*Excessive heat warning until 8pm, scattered thunderstorms are possible the high is 93
*There are road construction projects that could cause issues for drivers. Crews will close the ramp from WB44 to EB64 across the Poplar beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight. They will also close the left lane on eastbound I-64 across the Poplar starting at 8 p.m.
President Trump isn't backing down in the escalating trade battle with China. He's just proposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion in imports.
After the U.S. instituted tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods this month, Beijing responded with an equivalent move on U.S. products, notably agriculture. That didn't sit well with the President, who said yesterday (Monday), "China apparently has no intention of changing its unfair practices related to the acquisition of American intellectual property and technology."
There's no word on when exactly this new round of tariffs would go into effect, or on what goods they'd be assessed. (CBS News)
Kilauea Is Spewing Hotter. Faster Lava -
The Kilauea [[ kil-uh-WAY-uh ]] volcano continues to erupt on Hawaii's Big Island.
The lava has been spewing for more than a month and now has formed a massive river of 21-hundred degree molten rock traveling to the sea. The lava has been getting hotter, causing it to flow much faster than the first eruptions back in May.
Now a GPS station on the northwest side of the volcano shows the summit has dropped by 197 feet since last week.
Hundreds of structures have been destroyed and volcanic fog containing dangerous acid is still a threat in some areas. The coastline has been extended by a mile.
People caught in the lava zones, taking pictures or just viewing it, could be slapped with five-thousand dollar fines.
No Injuries As Roller Coaster Gets “Stuck” In Maryland -
Less than a week after a Florida roller coaster derailed injuring six, a Maryland coaster caused a scare.
All of the riders who were evacuated from a roller coaster at Six Flags in Prince George's County are safe. The Superman coaster got stuck at the peak of a hill yesterday afternoon. Workers were able to get all the riders off without calling EMS. No one was injured.
Six Flags said in a statement the coaster will be closed for a thorough inspection before re-opening. “Superman: Ride of Steel” is a 205-foot-tall roller coaster, has 5,400 feet of twisting track and riders travel at a maximum speed of 73 miles per hour on the ride.
Source: Fox 5 DC
One couple distraught over the Trump administration's policy of separating illegal immigrants from their children is putting money where their mouth is. They've created a Facebook fundraiser that has raised more than $3.1 million as of Monday night.
The campaign was started Saturday by Silicon Valley couple Charlotte and Dave Willner, a pair of early Facebook staffers who are now employed at Pinterest and Airbnb.
All of the funds raised by the campaign titled "Reunite an immigrant parent with their child" benefit RAICES, a non-profit organization based in Texas that gives free legal services to refugees and immigrants.
The Willners said in a statement, "Regardless of political party, so many of us are distraught over children being separated from the parents at the border. We can't all be on the frontlines to help these families, but by supporting RAICES, we're able to do something that just takes less than a minute, and collectively have an impact."
Source: USA Today
The U.S. And South Korea Halt Military Games -
President Trump is keeping a promise he made to North Korea’s president,
The U.S. and South Korea are agreeing to suspend joint military exercises following President Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The annual Freedom Guardian drills were scheduled for August. Top officials from the Trump administration are going to meet this week to decide what to do about future military exercises with South Korea.
Trump made a pledge to end the drills after he met with Kim in Singapore last week.
Firefighters Continue To Battle Colorado’s 416 Fire - -
Warm and dry weather this week could hurt efforts to fight the 416 Fire in southwestern Colorado.
The fire burning near Durango has already burned over 34-thousand acres. Yesterday, fire crews say there was little to no growth on the blaze, but it's still only 35-percent contained. Officials were hoping weekend rain would help put out the fire, but that didn’t happen.
Over the next days warmer weather will return to the region and dry things out, making it possible that fire could gain ground. Crews are also hoping that rain returns later this week to help put a damper on the fire. Over one-thousand firefighters are battling the inferno.
Source: Denver Post
The Cards lost to the Phillies 6-5, they play them again today