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WEATHER

*Sunny to partly cloudy today high 92

LOCAL

*There are some lane closures you need to know about this morning. Starting at 9am and lasting through Friday there will be lane restrictions on WB 55 in Illinois. They begin on the 64 merge and end near Illinois Route 3. 

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NATIONAL

*Senator John McCain has been a fighter his entire life but even he realizes the odds are heavily stacked against him.  The Arizona Republican was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in July. In an interview with 60 MinutesSunday night, the 81-year-old said his prognosis is "poor." He added, "It's very serious, that the prognosis is very, very serious. Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. You know, it's a very poor prognosis. So I just said, 'I understand. Now we're gonna do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can.' And, at the same time, celebrate, with gratitude, a life well-lived."

One thing for sure is, the senator isn't going to stop working anytime soon. He insists, "I am more energetic, and more engaged, as a result of this because I know that I've got to do everything I can to serve this country while I can." (USA Today)


Hurricane Maria Skirts Up The East Coast-

Hurricane Maria isn’t done yet.

The Cat 1 hurricane is bringing wind, rain, storm surge, and coastal flooding to the East Coast. The storm that poured out so much misery on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands won't make landfall in the U.S. But high surf advisories are posted from the east coast of Florida to the Carolinas and as far north as southeast New England.

The advisories mean those areas could see dangerous breaking waves and rip currents. A tropical storm warning is out this morning for parts of the North Carolina coast, including the Outer Banks. The state is expected to get the brunt of the affects by Wednesday.

Source: CNN


Thousands Evacuate As Bali Volcano Threatens Eruption-

A long dormant volcano is stirring,

Nearly 50-thousand people are evacuating their homes in Bali after authorities warned a massive volcano could erupt at any minute. The area has been experiencing tremors since August to concern of many.

Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing more than a thousand people. The region is much more heavily populated today. The nearly 10-thousand foot volcano is near popular tourist destinations in that part of Indonesia. Evacuees are being sent to shelters with aid already on the way in. 

Source: Guardian


Suspected Tennessee Church Gunman Denied Bond-

The suspected gunman in a Nashville-area church shooting is being held without bond.

Emanuel Samson is being charged with one count of murder after killing a woman and hurting six others at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch yesterday morning. Police say Samson killed Melanie Crow Smith in the church's parking before going into the church and opening fire. The six people he shot inside are expected to survive.

An usher, 22-year-old Caleb Engle, confronted Samson and during the struggle, the suspect's gun went off and he was shot in the chest. While Samson was down, the usher retrieved his own gun from his car and held Samson at gunpoint until police arrived. He was treated for the gunshot wound, released from the hospital and taken to jail.

Police are still investigating Samson's motive. Samson briefly attended the church in the last two years. The FBI has also opened up a civil rights investigation into the shooting. While searching Samson's SUV, then found four guns: a rifle and three pistols.

Source: NBC News


U.S. Strikes ISIS In Libya-

Seventeen ISIS fighters in Libya are dead following six U.S. air strikes.

The U.S. military says strikes involving armed drones, led by two B-2 bombers, dropped about 100 precision-guided munitions on a desert camp on Friday. Three vehicles were also destroyed in the mission. This is the first set of American strikes in Libya since President Trumpassumed office in January.

The camp was about 150 miles southeast of the city of Sirte which was once an ISIS stronghold in Libya. After being defeated in Sirte last year, ISIS in Libya moved into desert valleys and inland hills. 

Source: Washington Post


*Hurricane Maria is no longer the category 5 monster that destroyed Puerto Rico, but she could threaten the continental United States.

The storm is forecast to stay offshore as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard, but it will pass close enough that a tropical storm watch has been issued for North Carolina's Outer Banks. The National Hurricane Centersays that after it gets close to the barrier islands, it will make a sharp right turn and head out to sea.

At the NHC's 8 p.m. ET update, Maria was packing winds of 105 miles per hour. It was located about 410 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras.


SPORTS

*Cards lost 4-1 , they play the Cubs today thru Thursday they are home games!

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