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Weakening Front Pushing South & East... El Nino Update

A weakening cold front has moved into the W. Atlantic & may even edge into extreme N. Fl. & the far Northern Gulf of Mexico.  Clusters of t'storms will develop along the decaying boundary & sometimes areas of low pressure develop along such fronts.  At this time, there is no ...

Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

Corrine Brown: "I will fight to represent my district"

A Florida judge says the state Legislature illegally drew the congressional districts and has ordered them redrawn.

Congress grapples with Obama border plan

As top Obama Administration officials presented their arguments for a $3.7 billion plan to deal with a surge of kids coming over the border into the United States, there was evidence both of tough sledding ahead for the White House and maybe also the seeds of a deal to approve ...

"Arthur" Life Cycle Time Lapse... Typhoon Cross Section

There is some t'storm activity in the far W. Gulf of Mexico but little development expected. A tropical wave deep in the tropical Atlantic is moving steadily W/NW & is just edging by the northeast coast of S. America & will soon be into the far Southeast Caribbean.  Development is ...

Neighbors embrace each other following a shooting Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Spring, Texas. Deputies have cornered a man suspected in a shooting at a suburban Houston home that resulted in multiple fatalities. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)

Family tragedy

A breakup in the family. That's believed to have set off a Houston dad, who police say killed four of his kids. Two adults also died, and his 15-year-old daughter is in critical condition. She warned police he was on his way to kill her grandparents when he was finally arrested.

Feds wrongly paid out $106 billion in 2013

In the bureaucratic lexicon of Washington, D.C., they are known as "improper payments," where Uncle Sam wrongly pays out billions of dollars each year. On Wednesday, a House committee was told that those payments totaled almost $106 billion in 2013. "Actually, it's over $100 billion each of the last five ...

Weakening Typhoon Moving Into Japan... Cross Section of "Arthur"

A weak front will enter the W. Atlantic late this week triggering a few clusters of t'storms but no tropical development is expected with/near the front. A tropical wave deep in the tropical Atlantic is moving steadily W/NW at about 8 degrees N / 50 degrees W.  This wave has ...

Michelle King, 25, is charged with neglect after deputies say she left her 18-month-old son in a hot car for four hours.

Kids alone in cars, how does it keep happening?

Temps reached over 100 degrees as a boy was strapped in his car seat. The mom in Nassau County is charged with child neglect after falling asleep.

Whistleblowers paint dark picture of VA

In a hearing that stretched to midnight Tuesday night, the VA faced more bipartisan Congressional criticism as a group of four whistleblowers detailed how they spoke up about internal problems only to be subjected to personal attacks and retaliation from supervisors and top officials in the VA. "I was immediately ...

Obama requests $3.7 billion to deal with border surge

President Obama has sent Congress a request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to help deal with a recent surge of children and adults from Central America - almost half of that would go to the Department of Health and Human Services to deal with the care and detention of ...

Hurricane Insurance Reminders... Typhoon Moving On To Japan Mainland

All's quiet in the Atlantic Basin.  Weak t'storm clusters -- east & near the Bahamas & a second over the Central Atantic (was off the east coast Sun./Mon.) will not develop as the latter moves northeast across the Atlantic.  The former will sit near the Bahamas & occasionally flare up ...

Stranded passengers were rescued on a ride at Magic Mountain in California.

Left hanging on roller coaster

Four people are hurt, and nearly two dozen people have a story they'll be telling for years from their visit to Six Flags in California. They were dangling up to 30 feet in the air for hours when the roller coaster ride hit a tree branch, dislodging the front car.

Feds limit reporters on border kids visits

As members of Congress and reporters ask to visit federal facilities housing children who have been apprehended by the U.S. in recent months, federal officials are slapping limits on members of the news media who want a glimpse inside. For example, an email sent to news organizations by Jesus Garcia, ...

Weak Trough Off U.S. East Coast... Super Typhoon W. Pacific

A weak upper level trough over the Western Atlantic offshore of Fl./Ga. & the Carolina's will move northeast the next several days with no tropical development expected. Elsewhere... the Atlantic Basin is quiet. An approaching upper level trough -- triggering clusers & bands of t'storms from the Plains to New ...

FILE - This June 24, 2014, file photo shows Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson arriving to testify before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill in Washington about the growing problem of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the United States.  On NBC's "Meet the Press", Sunday, July 6, 2014, Johnson said that all persons regardless of age face “a deportation proceeding” if they enter the country illegally. The Obama administration, he said, is “looking at ways to create additional options for dealing with the children in particular, consistent with our laws and our values.”  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

$2 billion in emergency aid for immigration reform

The surge of illegal kids at the border will be a heated political battleground this week. President Obama is going to ask Congress for over $2 billion in emergency aid. Obama is making a two-day stop to Texas, but will not visit the Mexican border.

Can Congress actually change the VA?

One easy target in the political controversy over long wait times and substandard care for veterans is certainly the VA leadership, which even the White House says has allowed a "corrosive" culture to develop inside that agency. But it is difficult to review these VA troubles without wondering why the ...

Last Advisory on "Arthur"

The last advisory on post tropical "Arthur" was issued Sa. morning by the NHC.  The system is winding down as it rolls across Nova Scotia & Newfoundland. The rest of the Atlantic Basin is quiet with stratocumulus clouds evident on the satellite imagery below over much of the Central/Eastern Atlantic ...

"Arthur" Quickly Losing Tropical Characteristics

"Arthur" is quickly losing tropical characteristics & will cross Nova Scotia & Newfoundland as a windy extratropical low pressure area through Sat. evening. The rest of the Atlantic Basin is quiet with stratocumulus clouds evident on the satellite imagery below over much of the Central/Eastern Atlantic -- an indication of ...

"Arthur" Speeding Northeast Off U.S. east coast

"Arthur" made landfall as a Cat. 2 hurricane with winds near 100 mph about 11:25pm Thu. near Cape Lookout, N.C.......  -- buoy reports Our Jax N.W.S. has issued its summary of wind & air pressure readings for the First Coast as "Arthur" scooted by to the east.  Peak gust was ...

A sign warns travelers as recreational vehicles arrive in Nags Head, N.C., after departing Hatteras Island Thursday, July 3, 2014. With all the tourists ordered out of the Outer Banks ahead of Hurricane Arthur, only the locals allowed to stay behind will go to bed with a category 2 storm rumbling past. But depending on how close the the season's first storm comes to shore and how quickly it moves on, they could wake to a fairly pleasant Fourth of July while Northeasterners see their holiday washed out.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Arthur climbs up the East Coast

Hurricane Arthur slams into North Carolina's barrier islands with winds around 100 mph. Storm surges and inland flooding are of increased concern.  Tens of thousands of people are without power. Winds were near 100 mph as the storm passed over the southern end of the Outer Banks. Intense heat for ...

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