Three Die in Torrential Rains: Yesterday’s unrelenting rain storm killed two people in Fairfax County and one in Anne Arundel. Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Joan Morris told the Washington Post, “I can’t recall flooding like this. This is unprecedented.” Today, many Washington-area schools and government offices are announcing closures and delays—click here for the latest closings.
Possible Bomb Threat in DC: US officials are investigating a credible, yet unconfirmed threat of a bomb attack in Washington or New York City on September 11. In a statement, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security called the threat “specific, credible, but unconfirmed,” according to the New York Times. “We continue to ask the American people to remain vigilant as we head into the weekend.”
Shaw Giant Offers Shuttle Bus: The O Street Giant closed its doors yesterday, leaving a hole in the neighborhood’s grocery shopping routine. But don’t worry, the supermarket will be offering a free shuttle bus between the Gibson Plaza apartment complex and the Tivoli Giant in Columbia Heights, according to the DCist. Plus, a larger-than-life Giant will be taking its place in 2013—the Washington City Paper has the details.
Stocks Tumble After Obama Speech: President Obama outlined a $447 billion plan to create more jobs—and then the MSCI All-Country World Index fell 1.1 percent, while Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dipped 1 percent. “The economic situation is getting worse,” Markus Steinbeis, head of equity portfolio management at a German-based company, told Bloomberg. “It depends more than ever on what policy makers will do.”