5 Things to Know for Today

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo, a firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera Coun...
Daily wage laborers wait to get hired for the day in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. India's total of coronavirus infections passed 5 millio...
An employee walks in to Midwest Paper Group mill for a morning shift in Little Chute, Wis., part of the greater Appleton area, Aug. 18, 2020. At the m...
FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. A U.S. H...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo, a firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera Coun...

Daily wage laborers wait to get hired for the day in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. India's total of coronavirus infections passed 5 millio...

An employee walks in to Midwest Paper Group mill for a morning shift in Little Chute, Wis., part of the greater Appleton area, Aug. 18, 2020. At the m...

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. A U.S. H...

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. SALLY COULD LEAD TO RECORD FLOODING The hurricane makes landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm with torrential rain and damaging storm surge.

2. WHY WILDFIRES HAVE BEEN A TOUGH FIGHT Heat, drought and a strategic decision to attack the flames early combined with the coronavirus have put a historically heavy burden on West Coast firefighters.

3. INDIA CROSSES 5 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CASES The still soaring figure is testing the country’s feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished towns and villages.

4. ‘THE PERCEIVED REALITY IS WHAT’S IMPORTANT’ In Appleton, Wisconsin, the health of the economy is viewed through partisan lenses — filtered through facts voters want to see and hear, and those they don’t.

5. REPORT BLASTS BOEING, FAA FOR CRASHES A House panel blames two deadly 737 Max jet crashes on the “horrific culmination” of failed government oversight, design flaws and a lack of action at Boeing despite knowing about problems.