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Morning Brief: August 31

Morning Brief: August 31 [Photo Credit: Laura Bittner, Flickr]

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Fall is just around the corner, but it seems someone forgot to tell the east coast. A blast of summer-like heat and humidity is hitting the northeast in the coming days, and the week ahead is being billed as one of the hottest of the season. So grab a cold drink or two and rest assured—summer’s not going anywhere just yet.

NEED TO KNOW

EU Ministers Call Emergency Meeting To Discuss Migrant Crisis [NPR]

Parties Try to Chart a Course to Senate Control as Races Shape Up [New York Times]

Obama Renames Mt. McKinley 'Denali' Ahead of Alaska Trip [ABC]

Mayor de Blasio Authorizes Emergency Measure to Aid Homeless [New York Times]

GE’s Tax Shelter Diminishes in Connecticut [CtPost]

WEATHER
Mostly cloudy and 93 degrees [Full Forecast]

SPORTS

Yesterday
The Mets beat the Red Sox 5 to 4.
The Yankees beat the Braves 20 to 6.

Tonight
The Yankees face the Red Sox at 7:00
The Mets take on the Phillies at 7:10

ON STAGE TONIGHT

The Aaron Neville Duo @ City Winery

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today in 1920, the first radio news program is broadcast by 8MK in Detroit, Michigan.