Severe Thunderstorms With Heavy Rain over the Mid-Atlantic; Excessive Heat For Central/Southern U.S. to Mid-Atlantic
Severe thunderstorms are possible Sunday across the Mid-Atlantic region. Damaging winds, large hail, and flooding will be the primary threats with these storms. Meanwhile, dangerous heat will continue through Sunday across the central and southern U.S. into the Mid-Atlantic.
Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
Sun Jul 23 2017
Valid Sun Jul 23 2017 - Tue Jul 25 2017
RECALL: Activity Toys
Manhattan Toy Recalls Activity Toys Due to Choking Hazard
Name of product:
Winkel Colorburst activity toys
The colored plastic tubes on the product can become brittle and break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to infants.
Growing HIV Drug Resistance Posing Threat to TreatmentThe World Health Organization (WHO) reports a survey of 11 countries finds evidence that HIV drug resistance is growing, posing a potential threat to the prevention and treatment of AIDS.
According to the WHO, 36.7 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. More than half that number are on life-saving antiretroviral therapy.
In what it calls a wake-up call, the WHO says more than 10 percent of people starting antiretroviral therapy in six of the 11 countries surveyed in Africa, Asia and Latin America were resistant to the drugs.
Trump Blames New York Times for Ruining Plans to Kill IS Leader
U.S. President Donald Trump criticized The New York Times on Saturday on Twitter for allegedly ruining a U.S. attempt to assassinate Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The president did not provide details or explain how the Times supposedly ruined plans to kill Baghdadi, but his tweet was posted minutes after a Fox News Channel segment about information leaks was broadcast.
A Times spokesman, meanwhile, has asked the White House for details about Trump's tweet, according to a Times statement provided to Politico.
Missile Test Possible Next Week, US Coast Guard SaysThe U.S. Coast Guard says a launch from the Kodiak Island rocket complex in Alaska will occur as soon as next week.
The launch is scheduled to occur at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska between 7 p.m. local time on July 29 and 1:30 a.m. on July 30, according to a U.S. Coast Guard notice released this week. Alternative times for the launch are listed as between 7 p.m. on July 30 and 1:30 a.m. on July 31, or between 7 p.m. on July 31 and 1:30 a.m. on Aug.
US Immigration Raids to Target Teenage Suspected Gang MembersU.S. immigration agents are planning nationwide raids next week to arrest, among others, teenagers who entered the country without guardians and are suspected gang members, in a widening of President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants.
The raids are set to begin on Sunday and continue through Wednesday, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. The teenagers targeted will be 16- and 17-years-old.
The raids represent a sharp departure from practices during the presidency of Barack Obama.
US Piano Sellers Change Their Tune to Stay in the MoneyA dramatic illustration of the economics of pianos can be found in Dean Petrich's workshop and piano sheds. Petrich is a longtime piano tuner based on Whidbey Island, Washington.
So many upright pianos of all ages and conditions are packed in so tightly in multiple sheds, Petrich has trouble counting them all. But he estimates he has about 82 pianos stored on his rural property. The prior owners gave them to Petrich just to get rid of them and then paid him to haul the instruments away.