A strong line of thunderstorms developed over western Washington, bringing frequent lightning, heavy rains, flooding and hail to the Puget Sound region, according to the National Weather Service's office in Seattle. The 1,250 lightning strikes were between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. local time, it said. Of those, 200 were recorded in the Seattle metro area from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m... At its peak, the lightning storm caused power outages to over 4,500 customers, according to Seattle City Light.
ThinkProgress, the influential news site that rose to prominence in the shadow of the Bush administration and helped define progressivism during the Obama years, is shutting down. The outlet, which served as an editorially independent project of the Democratic Party think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), will stop current operations...
When the police have already decided who they like for some unsolved crime, almost nothing will stop them from getting their man. Investigations are supposed to involve investigating. But when a handful of tipsters said a black man robbed a bank, the Portland PD went to work trying to pin four bank robberies on one man...
In an interview with AM 970's The Answer in New York, Bannon told host John Catsimatidis that Democrats' failure to address foreign policy on the debate stage, particularly concerning China, would be their downfall.
"I just don’t see any of these people...being able to stand up against Donald Trump on a debate stage and convince the American people that they should be the commander-in-chief and not Donald Trump," he added...
According to BBG, the top 100 private landowners own property in 39 states. Their parcels suit a number of purposes, from investment, conservation, tax benefits or simply the bragging rights that come with owning large chunks of the US.
Their names are (units in acres):
John Malone: 2.20 million
Emmerson family: 1.96 million
Ted Turner: 1.92 million
Stan Kroenke: 1.38 million
Reed family: 1.33 million
Irving family: 1.25 million
Brad Kelley: 1.15 million
Singleton family: 1.10 million
King Ranch heirs: 0.93 million
Peter Buck: 0.93 million
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Billionaire Epstein, 66, a former pal of Prince Andrew, the birthday girl’s dad, flew into the UK the day before the lavish Victorian-themed bash at Windsor Castle... The disgraced tycoon was accompanied to the £400,000 celebration by British ex-lover Ghislaine Maxwell... Weinstein, 67, went with Georgina Chapman, the Brit designer pal of Beatrice’s mum Sarah Ferguson who created the party girl’s £10,000 blue taffeta gown... It was held on July 15, 2006 and continued the Queen’s tradition of giving her grandchildren a coming of age birthday party. She and Prince Philip did not attend... Others among the 400 guests at the do were Demi Moore, her then husband Ashton Kutcher, Pixie Geldof, Kelly Osbourne and Sir David Frost... Epstein’s presence, sources say, sheds new light on how close 59-year-old Prince Andrew was to him.
The Baltimore County Police Department announced Tuesday that seven suspects, including a 16-year-old charged as an adult, were charged with killing 21-year-old Daniel Alejandro Alvarado Cuellar. Cuellar's body was discovered July 31 in the grass outside an apartment building in the Townson area and had "multiple sharp-force injuries," officials said in a news release.
Chinese customs data reported Sunday shows imports of U.S. goods fell to $10.3 billion following Chinese tariff hikes and orders to companies to cancel orders. Exports to the United States sank to $44.4 billion.
Chinese exporters also face pressure from weakening global demand at a time when Beijing is telling them to find other markets to replace the United States...
"They are going to transfer all your private browsing data to CloudFlare, a private company in Silicon Valley that profits from users network habits...with a questionable reputation in security and supporting a free open Internet... They will now be able to globally block websites and censor the Internet as a well (at least for Firefox users...). This garbage should never be part of any web browser software ever !!! A browser should receive and process data precisely as received by a server without tampering or modifications. (no middle man). Personally I trust CF enough to run my DNS from it (dnscrypt-proxy to PiHole), they have shown to not easily be prone to backing down on requests even on extreme cases like terrorist or nazi websites. I don't care since I don't use Firefox but Firefox users should be properly informed of the consequences."
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