By Mary Dixon

Sir James Fraser Stoddart of Northwestern University will share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work to build teeny, tiny molecular machines. The Nobel Committee is also honoring France’s Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Bernard Feringa of the Netherlands for their advancement of the nano-machines, which may be used to develop new materials and energy storage systems … Chicago Public Schools plan to stay open and provide meals for kids if there’s a teachers strike next week … Chicago aldermen are expected to vote up Mayor Emanuel’s plan for a citizen’s oversight panel for police … Hurricane Matthew is bearing down on the Bahamas … as South Carolina orders a million people to evacuate the coast … Vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine argued about Russia, the Middle East, tax returns and each others’ running mates in last night’s VP debate … Reuters reports Yahoo searched users’ e-mails for the NSA and FBI … The Blue Jays beat the Orioles for the American League Wild Card, while the Cubs wait for tonight’s winner of the Mets-Giants game … Partly sunny today, with a slight chance of rain and highs in the upper-70s.


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