Powerful men accused of sexual harassment
All of the men who have been accused of sexual abuse in the weeks since the bombshell Harvey Weinstein report broke.
The Islamic State has been steadily losing territory this year, losing the cities of Mosul, Deir al-Zour and their de facto capital of Raqqa. These maps show the areas ISIS held at four points this year, using data collected by analysts at IHS Markit Conflict Monitor, a service that gathers open-source intelligence on the fighting in Syria and Iraq.
Go deeper: ISIS may be dispersed, not destroyed
IHS Markit Conflict Monitor; Maps: Lazaro Gamio / Axios
One common trait shared by recent high-profile sexual assault scandals is that it took a major media event for many of the women to come forward with their stories. For some, the alleged assault happened decades ago.
How we collected the data: This visual is based on multiple press reports from other news organizations, all of which covered the alleged assaults in detail. To get more information on them, you can take a look at the underlying data and find the links to the news sources here.
Worth noting: Cosby, Ailes, O'Reilly, and Weinstein were all condemned — and to an extent, punished — once the allegations against them were brought to light. One month after Trump's Access Hollywood tape leaked and more than 20 women came forward with allegations of sexual assault, he was elected president.
This map shows active fires detected via satellite in Northern California. So far, at least 2,000 homes have been destroyed, and 20,000 people have been evacuated.
Go deeper: The California wildfires, by the numbers.
Here's how the Las Vegas shooting compares to all of the U.S. mass shooting events since 2013, using data from the Gun Violence Archive. The group uses a broad definition of mass shootings: any reported incident where at least four people where shot or killed — excluding the shooter — at the same time and location.
Why we're showing this to you: You can see the trends we've all heard about for years — more wealthy people, (slightly) more low-income people, and a shrinking middle class. The income data used here is adjusted for inflation to facilitate comparison.
Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios
The underlying data comes from a new Census Bureau release, which showed median household incomes rising for a second year in a row to $59k.
This map show's the latest forecast for Hurricane Irma as it barrels straight for Florida. The shade of red on the map represents the probability of an area experiencing sustained hurricane-force winds exceeding 74 mph within the next five days.
Go deeper: The latest updates on Irma
The flooding in Houston brought on by Harvey has proved to be catastrophic, but the region is no stranger to flooding. Here's a deep look at where major flooding events have occurred in the U.S. since 1985 using data from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory. Each shape represents the extent of a region affected by flooding, and is colored by the severity of the flooding. The map doesn't yet include the extent of the flooding caused by Harvey because it is still being measured.
Why it matters: Climate scientists say extreme flooding events will become more common as the climate warms because storms will dump more rain and the sea levels will rise (already 2.6 inches globally between 1993 and 2014, per NOAA).
Data: Dartmouth Flood Observatory; Map: Lazaro Gamio / Axios