Trump backs away from wall funding.
White House refuses to turn over Flynn documents.
Court blocks sanctuary cities crackdown.
Trump blames Canada for soft wood trade tiff.
Chinese court sentences U.S. businesswoman accused of spying.
The Tigers walloped the Mariners 19-9.
Heavy storms and tornadoes leave 14 dead in Georgia.
United Airlines back in business after computer glitch held up flights.
Samsung blames batteries for fires in the recalled flaming phones.
Ethics lawyers to file suit against Trump to end foreign payments.
It’s the Patriots vs. the Falcons in the Super Bowl.
Trump gave his first press conference since July.
Six VW executives indicted in emissions-cheating scandal.
China aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait.
No more Gitmo releases to be sought under Obama.
Vote for your favorite Monopoly token.
Intel chiefs presented Trump with evidence of Russian attempts to compromise him.
Taliban takes credit for bombings in Kabul.
Roof gets death penalty in Charleston church shooting.
Senate GOP delays four cabinet hearings.
Volkswagen to plead guilty in $4.3 billion deal.
Top U.S. commander predicts tough fight for Mosul.
Trump brags of endorsements that never happened.
Thousands evicted as French migrant camp is demolished
Volkswagen to spend $10 billion to buy back diesel cars in the U.S.
Game 1: Cleveland 6, Chicago 0.
California tour bus crash kills 13.
Secretary of Defense Carter in Iraq talks of fighting ISIS.
AT&T/Time Warner merger draws scrutiny.
Hillary Clinton pushes for early voters.
In case you didn’t hear: The Cubs are going to the World Series!!
President Obama tells Donald Trump to “stop whining” about ‘rigged’ election claims.
Short-term cease-fire in Yemen seems possible.
Local cable unplugged: Ecuador says it limited Julian Assange’s internet access.
Ford’s plant in Mexico won’t affect its U.S. workforce.
Magazine says six people corroborate writer’s claim that Trump assaulted her.
Hillary Clinton campaigned in Miami with Al Gore.
Kinky: Donald Trump says the “shackles are off.”
Federal prosecutors will file contempt-of-court charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Native Americans dug in for the long haul to protest the pipeline in North Dakota.
The death toll from flooding in North Carolina reached 22.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has flamed out.
Haiti is facing a surge in cholera after Hurricane Matthew laid waste.
North Carolina is undergoing record flooding after Hurricane Matthew.
Ratings for the second debate fell from 84 million to 66 million.
Federal judge orders Florida to extend voter registration one more day.
Samsung halts sales of Galaxy 7 replacement phones.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) takes it to the CEO of Wells Fargo.
I think I need some ice cream. (I quit smoking years ago.)
Hillary Clinton went back on the campaign trail.
President Obama designated the first national marine monument off the coast of New England.
The Senate passed a bill to help Flint repair the water system.
Feds recall 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s.
The Tigers lost to the Twins 5-1.
Thanks, Mom and Dad.
73 Syria aid groups suspend cooperation with U.N.
Wells Fargo hit with $185 million in fines for setting up fake accounts.
NASA launches probe to bring back pieces of an asteroid.
Car with gas cylinders near Notre Dame in Paris baffles police.
Dozens stuck overnight at 10,000 feet in the air over the Alps.
FAA issues warnings about Samsung smartphones on planes.
Russians hacked two state election systems.
Speaking of elections, it’s Primary Day in Florida.
After the Louisiana floods, mold is the problem.
Drug maker Mylan offers generic version of EpiPen to quell protest.
Tropical Update: TD Nine is in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Tigers beat the White Sox 4-3.
ISIS holdouts remain in Libyan city, officials warn.
U.S. sues Mississippi over mental health system.
Obama administration set to remove barriers to marijuana research.
Macy’s plans to close 100 stores.
Did you watch the Perseid meteor shower last night?
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.
Supreme Court strikes down restrictive abortion rights.
Supreme Court upholds ban on gun sales to those convicted of domestic violence.
U.K. politics in meltdown after Brexit.
Volkswagen agrees to settle U.S. emissions scandal for $14.7 billion.
Clinton and Warren hit the campaign trail in Ohio.
Ted Cruz drops out; Trump is it.
ISIS attack kills U.S. Navy SEAL in Iraq.
Report: Abstinence programs don’t stop HIV.
“Hamilton” gets record 16 Tony nominations.
Takata airbag recall grows to 35 million.
Miami-Dade legalizes Uber and Lyft.
Last Saturday morning I took nine play scripts, three books, two shirts (one Inge t-shirt and one Inge corduroy), and two Inge Festival wine glasses (boxed) to the Post Office on Laurel Street in Independence, Kansas, to mail them home because I barely had room in my carry-on for what I’d already packed. (Yeah, I need a bigger vulture for my carry-on…) Tom, the clerk at the counter, got a box and he neatly packed it all in and sealed it up. The price of postage back to Florida — the box was free — was $13.45.
The receipt says the package was accepted at 9:48 a.m. on Saturday. At 5:30 p.m. on Monday there was a knock on the front door from my postal carrier (a nice lady; she comes to our car shows) and she handed me the box. Everything was intact, barely a mark on the box, and less than 72 hours after I sent it from Kansas.
A lot of people knock the Postal Service — ah, it’s slow, it’s typical government bureaucracy, blah, blah. Except the USPS has been an independent self-supporting agency since 1972, and more importantly, can UPS or Fed Ex pick up a package on Saturday in the middle of rural Kansas and get it to South Florida in less than three days for less than $15? YMMV, but I’m impressed.
As the carrier was dropping off the box, a Fed Ex truck zoomed by. I wanted to holler “Neener, neener!”
Six dead, two wounded in mass random shooting in Michigan.
Arson suspected after refugee center burned in Germany.
Six dead after cyclone hits Fiji.
Volkswagen sold more sausages than cars in 2015.
Kasich signs bill cutting Planned Parenthood funding in Ohio.
Car bomb hits military convoy in Turkey, killing 28.
President Obama will not attend Scalia’s funeral.
Apple fights court order to unlock San Bernardino suspect’s phone.
Nike drops boxer Manny Pacquiano as spokesperson after anti-gay remarks.
Not Me: Florida winners of huge Powerball win come forward.