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Deadly tropical storm expected to hit US coast as hurricane​, Harvey Weinstein takes leave of absence over sexual harassment allegations, and more.

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Oct 6 2017, 3:00pm

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US News

Trump to Declare Iran Deal Is Against US Interests
The president is ready to "decertify" the current agreement with Iran intended to curb its nuclear development program, according to anonymous officials. However, Trump is not expected to go so far as proposing Congress reintroduce US sanctions against Iran. The Republican senator Tom Cotton said supporting Trump would show other countries the US was "serious" about wanting to renegotiate the deal.—The Washington Post

NRA Open to Restrictions on Bump Stocks
The National Rifle Association has said the devices used to make semiautomatic weapons fire more rapidly "should be subject to additional regulations." The NRA also recommended the firearm regulator "immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law." Last year, though, an NRA online magazine described the bump stock as "sublime."—VICE News/New York Times

Thousands of DREAMers May Have Missed Deadline to Renew Status
Many of the immigrants permitted to stay in the US under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could be subject to removal after missing a Thursday night renewal deadline. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 40,000 of the 154,200 eligible candidates had not renewed their status two days before the deadline. Legal advocates claim the DHS failed to adequately notify them about the deadline.—VICE News

Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave of Absence Over Sexual Harassment Claims
The Hollywood producer will temporarily step aside from his work after a report revealed decades of sexual harassment allegations against him. Weinstein issued an apology for "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past." The report on the tycoon alleges that at least eight women, including actress Rose McGowan, have received payments to settle sexual misconduct claims. Weinstein's lawyer said "he denies many of the accusations as patently false."—The New York Times

International News

Tropical Storm Leaves at Least 22 Dead in Central America
The latest storm, called Nate, brought devastating landslides and flooding to the region Thursday, killing at least eight people in Costa Rica, at least 11 in Nicaragua, and at least two in Honduras. The storm was expected to strengthen into a Category One hurricane before hitting the southern US coast this weekend.—BBC News

Spain and Catalonia Locked in Standoff
The restive region that includes Barcelona is moving closer to a parliamentary session where it could formally declare independence from Madrid, though the central Spanish government issued an apology for police brutality at last week's referendum in apparent hope of achieving a detente.—Reuters

At Least 16 Killed as Train Crashes into Bus in Russia
A spokesman for Russian Railway explained that a bus had "stalled" before being struck by a train Friday. Authorities said the 56 passengers on the bus were from Uzbekistan, and 16 were killed. None of the train's passengers were hurt.—Sky News

Nobel Peace Prize Given to Anti-Nuclear Weapons Organization
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has won this year's award, the Nobel committee announced Friday. The committee chair said ICAN had played an "inspiring" role in helping establish a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons. One historian said the committee was trying to "send a signal to North Korea and the US."—AP

Everything Else

Cam Newton Apologizes for Sexist Comment
The Carolina Panthers star has expressed his regret over telling reporter Jourdan Rodrigue it was "funny to hear a female" discuss football. "My word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women," said Newton. "Don't be like me; be better than me."—ESPN

'The Late Show' Raises $1 Million for Puerto Rico
Stephen Colbert revealed the huge sum was going to One America Appeal's relief work for the hurricane-hit island. CBS and the Americone Dream Fund donated $1,000 for every star who tweeted a photo from puberty using the #PuberMe hashtag.—The Hollywood Reporter

American Express Sues Iggy Azalea
The financial company claimed the Australian singer has failed to pay a credit card bill amounting to almost $300,000, an allegation to which she did not immediately respond. —People

King Krule Turned Down Kanye West Collaboration
The British artist and producer rejected an invitation to work with Kanye in the studio because he "couldn't be bothered." King Krule, real name Archy Marshall, reportedly doesn't like "the pressure to create on call."—i-D

Pepe the Frog Creator Sues Meme Artist
Matt Furie has filed a lawsuit against Jessica Logsdon, an artist who sells oil paintings based on the now notorious symbol of the alt-right. Furie's lawyer said he wants "to make sure that nobody is using Pepe in connection with hateful messages."—Motherboard

PartyNextDoor Drinks Boiling Water to Look After His Voice
The Canadian artist told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe he quit smoking to take care of his voice. He also shared that he drinks vodka for a "raspy" effect and puts boiling hot water on the back of his tongue to "shock my body."—Noisey

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