NBC NY: Climate Change Could be Culprit With Legionnaires' Disease on the Rise - Outbreak in the Bronx has killed two, sickened dozens
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." Plato
“He (Jeb) needs to punch Donald Trump in the nose, but do it with a smile on his face,” an Iowa Democrat said. “He should be funny and confident, but do everything he can to poke holes in his gasbag facade.”
...Some residents have been living without water for over a year...
"The last trading day of the month [brings the] risk of choppier than normal trading as institutional investors re-balance portfolios and funds adjust to fit around month end performance statistics..."
"Global climate change will have wide-ranging implications for U.S. national security interests over the foreseeable future because it will aggravate existing problems — such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership, and weak political institutions — that threaten domestic stability in a number of countries..."
Whole Foods stock is slumping by about 13% premarket after its quarterly earnings missed expectations.
It estimates that investors will lose $4.2 trillion between now and 2100 as a result of the changing climate...
With Russia's foreign debt of $570 billion exceeding its $157 billion in liquid reserves by more than three times, Russia faces the danger of bankruptcy, especially with Western financial sanctions cutting off Russia's access to international funding.
The Federal Open Market Committee issues its decision on interest rates at 2 p.m. ET.
"For [traders] the equation is very simple, if there is no demand in China, this spells trouble for the commodity market..."
...she’d rely heavily on tax incentives to spur the growth of renewables—particularly solar...
“The endpoint of this technological trajectory is obvious: autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow. The key question for humanity today is whether to start a global AI arms race or to prevent it from starting..."
In New Hampshire Trump comes in first with 21 percent; his closest competitor is Jeb Bush, who's at 14 percent. Scott Walker comes in third with 12 percent...
The drought in North Korea is extremely difficult to track or verify...Deaths of (North Korean) young children increased markedly in the first six months of the year in the drought-affected provinces...
Fears of a bigger crash in China stock markets are rising after Monday's plunge, a return of wild trading following two weeks of relative calm.
Falling commodity prices are a worrying signal about the global growth outlook. After years of insatiable appetite for raw materials, China's slowdown is playing a huge role in the demand picture.
summary - A metabolic imbalance caused by radiation from your wireless devices could be the link to a number of health risks, such as various neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, a recent study suggests.
summary - New research has revealed abrupt warming, that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today, has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in Earth's past.
If the shares hold onto those gains at the open, Amazon's market capitalization could trounce Wal-Mart's, making it the biggest retailer by value in the world.
PST: Clearly. I see only four reasons why an adult would resort to name-calling on a regular basis:
1. Said person is a sociopath who has no ability to empathize
2. Nobody ever took the time to teach said person that there are better way to deal with conflict
3. Said person has been a victim for so long that he or she is constantly on the defensive and is actively trying to drive others away
4. Said person is an asshole
Mission scientists said they believed it was the most Earth-like planet yet.
The department said tap water is safe to drink in St. Bernard, but people should avoid getting water in their noses.
...1,200 guns and more than 2 tons of ammunition...
Shaheed called for “a moratorium on executions”, noting that most executions were for drug-related crimes, as well as adultery, sodomy and “vaguely worded national security offences”.
As it stands now, initial and continuing unemployment claims are at the lowest levels seen in roughly 15 years.
Gold prices are up 1% this morning, but are still trading at five-year lows.
...with June 2015 coming in as the warmest June on record going back to 1880.
At 10:30 a.m., the U.S. Energy Information Administration will release new data on crude oil inventories. Oil futures are trading around $50 per barrel, down 1.4%.
summary - An alarming 22 percent of U.S. children live in poverty, which can have long-lasting negative consequences on brain development, emotional health and academic achievement. Now, even more compelling evidence has been provided suggesting that growing up in poverty has detrimental effects on the brain.
In the Fox News poll, 70% of Republicans thought that Trump’s controversial comments on Mexico – saying the country was “sending people that have lots of problems ... They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists” – were basically right.
Earlier this month, the International Energy Agency warned that the market remains "massively oversupplied" and predicted prices could drop again.
The bizarre rhetoric from the GOP candidates looks even worse when considered in the larger context. At the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, over the weekend, one Republican leader after another condemned marriage equality, while on Capitol Hill, GOP lawmakers continue to move forward with legislation to push back against the recent Supreme Court ruling.
"The problem is that there’s a lingering sort of “I can see Alaska from my front porch” of Governor Palin with him. He said, for example, that, dealing with ISIS, he had dealt with public employees unions, and he didn’t -- couldn’t say whether the president himself was a Christian, and he ducked on evolution. And it just was a question."
summary - The Gaia satellite has discovered a unique binary system where one star is 'eating' the other, but neither star has any hydrogen, the most common element in the Universe. The system could be an important tool for understanding how binary stars might explode at the end of their lives.
Bank branches across Greece have reopened Monday after a three-week shutdown. Limits on withdrawals have been loosened a little, though daily and weekly caps remain in place.
A new Univision News poll shows that seven in ten Hispanic voters have a negative view of Trump. And in a hypothetical matchup, Clinton beats Trump and other potential GOP opponents by huge margins among Hispanic voters.
Temperatures in Rome this week could hit 38-39C (100-102F). Sizzling heat and oppressive humidity have gripped Italy this month, with some nights in Rome seeing "low" temperatures hovering near 30C (86F)
summary - In 2014, the most essential indicators of Earth's changing climate continued to reflect trends of a warming planet, with several markers such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse gases -- setting new records. These key findings and others can be found in the State of the Climate in 2014 report released online by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Saudi Arabia branded Isis a terrorist organisation last year and has joined the US-led coalition targeting it in Syria and Iraq. Authorities have vowed to punish those responsible for terrorist attacks inside the kingdom, the Arab world’s largest economy.
A Fox News survey this week had Trump ahead of the Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker, 18-15, with Jeb Bush third.
Nuclear power generation increased by 2.2 percent globally in 2014...solar power increasing 38 percent and wind power up by a tenth...
Storm Team4's Amelia Segal said the feels like temperature by 3 p.m. Sunday will range from 96 degrees in the mountains of West Virginia to 105 in downtown Washington. The DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency said cooling centers will be opening once the heat index reaches 95 degrees.
Summary - The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, according to a new study. The findings suggest that current weight management programs focused on dieting and exercise are not effective in tackling obesity at population level.
"If ever there was a phrase that perfectly encapsulates liberal environmentalists’ backwards priorities and regressive ideology of restriction and scarcity, it is the one now displayed on a government sign in Arcadia, California: “It’s ‘green’ to go brown.”"
“They seem to be galvanized by a notion that Washington is hopelessly corrupt – and you need somebody who is completely outside of the process to go in there and shake things up..."
“Irrelevant clown @Karl Rove sweats and shakes nervously on @FoxNews as he talks “bull” about me,” Trump tweeted in response to a television appearance by Rove a day earlier. “Has zero cred. Made fool of himself in ’12.”
A controversial, but cheap solution of last resort has emerged known as “solar radiation management.” A geoengineering technique, it would shoot particles into the sky to reflect sunlight back to space.
Many Germans hate the idea of lending Greece more money after years of overspending and political mismanagement.
... the first sitting president to see inside a federal prison.
Carlos handed Hammock the key and asked if he wanted to pop the trunk. But the key wasn’t a key; it was a button. After squinting at it for a second, Hammock handed it back and said, ‘‘I wouldn’t know what to do with that.’’
He’d been in prison for 21 years.
Icy mountains on Pluto and a new, crisp view of its largest moon, Charon, are among the several discoveries announced Wednesday by the NASA's New Horizons team, just one day after the spacecraft's first ever Pluto flyby.