Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. How Widespread Is Voter Fraud? Fears Are Overblown
Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is widespread. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Clinton Tries to Drive Wedge Between Trump, GOP
In a much-anticipated speech connecting Donald Trump to the hyper nationalistic "alt-right" movement, Hillary Clinton attempted to ensure moderate Republicans never feel comfortable supporting their party's nominee. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Kaine Scoffs at ‘Bigot’ Attack on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’
Sen. Tim Kaine's appearance was his first on late-night television as the Democratic vice presidential nominee, and his nerves showed as he endured questions from Stephen Colbert on everything from Trump to disagreements with Clinton to immigration. Read more in POLITICS.
4. Aftershocks Rattle Rescuers as Italy Quake Toll Rises
The death toll from Italy's devastating earthquake rose on Friday as aftershocks rattled rescuers racing to find survivors. More than 900 aftershocks have followed, sending up clouds of dust and cracking remaining buildings in several stricken towns. Read more in NEWS.
5. U.S. Navy Ship Fires Shots at Iranian ‘Fast’ Boat
The Squall, a patrol craft, and the USS Tempest, were operating in close formation with a Kuwaiti Navy ship in the North Arabian Gulf when the Iranian boat came dangerously close. The Squall fired a few shots into the water as a deterrent. Read more in NEWS.
6. Mouse Study Shows How Zika Is Sexually Transmitted
A new study provides more evidence that the Zika virus spreads sexually, and it might be just as dangerous for babies as if a woman got bitten by a mosquito. Read more in HEALTH.
7. Jury Awards Family $3.5M Over Funeral Home Mix-Up
The family's attorney said the ashes given back to them in a box were not their mother's, and the state of Florida revoked the license for the funeral home permanently. Read more at NBC MIAMI.
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