Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Short Takes

Greece’s new finance minister showed up at an emergency financial summit without doing his homework.

Wildfires are scorching the Northwest.

The Chinese stock market is cratering.

London commemorated the tenth anniversary of the subway bombing of 2005.

Heroin deaths have quadrupled in the U.S.

The Tigers lost 7-6 to the Mariners in 11 innings.

Friday, May 29, 2015

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.

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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Short Takes

Unimaginable: The death toll from the earthquake in Nepal passes 4,000.

Protests in Baltimore turned violent Monday afternoon.

A second police official in Tulsa, Oklahoma has resigned over the accidental shooting of a black man by a reserve cop.

Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the Attorney General.

The Tigers beat the Twins 5-4.

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.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Short Takes

The House is trying to come up with a plan to fund DHS without messing with immigration and pissing off the right wing.

The guy known as Jihad John, the English-speaking executioner of ISIS, has been identified as a Briton.

You’re welcome — Liberia’s president thanked the U.S. for helping them with the Ebola crisis.

The F.C.C. votes in favor of net neutrality.

The Klown Kar is in town.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Short Takes

Egypt strikes back at ISIS in Libya.

Danish officials say they have arrested two people in connection with an attack at a freedom-of-speech event over the weekend.

A train carrying crude oil derailed in West Virginia; several hundred people evacuated.

The government is intervening in the labor dispute that has slowed shipping at West Coast ports.

Now it’s ice — The Southeast and Northeast brace for more bad weather.

6.8 earthquake hits northern Japan.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Short Takes

New York Gov. Cuomo changes Ebola quarantine rules to allow for home isolation.

Second victim dies from Washington school shooting.

Canadian shooter made video prior to attack on Parliament.

Michelle Obama campaigns for Democrats.

Lava inches closer to homes in Hawaii.

The Giants shut out KC to make the Series 3-2.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Short Takes

The Tigers clinched the American League Central division championship for the fourth year in a row by beating the Twins 3-0.

Hong Kong protests bring crackdown by cops, which bring more protests.

President Obama says U.S. underestimated the rise of ISIS.

More than 30 feared dead in volcano eruption in Japan.

American doctor exposed to Ebola admitted to NIH.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Short Takes

Liberia pleads for help from the U.S. against ebola.

Arab states are “tepid” in their response to calls to fight ISIS from the U.S.

Sources say NFL commissioner Roger Goodell knew of Ray Rice’s crime long before he said he did.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford has dropped out of the reelection race.

R.I.P. Bob Crewe, 83, songwriter of hits by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

The Tigers beat Cleveland 7-2 to retake first place.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Short Takes

Beijing rules out open elections in Hong Kong.

Al-qaida releases five Lebanese soldiers held hostage.

U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS targets in Iraq.

Iceland raises volcano alert again.

South American food chains try their trade in Florida.

The Tigers split a double-header with the White Sox; now share first place.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Short Takes

NATO: Russian military opens fire in Ukraine.

Calm settles over Ferguson.

Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine.

More flash floods and mudslides in Washington state.

Tropical Update: Invest 96L has potential.

No, it’s not a football score: The Tigers lost to the Twins 20-6.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Short Takes

Russia tries to sound both tough and nice on response to jet attack.

Death toll continues to rise on both sides in Israel/Gaza conflict.

U.N. says Iran has turned much of its nuclear material to harmless use.

Perry sends Texas troops to border.

Wildfires continue to expand in Pacific Northwest.

Tropical Update: TD Two is east of the Lesser Antilles.

The Tigers beat the Diamondbacks 4-3.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Short Takes

Ukrainian separatists accused of blocking access to Malaysia airline crash site.

Israel’s ground assault on Gaza intensifies.

Winds expand wildfire in Washington state.

R.I.P. James Garner, 86, star of many films and TV shows.

The Tigers lost both ends of a double bill to Cleveland.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Short Takes

First Israeli fatality in the latest battle with Hamas.

Pakistan says it has arrested key Taliban commander.

President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel discuss cooperation on intel.

New wildfires erupt in Washington state.

Missouri execution on hold after late stay granted.

The Tigers helped the AL win the All-Star game.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hot Spot

This sounds like the plot of a movie on SyFy.

Tourists at Yellowstone National Park are being barred from areas of the park because the massive underground supervolcano beneath it is melting the asphalt roads.

“It basically turned the asphalt into soup. It turned the gravel road into oatmeal,” Yellowstone spokesman Dan Hottle said. In particular, Hottle said that the road between the park’s most popular attraction, Old Faithful, and Madison Junction has been dangerously compromised.

[…]The last time the supervolcano beneath Yellowstone actually erupted was 640,000 years ago, U.S. Geological Survey records show.

You wait; someone is going to figure out a way to blame this on President Obama.