Thunderstorms this evening, then skies turning partly cloudy after midnight. A few storms may be severe. Low 72F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%..
Thunderstorms this evening, then skies turning partly cloudy after midnight. A few storms may be severe. Low 72F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Updated: July 17, 2019 @ 7:38 pm
Today is Friday, June 14. This is Flag Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
In 1940, German troops entered Paris during World War II; the same day, the Nazis began transporting prisoners to the Auschwitz (OWSH'-vitz) concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.
In 1968, Dr. Benjamin Spock and three other peace activists were convicted in Boston of conspiring to encourage young men to evade the draft during the Vietnam War. (The verdicts were later overturned by an appeals court.)
In 1982, Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the disputed Falkland Islands.
In 1985, the 17-day hijack ordeal of TWA Flight 847 began as a pair of Lebanese Shiite (SHEE'-eyet) Muslim extremists seized the jetliner shortly after takeoff from Athens, Greece.
In 1986, death Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges in Geneva at age 86.
In 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1999, About 15,000 NATO peacekeepers spread out across Kosovo, including a convoy of about 1,200 U.S. Marines.
Ten years ago: Anna Nordqvist shot a 4-under par 68 to become the second rookie in a row to win the LPGA Championship.
Ten years ago: The Los Angeles Lakers won their 15th championship, beating the Orlando Magic 99-86 in Game 5 of the NBA finals.
Five years ago: Afghans braved threats of violence and searing heat to vote in a presidential runoff (Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was eventually declared the winner).
Five years ago: President Barack Obama forced union workers in Philadelphia's commuter rail strike to return to the job, granting Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's request to create a presidential emergency board to mediate the contract dispute.
Five years ago: Pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian transport plane, killing all 49 people on board.
In 2017, a rifle-wielding gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, wounding House Whip Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES') and several others; the assailant died in a battle with police.
In 2017, fire ripped through the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London, killing 71 people.
One year ago: AT&T and Time Warner completed their merger, one of the biggest media deals ever, two days after a federal judge approved the combination.
One year ago: A Justice Department watchdog report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe criticized the FBI and its former director, James Comey, but did not find evidence that political bias tainted the investigation.
One year ago: Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible in defending the border policy that was separating children from parents; he said the Apostle Paul had commanded that the laws of government should be obeyed because "God has ordained them for the purpose of order."
One year ago: Betting on professional sports became legal in New Jersey; the state had fought for eight years against a federal law that limited sports betting to Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon.
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