Retired U-S Congressman Louis Stokes has died. The 90-year-old was diagnosed last month with lung and brain cancer. He passes away late Tuesday night. Stokes served this area for 30 years in Washington. His family released the following statement: "Our family is mourning the loss of our husband, father, grandfather and close confidant. He died peacefully with Jay, his wife of 55 years, at his side. During his illness, he confronted it as he did life — with bravery and strength. He was always guided by faith, while embracing the prayers and well wishes of family, friends and constituents. We are grateful for the cards, prayers and words of comfort during this difficult time. He loved Cleveland and was honored to have the opportunity to represent its citizens in the United States Congress. He was equally committed to our family, and his love knew no bounds. It is this enduring love that will sustain us in the days and years to come."
Look for showers and storms to start popping beginning this afternoon, overnight and into Thursday morning. The National Weather Service has us in the "Marginal Risk Area" for severe storms. A severe thunderstorm is defined by the NWS as one that produces wind gusts of 58 mph or higher and/or three quarter inch diameter hail. Temperatures will soar into the upper 80s today on moisture-laden, southerly breezes. Thursday morning will see the storms ending and we'll start clearing throughout Thursday afternoon with cooler, drier air filtering in. We'll enjoy a "football weather" feel in the air for the Browns and Bills Thursday night.
LONDON (AP) - Hackers claim to have exposed data on millions of spouses who signed up to the cheating website Ashley Madison. A message posted by the hackers alongside a massive trove of leaked files accused Ashley Madison's owners of deceit and incompetence and said the company had refused to bow to their demands to close the site. "Now everyone gets to see their data," the statement said. Ashley Madison has long courted attention with its claim to be the Internet's leading facilitator of extramarital liaisons, boasting that "thousands of cheating wives and cheating husbands sign up every day looking for an affair." Its owner, Toronto-based Avid Life Media Inc., has previously acknowledged suffering an electronic break-in and said in a statement Tuesday it was investigating the hackers' claim. The Associated Press wasn't immediately able to determine the authenticity of the leaked files, although many analysts who have scanned the data believe it is genuine. TrustedSec Chief Executive Dave Kennedy said the information dump included full names, passwords, street addresses, credit card information and "an extensive amount of internal data." In a separate blog post, Errata Security Chief Executive Rob Graham said the information included details such as height, weight and GPS coordinates. He said men outnumbered women on the service five-to-one. A call to Avid Life Media wasn't immediately returned. The hackers didn't immediately return emails. The prospect of millions of adulterous partners being publicly shamed drew widespread attention but the sheer size of the database - and the savvy needed to navigate it - means it's unlikely to lead to an immediate rush to divorce courts.