USA News Live: Nine dead in New York City as Ida brings flash flooding, mayor declares state of – Times of India

A New York City police spokesperson says a total of eight people died when they became trapped in flooded basements.

At least nine deaths were reported in New York City and New Jersey.

Scientists have warned likely will be more common with man-made global warming, came to America’s largest city.

Water poured into subways tunnels as catastrophic flooding

Nine dead in New York City as Ida brings flash flooding, mayor declares state of emergency

The remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped historic rain over New York City, with at least nine deaths linked to flooding in the region as basement apartments suddenly filled with water and freeways and boulevards turned into rivers, submerging cars.

Despite Delta, US jobless claims hit new pandemic low

New US unemployment benefit filings dropped to a fresh pandemic low last week, government data showed Thursday, a positive sign for the labor market as it faces renewed disruptions from the Delta variant.

Virginia Supreme Court rules state can remove Lee statue

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Thursday that the state can take down an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that became a symbol of racial injustice as it towered over Monument Avenue in the state’s capital for more than a century.

US Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion ban

Texas’ new abortion ban, the strictest in the nation, stood on Thursday after the US Supreme Court refused to block it, dealing a major blow to abortion rights by leaving in place the state law, which prohibits the vast majority of abortions.

From fad to force, sustainable investing sweeps Wall Street

Sustainable investing has gone way past fad to become one of the steadiest forces on Wall Street. Over the two years through July, month in and month out investors sent at least $1.5 billion into funds that call themselves socially responsible or that use environmental, social and corporate-governance criteria to make their investments. That’s a far cry from other US stock funds, which have been rocked by titanic swings of interest. In two out of every three months during that period, more money flowed out of US stock funds than came in, according to fund tracker