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After days of waiting, it’s here. Devastating winds and rain from Florence hit the Carolinas today. The Category 2 hurricane now has maximum sustained winds of 110 mph and is about 200 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina. At this point, it looks like Florence’s center will be somewhere over the Carolina coasts late tonight or tomorrow. And as it moves inland, people in Georgia, Virginia and Maryland need to stay alert. The big concern remains that Florence will stall, pounding the region with nonstop rain, catastrophic winds and potentially deadly flooding for days. One of five huge threats is storm surge, possibly as high as 13 feet. And there are six nuclear power plants in Florence’s projected path – but not everyone thinks they can withstand it.
The escalating clergy sex abuse scandal that’s raging within the church prompts Pope Francis to call an unprecedented meeting. The Pope will meet the presidents of the Catholic bishops conferences from around the world in February at the Vatican. Francis has come under withering criticism for his handling of the crisis (and his poll numbers have nosedived). A meeting between the Pope and leaders of the US church on the crisis is set for today.
President Trump signed an executive order that intends to punish foreign entities for meddling in US elections. The order lets the director of national intelligence identify groups responsible for election interference and direct the Treasury Department to apply sanctions. This order aims to hit more than just the Russians. But Democrats and Republicans criticized it as insufficient and want to see mandatory sanctions instead.
4. Extreme weather
5. Kenya attack
Snowfall at the bottom of the world has been increasing. Researchers analyzing ice cores on the continent say snowfall increased 10% over the past 200 years. But, wait a minute. Isn’t global warming melting Antarctic sea ice at a rapid clip? Yes, but researchers think that’s actually contributing to the higher snowfall rates because more melted sea ice means more moisture to feed snowfall. The bottom line is that the ice melt is raising the sea level, but it’s reduced somewhat by the snow falling back onto the continent.
Democratic House candidate Dan Helmer, whose election ad in Virginia comparing President Donald Trump to Osama bin Laden is ruffling some feathers.
Dancing with the ‘stars’
Three new Pokémon games are being released for Nintendo Switch.
Ah, just in time to be every kid’s (and adult’s) summer obsession.
Preacher asks followers for $54 million jet, says the Lord wants it for him.
And wouldn’t you know, the Lord has really nice taste in planes.
How do plant-based milks (such as soy milk) stack up to the real thing?
Somehow, the term “plant-based milk” just doesn’t really sell us.
Trump’s new diet features fish instead of steak and half the amount of bread.
Finally, something all parties can agree on: That sounds depressing.
The makers of Ambien refuted Roseanne Barr’s claim she was on the drug when she tweeted racist stuff, saying, “Racism is not a known side effect.”
So we can put that theory – to bed.
Literally just 12 minutes of corgi races
Look at those roly-poly sausages go! And they’re so proud. Well done by all. (Click here to view.)