Tropical Pacific water temperatures are shockingly hot. Last week equatorial Pacific water temperatures averaged 3 degrees Celsius above normal for the first time ever in the key Niño 3.4 region. The previous weekly high Niño 3.4 value of 2.8 degrees was tied last week with Nov. 28, 1997. The Niño 3.4 region, used to measure the strength of an El Niño ranges from 170W to 120W from 5 degrees north to 5 degrees south of the equator. If temperatures continue to rise, or plateau for a few more weeks, this will be the strongest El Niño in history.
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Dallas police are investigating vandalism at three gay bars, linked incidents that are worrying an already concerned community following the assaults on three gay men in separate incidents. The doors were smashed overnight at The Mining Club, Woody's and JR's Bar and Grill. Surveillance video indicates one person is responsible for the vandalism at all three bars. "The level of violence, the homophobic language that's been used in some of them, that's giving our community cause for concern," said local LGBT activist Daniel Cates. Caven Enterprises, which owns all three bars, believes the vandalism is likely the work of a disgruntled bar patron who has been banned from several of the bars along Cedar Springs Road.
A helicopter crash at a NATO base in Afghanistan's capital Sunday killed five coalition service members and injured five others. NATO did not release the nationalities of the dead and injured. However, the British Defense Ministry identified two of those killed in the incident as Royal Air Force personnel.
The helicopter crashed while landing in Kabul at the headquarters of the NATO Resolute Support Mission, which is training Afghan security forces. The British defense ministry statement said it could confirm that the crash "was an accident and not the result of insurgent activity." read more
Some Hillary Clinton donors are defecting to Joe Biden, resisting entreaties from the Democratic front-runner's campaign to stand by her despite slipping poll numbers.
A few of the fundraisers have gone public with their presidential preference. Others have quietly decamped and signaled their intentions to the Draft Biden 2016 super PAC that is working to prod the vice president into the race for the White House. read more