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.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Short Takes

Yet again.

U.S. stock markets rallied after six down sessions.

Two American service members were killed in Afghanistan by an “insider” attack from an Afghan soldier.

The Mormons will stay with the Boy Scouts after all.

Tropical Update: Tropical Storm Erika is drawing a bead on the Leewards, the Bahamas, and could be a Cat 1 hurricane by this weekend.

The Tigers beat the Angels 5-0 as Justin Verlander gets this close to a no-hitter.

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.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Short Takes

North and South Korea talk about their loudspeakers.

Washington ups efforts against wildfires.

Investors race to escape risk in emerging markets.

Tropical Update: Danny is back to tropical storm strength and aiming south of Florida, but there’s Invest 98L coming along the same track.

The Tigers had a rough weekend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Short Takes

Fox News picks their top ten.  Much teeth-gnashing among the left-behind.

Want to read the whole 159-page Iran nuclear deal?  Here it is.

Puerto Rico’s debt crisis is getting worse.

Sandra Bland’s family is suing Texas and the trooper who pulled her over.

Tropical Update: Invest 95L heads out over North Carolina.

The Tigers released GM Dave Dumbrowski, replacing him with Al Avila.  They lost 5-1 to the Royals.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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.

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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Short Takes

As noted below, Cuba and the U.S. re-opened their embassies in Washington and Havana.

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to support the Iran nuclear agreement; votes to lift sanctions.

The military plans to increase security at recruiting centers following the shooting in Chattanooga last week.

Greek banks re-opened on Monday for the first time in three weeks.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a restrictive abortion bill.

The Tigers beat the Mariners 5-4.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Short Takes

Gone Quiet — Silence indicates that Iran nuclear negotiators are close to a deal.

Mexican authorities are searching frantically for the escaped drug lord.

New York offers Eric Garner’s family $5.9 million to settle case.

President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 non-violent offenders.

The Pentagon is finalizing plans to lift the ban on transgender soldiers.

Tropical Update: TS Claudette forms out in the Atlantic; heads to sea.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Agreekment

The Eurozone worked out a deal with Greece that sounds like the Greeks would have done better by going to a loan shark, and Germany is going to be the enforcer.

The agreement aims to provide Greece with its third bailout package in five years. The tough terms, demanded by Germany and others, are meant to balance Greece’s demands for a loan repayment system that will not keep it mired in recession and austerity budgets against creditors’ insistence that loans worth tens of billions of euros not be money wasted. Testy negotiations and Greece’s inability to live up to the promises made in its previous bailouts had put a cloud of distrust over the weekend’s discussions.

“It’s not personal, Fredo.  It’s strictly business.” — Michael Corleone.

Short Takes

Leaders work past deadline on Greek debt crisis.

Mexican drug kingpin escapes prison via tunnel.

Texas burger chain challenges state open carry law.

Kentucky gets swamped with torrential flooding.

Alligator Alley across the Everglades closed to rescue airboaters.

The Tigers head into the All-Star break at .500.