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LOCAL

*A big road construction project begins today on 44 in Fenton and will be going on for the next 3 years.  MODOT close one lane to replace the westbound and eastbound I-44 bridges over the Meramec River in the Fenton area.

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*Doctors recommend a flu shot and you can get one for free today  Barnes-Jewish Hospital will provide flu shots at several of their locations while supplies last.

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NATIONAL

U.S. And Canada Agree On Terms To Replace NAFTA - 

The U.S. and Canada are agreeing on new trade terms for a deal that will replace NAFTA.

The new agreement is called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The deal will give U.S. farmers access to the Canadian dairy market. The U.S. is also relenting on auto tariffs against Canada. A joint statement from the U.S. and Canada said the deal will result in freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth.

President Trump first came to an agreement with Mexico and threatened to make it a unilateral deal if Canada didn’t come on board. NAFTA is blamed, by the administration, for the loss of thousands of jobs.

The agreement could be signed by all three countries by the end of November.

Source: NBC News


Drunk Driver Allegedly Strikes And Injures Boy Scouts

Police say a Long Island, New York drunk driver is responsible for landing five Boy Scouts in the hospital.

One of the five was critically injured. Officials say 59-year-old Thomas Murphy of Holbrook was driving southbound on David Terry Road in Manorville over the weekend when he plowed into the five scouts from Troop 161. One of the boys was taken by helicopter to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. The other four were taken there by ambulance for treatment. Murphy has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

Source: NBC New York


KAVANAUGH INVESTIGATION: Democrats Warning Constraints Could Make It a "Farce"

Democrats are concerned that the FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces constraints that could turn it into a "farce."

According to officials, what's being called a "limited" supplemental background check could be wrapped up by Monday morning, after the interviews with four potential witnesses are completed. Those four people are Kavanaugh's high school friends Mark Judge and P.J. Smyth; Leland Keyser, a high school friend Kavanaugh accuser, Christine Blasey Ford; and Deborah Ramirez, another of Kavanaugh's accusers.

Yet, new information continues to surface. Another one of Kavanaugh's classmates at Yale has come forward, saying that his testimony about his use of alcohol when he was a student wasn't accurate.

North Carolina college professors Chad Ludington said he often saw Kavanaugh "staggering from alcohol consumption" while they were students. Ludington planned to share his account with the FBI in Raleigh, North Carolina on Monday. A spokesman for the White House had no comment on the latest allegations. 

Source: The New York Times


“Intentional” Car Explosion Rocks Allentown, PA - 

Authorities say three men, including who they believe to be the suspect, are dead after an "intentional" car explosion in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In a news conference yesterday, Allentown Chief of Police Tony Alsleben said the FBI, ATF and Allentown Police Department are working together to determine a motive behind the explosion.

The blast happened Saturday night around 9:30. Authorities believe it was an isolated incident and there's no ongoing threat to the public. The detonation happened about a block away from the PPL Center, which was hosting a hockey game.

Allentown Mayor Ray O'Connell said the investigation is very complicated and asked for the public's patience as authorities pursue leads. 

Source: Allentown Call


California Brings Back Net Neutrality And The DOJ Sues -

 California just enacted the strongest net neutrality protections in the country and the DOJ is not happy.

The Justice Department is suing California to block the state's new net neutrality law. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the law violates the Constitution because states don't have the authority to regulate interstate commerce. California Governor Jerry Brown signed that measure into law Sunday. It blocks internet providers from slowing down access or from charging streaming companies more to deliver faster service.

California took action on net neutrality after the Trump administration rolled back Obama-era protections. More states are crafting similar legislation. 

Source: Los Angeles Times


Lifestyle

California Passes Law Requiring Companies To Have Women On Their Board Of Directors - 

It’s well known that California is one to pass laws that buck the system.

One law is being cheered by woman’s advocates. Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that makes California the first state to require publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on the Board of Directors. The only covers California based companies and there would need to be up to three females on the boards by 2021.

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson authored the bill, SB 826. She believes women tend to be more collaborative and are better at multitasking and having more women in power also could help reduce sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.

In case you didn’t know, some European countries, including Norway and France, already mandate that corporate boards include women.

Source: New York Post


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