This deadly disease thrives in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for marine life
A deadly disease is thriving in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for the Florida coast. Now, the government is putting aside differences to effect change. Volunteers are making a huge impact, as well.
Japan’s KFC-fuelled Finger Lickin' Christmas
Forget turkey, stuffing and brussels sprouts -- in Japan, the most popular food to eat at Christmas is an American favourite: fried chicken from fast-food giant KFC. "If I don't eat KFC chicken, I don't feel the Christmas spirit," says one student.news.yahoo.com
Fisker CEO says the EV startup is trying to do more than just take customers from Tesla
The founder and CEO of Fisker told CNBC on Thursday that the electric-vehicle startup is trying to do more than just swipe market share from Tesla. Henrik Fisker made the comments in an interview on "Mad Money," one day after his company announced it had inked a key production deal with Foxconn Technology Group. "At the end of the day, we're not out here just to go and take Tesla customers away from Tesla," Fisker told host Jim Cramer. That's great, but we really want to do an alternative," Fisker said, touting the Ocean as a true SUV. Fisker, which last year went public through a reverse merger, saw its stock close down 4.43% Thursday to $21.58 per share.cnbc.com
2 tropical storms, Paulette and Rene, form in the Atlantic
MIAMI Tropical Storm Rene was menacing the Cabo Verde islands on Tuesday after forming off the coast of West Africa. The Atlantics earliest known 17th named storm, Rene breaks the previous record of Rita, which formed Sept. 18, 2005. It was one of two storms that formed Monday; Tropical Storm Paulette took shape earlier in the day in the central Atlantic, far from land. Rene was centered about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south-southeast of Santo Antao with top sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kmh), and moving west at about 15 mph (24 kmh). Paulette, meanwhile, had maximum sustained winds were 50 mph (85 kph) with modest strengthening expected over the next few days.
Hurricane Isaias churns through Bahamas as Florida prepares
SAN JUAN Forecasters declared a hurricane warning for parts of the Florida coast Friday as Hurricane Isaias drenched the Bahamas on a track for the U.S. East Coast. But authorities in North Carolina ordered the evacuation of Oracoke Island, which was slammed by last year's Hurricane Dorian, starting Saturday evening. The Bahamas has reported more than 570 confirmed COVID-19 cases and at least 14 deaths. Isaias was expected to produce 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimeters) of rain in the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. ___Associated Press writer Dnica Coto reported this story in San Juan and AP writer Adriana Gmez Licn reported from Miami.
US holiday weekend adds to virus worries as case counts grow
The Fourth of July holiday weekend began Saturday with some sobering numbers in the Sunshine State: Florida logged a record number of people testing positive for the coronavirus. Officials and health authorities warned people to take precautions or simply stay home on Independence Day, as confirmed cases are climbing in 40 states. Florida reported 11,445 confirmed infections on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to more than 190,000. Im really, really worried about the Fourth of July," said Dr. Don Williamson, a former state health officer who now heads the Alabama Hospital Association. Officials in South Florida including in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys closed beaches through the weekend.
Tropical Storm Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast
MIAMI Tropical Storm Bertha made landfall on South Carolina's coast Wednesday morning shortly after it formed, becoming the second named storm before the official start of this year's Atlantic hurricane season. A tropical storm warning was issued for South Carolina's coast and the storm was expected to bring heavy rainfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm was centered about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northeast of Charleston, South Carolina, and was moving north near 15 mph (24 kph). Bertha was expected to move rapidly inland, spreading up to 4 inches (10 centimetres) of rain through eastern South Carolina into North Carolina and Virginia. Earlier this month, Tropical Storm Arthur brought rain to North Carolina before moving out to sea.
Frank Ocean releases new song 'DHL'
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(CNN) - Frank Ocean has finally released new music -- and more may be on the way. Ocean premiered the track "DHL" Saturday at the end of "blonded RADIO," his Beats 1 radio show. The song, produced by Boys Noize, is Ocean's first release since covering the Audrey Hepburn classic "Moon River" in February 2018. Although "DHL" is a new song, Ocean appears to have dropped at least one hint about it two years ago. While they aren't available to stream online, both songs are available for purchase as 12 vinyl singles on his website.