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The hurricane is expected to cross over Haiti on Tuesday en route to Cuba and the Bahamas. Flooding and extreme rainfall and wind are expected in those countries as well. Jamaica, initially forecast to bear the brunt of the damage, appears to have been spared the worst of the hurricane.
--The Governor of Florida has declared a state of emergency as the storm moves further north.

VOTE 2016
--Vice presidential nominees Mike Pence and Tim Kaine take the debate stage in Farmville, Virginia Tuesday night.
--In the wake of a New York Times report over the weekend that appears to show Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 tax returns and raised questions about how much federal income tax he paid, the Republican presidential nominee on Monday boasted in Colorado that he has used the country's tax laws "brilliantly."  Trump campaigns in Arizona Tuesday.
--Hillary Clinton slammed Trump Monday in Ohio over the report that he could have avoided paying any federal income tax for nearly two decades.  Clinton campaigns in Pennsylvania Tuesday.

- Addressing the high rate of suicide among veterans Monday morning in Virginia, Donald Trump pointed to the effects of post-traumatic stress: "some of these people have seen're strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can't handle it." Critics say that by using the word "strong," Trump painted vets suffering from PTSD as "weak" -- contributing to the perception that the disorder is simply a matter of willpower. Trump's larger point, that mental health would be a major focus in his administration received applause from the audience in the room.
"Where the hell is he from?" Vice President Joe Biden criticized Trump’s comments about veterans with PTSD in Florida, saying it shows he’s "completely uninformed.” 

President Obama participated in a discussion on climate changer at the White House's South By South Lawn festival Monday night with Academy Award winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Toronto Blue Jays host the Baltimore Orioles for the one-game American League Wildcard Game. Game gets underway at 8pm ET.

A memorial service for Arnold Palmer will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 4 at St. Vincent's College Basilica in Latrobe, Pa., chairman of Arnold Palmer Enterprises announced Monday. Palmer was born in Latrobe and split his time between Pennsylvania and Orlando. He died September 25th at the age of 87.  

Video footage reviewed by investigators supported police officers' version of separate shootings that left two suspects dead in South Los Angeles over the weekend, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said.
Speaking at a news conference Monday morning at the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, Beck described the circumstances that led to officers fatally shooting 18-year-old Carnell Snell Jr. on Saturday afternoon and an unidentified man on Sunday afternoon.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is promising "significant" disclosures on subjects including the U.S. election and Google in the coming weeks as the organization marks its 10th anniversary. Assange, speaking by video link to an anniversary news conference in Berlin, said Tuesday that WikiLeaks plans to start a series of publications this week, but wouldn't specify the timing and subject.

The defense will make its opening statement Tuesday morning. Defense Attorney Maddox Kilgore says he'll speak to jurors for about an hour and 45 minutes. Kilgore maintains that Cooper's death was a tragic accident. After the defense's opening statement, Cobb County Officer Jacquelyn Piper is expected to take the stand as a witness for the state. She was the first person to encounter Harris on the scene of his son's death and previously testified he was acting violent toward the police and refused to get off the phone.

Ex-Fox News star Andrea Tantaros is speaking out about former boos Roger Ailes and the lead up to her demotion – claiming the show is steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny.

The manhunt continues for the gang of thieves that robbed Kim Kardashian in Paris.  Five people dressed as police officers managed to make their way into the hotel. From that group, sources tell us, two made their way up to Kardashian's apartment and carried out the robbery…by tying her up at gunpoint and then locking her inside the bathroom . Questions remain as to whether there was closed circuit security cameras inside the courtyard to capture the robbery and robbers.  And a Paris police spokeswoman said “clearly when you have a star like Kim Kardashian who has…more than 48 million followers on Twitter think this could have happened abroad just as easily as in Paris….it was the celebrity who was targeted with possessions that had been seen and noticed via social media and it was these good the attackers targeted.”

Sam Sotoodeh and Barzeen Soroudi rushed the Dancing With The Stars stage during the live season premiere broadcast following a Ryan Lochte performance.  When released from  jail on $1000 bond they said they believe Lochte to be a charlatan, a liar, not a hero, and a criminal under Brazilian law.  They appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday.