Barry's slow march toward Arkansas threatens more heavy rains
Reclassified from a tropical storm to a tropical depression late Sunday afternoon, forecasters warned of a continued threat of heavy rains from Barry into Monday as the center of the storm trudged inland from northern Louisiana into Arkansas. Although Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards urged residents to be cautious and said he was “extremely grateful” that the storm had not caused the disastrous floods that had earlier been forecast. More than 90 people had been rescued in 11 parishes, but there were no reports of weather-related fatalities, Edwards said. About 51,000 customers in Louisiana, 1,800 customers in Mississippi and another 1,700 customers in Arkansas were without power Sunday night, according to poweroutage.us.
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Amazon Prime Day is here
Amazon Prime Day, when the e-commerce giant offers a Black Friday-like sale, will take place on Monday and Tuesday. It's the first time the big sale will span 48 hours, giving those who are or become members of Amazon's premium subscription service the chance to access deals on more than 1 million items. With other retailers often launching their own sales to coincide with Amazon's, the company says this year's bargains will pop up as often as every five minutes. It's also promising new product launches by major brands, and, for the first time, there will be specific pages of items produced by local entrepreneurs.
Jennifer Lopez takes the stage after NYC blackout
Jennifer Lopez's Madison Square Garden concert got cut short Saturday night after a massive, New York City-wide power outage. But don't worry, JLo fans: On Monday, the singer will finish what she started. Later Saturday night, JLo announced that, provided power returns to Madison Square Garden in time, she would reschedule the performance for Monday night. "Gonna take more than a city-wide blackout to shut us down!" she tweeted, promising fans "the most amazing celebration." Madison Square Garden's official website has been updated to confirm that tickets from Saturday night's show will be honored Monday at 8 p.m.
Avowed neo-Nazi James Fields to be sentenced in state court
Self-avowed Neo-Nazi James Fields is set to be sentenced in Virginia state court Monday for the murder of a bystander during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. Fields has already been sentenced in federal court to life in prison. Fields was found guilty of ramming his car into counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of others. Charlottesville has received constant attention from the media, activists and politicians since August 2017. Fields' conviction aside, local activists say Charlottesville is still far from reaching resolution on matters of race.
MLB Hall of Famer Bob Gibson to begin chemo
Bob Gibson, who spent all 17 seasons of a Hall of Fame career with the St. Louis Cardinals, is battling pancreatic cancer. Dick Zitzmann, Gibson's longtime agent, said the 83-year-old Gibson was diagnosed a few weeks ago and has been hospitalized the past two weeks, with chemotherapy treatments expected to begin Monday. "Get well soon, Bob. All of Cardinal Nation is behind you!" the Cardinals wrote Saturday on Twitter. Gibson broke in with the Cardinals in 1959 and became one of the game's most dominant pitchers throughout the 1960s.
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