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Sylvester Stallone unveiled the first images of John Rambo from the next installment of the "Rambo" franchise.

Posted: Oct 4, 2018 7:03 PM
Updated: Oct 4, 2018 7:03 PM

If you want to sip (or gulp) a drink at the London watering hole just recognized as the world's best bar, you'd better hurry. It's closing soon -- for good.

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1. Brett Kavanaugh

Senators who will decide the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will start reading the report from the FBI's investigation of him this morning. It comes as Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a procedural vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for tomorrow. If that's successful, a final vote could come Saturday. Democrats and others are still grumbling about the FBI inquiry, saying many witnesses who could have possibly corroborated the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh weren't interviewed.

2. South Carolina shooting

One police officer was killed and six other law enforcement officers were injured after a man opened fire on them in Florence, South Carolina. County deputies were executing a search warrant when the man started shooting. "These officers went there unknowing the firepower this suspect had," Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone said. The officer who was killed, Florence Police Officer Terrence Carraway, had just recently been given a pin recognizing 30 years of public service. After a two-hour standoff, the shooting suspect was arrested.

3. Immigration

A federal judge in California has put up a roadblock to one of the Trump administration's immigration initiatives. A preliminary injunction was granted that, for now, stops the government from terminating temporary protected status, known as TPS, for immigrants from Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti and Nicaragua. TPS protects people in the US from having to return to countries hit by war, epidemics and other natural disasters. Trump's administration has worked to end the protections for most immigrants, saying conditions in their home countries had improved. The judge's ruling means the protections continue -- and the immigrants can stay -- while a lawsuit challenging the government's decision works its way through the courts.

4. Saudi Arabia

What happened to Jamal Khashoggi? He's a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of the country's leadership. He went Tuesday to Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, to get paperwork so he could get married. He hasn't been seen since. Saudi officials said he left the consulate soon after getting the paperwork, but Turkish police, after examining surveillance footage, said there's no sign he ever left. His fiancée, who has been outside the building since he went in, fears the worst. With the rise of young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia has taken a hard line against dissenters.

5. US Navy

The Navy may be prepping a major show of force as a warning to China. A draft proposal has been drawn up recommending the US Pacific Fleet conduct a weeklong series of operations in November, US defense officials say. The point of the exercises -- which would involve warships, combat aircraft and troops -- would be to show China and others that the US can counter its enemies quickly on several fronts. Part of the operations would be conducted near China's territorial waters in the South China Sea, putting US ships and planes near Chinese forces.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Good neighbors

Meet the neighbors who've helped a woman who uses a wheelchair get into bed every night -- for 10 years.

Back in business?

Maybe we don't have to grow up after all. The owner of the assets of Toys "R" Us might be bringing the beloved toy company back.

Dancing queen

Nothing says awkward like watching British Prime Minister Theresa May groove to an ABBA song before making a speech.

Aircopter or heliplane?

Check out the new aircraft that flies like a plane but lands like a helicopter.

Hug it out

Science has confirmed what our hearts already know: Hugs really do make us feel better.

A little bit country

Sylvester Stallone movie characters never die. They just keep popping up in sequels. And Sly just gave us a peek at what the new "Rambo" looks like.

TODAY'S NUMBERS

259

The number of people worldwide who've died since 2011 while taking selfies

$100 million

The value of cash reportedly missing from the vaults of Liberia's central bank. But Liberia denies any money is missing.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"Not a hint, not a mention of any impending doom or mayday situation. I did think, 'Gee that's a lot of flashing lights out there,' when we landed."

Liz Hayes, recounting her reaction as a passenger on a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles that issued a mayday call due to low fuel reserves as it approached Australia's busiest airport

AND FINALLY

Meerkat manor

Cuteness alert! A group of baby meerkats gets out to explore the world for the first time. (Click to view.)

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 111322

Reported Deaths: 3202
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Hinds7796173
DeSoto670178
Harrison484483
Jackson435081
Rankin383786
Madison373993
Lee344979
Forrest296377
Jones283782
Washington252197
Lafayette242642
Lauderdale2376131
Lamar217138
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Oktibbeha195854
Neshoba1814111
Lowndes174962
Panola166337
Leflore160787
Sunflower157649
Warren152755
Monroe145972
Pontotoc143819
Pike137256
Lincoln135555
Copiah135036
Marshall134826
Scott123829
Coahoma123436
Grenada120038
Yazoo119333
Simpson118649
Union115225
Holmes113560
Leake113340
Tate113239
Itawamba110424
Pearl River108958
Adams104343
Prentiss102619
Wayne98721
Alcorn96012
George93917
Marion92942
Covington92525
Tippah85921
Newton84427
Chickasaw82625
Winston82221
Tallahatchie81825
Tishomingo79341
Hancock78127
Attala77626
Clarke72349
Clay67621
Jasper67417
Walthall63327
Calhoun61412
Noxubee59617
Smith58316
Claiborne53216
Montgomery52923
Tunica52217
Lawrence49914
Yalobusha49314
Perry48122
Carroll46312
Greene45518
Stone45014
Amite41713
Quitman4146
Humphreys41216
Jefferson Davis39811
Webster36613
Wilkinson33020
Kemper32015
Benton3154
Sharkey27814
Jefferson27010
Franklin2373
Choctaw2036
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 153016

Reported Deaths: 2633
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson22563372
Mobile14335314
Tuscaloosa10023133
Montgomery9759196
Madison904893
Shelby709960
Lee644966
Baldwin640569
Marshall428248
Calhoun412759
Etowah405749
Morgan396833
Houston364632
DeKalb319628
Elmore310752
St. Clair282142
Limestone270828
Walker268892
Talladega258435
Cullman227623
Lauderdale208740
Autauga201029
Jackson200915
Franklin199731
Colbert192228
Russell19053
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Blount184824
Chilton181731
Escambia171328
Coffee16669
Covington166029
Dale163451
Pike130512
Chambers130143
Tallapoosa128686
Clarke127117
Marion104729
Butler99840
Barbour9889
Marengo97221
Winston90413
Geneva8417
Pickens80517
Lawrence80031
Randolph79814
Bibb79114
Hale74529
Cherokee72214
Clay71912
Lowndes70127
Henry6376
Bullock63517
Monroe6319
Washington62212
Crenshaw59330
Perry5806
Wilcox55912
Conecuh55713
Fayette55312
Cleburne5287
Macon52820
Sumter46721
Lamar4565
Choctaw38712
Greene33916
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