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Sunshine & clouds today the high is 50

LOCAL

One person was shot at the Brentwood Metrolink last night around 9:30pm.  Reports say one man was talking to another man that he knew. The conversation about something personal got heated and one man shot the other. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening wounds. The suspect left the scene before officers arrived.

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*The PowerPlex Plans are set to be a announced this morning. The building will be a major amateur sports complex in the area. 

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NATIONAL

*A strong earthquake rattled the border region of Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 300 people and injuring many more.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake had a magnitude of 7.3 and caused major structural damage. The agency issued a statement that said, "Significant casualties and damage are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread." 

(Fox News)

*A history of mental health issues no longer automatically disqualifies you from joining the Army.

An unannounced policy change in August allows potential recruits with a history of “self-mutilation,” bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse to seek a waiver. The ban was put in place in 2009 after a rash of suicides among troops.

The Army has been struggling to meet recruitment goals. 2017's quota is 80,000 recruits -- that's 11,000 more than 2016. 

(USA Today)


DNC Head Wants To Focus On Pressing Matters, Not Impeachment-

The leader of the Democratic National Party says now is not the time to be pressing for impeachment of President Trump as some big party donors want.  Tom Perez told ABC's "This Week" that some people like environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer can spend their money how they please. He added things like paid commercials aimed at impeaching Trump are not the focus for the DNC right now. Perez says he applauds Steyer's efforts in investing money to help get Democrats in office.

Perez says that instead of impeachment he's focused on good jobs for folks and healthcare for all. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is on the same page, just days earlier she said the focus would be on the tax bill and not impeachment.

Source: The Hill


U.S. Investigators Are On The Ground In Niger-

American officials are on the ground in Niger [[ nye-JEHR ]] investigating the ambush and killing of four U.S. soldiers last month.

CNN reports that a joint U.S. African Command and Niger military team was at the village where the attack happened to gather information from locals. They're also retracing the American soldiers' actions before the attack.

Another part of the agenda is looking at how Sergeant La David Johnson was separated from the group during the ambush. His body was found over a mile away and reportedly, his hands were bound.

The investigation is one of three looking into the tragedy.Source: CNN




SPORTS

*They lost on Saturday 5-2 to the Islanders, they do play tonight against the Flames....ALSO they may announce the sight of their new practice facility.

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