Dust cloud sweeps across the Atlantic from Africa over the past week, covering the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico and hitting south Florida in the United States.
Leaders in Ohio halted the state's presidential primary over concerns about the coronavirus. Officials in Florida, Arizona and Illinois say they would move forward with the vote.
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The 48-year-old father of four children joined in the big demonstrations last year that led Ricardo Rossello to resign as the island's governor.
Puerto Rico Governor, Wanda Vazquez fired the director of the island's emergency management agency after a video of the warehouse filled with disaster supplies appeared on Facebook.
Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,000 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people to shelter, in anticipation of the threat lingering.
Attorneys general from 48 US states along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are investigating whether Google's huge online search and advertising business is engaging in monopolistic behavior.
The tropical storm is posing an increasing menace to Florida as it pushes over open waters after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The US National Hurricane Center said the storm could grow into a dangerous Category 3 storm as it pushes northwest in the general direction of Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometres-per-hour.
US forecasters warn that Tropical Storm Dorian could reach hurricane strength by the time it passes Puerto Rico's southwestern coast on Wednesday.
Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico's new governor, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the Supreme Court declared Pedro Pierluisi's swearing-in a week ago unconstitutional.
Ricardo Rossello steps down after weeks of popular protests over offensive private chat messages between Rossello and his inner circle. Veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi is new governor.
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