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Hurricane Florence is. Now a category. Four storm and is expected to bring heavy surf and high water levels by Wednesday along the south east. Coast ambulance. Christopher Joyce reports on the storm's progress meteorologists say Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward North Carolina and Virginia. Well, it may moderate once it hits the coast, high winds pose a serious threat to life and property. In addition, the National Hurricane Center warns of storm surge that could be several feet high even more worrisome experts say is the potential for the storm to stall once it works its way over land that could drop more than two feet of rain in some places cause flash flooding hurricane this strong. So far north is rare climate scientists say Florence has potential to cause flooding is due in part to a warmer Atlantic Ocean and atmosphere caused by global warming. Christopher Joyce NPR news and official with the US business group says. Chinese regulators are putting off accepting license application from some American financial service companies and other firms as of two countries try to resolve a worsening trade battle, the disclosure, one of the first confirmations of fears. The trade dispute could disrupt US access to Chinese markets and vice versa. Still. Some Chinese leaders have been trying to smooth over some of the worst aspects of the trade fight kind. Exxon Mobil still has plans for a ten billion dollar project in southern China. US intelligence considers Russia to be the main suspect in a series of mysterious attacks on US personnel in China and Cuba. That's according to reports today from NBC news as NPR's Barbara spot reports it's prompting calls from Capitol Hill for an investigation. More than two dozen US government workers have been injured in a series of unexplained attacks in Cuba and China in each case. The victim heard strange sounds the US reportedly believes Russia is the main suspect and that it may have used new electromagnetic weapons in a state. Senator Jeanne Shaheen says she is quote horrified by the nature and extent of these assaults. The New Hampshire democrat is calling for a congressional investigation and says that Republicans and Democrats must be United in condemning these attacks. The State Department says its investigation is quote ongoing and that there is no determination on who. Or what is responsible for the health attacks fibrous front NPR news, Washington, the number of job openings in July, moved higher with more Americans also voluntarily quitting their positions in an indication. They feel confident about finding another job that's based on the Labor Department's monthly job openings in labor. Turnover survey known as jolts for short government says job openings or measure of labor demand. Rough by one hundred seventeen thousand to a seasonally adjusted six point nine million in July stocks gained ground today. The Dow was one hundred thirteen points to twenty five thousand nine hundred seventy one the NASDAQ was up forty eight points. This is NPR from. We d- news. I'm Jeremy Siegel to new San Francisco police commissioners were named today giving the oversight body. It's full seven members for the first time since April cake, you read he's Alexander reports. Commissioners have been scraping by sometimes unable to meet waiting for these new appointees. Tamale Taylor is a former state and federal prosecutor and now offensive attorney. She says learning about systemic problems in the SF PD which culminated in a review by the US department of Justice was heartbreaking because I do hold law enforcement to a very high standard. And know how important it is. For our officers to be guardians to be protectors. Marc communities that to me is the role city supervisors also approved the appointment of Dion J Brooker whose experience includes working with a nonprofit providing job training to kids in the Bayview, hunters point neighborhoods Brookshire and Taylor were appointed to four year terms. I'm Alex Emslie news. The Oakland fire department is investigating the cause. Of an early morning blaze at one of the city's largest homeless encampments today at least thirty seven people were displaced from their tense under the twenty third avenue bridge at east twelfth street. Melinda mean says she was awakened by the blaze in escape barefoot as it spread to her tent. I saw big orange light. And then I felt the heat in serious got up got my phone. Just ran out in got nothing else to pass the Renault fatalities from the fire, but a man was found dead and another area of the encampment. The coroner's office is looking into the cause of that death, which thirties say was unrelated to the fire in may have happened earlier. I'm.

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