Friday, August 28, 2015

Short Takes

Up to fifty people found dead in immigrant smuggling truck in Austria.

California cut water use by over 30% in July.

Report: Planned Parenthood videos altered.

NLRB makes it easier for fast-food workers to unionize.

Tropical Update: TS Erika looks to edge close to South Florida by Monday.

The Tigers lost 2-0 to the Angels.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Short Takes

Another wild day on Wall Street and around the world.

Oil prices keep falling.

Armed student surrenders after hostage situation at W. Virginia high school.

The last-known Ebola patient in Sierra Leone was released from hospital.

Trash piles up in Lebanon.

Tropical Update:  Tropical Storm Erika looks like it might be headed this way.

The Tigers lost to the Angels 8-7.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Short Takes

Up/Down: The stock market continued its wild gyrations on Monday.

The three Americans and Briton who thwarted the attack on the train in Europe were honored by France.

The Koreas made nice.

The wildfires in Washington are now the largest in state history.

Tropical Update:  Danny is done, but Tropical Storm Erika is following in his tracks.

The Tigers lost a makeup game in Cincinnati against the Reds 12-5.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Short Takes

Jimmy Carter is “at ease” with his future fighting cancer.

Israel hits back after rockets attack from Syria.

Three firefighters died in the wildfire in Washington state.

Explosion reported at New York high school.

Stocks fall on jitters over weak Chinese economy.

Tropical Update: Hurricane Danny will be in the Lesser Antilles this weekend.

The Tigers beat the Rangers 4-0.

Happy birthday, SJW.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Short Takes

Thai cops release a sketch of Bangkok bombing suspect.

U.S. and Russia trade barbs over Ukraine.

Court rules that cops convicted in post-Katrina shooting deserve new trial.

R.I.P. Louis Stokes, first black Congressman from Ohio.

Tropical Update: TS Danny heads west toward the north end of the Leeward Islands.

The Tigers beat the Cubs 15-8.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Short Takes

A suspect is being sought in the Bangkok bombing.

Hillary Clinton parts ways with the Obama administration over drilling in the Arctic.

The White House proposes to cut methane leakage.

The first two women to complete the Army Ranger school will graduate Friday.

Tropical Update: Tropical Storm Danny is heading toward the Leeward Islands.

The Tigers beat the Cubs 10-8 at Wrigley Field.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Short Takes

A bomb at a religious shrine in Bangkok killed more than 15 people.

The White House is investing $2.5 million to treat heroin addiction.

Western wildfires costing $100 million a week to fight.

College football players cannot start a union.

Tropical Update:  Invest 96L is off the coast of Africa and heading west.

The Tigers had the night off.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Short Takes

Report: ISIS used mustard gas against the Kurds.

The death toll in the explosion in Tianjin, China, is over 50.

Speaking of China, the currency devaluation is seen as another round in a financial skirmish.

Sesame Street is moving to HBO.

El Niño could make California windy and wet.

The Tigers had the night off.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Short Takes

China devalued their currency to stabilize their place in the world market.

Right-wing armed militia freaks show up to “patrol” Ferguson with assault rifles.

Greece is on the verge of clinching a deal for a new bailout.

The EPA is hard at work to clean up its ten-million gallon mess in Colorado and New Mexico.

Watch the skies: The Perseid meteor shower peaks this week.

The Tigers lost 6-1 in K.C.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Short Takes

A state of emergency is declared in Ferguson after another shooting.

Colorado mine wastewater spill estimated to be 3 million gallons.

Hillary Clinton puts forth a plan to end the student loan crisis.

China read e-mails of top U.S. officials.

Archaeologists may have found the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

R.I.P. Frank Gifford, 84, NFL star and broadcaster.

The Tigers lost 4-0 to K.C.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Short Takes

Massive California wildfire spreads.

Trump surges in new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

Person of interest in custody in Memphis cop killing.

Two churches damaged in bombings in New Mexico.

Israeli teen stabbed at Jerusalem gay pride parade dies.

Tropical Update: Invest 95L is soaking the Florida panhandle.

The Tigers are doing a bit better with some of their new teammates.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Short Takes

Serial number confirms that the piece of the airliner found on Reunion is from Malaysia Airlines MG 370.

The University of Cincinnati policeman indicted for murder in the killing of an unarmed man had his bail set at $1 million.

A California wildfire near Napa Valley has forced 650 people from their homes.

Six people were stabbed by a lunatic in the Jerusalem gay pride parade.

Athletes will swim in filth at the Rio Olympics according to the AP.

The Tigers beat the Orioles 9-8.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Short Takes

Afghans say Taliban leader Mullah Omar died in 2013.

Remains of a plane washing ashore on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean could be from the missing Malaysia jet.

Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) indicted on corruption charges.

Cincinnati police officer indicted for murder in the shooting of an unarmed man.

Refugees are camped out in France trying to get to England by the chunnel.

Finally!  Justin Verlander gets his first win as the Tigers beat the Rays 2-1.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Short Takes

Turkey called an emergency NATO meeting over ISIS in Syria.

President Obama told African leaders who overstayed their welcome to get the hint.

Jonathan Pollard, who spied for Israel, will be paroled in November.

Tom Brady’s four-game suspension because he deflated his balls is upheld by the NFL commissioner.

Talk about an upgrade: Delta offers a private jet.

The Tigers lost 10-2 to the Rays.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Short Takes

At least 13 killed in Somali hotel blast.

Boat belonging to missing 14-year-old boys found off Florida coast.

Fiat Chrysler faces record $105 million fine for safety issues.

President Obama delivers tough-love message to Kenya.

Senate resurrects Import-Export Bank.

The Tigers got walloped 11-1 by the Red Sox.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Another Mass Shooting

This time in Lafayette, Louisiana, in a movie theatre.

A gunman killed two people and wounded nine others after opening fire Thursday night about 20 minutes into a movie being shown at theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, police said.

Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said the 58-year-old white man used a handgun and later took his own life. Dee Stanley, chief administrative officer of the city about 50 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, told MSNBC TV that some of the wounded were in “very critical” condition with life-threatening injuries.

The ages of the victims range from late teens to 60s, according to Craft.

Lafayette police said the shooting occurred at the Grand Theatre 16 about 7:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. ET). Witnesses described hearing about six shots during a screening of the movie “Trainwreck.”

Officials said it appears the gunman — who had a “criminal history” — entered the theater alone and fired randomly at film-goers.

One more awful, and every time this happens we all ask ourselves and each other how many more times does this have to happen before we do something about it.  Obviously we haven’t reached that point yet.

Short Takes

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter dropped in on Baghdad.

Autopsy results on Sandra Bland showed injuries consistent with suicide.

Secretary of State John Kerry went to Capitol Hill to persuade Congress to approve the Iran nuclear deal.

NASA mission discovers another Earth-like planet 1,400 light years away.

The Tigers lost 3-2 to the Mariners in extra innings.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Short Takes

Dylann Roof, the alleged shooter in Charleston, is indicted on federal hate crime charges.

Secretary of State Kerry testified about the Iran deal before Congress.

The highway bill is running into a speed bump in the Senate.

Texas officials claim the video showing the arrest of Sandra Bland was not edited.

Five volcanoes erupted in Indonesia.

The Tigers beat the Mariners 9-4.