The Breakfast Club (Ancestry)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

This Day in History

Start of the Watts riots in Los Angeles; President Ronald Reagan’s joke causes a Cold War flap; The Mall of America opens; ‘Roots’ author Alex Haley born; Painter Jackson Pollock killed in auto accident.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.

Alex Haley

Breakfast News

US News

Hospitals run low on nurses as they get swamped with COVID

Maine: Hospital limits visitors; COVID-19 transmission grows

US to deliver nearly 837K Pfizer vaccines to Caribbean

Florida kids head back to school amid COVID-19 surge

Pandemic prompts changes in how future teachers are trained

Issaquah man sentenced for $1.1M COVID relief fraud scheme an hour ago

Biden administration sounds alarm on rising energy prices

Pacific Northwest braces for another multiday heat wave

US consumer prices rose in July but at slower pace

Tropical Storm Fred nearing the Dominican Republic

Plan to replace aging postal truck fleet delayed by lawsuit

Washington state ferry fares to increase 2.5% in October

Space station supplies launched with a pizza delivery for 7

A big baby: Zoo’s newborn giraffe stands 6 feet tall

Wisconsin to set fall wolf limit after runaway spring hunt

Bear cub strolls aisles at Southern California supermarket

US Politics

Senate OKs Dems’ $3.5T budget in latest win for Biden

Hochul prepares for spotlight as Cuomo steps aside

Dems renew push on elections bill that GOP vows to block

Biden to host ‘summit’ to rally democracies over autocrats

Biden makes selection for his top Supreme Court lawyer

More pressure on Texas Democrats as GOP moves to end holdout

International News

The Latest: WHO: Testing 3 drugs for use against coronavirus

Senegal’s ambulance teams struggle amid a wave of COVID-19

In Iran, slow vaccinations fuel anger in unending pandemic

Taliban complete northeast Afghan blitz as more cities fall

China sentences Canadian to 11 years in case tied to Huawei

US lawyers appeal UK decision to block Assange extradition

Greek wildfires: Multinational force fights to tame flareups

Spain, Portugal brace for wildfire threat as temps soar

Germany, Netherlands suspend deportations to Afghanistan

Brazil’s Bolsonaro loses bid to reform voting system

Polish government to hold media bill vote despite upheaval


Rays rally past Red Sox 8-4, extend lead in AL East

Rangers rally twice over Mariners, snap 14-game road skid

Nola go-ahead hit in 7th, Padres hand Miami 5th loss in row

Giants top Diamondbacks 8-7 for 3rd straight win

Dodgers end Phillies’ 8-game run with 5-0 victory

Guerrero Jr. helps Blue Jays split doubleheader with Angels

Brewers score 6 in 5th, beat Cubs 6-3 for DH sweep

Tigers beat Orioles 9-4 despite scary collision in outfield

Happ, Cards bullpen combine on 1-hitter, top Pirates 4-1

Duvall hits 2-run HR as Smyly, Braves walk past Reds 3-2