Staying Safe During Lightning - Relief In Sight According to NOAA an average of 47 Americans are killed by lightning, annually. That said, the statistical odds of being a lightning victim this year are 1 in 700,000 - higher if you live in the Lightning Capital of the USA: Florida. The key is to avoid being the tallest thing in the area, which means avoiding lakes, fields and golf courses. The 30-30 rule: if you can count 30 seconds between the "flash" and the "bang" head for shelter (any building or vehicle). Then wait 30 minutes after the last strike to resume outdoor activities. Just because the rain stops doesn't mean the lightning risk is over. More storms flare up today, but we dry out later in the week with a dip in humidity. Have a Plan B for part of Cool 70s return next week. After 6 consecutive days of 90s and the earliest 100F at MSP, we deserve a break! One of the Hottest Mays on Record? Here's a clip from Dr. Mark Seeley in this week's episode of Minnesota … [Read more...] about Swamplike: Tropical Downpours Today
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If scientists engineered the polar opposite of Donald Trump, a bizarro-world version of the rage-tweeting, fancy-living, drama-stirring mogul-turned-president, their lab might produce Gwen Graham. The former stay-at-home mom who hopes to become Florida’s first woman governor is almost everything Trump is not. She is a serial hugger, a frequent crier, a penny-pincher who buys her clothing at Target, an animal lover who posts pictures of her dogs and bunny on Facebook. The only organization she’s ever run was the PTA at her children’s school; the only time she’s spent in the public eye was as a one-term Democratic congresswoman. She’s a self-described nerd who hooks her granny-style glasses around her belt loop, an earnest consensus-builder who works so hard to find common ground that her ex-husband is her campaign treasurer. She listens. She empathizes. She exercises. She worries about her PolitiFact ratings. She’s so eager to learn that I watched her … [Read more...] about Do Democrats Want an Anti-Trump, or Their Own Trump?
A FORMER Chelsea youth player has told how her coach and mentor destroyed her life by bombarding her with explicit texts. Darcy Wells, 19, has decided to speak out after brave footballers came forward to share their experiences playing under the paedophile Barry Bennell. Her coach Shane Hughes began as a friendly figure, and eventually - when Darcy was 12 - he took her phone number and began sending flirty texts. However Hughes then began sending "explicit" pictures of himself to her. Eventually the photos were seen on her phone by a schoolteacher, who intervened and told the police right away. Speaking to the Daily Mail, she said: "I was showing my teacher my new pair of football boots. It was a Blackberry and I scrolled along. It felt instinctive, as though I wanted somebody to help." Before Hughes, now 33, was unmasked, she had been threatened in training by him, and had also felt pressured into also sending him explicit photos in return. She said: "It was the way he was … [Read more...] about Ex Chelsea youth team star Darcy Wells reveals how she was bombarded with explicit texts by coach Shane Hughes
Marcy Gordon, Ap Business Writer Updated 4:45 pm, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner David Kautter testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal. Kautter says the current tax-filing season has gone well, while acknowledging the tough challenge the cash-strapped agency faces of administering the new tax law that will affect 2019 returns. Kautter told the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday, April 12, that the new law “will require extensive work” by the IRS. less FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner David Kautter testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on President Donald Trump's … [Read more...] about IRS head sees huge task ahead to administer new tax law
Updated 12:46 pm, Friday, April 6, 2018 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A court is allowing antitrust litigation against health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield to proceed. U.S. District Judge David Proctor of Birmingham, Alabama, in a ruling late Thursday refused to accept the insurer's claim that it's a single entity operating across the nation. Instead, Proctor agreed to let plaintiff lawyers move ahead with allegations that some actions by 36 state insurance operations could amount to an automatic violation of antitrust laws. The suit claims the insurer's actions mean higher premiums for customers and lower reimbursement rates for medical providers. Billions of dollars could be at stake. Latest videos Now Playing: Now Playing Mattis: US Hasn't Ruled Out Military Action Against Assad Daily Press Anti-Sinclair Deadspin montage scheduled to air in ad on Sinclair stations The Baltimore Sun Migration dominates in run-up to Hungary's election Euronews … [Read more...] about Judge lets Blue Cross Blue Shield antitrust suit move ahead