Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Short Takes

Iraqi forces will try to re-take Ramadi.

Texas, Oklahoma and the Plains can’t catch a weather break.

The Nebraska Senate will try to override the veto of the death penalty repeal.

Cleveland and the DOJ have reached a settlement on their policing.

One person/one vote will be tested in a case before the Supreme Court next fall.

The Tigers beat the A’s 1-0.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Short Takes

Twelve missing in floods in Texas.

Kurdish leader blames Iraqi forces for losses to ISIS.

Tornado kills 13 in Mexico border city.

Bug out: Ladybugs released as high school prank.

R.I.P. John F. Nash, mathematician profiled in A Beautiful Mind; Anne Meara, comedian and actress.

The Tigers lost split the series with the Astros and lost Monday to Oakland.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Short Takes

California clean-up crews are rushing to clean up an oil spill north of Santa Barbara.

The Nebraska legislature voted to abolish the death penalty.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) goes Jimmy Stewart over the USA PATRIOT Act.

Turns out Osama bin Laden read Bob Woodward.

Israel rescinded their segregated-buses-for-Palestinians plan.

The Tigers beat the Brewers 5-2.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Short Takes

Iraqi-backed militiamen were gathering to try to re-take Ramadi.

President Obama will limit sending military equipment to local police.

Biker shootout in Waco could result in up to 175 people being charged, some for capital murder.

The western drought has spread to Washington where the governor is declaring a statewide emergency.

The Tigers lost 3-2 to the Brewers.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Short Takes

ISIS captures Ramadi as Iraqi forces bug out.

Amtrak to resume service from Philadelphia to New York.

American envoy holds talks with Russia on peace deal with Ukraine.

Marine helicopter goes down in Hawaii; 12 injured.

R.I.P. Former Miami Dolphin Garo Yepremian.

The Tigers lost 2-1 to the Cardinals.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Short Takes

The Tigers walloped the Cardinals 10-4 behind Miggy’s HR’s.

Amtrak train may have been struck by something before it crashed.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is sentenced to death for the Boston Marathon bombing.

Eight bodies recovered from site of crashed Marine helicopter in Nepal.

F.A.O. Schwarz to close its store on Fifth Avenue.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Short Takes

The engineer is now the focus of the inquiry into the train wreck in Philadelphia.

Fast Track back on track: Senate Democrats reverse course and hand President Obama a victory.

Man arrested for trying to fly drone over White House fence.

Proofread: Clinton-bashing book gets some error corrections.

R.I.P. B.B. King, 89, blues guitarist and legend.

The Tigers wallop the Twins 13-1 thanks to two homers by Miggy.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Short Takes

The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia was traveling at twice the speed limit.

Fast track trade authority could be back on track.

Traces of banned chemical weapons found in Syria.

House votes to end N.S.A. bulk phone data gathering.

Vatican to recognize the state of Palestine.

The Tigers lost to the Twins 6-2.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Short Takes

Amtrak train derails en route from Philadelphia to New York City; at least 5 dead.

U.S. Marine Corps helicopter missing on rescue mission in Nepal.

Keeping an eye on Iranian ships off the coast of Yemen.

Senate Democrats slow down “fast track” trade bill.

Verizon buys AOL.

No charges filled in police shooting of unarmed black teen in Madison.

The Tigers beat the Twins 2-1 in 10.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Short Takes

Nepal hit with another major earthquake.

The Obama administration is giving conditional approval to drilling for oil in the Arctic.

Liberia is declared Ebola-free.

Secretary of State Kerry to meet with Putin.

Health insurers are ordered to give free contraception.

Severe weather left destruction and fatalities in the Plains and Midwest.

The Tigers had the night off.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Short Takes

Rough weather across the Plains on Mothers Day.

E.U. plans to punish Mediterranean immigrant smugglers.

Four charged with killing two policemen in Mississippi.

Former President Jimmy Carter returns early from Guyana due to illness.

Raúl Castro met with Pope Francis; considers going back to church.

Happy birthday, Melissa.

The Tigers had a rough weekend and last night lost a 10-inning heartbreaker to K.C. 2-1.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Short Takes

Lots of tornadoes hit the Midwest and Plains states.

Netanyahu works out a deal to form a government for Israel.

Chicago will pay reparations to victims of police torture.

The New England Patriots did deflate their balls.

R.I.P. Former House Speaker Jim Wright, 92.

The Tigers dropped another to the White Sox 7-6.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Short Takes

Nepal asks foreign rescuers to leave as hope fades for finding more earthquake survivors.

Second gunman identified in attack in Texas.

NYPD officer shot over the weekend died from his injuries.

Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to New Jersey ban on “gay repair” therapy.

Americans like their drones.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Short Takes

Baltimore lifts curfew.

Italians rescue 4,500 migrants at sea.

Freed Nigerian women tell of Boko Haram kidnapping horror.

Suspect charged in shooting of New York police officer.

Nepal’s bureaucracy blamed as supplies pile up.

The Tigers split the series with K.C., winning Saturday night 2-1 and last night 6-4.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Short Takes

Baltimore police turned over the results of their investigation into the death of Freddie Gray to the state’s attorney.

Bernie Sanders made it official.

Wow — A teenager was rescued from the earthquake ruins in Nepal.

The American Psychological Association collaborated with the Bush administration to bolster justification of torture.

What a surprise: Research has turned up more than 20 errors and distortions in the Clinton-bashing book.

The Tigers lost 8-1 in K.C.

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Short Takes

Baltimore: 111 people still remain behind bars without being charged.

Hillary Clinton on prison reform and race.

Nigerian authorities say 200 girls and women have been rescued from Boko Haram.

California is under orders to cut greenhouse emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.

A key official connected to the George Washington Bridge closure is going to plead guilty.

The Tigers beat the Twins 10-7.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Short Takes

Officials send reinforcements to Baltimore.

The death toll in Nepal passed 5,000.

Iranian forces seized a ship flagged to the Marshall Islands and boarded it off the coast of Iran.

Tyson Foods will end using antibiotics on their chicken.

The NFL will give up its tax-exempt status.

The Tigers lost to the Twins 3-2.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Short Takes

Aftershocks hit Nepal after Saturday’s earthquake; death count at over 3,200.

Israel says it launched airstrike along Syrian border.

Two dead, five missing after storm hits Alabama regatta.

Hawaii passes bill to raise smoking age to 21.

R.I.P. William Price Fox, author of Southern novels.

The Tigers wrapped up a series against Cleveland, winning 8-4.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Short Takes

Yemen: More Saudi airstrikes after the coalition said they would stop.

Oklahoma concedes that fracking causes earthquakes.

Millions of chickens may have to be destroyed because of bird flu.

The Senate voted 99-0 on the human trafficking bill, clearing the way for Loretta Lynch to be confirmed as Attorney General.

The Tigers lost to the Yankees 13-4.