The tropical storm Claudette is expected to hit the Florida panhandle tonight. Thre are some flood warnings issued for counties along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. There is also the possibility of tornadoes in northern Florida, CNN.
Japan has officially exited the recession after reporting second quarter growth. The economy grew .9% from April to June and a recent stimulus package is said to be the cause. Germany, France, and Hong Kong have also recently shown growth, BBC News.
Usain Bolt broke the 100m world record today with a time of 9.58 seconds at the World Championships in Berlin. The runner won three gold medals in last year’s Olympics and set world records in each of those wins, BBC Sport.
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off of Okinawa, Japan about an hour ago, but so far there are no reports of any damage. Tsunami warnings were issued as a precaution, BNO News.