Tropical Storm Cindy may bring ‘life-threatening’ flooding across Gulf Coast – North Carolina rip currents leave four people dead

Tropical Storm Cindy may bring ‘life-threatening’ flooding across Gulf Coast – North Carolina rip currents leave four people dead

by Fox News By Travis Fedschun This satellite image taken Tuesday, June 20, 2017, and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Cindy over the Gulf of Mexico approaching the Gulf Coast.  (NOAA via AP) Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, and may bring “life-threatening flash flooding” across the central Gulf Coast, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service said the storm is centered about 250 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana and has top sustained winds of 45 mph. The storm is presently stationary in the Gulf, and has tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 205 miles from the center, according to the NWS. Cindy, the third tropical storm of 2017, is expected to reach the Louisiana coast sometime late Wednesday and then move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday. Tropical Storm Warnings associated with #Cindy now extend from the Mouth of the Pearl River to San Luis Pass, Texas. https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/sfQHbGHeso — NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) June 20, 2017 The storm is expected to bring 6 to 9 inches of rain in areas, and up to 12 inches in some spots across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle through Thursday. The weather service said the rain “could cause life-threatening flash flooding in these areas” in its latest advisory. Related: tornado-damages-homes-downs-power-lines-in-oklahoma-town–fox-news-weather-center- A tropical storm warning is now in effect from High Island on the upper Texas coast all the way to the mouth of the Pearl River at the state line of Louisiana and Mississippi. A tropical storm watch is in effect elsewhere on the Texas coast, from west of...
5 best sites for finding travel deals

5 best sites for finding travel deals

by Fox Tech Summer is almost here, and millions of Americans are raring to take a trip. But where should they go? And how much should they budget? I’ve been an avid traveler since I was a kid, when I would hop planes with my father, who worked for the airlines. Though Dad was particularly skilled at finding bargains, booking a ticket wasn’t nearly as easy as it is today on the internet. Gone are the days of dusty travel agencies and dog-eared brochures. Tip in a Tip: There are a ton of theories out there about the best time of day and the best day of the week to buy airline tickets. Some people say Tuesday at 3 p.m.; others say Wednesday at 1 a.m. or the weekend. So, which is it? I’ve done the research. Click here for the best time to book a ticket and to fly. But doing everything yourself can be stressful. What airline should you fly? Where should you stay? How will you find the best deal? For that matter, with so many online companies vying for your credit card, where do you even start? These are the brands that I recommend. They all have their pros and cons, but they are comprehensive and easy to use, and they cater to a variety of needs and interests. And while most customers will be searching for flights, hotels and rental cars, remember that many of these services can book cruises and activities as well. Here are my top five: Related: the-worst-thing-that-could-possibly-happen-to-a-parent 5. Travelocity Related: 10-decluttering-projects Though it is similar in many ways to sites like...
THE BEST MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND GETAWAYS THE USA HAS TO OFFER

THE BEST MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND GETAWAYS THE USA HAS TO OFFER

by Fox News BY ERIC BOWMAN America has plenty of fantastic options for a quick getaway. Holiday weekends in the U.S. are always a terrific time for traveling. Sure, things might be busy since more people are off from work, but you should never let that deter you from taking a trip to a fun, new destination. Hurry up and make these travel plans to ensure a fantastic Memorial Day weekend. California You can’t go wrong with a weekend getaway to The Golden State. Visit big cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, stay in a lesser known area like Indian Wells to avoid the tourists of a major city, or experience the best of the Coachella Valley for a relaxing weekend getaway. The Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa has a “Summer Chill” package going right now where guests spending their long weekend at the Mediterranean-style resort will receive a welcome beverage, $25 nightly credit toward the property’s Grove Artisan Kitchen or in-room dining, access to on-property wellness classes, complimentary bike rentals and valet parking. RELATED: COULD-NASA-CRASH-THE-ECONOMY Miramonte has three on-site pools, an award-winning Well Spa and also offers the chance to book off-property visits to the San Andreas Fault Line. RELATED: MARS-ROVER-EXPLORES-VALLEY Florida The Sunshine State is loaded with fun cities to explore. You could check out Orlando and all the theme parks, visit the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. Key West is one amazing destination that would make the holiday weekend special. Book your stay at NYAH (also known as ‘Not Your Average Hotel”) for a fun adventure. The hotel is located just a few blocks from Key West’s...
2,000-YEAR-OLD BATTLE RELICS PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF THE LAST BATTLE OF JERUSALEM

2,000-YEAR-OLD BATTLE RELICS PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF THE LAST BATTLE OF JERUSALEM

by Fox News By Chris Ciaccia Arrowheads that were discovered in the excavation. Photo: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Archaeologists have found additional evidence of the last battle of Jerusalem from 2,000 years ago, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Nature and Parks Authority. Included in the dig’s findings — funded by Elad — are arrowheads and stone ballista balls, which were discovered on “the main street that ascended from the city’s gates and the Pool of Siloam to the Temple,” according to a press release. The battle, which pitted the Romans and the Jewish rebels, was described by the historian Flavius Josephus: “On the following day the Romans, having routed the brigands from the town, set the whole on fire as far as Siloam (Josephus, Wars, Book 6:363).” RELATED: STRANGE-SEX-SIDE-EFFECTS RELATED: RELIEVE-CLOGGED-EARS-ON-A-PLANE-WITH-THESE-3-EXPERTAPPROVED-STRATEGIES The ballista stones that were exposed in the archaeological excavation are evidence of the battle of Jerusalem that was fought 2,000 years ago. Photo: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority. “These finds tell the story of the last battle between the Roman forces and the Jewish rebels who had barricaded themselves in the city — a battle that resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem,” the IAA added in the release. Nahshon Szanton and Moran Hagbi, the directors of the excavation, said the ballista balls were used by the Romans to bombard Jerusalem during the battle. Conversely, the arrowheads were used by the Jewish forces in their defense of the city. The dig also has uncovered a portion of road — 100 meters long by 7.5 meters wide — which was...
Louisville bourbon bars: Master distiller Marianne Barnes’ favorites

Louisville bourbon bars: Master distiller Marianne Barnes’ favorites

By Marnie Hunter, CNN (CNN)Don’t let anyone boss you around about bourbon. “Drink it however you like it,” says master distiller Marianne Barnes. “Bourbon purists would shame you for putting bourbon in Coke, but if that’s how you’re going to start to develop an appreciation for the flavors, maybe you start there and then move into some craft cocktails, maybe try a nice old fashioned, and move into a neat pour from there,” she says. Barnes, 30, knows a thing or two about learning to like bourbon. When she landed a co-op at distilling powerhouse Brown-Forman in 2009, she didn’t have a taste for it. She had expected to end up working in biodiesel or fuel additives once she earned her chemical engineering degree from the University of Louisville. But she fell in love with bourbon and the industry and stayed on after she graduated, rising to become a master taster at Brown-Forman, the company behind Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Jack Daniel’s and many other spirits and wines. Louisville’s can’t-miss spots Marianne Barnes is master distiller at Castle & Key, a distillery opening to the public this summer. In 2015, she made a big splash in bourbon circles when she left Brown-Forman to take on the role of master distiller at Castle & Key, a new distillery that’s slated to open to the public this summer in the historic Old Taylor Distillery facility near Frankfort, Kentucky. The move made Barnes the first female master distiller in Kentucky since Prohibition. “I’m not the only one anymore, but I hope that I was able to open some doors and get people...
KILLER WHALES GO ON ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ KILLING SPREE OFF CALIFORNIA

KILLER WHALES GO ON ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ KILLING SPREE OFF CALIFORNIA

by Fox News FILE 2015: A female killer whale and her newborn calf are seen in this handout photo.  (Reuters) Killer whales off the coast of Monterey Bay have reportedly chalked up their fourth kill since last Thursday after separating a helpless gray whale calf from its mother. Scientists called the killing spree in the area “unprecedented.” In the case of the gray whale calf, sightseers on a whale watching tour had front-row seats during the hunt. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that whale watchers have been able to see, firsthand, hunts that are usually only seen in productions. “This has never happened in my thirty years,” Nancy Black, a marine biologist with Monterey Bay Whale Watch, told The Chronicle. “Just to witness that out in nature when you usually see that kind of thing on television is really spectacular.” Monterey Bay historically is a favorite spot for orcas to intercept migrating gray whales. The most recent killing occurred on Wednesday. Although it usually takes hours for killer whales to kill a grey whale calf—due in part to the fact that these calfs’ mothers usually give a valiant effort to protect their young, using their massive tails to strike at the orcas and– at times — roll over with the calf on their bellies—the killing on Wednesday took only 20 minutes. RELATED: PROTESTERS TORCH BUSES, BLOCK ROADS DURING BRAZIL STRIKE – VENEZUELA’S PRESIDENT STARS IN CHEERY VIDEOS AMID CHAOS Black told the paper that the mother and calf in this case appeared to be thinner than usual, hence may have given up a lesser fight. She said it may be a...