Here's the latest for Thursday September 17th: More flooding possible for Gulf Coast after hurricane; Trump contradicts CDC chief on vaccine; India passes 5.1 million coronavirus cases; California Observatory saved from wildfire.
- This is AP News Minute. More dangerous flooding could be headed to coastal Alabama and western Florida after Hurricane Sally passed through. The storm was downgraded to a tropical depression. But its torrential rains are threatening to swell rivers and waterways.
President Trump predicts that a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine will be ready by next month. This directly contradicts the CDC director, who says it will take much longer. Trump called him, "confused."
India now has counted over 5.1 million coronavirus cases. Only the US has had more. Prime Minister Modi's government faces scathing criticism in parliament for its handling of the pandemic.
And Los Angeles area firefighters were able to save the historic Mount Wilson Observatory after a fire was just 500 feet away. Smoke from the many west coast wildfires has stretched across the United States and even reached Europe.
Mike [INAUDIBLE] the Associated Press AP News Minute.