Friday September 2, 2016, Top 5 Stories to Start Your Day

Friday September 2, 2016, Top 5 Stories to Start Your Day

Here is a look at what is going on in the world this morning as you head out for the day. Luckily, for many of Americans, the work week is over after today; the weekend takes us in Monday, when we celebrate Labor Day.

1. Hurricane Hermine, upgraded to a category 1 hurricane from tropical storm status, has made landfall in Florida and is moving across the state. Computer models of the storm show that as it makes its way across the state, it will end up hugging the east coast with everyone from Georgia to New York to be affected by the storm with high winds and large totals of rainfall to come.

2. At the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX was preparing for the test firing of its unmanned Falcon rocket when an explosion happened shortly after 9 a.m. when the craft and the main launch pad exploded during the beginning of a routine pre-launch rocket engine test. The blast was felt for miles around the Cape Canaveral site.

3. Donald Trump, the GOP nominee for president, will be visiting a predominantly black church in Detroit this weekend to help gather support for his campaign. According to spokesman Pastor Mark Burns, Trump will be “speaking at the only African American owned and operated national Christian television network, The Impact Network,” on Saturday morning in Detroit. He’ll be interviewed by Wayne Jackson at Great Faith Ministries.

4. An announcement was made about Hillary Clinton’s schedule list from her days as secretary of state. The State Department will release all of Hillary Clinton’s schedules from her time in that position prior to Election Day, speeding up the expected time line officials gave last week.
All of Clinton’s schedules of her meetings as secretary of state will be released before Nov. 8, The Associated Press reports.

5. Hillary Clinton, for a change of pace, will begin taking a member of the press corps with her as she campaigns after the Labor Day weekend. Clinton has been under fire from the media for not holding a formal press conference since December.


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