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*Cloudy early then scattered thunderstorms this afternoon, todays high is 86
*St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said the "vast majority of protesters were nonviolent" and blamed the unrest on a group of "agitators."
*Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole said more than 80 people have been arrested and at least 5 weapons confiscated.
While demonstrations have been nonviolent during the day, smaller groups that remain at night have broken windows and thrown objects at police for the past three nights. On Sunday night, police said chemicals were thrown or sprayed at St. Louis County officers.
*A volunteer group from Missouri helps feed people post Irma in Florida they've handed out 20,000 meals to residents and first responders. The group is called "Operation BBQ Relief" and it's a Missouri based band of volunteers who travel to disasters and cook and hand out authentic barbecue to large groups who need to eat.
*A bus crash in New York City this morning has left one person dead and 18 others injured, including seven in critical condition. Police say a city bus collided with a private tour bus in the Queens section of New York at 6:15 a.m. One of the buses then struck a building which caused a gas leak and ignited a small fire. Firefighters rushed to the scene to remove people from the wreckage and take them to nearby hospitals. Witnesses say the tour bus appeared to hit the city bus at full speed.
Atlantic Storms Have The Eastern Seaboard On Edge-
Trouble is brewing in the Atlantic again. Hurricane Jose is gaining strength as it heads toward the Atlantic seaboard and could threaten the northeast U.S. this week. The storm is a Category One storm with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles-per-hour BUT people in Florida are worried that another hurricane might be bearing down on the Sunshine State. The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Maria is gaining strength and could be a major storm by the time it slams into the Leeward Islands tonight. Maria is on a path toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
The storm could then turn northwest toward Florida which is just beginning to recover from Hurricane Irma. Forecasters say it’s too soon to tell if that will happen.
Source: Washington Post
Fallout Over The Equifax Breach Takes Down Two Executives-
The Equifax chief information officer and chief security officer are retiring. The moves come in the aftermath of a huge data breach that exposed personal information of up to 143 million Americans. The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers that scams are already making the rounds. Scammers are already contacting individuals affected by the security breach and offering to assist them. The FTC recommends putting a credit freeze on your account to protect it, which will cost about five-dollars and can be temporary. In addition to the credit freeze, the FTC said taking advantage of free credit reports ..
*Cubs beat the Cards 4-3, they are off today