Heavy rainfall caused flooding in parts of southern Louisiana on April 15. Video captured by Luella Caldwell shows the flooding in Mandeville.The National Weather Service reported torrential rainfall in the area on the morning of April 15, and later reported high water in the Covington, Mandeville, and Madisonville areas. Credit: Luella Caldwell via Storyful
Lydia Ko went low again, shooting a 9-under 63 at Kapolei Golf Club on Thursday to take a three-stroke lead midway through the second round at the Lotte Championship. Ko had an opening-round 67 at Kapolei and was 14 under at the midpoint. With half the field still on the course, Ko's closest pursuers were fourth-ranked Nelly Korda (68) and Luna Sobron Galmes of Spain, who had 10 birdies and shot 64.
The birth of the four striped cubs on March 12 came after more than 20 years of efforts by the zoo's tiger breeding program to reproduce the endangered animals."It was a normal birth, everything went well and she's now started to carry out her role as a mother, she's a good mother,'' said Angel Pachy, a tiger specialist at the zoo."And something else that has brought us a lot of joy is that among the cubs was a white tiger. A white tiger had never been born in Cuba. We have reports of all the births in all the zoos in the country since zoos came into existence in Cuba and we've never had a white tiger so we are even happier because white tigers are very rare in nature and there are very few of them," he added.White tigers are a genetic variation of the better-known orange Bengal tigers. Thousands of tigers once roamed the forests in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. But their numbers have plummeted to just about 2,500 now, wildlife experts say. Poaching, deforestation and over-hunting have all taken their toll on the tigers.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will present a united front on Taiwan, China's most sensitive territorial issue, in a summit meeting on Friday, according to a senior U.S. administration official. Biden and Suga are expected to agree on a joint statement on the Chinese claimed but democratically ruled island at Biden's first in-person meeting with a foreign leader, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Biden and Suga will also discuss Beijing's treatment of Muslims in the Xinjiang region and its influence over Hong Kong, while also announcing a $2 billion Japanese investment in 5G telecommunications to counter China's Huawei Technologies.
Thursday's WNBA draftees didn't let a pandemic stop them from celebrating in style.
Mexican authorities have charged 30 marines for allegedly participating in a string of forced disappearances in the violent northern border city of Nuevo Laredo in 2018, the Attorney General's Office said on Thursday. The charges mark the first high-profile move against military personnel by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office in late 2018 vowing to curb violence and end impunity. Prosecutors will have six months to carry out an investigation into the 30 arrested marines, the Attorney General's Office said.
Former champions Al Hilal were held to a 2-2 draw by tournament debutants AGMK from Uzbekistan on Thursday as the club from Saudi Arabia made their return to the Asian Champions League in Riyadh. Sandjar Shaakhmedov netted 20 minutes from time to earn AGMK a point against an Al Hilal side that was playing in the competition for the first time since being kicked out last season. Their return started inauspiciously when goalkeeper Abdullah Al Maiouf gifted AGMK their opener inside 11 minutes when his scuffed attempt to clear was presented to Zafar Polvonov and he rolled the ball home.
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UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko doesn't think Jessica Andrade can hit harder than Amanda Nunes and says her 28 years of experience as a mixed martial artist will play heavily into their bout at UFC 261 on April 24.
The 2021 IndyCar season opens Sunday in Alabama with New Zealand's Scott Dixon chasing a seventh title as imports from other championships add intrigue to the US open-wheel series.
Mercedes-Benz lifted the final veil Thursday on its flagship EQS sedan after weeks of teasers, announcements and even a pre-production drive that TechCrunch participated in. The company peeled off the camouflage of the EQS — the electric counterpart to the Mercedes S Class — and revealed an ultra-luxury and tech-centric sedan. "There is not one thing because this car is 100 things," Ola Källenius, the chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz, told TechCrunch in an interview the morning of the EQS launch.
Chris Lambert would like to get back to making music but he can’t seem to stop chasing a ghost that has haunted him for nearly 25 years. A billboard on the side of the road on California's Central Coast led him on a detour three years ago from his career as a singer-songwriter and recording engineer. On Tuesday, as San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced arrests, he credited Lambert with helping draw worldwide attention to the case and bringing forward several key witnesses.
Colombian President Ivan Duque on Thursday ruled out a prompt reopening of his country's border with Venezuela, citing a high-level of COVID-19 infections. The 2,219km (1,380-mile) land and water border between the two neighbors - who do not maintain diplomatic relations - has been closed since last year. "I know all the urgency there is for the issue of opening the border," Duque said during a visit to the border province of Norte de Santander.
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Photographer Mark McNeil captured this amazing video of the sun setting to the west behind Blackpool. The world-famous Blackpool Tower takes centre stage in the video which was shot from Darwen, a staggering 23 miles away as the crow flies.
(Reuters) -The Dallas Wings selected University of Texas center Charli Collier first overall in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) draft on Thursday ahead of the league's 25th season. The six-foot five-inch Texas native, who was the consensus first overall pick going into the draft, averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds per game last season while shooting 33% from three point range. Collier, 21, pointed to the sky after Commissioner Cathy Engelbert called her name.
The daughter of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte says there's no chance she'll run for the presidency next year. But few are convinced by either of them as campaigns grow to back Sara Duterte-Carpio, 42, to succeed the autocratic and capricious president whose war on drugs killed thousands and whose embrace of China has convulsed historic ties with Washington. "It is the clamour of the people that will make her run," said Mar Masanguid, who led the movement behind the hugely popular 76-year-old Duterte's last minute presidential bid in 2016 and has now founded a group to back Sara Duterte.
Charli Collier will join Dallas and Aari McDonald is with Atlanta after a stellar NCAA tournament run.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has denied bail for a Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten by an American flag outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled Wednesday that Jeffrey Sabol, 51, is a flight risk and could be a danger to the community if he were to be released.
Over 400 financial firms in Britain have shifted activities, staff and a combined trillion pounds ($1.4 trillion) in assets to hubs in the European Union due to Brexit, with more pain to come, a study from New Financial think tank said on Friday. "We think it is an underestimate and we expect the numbers to increase over time: we are only at the end of the beginning of Brexit," the study said. The EU has offered Britain little in the way of direct market access for financial services, which were not included in the bloc's trade deal with the United Kingdom from January.