We are watching a line of storms moving through the Metroplex this morning and a few light showers across the rest of East Texas. Most of this activity should weaken shortly after sunrise but lingering clouds will help keep temperatures down just a bit today. This afternoon we will see partly cloudy skies with a few isolated showers and high temperatures in the low to middle 90s. A cold front will move through tomorrow bringing some nice changes for our weekend. Details on Good Morning East Texas.
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BUXTON, N.C. (AP) - Tourists along North Carolina's Outer Banks are heading for the mainland to get out of the way of Hurricane Earl. But some residents are staying behind to face the most powerful storm to threaten the coast in years. Locals familiar with hurricanes say they are prepared to spend days stranded from the mainland.
MIAMI (AP) - A tropical storm warning has been issued for New York's Long Island coast and a hurricane watch has been issued for areas of Massachusetts. Forecasters say Earl has maximum sustained winds near 145 mph and is located about 410 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C. It's moving north-northwest near 18 mph.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The gunman who burst into Discovery Channel headquarters in Maryland reportedly talked on the phone with a network news producer as he was holding three people hostage. NBC says a man identifying himself as James J. Lee got on the phone and said he had a gun and several bombs. Lee had criticized Discovery's programming on his website. Police shot and killed the gunman and rescued the hostages.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - Thousands of Shiite Muslims are gathering in Lahore, Pakistan to mourn the 35 people killed in a triple bombing. Wednesday's blasts were the first major attacks since flood waters started tearing through the country about a month ago. Two of the blasts were apparently suicide bombs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Israeli and Palestinian leaders meet face to face in Washington today for the beginning of peace discussions. President Barack Obama, who met separately with the leaders yesterday, says he's "cautiously hopeful" about the talks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Dallas-area congresswoman who broke rules when awarding scholarships says she has repaid about $31,000 to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson has said she unknowingly broke rules when she awarded money to her relatives and an aide's children.
WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) - Authorities in northeast Texas say nearly 20,000 marijuana plants seized from four fields have a street value of nearly $10 million. The plants were found near the border between Ellis and Navarro counties. No arrests were made.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Texas regulators have concluded that a company did not adequately mark the path of a buried natural gas pipeline that exploded June 7 in Johnson County. The blast happened after the line was hit by a drill. It killed one worker.