1. Report: 21 states don't meet emergency preparedness standards for kids
Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia do not meet emergency planning standards for schools and child care providers, according to a new report from Save the Children. However, for the first time this year, more than half of states — 29 — reach the non-governmental disaster relief organization's standards in its laws and regulations. In an accompanying poll, Save the Children found that 69% of parents mistakenly think their protections are in place.
2. Human trial for Ebola vaccine to begin this week
The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine will start this week, according to U.S. health officials. The vaccine trial will involve 20 healthy volunteers at the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., with results expected by the end of the year, said Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Although NIH has been developing the vaccine for more than a decade, the public health emergency in West Africa has pushed both the NIH and the Food and Drug Administration to take "extraordinary measures" to launch the study as quickly as possible, said NIH director Francis Collins.
3. Captains prepare to announce Ryder Cup wild cards
U.S. captain Tom Watson and European captain Paul McGinley will select their three wild card players for the Ryder Cup team on Tuesday. Auditions for the Sept. 26-28 biennial scrap between the U.S. and Europe came to an end last week outside of Boston and in Italy, where players had one last chance to impress Watson and McGinley. Europe looks to have a stacked roster with Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose all in the top five of the World Golf Rankings, while the United States will be without Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.
4. Detroit's bankruptcy battle begins
Detroit's historic Chapter 9 bankruptcy will culminate in a high-stakes court battle starting Tuesday to determine the fate of the city's sweeping plan that would pay pensioners more than financial creditors, preserve the Detroit Institute of Arts and slash more than $7 billion in debt. With so much at stake, the city is facing extraordinary pressure to prove that the grand bargain to resolve the bankruptcy and reinvest $1.4 billion over 10 years in services is fair. The power to approve Detroit's plan rests with Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes, who will examine hundreds of exhibits and hear testimony from potentially more than 80 witnesses during, a trial that could stretch through Oct. 17.
5. First Amway Coaches Poll of the regular season is released today
Week one of the college football season is in the books, and there should be some major shuffling when the first Amway Coaches Poll of the regular season is released Tuesday afternoon. Florida State and Alabama, the two top teams in the preseason rankings, and UCLA struggled in their victories, while No. 9 South Carolina fell at home to Texas A&M. That could send the Aggies surging up along with Georgia and LSU, which each had wins against ranked opponents.
Bonus: A new poll suggests that support for Scotland's independence movement has gained substantial ground with less than three weeks to go before a historic referendum that will determine the future composition of the United Kingdom.
And, the essentials:
Weather: On Tuesday there will be scattered thunderstorms all around the U.S.
Stocks:Stock futures were trading in a narrow range.
TV Tonight: Wondering what to watch tonight? TV critic Robert Bianco looks at Story of Frozen, NCIS, and Rizzoli & Isles
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