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WEATHER

*Sunny today the high is 57


LOCAL

 *A judge will review the lawsuit the City & County of St. Louis, and the St. Louis Convention and Sports Complex Authority filed against the NFL and all 32 teams. It's a 52 page lawsuit that was filed in April 2017 that alleges the NFL did not follow it's own relocation guidelines and requirements with the St. Louis Rams.  The judge has said he would not issue a ruling today. 

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*If you are traveling over the Poplar tonight allow some extra time. MODOT is closing parts of it at 8pm.  They are closing all lanes of eastbound Interstate 44/northbound Interstate 55 south of the Poplar Street Bridge.  At that time, crews will also close Interstate 44 at the exit to 7th and Park/Broadway.  All of the closures will be marked by a detour to direct drivers around the closures.  All lanes of expected to reopen by 7 p.m. Saturday.

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NATIONAL

U.S. Diplomatic Posts Go On High Alert-

U.S. diplomatic posts are on high alert as President Trump considers recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“CBS News” says U.S. officials have confirmed that a security alert was sent out Wednesday to American posts in Muslim countries as a precautionary matter. One official said Trump's retweets of anti-Muslim videos have added to the security concerns.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has raised concerns about potential security threats to U.S. personnel if Trump makes that decision. Officials tell CBS News that the White House might put out a statement on Jerusalem by Wednesday. A U.S. official also says the decision may violate federal law.

Source: CBS News


Report: War, Hunger And Extremist Violence To Escalate For 2018-

A new report says war, hunger and extremist violence around the world will get worse in 2018.

A Geneva think-tank released a report yesterday that examines the current humanitarian crises in 18 countries and makes predictions for next year. The report says violence and insecurity will likely increase in Afghanistan, Libya, Ethiopia, Mali, Somalia, Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018. It said there will be a greater risk of famine in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Poor water, sanitation and health facilities could make ongoing cholera epidemics even worse in Nigeria, Congo and Yemen.

The report by the nonprofit ACAPS organization says the number of refugees will continue to rise in 2018, especially in central Africa and Iraq. It also says upcoming elections in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Venezuela and South Sudan are more likely to spur violence then lead to stability.

Source: Weekly Observer


Rare Earthquake Rocks The Mid-Atlantic-

There are no reports of injuries or damage after a 4.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Delaware. It was centered about eight miles northeast of Dover and the rumbling shook much of the mid-Atlantic, including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. earthquakes are rare in that part of the country.

Dover Air Force Base was near the epicenter, but didn’t sustain any damage. Many stunned people came out of buildings expecting to see issues, but all was well.

In 2011 a magnitude 5.8 quake hit Virginia, with shaking reported as far as the New York-Canada border.

Source: ABC Philadelphia


Senate Ethics Committee Investigates Franken-

The Senate Ethics Committee says it's opened a preliminary probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against Senator Al Franken.

Several women have come forward accusing the Minnesota Democrat of inappropriate behavior. Among those was radio host Leeann Tweeden, who said Franken forcibly kissed her during a USO tour to the Middle East in 2006 before he was elected to the Senate. She also said he groped her while she was asleep. Other women said Franken grabbed them without their permission, including the Army vet we told you about earlier.

Several Minnesota politicians say Franken should resign as he is held to a higher standard. 

Source: Star Tribune


SPORTS

*The Blues take on the L.A. Kings tonight at the Scottrade Center

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