News Wrap: Typhoon kills 45, strands residents in eastern China

News Wrap: Typhoon kills 45, strands residents in eastern China


AMNA NAWAZ: Air traffic in Hong Kong was brought
to a ground stop after a fourth day of protests
inside the international airport.
More than 150 flights were canceled.
Thousands of anti-government
demonstrators occupied the terminal, holding
signs and chanting calls for democratic reforms.
They’re
demanding the resignation of the territory’s
chief executive Carrie Lam, and an investigation
into police use
of force.
We’ll have more on this after the news summary.
The Trump administration finalized rollbacks
on the Nixon-era Endangered Species Act today.
The
changes end automatic end automatic endangered
specifies protections for those classified
as threatened.
They’ll also allow economic cost to factor
into whether or not a species should be protected.
Conservation
groups and at least 10 attorneys general have
warned the move could put more wildlife at
risk for
extinction.
We’ll take a closer look at the impact of
today’s rollback later in the program.
In economic news: a sell-off in the banking
and technology sectors caused stocks to plunge
on Wall Street
today.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 391
points to close at 25,896.
The Nasdaq fell more than 95
points, and the S&P 500 slid 36.
In Eastern China, meanwhile, the death toll
from a weekend typhoon has now risen to at
least 45 people.
Rescue workers are still evacuating residents
stranded in buildings after their streets
were submerged by
floodwaters.
Crews have been working to clean up debris
left behind.
Meanwhile, in southern India, days of torrential
rain and mudslides have now killed nearly
100 people and
displaced 400,000 others.
In the worst-hit state of Kerala, muddy water
filled the roads as rescue workers
in boats helped people evacuate.
At least one crocodile found refuge on the
roof of a submerged home.
AJEET PATTANKUDI, RESCUED LOCAL (through translator):
It has been at least five to six days.
Everybody is stuck in flooded villages.
Animals and others all are stuck there.
People are facing a lot of
problems.
Water has come from all directions.
Water has entered all the houses.
AMNA NAWAZ: Local officials in the state of
Karnataka said the flooding was the worst
they’ve seen in
45 years.
In Congo, two experimental drugs are showing
promise in the fight against Ebola.
They’re part of a clinical
trial that began last November.
The therapies are the first of their kind
to treat patients who’ve already
contracted the highly contagious disease.
People who received the drugs shortly after
becoming infected
had a 90 percent survival rate.
The Ebola outbreak in Congo killed more than
1,800 people over the past
year.
Back in this country, a friend of a gunman
who killed nine people outside of bar in Dayton,
Ohio, told
investigators he purchased the body armor
and ammunition that were used in the rampage.
Federal
prosecutors unsealed charges against Ethan
Kollie today.
But they emphasized there was no evidence
Kollie knew about the shooter’s plans.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BENJAMIN GLASSMAN, U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE SOUTHERN
DISTRICT OF OHIO: In the
course of this ongoing investigation into
the August 4th shooting, anyone who is discovered
to have any
criminal culpability for any act that is ultimately
discovered through the investigation or contributed
in any
way to the events on August 4 is going to
be held criminally responsible.
AMNA NAWAZ: Kollie was charged today with
lying on a federal firearms form used for
an unrelated
gun purchase.
Also today, lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby
appeared before a Pennsylvania appeals court
today, in a bid
to overturn his sexual assault conviction.
They argued a judge denied Cosby a fair trial
by letting
additional accusers testify in a case that
concerned only one allegation.
The 82-year-old Cosby is now
serving a prison sentence of three to 10 years
for drugging and assaulting a woman in 2004.
A decision on
the appeal is not expected for several months.
Still to come on the “NewsHour”: how will
the Chinese government respond to protestors
in Hong Kong
shutting down a major airport; questions and
conspiracy theories in the wake of billionaire
sex offender
Jeffrey Epstein’s death; the Trump administration
moves to radically reduce the amount of legal
immigration to the U.S.; Democratic hopefuls
head to the storied Iowa state fair and our
politics Monday
team examines the state of the race.
Plus much more

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