Irma was packing 185 mph winds and gusts up to 220 mph as of before 2 p.m. ET Tuesday
Source: Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 5 as 2nd storm forms behind it – ABC News
Almost half of the country wants the Kremlin to end its military campaign in the country.
Source: Most Russians Do Not Back Putin’s Syria Operation As Death Toll Mounts
It’s becoming less likely that Irma will escape out to sea, and the chances of a U.S. landfall have increased compared with Sunday.
Source: Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 4 on its track toward the U.S.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Tuesday that ramping up the “military hysteria” around North Korea’s escalating nuclear and missile tests could lead to a “global catastrophe.”
Source: North Korea Crisis: Russia’s Putin Warns of ‘Global Catastrophe’ – NBC News