5 things to know for August 9: Trump, Floods, Ukraine, Gas prices, Olivia Newton-John

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1. Asset

The FBI executed a search warrant Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of an investigation into the handling of presidential documents, including classified documents, that may have been there. be brought when he left the White Loger. The former president was at Trump Tower in New York when the search warrant was executed. In February, the National Archives previously said at least 15 boxes of White House documents had been recovered from the complex, some of which were classified. Separately, photos apparently revealed Trump’s habit of flushing key White House documents down the toilet. The extraordinary decision to search the home of a former president comes as Trump’s legal troubles continue on multiple fronts. Trump is also expected to announce in the coming months that he will launch another White House bid in 2024.

2. Floods

Various parts of the United States are struggling with significant flood damage. Yellowstone National Park was inundated in mid-June, followed by torrential flooding in St. Louis and Kentucky – then this weekend there was flooding in California’s Death Valley. This deluge resulted in numerous landslides that buried cars and cut off roads, trapping around a thousand people inside the park. Forecasts show even more flooding is possible this week for southwestern and parts of eastern Kentucky, where many residents are still without power and water after flooding earlier this month. who killed at least 37 people. Meanwhile, in Seoul, South Korea, at least eight people were killed on Monday as record rainfall flooded homes, roads and subway stations.

3.Ukraine

Up to 80,000 Russians have been killed or injured during the war in Ukraine, according to Pentagon official Colin Kahl. The death toll is “remarkable”, Kahl said, considering that Russia “has not achieved any of Vladimir Putin’s goals” since invading Ukraine in February. On Monday, the Pentagon also announced that the United States had sent anti-radar missiles to Ukraine, marking the first time the Department of Defense admitted sending previously undisclosed weapons to help Ukrainian forces. Separately, Russia has notified the United States that it will temporarily suspend inspections under a key nuclear weapons treaty, which allows Russia and the United States to closely monitor the nuclear weapons of the ‘other. It comes as US authorities step up their campaign to seize valuable assets from Kremlin insiders.

4. Gas prices

The average cost of a gallon of gas is down nearly a dollar since peaking in June, giving drivers much-needed financial relief at the pump. But some analysts warn that low oil inventories will likely keep prices high. Besides Russia’s war with Ukraine and sanctions that have disrupted its oil exports, analysts say oil producers are showing an inability – and sometimes reluctance – to increase production. Oil companies in the United States are also reluctant to make big investments in the extraction and refining of fossil fuels as the current administration turns more to renewable energy. Gasoline prices play a major role in the fight against inflation, which financial experts say will likely continue until 2023.

5. Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer and actress who charmed generations of viewers in the hit movie ‘Grease’, died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband. She was 73 years old. The singer revealed in September 2018 that she was battling cancer at the base of her spine. It was her third cancer diagnosis, following bouts of breast cancer in the early 90s and in 2017. Hollywood icons joined fans around the world in mourning the loss of Newton-John, including John Travolta who played his character’s love interest in “Grease.” He shared the following moving tribute on Instagram: “My dearest Olivia, you have made our lives so much better. Your impact has been incredible. I love you so much.”

BROWSE

Actor Woody Harrelson finds his doppelganger. She’s a 9 month old baby.

One day this adorable baby will learn that she went viral because she looks like a 61-year-old man. Hilarious! See the perfect likeness here.

Watch the dogs catch the waves at the World Dog Surfing Championships

Sun out, tongues out. Watch these pups show off their surfing skills.

Where you can drink some of the world’s rarest beers

Talk about raising the bar! This North Carolina beer garden holds the world record for the most beers on tap.

Britney Spears responds to her ex-husband’s comments about his relationship with their sons

Oh baby, baby…the family feud continues. Spears’ ex-husband said their teenage sons didn’t want to see their mother, in part because of her risque social media posts. It was his answer.

Texas church receives backlash for performing ‘Hamilton’ musicI

A church has been ordered to close the curtain after performing ‘Hamilton’ with edited content including lyrical references to Jesus and Christianity.

IN MEMORY

Issey Miyake, the Japanese fashion designer whose timeless pleats made him an industry favorite, has died aged 84. He died of cancer on August 5, his office confirmed to CNN today. A funeral service was held with his family and close friends, his office said, adding that a memorial service will not be held, in accordance with Miyake’s wishes.

NUMBER OF THE DAY

60%

That’s the amount of land in the European Union and the UK currently experiencing drought conditions, according to a new report. The data comes as parts of Europe experience back-to-back wildfires and heatwaves, in what is shaping up to be one of the hottest summers on record on the continent.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A particular word that I should never have – under any circumstances – uttered appeared on this screen. At the time, I didn’t even realize what I was reading and, as soon as I did, I was horrified.”

– Cale Gundy, Oklahoma Sooners assistant coach, apologizing for reading aloud a “shameful and hurtful” word during a movie session. He has since resigned from his post. Last week Gundy said one of his players got ‘distracted’ during the cinema session, so the coach took the player’s iPad and read aloud what he saw on the tablet . “What I said wasn’t malicious, it wasn’t even intentional,” Gundy wrote on his Twitter account Sunday. He did not reveal what the word was, but said he “accepts responsibility” for the incident.

TODAY’S WEATHER

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AND FINALLY

He juggled and solved 3 Rubik’s cubes at the same time

The skills and coordination it takes to do so are so impressive. Watch this young man complete the difficult task in minutes. (Click here to see)

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