Biden nominates Victoria Kennedy for Austria ambassadorship
President Joe Biden is nominating Victoria Kennedy, an attorney and the widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, to serve as his ambassador to Austria. Kennedy, a gun control advocate, came to know the president during the years when Biden served with her husband in the Senate.news.yahoo.com
Report: Austria approves Victoria Kennedy as new US envoy
BERLIN — (AP) — Austrian media report that the Alpine country has approved the appointment of Victoria Kennedy as the new U.S. ambassador in Vienna. Kennedy, a lawyer, is the widow of late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy. The Austria Press Agency reported late Tuesday that the office of Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen had confirmed the required “agrement” — diplomatic speak for approval — for Kennedy's appointment was issued. Kennedy still needs to be approved by Congress. Austrian broadcaster ORF quoted the country's chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, saying Kennedy's nomination was an “honor” for Austria.wftv.com
As residents evacuate, hurricane hunters fly straight into Dorian
NOAA via Getty Images(CNN) - While millions face evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Dorian, some servicemen and servicewomen called hurricane hunters are flying planes directly into this record-breaking storm. Hurricane Dorian, the strongest to ever hit the Bahamas, has had a unique path, and the data the hurricane hunters have collected from inside the storm has been invaluable. For the first time in history, an all-female, 3-pilot crew flew a reconnaissance mission into Dorian a few days ago. He says about half of hurricane hunters are "citizen airmen" who have regular civilian lives but for two weeks a year carry out their reserve duty. News Producer Victoria Kennedy contributed to this report.