Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Samsung Permanently Powers Down Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones.

-- A Friend For Pluto: Astronomers Find New Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System.

-- No Teachers Strike; Classes As Usual For Chicago Public Schools Students.

And here are more early headlines:

Federal Disaster In North Carolina, Hundreds Trapped By Flooding. ( WFMY)

Tropical Storm Nicole Expected To Become Atlantic Hurricane Away From Land. ( NHC)

Colombia To Open Peace Talks With 2nd Largest Rebel Group. ( BBC)

South Korea Complains After Chinese Sink Coast Guard Boat. ( Yonhap)

Gabon Doctor Detained After Logging Election-Related Violence. ( Reuters)

Aspen Hill Recalls Dough In Blue Bell Creameries Products For Listeria. ( Chicago Tribune)

Cleveland Indians Advance To American League Championship Series. ( Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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