Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Short Takes

Tropical Update — Hurricane Bill gets stronger [tracking map]; rain from what’s left of Ana soaks South Florida.

Democrats are set to go it alone on healthcare reform.

North Korea will send envoys to the funeral of former president Kim Dae-jung.

Sounds familiar — The oil industry is growing its own astroturf.

More classy conservatives — A woman yelled “Heil Hitler” at a man praising Israel’s health care system.

A law requiring women to have an ultrasound before having an abortion is quashed.

Electrical rates — Floria Power & Light is ordered to reveal its top salaries by the state.

The Tigers beat the Mariners.