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Top Trenders: Outrage Over Police Shooting

Violence breaks out over the police shooting of a teenager, an update on the Ebola patients in the U.S., and Hawaii is cleaning up from the storm. These are your Top Trenders for Monday, August 11, 2014.
#5: Supermoon
There was a show in the sky this weekend as another Supermoon rose over Earth. Stargazers who missed the July 12 Supermoon had another chance to see the phenomenon Sunday night. The supermoon occurs at the point in the moon's orbit when it is closest to Earth. If you've missed these magical moons, don't worry. The full moon on September 9 will also be a Supermoon.


#4: Iselle Leaves Behind Mess
Hawaiian crews and neighbors spent the past day cleaning up the mess left behind by Hurricane Iselle. Downed trees are everywhere and many of those trees came down on power lines, leaving much of the area without electricity. More than 22,000 homes were in the dark and hundreds of people hunkered down in storm shelters.  More than a foot of rain and wind gusts up to 66 miles per hour pummeled the big island.


#3: Update on Ebola Patients
Dr. Kent Brantly, the first patient to be treated for Ebola in the U.S., says he is growing stronger every day. Brantly released a statement on Friday thanking well-wishers for their prayers.  He says he's receiving the very best care possible.  Dr. Brantly's colleague, volunteer Nancy Writebol, is also receiving treatment for Ebola in Atlanta. Her husband says she is showing slight improvement.


#2: Violence Over Police Shooting
Outrage over the police shooting of a teenager escalated into violence just outside of Saint Louis.
Police were called out as crowds hurled bottles at officers, kicked police cars, and several stores were looted.  The violence broke out following a Sunday night vigil for 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Witnesses say the teen was unarmed and had his hands in the air Saturday when a  police officer shot him several times, killing him.


#1: Racetrack Tragedy
The racing world is mourning the loss of one of its own after a tragic incident claimed the life of a promising young racecar driver.  Nascar champ Tony Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a race at a New York state dirt track.  Stewart apparently bumped Ward's car, spinning ward into a fence.  The 20-year-old then walked onto the dimly-lit track, and appeared to be trying to confront Stewart when he was hit.   Investigators say there's no evidence of criminal intent, but have not ruled out criminal charges.







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