--Matthew is now 125 mph winds gusting to 155 and is about 60 miles south-southeast of Nassau Bahamas or 255 miles southeast of West Palm Beach. Take a look at the satellite below, we can see the tightening of the of the eye, this means its getting stronger as it’s moving towards Nassau Bahamas this morning. As of now national hurricane center does not make landfall in Florida but the eye comes really close. Hurricane center forecasters say that the storm could be as strong as 145 mph, Category 4, as it nears Florida with higher gusts.
--Well more than a million are being told to evacuate, or prepare to, as Hurricane Matthew edges toward the southeastern US. The storm with winds of 120 miles an hour was expected to hit the Bahamas early Thursday, and reach Florida's east coast in the afternoon. A blunt warning from the National Weather Service: "Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury, loss of life, or immense human suffering." Airlines have canceled flights and Florida's governor has activated 15-hundred National Guard, and closed state offices in more than 2 dozens counties.
--With Haiti’s formal request for assistance the US military is sending nine helicopters and 100 personnel that will arrive in Port au Prince on Thursday.
--Donald Trump rates his running mate's debate performance "the single most decisive victory in the history of Vice Presidential debates." Tim Kaine says he's gotten "dinged" for interrupting too much during the VP debate, but he says Mike Pence could not defend Trump. Hillary Clinton says she looks forward to next Sunday's debate.
--No public events for Clinton and Trump. Kaine speaks in Pittsburgh and Vegas. Pence has 2 appearances in Pennsylvania.
--Trump tries to instruct Reno residents how to properly pronounce the name of their state.
Is Samsung's solution the same as the problem? What's thought to be a replacement phone for the troublesome Note 7 began smoking on a Southwest Airlines flight. Samsung and Consumer Product Safety Commission investigators were heading to Louisville to inspect the phone.
National security agency contractor Harold Thomas Martin is in custody--arrested on charges of stealing highly-classified information and storing it at his home and in his car.
CA OFFICER KILLED
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sergeant died after being shot during a deputy-involved shooting in Lancaster, California. The department identified him as Steve Owen, 53, a 29-year veteran of the department. Owen and another deputy had responded to a burglary call. The suspect tried to take his patrol car - but got into a gun battle with deputies - ran away on foot... Broke into another home - took hostages and was eventually shot and arrested.
A landmark international deal to combat climate change -- going into effect. The Paris Agreement, which forces countries to come up with concrete plans to curb rising global temperatures, signed last month by top emitters U-S and China.. becoming official Wednesday as more countries came on board. President Obama calls the deal the 'best shot' to 'save the one planet we've got.' The deal takes effect 30 days after adopted - Nov. 4, 2016.
NJ TRAIN CRASH
The NTSB holds a news conference in Washington DC to update the investigation into last week's deadly commuter train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey
JOB SKILLS (EMBARGOED TIL 10/6 10AM ET)
A huge shift in the labor market with the US moving from an industrial to a knowledge-based economy. A new Pew Research Center report shows more workers in jobs requiring above average education - with the vast majority of US workers believing new skills and training are key to future success in the workplace.
Three high school football teams have forfeited games rather than play against Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington... The athletic director of Granite Falls High School says it's a matter of player safety... they're "looking at the difference in size and how big these kids are." Archbishop Murphy outscored opponents 170-0 in thier first 3 games.