Europe’s migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

Last year, a record number refugees sought to cross the Mediterranean Sea; this year it’s already 40% higher

Authorities grapple to cope with largest global movement of people since World War II

Desperate tide of humanity continues to sweep into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty


Erika weakens, aiming for South Florida

Even as Tropical Storm Erika continued to dump heavy rain in the northern Caribbean, forecasters say the storm could weaken in the next few hours, still packing strong tropical storm force winds but no longer becoming a hurricane.

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