News You Need: Hurricane Florence



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*The annual "March To Honor The Victims of September 11th" begins at exactly 9:11 a.m. The 21 mile memorial march starts at Mike Duffy’s on Clayton Road just off of 141 in Town And Country and ends at the Gateway Arch.  Today marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept 11th attacks

*The seventh annual Brevity Fitness 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Cahokia Mounds will kick off 5 p.m.


There Are More Storms Than Florence In The Atlantic -

 Everyone may be buzzing about Hurricane Florence getting ready for a U.S. landfall, but there are more storms brewing in the Atlantic.

First up, hurricane Isaac. He is a minor storm and will approach Puerto Rico on Thursday. Luckily, it will be below hurricane force when it gets there. The there’s Helen. She’s a good sized storm, but won’t threaten the U.S. There is another disturbance close to the coast, but it looks as if the impact won’t be big and it won’t be named.

In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Olivia, once a hurricane, is headed to Hawaii but isn’t expected to pack a punch.

Welcome to peak cyclone season.

Source: CNN

The Vatican is Expected To Respond To Blistering Letter About Abuse Cover Ups - 

After keeping silent during the release of a scathing letter, the pope may be preparing to talk.

Top advisers for Pope Francis say the Vatican is preparing to respond to bombshell accusations made by an Italian archbishop. In an 11-page statement published in August, archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò accused the pontiff of covering up sexual misconduct by former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Pope Francis has refused to comment on Viganò's statement, and said the statement speaks for itself. The 88-year-old McCarrick resigned in July after being accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy nearly 50 years ago.

A Vatican investigation onto McCarricks’ rise to power is being requested.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Protesters March Through Downtown Dallas - 

Protesters are calling for justice after an unarmed black man was fatally shot by a Texas police officer.

At least 100 protesters marched through Downtown Dallas yesterday, demanding justice in the death of 26-year-old Botham Jean. As we told you, Officer Amber Guyger was arrested over the weekend on a manslaughter charge after shooting Jean inside his apartment last week. She claimed she thought she was in her own apartment when she came across the victim.

The protesters stopped at the apartment where Jean was shot, then started towards I-30. That’s where police stopped them from disrupting traffic by shooting what appeared to be peeper pellets at the crowd. 

Source: CBS Dallas

Trump Gets New Letter From Kim Jong Un - 

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump has received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

At the White House yesterday, Sanders called it a warm and positive letter that raises the possibility of a second summit with Trump. Negotiations over denuclearization have hit some rough patches since the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore happened in June.

The administration is said to be looking at planning the second summit. 

Source: Reuters

SEPTEMBER 11TH: Trump in Pennsylvania

President Trump takes on the role of consoler-in-chief today.

He and first lady Melania Trump will be in western Pennsylvania today at a 9/11 memorial ceremony near Shanksville, where one of the four hijacked planes crashed after a struggle with passengers. He'll deliver a formal speech, and the ceremony will include the sounds of the Tower of Voices, a 93-foot structure with a distinct wind chime for each passenger aboard United flight 93.

In New York, a ceremony at the World Trade Center memorial will keep with tradition: no speeches, and a reading of each of the names of the more than 2900 people who perished in the collapse. 

Source: USA Today


Move Over Pumpkin Spice, Here Comes Maple Flavoring -

 If you’re bored with the whole pumpkin spice movement, here’s a new flavor for you.

Maple flavored products are starting to pop up and we took notice. So, if you are in the mood for change, try these delish products.

  • Trader Joe’s Maple Leaf Cookies.
  • Maple butter.
  • Maple cotton candy.
  • Starbucks maple pecan muffin.
  • Halo Top vanilla maple vegan ice cream.
  • Brach’s maple candy corn!
  • Krispy Kreme maple iced glazed donut.

Source: Bustle

Study: E-Cigs Deliver Cancer Causing Chemicals Into The Body - 

A new study on e-cigarette use shows that a significant amount of cancer-causing chemicals are absorbed into the body while vaping.

Researchers at the Desert Research Institute and the University of Nevada analyzed the breath of 12 people before and after vaping to determine how much the concentration of aldehydes in the breath would increase.

The researchers found that the concentration was over 10 times higher after normal vaping behavior. They suggest that those cancer-causing chemicals are being absorbed by the lungs and respiratory tract.

Source: Eurekalert


*The Cards beat the Pirates 8-7, they play them again today at 7:15pm

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