Things you should know today: 8/25/17


Witness: Charleston gunman declared ‘There’s a new boss’

Grace Beahm Alford
Members of the SWAT team gather on Vanderhorst Street as they respond to a shooting and hostage situation at Virginia’s on King Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Charleston, S.C. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg says a hostage situation in a Charleston, South Carolina, restaurant has ended with the gunman being shot by police. (Grace Beahm Alford /The Post And Courier via AP)

The gunman who fatally shot one and took another hostage in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday was a disgruntled employee and not a terrorist said Charleston Mayor John Tecklenberg.

Texas prepares as Harvey strengthens to Category 2 storm

Stuart Villanueva
A map of the Texas Coast is projected on a screen as Deb Nowinski, a disability integration coordinator, gives information to a caller regarding the approach of Hurricane Harvey at the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management Emergency Operations Center in Dickinson, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

Hurricane Harvey continues to gain strength as the storm moves closer to the coast of Texas. Forecasters have urged that preparations and evacuations “should be rushed to completion.”

Benches clear in Tigers-Yankees brawl

Arguing turned into brawling as both teams exchanged punches during a Tigers-Yankees game on Thursday.


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