2. Extreme time
Tropical storm Henri touched down yesterday off the coast of Rhode Island
, causing widespread power outages and damaging storm surge. The system has weakened to a tropical depression, but still provides a dangerous climate in the northeast. In Tennessee, rapid and severe flooding caused by almost record rain
it has left at least 21 people dead and 20 more missing. Photos of the area show the scope
of the damage, with empty houses and water-saturated roads full of destroyed vehicles. On the other side, nine national forests in California are closed today
while firefighters struggle to contain 11 large forest fires.
Complete US Food and Drug Administration approval of Pfizer / BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is “imminent”
according to a senior federal official. Another official said approval could arrive in the next two weeks or today. The Pfizer vaccine has so far been distributed under an FDA emergency use authorization. Full approval could helping companies, schools and states enforce vaccine mandates
and encourage some hesitant people to get the hit. If approval leads to higher vaccination rates and if people remember receiving booster vaccines, health professionals hope it will be enough to curb the latest rise in the pandemic.
4. White House
Vice President Kamala Harris is in Southeast Asia this week
, making it the highest-level Biden administration that has visited the continent so far. His passage through Vietnam and Singapore was supposed to be a friendly diplomatic visit to promote the White House’s message that “America is back.” However, with the dire situation in Afghanistan, things are much more thorny. Now, Harris must convince the nations of Southeast Asia that USA is sincere in its long-term commitment to the region
and can manage relationships competently. Harris will also focus on mutual priorities such as economic growth, climate change and pandemic solutions. China is also on the agenda, with a focus on regional security issues amid concerns over China’s land claims in the South China Sea.
5. Voting rights
The battle for voting rights in the U.S. is likely to heat up again this week. In Arizona, the false “audit” report of 2.1 million ballots issued in Maricopa County in the 2020 presidential election it is supposed to be handed over to Republican state senators today
who ordered it. The company conducting the so-called audit did not follow standard audit procedures and election experts have stated for months that the results will not be credible. Meanwhile, in Texas, State House Democrats do ended his quorum effort to freeze a restriction
vote bill. Now, Republicans are free to push ahead to pass the bill, which contains items such as restrictions on ballot boxes by email, a ban on automatic voting and restrictions on early voting. Looking ahead, activists are scheduled to meet on Saturday to march in Washington
defend voting rights.
Miguel Cabrera becomes the last baseball player to join the 500 home club
He is only the 28th man join the sacred circle
. Congratulations, Miggy!
Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards welcomes first baby with footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Well, that baby he already has one leg in two
Debate: Who are the latest design TV duos?
Is you a person of Chip and Joanna Gaines
, or do you prefer a more Brothers Brothers atmosphere?
An Apple II manual signed by Steve Jobs has just sold for about $ 800,000
Warning: Viewing this manual will do extract long-lasting computer memories
of your brain.
Some large apes call each other “hello” and “goodbye” to each other during social interactions
A lovely little fact
to start the day!
This is the total value of the fines that the Federal Aviation Administration recently proposed to 34 passengers accused of being undisciplined on board flights
. This brings the total fines imposed on unruly passengers this year to more than $ 1 million.
“It was almost like the ‘Twilight Zone.’ You walked in the door and it was like a different world.”
Antony Navarro, former Assistant General to R. Kelly. Navarro testified in federal court last week that the singer maintained a control environment and associates and friends had to follow what they called “Rob’s rules.” R. Kelly has pleaded guilty to defrauding and violating the Mann Act, a law against sex trafficking.
It can really be practiced anywhere
Why do they practice the trombone on a treadmill? Or in a pool? Who knows. It’s a Monday mystery. (Click here to see