Thursday, October 8, 2015

Short Takes

President Obama apologized to MSF and Afghanistan for the attack on the hospital in Kunduz.

U.S., Russian aircraft have close encounter over Syria.

Coast Guard ends the search for missing ship lost in Hurricane Joaquin.

Hillary Clinton came out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Floods still endanger South Carolina coastal towns.

Nobel Prize for chemistry goes to three for DNA repair.

R.I.P. Kevin Corcoran, 66, actor known as “Moochie” in Disney films.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Short Takes

U.S. general says attack on hospital in Kunduz was requested by Afghanistan.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact has been agreed to.

NATO warned Russia to keep its jets bombing Syria out of Turkish airspace.

New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran racked up another charge in her corruption scandal.

American Airlines flight makes an emergency landing after the pilot dies.

The Miami Dolphins fired head coach Joe Philbin.  Like that will help.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Short Takes

Congress passes stop-gap spending measure.

Russia launches airstrikes against Syria, targeting rebels.

Oklahoma governor halts execution of convicted killer.

Hackers tried to break into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail at least five times.

Kim Davis had a private meeting with the Pope.

The Tigers lost to the Rangers 6-2.

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Short Takes

Afghan forces struggle to retake Kunduz from the Taliban.

President Obama tells U.N. that it will take more than weapons to defeat ISIS.

House conservatives push Trey Gowdy for Majority Leader.

Volkswagen’s diesel fix doesn’t apply to U.S vehicles.

Tropical Update: TS Joaquin is heading towards the Bahamas, but is expected to turn north before it gets to the U.S. mainland.

The Tigers lost 7-6 to the Rangers.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Short Takes

Iraq will share ISIS data with Russia, Syria, and Iran.

Boehner says the government will not shut down.

Pope Francis wrapped up his trip to the U.S.

Did you watch the total lunar eclipse last night?

Tropical Update:  There’s Invest 98L and the remnants of Ida in the Atlantic.

The Tigers ended their season at Comerica Park with a loss to the Twins.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Down Goes Boehner

Via TPM:

Speaker John Boehner plans to resign from Congress in late October, he told member [sic] of his conference Friday morning in a closed door meeting, according to multiple reports emerging from the meeting room.

Boehner is second in line to the presidency, after Vice President Joe Biden. He was first elected to Congress in 1990. He has served as speaker since Republicans took control of the House in 2011.

The only surprise is that he’s doing it now, but when you’re dealing with a party that acts like a bunch of sugared-up eight-year-olds and growing plots among the nutsery to bounce him, this is just as good a time as any to get out.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Short Takes

Secretary Kerry upped the number of Syrian refugees the U.S. will take to 100,000 by 2017.

Bye, Scott.

Volkswagen’s stock went into the tank after it was revealed they cheated on emissions software.

Here comes Pope Francis.

The best argument possible for price controls on prescription drugs.

Tropical Update: TS Ida is not making much of a move anywhere.

The Tigers lost a doubleheader to the White Sox.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Short Takes

Strong earthquake hits off the coast of Chile.

Hungarian police clash with migrants at the Serbian border.

Oklahoma execution called off with just hours to spare.

GM and feds reach settlement on faulty ignition switches.

Will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?

Tropical Update: TD Nine forms in the North Atlantic.

The Tigers beat the Twins 7-4.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Short Takes

Reports on ISIS were distorted by the military, analysts say.

Hungary cracks down on immigrants.

Flash flood in Utah kills nine.

The Obama administration adds $250 million to fight the California wildfires.

Facebook is working on a “dislike” button.

Tropical Update: Still out there: Invest 93L and 95L.

The Tigers beat the Twins 5-4.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Short Takes

Hungary built a fence to keep immigrants out.

23,000 people forced out by wildfires in California.

Professor shot and killed at university in Mississippi.

Political turmoil down under: Prime Minister Abbott booted from office.

Tropical Update:  Three in the Atlantic 93L, 94L, and 95L.

The Tigers lost 7-1 to the Twins.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Short Takes

Thousands flee California wildfires.

Babies drown as migrant boat capsizes off Greek island.

Germany begins border checks to limit immigrants.

Phoenix police search for highway sniper.

R.I.P. Frank D. Gilroy, 89, playwright.

Tropical Update: Two disturbances in the Atlantic: Invest 93L and 94L.

The Tigers split a double header with Cleveland.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Short Takes

Germany and Sweden urge other European countries to take in more refugees.

It’s over: The number of senators backing the Iran deal is 42; two more than needed to block the GOP anti-deal resolution.

Baltimore reached a tentative $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray.

United Airlines CEO resigns over Port Authority corruption.

Tropical Update: Say goodnight, Gracie.

The Tigers beat the Rays 7-8.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Short Takes

The stock markets tanked again yesterday.

President Obama proposes expanding the U.S. arctic icebreaker fleet.

A manhunt is underway near Chicago for three suspects who killed a police officer.

Support grows in the House and Senate for the Iran nuclear deal.

Tropical Update: TS Fred is fizzling out.

The Tigers beat the Royals 6-5.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Short Takes

Massive traffic jams in Austria as border guards check for smuggled immigrants.

Turkey is launching air strikes against ISIS.

Texas authorities have arrested and charged a suspect in the killing of a sheriff’s deputy in Houston.

Dianna Duran, New Mexico Secretary of State, is charged with multiple counts of embezzlement and fraud.

Tropical Update: Hurricane Fred pounded the Cape Verde Islands, but doesn’t look like it’s going to head in our direction.

The Tigers had the night off.

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.

Monday, August 31, 2015

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.