Six things to know – 9/7/16

Here are six things to know for today.

Emergency crews in Japan say they’re on standby after an earthquake hit this morning. The epicenter was near Tokyo and was a 4.9 magnitude quake.

One of the leaders behind the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri was found shot and killed inside a burned car in St. Louis. Police don’t know who killed Darren Seals or why.

Newton is now a tropical storm and making its way across Mexico’s mainland. It is now moving to the U.S. border bringing dangerous rains to Arizona and New Mexico. This is the second landfall for Newton. It first made landfall in Los Cabos on Tuesday.

Congress returns to Capitol Hill this morning. House Republicans are meeting privately to hash out a temporary spending package to avoid a federal shutdown. Lawmakers say there is no chance of completing 12 spending bills by a September 30 deadline.

If you know someone who goes to school or works at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, make sure they know the campus will be on lock down form 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Local emergency responders are holding a mock crisis drill including a mock scenario and simulated response from police and other agencies.

NBC will begin live coverage of the Commander-In-Chief forum tonight. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take to the stage separately. They will talk about several topics including national security.

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