Hurricane Irma may be gone, but days of darkness and devastation are just beginning in Florida.
Residents could go for days without power after the storm uprooted homes, trees and power lines alike, leaving 4.4 million customers without electricity statewide in simmering temperatures, officials said.
“Temperatures will be around 90 for many, especially central and southern Florida for the next several days,” CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said. “High humidity will make it feel like the low to mid-90s. While it isn’t above normal, it’s certainly warm and humid which is miserable without power.”
DOJ Will Not Prosecute Officers In Freddie Gray Case:
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it will not prosecute six Baltimore police officers in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.
In a statement, the DOJ said it found “insufficient evidence to support federal criminal civil rights charges” against the officers.
“After an extensive review of this tragic event, conducted by career prosecutors and investigators, the Justice Department concluded that the evidence is insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Caesar Goodson, Officer William Porter, Officer Garrett Miller, Officer Edward Nero, Lt. Brian Rice, or Sgt. Alicia White willfully violated Gray’s civil rights,” a DOJ statement said.
Lady Gaga Will Open Up About Fight With Cchronic Illness In Netflix Documentary:
Lady Gaga is hoping her forthcoming Netflix documentary will raise awareness of chronic illness, as she herself battles with fibromyalgia.
The singer on Tuesday opened up about her condition on social media, saying, “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it.”
Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal disease that causes widespread pain, with patients often experiencing extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression and headaches.
In the first trailer for her documentary, titled “Five Foot Two,” the pop star was seen at a doctor’s office, and at the Toronto Film Festival, spoke further about how the film explores her struggle.
Danica Patrick Won’t Return to Stewart-Haas Racing; NASCAR Future in Doubt;
Danica Patrick announced on Facebook Tuesday that she would not be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing:
Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it was adding a new racer to its lineup and adding Smithfield as a sponsor, according to Bob Pockrass of ESPN.com.
As Pockrass noted, Patrick “has driven for Stewart-Haas Racing throughout her entire NASCAR career, and while her contract originally ran through 2018, the team did not have an anchor sponsor for her for next year when Nature’s Bakery ended its three-year deal after one season following the 2016 season.
Apple’s New iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus In:
Apple unveiled its new all-glass iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Both phones offer wireless charging, new cameras, and an upgraded processor. The iPhone 8 Plus has a new “Portrait Lighting” mode designed to simulate professional lighting.