The latest hurricane forecast still predicts an ‘above normal’ season.

The latest hurricane forecast still predicts an ‘above normal’ season.

Extreme Weather and Climate Updates Aug. 4, 2021Updated  Aug. 4, 2021, 12:57 p.m. ET Aug. 4, 2021, 12:57 p.m. ET A resident in Kings Bay, Ga., surveyed damage after Tropical Storm Elsa. Credit…Mass Communication 3Rd Class Aaron Xavier Saldana/U.S. Navy, via Associated Press Conditions in and above the Atlantic Ocean continue to suggest that this year’s…

CRT debate heats up in Nebraska as university professors deride proposal from regent

CRT debate heats up in Nebraska as university professors deride proposal from regent

The debate over critical race theory (CRT) has intensified in recent weeks as Nebraska’s governor and leaders of the state university system feud over a controversial proposal from one of its regents.  The University of Nebraska Board of Regents is set to consider a resolution introduced by Republican Jim Pillen, a regent who is also…

Louisiana Congresswoman Julia Letlow urges COVID-19 vaccinations after husband’s death: “We have the answer. Let’s use it”

Louisiana Congresswoman Julia Letlow urges COVID-19 vaccinations after husband’s death: “We have the answer. Let’s use it”

Louisiana Congresswoman Julia Letlow’s husband, Luke, had just been elected to Congress when he got the coronavirus. The two were anxiously awaiting an opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. “He and I had prayed for weeks prior about the possibility of the vaccine, and we were so excited that it was coming out and that…

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital blames surge in COVID cases, shortage of nurses for longer ER wait times

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital blames surge in COVID cases, shortage of nurses for longer ER wait times

HOUSTON – A Houston hospital said it was inundated with patients over the weekend, prompting it to announce an “internal disaster” and leading to wait times up to 24 hours. At one point, 130 people were waiting to be seen in the emergency room at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital on Sunday night, the hospital said….

Defense Dept. Identifies Officer Killed in Pentagon Attack

Defense Dept. Identifies Officer Killed in Pentagon Attack

The Department of Defense identified George Gonzalez as the police officer killed in Tuesday’s attack at the Pentagon’s Metro bus platform. According to a statement released Wednesday morning, Mr. Gonzalez, 37, was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and had been a Pentagon police officer since 2018. “Officer Gonzalez embodied our values of integrity and service…

Rihanna is officially a billionaire at 33 years old, according to Forbes

Rihanna is officially a billionaire at 33 years old, according to Forbes

Singer-turned-beauty and fashion mogul Rihanna is officially a billionaire, Forbes announced on Wednesday. Her net worth is now an estimated $1.7 billion – about four years after launching her successful beauty line, Fenty Beauty, making her the richest female musician in the world. It was her business – not her music career – that boosted…

College students buying fake vaccine cards to circumvent shot, testing requirements :: WRAL.com

College students buying fake vaccine cards to circumvent shot, testing requirements :: WRAL.com

By Lora Lavigne, WRAL Durham reporter Chapel Hill, N.C. — College students are willing to pay a lot of money to get their hands on vaccination cards. The cards, of course, are free as proof that a person has had the COVID-19 vaccine. But students are using the fakes to provide that proof and circumvent…

Trump Asks Judge to Block Tax Return Release to Congress

Trump Asks Judge to Block Tax Return Release to Congress

Lawyers for President Donald J. Trump argued in a new court document on Wednesday that a House committee’s request to obtain six years of Mr. Trump’s tax returns should be blocked, portraying the effort as politically motivated and illegitimate. In a 37-page filing, Mr. Trump’s legal team picked up arguments that the Trump-era Justice Department…