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The Great Smoky Mountains might get some relief today as rain is expected to suppress the dangerous wildfires going on right now. The fire has already destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses in Gatlinburg alone, prompting 14,000 people to evacuate from the town and 2,000 to seek refuge in emergency shelters.
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate two businessmen to Cabinet-level positions and make the announcements as early as today. Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, is Donald’s pick for U.S. Treasury secretary, also billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is being chosen as Commerce secretary. Ross made a career out of buying ailing companies in sometimes troubled sectors on the cheap, restructuring them and then selling them for billions of dollars. Both nominees are considered risk-takers in the business world.
At least three lives have been lost and four are injured after tornadoes tore across Alabama. Fifteen to twenty structures were destroyed including a church and a strip mall.
The Washington Huskies have moved up in the national rankings to number 4. The top 4 teams go to the playoffs. But they are saying don’t celebrate yet, there’s still a tough game against Colorado, and if Penn State beats Wisconsin it could jumble the rankings.