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Passengers sent a heartbreaking cry for help after the captain and his wife were killed by the boat’s rigging in a brutal tropical storm

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Karl And Annemarie Frank, Pictured, Were Killed On Their Sailboat After Being Caught In A Severe Storm Off The Massachusetts Coast

A TOURIST couple sent a disturbing message for help after their captain and his wife were killed by the boat’s rigging in a brutal tropical storm.

Karl and Annemarie Frank died in June from injuries sustained when they were hit by the rigging of their boat.


Karl and Annemarie Frank, pictured, were killed on their sailboat after being caught in a severe storm off the Massachusetts coastPhoto credit: Instagram/sailing_escape
The Sailors Took Two American Tourists From Bermuda To Nova Scotia, Canada


The sailors took two American tourists from Bermuda to Nova Scotia, CanadaCredit: Mark Crosby/CBC

Two American tourists were picked up by the German sailing couple in the Caribbean and set off for Nova Scotia, Canada, around June 9, CBC News reported.

The Franks had lived on their CNB 66 yacht Escape for a year and blogged about their adventures after quitting their jobs, according to the outlet.

US Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Mason Wilcox said the group was caught in a severe storm off the coast of Massachusetts on the morning of June 12.

Wilcox said: “There was some sort of rigging error which injured the lady on board and when the gentleman went by to help her he sustained injuries as well.

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“Because of these injuries, the two passengers … hit the distress signal on board to say, ‘We need help,’” he added.

Emergency crews took the Franks to Massachusetts, where they were pronounced dead.

CBC reported that the tourists who remained adrift on the boat were rescued by Coast Guards later in the day.

“We didn’t tow the sailboat back because we wanted to get her back to shore as quickly as possible,” Wilcox said.

“And unfortunately, towing a sailboat could do far more damage if we were going fast,” he continued.

In Annemarie’s last blog post on June 8th, she worried about the conditions the couple would be sailing in.

She wrote: “We really enjoyed our brief visit to St George’s. We are very excited to see what Bermuda has to offer in the coming days.

“However, we are aware that the foreseeable future does not only hold relaxed sightseeing for us. “Alex”, the first tropical storm of the season, is approaching.

“It looks like ‘Alex’ is plowing right through our beautiful little island paradise,” she continued

A veteran seaman, Philíp Wash, was hired by Leeway Marine in Dartmouth to salvage the boat, CBC reported.

After weeks of travel and days of searching, they finally found the boat in the middle of the night, according to the outlet.

“We put all kinds of lights on it, and there it was, just sitting there and flapping back and forth,” Wash told CBC.

Wash and his crew photographed the crime scene to help with the investigation and for the German insurance company.

The investigation is also being assisted by the US Coast Guard.

It is currently unknown how long the boat will remain at Dartmouth Cove in Nova Scotia.

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Announcing the start of their sailing adventure, the German couple said: “We have decided to turn our world upside down and start something completely new.”

“Now we are enjoying life on our wonderful sailing yacht Escape. Sailing and travel have become major aspects of our lives,” they said.

The German Couple Have Been Blogging Their Sailing Adventures On Social Media


The German couple have been blogging their sailing adventures on social mediaPhoto credit: Instagram/sailing_escape

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Passengers sent a heartbreaking cry for help after the captain and his wife were killed by the boat’s rigging in a brutal tropical storm



Sowing Distrust, Not Evidence: The Right’s Latest Effort to Attack the FBI

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Sowing Distrust, Not Evidence: The Right'S Latest Effort To Attack The Fbi
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The first few minutes after Donald Trump announced that his Florida estate had been raided by FBI agents went better than the former president could have imagined. His years-long effort to portray the office as inherently biased against him soon prompted even Trump-skeptical Republicans to side with him against the devious “deep state.” The wagon ride would have pleased Trump, whose team saw a new breath of unity with Trump as their goal.

That this reaction was based on allegations of political bias within the FBI that have no basis in the available evidence was irrelevant. The point was, the FBI became the opposition, just as Trump would have hoped.

But it turns out that wasn’t enough. Baseless claims of FBI impropriety and bias have now been taken up a notch with several figures on the right claiming – again without proof, let alone justification – that perhaps agents planted evidence while they roamed Mar-a-Lago. Because, it seems, any opponent of Trump should be cast in the most nefarious terms possible.

The FBI searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club on August 8 as part of an investigation into whether presidential documents had been mishandled. (Video: Blair Guild/The Washington Post)

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The insinuation was first made by Trump attorney Christina Bobb. Speaking to a right-wing streaming service, Bobb (herself a veteran of the right-wing One America News network) repeatedly tried to suggest that the FBI had acted improperly. She asked to see their warrant when she arrived at Mar-a-Lago on Monday morning; she claims they resisted at first. She hoped to observe the research; they prevented her from doing so.

what present as maybe suspicious.

“We’ll see what they find. If they did, it will be interesting – especially since they kept me from watching what they did,” Bobb said. “But at this point, I don’t necessarily think they would even go so far as to try to plant information. I think they just make stuff up.

It is certainly true that law enforcement has in the past withheld evidence from suspects. But the idea that they would in this context makes no sense. They took about ten boxes of material; if the officers at the scene wanted to inject anything incriminating, there were plenty of opportunities to do so once they left Mar-a-Lago. After all, planting evidence at a crime scene would usually be done in an effort to convince other officials not in on the scheme that they were there all along. If all the officials are aware, it is not necessary. And if all the agents didn’t know about the allegedly infamous at Mar-a-Lago, the problem would be spotted by other agents more than Trump’s lawyers.

All of this runs the obvious risk of treating this insinuation as credible. This is not the case, even in Bobb’s vague formulation. There’s literally no reason to think the FBI wanted to add anything to the evidence that wasn’t already there. To say there’s reason to think so requires you to believe (or want others to believe) that the bureau is inherently corrupt and out to get Trump, which begs the question.

Anyway, it got worse. Another Trump attorney, Alina Habba, appeared on Fox News Tuesday night with host Jesse Watters. Watters, whose track record of accuracy is not without blemish, quickly raised the idea that the FBI was up to something.

“What the FBI is probably doing is planting evidence, which they did during the Russian hoax,” he said. “We also have a hunch they doctored evidence to get the warrant – again, which they did during the Russian hoax.”

Watters’ intuition should be seen as strongly correlated with demonstrated reality, just as I should be seen as a nominee for this year’s Cy Young Award. Yes, an FBI official pleaded guilty to altering an email used in a warrant application, but he avoided jail time in part because a judge ruled the information he added was exact. The “evidence implantation” statement refers to a convoluted claim made by special counsel John Durham that has never been substantiated. But each is a good example of how isolated, decontextualized claims against the FBI have spread through the conservative bubble with the central goal of casting the office, not Trump, as the dodgy actor.

Habba, of course, agreed with Watters.

“Quite honestly, I’m afraid they planted something,” she said. “At this point, who knows? I don’t trust the government, and that’s a very scary thing as an American.

Here, of course, is how it works: using unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing against the government as a reason to distrust the government and using distrust of the government as a reason to suggest the government has done wrong . This is exactly how the defenses of Trump’s voter fraud claims have worked. He insisted that a fraud was going to happen, and then it happened. Many people believed him. This belief was later cited as a reason to fight voter fraud, which reinforced the feeling that something needed to be fixed.

On Wednesday morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), long a vocal critic of the intelligence community and how the government wields power, echoed the baseless notion that the FBI could produce evidence .

“Do I know the boxes of gear they took from Mar-a-Lago, that they won’t put things in those boxes to trap him?” said Paul. “How do we know? … How do we know they’re going to be honest with us about what’s actually in the boxes? How do we know it was in the box before it left the residence if the lawyers weren’t allowed to see everything?”

After all, he added, the FBI had “lost a lot of faith” – thanks in part to years of misreporting FBI actions.

Skepticism about law enforcement is still justified and still an important part of the American system. But there is a difference between informed skepticism and an effort to use eroded trust in law enforcement to further erode trust in law enforcement.

Consider where Paul’s framing differs and does not differ from that of Trump himself, who gave his take on his bespoke social media network Wednesday morning.

“Everyone was asked to leave, they wanted to be left alone, with no witnesses to see what they were doing, taking, or hopefully not ‘planting,’” Trump wrote. “Why did they STRONGLY insist that no one was watching them, everyone outside?”

This is not skepticism. It is Trump who for years has continued to denigrate the integrity of the FBI at every opportunity, only to inoculate his followers against the occasions in which he was or could be the focus of FBI interest. For occasions, that is, like this.

There is an added benefit to this line of argument. If the FBI announces that it has discovered something incriminating among the documents, Trump et al have a ready-made answer: you put it there. Base inoculated once more.


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NEXT Weather Alert: Dangerous Heat, Excessive Humidity Peaking Before Philly Area Sees Relief

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Next Weather Alert: Dangerous Heat, Excessive Humidity Peaking Before Philly Area Sees Relief

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dangerous heat and excessive humidity are expected to peak on Tuesday. It will be another brutal afternoon for the region as heat indices climb into dangerous territory of up to 105 degrees.

Fortunately, the change is near and we will start to see these impacts from the afternoon.

A few severe thunderstorms are possible later in the day. Some of the most severe storms could trigger a severe thunderstorm warning, however, the threat of severe weather is low.

A bigger threat is the possibility of heavy rain. By Wednesday, a cold front will locally trigger heavy rain.

Thunderstorms will develop from west to east during the afternoon hours.

Heavy rains could lead to flash flooding in some areas. It’s important to make sure you have a way to stay alert and aware of the weather.

Once the cold front dissipates, humidity begins to drop on Thursday and temperatures will drop on Friday, giving way to a cool weekend and weekend.


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Gas prices fall below $4 a gallon for the first time since March

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Gas Prices Fall Below $4 A Gallon For The First Time Since March

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the United States fell below $4 a gallon on Wednesday, a 21% drop from June’s peak, as global oil demand softens entire.

The national average was $3.99 a gallon Wednesday afternoon, according to OPIS, an energy data and analytics provider. It’s the first time since March that the average gasoline price has been below $4 a gallon, giving drivers a break as the inflation rate remains near a four-decade high.


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Red Sox fall to Braves 8-4, drop 4th straight game

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Red Sox Fall To Braves 8-4, Drop 4Th Straight Game

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Atlanta Braves’ Vaughn Grissom celebrates while running the first base line during his two-run homer against the Boston Red Sox in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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BOSTON (AP) — Vaughn Grissom was running third when he sank.

He had just cleared the Green Monster for his first major league hit, and he gave himself an emphatic slap before completing his trotting home run.

“It was like a ‘We made it’ moment, I guess,” the Braves’ top prospect said after his home run in his major league debut to help Atlanta beat the Red Sox 8-4 on Wednesday night. “Like a ‘We did it’ type feeling.”

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Grissom homered on Lansdowne Street, then hit a single and scored another run, and Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer to help Atlanta complete a two-game sweep. Kyle Wright picked up his 14th league-leading victory for the defending World Series champions, who arrived in Boston after losing four of five to the first-place Mets and are now seven games back in the NL East .

“We had a tough weekend,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ” The good thing is ; it will happen. I didn’t think it was going to be bump free.

Called earlier in the day from Double-A, Grissom, 21, went hitless in his first two at-bats but hit the first pitch he saw in the seventh inning completely out of Fenway Park. . He tossed his bat aside before flying around the bases, cheered as he rounded third and arrived home to be congratulated by Michael Harris II, who had picked ahead of him.

A good number of Braves fans in the crowd of 35,406 cheered for Grissom. Grissom picked his next shot, stole the second, and scored. When he gave a post-match interview on the pitch, the fans behind the dugout chanted his name.

“I just took a second for myself (before the game) to really look at everything, and do my best to take a picture in my head,” said Grissom, who returned to the pitch with his family after the game. . . “You really don’t know until you actually do it. I mean, you try to prepare and stuff, but it’s nothing like what you think it’s going to be.

Wright (14-5) allowed one run and one walk in six innings, striking out five for the 10th win in 12 decisions.

Red Sox trade deadline picker Tommy Pham homered for the third straight game, hitting a three-run shot in the seventh to turn a 5-1 deficit into a one-run game. But the Braves scored two more in the eighth, on Eddie Rosario’s brace and Ozuna’s sacrifice fly.

Nick Pivetta (8-9) pitched six innings, allowing three runs — Ozuna’s home run — on five hits and two walks while striking out five. The bottom-placed Red Sox lost their fourth straight game and sixth of seven.


Grissom was batting .324 with 14 homers, 67 RBIs and 27 stolen bases in singles and double-As this season. His mom, dad, stepdad, sister, aunt and girlfriend traveled all the way from Florida to watch him play second base and beat ninth on his debut.

Grissom hit on a fielder’s pick in the third inning, struck out in the fifth, and came back with a block and one out in the seventh, when he homered to make it 5-1.

Grissom added a single in the ninth; the Braves made sure to call that ball as a souvenir (although the home run ball was eventually recovered). He then scored on Dansby Swanson’s single to make it 8-4.

“He was like a kid on the playground, pretty much just having fun. I think they said it was genuine. I think this guy really likes to play baseball,” Snitker said. “It’s a new idea: have fun playing baseball.”

Harris, who was called up in May, is also a 21-year-old prospect who moved up to eighth in the order. He entered Wednesday’s game averaging .288 with 10 homers, 34 RBIs and 12 stolen bases while bolstering the defense in center field.


The Braves spent their first eight decades in Boston, until owner Lou Perini became convinced he couldn’t compete with the AL Red Sox and moved his NL franchise to Milwaukee. They didn’t play in Boston again until the interleague game in 1997.

The site of the former Braves Field is now a Boston University stadium, which marked the location of the original home plate on its turf.


Braves: Kirby Yates got one out in the seventh upon returning from Tommy John surgery. The former All-Star Closer hadn’t pitched in 724 days. … Grissom replaced Orlando Arcia, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring he suffered in Atlanta’s 10-inning victory Tuesday night. Regular second baseman Ozzie Albies is recovering from a broken foot.

Red Sox: INF-OF Kiké Hernández went 1 for 2 with a single on a rehab outing for Double-A Portland. … SS Xander Bogaerts hit a foul ball on his left leg. After showing signs of pain, he stayed in the game.


Braves: Having their second day off in four days before playing three games in four days in Miami.

Red Sox: Play a one-game series against Baltimore, with RHP Josh Winckowski (5-5) facing the Orioles RHP Austin Voth (2-1).

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Cardinals’ Nolan Arenado happy to refute Coors Field tag

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Cardinals' Nolan Arenado Happy To Refute Coors Field Tag

Nolan Arenado has heard the refrain for years: “Oh, it’s just a product of Coors Field.”

He heard it from former Rockies DJ LeMahieu and Matt Holliday, who both remain close friends. He heard it speak for himself. It was like wearing a scarlet letter.

Arenado hopes his performance for the Cardinals this season has at least partially debunked the Coors Field theory.

“Sometimes, I guess, I wanted to prove people wrong,” said the seven-time All-Star third baseman who is in Denver for a three-game series against the Rockies at Coors. “There’s a sense of pride and wanting to prove people wrong.

“Last year I didn’t do a very good job, I didn’t do what I expected to do. But I still drove in 100 (races) and still hit over 30 (circuits). These are important things. And we made the playoffs.

The nine-time Golden Glove winner finished with 34 home runs and 105 RBIs in 2021, but only hit .255 with a .312 on-base percentage. His average at Busch Stadium was 0.228.

Going into Wednesday night’s game at Coors, Arenado cut .300/.369/.550 with 22 home runs and 69 RBIs. His average at Busch this season is .289 and he hit half of his home runs in the St. Louis pitcher-friendly ballpark.

Arenado played eight seasons in Colorado before being traded to St. Louis on Feb. 1, 2021. In those eight seasons with the Rockies, Arenado cut .293/.348/.541 and hit 235 home runs. He won the National League home run crown three times: 2015 (42, tied with Bryce Harper), 2016 (41) and 2018 (38).

Arenado, now 31, said he no longer let the Coors Field label weigh him down.

“It bothered me a lot, but I got over it because I know who I am as a player,” he said. “And I know who DJ thinks he is as a player. And Matt Holliday too.

In seven seasons with Colorado, LeMahieu batted .299/.352/.408 with 49 homers. Two-thirds into his fourth season with the Yankees, the infielder has a .302/.374/.454 slant line with 58 homers.

In more than five seasons with Colorado, Holliday, who retired in 2018, has batted .319/.387/.550 and hit 130 homers. In eight seasons with the Cardinals, the seven-time star outfielder hit .293/.380/.494 with 156 homers.

Arenado’s Essentials Theory: A good baseball player is a good baseball player, no matter his baseball field.

“I think it’s a huge disservice to the players who played here at Coors,” he said. “And even to the players who are here now. If you play well, you can play well anywhere. That’s always been my thought.

Prospect watch. In his first game since being promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque, first baseman Michael Toglia went 2-for-4 with a home run for the Isotopes on Tuesday night.

Outfielder Zac Veen, the Rockies’ No. 1 prospect, made his first game for Double-A Hartford on Tuesday night, going 1-for-3 with one walk.

Footnotes. Rockies right-hander Chad Kuhl, on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right hip flexor, is scheduled to kick off a mock game Friday before the Rockies face Arizona. He has been absent since August 4. … Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, out since July 24 with a toe injury, is also due to pitch in the mock game. …Shortstop Jose Iglesias, who is expected to become a free agent at the end of the season, entered Wednesday’s game ranked third in the National League with a .316 batting average and leads the Majors in batting average. of .358 on the road. The highest single-season road batting average in franchise history is Mike Kingery’s .362 road batting average in 1994.

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Marquez is 2-2 with a solid 3.13 ERA in his last five starts. He was solid last Friday at Arizona, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings, but the team lost. The right-hander’s numbers at Coors Field haven’t been good this season. He is 2-5 with a 6.11 ERA in 12 starts. He has faced the Cardinals six times in his career, going 2-1 and having a 2.52 ERA. He last pitched against St. Louis on July 4 of last season at Coors Field, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings.

Hudson pitched four innings in the Cardinals’ 4-3 win over the Yankees last Friday. It was St. Louis’ first win in one of Hudson’s starts since June 28. The right-hander hasn’t faced Colorado since 2019, when they were 1-1 in two starts, beating the Rockies 6-0 at Busch Stadium and losing 2-1 at Coors Field. He has faced the Rockies five times in his career (two starts), posting a 2-2 record with a 3.14 ERA. He is 0-2 with a 7.11 ERA in Denver.

Tendency : The Rockies entered Wednesday’s game having doubled in 30 straight games, the fourth-longest streak in franchise history and the longest since a 32-game streak in 2012. Longest streak in franchise history of the franchise is 34 games in 2001.

A tissue: Coach Alex Colome came into Wednesday’s game in a funk, having suffered defeat in each of his last two appearances and three of his last four. Over his last 6 2/3 innings he posted a 10.80 ERA.

Cast probabilities
Friday: Diamondbacks RHP Zach Davies (2-4, 4.03) at Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-6, 4.68), 6:40 p.m., ATTRM
Saturday: RHP Diamondbacks Zac Gallen (7-2, 3.12) vs. RHP Rockies Jose Urena (1-3, 4.63), 6:10 p.m., ATTRM

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What today’s inflation report means for the Federal Reserve

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What Today'S Inflation Report Means For The Federal Reserve

Consumer price index inflation cooled considerably in July as gasoline prices fell, which is good news for the Federal Reserve, but not yet enough for policymakers to conclude that America is going through the worst of its surge of rapid price increases.

While costs have finally stopped rising at an accelerating rate, they continue to rise at an unusually rapid rate, making everyday life expensive for consumers. And much of July’s pullback was due to lower gasoline prices, as the average cost of a gallon of fuel began to fall toward $4 after peaking at $5 in June.

Fuel costs are notoriously volatile, and with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine injecting heightened geopolitical tensions, officials are unlikely to win a downturn that could quickly reverse. That said, there was some other good news in the report: Airfares have come down, which was expected, but the cost of clothes, hotel rooms and used cars has also gone down. The slowdown in underlying prices, which strip out volatility in food and fuel prices to give an idea of ​​the underlying trend, was more pronounced than economists had expected.

Despite all these positive developments, costs continue to rise rapidly for many goods and services. Rapidly rising rents are likely to particularly stick with the Fed, as they account for a large portion of headline inflation.

The big question on Wall Street is what the new data will mean for the Fed’s policy trajectory ahead — and investors on Wednesday interpreted the new data as likely to allow the central bank to slow its rapid rate increases.

The Fed raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point in June and July, and officials signaled that another of those abnormally large increases is expected to be discussed at their next meeting. September 20 and 21. But investors are betting that slowing inflation and moderating inflation expectations could bolster support for a more modest move.

Still, Fed officials cautioned against overreacting to a data point.

“It can’t be just a month. Oil prices fell in July; this will carry over to the inflation report in July, but there is a lot of risk that oil prices will rise in the fall,” said Loretta Mester, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, during a recent appearance. It would be a mistake to “declare victory too soon”.


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