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US scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles, which is approximately the size of Connecticut. The measurements were taken during the 30th annual hypoxia survey cruise from July 27 to August 2.

This area falls within the predicted range of 4,633 to 5,708 square miles forecast by a suite of NOAA-sponsored models and confirms the accuracy of the models and their utility for guiding management of nutrients in the Mississippi River watershed.

Help Me, I'm Angry


I received an email and a phone call from two angry people who claimed they wanted to talk, but did not want to listen to the voice of reason. I always thought that a true conversation was a two-way communication and not a monolog.

I get it, at one time or another, everyone feels anger bubbling up. There's nothing wrong with that. Anger is common. It's a normal response when you sense a threat or a possible slight. I tried to address their concerns, but to no avail. So to them and all who feel angry.

20 Things to Do When You Feel Extremely Angry

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This state's top political heavyweight faces a growing political scandal that threatens to undermine his second term and a possible 2016 presidential run.

Today New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized again, saying his administration ‘‘let down the people we are entrusted to serve’’ but that the issue doesn’t define his team or the state.

"The last week has certainly tested this Administration. Mistakes were clearly made. And as a result, we let down the people we are entrusted to serve. I know our citizens deserve better. Much better.



RETURNING BY POPULAR DEMAND, Lynn and Bob are organizing The semiannual City Island Reunion tomorrow, Saturday August 22, 2014 at Ambrosini Field.

Come reunite and celebrate with old friends and family. Some you haven’t seen in decades, some you've seen at the last reunion.

• Listen to live music by local bands, past and present.

• Entertainment for kids, including volleyball, basketball and softball games, so bring your glove.

• There will be a memorial board to post photos of beloved family & friends.

• Reunion memorabilia will be available for sale.



US Attorney General Eric Holder has accused several Chinese military officials of hacking into six U.S. nuclear power, metals and solar products industries.

The companies are Alcoa World Alumina., Allegheny Technologies, Solar World, U.S. Steel Corp., United Steelworkers Union, and Westinghouse Electric.

These specific accusations are contained in a federal indictment become the first U.S. cyber-espionage charges against state actors. The hackers are accused of stealing trade secrets and economic espionage.



A Jew, a Communist and a practicing Catholic were working a construction site in Argentina. It’s not a joke but a story Pope Francis told to a group of young Cubans urging them to seek friendships across the political divide. “They were all working for the common good,” Francis said. “This is social friendship, to look for the common good.” It is a poignant message in the Cuban nation split between pro and anti-regime sentiments.

Lucky For US?


Is it too early to start getting tired of winning, Mr. President? You vowed “We're going to win so much you may even get tired of winning. And you'll say 'please, please it's too much winning. We can't take it anymore."

When can we expect your campaign promise of “make America great again,” POTUS?

What appears to be abundantly clear is that Trump has his work cut out. A new ranking of the best countries on earth shows The USA has just fallen to seventh place.

Victorious Kenyans at NYC Marathon


Kenyans Mutai and Jeptoo both won titles at today's NYC Marathon.

Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his title Sunday, while another Kenyan, Priscah Jeptoo won the women's race.

Amateur and professional runners says they felt safe on the course. Security was tight from the moment they arrived at the start. They were corralled into long bag-check lines, with NYPD and volunteers repeatedly reminded them to keep cellphones out.



Venezuela's opposition leader has been arrested following a series of deadly protests.

Venezuela is faced by economic, social, and political challenges: Inflation is at 56 percent, the currency is rapidly devaluing, shortages of staples like toilet paper and sugar are plaguing the nation, and the murder rate is one of the worst in the world.