Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Clinton Maintains Six-Point Buffer Over Trump: Poll
Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump remains steady at 6 points, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. Clinton currently enjoys 48 percent support while Trump maintains 42 percent — the same margin as last week. The poll was conducted online from August 29 through September 4 among registered voters. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Clinton Suggests Alleged Russian Hacking Is Designed to Help Trump
Hillary Clinton accused Russia of trying to "interfere with our election," suggesting that Moscow's alleged hacking attempts against her party were designed to bolster Donald Trump. According to U.S. officials, Russian intelligence agencies were behind cyber-attacks against the Democratic National Committee in July. Read more in NEWS.
3. Obama, in Laos, Pledges $90 Million to Clear Unexploded Bombs
Acknowledging the scars of a secret war, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the United States has a "moral obligation" to help this isolated Southeast Asian nation heal and vowed to reinvigorate relations with a country with rising strategic importance to the U.S. Read more in NEWS.
4. Philippines Leader: Obama Swear Threat Wasn't Personal
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret Tuesday over his crude remark while referring to President Barack Obama. In a statement read out by his spokesman, Duterte said that while his "strong comments" in response to certain questions by a reporter "elicited concern and distress, we also regret it came across as a personal attack on the U.S. president." Read more in NEWS.
5. British Airways Check-In System Outage Causes Global Delays
Tens of thousands of British Airways passengers experienced long lines and hours-long delays at airports around the world overnight after a computer failure affected check-in systems. Read more in NEWS.
6. Hurricane Newton Bears Down on Mexico's Los Cabos Resorts
Authorities in the southern portion of Mexico's Baja California peninsula ordered schools closed and set up emergency shelters as Hurricane Newton gained strength while bearing down on the twin resorts of Los Cabos for a predicted arrival Tuesday morning. Boat owners pulled fishing craft in from the water and business owners nailed boards and sheets of plywood over windows in Cabo San Lucas, the resort that was hammered by Category 3 Hurricane Odile in 2014. Read more in WEATHER.
7. MMA Fighter's 15-Month-Old on Life Support Following Alleged DUI Crash
A 15-month-old was pronounced brain dead Sunday and died as a result of his injuries after an alleged drunken driver crashed into the baby and his teenage aunt. "I've lost my son but he wasn't in pain," Liam's father Marcus Kowal, a decorated MMA fighter, said. "That's the one thing out of this. He was never in pain. It happened so quickly." Read more at NBC LOS ANGELES.
8. Gator Attack Victim Lane Graves’ Parents Mark His Birthday
The family of Lane Graves, the boy killed by an alligator at a Disney resort in Florida, had been grieving privately, but Saturday, they gathered with friends to celebrate Lane’s “first birthday in heaven.”