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Gulf Coast preparing for tropical storm that hasn't quite formed yet

The Houston metro area was placed under a tropical storm watch around 10 a.m. Tuesday , although there is no named storm in the Gulf of Mexico . Forecasters expect it to resume a northwest track at about 10 miles per hour. The storm could also cause tornados later on June 20 from south-central Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle. It now has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kilometers per hour), the Miami-based forecaster said.


European Union deepening ties with climate pact members after U.S. withdraws

European Union deepening ties with climate pact members after U.S. withdraws

Shortly after Trump withdrew from the agreement, the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced they would strive to achieve the goals set out in the Paris agreement on a local level. The council also voted in support of a separate resolution calling on Congress to assess a new fee on fossil fuels. The approved resolution, which does not carry the force of law, says the all-Democratic council is committed "to practices that disrupt short-sighted trends in consumption of natural resources and ...


Gulf widens as Saudi, allies place Qataris on 'terror list'

Gulf widens as Saudi, allies place Qataris on 'terror list'

On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain led a string of countries that cut ties with Qatar over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups and its ties to Iran , Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival. The countries also said all air, sea, and land links with Qatar will be closed. "He also said Qatar's ruling emir will not leave the country while it is "in blockade", so he can't attend an offered mediation by U.S.


USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

In his second intervention in the dispute in as many days, Trump urged action against terrorism in a call with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, a White House statement said, suggesting a meeting at the White House "if necessary".



After Levandowski, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Might Be Getting The Boot Next

The investigation determined Uber management had a high tolerance for behavior prejudicial against women, Fortune reported Monday. The probe was prompted by allegations that Uber's human resources department made no attempt to deal with numerous reported incidents of sexual harassment .


Burger King Introduces Lucky Charms Shakes for Summer

Burger King Introduces Lucky Charms Shakes for Summer

It also fits in with the insane milkshake trend, which we've seen from Black Tap and New Territories , among others. The new treat marks the first partnership with the General Mills brand, but Burger King is no stranger to cereal-inspired milkshakes - earlier this year, the fast-food chain launched a Froot Loops milkshake .