest, including how volunteer rescue teams are working to save stranded residents.
Not so fast. That's what a rebel alliance of British lawmakers is telling Prime Minister Boris Johnson about his plans to pull the UK out of the European Union without a deal. The cross-party group of lawmakers won a vote yesterday to seize control of the parliamentary agenda. Today, they will try to force a bill through Parliament that would stop the so called no-deal Brexit from happening on October 31. They fear that leaving the EU without an agreement will devastate the British economy. But Johnson says he'll seek early elections if the lawmakers rule out a no-deal Brexit. Johnson believes the threat of a no-deal Brexit will strengthen his negotiating position with the EU because any financial calamity that results from it wouldn't just hurt the UK, it would hurt Europe, too. Click here to keep up with the latest.
Walmart and guns
You can get pretty much anything at Walmart, but it's about to get a lot harder to find guns and ammo there. The mega retailer says it will stop selling handgun ammunition and "short-barrel rifle ammunition" (the kind that can be used in assault-style weapons). Walmart is also asking that customers no longer openly carry guns into its stores (Kroger did that, too). Walmart CEO Doug McMillon says these changes were spurred by the El Paso, Texas, mass shooting -- which happened in a Walmart -- as well as recent shootings in Dayton, Ohio and Midland and Odessa, Texas. He also sent a letter to Congress demanding lawmakers "do their part" to stop gun violence. Walmart will, however, continue to sell long barrel deer rifles and shotguns and much of the ammunition for those weapons.
A United Nations panel says the US, UK, France and Iran may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen. The countries perpetuate the conflict by supplying weapons to the various parties involved and thereby prolong the suffering of the Yemeni people, says a member of the UN-commissioned Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen. UN investigators have prepared a "confidential list of possible perpetrators" of rights violations. More than 91,000 people have been killed since 2015 in Yemen's war, which is a battle between a Saudi-led coalition that supports the Yemeni government and Iranian-backed rebels.
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, blasting US Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas after he said gun reform legislation doesn't work and pointed to gun violence in Chicago as an example. Lightfoot said most of the illegal guns recovered in Chicago come from states with fewer gun restrictions.
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Big bang What was that loud boom heard over central New York the other night? Oh, nothing. Just a fiery rock from the far-flung reaches of outer space entering the atmosphere.
Where in the world? Where's the world's most livable city? Here are a some hints: Think grandiose architecture, huge green spaces and lots of coffee.
Standing tall If you went to Army Ranger School graduation last week, you probably noticed one grad who literally towered over all the others: the ex-NBA player.
Climate crisis Want to know what the top 10 Democratic presidential candidates have to say about the climate crisis? Hear them answer questions from a live audience about their climate plans starting at 5 p.m. ET today on CNN.
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