His name is Earl

August 31, 2010 1:27:14 PM PDT
His name is Earl and is causing quite a stir in the Caribbean and points north and west.

The category four hurricane now tracking towards the U.S. The big questions involve where it hits, and with what force, and what it means for the tri-state area - especially New York City and area beaches.

The uncertainty is rather dramatic. And added to the drama is the end-of-summer sense that accompanies the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Meteorologist Lee Goldberg is busy tracking Earl, and he'll have the latest forecast, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we're covering Pres. Obama's nationally televised speech in prime time, outlining his plans - as promised - to end the U.S. military occupation of Iraq. The President earlier today called former Pres. Bush to brief him on the speech - a protocol courtesy to the man who pushed hard for the invasion of Iraq in March, 2003.

Meanwhile, peace talks are finally set to resume in the Middle East, the latest chapter in a sad saga of attempts at peace. But already there's a campaign to muck things up - as if there aren't enough roadblocks inherently in place.

Hamas tonight claiming credit for the killing of four Israelis - members of one family - who lived in a settlement in the West Bank, near the city of Hebron.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER

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