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Coastal Sunrise: Top 3 on 3

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Here's a quick look at your Top 3 on 3 stories you'll need to know before heading out this morning.

There is a renewed warning out this morning from the state department concerning global terrorism. It comes on the tails of an Al Qaeda linked attack at a popular shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. U.S. officials say the attack has raised concern about more possible threats here at home.  The Kenyan government has confirmed 72 total deaths, including five of the attackers, during Saturday's mall attack. The red cross says 71 people remain missing. They say bodies are still trapped in the rubble of the partially collapsed mall.

Also, in Washington, the U.S. Senate will hold a hearing this morning on ways to reform the Postal Service. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will be just one of the witnesses testifying today before a senate committee hearing. The U.S. Postal Service has been losing billions of dollars each year. The hearing will look for 'outside the box' ideas to improve its precarious financial condition. On Wednesday the Postal Service said it has proposed a three-cent increase in the price of a first-class stamp, up to 49-cents.

Plus, new unemployment rates are out this morning for coastal Georgia and Savannah, and its good news; both are down. The Georgia Department of Labor says in August the rate in the coastal Georgia region decreased to 8.5% , that's down .08 of a percentage point from 9.3%percent in July. In Savannah, the department of labor says they also saw the rate drop .08 of a percentage point, from 8.6% in July, now down to 7.8% for August.  The department credits a reduction in the number of layoffs for the decline.

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