Thursday, July 2, 2015

Short Takes

Grecian Turn: Another attempt at getting out debt is proposed.

Six predominately black churches have burned in the last two weeks.

The government is investigating whether major airlines colluded on keeping prices high.

A federal judge in Alabama has ordered judges to issue marriage licenses to all comers.

R.I.P Nicholas Winton, 106, a Briton who saved nearly 700 children from the Nazis.

The Tigers lost 9-3 to the Pirates.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Short Takes

The Supreme Court stays Texas abortion law.

The Supreme Court lets controversial lethal injection method stand.

Greece’s debt crisis freaked out the stock markets.

Some southern states are going along with marriage equality.

Someone else I don’t care about is no longer on TV.

The Tigers had the night off.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Short Takes

The surviving New York prison escapee has been captured.

Greece to close banks on Monday.

Puerto Rico can’t pay its debts.

Another SpaceX rocket blows up.

Heavy weather hits the country.

R.I.P. Marva Collins, educator and innovator.

The Tigers get a walk-off to beat the White Sox 5-4.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Short Takes

The first funerals for the victims of the Charleston massacre were held.

The House passed trade adjustment authority as part of the “fast track” deal.

Another employee at the prison in New York was arrested on charges of helping the escapees.

The White House endorsed the Voting Rights Advancement Act.

R.I.P. Patrick McNee, 93, the ever-dapper John Steed of TV’s The Avengers.

The Tigers lost in 10 to the White Sox 8-7.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Short Takes

The Senate passed “fast track” and sent it on to President Obama.

Freddie Gray’s autopsy showed that he was the victim of homicide.

Boston Marathon bomber apologized to the victims before sentencing.

Over 800 people have died in a heat wave in Pakistan.

The Tigers lost to the team from Cleveland.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Short Takes

Afghanistan: The Taliban attacked the parliament building.

Police have a lead on the escaped prisoners thanks to DNA.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced he has cancer.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) said it’s time to move the Confederate flag off the state capitol grounds.

Severe weather hits the Midwest.

The Tigers beat Cleveland 8-5.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Short Takes

Police follow new leads in New York prison escapees.

Emmanuel A.M.E. Church reopened for services on Sunday.

United Airlines strands 250 passengers in Belfast after their flight was diverted.

Republicans tiptoe around Confederate flag.

23,000 celebrate summer solstice at Stonehenge.

The Tigers ended their losing streak in a big way yesterday by walloping the Yankees 12-4.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Short Takes

Dylann Roof, the suspect in the Charleston shooting, has been extradited from North Carolina.

Haitians in the Dominican Republic face deportation.

F.C.C. says phone companies can ban robocalls.

Supreme Court upholds Texas ruling against Confederate license plate.

The Tigers and Reds were rained out.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Short Takes

NATO troops are moving through Poland.

The trail of the New York prison escapees has gone cold.

AT&T faces $100 million fine over “unlimited” data plans.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Bill soak already-drenched Texas.

Kansas Gov. Brownback dodges ethics inquiry bullet.

More top-level changes at Microsoft.

The Tigers lost 8-4 in extra innings to the Reds.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Short Takes

Russia: Putin says he’s adding to his nuclear missile stockpile.

The Senate voted to make torture illegal permanently.

T.A.A. vote postponed until next month.

Six killed when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley.

The F.B.I. says the St. Louis Cardinals hacked the Astros.

Tropical Update: TS Bill makes landfall in Texas.

The Tigers lost to the Reds 5-2.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Short Takes

U.S. airstrikes in Libya go after leader of Algerian attack.

Marriage equality comes to Mexico.

Comet lander wakes up after hibernation.

United Airlines passengers get an unscheduled stop in Canada for 20 hours.

Tropical Update: Invest 91L could head towards the Texas Gulf Coast.

The Tigers beat Cleveland 8-1.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Short Takes

U.S. weighing more bases in Iraq.

“Thunderstruck” — Judge backs charges in the Tamir Rice shooting case.

North Carolina legislature overrides veto; allows officials to refuse to wed gay couples.

The deficit fell again in May, making it the lowest since August 2008.

R.I.P. Christopher Lee, 93, master villain of film; Ron Moody, 91, the consummate Fagin on stage and screen.

The Tigers were off last night.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Short Takes

The New York manhunt moves to Vermont.

American killed fighting ISIS in Syria.

Papal tribunal to try bishops for negligence in abuse cases.

Florida now allows dying patients to try experimental medications.

Food for Thought: New York now requires salt warnings; San Francisco bans soda ads.

The Tigers got trounced 12-3 by the Cubs.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Short Takes

At the G7 summit, President Obama pledged more help for fighting ISIS.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York thinks the escaped prisoners from Dannemora had inside help.

Former South Carolina policeman indicted for murder for shooting an unarmed man in the back.

Texas policeman put on administrative leave for pulling his gun on teens at a pool party.

The Supreme Court rules that Congress cannot tell the State Department what to put on passports.

The Tigers had the night off.  They go up against the Cubs tonight.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Short Takes

Turkey’s ruling party loses parliamentary majority.

Two escapees from New York prison still on the loose.

Texas cop suspended after pulling gun on teen at a pool party.

Midwest braces for more storms and severe weather.

The Tony winners were…

R.I.P. Ronnie Gilbert, 88, folksinger for The Weavers.

The Tigers beat the White Sox 6-4.