Thousands of people are stranded today after Delta Air Lines flights were grounded due to a system outage. The airline tweeted that its systems were “down everywhere.” “Due to a computer outage, flights awaiting departure are currently delayed,’ it said, adding that flights en route were operating normally. Advising travelers to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport.
It’s an action-packed day for Team USA today in Rio, coming off an exciting Sunday at the Olympics. Michael Phelps starts his individual medal hunt with 200-meter butterfly, and 2012 superstar swimmer Missy Franklin will make her Rio debut. Katie Ledecky, who shattered her own world record in the 400 freestyle, is expected to make the finals in the 200-meter freestyle. The men’s basketball team is expected to dominate once again against Venezuela, while the women’s team takes on Spain.
Drowsy driving kills thousands of people each year in crashes that cost a total of $109 billion, according to a report out Monday. Drowsy driving hasn’t received the attention of drunken or distracted driving partly because it is a difficult problem to diagnose, advocacy groups say. A driver awake for 18 hours will perform similarly to someone with a 0.05% blood-alcohol content, the report said. After being awake 21 hours, the driver mimics a 0.08% alcohol level, which is the threshold for drunken driving in all states.
Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services has responded to more than 100 heat related calls in the last 30 days. KVUE Take breaks, get in the shade and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. You need to drink 50 percent more water than you would while you’re outside at minimum.