NC House candidate is under fire for posts some call sympathetic to white nationalists
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina congressional candidate faced scrutiny Tuesday after three-year-old social media posts went viral that some say signal support for white nationalism.And media reports also debunked Republican Madison Cawthorn’s claim that the accident that left him paralyzed was the reason he did not attend the U.S. Naval Academy.Cawthorn, 25, won a June primary runoff against Lynda Bennett, a candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump in western North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. He now faces Democrat Morris “Moe” Davis for the seat vacated this year by White Ho...
The Charlotte Observer
Tropical Depression 11 forms in Atlantic, hurricane center says
ORLANDO, Fla. — A tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday evening in its first advisory about the system.Tropical Depression 11 is expected to strengthen over the next two days and become Tropical Storm Josephine. Satellite imagery showed the depression has developed a less elongated circulation with a well-defined center, the NHC said.The system, moving west at 16 mph, had 35 mph sustained winds and was located about 1,450 miles from the Lesser Antilles.“A west-northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is forecast to begin Wednesd...
NWS: Tornado touched down in Chicago, became waterspout over lake
CHICAGO — Hundreds of thousands were still without power Tuesday after more than 100 severe weather reports were logged during Monday afternoon’s powerful storms, including a confirmed tornado on the Far North Side, according to preliminary information from the National Weather Service.The tornado was confirmed using a combination of radar, photos and two submitted videos, said Brian Leatherwood, a meteorologist with the weather service — including one taken by Sabina Tuladhar on Birchwood Avenue in Rogers Park. Leatherwood said the tornado was embedded in already strong winds and it quickly m...
Defense remains a disaster, Giants bats wake up too late in loss to the Astros
HOUSTON — In his first three starts this season, rookie Logan Webb served as the Giants’ stopper, leading the club to three much-needed wins that followed tough losses.In his fourth outing of the summer, Webb learned that he can’t carry the team by himself. Not when the defense behind him won’t do its part stopping anything.The worst defense in the major leagues had one of its worst innings of the year with Webb on the mound in Houston on Thursday, committing two errors, whiffing on a relatively routine grounder that was ruled a single and failing to quickly turn a potential double play.A four...
The Mercury News
Dahleen Glanton: FBG Duck brought a street fight between the 'have-nots' into the turf controlled by the 'haves'
Two opposite worlds inhabited by the “haves” and the “have-nots” collided last week on a glitzy street in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast.It isn’t often the two paths cross, which makes it easy for the “haves” to forget that violence does not recognize boundaries. Until now, the “have-nots” largely kept to themselves, seemingly content executing their deadly system of street justice within their own distressed communities on Chicago’s South and West sides.There was no need for the “have-nots” to disturb the “haves” with their petty street fights and social media taunts that send hundreds of ...
Wave in eastern Atlantic may develop into a tropical depression this week, forecasters say
MIAMI — Forecasters are monitoring a tropical wave that has the potential to become a tropical depression in the eastern Atlantic this week.The tropical wave is about 600 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands Monday morning and has had very little change in its showers and thunderstorm organization since Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center.Forecasters say it could develop into a tropical depression in the next day or two as it moves westward at 10 to 15 mph. The system has a 60% chance of forming into a tropical cyclone in the next two to five days, according to the hur...
Editorial: A nasty storm spared Florida, but mind the wake-up call of Isaias
Before Floridians could figure out how to pronounce Isaias, he was long gone, raging along the I-95 corridor through the Carolinas, Connecticut and across the border to Canada.By Wednesday, the furious tropical storm had claimed at least seven lives and had left in its wake a very long trail of misery — flooding, tornadoes, toppled trees and tangled power lines. Millions of people along the Eastern Seaboard, trapped at home by the coronavirus pandemic, suddenly had no electricity in the heat and humidity of August.It could have been us, but it wasn’t. We were lucky this time.Across South Flori...
Remains of missing Marines, sailor recovered from sunken amphibious vehicle
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The remains of seven Marines and a sailor lost when their amphibious vehicle sank near San Clemente Island have been recovered and will be transported to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for preparation for burial, the Marines said late Friday.The sunken Assault Amphibious Vehicle was also recovered from the sea floor. The sunken vehicle was found Monday in 385 feet of water.“Our hearts and thoughts of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are with the families of our recovered Marines and Sailor,” Col. Christopher Bronzi, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditiona...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tropical Storm Isaias leaves more than 1.7 million without power in NY, NJ and Conn.
NEW YORK — Millions of people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were still without power Thursday three days after Tropical Storm Isaias caused outages throughout the tristate area.As of Thursday morning, the high winds and rain from the storm had left more than 620,000 people without power in Connecticut, more than 567,000 facing outages in New York and around 550,000 affected in New Jersey, according to poweroutage.us, which aggregates nationwide utility data.Parts of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are also experiencing outages, but not at such a large scale.So far at least nine deaths...
New York Daily News
NOAA issues pessimistic forecast as Atlantic enters peak hurricane season
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The federal government issued a pessimistic new forecast for hurricane season Thursday, increasing its prediction for the number of expected storms.The forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for:— 19 to 25 named storms, which means tropical storms and hurricanes. The preseason forecast had called for 13 to 19.— Seven to 11 to hurricanes, up from six to 10 in the previous forecast.— Three to six major hurricanes with wind speeds of at least 111 mph, as previously forecast.“This year, we expect more, stronger, and longer-lived storms than ...