7 things to know now: Hurricane Matthew; 2 children murdered; general visited 'strip clubs'
A man stands next to a home flatten by Hurricane Matthew, in Grand Goave, Haiti, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach cutoff towns and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the storm began battering the Bahamas on Wednesday and triggered large-scale evacuations along the U.S. East Coast. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.
What to know now:
1. Hurricane Matthew: People in Florida are evacuating as Hurricane Matthew heads north out of the Caribbean and toward a likely landfall along the state's east coast. The storm, which is responsible for at least 16 deaths, remained a Category 3 hurricane, but forecasters say Matthew could gain strength and be at Category 4 status by the time it hits the Florida coast.
2. Stealing classified docs: A contractor with the National Security Agency was arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing classified intelligence documents and digital files. U.S. officials said they are trying to determine if Harold Thomas Martin, 51, stole software and computer codes the NSA uses to spy on the computer systems of other countries.
3. New U.N. Secretary General: Antonio Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal, will be the new U.N. secretary-general if all goes as planned and he is ratified by the body's Security Council on Thursday. Guterres served as the U.N.'s high commissioner for refugees until December.
4. Murder-suicide: Police in Oregon report that a man and two children were found dead in an apartment in Beaverton, in a suspected murder-suicide. The children, ages 6 and 8, along with a male adult, died after being shot. A female relative called police after finding the bodies.
5. Pentagon report: Defense Secretary Ash Carter's ex-military aide used his government credit card at strip clubs, had "improper interactions" with women and drank too much, according to a Pentagon report. The Associated Press reports that Maj. Gen. Ron Lewis improperly used his credit card at strip clubs and "gentlemen's clubs" around the world, and lied to a bank to get charges removed. Lewis answered the claims in the report, saying it failed to "find the truth."
And one more
When does the human lifespan max out? Researchers say if you plan to live to 120, you're likely to run into a few challenges. A new study suggests that while we are living longer, it's going to be difficult to get much past the current lifespan. What will it take for us to routinely see 125? A major breakthrough for all age-related issues, the study says.
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