Tipperarey sprinter Sam Bennett makes his Grand Tour debut in the colours of the Bora-Argon 18 team.A 14-kilometre time trial will mark the start of this year’s race with defending champion Vincenzo Nibali joined by Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintan (pr: Nair-oh Kin-ta-na) as the so-called big-four who are expected to challenge for this year’s Yellow Jersey.
Hunter Biden says he is not the father of a child born to a woman in Arkansas and he has agreed to take a paternity test to prove it.The birth of the child came while Hunter was in a relationship with Hallie Biden, his late brother Beau’s wife.Hunter, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, believes the results of the DNA test will prove he is not the father in time for a December hearing in Arkansas, according to court papers.Lunden Alexis Roberts, 28, filed a petition for paternity and child support against Hunter last May, claiming he’s the father of her baby, who was born in August 2018.She wants a court to establish that Hunter who is now at the center of Trump impeachment storm is the baby’s biological dad, and is seeking child support and health insurance for the now-14-month-old toddler.Hunter, 49, married Melissa Cohen two weeks before the petition was filed. And the couple has matching Shalom tattoos.
A rare celestial event involving the Sun and the planet Mercury will take place in the skies over the United States on Monday.According to NASA, Mercury will pass directly between the Sun and Earth, causing Mercury’s shadow to obscure part of the Sun.The effect will seem like that of a solar eclipse, when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth. However, solar eclipse glasses will not work on Monday, since only a small portion of the Sun will be blocked.Still, more than 60 astronomical groups across the country plan to host viewing parties for the public. A telescope with a solar filter will allow people to witness what is called the “transit.”It is projected to begin around 7:35 a.m. Eastern time on Monday and will last over five hours. The western half of the country will experience the transit for a few hours after sunrise.Mercury’s next transit will not be visible until the year 2032.A list of viewing parties is available by searching here.
Palm Beach County can expect wet weather through the weekend before we dry out as Christmas approaches, according to the National Weather Service.A low-pressure system that is developing in the Gulf of Mexico could cause storms and tornadoes in South Florida beginning on Saturday. The NWS in Miami predicts we will see severe storms, heavy rain and flooding through Sunday.East winds of 15 mph are expected throughout weekend, with high gusts into the low 30s on Saturday night. Wind speeds should fall on Sunday morning to a high between 10 and 15 mph.Marine conditions will include wind speeds as high as 35 knots all weekend. The weather service issued a gale watch for the Atlantic that began Thursday night, and advises that the risk of rip currents in the ocean will remain high into next week.NWS meteorologist Larry Kelly says waves will remain in the range of 7 to 9 feet during the weekend, before subsiding early next week.Graphic courtesy: WPEC/CBS12Another cold front is forecast to reach our region Monday morning, with temperatures dropping into the upper 50s and low 60s near Lake Okeechobee. Temperatures along the Atlantic coast should be warmer, with the high Monday expected to be in the 70s.The cold front will extend into Tuesday. Morning temperatures are predicted to be in the upper 50s and low 60s, rising to the 70s as the day progresses. Both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day should remain sunny.
That winter weather will stick around our area for a few days.South Florida will again wake up on Monday and Tuesday morning to temperatures in the mid- to upper-50s in most spots, with some spots around Lake Okeechobee dipping into the 40s and maybe even upper-30s. The high will remain in the low-70s.Graphic courtesy: WPTV/NewsChannel 5Winds will begin to gradually pick up on Wednesday, as a slight warming trend begins.Thursday and Friday will see breezy to windy conditions, with highs moving back into the upper 70s to near 80, along with rough boating and beach conditions.Our rain chances will remain low going into Saturday, as temperatures begin to move back into the 80-degree range.
A triple homicide has prompted an Amber Alert this morning for a missing week old baby in southwest Miami-Dade County.The child, Andrew Caballeiro, was last seen at a home in the 21900 block of Southwest 187th Ave. according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.Three women were found dead at the same home yesterday.Miami-Dade police said the baby may be in the company of 49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro, though they didn’t immediately call the man a suspect in the slayings.He and the child may be traveling in a 2001, white Chevrolet Express with Florida tag number HETY13.The vehicle has a decal of “Nesty School Services” on it. The vehicle is a passenger van. On the back left door there is a decal of “Caution: Transporting Children.”If you spot the vehicle, do not approach it and call Miami-Dade police at 305-471-2400 or 911.
By Stephen DienerSomething has really bothered me over the past 24 hours when it comes to the Michael Flynn “unmasking” story. Namely, the fact that this has the real potential to be the biggest political scandal of our life time, (yes, bigger than Watergate) and yet the majority doesn’t seem to understand why, or are even paying attention to it.And maybe that isn’t anyone’s fault besides the main stream media.Fox News is the only MSM outlet that has covered this story, every other network has largely ignored it. So when things are ignored or swept under the rug, it’s hard for the general population to understand what is really happening out there.Enter, me and this labor of love.First, the backstory.There is a law that allows the intelligence community to monitor foreign people of interest. These laws were enacted with the hopes of stopping terrorism through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or more commonly known as FISA. It has provisions in place that are supposed to protect Americans who are “incidentally” recorded. They do this by “masking” them.Now, sometimes during surveillance, unwitting Americans are caught up in the conversation. When this happens, intelligence analysts are supposed to “mask” that persons identity out of respect and privacy, unless they are suspected of wrongdoing.Here’s where Michael Flynn comes in and why this is a very big deal.In early 2017, a few weeks before Trump was set to take office, Flynn was having conversations with a Russian ambassador who the NSA just happened to be surveilling. They were talking about sanctions that would have gone against moves that the Obama administration had made in the past.So what did the perpetrators decide to do from there? Go after the very man who worked his whole career to defend against Russia and accuse him of conspiring with Russians.Side note, that accusation was proven false last week which is why you may have heard about the DOJ dropping charges against Flynn. His life was still ruined for the past three and a half years, but that is neither here nor there to his accusers.But back to the story.The rest of this reads almost like a spy novel.From there, then VP Joe Biden, FBI Director James Comey, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, and CIA Director John Brennan, amongst others, used their powers to unmask Flynn and reveal his identity in order to stop his work and undermine the Trump presidency before it even began.Is that in its self illegal? There is a lot of gray area there, but there is no argument that it is highly immoral to abuse your powers to spy on and set up a political opponent for your own personal gain.That being said, someone leaked Flynn’s name to the press at that time, which is indeed highly illegal, and that someone could be any of those slime balls I already mentioned. Which could mean future Senate investigations and possible jail time for said slime balls.And make no mistake about it, just because Obama’s name was not mentioned in the unmasking request list that came out yesterday that showed all of the administration officials who did put in requests to uncover Flynn’s identity, it does not mean he was not aware or even involved in what was going on.Case in point, Lisa Page’s text to Peter Strozk on September 6th, 2016 that read “POTUS wants to know everything that we are doing.”Well, that seems pretty cut and dry doesn’t it? And in case you forgot, those are the two FBI agents who got in trouble for having an affair and lying about it.So what happened after they got a hold of Flynn?They forced him to lie about his involvement with the Russians by threatening him and his son. Nice people right? That of course led to something you might remember called the Russia collusion investigation which lasted for over two years.The entire thing was based off of lies and deception all for personal gain. Which is kind of ironic when you think about it, considering that is exactly what the Democrats impeached Trump for when they accused him of quid pro quo with Ukraine for political gain.In short, this is a very big deal because the officials at the very highest levels of the Obama administration, the intelligence communities, and possibly even then President Obama himself were involved with trying to sabotage an incoming President and working behind the scenes for three very long years to get him ousted.These are no longer tin hat conspiracy theories like the goons at CNN or MSNBC would have you believe, this is now hardcore truth backed up by government documents.Which is more than they could ever say in any of their fake investigations.