• The Mississippi River is expected to crest at 19 feet during Tropical Storm Barry - a height not seen in New Orleans since 1950

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    With Tropical Storm Barry expected to make landfall Friday night, the Mississippi River is forecast to spike at 19 feet above sea level Saturday around 1 p.m.
    The river hasn't been that high since February 1950, when it rose to nearly 20 feet during normal spring flooding.
    The Army Corps of Engineers said the levees should protect New Orleans, since they are designed to defend against flood waters of 20-25 feet above sea level.
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    The Mississippi River is expected to reach historic highs once Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall, but the Army Corps of...
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  • Jimmy Kimmel brought USWNT superstars Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan a fast-food feast to make up for skipping White House visit

    Jimmy Kimmel brought USWNT superstars Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan a fast-food feast to make up for skipping White House visit

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    The United States Women's National Team's victory tour continued this week with a ticker-tape parade through New York City and a trip to the ESPYs in Los Angeles.
    On Thursday, team captains Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe were guests on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to discuss their championship performance, as well as the team's fight for equal pay and an ongoing feud with President Donald Trump.
    At the end of the interview, Kimmel surprised Rapinoe and Morgan with a fast-food feast of 5,000 chicken nuggets, as the team plans to skip any invitation to the White House.
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  • How lobster went from the 'poor man's protein' to the delicacy we eat today

    How lobster went from the 'poor man's protein' to the delicacy we eat today

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Lobster rolls are a popular summertime delicacy, usually served on a toasted bun with a side of coleslaw.
    At Ed's Lobster Bar in New York City, a 4-ounce lobster roll will cost about $34.
    But lobster wasn't always so expensive. During the 1600s, American lobsters were dirt-cheap because they were so plentiful.
    During WWII seafood wasn't rationed, and many discovered lobster as a delicacy.
    Chef Ed explains the logistics behind catching and shipping lobsters that contribute to the high cost of serving them in his restaurant.
    Following is a transcript of the video.
    Narrator : It's no secret...
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  • A stunning 'Manhattanhenge' sunset is happening on Friday and Saturday in New York City. Here's how to see it

    A stunning 'Manhattanhenge' sunset is happening on Friday and Saturday in New York City. Here's how to see it

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Manhattanhenge happens when a sunset aligns perfectly with New York City's gridded streets.
    In 2019, the next Manhattanhenge event happens this Friday and Saturday shortly after 8 p.m. ET.
    A few locations in New York City - 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th Street among them - offer the best views of the event.
    Nearly every big city with tall buildings has its own "henge" sunsets , and an online tool can help you figure out where and when to see them.
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    Twice each summer, the sun, Earth, and monuments of human industry in New York City...
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