Flash Flood Watch in Effect; Ida Remnants to Drench DC This Week

This week is all about Ida: The storm that made landfall in Louisiana as a 150-mph Category 4 hurricane Sunday was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday at 5 a.m., although it continues to pose a threat. As the wind field unravels, the storm will unload catastrophic amounts of rainfall.

We will have to deal with that rainfall around here from Tuesday night into Thursday morning.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect earlier Monday evening for parts of Fauquier,

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Caldor Fire forces thousands to flee; U.S. 50 westbound closed

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Thousands of people rushed to leave South Lake Tahoe on Monday as the entire resort city came under evacuation orders and wildfire raced toward Lake Tahoe.
Evacuation warnings issued for the city of 22,000 on Sunday turned into orders Monday. Vehicles loaded with bikes and camping gear and hauling boats were stuck in traffic, stalled in hazy, brown air that smelled of campfire. Police and other emergency vehicles whizzed by.

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Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden vowed Thursday to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan despite the day’s deadly suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport. He promised to avenge the deaths of 13 U.S. service members killed in the attack, declaring to the extremists responsible: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

Speaking with emotion from the White House, Biden said the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate was to blame for the attacks that killed the Americans and many more Afghan civilians.

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The Attacks Outside Kabul Airport Push The U.S. Exit Into Deeper Disarray

If the intention of the attacks at the Kabul airport was to throw into disarray an already chaotic U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan, the effects of Thursday’s violence are only beginning to take shape. Flights have been taking off from the airport since the explosions occurred, and President Biden said the American withdrawal will continue.

“America will not be intimidated,” Biden said.

It was a combative stance from a U.S. president who was already facing criticism for the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan,

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Polish javelin thrower auctions Tokyo Olympics silver medal to help infant get heart surgery

Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctioned off her silver medal from the Tokyo Olympics for $125,000 with the goal of using the funds to help an infant receive a life-saving heart surgery.

Andrejczyk explained Wednesday in a Facebook post that she discovered a fundraiser for 8-month-old Miłoszek Małysa. The boy had a serious heart defect and was in need of surgery but the family was looking to attain financial support.

Andrejczyk promptly auctioned off her silver medal from the javelin competition.

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British Comedian Sean Lock, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ Captain, Dies at 58

Award-winning comedian Sean Lock has died from cancer, his agents confirmed on Wednesday. He was 58 years old.

“It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock. He died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family,” reads a statement from Lock’s agency, Off The Kerb Productions. “Sean was one of Britain’s finest comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning wit and the absurdist brilliance of his work,

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Blue Alert: Texas authorities looking for Cadillac with damage, possible bullet holes

TEXAS (KLTV) – Law enforcement activated a statewide notification system after a suspect shot a sheriff’s deputy Monday night in the Wichita Falls area.

People across the state of Texas are now asking, “what is a Blue Alert, and why did I just get one on my phone?”

Blue Alerts have been active in the state of Texas since Governor Rick Perry signed an executive order in 2008 to speed up the apprehension of criminals who seriously injure or kill law enforcement officers.

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‘The White Lotus’ drops a bomb in its wild finale. We break it all down

The White Lotus,” writer-director Mike White’s sinister satire of Western imperialism, luxury tourism, the class divide and Oberlin College reading lists, has emerged as the most talked-about TV series of the summer. But it’s hard to tell with precision whether that’s thanks to its dreamy setting, its earworm of a score or the tragicomic stylings of Jennifer Coolidge.

Sunday’s season — not series — finale may tie up the loose ends of its multi-stranded narrative,

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Larson finally chases down Hamlin atop NASCAR standings

Denny Hamlin’s points lead in NASCAR’s Cup Series has finally vanished

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — It took five wins by Kyle Larson to catch the most consistent driver in NASCAR’s Cup Series this season, but he finally did it.

Now, it’s a sprint to finish first in the driver points standings with three races left in the regular season. Larson and Denny Hamlin are tied with 917 points.

“I think for him and I both,

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Tornado Watch Remains in Effect in NE Illinois, NW Indiana

A tornado watch remains in effect for most of the Chciago area and parts of northwest Indiana, even after numerous touchdowns were reported during an outbreak of severe weather Monday.

The watch includes McHenry, Lake, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, Cook, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Will and Kankakee counties in Illinois, along with Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties in northwest Indiana.

The watch will last until 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

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