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People in Southern Texas and Mexico are bracing for the worst as Hurricane Dolly barrels toward the Gulf Coast. Forecasters expect the eye of the storm to come ashore around midday today in or around Brownsville, Texas, or Matamoros, Mexico. Although Dolly is currently considered a Category 1 hurricane, forecasters warn the storm could strengthen into Category 2 by the time it reaches land. A Category 2 storm packs maximum sustained winds of 96 mph to 110 mph. The storm could trigger flooding and possibly spawn tornadoes. If you lived in Dolly’s path, would you evacuate your home and head for safety?
The actor who plays Batman in The Dark Knight is free on bail today, after being arrested and accused of attacking his mother and sister. Christian Bale says he’s totally innocent. He was questioned by police in London yesterday for four hours. No charges were pressed. Details are still hazy but according to British media, Bale’s mother and sister said the movie star assaulted them Sunday night at a London hotel. Bale has no previous record. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their young daughter.
A WNBA game turns ugly in the final seconds after a collision set off a bench-clearing brawl. By the time the dust had settled, four people were ejected, including Detroit assistant coach Rick Mahorn, who is accused of shoving a female player to the ground. It happened during the Los Angeles Sparks / Detroit Shock game last night in Michigan. Fists were flying and punches landed. Today, some are calling the brawl a publicity stunt; a way to bring interest to the WNBA. What do you think?