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TOKYO (AP) — A typhoon has slammed into northern Japan, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami. Typhoon Lionrock made landfall last night near the city of Ofunato, about 310 miles northeast of Tokyo. Even before landfall, the storm paralyzed traffic, caused blackouts and prompted officials to urge residents to evacuate.
HONOLULU (AP) — A hurricane watch is in effect for the Big Island of Hawaii as Hurricane Madeline closes in. Forecasters say the storm should be near or over the Big Island by tomorrow. Right now, Madeline is a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph.
NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is telling state officials to boost their election security after what it describes as a "compromise" of one elections board website and "attempted intrusion activities" in another state's system. State election websites in Illinois and Arizona experienced hack-related shutdowns earlier this summer. In both cases, the parts of the websites affected involved online voter registration.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police in Louisiana say four children listed as missing in California have been found and two adults are under arrest, including a man wanted for alleged lewd acts with a child. State police say they acted on information from the U.S. Marshal's Service and found the six in Acadia Parish early Sunday. The children are 4, 6, 7 and 8 years old. Thirty-seven-year-old Joseph Moreno, was arrested on a warrant out of California. Thirty-seven-year-old Penny Rascon was arrested on a child abduction charge.
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Schools in Baltimore County, Maryland say they'll have to revisit a policy in which dozens of schools without air-conditioning have to close for the day when it gets too hot. The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the school board is expected to revise the policy today. The current policy requires that classes be closed when the heat index is forecast to reach 90 degrees any time during the day. School board member Marisol Johnson says she'll propose cancelling classes only when the heat index is forecast to reach 90 degrees by 11 a.m.
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