(CNN)Crowds of protesters gathered on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville on Thursday as white supremacist Richard Spencer arrived to deliver a speech on his racist views.With an intensive police presence on campus, protesters chanted, "We don't want your Nazi hate" and "Nazi scum off our streets." The anti-Spencer protesters, who vastly outnumbered the supporters, carried signs against fascism, neo-Nazis and white supremacy."The fact is, if the police simply do their job, my speech and the whole event
(CNN)New evacuations were ordered Tuesday evening as more than a dozen wildfires raged across Northern California, with the largest ones killing at least 17 people as they scorched the state's famous wine country.Officials in the city of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County called for the evacuations of five more areas Tuesday evening. Already, 20,000 people had been ordered to leave the area and other parts of Northern California.
(CNN)Hurricane Irma -- one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic -- hammered Puerto Rico on Wednesday night after smashing a string of small northern Caribbean islands where at least three people were killed.Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN he thinks the island was being hit hard even though the eye of the storm stayed off shore.Track the stormDeaths on Caribbean islandsFlorida prepares for IrmaThere are 3 hurricanes in the AtlanticNavy evacuates 5,000Billionaire rides out storm in wine
(CNN)As Floridians cleared supermarkets of bottled water and emptied gas pumps, people in the northeastern Caribbean were making last minute-preparations before powerful Hurricane Irma hit their islands. The center of the storm was moving to the west-northwest at 15 mph.For hours, people also lined up outside hardware stores hoping to get plywood, batteries and power generators. If Irma knocks out power, Puerto Ricans said they are worried it would take weeks or months before the power is restored. "It