Friday, August 26, 2016

Short Takes

Rescuers dig through rubble in Italy.

Deal reached to end long siege of Damascus suburb.

Feds urge Supreme Court to leave North Carolina voter ruling intact.

Orlando hospitals will not charge massacre victims.

Tropical Update: Invest 99L is heading for South Florida.

The Tigers swept the Twins 8-5.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Short Takes

Colombia and rebels reach peace after 52 years of fighting.

Earthquake leaves over 100 dead in Italy.

Gunmen attack American University in Afghanistan.

Trump fumbles his message to minorities.

Germany debates troops in the streets for the first time since World War II.

Old news: CIA releases Nixon and Ford intelligence briefings.

Tropical Update: Invest 99L could be something bigger this weekend.

The Tigers beat the Twins 9-4.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Short Takes

President Obama tells Baton Rouge “You are not alone.”

Clinton continues big lead over Trump.

New Zika outbreak found in St. Petersburg.

Federal court upholds cut in Ohio early voting.

Tropical Update: Invest 99L is moving west.

The Tigers beat the Twins 8-3.

R.I.P. Steven Hill, 94, actor best remembered as D.A. Adam Schiff for ten seasons on Law & Order.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Short Takes

Supreme Court blocks transgender bathroom rule for now.

President Obama commutes sentences for over 200 federal inmates.

Jetliner explodes, burns on Dubai runaway; no casualties.

GOP allies plan “intervention” for Trump.

Tropical Update: TS Earl heads for Belize.

The Tigers beat the White Sox 2-1; streak hits 8.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Short Takes

President Obama says Donald Trump is “unfit for duty.”

Hillary Clinton gains in national polling.

Miami Zika virus patient count up to fifteen.

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton set to retire.

Tropical Update:  TS Earl forms in the Caribbean and heads west.

The Tigers extended their winning streak to seven by beating the White Sox 11-5.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Short Takes

Trump appeals to Russia for help in his campaign.

All charges against police dropped in Freddie Gray case.

Apple says it has sold 1 billion iPhones (but not to me).

President Obama has chosen a historic Chicago neighborhood for his library.

John Hinckley to be released.

The Tigers swept the Red Sox 4-3.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Short Takes

U.S. agrees to admit more refugees from Central America.

ISIS takes credit for deadly attack on church in Normandy.

President Obama on DNC hack by Russia: “Anything’s possible.”

Northeast hit by heavy storms and heat wave.

U.S. approves release of last Russian prisoner from Gitmo.

Poll: No post-convention bounce for Trump.

The Tigers beat the Red Sox 9-8.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Short Takes

The Democratic Convention gets underway.

DNC apologizes to Sanders for “inexcusable” e-mails.

Shooting in Ft. Myers leaves two dead.

Solar plane completes around-the-world trip.

Nineteen killed in Japanese stabbing spree.

Verizon picks up Yahoo!

The Tigers beat the Red Sox 4-2.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Short Takes

Man attacks passengers on a train in Germany; several hurt.

Anti-doping agency says Russia should be banned from Rio Olympics.

No sign that Nice attacker had ties to terrorism.

U.S. and European allies urge Turkey to follow the rule of law in dealing with the coup plotters.

Did the U.K.’s new prime minister really close the government’s climate change office?

The Tigers beat the Twins 1-0.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Short Takes

Two court bailiffs were shot and killed by a prisoner trying to escape in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The U.S. will deploy 560 more troops to Iraq.

Changing of the guard: Theresa May will become the U.K.’s new prime minister on Wednesday.

Failure to launch: North Korea’s attempt to launch a missile from a submarine didn’t go.

Gitmo’s population continues to dwindle.

All-Star Tiger: Miggy’s going to San Diego.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

Short Takes

Britain poised to have second woman prime minister.

Super typhoon aims at Taiwan.

Commercial flights to Cuba could start as early as this fall.

Testy meeting with Trump on Capitol Hill.

To Boldy Go: First “Star Trek” gay character comes out in the next film.

The Tigers lost to Toronto 5-4.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Short Takes

The U.S. Justice Department will investigate the shooting by police of a black man in Baton Rouge.

President Obama says he will slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

The Chilcot Report says Britain’s involvement in Iraq was basically a complete botch.

Two potential Trump V.P. candidates bow out.

The Tigers finally won one from Cleveland, 12-2.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

Short Takes

Transgender men and women will now be allowed to serve in the U.S. armed forces.

Iraqi airstrikes hit 200 vehicles carrying ISIS fighters.

Turkish police arrested 13 people in connection with the attack on the Istanbul airport.

Former London mayor Boris Johnson dropped his bid to run for prime minister.

R.I.P. Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock that basically predicted where we are now.

The Tigers rallied in the ninth to beat the Rays 10-7.

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.  Oh, and happy new (fiscal) year.