Nightly Brief

Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including droves of Houston residents turning out at a downtown convention center Tuesday, with truck and car loads of supplies for the more than 9,000 Tropical Storm Harvey evacuees inside; a California judge upheld a longstanding ban on public financing of local campaigns, invalidating reforms signed last September by Gov. Jerry Brown; a developmental abnormality that contributed to the extinction of woolly rhinos could serve as an indicator of at-risk populations among modern rhinoceros species, several of which are already considered endangered or threatened, and more.

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People rest at the George R. Brown Convention Center that has been set up as a shelter for evacuees escaping the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

1.) In National news droves of Houston residents turned out at a downtown convention center Tuesday, with truck and car loads of supplies for the more than 9,000 Tropical Storm Harvey evacuees inside.

People walk by a TV news program reporting North Korea’s missile launch, in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

2.) President Donald Trump on Tuesday said “all options are on the table” the day after North Korea’s latest show of force sent a missile flying over northern Japan.

3.) Invoking Dr. Seuss, a federal judge on Monday quoted from the 1960 classic “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” to uphold a regulatory regime intended to cut down on seafood fraud and protect U.S. fishers from unfair competition.

In this June 13, 2012 photo then-FBI Director Robert Mueller listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

4.) Like a poison pill in the corporate world, a Florida Republican introduced a legislative amendment to sink Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

Sacramento County Courthouse.

5.) In Regional news a California judge upheld a longstanding ban on public financing of local campaigns, invalidating reforms signed last September by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York. (Craig Ruttle, Associated Press.)

6.) Tossing defamation claims by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin against The New York Times, a federal judge opened his ruling Tuesday with a stirring ode to U.S. press freedom.

7.) The Ninth Circuit backed federal regulators Monday as to their conclusion that the Sonoran Desert bald eagle is not eligible for Endangered Species Act protection.

8.) From the world of Science comes word that a developmental abnormality that contributed to the extinction of woolly rhinos could serve as an indicator of at-risk populations among modern rhinoceros species, several of which are already considered endangered or threatened.

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