Donald Trump still leads the Republican pack in the first two states in the presidential nominating contest, but Ben Carson is on Trump’s heels in Iowa, and Carly Fiorina is close behind in New Hampshire. New NBC News Wall Street Journal Marist Polls out Sunday, show Trump up in Iowa, with 24% support to Carson’s 19%. In New Hampshire, Trump remains in first place with 21% support to Fiorina’s 16%. As for the Democratic race, it’s largely unchanged in Iowa and New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton has maintained her edge in Iowa, and in New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders has kept his advantage.
After months in detention in North Korea, a New York University student is reportedly about to be released. The South Korean unification ministry says Won-Moon Joo is expected to be handed over to South Korea at the border Monday. Joo was detained in April. The South Korean student said he had been arrested by soldiers after crossing into North Korea from China to make a statement and thought it could have a “good effect in the relations” between the two Koreas. Joo is a permanent resident of the United States. He had been living in New Jersey and studying at NYU.
Philadelphia area colleges are warning students to be extra cautious today after a threat was sent out. FBI officials put out a warning on Sunday. According to TV station WPVI and statements from schools like Drexel and Temple University, the threat was posted on social media following last week’s deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon. Authorities say they put out the warning out of an abundance of caution. Schools are encouraging students to report any suspicious activity.
The father of one of the victims in the Oregon community college shooting leading a church service Sunday. Pastor Randy Scroggins’ daughter Lacey is one of the nine people wounded in Thursday’s massacre. He said Lacey is still alive thanks to another victim, Treven Anspach, who gave his life to save her. Police say the shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer, killed himself during a shootout with officers. Nine people were killed in his shooting spree.
Thousands of people in South Carolina woke up Sunday morning to historic rainfall. Emergency workers took to boats to rescue stranded motorists, and people trapped in their homes, as flood waters surged. Five people in the Carolinas are dead from weather-related incidents.