Wednesday, September 12, 2018

posted by Scott Fitzgerald - 

Over the weekend two males enter an Auburn, Washington gas station when one of them snatches what looks like a pepperoni stick and starts to eat it.  The store clerk tries to get one of them to pay for it.  Shortly after one of them gives the clerk a dollar bill, said clerk returns to the counter when he appears to suffer a heart attack.  That's when the unthinkable happens.  See for yourself in today's "Video of the Day"

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued what he called a first-of-its-kind mandatory evacuation order for North Carolina's fragile barrier islands from one end of the coast to the other. Typically, local governments in North Carolina make the call on evacuations.  "We've seen nor'easters and we've seen hurricanes before," Cooper said, "but this one is different."  Joe heads to Wilmington, NC for an update from ABC's Jim Ryan.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote as early as tomorrow on the Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination.  What are the chances he could be confirmed in time for the start of the new Supreme Court session on October first? NBC News Radio's Bill Zimpfer is following and breaks it down with Joe.

"Halloween" and Jamie Lee Curtis are back, plus a bit of chin lettuce on Jeopardy has the internet buzzing.  That and more in today's Entertainment News with Jason Nathanson!

Apple holds its annual launch event today from the 1,000 seat Steve Jobs Theater located underground on its Cupertino campus. If the rumor mill and recently leaked press photos are to be believed, the company may introduce as many as three new iPhones at the event.  Tech experts say we could get our first glimpse at the 4th generation Apple Watch, some software updates and perhaps find out if the long-teased Air Power wireless charging mat will finally go on sale.  ABC's Alex Stone will be there and previews with Joe!

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released its annual Cancer Progress Report, noting good news achieved through federally-funded research. Data shows that the cancer death rate among adults in this country declined 26% in the fourteen years leading up to 2015. The FDA approved 22 new cancer treatments in just the last year, with many therapies tailored to precise genetic targets. But the report also highlighted an ongoing challenge in cancer care: not everyone is reaping the benefits. One example: the HPV vaccine (the one given to children) could prevent almost all cases of cervical cancer, but fewer than 50% of adolescents are up to date with these shots. Inequalities in cancer diagnosis and outcomes persist in racial groups. Using breast cancer as an example, Black and Latina women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at an advanced stage than their white counterparts (partially for genetic reasons). Women in same-sex relationships are also twice as likely to die of breast cancer than women with a male partner. The AACR predicts that, due to an aging population, there will be a 40% increase in new cancer cases by 2035, so more progress is needed.  ABC's Cheri Preston is following and joins Joe to break it down.

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