Maria to weaken to tropical storm on Tuesday: NHC

Maria to weaken to tropical storm on Tuesday: NHC(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, now a category 1 storm, continues to weaken and will likely become a tropical storm by Tuesday night, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. The hurricane is located about 350 miles (560 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 kph), the NHC said. (Reporting by Karen Rodrigues and Arpan Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)



Barbara Blaine, founder of group for clergy abuse victims, dies at 61

Barbara Blaine, founder of group for clergy abuse victims, dies at 61Blaine suffered a spontaneous coronary artery dissection last Monday, her family said in a statement. Blaine, who was born in Toledo, Ohio, held her first meetings of the Survivors Network of those Abuse by Priests (SNAP) in a homeless shelter that she ran in Chicago. At the time, Blaine was part of the Catholic Worker Movement.



Masked gunman kills woman, wounds several others at Nashville church

Masked gunman kills woman, wounds several others at Nashville churchThe shooter, identified as Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, walked into Nashville's Burnette Chapel Church of Christ wearing a ski mask and opened fire, Metropolitan Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron told reporters. As the church usher grappled with the suspect, he was struck in the head with the gunman's weapon before the suspect fired and wounded himself in the chest, police said. Although injured, the usher, 22-year-old Robert Engle, then retrieved a gun from his vehicle, re-entered the sanctuary and held the suspect at bay until police arrived.



Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games

Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games: - - - Patriots 36, Texans 33 Tom Brady worked his magic again. Down by five points with the ball at his own 25 and 2:24 left, Brady took his team 75 yards, throwing a 25-yard touchdown pass -- his fifth of the game -- to Brandin Cooks with 23 seconds left and then hit Cooks with a two-point conversion to give New England (2-1) the win over Houston. ...



Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban

Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new banPresident Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. Restrictions on citizens from Sudan were lifted. The measures help fulfill a campaign promise Trump made to tighten U.S. immigration procedures and align with his "America First" foreign policy vision.





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