Heidi Zhou-Castro

Heidi Zhou-Castro

Weather

Florida begins costly recovery as Irma exits

Hurricane weakens to a tropical storm after making landfall in the US mainland.

Florida begins costly recovery as Irma exits

US & Canada

South Florida bears brunt of Hurricane Irma

Millions of people in Florida have been left without power and hundreds of thousands are in emergency shelters.

South Florida bears brunt of Hurricane Irma

US & Canada

Orlando prepares for the worst as Hurricane Irma closes in

Thousands of evacuees have arrived in the Florida city of Orlando to seek shelter from Hurricane Irma.

Orlando prepares for the worst as Hurricane Irma closes in

US & Canada

US: Harvey destroys some 40,000 homes as rescue efforts persist

Authorities in the United States say water levels are peaking in parts of flood-ravaged Houston as thousands of people are continuing to flee their homes - putting emergency services and temporary shelters under increasing strain.

US: Harvey destroys some 40,000 homes as rescue efforts persist

Weather

Facing Hurricane Harvey

As tropical storm unleashes catastrophic floods, Houston residents and visitors are stranded in homes and hotels.

Facing Hurricane Harvey

US & Canada

Taking a stand by bending a knee: How Kaepernick began a movement

An American football player’s public protest against police brutality and racial discrimination may have cost him his career. Colin Kaepernick was the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.

Taking a stand by bending a knee: How Kaepernick began a movement

US & Canada

US Navy orders 24-hour worldwide halt after warship collision

The US Navy has ordered a one-day worldwide pause in ship operations to address safety concerns. The halt is in response to the latest collision, involving a naval vessel.

US Navy orders 24-hour worldwide halt after warship collision

US & Canada

White House defends Trump's response to Charlottesville unrest

The White House has defended US President Donald Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville after he was criticised for failing to specifically condemn white supremacists.

White House defends Trump's response to Charlottesville unrest

US & Canada

Historians find little precedent for Trump's words

US presidential historians have found little precedent in the modern era for Donald Trump's harsh military rhetoric on North Korea.

Historians find little precedent for Trump's words

US & Canada

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to open factory in Wisconsin

A Taiwanese electronics firm says it will build a factory in the US state of Wisconsin, following an invitation from US President Donald Trump.

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to open factory in Wisconsin

US & Canada

US shootings at hospital, nightclub raise questions on gun laws

Gun violence is back on the front pages in the US. Shootings at a hospital and a nightclub have again raised questions about gun laws. Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC.

US shootings at hospital, nightclub raise questions on gun laws

United States

US: New study links ‘light cigarettes’ directly to cancer

Researchers have found that so-called 'light cigarettes' may be behind an increase in lung cancer cases. Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou Castro reports.

US: New study links ‘light cigarettes’ directly to cancer