ABC News(NEW YORK) — After seeing almost 2 feet of rain this week, California is bracing for another storm set to strike Friday night.This system will then head across the U.S., delivering heavy rain and snow, leaving in its wake an Arctic blast.Significant weather alerts have been issued Friday morning from California to Illinois.The storm system taking aim at California will be over the Pacific Ocean until later Friday evening.Some of the heaviest rain along the West coast will begin Friday night and continue into Saturday.Denver is expecting heavy snow on Saturday, and by Sunday morning, Kansas City and St. Louis will be as well.That heavy snow, ice and rain will reach the Northeast, from Washington to Boston, by Sunday night.Some areas could see as much as a foot of snow in the coming days.Trailing the storm system will be a major Arctic blast that targets the Midwest. Record low temperatures are possible. That freezing cold air should reach the Northeast by Monday night.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
PARIS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Sunday to work closely together to fight the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. Their first conversation since Biden’s inauguration aimed at mending ties between the historic allies that frayed under Donald Trump. Biden “stressed his commitment to bolstering the transatlantic relationship” via NATO and the EU. The U.S. and French leaders see eye-to-eye on the importance of international cooperation to fight climate change and COVID-19 and in negotiating with Iran. But Macron’s office said the two wouldn’t shy away from thorny issues like trade disputes or taxing digital companies such as Google or Amazon.
Harper reiterated Wednesday that he meant what he said while discussing Trout. He implied the Phillies have spoken to him, but not MLB, according to ESPN.”They talked to me a little bit. Not MLB or anything like that, but I guess when that times comes and guys are free agents and we’ll see what happens. But I don’t know,” Harper said Wednesday. Related News Bryce Harper: If you don’t think I’m going to try to get Mike Trout to Philly ‘you’re crazy’ Bryce Harper talked today about MLB looking into his comments about Mike Trout. pic.twitter.com/B203gxezu0— Matt Breen (@matt_breen) March 6, 2019Trout later commented on Harper’s remarks, though he didn’t add much more to the conversation. “Obviously I saw it,” Trout told reporters. “He’s excited. He’s excited about his team. I have no control over what he says.”With Harper’s 13-year, $330 million signing with the Phillies last week, speculation immediately started around the possibility of Trout coming to Philadelphia after the Angels star’s contract expires in 2020. Harper also alluded to the possibility of the two playing together during his introductory press conference.”There is a rule against tampering for a reason,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus told reporters, per The Orange County Register. “There has been for a long time. I don’t know if it’s a bigger deal or not (now). It’s reported more because of social media, but I don’t know that it’s any bigger of a deal. It’s always been a big deal.” Bryce Harper is doubling down on his Mike Trout recruiting comments. Harper said Tuesday, “If you don’t think I’m gonna call Mike Trout to come to Philly in 2020, you’re crazy.” But that comment led to the Angels contacting Major League Baseball, since Harper’s remarks could constitute as tampering.