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Read Tupac's love letter to Madonna in full The break up note has finally gone to auction You can read the love letter Madonna received from her ex-boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, below RO Getty 40/40 Beck – Loser In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey / Butane in my veins so I'm out to cut the junkie It’s adorable, full of whimsy, and just the right amount of silly
Hurricane Barry: Giant storm set to hit New Orleans - could be as 'devastating' as Katrina HURRICANE BARRY could be “no less devastating” than Hurricane Katrina, a top meteorologist has warned as the colossal storm churns towards New Orleans. Isolated spots will receive a drenching 20 inches of rain Fifteen production platforms and four rigs were evacuated in the north central Gulf of Mexico, according to a US regulator as oil firms moved workers to safety New Orleans was already hit with widespread flooding on Wednesday from heavy rain spawned from a weather system that might inundate the low-lying US city
US volcano alert: Eight now being monitored after California earthquakes EIGHT volcanoes along the west coast of the USA are being monitored by scientists in the wake of a series of earthquakes and aftershocks in southern California. US volcano alert: Eight now being monitored after California earthquakes (Image: GETTY) This would mean that tension has been building beneath the surface for thousands of years Some aftershocks will probably exceed magnitude 5, which means they’ll probably be damaging
Boris in attack on May: Johnson says ‘hard to disagree’ with Trump’s ‘chaotic Brexit’ rant BORIS JOHNSON laughed off Donald Trump’s tweets condemning Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, saying he finds it “hard to disagree” with the US President and refusing to “stick up” for the outgoing Prime Minister. Donald Trump said Theresa May's handling of Brexit was a 'disaster' (Image: GETTY) Donald Trump's tweets were 'undiplomatic' says Boris Johnson (Image: GETTY) He said: I think the president was clearly being undiplomatic Tell him the USA now has the best Economy & Military anywhere in the World, by far… Sir Kim resigned yesterday as UK ambassador to the US, saying it was impossible for him to retain his post
Yellowstone eruption: 100 earthquakes rock volcano – is this a sign it is about to blow? ALMOST 100 earthquakes have struck the Yellowstone volcano area in the past month, leading to fears that it could violently erupt. Yellowstone is one of the most feared volcanoes on the planet, and a massive wave of quakes near the caldera will not do anything to calm nerves Yellowstone eruption: 100 earthquakes rock volcano – is this a sign it is about to blow (Image: GETTY) Jamie Farrell at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, believes this is just part of the natural cycle for Yellowstone volcano, saying: Earthquake swarms are fairly common in Yellowstone
Sunken Soviet nuclear submarine emitting radiation '100,000 times normal level' into sea, scientists find Wreck of the ‘Komsomolets’, which sank 30 years ago, lies a mile beneath the waves over 200 miles north of Norway The team suggested the ventilation hole at the top of the submarine tower was in direct contact with the reactor inside the wreck Defence minister Sergei Shoigu said earlier this week that the onboard nuclear reactor was operational after the crew had taken necessary measures to protect it
Ridgecrest earthquakes caused damage to the earth’s crust seen from satellite NASA released images that showing damage from the 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes that struck Southern California as seen from space. The imagery was acquired on July 8 and compared with data from April 8 On the NASA map, each color of the psychedelic-looking image represents 4.8 inches of ground displacement But Fielding said that since 2016, images can arrive within three to four days
Storm likely to churn into hurricane, looms on U.S. Gulf coast A storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico and aimed at water-logged New Orleans is ... The slow moving storm, crawling at about 9 mph early on Thursday and gaining strength from warm Gulf waters, will be named Barry if it strengthens into a tropical storm with winds of 39 mph or more on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Inside the hunt for Iraq’s looted treasures Decades of war and instability made Iraq a thief’s paradise. Richard Hall meets the archaeologists fighting to retrieve their country’s treasure Deep in the back offices of Iraq’s National Museum in Baghdad, at the end of a long corridor set away from the Babylonian obelisks and Assyrian winged bulls, an international treasure hunt is under way Sometimes people will say: ‘It belongs to me!’ There are laws in these countries that grant them ownership
Moment 200 Met Police storm in and arrest seven suspected drug dealers in dawn raid MORE than 200 police officers carried out a series of raids across south-east London on Wednesday morning to clamp down on organised criminals supplying Class A and Class B drugs to communities. So far there’s been eight search warrants executed And we’re also going to clamp down hard on people who are involved in serious violence and violence linked to knife crime working closely in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Suspects are yet to be charged with a criminal offence
Nuclear weapon news: Russian Orthodox Church to end WMD blessings THE unorthodox act of blessing Vladimir Putin’s nuclear weapons arsenal by the Russian Orthodox Church may be about to end. However, this may be about to change, as some priests feel that intercontinental ballistic nuclear weapons belong in a different category from individual firearms But he now wishes to see a less bellicose attitude among the clergy In 2007, Russia’s nuclear weapons were consecrated in a service at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow
Editorial: Boris Johnson derides ‘managerial’ leadership – but his style won’t win over the EU or the US He argues that it’s time to replace the dull prosaic May years with the bright poetry of his age. Perhaps so, but in his disaster-strewn career, the chances of him forging a deal with Brussels seem slim Sir Alan Duncan, a Foreign Office minister of state who has served under Mr Johnson and Mr Hunt, has an opinion typical of the view in Westminster: it is Mr Johnson’s fault, whoever did the leaking in the first place It would be ironic, if fitting, if his own career as prime minister was cut short by his own manifest failings, and by Brussels’ rejection of him as a suitable man to deal with, requesting instead that the UK send them someone less wacky, and who doesn’t believe that the French are turds
Could we run out of tea by 2030? Benefits to the local economy and the lives of smallholders prove that – unlike the west – they are winning the battle against climate change. Hannah Twiggs meets the farmers in Meru fighting back one tree at a time Lush, green tea fields stretch as far as the eye can see, and teem with wildlife The rain fails to come at the right time so when we are planting, we are planting very late Yorkshire Tea will achieve its million trees target by the end of the year, with a celebration due to take place in November
US molecular biologist found murdered in Nazi bunker on Crete Post-mortem concludes she died of asphyxiation as police launch investigation It killed a hiker and sent tourists fleeing into the sea AFP/Getty 9/50 2 July 2019 An orangutan looks out of its cage in the controversial Pata Zoo in Thailand Ms Eaton was married to British scientist Tony Hyman and was the mother of two sons, Max and Luke
Crystal Cathedral reborn Catholic, 'Conjuring' house, Wiki ‘editathon’: News from around our 50 states Nebraska dealing with flooding again, Maryland teens in hate crime foiled by Wi-Fi network, and more Missouri Jefferson City: Older residents of the Show-Me State soon will be able to get out of jury duty, if they so choose State officials say people who find a sage grouse that hasn’t died from an obvious injury should double-bag the carcass and take it to a local Game and Fish office
Opinion | What Will It Take for Democrats to Unite Behind Impeaching Trump? Watergate-era House Democrats hold out the possibility for overcoming initial divisions over their approach to impeachment. That reluctance was also displayed in May after President Nixon defied the Judiciary Committee’s subpoena for White House tapes We’d like to hear what you think about this or any of our articles Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook , Twitter (@NYTopinion) and Instagram
Perspective | The big news from Powell’s testimony isn’t about the stock market. It’s about paychecks. The markets got excited about the likely forthcoming Fed rate cut. But that's not the big story out of Fed Chair Powell's testimony. Third, speaking of the job market, where unemployment, at 3.7 percent, is near a 50-year low, Powell was remarkably dovish: We don’t have any basis, or any evidence, for calling this a hot labor market And to have a Fed chair paying close attention to perhaps even pulling for them is an unequivocal blessing
Fire season is here. Sacramento needs to pass a wildfire safety bill now If the state Legislature fails to pass AB 1054 before going on summer recess, victims and others will be put in danger. This bill is a product of more than six months of discussions first the governor’s Strike Team report and then the public deliberations and recommendations of the SB 901 commission Patrick McCallum, Santa Rosa The writer co-chairs the group Up from the Ashes
Greece storm tracker: Halkidiki battered by fierce winds - six dead HALKIDIKI was battered by an intense storm last night, as fierce gale force winds killed six people. Gales also pushed a tree into a hotel in the town of Potidea, killing a Russian man and boy Some homes and businesses were left without power as the storm blew over electricity pylons They also made 30 rescues from homes and vehicles, with 20 people transported to hospital
What do the votes on abortion and gay marriage mean for devolution in Northern Ireland? Politics Explained: The move by MPs could be seen as a shift towards direct rule from Westminster Privately, it might suit the DUP for two boulders on the road to a harmonious devolved administration to be cleared out of the way by Westminster The DUP’s 10 votes could prove crucial if prime minister Johnson tried to forge a Commons majority for a revised EU deal They are worth more than that, since many Tory Eurosceptics take their cue from the DUP
Generation Porn is a deeply unsettling look into the impact of internet porn From young female porn actors in Los Angeles to ordinary British families in their living rooms, the three-part series looks at the impact of a booming, international industry There are even more twists in the show’s 15 episodes than there are hostages Both Gia and Gianna say it was a lack of sex education in school that drove them to watch porn and eventually decide to star in it And is there any way of repairing the damage mass access to porn has already done
Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon: How their presidencies shaped the mission to the moon The three presidents had key roles in the effort to send men to the moon, but a fourth thought it was a crazy idea. Then, in a haunting echo from Rupert Brooke’s The Soldier poem from World War I, he added this line for Nixon to read: For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind
Violent storm kills six foreigners in northern Greek resorts Six foreigners including two children were killed and more than 100 other people... Civil Protection Minister Mihalis Chrisochoidis, at the scene, said Greece was mourning the loss of life, adding: In coming days all damage will be repaired Climate change is an accelerated and self-sustaining cycle that creates new hazards, with increased duration and intensity Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
USA travel: How safe is holiday destination amid ‘severe thunderstorms’ and flooding? USA holidays are being blighted by storms and flooding as severe weather hits the south-east of America. Louisiana has declared a state of emergency as a hurricane develops - so how safe is it to travel to the USA? Louisiana could see up to 12 inches of rain by Monday, forecasters have said Bus and streetcars services have been suspected in the cities with residents urged to stay away from the roads, check their supplies and make emergency contingency plans The death toll was estimated to be between 1,200 and 1,850 people when indirect deaths are taken into account
Six dead and dozens injured in Greek storm A freak storm in northern Greece killed six tourists and left more than 30 others injured on Wednesday. Family travel blogger Emily Kishtoo was at a beach party when the storm struck and the power cut out The mercury reached 45.9 degrees Celsius (114.6 Fahrenheit) in Gallargues-le-Montueux in the Gard department in southern France, according to the French national weather service Météo-France
Millions are under a flood risk as a storm strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico The first tropical system to slam the US this year lashed parts of the Deep South with heavy rains Thursday morning as it spins through the Gulf of Mexico. Follow the storm here Mississippi River in New Orleans a major concern The slow-moving storm was crawling at 9 mph Thursday morning, and was 125 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, the National Hurricane Center said CNN's Holly Yan, Darran Simon, Madeline Holcombe, Joe Sutton and Christine Sever contributed to this report
Hurricane Barry: Potential tropical storm could ‘change the course of history’ NEW ORLEANS could be heading for disaster as a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico threatens to batter the southeast US coast. Experts are worried the storm could force more pressure on the Mississippi river, as levees (embankments) are already under strain from flash floods However we’re confident that there will be widespread heavy rainfall and coastal flooding We could have heavy rain not just over the weekend but into next week
California volcano threat: Coso Volcanic Field monitored after 600 earthquakes A DAY THE Coso Volcanic Field, one of the most seismically active regions in the United States, is being closely monitored by experts who are reporting more than 600 tremors a day as a result of the massive earthquake which rocked Ridgecrest, California on Friday. Last week’s 7.1 quake triggered fires, buckling part of a highway, damaging buildings but causing few reported injuries despite striking with eight times more force than the initial quake in the same area a day earlier The field covers roughly 150 square miles, mainly within the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake