Hurricane Matthew is heading toward Florida's Atlantic coast where millions of residents are preparing for its arrival. The Category 4 storm with winds up to 140 miles per hour has already caused damage in Haiti, eastern Cuba and the Bahamas.
In Charlotte, N.C., there are renewed calls to release video that shows Tuesday's fatal shooting of a black man by police. The family of Keith Lamont Scott saw it for the first time and asked for it be shown publicly.
In Miami, officials touted the good news that the first area in the continental U.S. with local transmission of Zika, the Wynwood neighborhood, has had no cases for 45 days. The news comes as a second area with local Zika transmission on Miami Beach was expanded after new cases were found.
Miami is starting to use a new technology for reducing mosquito populations that was recently approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for emergency use in areas where there is Zika. It's a type of trap that attracts females and contaminates them with a larvicide they then spread to other breeding sites.
Some residents and officials in Miami Beach are angry at Miami-Dade County's decision to spray a pesticide, Naled, over an area in which mosquitoes have spread Zika. A city commissioner is proposing legal action to block it.
It's been a month since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned pregnant women to stay away from a Miami neighborhood because of the threat of Zika. Health officials say aggressive mosquito control efforts are paying off. But business is down, and many are wondering when the travel advisory can be loosened or lifted.
As school begins in the Miami area, students, teachers and parents are worried about Zika. There are several schools in the two neighborhoods where mosquitoes have been carrying the Zika virus. The school district is taking steps to protect students from the virus.
Health officials in Florida are investigating an area in Miami Beach where there are two new cases of locally acquired Zika virus. In all, federal and state officials are investigating nine areas in Florida where local Zika transmission may be taking place.
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