*Sunny today, high near 81
*Students at Mizzou had a scare yesterday when they were alerted to an "active threat" on campus. The first alert, sent at 11:23 a.m., said a woman was seen walking in the area with a handgun. Columbia police were dispatched for a suicidal person with a gun & they announced at 1pm that they had taken the woman into custody the woman did not have a gun with her. It's unclear if the woman will face any charges as a result.
Firefighters Are Making Headway In California Wildfires-
Mother Nature is finally giving a hand in knocking down fired ravaging Northern California.
According to Cal Fire officials the fire is 91 percent contained, the Atlas Fire 83 percent, the Nuns Fire 80 percent, and the Pocket Fire 63 percent. Meanwhile, the Redwood Fire in Mendocino County is 75 percent contained, and the Sulphur Fire is still at about 92 percent containment. Light rain and low winds played a big part in the progress.
The overall death toll from the North Bay fires is 42, including 23 deaths in Sonoma County, eight in Mendocino County, seven in Napa County, and four in Yuba County. About six-thousand homes were lost, and at the height of the blazes about 100-thousand people were evacuated. About 22-thousand people remain under evacuation orders.
Source: Mercury News
North Korea Compares U.S. To Hitler-
North Korea is calling the U.S. pullout from the Paris Climate Accords an act surpassing the toxic gas atrocities of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
The north's state media accused the U.S. of being an arch criminal, wrecking the global environment and said the pullout was a crime to annihilate humankind by making the entire planet the equivalent of a room filled with poison gas.
President Trump pulled out of the climate accords in June after he called it a "bad deal" for America. North Korea also blasted Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO. The White House accused the international agency of harboring an anti-Israel bias.
Congress Is Now Looking At Nursing Homes And Preparedness-
Federal lawmakers are launching an investigation into how nursing homes in Florida and Texas prepared for two recent hurricanes. Hurricane Irma cut power to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, turning off the air conditioning last month. More than 100 people were evacuated and 14 residents died.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
NC Reaches A Transgender Law Agreement-
An agreement over North Carolina's transgender bathroom rules is being reviewed by a federal judge. The settlement proposal would allow transgender people to use the bathroom matching their gender identity.
*The Blues beat the Blackhawks 5-2