Friday, August 28, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika Update

It looks for now like this storm will be a close call.

Erika 8 am 08-28-15They call the yellow lines “the cone of uncertainty,” meaning the storm could go anywhere between them.  Just because it isn’t a hurricane yet doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous; people have already been killed in landslides on the island of Dominica in the Leeward Islands, and the heavy rains could create havoc on Puerto Rico.

The 5:00 8:00 a.m. update showed the storm shifting west, remaining as a tropical storm, and making landfall on Florida over the upper Keys.

Short Takes

Up to fifty people found dead in immigrant smuggling truck in Austria.

California cut water use by over 30% in July.

Report: Planned Parenthood videos altered.

NLRB makes it easier for fast-food workers to unionize.

Tropical Update: TS Erika looks to edge close to South Florida by Monday.

The Tigers lost 2-0 to the Angels.

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.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Short Takes

Thai cops release a sketch of Bangkok bombing suspect.

U.S. and Russia trade barbs over Ukraine.

Court rules that cops convicted in post-Katrina shooting deserve new trial.

R.I.P. Louis Stokes, first black Congressman from Ohio.

Tropical Update: TS Danny heads west toward the north end of the Leeward Islands.

The Tigers beat the Cubs 15-8.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Short Takes

A suspect is being sought in the Bangkok bombing.

Hillary Clinton parts ways with the Obama administration over drilling in the Arctic.

The White House proposes to cut methane leakage.

The first two women to complete the Army Ranger school will graduate Friday.

Tropical Update: Tropical Storm Danny is heading toward the Leeward Islands.

The Tigers beat the Cubs 10-8 at Wrigley Field.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015