*Sunny to partly cloudy today high 92
Shop ‘n Save has announced it will close its Collinsville store at the end of the month. Shop ‘n Save’s parent company, Supervalu, was sold to United Natural Foods. Right now, this is the only one shutting its doors, there will still be eight other Shop ‘n Saves on the Illinois side.
Hackers Got Into The Utility Network -
Security analysts continue to produce evidence that a new group of hackers has successfully breached electricity utility networks in the U.S.
The hacking group has targeted companies that manage the generation, transmission, or distribution of energy across the U.S. So far, the hackers haven't gotten into control systems that power elements of the electric grid.
The new research from the cybersecurity firm Dragos is the latest evidence that hackers are working to get into critical infrastructure networks. They could be intending to stage disruptive or destructive attacks. The firm warns that in less than a year the hackers could be ready to infiltrate our electricity grid.
Dragos also has now shared that we aren’t the only targets. The hackers have also gone after specific targets in the Middle East, Europe and East Asia. The firm now believes the attacks have been going on for at least a year.
Symantec disclosed info about the hacking last week.
Source: The Hill
China Urges Reason In U.S. Tariff Decisions -
China is urging the U.S. to be reasonable about trade.
The Trump administration is seeking trade concessions from China, and is proposing a 25-percent tariff on 200-billion dollars worth of Chinese imports. China has said it would retaliate against such tariffs, and is now calling it blackmail. On Thursday, a foreign ministry spokesman said the U.S. should correct its attitude and not try to engage in blackmail.
Spokesman Geng Shuang said, "we would advise the U.S. to return to reason, and not blindly let emotions affect their decisions, because in the end this will harm themselves."
China is saying they are open to direct discussions about the situation.
Source: The Detroit News
*Fastest 10-Year-Old - Sianni Wynn, 10-year-old girl with Olympic dreams, shatters 400-meter national record with time of 58.7 seconds. The previous record of 59.8 seconds was set in 1994 by Monique Henderson, who went on to become a double gold medalist in the Olympics.
*Ohio State University - placed its head football coach, Urban Meyer, on paid administrative leave on Wednesday as it investigates whether he was aware of domestic violence allegations against fired assistant coach Zach Smith.
The Carr Fire Is The Sixth Most Destructive In State History -
The Carr Fire burning in Northern California is still raging.
The fire has scorched over a thousand homes and hundreds of other buildings near Redding. Over 121-thousand acres have burned and it's only 35-percent contained. The fire has also cost six lives, including two firefighters and a grandmother and her two great-grandchildren.
That’s not the only blaze taxing resources in the Golden State. Two other major fires getting a lot of attention are River and Ranch fires. The two fires forming the Mendocino Complex have burned over 90-thousand acres in Mendocino County.
Meantime, the California government is giving whatever resources it can to help fight the fires. Governor Jerry Brown said there's money in the budget especially for these sort of situations. Cal Fire has already spent 125-million-dollars of its emergency fund, which is a quarter of the budget for the full fiscal year that began July 1st.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Pregnant Woman Accidentally Served Cleaning Fluid At Canadian McDonald’s -
An Alberta, Canada woman’s keen sense of smell helped stop her from drinking cleaning fluid served as a latte.
Sarah Douglas was taking her son to a baseball tournament when she stopped at a McDonald’s to grab a latte. She took a sip, pulled the car over, spit and rinsed her mouth out, then opened the lid. It was obvious by the chemical smell it was no latte.
Douglas, who’s 32 week pregnant, turned around and went back to discuss the problem. She confronted the supervisor who asked if she wanted another one. That’s when the mom was told the cleaning line to the latte machine was hooked up to the coffee machine where the milk line should be.
Dan Brown, owner of the McDonald’s restaurant, apologized for the incident and had the health inspector come out. Douglas simply wants more safety measures put in place.
Source: Fox News
*St Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3