(WAFF) - Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul.
The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day, is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside. Not this year. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded sharp barbs and brutal takedowns Thursday, the night after their final debate, with many in the well-heeled crowd turning on the Republican nominee midway through his remarks and showering him with jeers.
A U.S. military member assisting Iraqi forces in their push to retake Mosul was killed by a roadside bomb Thursday, marking the first American combat casualty in the campaign to oust the Islamic State group from its last major stronghold in northern Iraq. U.S. officials said the American was fatally wounded near the town of Bashiqa, north of Mosul.
We're starting this morning with breezy north winds and mostly cloudy skies. The clouds should diminish through the day, but a north breeze at 10-20 mph will continue. Temperatures are in the low/mid-50s this morning. We should warm into the upper 60s for highs this afternoon as skies clear. The wind will let up this evening, and temperatures will fall quickly. We're certainly looking at jacket weather tonight with temps in the low 60s as our HS football game kick off.
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