Puerto Rico, United Nations, gas prices, NFL: Daily Briefing – USA TODAY

Hurricane Fiona has brought devastation to the people of Puerto Rico, and now Bermuda is under threat. Reports from a congressional probe show misconduct in for-profit nursing homes. And we’ll take a look ahead of Thursday night football as rivals Steelers and Browns go head-to-head.
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Let’s dive into Thursday’s news. 
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After strengthening into a Category 4 storm Wednesday, Hurricane Fiona was forecast to pass Bermuda later this week, bringing threats of blistering winds and surf swells as the storm continues to intensify. The storm flooded Puerto Rico with more than 25 inches of rain in some areas earlier this week, with parts of the island without electricity or running water and under the threat of additional flooding and mudslides, days later. Read more 
One thing to know: Fiona comes on the heels of devastation caused by Hurricane Maria five years ago.
The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis held a hearing Wednesday to discuss the findings of a congressional probe into the owners of 850 for-profit nursing homes. Nursing home staff shortages contributed to neglect and deficient care during the pandemic, investigators found, and a byzantine structure helped companies skirt accountability and served to confuse consumers. Read more
🌤 What’s the weather up to in your neck of the woods? Check your local forecast here.
President Joe Biden forcefully condemned the Kremlin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine and urged the world to stand firm behind efforts to repel the aggression, telling the United Nations Wednesday that Russian leader Vladimir Putin was “reckless” in issuing a veiled threat about using his nuclear arsenal. The U.N. audience also heard from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, whose recorded address drew a standing ovation. Zelenskyy said Russia has made no serious effort to negotiate an end to the war. Read more
After 98 days of gasoline prices dropping in the United States, the average cost for a gallon of gas increased on Wednesday – but by less than one cent.  And though gas prices have been falling for months, experts have warned that the prices could rise again due to a range of factors, from economic data indicating that the U.S. isn’t going to tip into a recession to a hurricane season hitting hard. Here are the states with the least and most pricy pump prices.
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Coming off Week 2 losses, Kevin Stefanski’s Cleveland Browns and Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers face off in a pivotal AFC North matchup for Thursday Night Football. And for the first time since 2004, Ben Roethlisberger isn’t part of the Steelers-Browns rivalry, a matchup the Ohio-born-and-bred quarterback dominated for 18 seasons and will now watch with everyone else. Here’s a look at the betting details and USA TODAY’s NFL staff picks for the Steelers vs. Browns Week 3 game.
Climate activists from the group Extinction Rebellion march through the streets after blockading several roads in Boston, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Fifteen people were arrested at various road blocks during the protest to raise awareness on the climate emergency and to call on the state to stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure, including halting those currently in development. Click here to see more photos from the protest.
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