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.

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Short Takes

The Persian Gulf states are on board with the Iran nuclear pact.

President Obama announced major goals to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.  Expect major power outrage.

Major wildfires continue to devastate California.

Senate Democrats blocked an attempt by the GOP to defund Planned Parenthood.  It’s not over.

Tropical Update:  Invest 95L moves inland.

The Tigers had the night off.

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.

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.