1. A student opened fire at a high school in a tiny town south of Spokane Wednesday, killing one student who tried to stop him, injuring three others and sending worried parents to the school in a frenzied rush, authorities said.
The suspect, who a classmate described as being obsessed with previous school shootings, was taken into custody. The wounded victims were expected to survive, officials said. (WGME)
2. Eight patients at a Hollywood, Florida nursing home died in Hurricane Irma’s aftermath as the state battles new hazards, including oppressive heat, brush-clearing accidents and lethal fumes from generators. (WGME)
3. The International Olympic Committee put the rubber stamp on a pre-determined conclusion Wednesday, giving Paris the 2024 Games and LA the 2028 Games in a history-making vote. The decision marks the first time the IOC has granted two Summer Olympics at once. (WGME)
4. A new lawsuit accuses Poland Spring water of deceiving customers by putting the words “100 percent natural spring water” on product labels. The federal class-action lawsuit in Maine targets corporate parent Nestle Waters North America, which is accused of bottling water from wells and municipal sources that don’t meet the federal definition of spring water. New York attorney Gregory Nespole said Tuesday that consumers paid a premium for spring water and received “common groundwater.” A similar federal lawsuit was filed last month in Connecticut. A Nestle Waters official called the new lawsuit filed Friday a “copycat” that’s likely based on the same “meritless claims” as the earlier lawsuit. (BDN)
5. It’s National Eat A Hoagie Day. The grinder, the sub and the hero, the po’boy and the Italian sandwich along with the torpedo are all recognized on National Eat a Hoagie Day on September 14. (NDC)
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