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Sunny today high 85
*Tropical Storm Harvey is back on land. After meandering in the Gulf for a couple days, the storm came ashore near Cameron, Louisiana this morning (Wednesday).
Harvey packs winds of 45 miles per hour, and weakening is expected. Though rainfall totals of up to 10 inches are possible in extreme eastern Texas and Louisiana, there's no threat of multiple feet of rain as the storm accelerates through the Southeast. And skies have cleared in the Houston area.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Harvey is now officially the most extreme rain event in U.S. history, breaking a record set by Hurricane Amelia in 1978.
*The defamation lawsuit filed by former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin against The New York Times was dismissed on Tuesday after a federal judge said the suit failed to prove that a mistake the paper made was malicious.
Palin claimed an editorial in the paper linked her political rhetoric to a 2011 mass shooting in Arizona, although the paper knew that she was not connected.
Judge Jed S. Rakoff said in his ruling, "What we have here is an editorial, written and rewritten rapidly in order to voice an opinion on an immediate event of importance, in which are included a few factual inaccuracies somewhat pertaining to Mrs. Palin that are very rapidly corrected. Negligence this may be; but defamation of a public figure it plainly is not." (The New York Times)
*Cards beat the Brewers 10-2....and thanks to listener Mary for reminding me that: Matt Carpenter pledged 10,000 for every home run that he hits for the rest of the season. Wainright said he would donate 10,000 for every home run Carpenter hit and so did the Cards!! Well.......Carpenter hit a home run last night!!!!! That's $30,000 being donated to the flood relief!