1. This is Colin Wilson of the Nashville Predators. Usually Colin plays forward, but for 113 days he was a victim of the NHL Lockout.
But there’s good news for Colin! In the wee hours of the morning this weekend, the NHL and NHL Players Association reached a tentative agreement after marathon negotiations, paving the way for a shortened 48 or 50-game season to begin by mid-January. There’s still a slew of legal hurdles to jump over, but team owners and players will vote on the agreement Wednesday. This is great news not just for fans, but for the players themselves, many of whom have been going stir crazy.
- Fox News has announced the 10 Republican candidates who will participate in the first debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Thursday.
- The World Health Organization says new cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Guinea hit the lowest point in more than a year last week.
- Super Typhoon Soudelor, the strongest storm of 2015 so far, is threatening parts of Asia after hitting the Pacific island Saipan.