(AP) — One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the Caribbean in modern times struck off the coast of Honduras on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and setting off tsunami warnings that were canceled about an hour later.
There were no early reports of serious damage or casualties on land after the quake struck shortly before 10 p.m. EST. Officials in Honduras said shaking was registered across much of the nation and there were some reports of cracks in homes in Colon and Atlantida provinces along the northern coast and Olancho in eastern Honduras.
Tsunami centers issued advisories and warnings for Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica and other Caribbean islands as well as on the coasts of Mexico and Central America, cautioning that sea levels could rise from a foot to 3 feet (0.3 to 1 meter) above normal, but no tsunami materialized.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized over the side effects from his brain cancer treatment.
Trump told reporters on Sunday that he spoke to McCain’s wife, Cindy, and wished the couple well.
The president says: “They’ve headed back, but I understand he’ll come if we ever needed his help, which hopefully we won’t.”
The House and Senate are scheduled to vote this week on Trump’s top legislative accomplishment, a sweeping tax package. Republicans secured the support of Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Corker of Tennessee last week and should have enough votes for the GOP measure.
The 81-year-old McCain has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland.
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal made Christmas brighter for hundreds of elementary school students in the Atlanta area. O’Neal brought gifts to nearly 800 kids at McDonough Academy and Fairview Elementary School in Henry County Monday morning.
This is the 15th year in a row that O’Neal has provided holiday cheer to underprivileged children around the country.
“Nothing is more rewarding than making a child’s Christmas a little brighter when their families may not have the means,” O’Neal said.
The NBA Hall of Fame member is known as Shaq-A-Claus for his special holiday deliveries. Among the items he delivered this year are toys, non-perishable food items, socks and coats from a variety of non-profit groups.
WHERE’S CHRISTIE? In Trenton for an 11am cabinet meeting (including Lt. Gov. Guadagno) after meeting with Trump yesterday, and then on Ask the Governor tonight
HAPPY BIRTHDAY — Former Statehouse reporter Melissa Hayes
HISTORY? — “Inside Chris Christie’s fall from grace,” by POLITICO’s Alex Isenstadt: “Trump and his top aides were most concerned about two issues, according to nearly a dozen people briefed on the process: Christie’s mismanagement of the transition, and the lingering