- Common Dreams staff
Hurrican Irma at 11:00 AM ET, Sunday, September 10, 2017. Category 4: Sustained winds of 130MPH, gusts to 160MPH
Forecasters warned that the entire Florida peninsula — including the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people — was in peril
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Rush Limbaugh caricature
Radio host tells listeners hurricane warnings are exaggerated, but now...
Julia Conley, staff writer
After devastating Caribbean, historic hurricane expected to bring catastrophic...


A months-long investigation into "perhaps the largest case of contagious fire on record" has found that frenzied Miami police last December fired 377 rounds at a crashed car - hitting several officers and sending neighbors diving to the floor - that killed a robbery suspect and his innocent friend who were both unarmed and trying to surrender. Adrian Montesano, with one prior minor arrest and an apparent drug problem, had allegedly robbed a Walgreens and shot an officer (who later recovered)...