A Hawaiian Island Is Now Completely Underwater After Taking A Hit From A Category 5 Hurricane

You’ve probably never been to East Island in the French Frigate Shoals, far to the northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands, but now it’s not clear if anyone will ever visit again.

South Korea’s LG Display swings to third-quarter profit on seasonal price boost

South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd posted a 76 percent fall in third-quarter profit on Wednesday compared with a year earlier, after two quarters of consecutive losses, helped by higher seasonal panel prices.

Amazon Alexa goes AWOL for many users

Some Amazon Alexa users are currently having problems reaching the voice assistant. Instead of reacting to commands, Alexa simply says “sorry, something went wrong.” Amazon hasn’t commented publicly yet on the issue.

Based on tweets and Down Detector, users began having trouble reaching Alexa around 7AM PST. While some had their connection issues resolved quickly, many others are still waiting.

This follows an outage last month that mainly affected Echo devices in parts of the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, and Australia. According to Down Detector’s outage map, however, most of the users who currently can’t reach Alexa are in the United States.

Alexa also suffered an outage in March after an Amazon Web Services networking issue.

TechCrunch has contacted Amazon for comment.

Hurricane Willa strikes Mexico’s Pacific coast

Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico’s Pacific coastline on Tuesday evening packing winds of 120 mph (195 kph), buffeting buildings and dumping torrential rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety.

Second migrant caravan in Guatemala heads toward Mexico

A group of over a thousand Central Americans in Guatemala headed toward the Mexican border on Tuesday, as a larger caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump paused in southern Mexico on its planned journey toward the U.S. border.

Ford appoints new China chief to tackle sales slump

Ford Motor Co has appointed a new head of China operations to help turn around flagging sales in the world’s largest auto market, filling a post that had been vacant since January after the firm’s previous China chief suddenly quit.