The Rundown: Top headlines today: Aug. 24, 2020

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Transcript for The Rundown: Top headlines today: Aug. 24, 2020
From from from. As tropical storm Markel weekends sword isn't ready to storm surge along the Gulf Coast it's a temporary relief for Louisiana. But officials see tropical storm more humble gathered hurricane strength hitting the Gulf Shores with a wallop. And that is going to be raising their traditional. The storm is already planned the Caribbean Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Leading at least eight people dead authorities telling residents in secret shelter a friend's house. Several large facilities. Congress can shelter who remain a last resort. For anyone who needs you love evacuate. And I did not direct the removal of blue collection boxes the more the removal of mail processing and went on Capitol Hill another day of grilling of former postmaster general Lewis didn't joy withholding information from us. Concealing documents for you and downplaying. The damage that your causing the Democrat house. Oversight and reform committee chairwoman Carolyn Maloney he's alleging did joy is instituting a series of changes in order to aid president trumps reelection chances. We're Democrats forever hated that makes this conspiracy theory Republicans. Saying every postmaster general makes these kinds of operational changes. California keeps fighting a battle against wildfires that have burned nearly a million acres across this state. And forced more than a 100000 people most of leader. Holmes the second. The third largest fires in California history in the month running around us at the moment. Fires killing a seventy year old man firefighters. Are working around the clock. Police sources are stretched thin and new lightning storms are forecast and made this situation worse each. And every county is now on high alert. Empty handed storm that's coming and he'd have a little personnel because there are minimal and other incidents. Kerry trying to defend Scott Peterson calcium. After nearly fifteen years on death row convicted killer Scott Peters and won't be put to death. A California appeals court overturned his death sentence but the guilty verdicts still stands. Peterson has been behind bars for murdering his wife Lacey and their unborn son on Christmas Eve in 2002. And their bodies dumped in the San Francisco today the California State Supreme Court found judicial in the air during sentencing prosecutors can refile Oakland California hasn't executed anyone since 2006. Talk about a mistake but I'm funeral home in Michigan discovered in the most shocking and weighs a woman declared dead. And he was actually alive. A funeral home in Southfield Michigan was preparing the twenty year old who for her final resting place when workers realized she was still breathing. This was a shock to them because she had been officially pronounced dead have to firefighters responding to a 911 call and found her unresponsive and not breathing. We'll ask what they thought. After the funeral workers realize mistake they're called EMS again she was taken a hospital the woman is getting a second lease on life now the case now under investigation determined the first responders followed proper protocols.

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