Friday, December 2, 2016

Short Takes

Death toll from Tennessee wildfire increases.

Read the fine print: not everyone is happy about saving jobs at Carrier.

Mike Pence’s new neighbors give him a colorful welcome.

U.N. apologizes for Haiti cholera outbreak, not causing it.

France’s President Hollande will not seek re-election.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Short Takes

Seven deaths confirmed in Tennessee wildfires.

Colombia’s congress approves revised peace deal with FARC.

Protestors march in North Carolina over decision not to prosecute police officer in shooting.

Saudi prince calls for end to ban on women drivers.

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Short Takes

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.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Short Takes

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.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Short Takes

Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident.

Charlotte shooting videos released.

Floodwaters could swamp parts of northeast Iowa this week.

UN takes no action in Syria amid arguments over Aleppo.

Debate prep continues.

R.I.P. Arnold Palmer, 87, legendary golfer.

The Tigers split with KC this weekend; the wild card spot is fading away.

Tropical Update: Invest 97L develops.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Short Takes

Volunteers help out in Italy’s quake zone.

Loud noises cause panic at L.A. airport, but no shooting.

Donald Trump will try to clarify his stand on immigration in a speech.

Fire chief among two killed after bus hits crash scene.

Tropical Update: What was Invest 99L is now TD Nine and churning in the Gulf of Mexico.  Also, folks in North Carolina need to keep an eye on TD Eight.

The Tigers had a tough weekend with L.A.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Short Takes

Colombia and rebels reach peace after 52 years of fighting.

Earthquake leaves over 100 dead in Italy.

Gunmen attack American University in Afghanistan.

Trump fumbles his message to minorities.

Germany debates troops in the streets for the first time since World War II.

Old news: CIA releases Nixon and Ford intelligence briefings.

Tropical Update: Invest 99L could be something bigger this weekend.

The Tigers beat the Twins 9-4.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Earthquake in Italy

Via the New York Times:

Strong earthquakes struck central Italy early Wednesday, killing several people, trapping many others under debris and setting off tremors that awakened sleeping residents in Rome nearly 100 miles to the southwest.

The first, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake, struck at 3:36 a.m. near the town of Accumoli, in the province of Rieti.

The mayor of Accumoli, Stefano Petrucci, reported that six people had been killed there. And at least two people were reported to have been killed in Pescara del Tronto in the province of Ascoli Piceno, according to the authorities.

Severe damage was reported in Amatrice, where Mayor Sergio Pirozzi said, “Half the town no longer exists.”

Mr. Pirozzi said that the number of victims was uncertain and that rescue teams were digging through the rubble of crumbled buildings, “hoping that most people were alive,” but he said that the historic center had been destroyed.

Earthquake in Italy 08-24-16

My sister has a stepdaughter and family in Florence, which is outside of the zone.  I’ll post when I hear from them.

Short Takes

President Obama tells Baton Rouge “You are not alone.”

Clinton continues big lead over Trump.

New Zika outbreak found in St. Petersburg.

Federal court upholds cut in Ohio early voting.

Tropical Update: Invest 99L is moving west.

The Tigers beat the Twins 8-3.

R.I.P. Steven Hill, 94, actor best remembered as D.A. Adam Schiff for ten seasons on Law & Order.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Short Takes

Louisiana is going to get more rain.

California wildfires forced more than 82,000 people out of their homes.

A high-ranking diplomat from North Korea has defected to South Korea.

Russia is using an air base in Iran to bomb Syrian targets.

R.I.P. Arthur Hiller, 92, director of “Love Story.”

Tropical Update: TS Fiona forms in the North Atlantic.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Short Takes

Death toll from Louisiana flooding reaches 10.

Convicted Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane resigns.

Aetna Insurance drops out of Obamacare.

July was the hottest month on record.

North Carolina wants the Supreme Court to put a hold on voter I.D. ruling.

R.I.P. John McLaughlin, 89, right-wing ex-priest Nixon apologist turned TV pundit.  Bye-bye.

Tropical Update: There’s a wave coming off Africa that could develop into something.